travel with two smokers

Discussion in '2 smokers' started by Iranian, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. Iranian

    Iranian Been here awhile

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    Hi everybody!

    Do you guys also do long distance travel with you two smokers?

    I guess their is some owners of old suzuki gt 750 available on the forum. Right?

    Regards,

    Iranian
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  2. Spikester300

    Spikester300 Roll Tide!

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  3. Iranian

    Iranian Been here awhile

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  4. PJay

    PJay Any bike, anywhere

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    Depends what you call "long distance".

    I did one tour on my 1988 MZ ETZ250 last year; and back in the 1970s, my Suzuki and Yamaha 2-strokes were all I had to tour on - but New Zealand's quite a small country, so my "tours" tend to be only 800-2000 miles.

    I'd happily tour my MZ anywhere, and with a bit more provocation my 1978 RD400, too.
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  5. dhallilama

    dhallilama Long timer

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  6. gmac

    gmac Adventurer

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    Back about 1985 I did 11,000 km circling the USA and Canada in eight days of riding on a Yamaha RD350LC. Kind of loopy by the time I got back, it took two weeks for my sleep patterns to return to normal. I'd wake up every 20 minutes looking for where the road went in the dark, look around for the light in the bedroom window and fall asleep again, for 20 minutes, repeat until you had to get up to go to work!!

    Once rode it across Canada in November at -25c with two feet of fresh snow thru most of Northern Ontario. The bike didn't care, I did!

    Made lots of trips from Toronto, Ontario into the US eastern seaboard on weekends, as far south as the Florida border. Leave right from work on Friday and straight into work on Monday morning. It was all about going places, time spent on the bike. Don't do much of that long distance any more. Staying local but still like small bikes. Had a Ducati 350 for all the back roads of Southern BC.

    The RD350LC was tremendously reliable, never left me on the road, gave 65 mpg (imp), was light weight even with all my gear and would out sprint most machinery I encountered on the road. Wish I had it back....

    I wouldn't worry about what the machinery is, just take what you've got and wander. Adapt yourself and the bike to the conditions and have fun!

    Cheers Garry
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  7. PPCLI-Jim

    PPCLI-Jim Been here awhile

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    I did a round trip of Canada on a RD 350
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  8. miguelR

    miguelR biker

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    I did by Uruguay, Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil, through the Jesuit Missions and Iguazu Falls, riding a Jawa 350
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  9. backofbeyond

    backofbeyond Adventurer

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    Here's a pic from way back. Campsite is in Tangier, Morocco and we've ridden from the UK. Bike is an old YDS6 Yamaha 250.

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    And one from last year - bike is a mid 70's Suzuki 125, pic was near Frankfurt, Germany.

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  10. Tony T

    Tony T Long timer

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    I just picked up a 1974 TS250 and I'm a bit keen on doing an off road trip on it, so very interested in the advice in this thread.
    It is ugly, but mechanically perfect.
    Am I crazy?

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  11. ihatemybike

    ihatemybike Been here awhile

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  12. MCRatworks

    MCRatworks Oil Burning Suzuki!!

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    Not at all. Crazy is doing what Ihatemybike is going to do. And myself. He has a KE 100 , I have a TC 100. Touring on a 100 is crazy!:lol3

    By the way, Nice TS. A good start for a resto. I have a 73, all original except the taillights. First ever road going bike.

    I wonder what kind of tank that is? Does it look like it`s mounted `factory`? It certainly isn`t a factory tank, maybe an aftermarket TS job?

    I would like to tour on mine one day, you should have fun if you get yours road legal again.

    Dave.
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  13. Tony T

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    Thanks Dave.
    Won't be difficult to get road legal as we don't have roadworthy inspections in S.A. Yet..... :D
    The tank is a generic Malcolm Smith. It looks ugly, but fits and the fuel doesn't leak out, so it can stay there.
    I've got no plans to restore it as such, just ride it.
    As for touring on a TC100........ yep, you win........ :jump
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