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    Certified legend

    Dude wheelies a Harley all the way across the Harbour Bridge. Cool af.

    "Police are investigating" - ffs they dont even investigate home robberies, but they'll investigate this victimless act.

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/ar...ectid=12028038

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike.Gayner View Post
    Dude wheelies a Harley all the way across the Harbour Bridge. Cool af.

    "Police are investigating" - ffs they dont even investigate home robberies, but they'll investigate this victimless act.

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/ar...ectid=12028038

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    yip, and if he went arse of kite and held you up from work while the bridge was closed would it be victimless?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jellywrestler View Post
    yip, and if he went arse of kite and held you up from work while the bridge was closed would it be victimless?
    He didn't though. But every single morning when I listen to the radio, there's some motorway lane closed in Auckland due to a MOTORIST crashing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jellywrestler View Post
    yip, and if he went arse of kite and held you up from work while the bridge was closed would it be victimless?
    I don't get it!

    If I drive my car at 51kph in a 50 zone, that is a victimless crime. But if I ran over a pedestrian while doing that, would it be victimless?
    Ummm, what the hell is the point of asking what the case would be if what happened was different?

    Sure, if shit went tits up while the guy was riding on the back wheel and others were the victim of his action then it would not be victimless. But the way things actually happened there were no victims of his 'crime'. We don't even know why he was doing the wheelie, maybe he was just trying to get his front tyre to make it to the next WoF?
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    Have to hand it to him, that was impressive.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike.Gayner View Post
    He didn't though. But every single morning when I listen to the radio, there's some motorway lane closed in Auckland due to a MOTORIST crashing.
    Todays motorway crash stuffed up my day.

    as well as the muppets who can’t merge.

    vote for 4 lanes each way Penrose to Bombay gates at the Penrose end

    went into town on bike, cruised in, watching the cars weaving and some bikers taking unnecessary risks.
    there is no way you want to “trust Auckland drivers”

    OP this rider must be a legend to get enough room to wheelie all the way across without being cut off by a cager.

    No doubt there are more important things to look at Shirley. Triple lane changes without looking or indicators are just a start.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EJK View Post
    Have to hand it to him, that was impressive.
    Yup, absolutely.
    Keeping that pig-iron up was a good effort indeed.

    Didn't appear to be any other vehicles around him, so no risk to others. Buy that rider a DB.
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    Not as good as our very own Carver



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    Police are investigating only because they don't believe a Harley could do that.

    Impressive wheelie, at a decent knot too.

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    While the wheelie over the harbour bridge or riding the arches of the Fairfield Bridge could be argued to be "victimless" crimes, neither present to the great unwashed motoring public - including the mouth piece lemon guide man - a picture which supports us as responsible riders. Or for those who think we get more than our fair share of the ACC pay outs when we have a crash.

    In the last few days there have been reported two crashes on the Auckland motorway system, one was reported as on the bridge, involving vehicles vs motorbikes and one elsewhere this morning involving truck vs motorscooter.

    The more crashes there are involving motorbikes or motorscooters including mopeds which appear to the great unwashed as "irresponsible riding" the more ammunition is provided for those who would like to see our bikes and us more controlled than we are at present or, heaven forbid, banned from the public highway. Yes, that does sound extreme. But we are providing the ammunition for those who want that to happen.

    It may be a "victimless" crime at present, but if there are repercussions that restrict our use of our bikes then it is no longer a victimless crime - we have become victims of that crime.

    Meanwhile, I watched the video and thought, "that takes guts to do, especially on a large bike"...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swoop View Post
    Yup, absolutely.
    Keeping that pig-iron up was a good effort indeed.

    Didn't appear to be any other vehicles around him, so no risk to others. Buy that rider a DB.
    Yeah exactly. Do it on a GSXR or Yamaha R1, pfft...!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by EJK View Post
    Yeah exactly. Do it on a GSXR or Yamaha R1, pfft...!!!
    98TLS is quite apt at doing the same sort of thing on the Waitaki River bridge

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    Quote Originally Posted by jellywrestler View Post
    yip, and if he went arse of kite and held you up from work while the bridge was closed would it be victimless?
    "if"

    it didnt happen so it isnt relevant.

    I found myself doing 150kph on a motorway onramp yesterday.... "if" I had managed to egg myself and be deadified the pleece would have said "speed was a factor".

    But it didnt happen because I was perfectly safe and no harm means no foul.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moi View Post
    While the wheelie over the harbour bridge or riding the arches of the Fairfield Bridge could be argued to be "victimless" crimes, neither present to the great unwashed motoring public - including the mouth piece lemon guide man - a picture which supports us as responsible riders. Or for those who think we get more than our fair share of the ACC pay outs when we have a crash.

    In the last few days there have been reported two crashes on the Auckland motorway system, one was reported as on the bridge, involving vehicles vs motorbikes and one elsewhere this morning involving truck vs motorscooter.

    The more crashes there are involving motorbikes or motorscooters including mopeds which appear to the great unwashed as "irresponsible riding" the more ammunition is provided for those who would like to see our bikes and us more controlled than we are at present or, heaven forbid, banned from the public highway. Yes, that does sound extreme. But we are providing the ammunition for those who want that to happen.

    It may be a "victimless" crime at present, but if there are repercussions that restrict our use of our bikes then it is no longer a victimless crime - we have become victims of that crime.

    Meanwhile, I watched the video and thought, "that takes guts to do, especially on a large bike"...
    You're kinda right. I should imagine almost identical posts pop up on drifting forums and Facebook pages from semi responsible boi racers putting forward the same argument. Yoof with a couple of brain cells will realise that their cultures involvement in road accident statistics could eventually mean being restricted to 1200cc Holden Barina's until they turn 21 or have X years with a full licence.
    The great unthinking pillory them as much as they do us.

    On a slightly different note..... A couple of groups of my students were asked if they thought it was ok to smoke dope and drive. Nearly 90% said yes. A majority based their opinion on the fact they had been driving stoned prior to even getting a licence without consequence. Regional bias must be assumed here. A common victimless crime

    The rider of that Harley did not have much of a gut and no hint of bristle flapping from the helmet, a fledgling. No doubt an advocate of victimless shenanigans and still bounces in an off. That was not his first attempt at popping it up, either..

    As you say, we are an easy and obvious target. If the general pubic make enough harrrumphs about our behaviour and road toll contribution, the vote seekers can change everything with the swipe of a pen.

    That vid will be popping up everywhere for years.

    Pulled off instagram and available in The Herald, oh wait, media?

    I still feel we are not targets for legislation, just another wee slice of the road toll pie. The powers that be must have a pile of reports on those who pose the greatest risk on the road, I doubt ours is the thickest. Hopefully it stays that way or heaven forbid, joins Jenny Craig.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jellywrestler View Post
    yip, and if he went arse of kite and held you up from work while the bridge was closed would it be victimless?
    Who cares? The cunt deserves a medal or at least a round of beers.

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