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Old 10-08-2012, 01:44 PM   #1
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LO Police Motorcycle Bursts into Flames
Wow this is insane!

Source: http://www.katu.com/news/local/Fire-...173155021.html



LAKE OSWEGO, Ore. -- Investigators are trying to determine how a Lake Oswego police motorcycle caught fire on Sunday afternoon.

The fire started when a Lake Oswego police officer was on a traffic stop at the intersection of McVey Avenue and Laurel Street in Lake Oswego around noon on Sunday.

The officer heard a strange noise from his motorcycle. When he looked over to the bike, he saw flames coming from the front of it, according to Lake Oswego Deputy Fire Marshal Gert Zoutedijk.

The officer immediately grabbed the only two things he could from the bike -- the radar gun and saddle bags.

Lake Oswego firefighters arrived within two minutes of being alerted, but the bike was completely engulfed in flames.

Investigators have not determined an exact cause, but think the fuel in the gas tank contributed to the rapidly spreading flames.


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Old 10-08-2012, 01:51 PM   #2
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Those Hondas are HOT!

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Old 10-08-2012, 01:51 PM   #3
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If he left the bike on could it have overheated?

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Old 10-08-2012, 01:54 PM   #4
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heh ya the fire department got there in 2 min because they are no more than 2000 feet away lol.

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Old 10-08-2012, 02:17 PM   #5
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Leaking fuel line near exhaust or hot part of the motor is my guess

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Old 10-08-2012, 02:56 PM   #6
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“Investigators have not determined an exact cause, but think the fuel in the gas tank contributed to the rapidly spreading flames.”




And the No Shit Sherlock Award for Outstandingly Coverage of the Obvious goes to …….

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Old 10-08-2012, 03:06 PM   #7
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I wasn't in Lake Oswego and you can't prove a thing!

Just a guess, but did Beaverton Honda recently service it? Fanning the flames...

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Old 10-08-2012, 03:12 PM   #8
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“ Quote:
Originally Posted by cletus View Post
“Investigators have not determined an exact cause, but think the fuel in the gas tank contributed to the rapidly spreading flames.”




And the No Shit Sherlock Award for Outstandingly Coverage of the Obvious goes to …….
Plus Juan. Speed may not have been a factor!

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Old 10-08-2012, 03:15 PM   #9
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Pig fat is highly flammable

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Old 10-08-2012, 03:18 PM   #10
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It's a Honda ST1300PA according to KATU comments. An ex-Honda anyway.

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Old 10-08-2012, 03:52 PM   #11
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Pig fat is highly flammable
Did he finish the ticket he was writing for you or tell you to GTFO?

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Old 10-08-2012, 03:52 PM   #12
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“investigators have not determined an exact cause, but think the fuel in the gas tank contributed to the rapidly spreading flames.”




and the no shit sherlock award for outstandingly coverage of the obvious goes to …….

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Old 10-08-2012, 06:37 PM   #13
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yikes... At least he wasn't riding it when it combusted.

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Old 10-08-2012, 06:50 PM   #14
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I'm glad that he wasn't hurt. I don't wish ill will on anybody (who doesn't deserve it)...

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Old 10-08-2012, 07:28 PM   #15
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I think it would be more related to the equipment that has been installed on the bike. Not the brand of the motorcycle.

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Old 10-08-2012, 09:18 PM   #16
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Of all things, he had to grab the radar gun.
Hmm, guess they'll need it to raise some money for the insurance excess or a new bike.

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Old 10-08-2012, 10:00 PM   #17
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Darn ...... no BBQ'd Bacon !New Honda slogan " You meet the nicest people watching a Honda burn to the ground " !

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