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Old 05-03-2012, 11:39 AM   #196
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all bikes are nice, better than driving. bitching about other peoples rides because it's not a blank is BS. For some people it's not old enough, cool enough, American enough, adnauseum. I ride newer bikes most often because they are the least work, and I have a job and never enough time to play, and my list of shit to do is never done. Doesn't mean I don't appreciate the time I get to ride, admire an old Norton, or wave to a guy on a KLR. Yesterday was snowing, this morning the same, enjoy what you got, winters to damn long and life is short
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Old 05-03-2012, 12:18 PM   #197
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You only remember the beginning. That Chinese bike fell completely apart in less than 500 miles.

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You sure? I seem to recall it being a two stroke MZ 350.
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Old 05-03-2012, 12:30 PM   #198
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You sure? I seem to recall it being a two stroke MZ 350.
Yeah. Don't you remember the guy on the horse trying to hammer it back together after fixing the gearbox? They barely managed to get close to the shop fixing his ABS on his BMW!

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Old 05-03-2012, 12:33 PM   #199
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"A replacement was found locally (nicknamed 'The Red Devil'), a new Russian-made red IZh Planeta 5, purchased for about US$1,000. This cycle later developed gearbox problems. Two Mongolian sheep herders happened to pass by and quickly repaired the cycle, laughing at the fact that McGregor and Boorman had such a variety of high-quality tools and no idea how to fix the bike. Ironically, the next area they had to drive through was especially wet and muddy, making the heavy BMW bikes undrivable, forcing McGregor & Boorman to man-handle and push them for long distances, while von Planta, now on the much lighter Planeta, had no trouble riding through it. The frame of McGregor's bike broke in two places in Siberia leaving them no option but to flag down a passing truck..."

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Old 05-03-2012, 12:48 PM   #200
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"A replacement was found locally (nicknamed 'The Red Devil'), a new Russian-made red IZh Planeta 5, purchased for about US$1,000. This cycle later developed gearbox problems. Two Mongolian sheep herders happened to pass by and quickly repaired the cycle, laughing at the fact that McGregor and Boorman had such a variety of high-quality tools and no idea how to fix the bike. Ironically, the next area they had to drive through was especially wet and muddy, making the heavy BMW bikes undrivable, forcing McGregor & Boorman to man-handle and push them for long distances, while von Planta, now on the much lighter Planeta, had no trouble riding through it. The frame of McGregor's bike broke in two places in Siberia leaving them no option but to flag down a passing truck..."

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Old 05-03-2012, 04:22 PM   #201
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What?

Do you want me to send you the damn boxed set, fer cryin out loud... jeez!
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Old 05-03-2012, 08:49 PM   #202
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Do you want me to send you the damn boxed set, fer cryin out loud... jeez!
Well, finish the story. You know, the part where the chinese bike falls apart.

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Old 05-04-2012, 05:14 AM   #203
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I took the MSF course again with my son when he went through it and rode a TU250.

Nice bikes. We could get together (me on the KLR) and have the slowest drag race ever.
You'd win = I'm fat!
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