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Discussion in 'Australia' started by panhead_pete, Oct 18, 2013.
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.
looks like some of those guys are having more fun then we do when we are out lol
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.
Some great pics.
Imagine doing that on a Harley these days
That's awesome! Making the most out of what you have!
They were built for dirt roads originally, not offroad so much but not necessarily what we would call a road nowadays.
Pretty awesome 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.
Ah so many haters on the net, none bother me.
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.
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.
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.
So why cann't I fit knoby tires and longer suspension from the HD catalogue ?
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 .
Because those days were before HD's became a fashion accessorized pimp mobile (for the majority of buyers ).
Hardcore Harley's Coast to Coast..... hope I haven't offended the Postie set :eek1
Here's a more current approach.
I always liked this one. The builder saw a movie with a sportster dirt bike in it and contacted the producer to find it was built with a C&J frame. So he got onto them and scored the original prototype frame for the movie bike and built this.
Maybe those f--kwits should look at the photo set "The Bike that Won the War" on the same page...don't see no BMW there do ya?
B - boring
M - middle aged
W - wanker
It don't really stand for Bavarian motor works, you know...lol3
'48 Panhead outfit in '78, Hebel Qld border, :eek1
Chris Binet from 'Yesteryear Motorcycles'
Did a trip from Captains Flat[NSW] to Roma [Qld], & back again,
My old man said they just another bike back in the day ['40s-'50s], broke down like everything else!!!,
always had a soft spot for Harleys, never owned one - yet!!!!!