Just another TAT ride report, on a Harley DirtBag

Discussion in 'Epic Rides' started by rtwdoug, Aug 8, 2013.

  1. rtwdoug

    rtwdoug prominent underachiever

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    This past winter, I was reading about the trans america trail, & had not seen where anyone had done it on a harley.

    Its the trans AMERICA trail, and I think its time an american bike did it.

    (maybe it has been done, but it hasnt been done by ME!)

    So, what to do it on?

    I love my dirtster, but I've always had this weird urge to build a dual sport bike out of a bagger.

    My newest monstrosity, the DirtBag!

    I'm heading to the Horizons Unlimited meet in NC today, then sunday I will start the TAT.

    I hope the bike is up to it, as usual, my build time ran out, & I havent been able to put many miles on it, been in europe all summer.

    I had a few electrical problems, but hope those are sorted out now.

    Yes, I know theres some trails out west that may not be possible, but I will give them a try. If it was easy, everyone would do it.

    Doug

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  2. bk brkr baker

    bk brkr baker Long timer

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    Good luck!

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  3. RideDualSport.com

    RideDualSport.com TPB all the way

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    Awesome work on the DirtBag! The TAT will be bagged!
    I look forward to more...
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  4. Abenteuerfahrer

    Abenteuerfahrer Deaf on Wheels

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    Aye...oh sure and of course you can do it on your Harley... like you said; out West-- maybe still but....give it a go....:clap

    Did it on mine in 2011...

    Once you have slain the TAT..do the TLH(transLabHIghway) before they pave it...

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    cheers....
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  5. poolman

    poolman Gnarly Poolside Adv.

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    Doug does the TAT on a Harley... what could possibly go wrong?

    All the Best,

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    You can't fool us - there's a KLR in that sidebox. :D

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    FlyingPenguin Been here awhile

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    Damn Doug, I can't wait to see how this trip goes! I've always been amazed at some of the places that people have taken an Electra Glide through.

    Good luck and safe travels.
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    A wise man once told me "just because you can - doens't mean you should" :lol3

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    Have a good time Doug! :1drink
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  20. Ginger Beard

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    Fuckin' A man, wish I could have had my my rig done sooner...Would have loved to see out on the trail. So god damned in on this RR. Can't wait to see this ride unfold!! :freaky
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