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  1. ZZR_Ron

    ZZR_Ron Looking up

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    Nanabijou, could you PM me about when you are not working? Been awhile.

    Should also get over to see NORTHRIDER sometime.
  2. Nanabijou

    Nanabijou Been here awhile

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    O.K. This is like a "Time Life Books" moment. I was just thinking of you Ron and was going to PM you to see if you are cleared to come with me to the Madhouse next Friday.

    Mike
  3. ZZR_Ron

    ZZR_Ron Looking up

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    Sounds great! PM me with details, time etc. It's been a long winter.

    BTW, I'm a bit skinnier than last time you saw me.
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    ZZR_Ron Looking up

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    That's the old "Blue Parrot" for Greg.

    Any Old Fart at Play took me out for breakfast, and then we went to look at some unusual motorcycles, over at Excalibur.

    Royal Enfield.

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    Two wheel drive Ural.

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  5. BackRoader

    BackRoader ROK strapper

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    Looks like RE is making a bold attempt to draw the boomers to a bike that wasn't on the road, well very many of them, 40 years ago. I saw the Enfields in Phoenix and really thought nothing of it, but I see there is a dealer here now Winnipeg.

    I wonder how they would stack up against my XS650????

    ps; Ron, good to see you out and about.
  6. ZZR_Ron

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    Considering the engine configuration, etc, maybe compare them to a Suzuki Savage?

    Anyway, I did sit on one, and it took me back to the days of riding Triumph Bonnevilles.

    I don't think i ever saw one of these on the road.
  7. nofate

    nofate what blackflies?

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    I don't know much about Royal Enfields, but they have that old British bike look that seems to appeal to a lot of folks including me. Aren't they made in India?
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    Yes, made in India. If I was going to buy something like that, I would be more likely to buy something like your Scrambler, all the looks, modern components.
  9. Nanabijou

    Nanabijou Been here awhile

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    Diane had the entire dental office over for a party a few weeks ago. I was out in the garage working on my bikes. I met a dentist who recently immigrated to Canada from India. When she saw my bikes in the garage she suddenly became excited about summer and riding. However, she told me that in India the (former) Hero Honda bikes weren't coveted like the Royal Enfields. She said it was really a status symbol to have an Enfield. Like people would buy them just to have one in their possession. She was acting like the Enfield was the equivalent of a hallowed '69 CB750. :D

    Mike
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    Hektoglider One with Life

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    We love our motorcycles.
  11. Lappeman

    Lappeman He's Down Again!

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    Nice Hekto! :lol3

    Up to zero today and forcasted for plus 3 or 4 next week...fingers crossed! A lot of snow to melt though and if it doesn't get into the double digits quickly, it will be a long wet cold spring :cry
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    Hektoglider One with Life

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    Yea those bush roads will be plugged with snow & flooded beaver dams til June.
    I recommend hitting the Wisconsin Bluff roads instead
  13. BackRoader

    BackRoader ROK strapper

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    Riding the Alphabet roads were a blast, did that with North Rider and Finndian a couple of years ago enroute to Eagle River ADV Rally.

    Could sneek over there for a day during the Areostich Rally:evil
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    The Wisconsin "Rustic Roads"! :D I think some of them are in better shape than the HWY 17 part of the Trans Canada!
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    Hektoglider One with Life

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    If you want to hit the prime stuff, dig up CannonTracks & ride those routes around Cream, Fountain City,Soldiers Grove, Coon Valley etc. Tie that in with the BMW rally across the river in Minnesota ( forget name but it flooded during Guzzi rally) and you will have good evening atmosphere at the Rally, and wicked riding all day. On the way back north, pull into Redwing, Treasure Island Casino. Tent camp for under $18 and your access card will get you into the pool area of the $100 night hotel. Soak in the hot tub and then you can chow down at one of the best buffets in all of Minnesota. Head back north with a smile. Now that's 4-5 six days of good times. Just sayin
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    Hektoglider One with Life

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    One of these years we should run the IceBreaker Ride down that way especially if the condition here is abysmal.
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    Now if you would be a tour guide, I might be up some of that hot tubbing and buffeting.

    :freaky
  18. Hektoglider

    Hektoglider One with Life

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    It's like living the RockStar life on chump change! We could Zip over to the big bike shops in Apple Valley & sift through the bargain bins.( maybe check the take off bin out back.....) LOL
    There's a paper that comes out called Minnesta Motorcycle Monthly. Get that at any bike shop and it has event listings for everything from Hillclimbs to Stunt Shows etc. Good for adding additional stops on the way through.
    Then there's the Millville Pro-Nationals , one of the best tracks for spectating.....
    Greg you would spend hours down at the bike scrapyard on 169S Shakopee Sport Wheels........
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    Hektoglider One with Life

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    Minnesoh-Tah!!!!!!

    Love riding down that way & Wisconsin

    Google Tomahawk Fall Ride & Bubbas Speedway for a good season wind- up

    Hiawatha Rally in Money Creek BMW rally I couldn't recall earlier.....yea
  20. ZZR_Ron

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    Ah yes! Kari and then famous take-off tires! :evil

    Kari, I think your brother may actually be running the tires I took off the Bandit just before I sold it to you. I just thought they were so hard that I was afraid the bike was gonna be a handful on wet roads.