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  1. #11
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    Just get a Harley bro. I’ve only had two street bikes other then a cr250 dirt bike, but they were fun. I had a triumph boniville and a hot rodded 1200 sportster. I bet I can still do about a 50’ wheelie on one.:). But really if you are going to get one, get one you can take across country and not have to worry about it....

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    Quote Originally Posted by chad newton View Post
    But really if you are going to get one, get one you can take across country and not have to worry about it....
    So youre saying get a Honda ;)
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    Quote Originally Posted by EDELWEISS View Post
    I cant bring myself to mount a MG34 on Enfield. OTOH maybe a BREN????
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    Lol, there’s a Harley dealership on every corner, you might need it...... Dude, I never went more then a couple hundred miles on mine. I like air conditioning and heaters. Not enough can be said about being inside a car when it starts raining. Just saying.:)

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    Quote Originally Posted by chad newton View Post
    Lol, there’s a Harley dealership on every corner, you might need it...... Dude, I never went more then a couple hundred miles on mine. I like air conditioning and heaters. Not enough can be said about being inside a car when it starts raining. Just saying.:)
    I was just joshing ya brother, Ive ridden just about everything on two wheels, last major ride was around 4000 miles in 9 days with buddies......... 450 miles of that was mine and a buddies bike in the back of a uhaul (the rest of the friends kept riding to meet us ) from Cody WY, to Provo Utah which happened to be the closest place that had a regulator/rectifier for his Victory in stock on a shelf lol. The Concours 14 that I was riding still runs like a top, but the XO doesnt like rides as much on the cycle since I got the miata, so the Concours will go to a new home when I find the new owner then something smaller will take its place.

    And yes, when it starts raining, or the sun is beating down on you at 110 degrees, its nice to raise the hardtop and crank up the AC ;)
    NEVER CONFUSE GETTING LUCKY WITH GOOD TACTICS (unless you are at the bar)

    I'm not in the business of Losing

    A stab to the taint beats most of the mystical bullshit, most of the time

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    Yeah, I'm certain they're not practical. Still want one.
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    Thanks guys. THATs what I wanted to hear. Im not committed to the purchase but kinda interested. Id mainly be using it for back roads in decent weather as a toy.

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    I've a dear old friend from the Corps who just sold his Ural/sidecar combo. Here's a recent FB post on it:


    "Dang. Three years with this Ural bike. It was fun when it was working. Yeah, when. Three years and went through three clutches, three gearboxes, one cylinder, one swing-arm, a flywheel, a starter, a tachometer, and speedometer. Best, highest quality German engineering of the 1930's with modern day Russian quality control means absolute rubbish most of the time. Oh yeah. This design started out as a BMW. Has a shared history and origin with all modern BMW bikes. Compare a modern BMW with a modern Ural. This right here is a real-world demonstration of the stark differences between capitalism and socialism/communism. BMW progressed and improved, because in the free market, it's improve or die. The Ural stagnated until the fall of the Soviet Union and only exists today because there are a small number of people who are willing to deal with the hassle of old tech. It's really niche. If only the Russian worker had the mind-set of quality. Alas, 70 some years of the sickle and hammer and over twenty years later, the western owners of the modern Ural company can't get rid of that "this is how we always did it. Why change?" mentality from the Soviet era.

    Got rid of that Russian piece of crap two weeks ago, trading it for something a lot more dependable: a Kawasaki KLR650."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ringo View Post
    I've a dear old friend from the Corps who just sold his Ural/sidecar combo. Here's a recent FB post on it:


    "Dang. Three years with this Ural bike. It was fun when it was working. Yeah, when. Three years and went through three clutches, three gearboxes, one cylinder, one swing-arm, a flywheel, a starter, a tachometer, and speedometer. Best, highest quality German engineering of the 1930's with modern day Russian quality control means absolute rubbish most of the time. Oh yeah. This design started out as a BMW. Has a shared history and origin with all modern BMW bikes. Compare a modern BMW with a modern Ural. This right here is a real-world demonstration of the stark differences between capitalism and socialism/communism. BMW progressed and improved, because in the free market, it's improve or die. The Ural stagnated until the fall of the Soviet Union and only exists today because there are a small number of people who are willing to deal with the hassle of old tech. It's really niche. If only the Russian worker had the mind-set of quality. Alas, 70 some years of the sickle and hammer and over twenty years later, the western owners of the modern Ural company can't get rid of that "this is how we always did it. Why change?" mentality from the Soviet era.

    Got rid of that Russian piece of crap two weeks ago, trading it for something a lot more dependable: a Kawasaki KLR650."



    The KLR is cutting edge 1960's technology....... but it works and keeps working, i hit hundreds of miles of semi-charted Chisos mountains with one, never a problem ;)
    NEVER CONFUSE GETTING LUCKY WITH GOOD TACTICS (unless you are at the bar)

    I'm not in the business of Losing

    A stab to the taint beats most of the mystical bullshit, most of the time

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