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Grof
06-08-2011, 6:27 PM
Hi Guys,
I am trying to find out what police does with their old HD motorcycle is there any auction on this bikes. I would like to buy one so if you have any idea where they go or what they do with bikes let me know. thanks
ride safe

Tacit Blue
06-08-2011, 6:30 PM
Heres is one of the biggest dealers of surplus Police Vehicles/motorcycles in the LA area. They got Kawi's,BMW's, and Harley's.

http://hollywoodmotorscorp.com/index2.html


Most agencies now days use BMW's and some still use the Harley's.

1-M-42
06-08-2011, 7:30 PM
Check with Modesto Harley Davidson, they usually have a few police turn ins, I picked up a 2009 Road King, Manteca PD turn in, a few months ago. 10k miles, ABS brakes, heated grips, $11,100, They had a 2006 and two other 2009s there as well, all with pretty low miles. Any ex-Manteca PD bike will be good, they take extra good care of them, I know, I set the unit up back in 1988.

Andy Taylor
06-09-2011, 7:52 AM
Eagle's Nest HD in Lathrop has them from time to time. They can turn up on craigslist as well. Go to the motorcycle section and search for "police" I see them there frequently. I am looking for the BMWs though. :)

Notorious
06-09-2011, 8:34 AM
Laidlaw's Harley down here in Baldwin Park has a few police trade-ins they get from time to time. I was seriously debating getting one of their trade-in Ultra Glides, but the all white paint scheme is pretty sharp. You just have to be cognizant that it's going to be 1 seat only and the rear is taken up by a lockbox trunk. You won't get any of the emergency equipment either, it's all stripped out unless you specify that you want one with the lighting and sirens still on it. Beware that it is illegal for you to have though if you are not operating it as an emergency vehicle.

Burbank Kawi sells some of their used stuff with all the equipment on it too.

Notorious
06-09-2011, 8:35 AM
There's a huge difference in what is listed on Craigslist as most of those used bikes are converted to funeral escort duty with flashing ambers.

1-M-42
06-09-2011, 3:41 PM
When I picked up my Road King, Modesto Harley had removed the siren, red/blues and the "police" insert on the side of the saddle bags. They filled the empty emergency light housings up with clear lights that were still activated by the code-3 switch, they just didn't flash of course. For $13 bucks you can get a decent, stainless steel or alum. insert for the empty spot on the bags and for around $50 you can get some pretty nice push button, flush mounted, releases to replace the big black "hockey puch" locks that come with it. I popped off the solo seat, removed the radio rack and installed a half seat since I wont' have any passengers. Manteca's bikes are all black now so it looks more like a civilian version.

TurboChrisB
06-09-2011, 4:27 PM
Lots of sellers on ebay as well...even get em with VERY low mileage sometimes.

Grof
06-14-2011, 8:27 PM
thanks guys, will check with this guys hope will find something soon.

oaklander
06-14-2011, 8:30 PM
+1 For Modesto!

Saw this a couple of weeks ago:

http://bit.ly/lfwwRu

http://bit.ly/izxN5c

The Thunderheader is VERY loud - but only on WFO. Idles fairly quietly - at least in comparison to those crazy shorty pipes that folks seem to like these days!!!

Check with Modesto Harley Davidson, they usually have a few police turn ins, I picked up a 2009 Road King, Manteca PD turn in, a few months ago. 10k miles, ABS brakes, heated grips, $11,100, They had a 2006 and two other 2009s there as well, all with pretty low miles. Any ex-Manteca PD bike will be good, they take extra good care of them, I know, I set the unit up back in 1988.

Bigtwin
06-17-2011, 7:28 PM
The thunder header is far from quiet at anthing other than idle, almost as bad as strait pipes. Last few rides I have been on I let those that have the thunder header(remember it is named so for a reason) either ride way ahead or get behind!

Also, if it matters, I am no old cranky man, I have ran strait pipes in the past, I just realize their is no reason for being grossly loud!

Oh and to the OP: you can find good deals on poilice trade-ins, The bikes are a quite a bet better than the cars!lol
I have a Reno pd electraglide, I have owned for 4 years and have put over 60k miles on without any problems!

Digital_Boy
06-17-2011, 11:40 PM
any idea what ex-duty BMWs or Yamaha 1200s go for?

Sin
06-18-2011, 12:01 AM
The Vallejo... "HD" used to sell them.. But I stopped by their the other week and they were closed! Not sure what happen to them :confused:

jigenax
06-18-2011, 7:55 AM
While I'm a Harley rider, I have seen Long Beach BMW with a few CHP trade ins now and then. A friend bought one of the 1100s and loves it. He said the CHP model has more height options than the civilian version.

Grumpyoldretiredcop
06-18-2011, 12:38 PM
The Vallejo... "HD" used to sell them.. But I stopped by their the other week and they were closed! Not sure what happen to them :confused:

They are closed permanently "due to the downturn in the economy". I wouldn't spend my money there since their service department turned my bike back over to me a couple of years ago with the turn signals inoperative, tried to say that they were that way when I brought the bike in (BS) and wanted me to come back another day to have it made right. Good riddance.

Back on point for the OP, make sure you check a police bike carefully before you buy. Some departments treat them well, some don't.

Notorious
06-18-2011, 3:17 PM
any idea what ex-duty BMWs or Yamaha 1200s go for?

I've seen some used BMW R1100RTP's go in the mid-5 to mid-6 range. The R1150RTP and R1200RTP's go for more, obviously but the R1100RTP is good enough for me.

Haven't seen any Yamaha police bikes for sale but I know the Honda ST police bikes go for pretty cheap as they are not as in demand as the BMW or the Harley police bikes.

Used Kawasaki KZ1000P can be had from anywhere starting at $1,500 to $10,000 but I would not pay more than $2,000 for one of those air cooled classics.

While I'm a Harley rider, I have seen Long Beach BMW with a few CHP trade ins now and then. A friend bought one of the 1100s and loves it. He said the CHP model has more height options than the civilian version.

Like the Crown Victoria police package (P71) or Caprice police package (9C1), the BMW has the "P" on the end of the R1100RT (to make it the R1100RTP) model to denote police service package which includes the same assortment of heavy duty odds and ends like uprated battery, alternator, suspension, and accessory connection outlets to accommodate police use.

WTSGDYBBR
06-18-2011, 3:37 PM
I get so pissed off when I look in my rear view and some police bike is on my tail then he passes me and its a wannabee cop. Some people have noting to do better then mess with people.

Notorious
06-18-2011, 3:51 PM
Sorry, I will try to pass you sooner next time I am behind you on my bike.

Bigtwin
06-19-2011, 12:41 AM
Sorry, I will try to pass you sooner next time I am behind you on my bike.

And I may pass you slower, just to mess with you! Enjoy your driving!

Andy Taylor
06-19-2011, 7:36 AM
While I'm a Harley rider, I have seen Long Beach BMW with a few CHP trade ins now and then. A friend bought one of the 1100s and loves it. He said the CHP model has more height options than the civilian version.


Incorrect. While the Police model does have some upgrades, both Police and Civilian models of the R1100RT have 3 height settings on the seat.

Andy Taylor
06-19-2011, 7:41 AM
I get so pissed off when I look in my rear view and some police bike is on my tail then he passes me and its a wannabee cop. Some people have noting to do better then mess with people.


Don't be mad at the guy on the bike, because you can't tell the difference. By the way, when in the fast lane, you are supposed to pull to the right for ALL traffic that is moving faster, not just police.

Notorious
06-19-2011, 10:48 AM
Don't be mad at the guy on the bike, because you can't tell the difference. By the way, when in the fast lane, you are supposed to pull to the right for ALL traffic that is moving faster, not just police.

A concept that is all but lost on most American drivers...:chris:

Andy Taylor
06-20-2011, 11:38 AM
A concept that is all but lost on most American drivers...:chris:

Sad but true.

me109g4
06-22-2011, 9:41 AM
In Germany they have the right idea,, if you get caught being a left lane bandit you get a pretty hefty fine,,also, any rude gestures to passing motorists will cost you big time too. If you cant drive in a proffesional and courteous manner in Krautland be prepared to pay the piper.

Notorious
06-22-2011, 6:26 PM
No politician would try a law like that and lose votes from the left lane hogs.

oaklander
06-25-2011, 4:07 AM
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Notorious
06-25-2011, 10:12 AM
Nice pack of American Naturals!

oaklander
06-25-2011, 11:59 AM
Nice pack of American Naturals!

Thanks! Yes, need to quit - those dang things are getting EXPENSIVE!


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Notorious
06-25-2011, 2:07 PM
They always send me some coupons and stuff. Just sign up on their website.

oaklander
06-25-2011, 4:59 PM
They always send me some coupons and stuff. Just sign up on their website.

Cool! Will do!


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