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    This new 250cc two stroke has around 76hp. A very interesting machine! It's not inexpensive though, around GBP 35,000

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    No connection, etc. But cool bike for sale:

    1951 Ariel VH Redhunter

    https://maine.craigslist.org/mcy/d/s...592936997.html




    Apologies for those ugly, porous British castings...
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    Rocket launcher through the forks?

    Looks big displacement... Sportster pipes?

    Gonna thunder whatever it is...

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    HD 750 xrtt
    (road racer, that is the fairing bracket through the forks)

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    Hung out with the big boys a time ago, took ribbing about my Sportster. Nobody beat me to the bar...

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    Quote Originally Posted by LOKI View Post
    Hung out with the big boys a time ago, took ribbing about my Sportster. Nobody beat me to the bar...
    Of course not!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canoeyawl View Post
    HD 750 xrtt
    Oooh.

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    Ain't that a beauty. I'd maybe able to get up on that but as soon as I stopped I'd need someone to hold the bike while I tried to get my knees to bend to get back to ground...Old age really sucks!!!

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    1908 "strap tank" sold at auction in january for $935,000?

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    Do you get out much on your scrambler Herr Baxter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lupussonic View Post
    Do you get out much on your scrambler Herr Baxter?
    sold the scrambler a couple years ago. sold my t-100 this past fall. the dream is dead, long live the dream!

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    Quote Originally Posted by L.W. Baxter View Post
    sold the scrambler a couple years ago. sold my t-100 this past fall. the dream is dead, long live the dream!
    "You sure have a nice spread here... not everyman can live off the land."

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    Seems there's a disturbance in the space-time continuum. But maybe he moved back?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Hoppe View Post
    "You sure have a nice spread here... not everyman can live off the land."
    luckily my wife is only a lapsed catholic

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    Quote Originally Posted by L.W. Baxter View Post
    sold the scrambler a couple years ago. sold my t-100 this past fall. the dream is dead, long live the dream!
    The Worst Motorcycle Ever Made is for sale. Has been for a while, but nobodyís bit, yet. Meh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amish rob View Post
    The Worst Motorcycle Ever Made is for sale. Has been for a while, but nobodyís bit, yet. Meh.
    Well don't despair, it is still damned cold and wet for that market!
    Another month or so should do it...

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    I bet that sounds nice

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    Watch up to in Death Valley Ted? Apart from getting roasted, obviously.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lupussonic View Post
    Watch up to in Death Valley Ted? Apart from getting roasted, obviously.
    Death Valley in spring time is incredible. With all the rain we have been getting we should be riding into the peak of flowers. I generally miss them because we go a little early. Snow sometimes blocks the passes.

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    It is one of the quintessential rides one can do in Spring here. Around 600 miles over two days avoiding highways, riding over the high Serrias on the southern end of the Redwood forests and entering wide open space. Camping without a tent (most times) and the open sky above you to see most of the stars above. A good street bike can easily do it.

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    The airheads (the BMW group for older bmw twins) have a campsite organized and bring in a cook to make breakfast and dinner all weekend for 100 dollars. As a group they are a very cool group that offer anyone a hands and are loosely affiliated who go out of their way not to talk politics or money. I usually ride with them every other year like this year,

    Here is a video from 2011 in a mixed camera use including a super 8.



    If you ever decide to come over here in early March - i can borrow a bike and you can join me. You are also welcome to come ride anytime you can break away and want to do some great west riding and camping with me. It is as good as it gets in America.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Hoppe View Post

    If you ever decide to come over here - i can borrow a bike and you can join me. You are also welcome to come ride anytime you can break away and want to do some great west riding and camping with me. It is as good as it gets in America.
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    Currently I am planning out my own BDR. Camping, eating well and riding at a leisurely place, taking photos and finding hot springs along the way.

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    - Edit - there is also some great sailing and boating if that's your thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom from Rubicon View Post
    In it's day - but that day was near a 100 years ago. A mate owns one of those, but it doesn't do it for me. I've only ever had one ride on a Vincent too... and nope. Give me modern... up to a point. I can do without ABS and all the programs that try to control my right wrist.

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    Great invitation Ted, thank you! I'd dearly love to ride with you and the area looks incredible. Please do a write up with photos of your ride... Stay safe and enjoy!
    Martin.

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    I'd much rather lay in my bunk all freakin day lookin at Youtube videos .

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    Do you Schnurle?

    Thanks, interesting vid.

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    ITS CHAOS, BE KIND

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    This would still be my choice to do RTW; thoughts of bringing home the airhead and getting one of these still fills my thoughts and long rides to mythical places.

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    Ian is right - give me a modern bike - they are safer, more comfortable and less wrenching which means more time to explore and meet new friends which includes riding with Martin to a few places.
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    I bought this one the other day. Hadn't seen it, being a fair way away at present, but the guy has dropped it off. Waiting on some transfer documents to arrive so he can get the second half of the money. It's a 2013 CRF 250M with 50,000 km on it.



    It comes with this stuff as well



    I've grown to like the CRFs a bit. They're built to a price... but if you stop comparing them to a KTM, you can have some fun on them and parts are dirt cheap.

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    Is that the 800cc twin Ted? If so, it was a contender but it sits too low for me, my legs are really cranked on one.. I'm almost 6'4". The Dakar's are much higher. Great bike though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lupussonic View Post
    Is that the 800cc twin Ted? If so, it was a contender but it sits too low for me, my legs are really cranked on one.. I'm almost 6'4". The Dakar's are much higher. Great bike though.
    I sure learned a lot last September in Europe in a new way of looking at ride/touring. I fell for going slower, taking more roads less travelled and reducing my daily distances to under 400 miles a day.

    it is the Indian made BMW 310 GS that I am coveting. Top speed is maybe 90 fully pinned. I like the 67 mpg going 120 kph. I think it does 95 percent of the 750/800 at half the price even used. If there is a better lower cost RTW tourer with overall comfort and parts easily available - I do not know of one. Yeah, the premium for owning a BMW means you can roll into their shop and expect to leave the next day. As I age on, time is serious currency - I don't have that much time to waste waiting on parts or qualified technicians to change the tire or oil filter. Nicely sorted out low mile bikes are now under 4K US - a bargain in modern motorcycling. although not cheap - if something happened to it - It would not end my goal of doing riding adventures.

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    Adding a 5 liter tank would give the bike nearly 80 miles making this bike more than capable in range and purpose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amish rob View Post
    Have I got a bike for you…
    I am already scared. That 650 is a classic.

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    From what I've read (no personal experience) - the 310 has some serious quality issues - making for expensive repairs. Prices reflect this. 2018 for $3500? https://www.cycletrader.com/BMW-G-31...e%3Aasc&page=1

    The above are nationally listed, so not the cheapest available. I do get the appeal though.
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