Can a Harley make it to Magadan?

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

  1. yokesman

    yokesman Been here awhile

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    in the movie they gave new meaning to driving it into the ground.
  2. Rastus

    Rastus World Traveler

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    Cool RR. Doug, what kind of camera are you using? Awesome pictures! Hope to see you at Barbers Vintage Fest? Will the HD "Dirtster" be on display at Barbers's Museum?
  3. peterdejongh

    peterdejongh Adventurer

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    Hey Doug,
    A friend of mine is all into old British bike's and has workplace full of Norton's & stuff.
    I'll ask him if he has a '39 Norton 500 stuck on the shelf somewhere...
    You'll have to come to Belgium for it, but you know the way.
  4. Mountain Cruiser

    Mountain Cruiser Banned

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    Did I miss the Road of Bones pics? :cry
  5. tuhughes

    tuhughes Adventurer

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    :rofl
  6. Southpawman

    Southpawman Overpowered by Funk

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    What? That's not Rick James? Looks kinda Super Freaky to me... :lol3
  7. nanno

    nanno Been here awhile

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    I'll ask a few friends of my grandpa, but don't expect quick results, this is not a rusty M72, which can be had easily.

    Cheers,
    Greg
  8. Sundowner

    Sundowner Bort

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    I've sold both of mine (I had a Model 18 500 and a twin port Model 20) but I've still got some bits floating around, so keep me in mind and PM me with what you need (it's mainly small parts and NOS bits like cylinder sleaves, cables, etc.) if you find a bike. They're out there. Would make an excellent touring machine.
  9. motoreiter

    motoreiter Long timer

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    I saw the movie, I wonder if Che would beg to differ?!
  10. IRideASlowBike

    IRideASlowBike Banned

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  11. Phrog

    Phrog Terra Australis

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    As soon as I saw this I thought of you Doug :jose

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  12. olebiker

    olebiker Old buzzard bait

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    That will be quite a long trip. I assume you have ridden one of those old 500's?
  13. Farmer_Ted

    Farmer_Ted Crazy Kid!

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    That would be one hell of a trip. May I join you? Please, please, please! haha

    I'll ask a couple people I know who are really into the old European bikes tomorrow and PM you. Couple Brits did the same thing in 2009, http://lancashire.greatbritishlife....man-following-che-guevaras-tyre-tracks-34631/ .

    He nicknamed the motorcycle "El Poderoso II" or "The Powerful one". I think you'll need to rename it "The Powerful one, the second" haha
  14. nazza

    nazza Trouble

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    Hi Doug, I started reading this thread yesterday, I am up to page 72 :D Will read some every night. A mate called Jock (OldOzy) was staying with me the other night and mentioned you and when I hadn't heard of you he sent me this to read. I am loving it :clap
    Cheers
    Naz
  15. nomadb

    nomadb Been here awhile

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    Dear Doug,

    Here is a book of a writer who has done a similar trip.
    http://www.amazon.com/Chasing-Che-M...=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1314870130&sr=1-1

    Book is the RR for the same trp of CHE. The writer meets some of the people who met Che.

    Okay he does it on a old BMW so thats the only week point of the book :evil

    The final part with Che's friend with a bottle of Rum is great to finish the book as well.

    Have a good one...
  16. z@ch

    z@ch Turn it up to eleven

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    He rode a hardtail chopper around the world, a little trip like this should be nothin!
  17. olebiker

    olebiker Old buzzard bait

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    I know that. There is a big difference between that bike and a flat head 500 twin from that era.Have you ridden one?
  18. rides2little

    rides2little Braaaaaap

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  19. TallRob

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    bahhhh, he can hold his nose,,,He IS from Bama!
  20. Daniii

    Daniii geezer

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    I suppose had he been riding a BMW there would have been issues...