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Re: Motorcycles
« Reply #2610 on: April 06, 2021, 12:28:15 am »
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« Reply #2611 on: April 06, 2021, 12:46:12 am »
Congratulations. WOW,You’re not messing around. I rode a Fat Boy with that engine and it was a rocket ship. Can’t wait to hear how you like it!

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Re: Motorcycles
« Reply #2612 on: April 06, 2021, 12:49:13 am »
@scooter Dedicated to you.

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« Reply #2613 on: April 06, 2021, 01:33:58 am »
Dude, that bike is EPIC!


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« Reply #2614 on: April 06, 2021, 04:00:34 am »
Congratulations. WOW,You’re not messing around. I rode a Fat Boy with that engine and it was a rocket ship. Can’t wait to hear how you like it!
Funny, the pre-purchase inspector had roughly the same take. He called it a rocket on 2 wheels. In all honesty, I had some reservations, at first. But, I know myself pretty well. If I had settled for something less than what I wanted, I'd be wanting to trade up, in no time. I put some miles on, this evening. The only thing that took a bit of getting used to is the forward controls. When taking off from a stop, I kept trying to tuck my feet up under me. Repetitive motion ought to completely cure that. I guess, that means I'll just have to ride more... ;)
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Re: Motorcycles
« Reply #2615 on: May 03, 2021, 01:42:44 am »
Gorgeous day for a ride. Trying out handlebar cam.....

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Handlebars make one heck of a selfie stick, too.....

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Re: Motorcycles
« Reply #2616 on: May 03, 2021, 09:39:31 am »
Have fun and a safe ride @scooter8)

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« Reply #2617 on: May 15, 2021, 04:20:54 pm »
This is Moto Guzzi’s centenary and among celebratory new bike livery and bigger parties, they are offering a 4-week tour from Italy-Norway (Nordkapp) and back. About 8000 km. I’m very interested in doing it and wondering whether that would resonate with any of my IH motorcyclist buddies. Between two (or more) of us we could take better pics of our IH gear every day and post here!

More info here...

https://www.motoguzzi.com/en_EN/experience/the-centenary-journey-17-august-12-september/

It is expensive, 8000 euros. Not sure how close to @neph93 ’s place it’d take us; it’d be nice to have a beer with him. Let me know if anyone is interested. I’d have to soon make up my mind as travelling with my passport requires visas EVERYWHERE...
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Re: Motorcycles
« Reply #2618 on: May 15, 2021, 05:41:21 pm »



It is expensive, 8000 euros. Not sure how close to @neph93 ’s place it’d take us; it’d be nice to have a beer with him.
You arrive in my town (Bodø) on day 7 and take the ferry to Lofoten the next day! If you do it I’d drive down to Mosjøen (destination on day 6) to meet you and follow you up to Bodø (maybe over to Lofoten too )

I’ve driven most of the roads you will ride. Day 2 will take you through Stordal on the way to Trollstigen, and I holiday there most years. I can guarantee you it will be an incredible trip.
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« Reply #2619 on: May 16, 2021, 08:25:08 pm »
Thanks for your feedback and wonderful offer to meet up @neph93 , that is really nice.

Good to hear you approve of that part of the route. The fjords is what I’d be strongly looking forward to seeing. We have something similar to fjords in southern Chile but no scenic roads to enjoy them from a bike, so I’ve only seen them from a boat; very beautiful too.

I’d like to find a mate for this trip so I’ll scout around a bit more before committing to it. I’ll get back to you on my progress.
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Re: Motorcycles
« Reply #2620 on: June 04, 2021, 04:30:48 am »
Finally back in the saddle... only took 8 years for the Residential Commander to give me the green light again.

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At my friend's house stopping on the way home after picking it up. Wearing IH-888S-OD and IHT-1600-BLK under the jacket.

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Re: Motorcycles
« Reply #2621 on: June 04, 2021, 05:44:35 am »
Such a good looking bike there @Manticore ! She’ll make the long wait worth it.
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Re: Motorcycles
« Reply #2622 on: July 12, 2021, 04:01:37 pm »
@Tripleterror ...

can you tell us about your Harley please. Also some more shots of that gorgeous bike.
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Re: Motorcycles
« Reply #2623 on: July 13, 2021, 01:19:06 pm »
@Tripleterror ...

can you tell us about your Harley please. Also some more shots of that gorgeous bike.

It's a 1970 Electraglide that I've messed with.
First year alternator engine but still with drum brakes
I could bore the shit out of you with the details, but here's a few.

Narrowed Fat Bob tanks by Toshi in London
Modified FX rear fender
Modified
Le Pera seat
Vintage Lucas taillight
Custom number plate & light bracket
Custom exhaust
One off handlebars
Borrani rims
etc etc etc .......

Thanks


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Re: Motorcycles
« Reply #2624 on: July 13, 2021, 10:51:54 pm »
That’s gorgeous.