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Old 09-11-2018, 05:39 PM   #1
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Turning off a bike at a stop light?

Twice this month I've come across a cop on his bike at a red light at Cypress Creek and Powerline heading west and he has his bike off - turning it on just before the green.

On one hand I can understand the desire to escape the endless noise, vibration and general rattling and rumbling encountered when riding those big pieces of junk.

On the other hand, why? That can't be good for a bike and is it worth the hassle? Seems odd to me.
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Re: Turning off a bike at a stop light?

Probably just trying to escape the endless noise, vibration and general rattling and rumbling encountered when riding those big pieces of junk.
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Re: Turning off a bike at a stop light?

Yeah, that has to be it... those particular bikes are ok with extended idling... they even have a "parade" mode, for extended low-speed riding.

Heaven forbid they should R&D lighter weight, smoother, reliable power, and reasonable handling & braking.
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Re: Turning off a bike at a stop light?

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Heaven forbid they should R&D lighter weight, smoother, reliable power, and reasonable handling & braking.
A V-Strom! My thoughts exactly
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Re: Turning off a bike at a stop light?

I do this sometimes as some of the lights around here take forever to change back to green. Add that on top of the long lines leading up to the intersections. I probably idle for 3-4 minutes per stop light. I probably average 30 minutes of idling a day and at 5 days a week this ads up to a lot of wasted fuel = wasted money that I could be spending on goodies for the bike
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