75th anniv of D Day tour on a WW2 Harley

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by rtwdoug, Jun 1, 2019.

  1. BOOTLACE

    BOOTLACE Bikie Scum. Supporter

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    And OZ!
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    Hear! Hear !
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  3. spokester

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    Must have just missed you by a few days, I was just in all of those places and am halfway back to Germany now. I'm from Clemson, riding a R 45. I guess the border guards must have surrendered without a shot when they saw them Garands! Romanian roads are obstacle courses, many of them moving. Aggressive drivers too...sheesh. Great trip and report, continued good luck to you.
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    Oregon if ya did not know.

    Thanks Doug !
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    Welcome to Bulgaria, where we cross the Duna River, meet some new potholes, and after arriving at the motocamp, I 'fix' my clutch pedal, the nut looks to have been lost quite awhile ago, threads are gone, but it'll hold until I get back home.

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    boboneleg we can rebuild him.

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    Neat fix :clap

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  10. rtwdoug

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    Rode 750km this weekend to the Night Wolves party in Kyustendil, and back to Idilevo. Lots of bad roads, mountain passes, more bad roads, and some rain.

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    That field of Sunflowers? is beautiful.
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    Just want to thank you for sharing! Great RR! Much appreciated! Peace and safe travels.

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    Always entertaining and educational. Thank you Doug and thank you inmates for your observations, information, and wit.
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    Thanks for sharing your ride, great photos and writing. Great to see some old Harley's making a grand trip like this.
  18. Disston

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    Thanks Doug. This has been a great trip. Unlike all the other trips this one seems to have a bigger purpose.

    I've got to ask a question tho. Maybe the answer is on an earlier page and I missed it. Is that a real gun on your bike? It must be a prop, not a functioning weapon. How many times have you been stopped by police ridding around with a weapon in countries that I believe have pretty strict rules about such things.

    I hope it's an M1 Garand.
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    You did miss it....
  20. rtwdoug

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    It's just the wooden stock. I carry a Thompson in it back home. No cops have stopped us so far, which surprised me. A few border guards were curious, but no issues.