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    Re: Motorcycles

    Did a bit of reading over the weekend break. Just reading the "What kind of bike" should I get questions. They are worthwhile reading because people always throw out some interesting ideas you never considered or even knew about.

    Touring. You can get a:
    Big cruiser bike and take that cross country. Not made for adventure touring or 1st class but what experience do you want?
    Sport Tourer. A bit like a pocket rocket bike with the body work but has some window protection and little better riding position for the long hauls
    Full Tourer. Honda Gull wing, BMW. Big bikes. Pack everything but the kitchen sink, ABS, adjustable suspension. The winnebago of motorcycle tourers.
    Adventurer Tourer. Dual purpose. On road manners and off road know how. Looks only a mother could love but your desert awaits.
    None of the above except the owner is determined to get to their destination.

    Everytime I start reading, I find there's another bike I could go for. So I was looking at the new KTM Adventure 1180?. For experienced riders. So YT has some interesting vids on this new bike. Looks the goods for real off the tarmac adventure.

    Someone suggested a cheap alternative basic bike you can build up to be an adventure tourer. Suzuki DR650.

    YT finds me this guys video which was a good laugh.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uebiX...54eDw&index=24

    There is a sequel to that but it's Adults Only IMO so be warned.
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    Then there's this epic bush ride. Seems like about 8 of them. The girls put in an awesome effort I think.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?list=UU...yer_detailpage

    The beach at the end is fantastic

    And some more amazing riding across NSW into Queensland. 4 Mates on a ride.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fP-be...yer_detailpage
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    Re: Motorcycles

    so I'm just going to make this a dump thread. Some guy vbloggin while riding home from work. Turns out he's from Perth. Riding north along the coast from Fremantle.

    Riding a motorcycle is snot all fun and games you know.


    Language alert!
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    Re: Motorcycles

    Been watching quite a lot of bike videos.A lot of daily vlogs but also plenty of peoples riding adventures. People cruising every which way. Some amazing places around the world. I'll post a few more of the ones that stand out.

    Been enjoying this guys videos around the US. This one is Nor Cal. Some amazing country and he's a pretty good guide to boot.
    1000 miles of Twisties


    Following the Salmon River and Sasquatch country
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    Re: Motorcycles

    This is good. Motorcycle tour to Springfield Armory and beyond.

    The American Iron Road Tour
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    Re: Motorcycles

    Just added to my bike tueday , one more roadking for me
    “Now remember, when things look bad and it looks like you’re not gonna make it, then you gotta get mean, mad-dog mean. ‘Cause if you lose your head and you give up then you neither live nor win. That’s just the way it is.” ~ Outlaw Josey Wales…

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    "It can never happen here.” “It won’t get that bad.” “This is America.” Such foolish words. Such blind people. When the country had long passed the point of no return, they still believed that with the next election cycle things would turn around. Moral character and moral fiber were no longer requirements for those who ran for public office, but such ideas were openly mocked.”
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    Re: Motorcycles

    Quote Originally Posted by monty View Post
    Nice Monty, she looks well care for. Enjoy!

    Where do the ladies sit?

    http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/73...34bc1f9af7.jpg
    DON'T TAKE THE VACCINE!

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    Re: Motorcycles

    Quote Originally Posted by EE_ View Post
    Nice Monty, she looks well care for. Enjoy!

    Where do the ladies sit?

    http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/73...34bc1f9af7.jpg
    It has a removable pillion and luggage carrier.

    This one is an FLHR carbureted model. My last one was an FLHRI EFI. THE carb model actallymmakes more torque.

    The EFI was built to stage II kit EV 27 Andrews cam and Vance and Hines 2 into 1 exhaust.

    I am going to put the Stage I air intake, Andrews EV-27 cam, Thunderslide kit in the carb with a Super Trapp 2into1 exhaust system. If the Sreaming Eagle Ignition module doesn't change the advance curve I may leave the stock module.

    I had an '87 I put Edlebrock heads with a Crane cam. I put an Edlebrock Quicksilver carb on it. That turned out to be a mistake. The engine vibrations cause the adjustable main jet needle valve to change. It got too lean and burned up the rear cylinder. The heads are a waste of money because on a highway machine stock heads flow all,the air the engine needs to perform well. It had 187,000 miles with the original cylinders and lower end untouched. It never used oil until the rear jug seized.

    http://s19.postimg.org/wv25zd4mb/IMG_2034.png


    The EFI never makes 80ft/lbs of torque

    http://s19.postimg.org/glbzwgtyb/IMG_2035.png
    "It can never happen here.” “It won’t get that bad.” “This is America.” Such foolish words. Such blind people. When the country had long passed the point of no return, they still believed that with the next election cycle things would turn around. Moral character and moral fiber were no longer requirements for those who ran for public office, but such ideas were openly mocked.”
    LaVoy Finicum

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    Re: Motorcycles

    I first came across our Oroville Dam friend Juan because of his adventure riding in the Sierras and surrounds. Here's what he gets up to on his bike and what he takes on a journey.


    Hot springs
    Trout fishing
    Baby bambi
    Some more trout fishing
    Amazing scenery
    Big sky
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