Did Harley Davidson Pioneer Adventure Touring?

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by squallywally, Nov 5, 2009.

  1. squallywally

    squallywally Sad Sack

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    Attached is Harley Ad from August 1974 Hot Rod Magazine.

    I hope this post is in the right place!

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  2. i_4ce

    i_4ce wants a WeeStrom

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    Can you imagine bands of 20-30 pirates on the TAT.

    It's actually too bad they didn't keep a line in that direction.
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  3. a1fa

    a1fa Throttle Jockey™

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    lol.. its funny that you call them pirates. I call them butt pirates.
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  4. Motor31

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    Adventure touring in this country started long before motorcycles were ever invented.
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  5. krellheat

    krellheat Pepsi Challenged

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    They were pioneers back then - I mean they were called Pioneers.
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  6. Grreatdog

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    They did for me. The first real motorcycle I ever rode was my neighbors brand new Rapido 125. God I loved that bike even though it got me in a world of shit with my dad. I went out and spent my paper route money on a new Kawasaki KE125. And he was PISSED. But I haven't owned anything but "enduro" bikes since 1976 thanks to that Harley-Davidson.
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  7. jeep44

    jeep44 junk collector

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    I'm sure you don't use that term to their face,though. Only from the safety of your basement.
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  8. Chuck289

    Chuck289 Air cooled

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    Yeah cuz those pirates are skeery.:uhoh
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    buls4evr No Marks....

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    I think the Conestoga wagon was the first adventurer tourer in the US.
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  10. Grreatdog

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    Actually, I am pretty skeered of dentists. Not to mention lawyers.
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  11. squallywally

    squallywally Sad Sack

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    thats one tiny tent
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  13. DAKEZ

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    I do. I also tease them when they have a meeting with 20+ people and there are only two bikes in the parking lot (due to rain).

    I say: Well you all have on your Pirate costumes but how the hell did you all fit on two bikes. :rofl

    People who dress like pirates do not mind being told they dress like pirates. :1drink
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  14. Grinnin

    Grinnin Forever N00b

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    It looks to me like an Aermacchi.
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    kraven Hegelian Scum

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    Can you imagine in this age of farkles and 100 hp BMW station wagonstroms if someone made a new 175 dual sport for the American market?
    :rofl


    As a matter of trivia, was that a 175 dirt bike with a tag and indicators?

    That's a very cool ad. Thanks for posting it.
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  16. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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    OMG! The guy in the ad wears a polo shirt! It can't be happening!
    :evil
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    Willbilly Been here awhile

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    :thumb indeed. My 650 is considered an underpowered lightweight these days....
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  20. DeeCee

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    HD pioneered alot of things for motorcycling across America. They have since forsaken all those things in favor of the v-twin cruiser. shame really.
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