19 Days on a Nine-T

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Motorambling, Nov 1, 2019.

  1. Zubb

    Zubb he went that-a-way...

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    Aron, do you have any connection to Big Twin motorcycles in Boise?
  2. Motorambling

    Motorambling Sometimes I Ramble Sometimes I Ride

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    Thanks
  3. Mr Head

    Mr Head Adventure Hippie Supporter

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    Great ride report.
    Made me cold though so I had to stop and make a mug of tea and light a fire. :vardy

    In Oregon just east of Portland up the Columbia river is a place called McMenamens Edgefieled. Worth a meal at least. B&B too.
    And west of Portland out at McMinnville is the Evergreen Air & Space Museum. Home to the Spruce Goose. Then there is Washington state to explore. A whole bunch of cool roads, places and food of course.

    Oh, and in eastern Utah, is 3 Step Hideaway, great little route from SW Colorado to there. Great food and cabins and camping and people. Very off the grid.

    I need to go for a ride. :-)
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  4. Motorambling

    Motorambling Sometimes I Ramble Sometimes I Ride

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    That’s some excellent info right there! I’ll try and check each place off my list on the next go round
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  5. Ridercam

    Ridercam Been here awhile

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    Steller ride report and really like your photos. I am going to have to break out my UGS a ride to do some redwoods tomorrow because of it.
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  6. Mr Head

    Mr Head Adventure Hippie Supporter

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    I'm amazed with smartphone photos. Once upon a time I designed digital cameras when they were very, very simple. The capability of phones is amazing, but as usual the skill and artistry of users prevails. And continues to overwhelm us all.
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  7. Motoman66

    Motoman66 Green Rider

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    Great RR. Enjoyed the reading and pictures. Let me know when selling your Bike ! It is a great set up.
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  8. Pongo

    Pongo Been here awhile

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    gutsy beautiful adventure, thanks for sharing!
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  9. Motorambling

    Motorambling Sometimes I Ramble Sometimes I Ride

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    I’ll be keeping this one a long time, it is my new favorite toy!
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  10. Shaggie

    Shaggie Unseen University Supporter

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    @Motorambling

    Greetings from New Zealand :wave

    Lovely ride report and sensational pictures.

    Cool murdersickle too!

    I’ve pretty much stopped using my ‘good’ camera (point and shoot but a good one) in favour of my iPhone 8+ and then doing a little editing. It’s just so handy and it’s with you (on your person or nearby) always right?

    Anyhoo , great job and looking forward to seeing more of your ‘work’!

    :thumb

    Shane
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  11. Motorambling

    Motorambling Sometimes I Ramble Sometimes I Ride

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    Thanks! Someday I will ride around your island it is on my bucket list !
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  12. red bud

    red bud alky w/motorcycle problem Supporter

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    awesome report

    I've been eyeballing the R nine

    it's good for a lotta things

    have the same jacket

    agree totally on the heated gear

    thanks for the pic's and writn
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  13. Motorambling

    Motorambling Sometimes I Ramble Sometimes I Ride

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    I had the bike to match the jacket but it let me down in the worst way so I had to let her go. Thanks for reading!!
  14. Shaggie

    Shaggie Unseen University Supporter

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    Islands

    :thumb

    Keep me in the loop!
    (And check out my RR’s for terrible prose but ok pictures)
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  15. derosa

    derosa Adventurer

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    Great RR and interesting pictures. Also, I enjoy reports from the women riders. We need many more!
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  16. Motorambling

    Motorambling Sometimes I Ramble Sometimes I Ride

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    Thanks for reading!
  17. derosa

    derosa Adventurer

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    Thank you. I look forward to Spring 2020 so I can hit the road for a similar journey. Keep those stories coming!
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  18. wetwider

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    You're a class-act, Motorambling. Many thanks for the enjoyable, informative RR & wonderful photos!

    `Got questions about your Scrambler experience: I had three airhead /2s, back-when, liked them all a lot, dismissed BMWs when they got ugly and complex but have recently been considering a sister to your bike to use the way you do yours. I've been daily-riding three seasons and long-distance western touring on an improved 'new' Bonneville of all things, but we're thinking of spending the next several long winters in the southwest where it would be nice to gonzo run long open stretches at 80+ without committing bike-abuse. A Scrambler has lots of appeal - more since reading your RR!

    What, I wonder, is how much trouble is it to keep `em healthy? I do most of my own work through top-end rebuilds, know to keep shaft drives lubed, but mostly I understand fairly simple machines. Electrics? If I get the batteries in my flashlight right I have a beer. My impression and the main stumble for my lust... . Is your bike dealer-maintenance intensive? What part most often dumps your wallet? 'Ever let you down mechanically way out there?

    If you get a chance to answer, Thank You!
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  19. findlj

    findlj How much fun is that Supporter

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    Really enjoyed your RR! Love the bike and some great work with the camera there.
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  20. Motorambling

    Motorambling Sometimes I Ramble Sometimes I Ride

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    Hi there! Actually I’m the process of rebuilding a 68’ Triumph T100...well, my father in law is doing most of the rebuilding I’m just polishing parts and picking out chrome. But, I completely understand touring around on a Bonneville. I’ve only had the Nine-T since March but I’ve put 13,000 miles on it and most of those have been interstate at 80-90 MPH ...or more depending on the day. So far I’ve only had it in for it’s regular maintenance check ups and a set of tires. Wunderlich was wonderful when it came to making her a tour worthy machine ....I don’t believe she is any more or less expensive to maintain than any other horse we’ve had in the stable....