anyone watch traffic cops last night? - I got a question!

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Found 6th Jan 2009
Last night we watched traffic cops and the policeman had been called to an incident where a motorbike had collided with a horse, the policeman was talking about the motorbike and said "it was a beast of a bike, weighing 600 kg" then 2 policemen stood the bike up.
I wondered how heavy 600kg was so got my little weight converter out on my mobile and it converted to 94 stone?! now have I done something wrong or did the policeman guess the weight wrong?! surely it doesn't weigh 94 stone does it?!

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just over half a ton? depends what the bike was but thats not impossible by any means.

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chrishill;3966875

just over half a ton? depends what the bike was but thats not impossible … just over half a ton? depends what the bike was but thats not impossible by any means.



and just 2 policemen picked it up? He said the weight twice so its not like I miss heard. been puzzling me since!:thinking:

kirsty1981;3966887

and just 2 policemen picked it up? He said the weight twice so its not … and just 2 policemen picked it up? He said the weight twice so its not like I miss heard. been puzzling me since!:thinking:



Actually thats a good point... its a bit much for two blokes to pick up! I'd have thought to be that weight it'd have to be a BIG Harley or a Honda Goldwing style thing, most sport bikes are going to be much lighter (200kg ish). Any ideas what the bike was?

did they physically pick up the bike, or just sort of push it onto its wheels, sounds like a bit of exaggeration in the weight but if they were just putting it upright its different from lifting it off the ground

Off topic, but same programme.

When the police dog handler came to see the Rottweiler, he said he didn't wanna touch it and put it in his van cos he didnt wanna pass any infections onto his police dog. Then, 5 minutes later, he was touching it trying to get it in the back of the police car

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chrishill;3966903

Actually thats a good point... its a bit much for two blokes to pick up! … Actually thats a good point... its a bit much for two blokes to pick up! I'd have thought to be that weight it'd have to be a BIG Harley or a Honda Goldwing style thing, most sport bikes are going to be much lighter (200kg ish). Any ideas what the bike was?



didn't catch what bike it was but I'm sure he said it was an off roader. I'm so shocked a bike could weigh that much! I did look big!!

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Cantona_7;3966915

did they physically pick up the bike, or just sort of push it onto its … did they physically pick up the bike, or just sort of push it onto its wheels, sounds like a bit of exaggeration in the weight but if they were just putting it upright its different from lifting it off the ground



putting it upright

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but they aren't lifting the bike up off the ground completely. Its a lot easier to pick a 94 stone weight off the ground leaving one end on the ground.

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JayBird;3966918

Off topic, but same programme.When the police dog handler came to see the … Off topic, but same programme.When the police dog handler came to see the Rottweiler, he said he didn't wanna touch it and put it in his van cos he didnt wanna pass any infections onto his police dog. Then, 5 minutes later, he was touching it trying to get it in the back of the police car



lol I know I noticed that too

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csiman;3966933

but they aren't lifting the bike up off the ground completely. Its a lot … but they aren't lifting the bike up off the ground completely. Its a lot easier to pick a 94 stone weight off the ground leaving one end on the ground.



so it may well have weighed 94 stone then?

kirsty1981;3966928

putting it upright



Well i think putting it upright would be alot easier than lifting the whole thing off the ground, as its easier to tilt a washing machine for example than it is to lift it off the ground. Though 600kg still sounds quite heavy for a bike to me!

kirsty1981;3966920

didn't catch what bike it was but I'm sure he said it was an off roader. … didn't catch what bike it was but I'm sure he said it was an off roader. I'm so shocked a bike could weigh that much! I did look big!!



I can't see it being that heavy in that case, in fact I've just looked up the weights of the huge Harleys and take it all back... they're about 350kg! Perhaps he was getting confused between kg and lbs?

How about the man who had the pheasant smash into his face !!!!! OUCH !!!!!!!! :w00t:

Now that was unlucky !

Or maybe was this one of the policeman??

http://www.beckett.com/images/itemimages/bcs/bcs35704652.jpg

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chrishill;3966947

I can't see it being that heavy in that case, in fact I've just looked up … I can't see it being that heavy in that case, in fact I've just looked up the weights of the huge Harleys and take it all back... they're about 350kg! Perhaps he was getting confused between kg and lbs?



lol I wonder if he watches himself back and thinks argh I ment lbs!

thanks for your help! it was bugging me x

its a honda africa twin bike i think. About 200 kilos which is like 500 pounds ish off the top of my head, copper must have meant pounds.

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Cantona_7;3966962

Or maybe was this one of the policeman??



lol

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smithyp1;3966954

How about the man who had the pheasant smash into his face !!!!! OUCH … How about the man who had the pheasant smash into his face !!!!! OUCH !!!!!!!! :w00t:Now that was unlucky !



do you really think he was only doing 60mph? I think he fibbed lol. looked painfull though!:w00t:

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aircanman;3966966

its a honda africa twin bike i think. About 200 kilos which is like 500 … its a honda africa twin bike i think. About 200 kilos which is like 500 pounds ish off the top of my head, copper must have meant pounds.



yer I think it was a honda.

kirsty1981;3966963

lol I wonder if he watches himself back and thinks argh I ment lbs!thanks … lol I wonder if he watches himself back and thinks argh I ment lbs!thanks for your help! it was bugging me x



either that or he was making it up, like the policeman that told my OH's dad the person who stole his tomtom from his glovebox 'found it using bluetooth'

really? when its turned off?? :?

kirsty1981;3966977

do you really think he was only doing 60mph? I think he fibbed lol. … do you really think he was only doing 60mph? I think he fibbed lol. looked painfull though!:w00t:



Probably, they are big birds and with such little protection and such force im sure it would make a mess and his face proved that !!!
The bloke was very lucky he ended up in the ditch as well as the bike and not oncoming traffic or the tree !!

aircanman is right

it was like this: ]http//en…win

200kg, 500 pounds. Still heavy.

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Paidia;3967070

aircanman is rightit was like this: … aircanman is rightit was like this: ]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Africa_Twin200kg, 500 pounds. Still heavy.



yer that was the one. so he must have got his kgs and lbs mixed up lol.

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smithyp1;3967039

Probably, they are big birds and with such little protection and such … Probably, they are big birds and with such little protection and such force im sure it would make a mess and his face proved that !!! The bloke was very lucky he ended up in the ditch as well as the bike and not oncoming traffic or the tree !!



I know, he just missed that tree. did you see that boys face who got caught doing 125mph, he wanted to cry didn't he

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chrishill;3966991

either that or he was making it up, like the policeman that told my OH's … either that or he was making it up, like the policeman that told my OH's dad the person who stole his tomtom from his glovebox 'found it using bluetooth'really? when its turned off?? :?



he doesn't live on my road does he?! Our car and many others on our road got ransaked the other night. the tom tom would have to be on to get a bluetooth connection wouldn't it?!

Just found that part of iplayer

Says It weighs about 600Kg.

kirsty1981;3967155

he doesn't live on my road does he?! Our car and many others on our road … he doesn't live on my road does he?! Our car and many others on our road got ransaked the other night. the tom tom would have to be on to get a bluetooth connection wouldn't it?!



Depends where you live! :-D Hes in Washington, near Sunderland.

Yeah, the Tomtom would need to be turned on for the bluetooth to work, god knows where some of the police get their ideas from!

kirsty1981;3967133

I know, he just missed that tree. did you see that boys face who got … I know, he just missed that tree. did you see that boys face who got caught doing 125mph, he wanted to cry didn't he




Should think so as well !!! 125mph, 1 year after passing his test ? Idiot ... and he only got a 42 day ban !

smithyp1;3967189

Should think so as well !!! 125mph, 1 year after passing his test ? Idiot … Should think so as well !!! 125mph, 1 year after passing his test ? Idiot ... and he only got a 42 day ban !



i didnt think that car would have made it to that speed without a tow lol

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I can't believe a thread about the weight of a motorbike as guessed by a po-po on the telly is now 3 pages is long.

http://www.dan-jackson.com/smilies/iiam.gif

DanJackson;3967782

I can't believe a thread about the weight of a motorbike as guessed by a … I can't believe a thread about the weight of a motorbike as guessed by a po-po on the telly is now 3 pages is long.



tis only half a page long for me

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DanJackson;3967782

I can't believe a thread about the weight of a motorbike as guessed by a … I can't believe a thread about the weight of a motorbike as guessed by a po-po on the telly is now 3 pages is long.



who is the guy in ur avvy?

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imranmaz;3967912

who is the guy in ur avvy?



The guy in my avatar is ]Mr Karl Pilkington.

I loves me a bit of Traffic Cops! Loved how at the end that bloke who got pulled over for overtaking had been sent to jail for 12 months for perverting the course of justice. Haha.

http://static.howstuffworks.com/gif/1983-honda-cx650t-1.jpg
This was the bike that crashed into them horses

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DanJackson;3967925

The guy in my avatar is ]Mr Karl Pilkington.



nice pics btw.... little people are cool...are you the actual person that puts them in public and lets them fend for themselves i think i read something about it in a newspaper?

pm me if you dont want to talk about it here.... and i'll delete this post too...



no homo everyone i swear!

it weighs 235kg
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