ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Riding > The perfect line and other riding myths
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 04-28-2013, 04:51 AM   #61
davidbeinct
Studly Adventurer
 
davidbeinct's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2010
Location: Waterford, CT
Oddometer: 539
Quote:
Originally Posted by Big Bamboo View Post
No, all motorcycles rode dirt until cars were invented and paved roads came into fashion...
Nope, sorry:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Good_Roads_Movement

(Let's see how many old arguments we can squeeze into one resurrected thread!)

David B.
davidbeinct is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2013, 07:41 AM   #62
Hawk62cj5
2 Cheap 4 a KLR
 
Hawk62cj5's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2010
Location: Southern Va
Oddometer: 584
Im envious of that seat , wish my super sherpa came with a cushion like that .
__________________
09 Super Sherpa KL250
62 CJ-5
Trailering a bike is like hiring a prostitute just to jerk off in front of her .
Hawk62cj5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2013, 10:04 AM   #63
Big Bamboo
Aircooled & Sunbaked
 
Big Bamboo's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2010
Location: Big Island of Hawaii
Oddometer: 3,033
Quote:
Originally Posted by davidbeinct View Post
History Channel = Lying Bastards
Big Bamboo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2013, 12:12 PM   #64
mrphotoman
Beastly Adventurer
 
mrphotoman's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2011
Location: KBR27
Oddometer: 1,031
Typical harley "adventure" rider:

400+lbs (each) of pure flabby adventure, riding from fast food restaurant to bar.

mrphotoman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2013, 02:11 PM   #65
DAKEZ
Beastly Adventurer
 
DAKEZ's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2007
Location: OR
Oddometer: 19,600
Quote:
Originally Posted by BobbySands View Post
what a load of hog anus.
If anyone knows anything about hog anus it would be you BS.
__________________
“Watch out for everything bigger than you, they have the "right of weight"
Bib
DAKEZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2013, 06:02 PM   #66
Ginger Beard
I have no soul
 
Ginger Beard's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Location: Sunny Northern Cuba (aka: South Florida)
Oddometer: 6,234
Quote:
Originally Posted by mrphotoman View Post
Typical harley "adventure" rider:

400+lbs (each) of pure flabby adventure.....]


So you are saying that the HD riders on this forum are atyipcal? We're all very flattered sweety...
__________________
"I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it." ~Edgar Allen Poe~
My Scramster Build

3 weeks solo: Overland Expo East ,Barber Vintage Fest and beyond
Ginger Beard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2013, 06:29 PM   #67
windmill
Beastly Adventurer
 
windmill's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2008
Location: Kent, Washington State
Oddometer: 4,084
Quote:
Originally Posted by mrphotoman View Post
Typical harley "adventure" rider:

400+lbs (each) of pure flabby adventure, riding from fast food restaurant to bar.
Well dang,

Back when I had my Harleys I weighed about 180......................



Now I'm around 230 ..................Guess I need to get another Harley.






But I don't really want to be 'typical".................
__________________
"Take care, sir," cried Sancho. "Those over there are not giants but windmills".
windmill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2013, 05:28 AM   #68
Mountain Cruiser
Banned
 
Joined: Mar 2006
Location: Just Pass'n Through....
Oddometer: 1,204
Harley Davidson pioneered motorcycling....


http://www.harley-davidsonblog.com/2...-in-the-world/




.
Mountain Cruiser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2013, 10:31 AM   #69
foxtrapper
Studly Adventurer
 
Joined: Sep 2011
Oddometer: 687
In regards to the question, these pictures help answer the question.







foxtrapper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2013, 05:29 AM   #70
Mark Manley
On my way
 
Mark Manley's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2010
Location: Back home in the UK
Oddometer: 620
Yes they did, or rather theirs was the first bike to go RTW

I haven't looked to see if this is mentioned elsewhere in this thread but a Harley-Davidson was the first bike to do an around the world motorcycle trip in 1928. These were real pioneers of motorcycle travel who had no backup or idea of what obstacles lay ahead let alone the internet to tell them how to overcome them.
They deserve our full respect.

http://www.godofthunder.co.uk/zoltan-sulkowsky.html

Incidently a Harley is also the first bike to be recognised as having travelled to every country by the Guiness book of records.

http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/forwood/
__________________
If it's in the Touratech catalogue then you don't need it

"You've got to think for yourselves! You're all individuals!"-Brian of Nazareth
Mark Manley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2013, 06:24 AM   #71
Long Trail
adv dreamer
 
Long Trail's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2013
Location: North East US 802
Oddometer: 51
Quote:
Originally Posted by mrphotoman View Post
Typical harley "adventure" rider:

400+lbs (each) of pure flabby adventure, riding from fast food restaurant to bar.

Apparently by your logic I'm about 270 lbs. short of the weight requirement. You must be another typical "adventure" close minded know it all.
Long Trail is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2013, 07:06 AM   #72
foxtrapper
Studly Adventurer
 
Joined: Sep 2011
Oddometer: 687
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mark Manley View Post
...but a Harley-Davidson was the first bike to do an around the world motorcycle trip in 1928.
It was done over a decade earlier on a Henderson.
foxtrapper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2013, 09:13 AM   #73
Mark Manley
On my way
 
Mark Manley's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2010
Location: Back home in the UK
Oddometer: 620
Quote:
Originally Posted by foxtrapper View Post
It was done over a decade earlier on a Henderson.
I'd be interested to hear about that trip, any information out there?
__________________
If it's in the Touratech catalogue then you don't need it

"You've got to think for yourselves! You're all individuals!"-Brian of Nazareth
Mark Manley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2013, 09:30 AM   #74
Mark Manley
On my way
 
Mark Manley's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2010
Location: Back home in the UK
Oddometer: 620
This is Robert Fulton who rode this bike, a Douglas, around the world on it in the mid 1930s, He wrote a book about the trip, One man caravan and the film he took came out on DVD titled twice upon a caravan with his own commentary in the 1990s.
He owned the bike until his death in 2004 at the age of 95.

Quote:
Originally Posted by foxtrapper View Post
In regards to the question, these pictures help answer the question.


__________________
If it's in the Touratech catalogue then you don't need it

"You've got to think for yourselves! You're all individuals!"-Brian of Nazareth
Mark Manley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2013, 10:03 AM   #75
foxtrapper
Studly Adventurer
 
Joined: Sep 2011
Oddometer: 687
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mark Manley View Post
I'd be interested to hear about that trip, any information out there?
This is about as good a starting point as I know of on the web for it.
http://accelerate.presspublisher.us/...ticle/girdling

There may well have been others and other bikes before him that have gotten lost in history.
foxtrapper is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 09:12 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014