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Re: Motorcycles
« Reply #2670 on: September 11, 2021, 08:53:00 pm »
Headed for a 6-8 day offroad motorbike trip. Possibly some fishing and camping thrown in the mix too. Large group of about 25 bikes. Should be a fun and dusty trip.

Spot the IH fan bike!

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Re: Motorcycles
« Reply #2671 on: September 13, 2021, 12:34:46 am »
sounds like a great trip, have fun !

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« Reply #2672 on: September 13, 2021, 05:52:21 pm »
Picked up a 1973 iron head yesterday. Hyped to start working on it and doing some change ups.
(It has a 74 tank on it, don’t want to offend any Harley aficionados)
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Re: Motorcycles
« Reply #2673 on: September 13, 2021, 06:45:01 pm »
Picked up a 1973 iron head yesterday. Hyped to start working on it and doing some change ups.
(It has a 74 tank on it, don’t want to offend any Harley aficionados)
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Absolutely gorgeous! I'd buy that in a heartbeat. What do you mean about the tank, though? '74 is an AMF year.

Looks as clean as a whistle. Owned one myself, so very jealous.

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Re: Motorcycles
« Reply #2674 on: September 13, 2021, 07:11:33 pm »
I'd buy that in a heartbeat.

Poor old Tom would have a mental breakdown if you did... @BOTC_OLLY
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Re: Motorcycles
« Reply #2675 on: September 13, 2021, 07:54:47 pm »
@BOTC_OLLY  the tank decals are from a 1974 iron. The bike is a 1973, and the 1973 tank decals were slightly different.

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Re: Motorcycles
« Reply #2676 on: September 13, 2021, 08:10:53 pm »
Ah, I see. I didn't check the details.
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Re: Motorcycles
« Reply #2677 on: September 13, 2021, 08:56:18 pm »
@BOTC_OLLY I only know this because my dads old biker friends he rides with have told me. They also don’t like the amf years. But it puts a big smile on my face, and that’s all that matters to me.
1973 tank, which looks really cool
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Re: Motorcycles
« Reply #2678 on: September 14, 2021, 01:25:55 am »
The AMF color schemes are my favorites and some of the best HD ever did

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« Reply #2679 on: September 25, 2021, 12:54:50 am »
I’m back on the forum after a poor start to the bike trip I announced two weeks ago. I managed to crash my bike and hurt myself on the second day of the trip…yeah that really sucks. I somehow managed to spill my bike, Suzuki DR 650, crack the right collarbone plus two front ribs and eight back ribs! All while traveling at a leisurely pace on a flat, straight forest road. Can’t explain much more than that because I don’t remember any of it. I have approximately 3-day memory gap since my spill which I have yet to recall. This first pic was about an hour before my mishap. Note my olive cargos!

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Luckily my buddies quickly found me and called a light plane to fly me back to town. I wasn’t out cold but slightly incoherent although my helmet appears to be in perfect shape, no knocks nor abrasions…

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It was a heavily forested area in northeast Bolivia, quite close to a national park, Noel Kempff. As to the cause, it appears I rolled over a large wooden piece which reared its back end which knocked my bike in the carburetor general area.

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By now I have a metal plaque holding my collarbone firmly in place and undergoing physio to get my right lung back in full working order. Nothing much to worry about, except that I managed to miss out on a great dirt road trip and put my nearly new olive cargoes to a much needed workout.
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Re: Motorcycles
« Reply #2680 on: September 25, 2021, 01:04:30 am »
 Sorry your trip ended abruptly but what a story and pictures to prove it ! Wishing you a speedy and full recovery ☘️

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Re: Motorcycles
« Reply #2681 on: September 25, 2021, 01:11:49 am »
At least the cargos are OK  :D

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« Reply #2682 on: September 25, 2021, 01:46:03 am »
...holy shit @motojobobo!! :o Glad you're gonna be ok my friend. You know what they say 'It's not if you're going to fall, it's when'! Part of the territory. :)

...you got your bell rung! :D Keep us posted on your recovery!
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Re: Motorcycles
« Reply #2683 on: September 25, 2021, 02:05:09 am »
Wow @motojobobo glad to hear you're doing "okay", quick recovery, glad to hear your helmets good

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« Reply #2684 on: September 25, 2021, 02:21:12 am »
Wow @motojobobo Glad you’re able to tell us about it. Sounds like you were by yourself when it happened. Had you gotten separated from the group? Keep us posted.