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Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Rollin', Sep 19, 2012.

  1. Rollin'

    Rollin' does it come in black?

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    My engine plate was made by Arlen Ness. Arlen Ness stopped making them but HMD also makes it.

    http://www.hmd520.com/category/Accessories-25

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  2. 2mstone

    2mstone Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the Excellent ride report! Thanks for the gas and lodging info too; I'm getting ready for my trip to Deadhorse next summer.
    Kudos to you for having the........... vision....... to take an different bike!
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  3. Rollin'

    Rollin' does it come in black?

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    Thank you!
    I hope you have a fun and safe trip. A lot of good info here - http://www.alaskageographic.org/uploads/pdf/dalton-vg2012.pdf

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  4. max384

    max384 Bandaided

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    Great ride report! I love reading these high mileage days ride reports. I also love that you did it on a different bike than would be expected. No GS? No problem!
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  5. Rollin'

    Rollin' does it come in black?

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    Thanks Max!
    I enjoy the IBA rides and I try pick rides that have not been done on a Victory.
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  6. siyeh

    siyeh unproductive

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    A solo ride is the best. Great report. I met you at Pine Bluff, Fall Slimey Crud.

    Something about a long solo, can't put my finger on it, but it is very appealing.
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  7. marcus22

    marcus22 Adventurer

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    Awesome trip! Even better because of the bike you did it on. way to go
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  8. Rollin'

    Rollin' does it come in black?

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    Thanks Marcus!
    It cleaned up good. Not a scratch.

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  9. Zepfan

    Zepfan Been here awhile

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    WOW...... Excellent RR.:clap Short & SWEET. Hats off to you and your ride. How about south to Argentina??:ear
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  10. Zepfan

    Zepfan Been here awhile

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    Solo = Do what you want WHEN you want.
    Group = Wait around till 10 in the morning for everyone to get up and get going.

    San diego to Panama w/ 3 riders. (only one made it non stop w/o major breakdown)
    San Diego to Inuvik solo. 1 month. Had a great time, met all kinds of people, never felt alone. Great fishing and camping.
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  11. sgio

    sgio Been here awhile

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    What a great trip! Impressive mileage. I love that you did this trip on a touring bike. Give me thoughts that my ST could do such a trip..................:evil
    Maybe some tire research, I wonder if any dual sport tires are available for a ST1300?:D
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  12. Rollin'

    Rollin' does it come in black?

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    I agree, doing what you want and when you want really helps when it's a long ride and you have a short time to do it.

    Group rides can be fun and there is safety in numbers but I still prefer solo for the long rides.

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  13. Rollin'

    Rollin' does it come in black?

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    Thank you!

    That would be fun but the next ride will be a lot shorter. I'm going to try the IBA 100CCC.
    Jacksonville, FL to San Diego, CA and back to Jacksonville in less than 100 hours. I did the south coast to north coast ride and I would like to add the east coast to west coast ride and then?
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  14. Rollin'

    Rollin' does it come in black?

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    With the right tires the ST1300 could make it. The rear tire I had worked great the front not so much.
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  15. mrclean28h

    mrclean28h Adventurer

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    Totally AWSOME ride thank you so much for sharing:clap
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  16. GB

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    Thanks for the report and pics.. Congrats, that's quite an accomplishment! :thumb
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  17. Zepfan

    Zepfan Been here awhile

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    Fu#k'in ANIMAL! :clap
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  18. Rollin'

    Rollin' does it come in black?

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    Thank you! I think you're really going to enjoy your ride to Alaska.

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  19. Rollin'

    Rollin' does it come in black?

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    Thank you!!!!
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  20. Rollin'

    Rollin' does it come in black?

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    :lol3...........Thank you, I'm going to try.
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