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Old 10-18-2013, 06:34 PM   #1
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Before ADV bikes and riding a HD was illegal.

http://www.ridingvintage.com/2013/10...irt-bikes.html
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Old 10-19-2013, 02:04 AM   #2
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Pete I posted a link to those pics and the story behind it some time ago, as HD's being the original ADV bike and got slammed by all the Harley haters. Mention something positive about HD's here and it's good for about thirty pages of sledging. Funny enough, go to the U.S. side of the forum and every second ADV rider has a H.D. in the shed and loves it.
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Old 10-19-2013, 02:17 AM   #3
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looks like some of those guys are having more fun then we do when we are out lol
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Old 10-19-2013, 02:39 AM   #4
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Great pic's
I remember punting a Norton commando on any dirt road I could find in the late 70's early 80's road tyre's of course thru the Flinders or where ever.
What is this new thing ADVRIDER and knoblies.
The glory days of few fences and rules.
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Old 10-19-2013, 04:02 AM   #5
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Some great pics.
Imagine doing that on a Harley these days
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Old 10-19-2013, 05:42 AM   #6
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That's awesome! Making the most out of what you have!
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Old 10-19-2013, 05:46 AM   #7
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They were built for dirt roads originally, not offroad so much but not necessarily what we would call a road nowadays.
Pretty awesome pics.
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Old 10-19-2013, 06:27 AM   #8
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Great pics.

When you go to the HD museum in Milwaukee you great idea of all the things people used to do on them and remember Evil Knievel used them for jumping, between beating friends with baseball bats.
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Old 10-19-2013, 02:23 PM   #9
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Pete I posted a link to those pics and the story behind it some time ago, as HD's being the original ADV bike and got slammed by all the Harley haters. Mention something positive about HD's here and it's good for about thirty pages of sledging. Funny enough, go to the U.S. side of the forum and every second ADV rider has a H.D. in the shed and loves it.
Ah so many haters on the net, none bother me.

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Some great pics.
Imagine doing that on a Harley these days
IN '99 I bought a brand new FXDX and rode it to my then home from Mackay. I was living in Arnhemland at the time. Was great over taking the tour buses on the way to the East Alligator river, even better when Id just ride through the water across Cahills crossing, get on the bitumen and blast into Jabiru. Bike had mimi spirits on the tanks so perhaps that helped :) No big jumps though.
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Old 10-19-2013, 02:30 PM   #10
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Was great over taking the tour buses on the way to the East Alligator river, even better when Id just ride through the water across Cahills crossing, get on the bitumen and blast into Jabiru. Bike had mimi spirits on the tanks so perhaps that helped :)
Ha ha - they'd want to be powerful wouldn't they? I was watching about eight crocs there once when an old local fella started telling me about the time he saw a Dad get nipped out of his tinny in front of his son... body found without a head a few days later


... can't help thinking how camp those HD riders look with their Jimmy Somerville t-shirts and hats, though.
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Old 10-19-2013, 03:13 PM   #11
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Funny enough I started ADV riding on a HD. It was after a day of 12 rocky creek crossings that I thought I should get something more suitable.

I have jumped a Road King over two drainage ditches. Lucky I was drunk, couldn't have done it sober. They land hard.
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Old 10-19-2013, 03:38 PM   #12
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Question great pixs

So why cann't I fit knoby tires and longer suspension from the HD catalogue ?
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Old 10-31-2013, 05:47 AM   #13
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My old man used to tell me when he rode as a young bloke , most of the roads were dirt . Any bike he owned merely had knobbie tyres fitted . Rode all year round , all over the country .
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Old 10-31-2013, 12:16 PM   #14
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So why cann't I fit knoby tires and longer suspension from the HD catalogue ?
Because those days were before HD's became a fashion accessorized pimp mobile (for the majority of buyers ).
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Old 10-31-2013, 02:10 PM   #15
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