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Old 03-19-2009, 11:17 PM   #2281
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I am glad this threaed exists. nice read. I am planning a 700 mile adventure in Mexico on CRF150F's. Regeared top speed 65 mph, cruise 40-45 mph. Bags are ammo boxes on welded removable tube frame. Whole bag set-up will be mounted on elastomers from mtn bike forks to provide additional dampning for the load.

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Old 03-20-2009, 02:21 AM   #2282
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TREMOR This is off-topic but what make and model is that truck.

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Old 03-20-2009, 10:59 AM   #2283
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It sure looks like a Bongo truck. Millions of 'em here. :) (Iraq)

I'm curious myself...
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Old 03-20-2009, 12:35 PM   #2284
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Be really different...

I'm putting together a motorized bicycle styled to took like a 1912 Harley and I hope to do some really minimalist touring on it. The big advantage of this modern Whizzer is that under pedal power you can go on dedicated bike trails or other areas unreachable by motorized vehicles. I would love to go bicycle touring, but the ratio of boring straight line pedaling and uphills vs cool road cruising is just to much to maintain my enjoyment/pleasure level.
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Old 03-20-2009, 01:45 PM   #2285
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I'm putting together a motorized bicycle styled to took like a 1912 Harley and I hope to do some really minimalist touring on it.

You do know about motoredbikes.com? Excellent resource!

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Old 03-21-2009, 01:10 AM   #2286
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TREMOR This is off-topic but what make and model is that truck.

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Toyota Dyna. It has 4WD, PS, AC and turns on a dime. It's shares the same frame as the Toyota Hiace Van, which is sold througout Asia. I guess I'm not being much help, because neither is available stateside.
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Old 03-22-2009, 04:34 AM   #2287
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Toyota Dyna. It has 4WD, PS, AC and turns on a dime. It's shares the same frame as the Toyota Hiace Van, which is sold througout Asia. I guess I'm not being much help, because neither is available stateside.
Thanks just the same, Tremor.


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Old 03-22-2009, 07:47 PM   #2288
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Toyota Dyna. It has 4WD, PS, AC and turns on a dime. It's shares the same frame as the Toyota Hiace Van, which is sold througout Asia. I guess I'm not being much help, because neither is available stateside.
Wish they were available. So much more practical as a worktruck than a pick-up. Not as pretty, but it's a work-truck.

Back to the thread, Tremor, that is the biggest box I've seen on the back of a bike(outside of SE Asia). I wouldn't have that on the back of my Africa Twin let alone any of my 125s. What do you carry in that thing???
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Old 03-23-2009, 01:09 AM   #2289
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that is the biggest box I've seen on the back of a bike(outside of SE Asia). I wouldn't have that on the back of my Africa Twin let alone any of my 125s. What do you carry in that thing???
I think he uses that top box to carry the truck around with him.



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Old 03-23-2009, 04:59 AM   #2290
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Re: Truck

Actually you can buy them stateside for around $6,000 used, just not legal to drive on our roads, but lots of farmers buy em for farm use (and I'm sure on the road-wink-wink).
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Old 03-23-2009, 06:26 AM   #2291
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Actually you can buy them stateside for around $6,000 used, just not legal to drive on our roads, but lots of farmers buy em for farm use (and I'm sure on the road-wink-wink).
Some states they are legal. I've seen them plated in Mississippi and they just passed a law in Arkansas you can plate them here if they're kept off roads with 55mph or higher speedlimit.

ok back on topic.

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WE went for a 30 mile ride yesterday, rural country roads, the little bugger will run 60mph with him on it.
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Old 03-23-2009, 06:59 AM   #2292
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Great thread

Hi, this is a great thread! I read most of it.

I'm new to this forum and to 250cc. I always had road bike and big displacement. I sold my SV100S last week, no time to ride (job) and expensive licence plate (new law in Quebec Province, Canada). Something like 1500$ next year for sport bike over 400cc.

Anyway, i found me a use Super Sherpa, restored it in last weekend.

Full story here:
http://www.benplace.com/moto2.htm


I have a VW camper van restoration shot so that's easy stuff for me.

Anyway, i plan to bring the bike (reason i bought a light bike) on my next Mexico trip. Been there 3 times and last year i drove a KLR650 for more than 500 miles. Loved it but it's an heavy bike. The Sherpa will the the perfect bike to tow ON (trailer hitch) the back of my small van:


I travel a lot in North America and on each trip, i so wish i had a trail bike.
Perfect bike to get groceries, explore, drive on the beach or just even go to work.

I plan to do a lot of "exploration" with it in my next upcoming trips.

Cheers, Ben
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Old 03-23-2009, 11:56 AM   #2293
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Nice! I bet you'll get more delight out of wandering on the Super Sherpa than you ever got out of the sport bike.


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Hi, this is a great thread! I read most of it.

I'm new to this forum and to 250cc. I always had road bike and big displacement. I sold my SV100S last week, no time to ride (job) and expensive licence plate (new law in Quebec Province, Canada). Something like 1500$ next year for sport bike over 400cc.

Anyway, i found me a use Super Sherpa, restored it in last weekend.

Full story here:
http://www.benplace.com/moto2.htm


I have a VW camper van restoration shot so that's easy stuff for me.

Anyway, i plan to bring the bike (reason i bought a light bike) on my next Mexico trip. Been there 3 times and last year i drove a KLR650 for more than 500 miles. Loved it but it's an heavy bike. The Sherpa will the the perfect bike to tow ON (trailer hitch) the back of my small van:


I travel a lot in North America and on each trip, i so wish i had a trail bike.
Perfect bike to get groceries, explore, drive on the beach or just even go to work.

I plan to do a lot of "exploration" with it in my next upcoming trips.

Cheers, Ben
http://www.benplace.com/
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Old 03-26-2009, 05:16 AM   #2294
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Wish they were available. So much more practical as a worktruck than a pick-up. Not as pretty, but it's a work-truck.

Back to the thread, Tremor, that is the biggest box I've seen on the back of a bike(outside of SE Asia). I wouldn't have that on the back of my Africa Twin let alone any of my 125s. What do you carry in that thing???
I only set the box there long enough to let a friend snap the pic. It's not even attached to the bike.

It's an equipment case that belongs to the Gov't. No way in hell I'd ride with it .... although it would quite a spectacle on a very smooth road with no wind
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Old 03-26-2009, 05:18 AM   #2295
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Hi, this is a great thread! I read most of it.

I'm new to this forum and to 250cc. I always had road bike and big displacement. I sold my SV100S last week, no time to ride (job) and expensive licence plate (new law in Quebec Province, Canada). Something like 1500$ next year for sport bike over 400cc.

Anyway, i found me a use Super Sherpa, restored it in last weekend.

Full story here:
http://www.benplace.com/moto2.htm


I have a VW camper van restoration shot so that's easy stuff for me.

Anyway, i plan to bring the bike (reason i bought a light bike) on my next Mexico trip. Been there 3 times and last year i drove a KLR650 for more than 500 miles. Loved it but it's an heavy bike. The Sherpa will the the perfect bike to tow ON (trailer hitch) the back of my small van:


I travel a lot in North America and on each trip, i so wish i had a trail bike.
Perfect bike to get groceries, explore, drive on the beach or just even go to work.

I plan to do a lot of "exploration" with it in my next upcoming trips.

Cheers, Ben
http://www.benplace.com/
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