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Jimmyboy
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PostSubject: Cop bike coming through !!! 2001 Suzuki VL800 Volusia   Sat Oct 26, 2013 3:16 pm

Rear seat, saddle bags and sissy bar off for the U.S cop bike look.





Still in progress as the switch gear, flasher unit, air raid siren and tank badges to purchase and fit over the winter......watch this space.

Jim.
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PostSubject: Re: Cop bike coming through !!! 2001 Suzuki VL800 Volusia   Sat Oct 26, 2013 3:31 pm

Your bike looks flippin great, very unusual look compared to others already        
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Jimmyboy
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PostSubject: Re: Cop bike coming through !!! 2001 Suzuki VL800 Volusia   Sat Oct 26, 2013 3:40 pm

Got to say I am totally loving this bike and Ive had a few over the years, just love the way people look at me as I go by and turn and stare as the hear me coming through town !!!

Jim.
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PostSubject: Re: Cop bike coming through !!! 2001 Suzuki VL800 Volusia   Sat Oct 26, 2013 3:44 pm

You are doing a good job there Jim.
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PostSubject: Re: Cop bike coming through !!! 2001 Suzuki VL800 Volusia   Sat Oct 26, 2013 4:05 pm

That's one nice looking bike Jim  Love the colour scheme.
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PostSubject: Re: Cop bike coming through !!! 2001 Suzuki VL800 Volusia   Sat Oct 26, 2013 4:43 pm

Nice job. I like the black and white
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Mr Intruder
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PostSubject: Re: Cop bike coming through !!! 2001 Suzuki VL800 Volusia   Sat Oct 26, 2013 7:17 pm

She is looking very nice indeed, great bike & great project you have on, with turning her into an American styled police bike.
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PostSubject: Re: Cop bike coming through !!! 2001 Suzuki VL800 Volusia   Sun Oct 27, 2013 8:45 am

A good looker!!
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guinnessgrim
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PostSubject: Re: Cop bike coming through !!! 2001 Suzuki VL800 Volusia   Thu Oct 31, 2013 8:14 pm

I like the look of that, very nice.
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Bunso Steel
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PostSubject: Re: Cop bike coming through !!! 2001 Suzuki VL800 Volusia   Fri Nov 01, 2013 9:54 am

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NotesNut
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PostSubject: Re: Cop bike coming through !!! 2001 Suzuki VL800 Volusia   Fri Nov 01, 2013 12:37 pm

I love the look......but are you not afraid that every cop you pass will pull you over for having a front facing red light? I'm sure I read somewhere that it's illegal...

Sorry.....just wondered (and hopefully I am wrong)

G
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PostSubject: Re: Cop bike coming through !!! 2001 Suzuki VL800 Volusia   Fri Nov 01, 2013 1:19 pm

Graeme wrote:
I love the look......but are you not afraid that every cop you pass will pull you over for having a front facing red light? I'm sure I read somewhere that it's illegal...

Sorry.....just wondered (and hopefully I am wrong)
Just been researching the UK law regarding the red & blue lights issue & it is illegal, my findings are as such:

Blue lights - Under the Road Vehicle Lighting Regulations 1989, it states "except for emergency vehicles it is an offence to fit a blue warning beacon or special warning lamp or device resembling such whether working or not"

Other lights - It is an offence to show a red light to the front of a vehicle (including a reflector) and a white light to the rear unless reversing. Once again these offences are dealt with by means of a £30 Fixed Penalty Notice. It does not matter if the lights are mounted inside or outside the vehicle, just that the light can be seen from the outside. This would also include neon lights fitted under or on the side of a vehicle and red LED windscreen washer jets. Green lights can only be fitted on Medical Practitioners vehicles.

That's the law but a fixed penalty of £30 in my opinion is a risk worth taking & you would need to be stopped by a 1st class police arse-hole for it to be enforced or by a proper traffic cop having a bad day. Either way, plead ignorance, say sorry I thought it would be OK as it was not intended to impersonate a UK cop bike, call him Sir & you will probably still have the £30 in your pocket.

Love your bike either way & keep up the excellent modification.     


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MarcinG
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PostSubject: Re: Cop bike coming through !!! 2001 Suzuki VL800 Volusia   Fri Nov 01, 2013 1:22 pm

Being polite and respectfull goes a long way in most cases
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Mr Intruder
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PostSubject: Re: Cop bike coming through !!! 2001 Suzuki VL800 Volusia   Fri Nov 01, 2013 1:25 pm

I have got away with loads by addressing them as Sir from the start and making them feel like I fully respect them.
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Lowey
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PostSubject: Re: Cop bike coming through !!! 2001 Suzuki VL800 Volusia   Fri Nov 01, 2013 1:30 pm

Most self respecting police motorcyclist will not take kindly to a pretend police bike whether in be a uk or usa lookalike. You may need a large bank balance.
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Bunso Steel
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PostSubject: Re: Cop bike coming through !!! 2001 Suzuki VL800 Volusia   Fri Nov 01, 2013 3:12 pm

That is probably true, but that's only if you run into one!
either way Jimmy you now know the risk and its up to you to choose whether to take it or not.
I run the risk every day with exhaust stamped not for road use, but I know the chance of being caught and the consequences if I am.
Personally I think you're bike looks great and is developing that US cop bike look quite nicely now.
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captain crash
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PostSubject: Re: Cop bike coming through !!! 2001 Suzuki VL800 Volusia   Fri Nov 01, 2013 3:15 pm

Fuck em, if you get pulled over do as Marcin and Dave says, plead innocent and talk respectfully and take your chances at least til your wallet gets too light, you might find you get stung but you might find luck is on your side. The law it would seem from Dave's post isn't on your side but pleading innocent combined with talking respectfully will often work miracles with the old bill, even a slight attitude will have the apposite affect
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Jimmyboy
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PostSubject: Re: Cop bike coming through !!! 2001 Suzuki VL800 Volusia   Fri Nov 01, 2013 6:20 pm

Passed a cop van the other day and not even a look from the boys in blue !!! I know the law on this subject and if I get pulled then its got to be a real tosser of a copper to slap a fine on me tbh, to the untrained eye people are going to say hey look at that.... OLD AMERICAN POLICE BIKE !!!!!!
Have you been down the motorway lately???? there are these things called Lorries which go up and down in both directions and they are plastered in lights like a Christmas tree !!!!
In 2012 series 9 episode 14 of Wheeler Dealer featured an American P71 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor which was UK registered with the lights on etc etc.
A proper copper would see that I am not trying to impersonate a motorcycle cop but rather admire a show American Police Bike.
We shall see thanks for all the positive comments and the negative ones......even though we all bend the law at some point now and again.

So to put it in a nut shell......its happening so Fek em !!!!

Jim.


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Jimmyboy
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PostSubject: Re: Cop bike coming through !!! 2001 Suzuki VL800 Volusia   Fri Nov 01, 2013 6:33 pm

You can even buy a uk registered one !!!
http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C444880

Wheeler Dealer link

http://www.copcarsdirect.co.uk/wheeler-dealers-attaboy-tv.php

And this is obviously illegal and the owner must have a fat wallet to pay £30 quid every time he pulls off the drive !!! lol

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FORD-ANGLIA-POLICE-CAR-1967-AVAILABLE-FOR-PROMS-BIRTHDAYS-WEDDINGS-ETC-/190948186449?pt=Automobiles_UK&hash=item2c75661951#ht_155wt_1346

Did I make my point ????

Jim.
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captain crash
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PostSubject: Re: Cop bike coming through !!! 2001 Suzuki VL800 Volusia   Fri Nov 01, 2013 6:46 pm

Interesting links Jimmy and yes I am with you, Fek em. I can see them having an issue if it could be confused with a UK emergency vehicle no matter what the law actually says but I think you would be very unlikely to get a ticket from them with what you are doing with your bike as there is no confusion and your kind of giving them respect in a way
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Jimmyboy
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PostSubject: Re: Cop bike coming through !!! 2001 Suzuki VL800 Volusia   Fri Nov 01, 2013 6:52 pm

Exactly Crash !!! its not like I am one of the white BMW riders who put a high viz jacket on which says POLITE on the back, there was a guy who was doing that and the police told him to remove it as it looked like he was impersonating a police motorcyclist !!!

Mine is more of a tribute !!! than a blatant pretence !!!

PS I had better cancel my order for this as it also has blue lights !!! lol
http://fireengines4sale.co.uk/ViewItem.php?ItemID=295

Jim.
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NotesNut
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PostSubject: Re: Cop bike coming through !!! 2001 Suzuki VL800 Volusia   Fri Nov 01, 2013 7:07 pm

Jimmyboy wrote:
Passed a cop van the other day and not even a look from the boys in blue !!! I know the law on this subject and if I get pulled then its got to be a real tosser of a copper to slap a fine on me tbh, to the untrained eye people are going to say hey look at that.... OLD AMERICAN POLICE BIKE !!!!!!
Have you been down the motorway lately???? there are these things called Lorries which go up and down in both directions and they are plastered in lights like a Christmas tree !!!!
In 2012 series 9 episode 14 of Wheeler Dealer featured an American P71 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor which was UK registered with the lights on etc etc.
A proper copper would see that I am not trying to impersonate a motorcycle cop but rather admire a show American Police Bike.
We shall see thanks for all the positive comments and the negative ones......even though we all bend the law at some point now and again.

So to put it in a nut shell......its happening so Fek em !!!!

Jim.
Quite right mate! Sorry - I didn't mean to be negative....just thought I ought to point it out.

I love the bike - it was that style that got me into bikes in the first place!  

G
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Jimmyboy
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PostSubject: Re: Cop bike coming through !!! 2001 Suzuki VL800 Volusia   Fri Nov 01, 2013 7:18 pm

Cheers Graeme, I didn't take it the wrong way mate I like the info being passed about on this topic, if I get pulled I get pulled, but I will tell em that my plate is the right size and font with the correct spacing lol !!!

Jim.
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Mr Intruder
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PostSubject: Re: Cop bike coming through !!! 2001 Suzuki VL800 Volusia   Fri Nov 01, 2013 7:26 pm

Jim Every time I look at your bike I like it a bit more. I really wish that I had done the research that I did earlier when I decided to change all my LED's from blue to a white light. If I had of realised that all they could do was issue a £30 fixed penalty ticket I would never of switched them when I did. For how often they would actually see you and be able to pull you over if they were that way inclined, I would of been more than happy to of paid £30 every now and then.
Guess what will be going back on & all over the bike again but even more than before.
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Lowey
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PostSubject: Re: Cop bike coming through !!! 2001 Suzuki VL800 Volusia   Sat Nov 02, 2013 8:14 am

It appears my post on this topic may have been taken as a negative, which it wasn't  intended to be, instead it is meant as an observation or a possibility in line with other comments which have been made.
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Jimmyboy
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PostSubject: Re: Cop bike coming through !!! 2001 Suzuki VL800 Volusia   Sat Nov 02, 2013 10:02 am

Jeff don't worry about it mate, its called pro's and con's, as long as nobody falls out or takes things the wrong way then its just a healthy debate where people input the thoughts and findings.
As I said before we all flaunt the law at some point to some degree and its on that basis that we take our chances.

Jim.
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Mr Intruder
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PostSubject: Re: Cop bike coming through !!! 2001 Suzuki VL800 Volusia   Sat Nov 02, 2013 11:50 am

Hey Jeff your opinions and views are as valid as anyone's, it has always been done in a respectful way & it constructive opinion, so keep it up & don't worry if you think someone may not agree or take un-called for um-bridge. Slagging off a members bike or unnecessary negative feedback is uncalled for but you have not done that. I have posted a lot of stuff on here over the years & the responses have at times been ignored by me & sometimes it has helped me rethink what I am doing or how I have done.

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Jim I can't wait to see a video of your bike when it is all done & the lights are on and the siren is going. Just been chatting to a mate on the phone about your bike who was around the other day & I showed it to him, and he is thinking of also doing the same sort of thing as his bike is already sprayed up similar to yours.
Your already inspiring people Jim.
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Lowey
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PostSubject: Re: Cop bike coming through !!! 2001 Suzuki VL800 Volusia   Sat Nov 02, 2013 12:19 pm

Thank you for that Mr Intruder, I have never posted anything on this site with the intention of insulting or offending anybody either personally or about their motorcycle. We all have different tastes and ideas and views  how to use and modify their bikes, we can't agree all the time on everything so different views should and do seem to be taken in the way they are meant.
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Jimmyboy
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PostSubject: Re: Cop bike coming through !!! 2001 Suzuki VL800 Volusia   Sat Nov 02, 2013 2:03 pm

Dave getting all the bits together is the easy bit, making it all work is the hard bit... LINK ...I hate electrics !!! lol

I reckon it will be finished over the next month.

Jim.
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Mr Intruder
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PostSubject: Re: Cop bike coming through !!! 2001 Suzuki VL800 Volusia   Sat Nov 02, 2013 2:11 pm

Yes I have always enjoyed the ideas I have had and buying the bits needed but often turned the air blue when  it was time to start it putting the theory into reality.
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Jimmyboy
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PostSubject: Re: Cop bike coming through !!! 2001 Suzuki VL800 Volusia   Sat Nov 09, 2013 7:42 pm

Light are now on and working, follow the link http://www.suzuki800.com/t3134-start-of-the-bad-cop-bike

Jim.
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Jimmyboy
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PostSubject: Re: Cop bike coming through !!! 2001 Suzuki VL800 Volusia   Fri Nov 22, 2013 5:01 pm

New pic !!!



Jim.
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PostSubject: Re: Cop bike coming through !!! 2001 Suzuki VL800 Volusia   Fri Nov 22, 2013 5:17 pm

Nice! It's looking good Jim! I love the single seat look, the mrs won't let me do it though 
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PostSubject: Re: Cop bike coming through !!! 2001 Suzuki VL800 Volusia   Fri Nov 22, 2013 5:28 pm

She really is a beauty, nice picture of a beautiful bike 
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Jimmyboy
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PostSubject: Re: Cop bike coming through !!! 2001 Suzuki VL800 Volusia   Fri Nov 22, 2013 5:32 pm

Cheers guys, my missus don't like the fact that its a single seat but as I told her...it only takes 5mins to pop the seat back on for her !!!

Jim.
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PostSubject: Re: Cop bike coming through !!! 2001 Suzuki VL800 Volusia   Fri Nov 22, 2013 6:29 pm

Looks great Jim.
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PostSubject: Re: Cop bike coming through !!! 2001 Suzuki VL800 Volusia   Sat Nov 23, 2013 9:07 am

Very good looking motorcycle, always been impressed by the look.
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PostSubject: Re: Cop bike coming through !!! 2001 Suzuki VL800 Volusia   Mon Dec 09, 2013 4:21 pm

Took these pictures from another of Jims threads just to update this one of how it has moved on.

Would be nice if we got another full shot of the bike to keep this thread upto date Jim.    



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Jimmyboy
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PostSubject: Re: Cop bike coming through !!! 2001 Suzuki VL800 Volusia   Mon Dec 09, 2013 4:26 pm

Just recovering from a hernia op at the moment but getting better and more mobile every day so I will try and get some better pics and maybe a little vid out side in the next few days.

Jim

ps thanks for moving those pics across  
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PostSubject: Re: Cop bike coming through !!! 2001 Suzuki VL800 Volusia   Mon Dec 09, 2013 4:46 pm

Get well soon Jim. Good job on your bike so far.
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PostSubject: Re: Cop bike coming through !!! 2001 Suzuki VL800 Volusia   Mon Dec 09, 2013 5:24 pm

Bikes looking great and    hope your sorted soon jim
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PostSubject: Re: Cop bike coming through !!! 2001 Suzuki VL800 Volusia   Tue Dec 10, 2013 5:08 pm

Hernia op -  been there, don't try to laugh or fart !!!

All the best
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PostSubject: Re: Cop bike coming through !!! 2001 Suzuki VL800 Volusia   Tue Dec 10, 2013 6:48 pm

Hope your getting more mobile by the day! Great looking bike!
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Jimmyboy
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PostSubject: Re: Cop bike coming through !!! 2001 Suzuki VL800 Volusia   Tue Dec 10, 2013 7:06 pm

Thanks Dave R......already discovered them few tips mate lol.....albeit the hard way !!!

Jim.
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