Halfrica Twin Does 4 Western States Loop

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by HandCanonShootr, Jul 6, 2020.

  1. HandCanonShootr

    HandCanonShootr Been here awhile Supporter

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    Thanks Guys, it was fun!

    Uggh! Just drove LAs freeways in a cage!
    Get me back to those forest roads!!
    Mike B
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  2. JoToPe

    JoToPe JoToPe

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    Great ride report. Makes me want to do it but on my AT, although the HT has me intrigued for BDR stuff.
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  3. HandCanonShootr

    HandCanonShootr Been here awhile Supporter

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    The AT could go anywhere that my Halfrica Twin does. In actual side by side use Joel's AT used 20-25% more gas, and was very capable.
    My past S10 was more like a 70/30 street/dirt. The Halfrica just splits the fine adv line (For Me 50/50) with a liftable package, that still can do a 500 mile day following a GS or AT. Then next day, shine on a forest or desert road.

    YMMV
    Mike B
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    HandCanonShootr Been here awhile Supporter

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    Looking over my route, I noticed that the 395 out of Oregon took me to Reno. That makes it 5 states!

    Mike B
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    Is there a kit to reposition the foot pegs, or do aftermarket pegs do the job. I tested the bike when it first came out and the pegs were a bit back and angled compared to most ADV bikes.
    Thanks
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  7. HandCanonShootr

    HandCanonShootr Been here awhile Supporter

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    (My) Rally Raid pegs are a little lower/fwd. then stock, no great (position) solution. When purchased CB had a lowering/fwd link added between footpegs & frame bracket. But their folding ability when I took a nap was the problem. My personal choice would also be dropped .75-1" and fwd 1". But she does track well in sand & gravel...

    Mike B
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  8. NSFW

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    adding pics for posterity

    early part of the trip at Shady Cove OR
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    following our host Mofrid and OP to the cabin
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  9. NSFW

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    next day we checked out Crater Lake
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    took a detour above hwy 138
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  10. HandCanonShootr

    HandCanonShootr Been here awhile Supporter

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    HandCanonShootr Been here awhile Supporter

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    Just recd a couple depressing emails from the owner of Hansens BMW in Medford. He believes the shop (along with nearby KTM & HD shops) are total losses. Saw a video live today of the area with not a standing building, the Alameda fire
    These great guys sold me a tire, I left as a friend of Craig & Mason. Later gave them an "11" as I reflected on them the evening after the installed my new tire. This shop was Bills referral.

    previously I posted;
    "Hansen’s BMW turned to be a very nice small shop, kind of a vignette of what a m/c shop used to be. Only 15 bikes in a small showroom, and 3-4 were vintage BMWs, not every current model was on display. The family 3rd-gen that ran the shop were so friendly, Mason gave me great service, and I felt he was a friend by the time I left. Mason bragged that they have regularly taken “Best Dealer Award” for N.America (Owners vote)" my only 2 pics.... 20200618_152543.jpg 20200618_152536.jpg

    Also Bill said peeps trapped at the cabin....

    OR was ridden by us, at the right time, I guess. So sorry for those who lost lives, homes, & lively-hoods.

    Bill, Chris, & Mason, hang in there...

    Mike B
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    That really sucks. On top of all the losses, it’s really hard to come by a decent motorcycle shop nowadays, and the small independent ones are almost non existent.
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  13. Comrade Art

    Comrade Art Working stiff

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    I grew up in Downey and graduated from Warren High.
    Enjoyed your story and pics :thumb
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