Can a Harley make it to Magadan?

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by rtwdoug, Apr 27, 2011.

  1. BeachGuy

    BeachGuy Lost in paradise!

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    Doug, give the Road of Bones hell. I know you can make the ride, but I'm taking bets on the Dirtster giving you hell, but not winning.
  2. zestymac

    zestymac Been here awhile

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    IN... Best of luck Doug. I may have missed it; but what are you doing for fork leg guards?

    Best, Rick
  3. aholecop

    aholecop Adventurer

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    subscribed! :lurk
  4. ride2tires

    ride2tires n00b

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    In my experience with breather/blow-by problem = majority of blow-by will happen with excess oil in tank. Fill'r to the bottom marker on the dip-stick and you should be good to go. Any oil above the bottom line will eventually drain itself on y'er right knee cap.
  5. a.j.44

    a.j.44 Frozen 6 months a yr

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    :lurk I'm in
  6. ride2tires

    ride2tires n00b

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    Subscibed.... :clap
  7. c1skout

    c1skout Been here awhile

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    Good luck Doug.
  8. puddles954

    puddles954 n00b

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    great scott!!! that is serious..:1drink
  9. Ratchdaddy

    Ratchdaddy Been here awhile

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    The Sporty has always been my favorite Harley. I put more than 100K on a 97 883. To me it is the last of the standards. Good for just about anything. Everything else seems specialized nowadays. The simple engine/trans combo and the cradle frame are great. I think you will do fine. Mine went trough some mild off roading and soft sand in the CA desert with no mods at all. Yours should do great. If only Harley had someone that looked forward (Buell) instead of backward (Willie G n company), then all of us rednecks could be riding American Iron. I am looking forward to your misadventures. Maybe you can get a film crew and that guy from Star Wars to ride with you.
  10. 1marka

    1marka Been here awhile

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    Subscribed. Looks like fun! Way to be yourself!!
  11. jposttx

    jposttx Been here awhile

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    O great cave biker I was just thinking the same thing..my 03 883 looks mighty...um...plain:freaky
  12. huzar

    huzar Pastor of Muppets

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    Oh boy, another rtwdoug adventure! :clap
  13. bmwhacker

    bmwhacker Still on 3 wheels

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    Cool...threads really a-hoppin and there's not a bike go'in yet...This oughta be a good one!:clap
  14. OmenF1

    OmenF1 wannabe explorer

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    what I call an adventure.... - :lurk

    I promised myself a HD @ 40, to stand next to the GS ;-) so make me proud !! ;-)
  15. V-Twin-Maniac

    V-Twin-Maniac Been here awhile

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    @Doug
    I like Crazy People! I would say try if the Harley bring you to magedan.... But iam Sure She do!

    You Said you are in frankfurt... I live 70km Away... If you are interestet in a Short Meeting Write me a PM and let me Know! Take Care!
  16. haystack

    haystack Just ride

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  17. bighaasfly

    bighaasfly Something to shoot for

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    There goes sleep for the next few weeks. I'll be glued to my laptop every night checkin in to see what happened to Doug today. Wife'll think my porn habit came back. "But Honey, it's just Doug!" LOL
  18. nanno

    nanno Been here awhile

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    Y'know Doug... you're getting old.

    Nowadays you even have a suspension on your bike... what's next ? Going to get a BMW GS ? :D

    See you in a few days!

    Cheers,
    Greg
  19. halmc

    halmc Turkey T*urd

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  20. rtwdoug

    rtwdoug prominent underachiever

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    I would like to point out that even tho Alabama comes in at #49 in almost everything, theres always # 50 that we can look down upon. Yes, Harolds home state of Mississippi.
    He is just jealous that I'm an uppity Alabamian.

    It is a mess, and Im glad I missed it. On the other hand, I feel bad that Im not there to do something.

    I FINALLY seem to have found a good shipper. Andre, who has a shipping company in LA (no, not Lower Alabama, the other LA, out in Cali)

    He helped me last year to find a guy to fly in the parts I needed to Armenia when my shovel broke.

    Anyhow, he booked it thru lufthansa cargo. it is the cheapest Ive ever paid to ship a bike, and the only problems I have had is because of the customs office in atlanta. I hate atlanta.

    I dropped the bike off in charlotte, but lufthansa said it had to go on a cargo flight from hotlanta (would have been closer for me to deliver it there) anyhow, then customs informs the shippers at 5pm on friday, that I needed a notarized power of attorney, to let the shipper ship my bike. the shipper said they had never been asked for this before.
    This is easter weekend, so I cant get it signed & sent til monday morning.
    shipper in NC gets it tues, does some stuff, & sends it to customs who get it wed. they can hold it for 72 hours, which luckily they didnt, & it flew out today. I was told I couldnt get it from here til monday, but after a few contacts made, looks like I can get it tomorrow.

    I was planning to be in Munich by sunday, so looks like things still may stay on track.

    Doug