End of the world bike

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  1. SUNTZU

    SUNTZU Adventurer

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    When 2 adv riders get together at a local dive and chit chat about bikes and politicsÂ…the latter, being a waste of breath and a pint.:lol3

    We've all seen, some variations of a movie based on, the "Zombie Apocalypse", right?
    My favorite, "The Walking Dead".

    So, what is your choice for the, "one" motorcycle to have during the zombie apocalypse, and why?
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  2. XDragRacer

    XDragRacer Long timer

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    Whatever bike you choose, it better have magneto or points/coil/condenser ignition; EMP (Electro-Magnetic Pulse) will fry all your solid-state components (transistors, etc.).

    A diesel-powered bike (e.g., military KLR) might be worth considering.

    Also, forget about EFI (Electronic Fuel Injection), given control electronics' vulnerability to EMP.
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  3. ping

    ping Been here awhile

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    My Yamaha XT250. Small, light, easy to ride, does not eat to much gas,70 miles per gallon or better, I am use to riding it, easy to fix, dependable after riding 9,000 miles, gets me to where I want to go, able to go on the road or off road, fun to ride.
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  4. SUNTZU

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    No EMP, just the people you once knew that only want to, eat your brains:lol3

    Totally agree with you, regarding points ignition equipped bikes, if we get hit with EMP.
    Man, I knew I should kept that 69 Triumph:eek1
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  5. SUNTZU

    SUNTZU Adventurer

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    70mpg is a major plus! Gas is scarce
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  6. Alanjnc

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    Schwinn??
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  7. fuelish

    fuelish Been here awhile

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    But I would want to carry it hanging off the back of this:
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  8. wrk2surf

    wrk2surf on the gas or brakes

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  9. Royal Tiger

    Royal Tiger Sd Kfz 182

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    Diesel KLR as posted above. FTW! :clap
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  10. SRG

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    Honda CT90.
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  11. Joe

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    End of the world, zombies everywhere, forget diesels.

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  12. rtwpaul

    rtwpaul out riding...

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    i pull this out my garage and fit right in...and yes it is in MY garage

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  13. mitchn06

    mitchn06 Been here awhile

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  14. kconville

    kconville Avant Guard Dog

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  15. zeeko

    zeeko shiver me timbers

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    Haha, I have a C100 and I'm pretty sure even a zombie could catch me on that thing.

    Put me down for the diesel--fill er' up with veggie oil if you have to and gets a million mpg's so you don't run out of fuel with an angry, blood thirsty horde on your tail.
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  16. thumpthumpthump

    thumpthumpthump Thumpthumpthump

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    Honda Sl 70. Does 50 mph, Great gas mileage, Runs forever with no care. And if it does run out of gas I can backpack it. OH, and if the Zombies do attack I can swing it around as a weapon.
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  17. Drifter.

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    I have read stories and posts like this before.....if things get that bad you want a donkey, cow or horse, there will be no fuel to buy or steal anyone with a runiing bike or car will be attacked GIANT target and easy to find just listen :evil Besides where you gonna run to same place the other million or thousand are going? Plan way ahead for the worst and be prepared most are not. The most valuable thing you could own is a gun with ammo.....those 2 things will get you what ever is needed....think about it.
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  18. thumpthumpthump

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    Do not think I would use a walking buffet as transportation. Also some of those are too slow and they all get tired. The gun is a great idea, the lead for gas and food exchange rate shoud be good.
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  19. Drifter.

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    Cant imagine things getting that bad...if they did you would be on the menu as well as the donkey. :eek1

    An ATV would be a better choice than a bike they can haul the family lots of stuff pull a trailer logs a boat a deer...donkey...etc. Mine will climb hills a bike can not and it floats....upside down dont ask how i know...:huh
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  20. thumpthumpthump

    thumpthumpthump Thumpthumpthump

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    Good point.
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