Stripped down Dyna does Sturgis.

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by johnwesley, Jul 31, 2021.

  1. johnwesley

    johnwesley wanta be

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    This story starts back in October 2020. In the midst of the pandemic, good things are still happening, take for example a bike I picked up at the close of the month. It was really a turnabout is fair play as I was helping a lady who got taken advantage of in fixing her bike. The man took her money and returned her bike in much worse shape than she gave it to him. I felt sorry for her and was fixing the bike for parts cost only. Her friend’s husband passed away and she ended up with the bike. Then we struck an unbelievable deal on the junker I was fixing up. I introduce you to the Street Bob.

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    Took me a bit to find inspiration for a build on it and I really thought about selling the mess. It was all black spray paint and no lights worked but the headlight. I decided to try an old-school look complete with a homemade sissy bar and biltwell 12” bars about the time I was to sell it. One thing led to another and everything I touched required repair so it got modified until I ended up with this.

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    Now call it a midlife crisis if you like but I got the hankering to ride this thing to Sturgis just as it sits. No windshield and no hard bags, old school Sturgis ride. Maybe I just want to prove I still can and maybe it’s just a fun idea either way it’s the bike built for Sturgis. The plan is to ride up through the Oklahoma pan handle and on to St Francis, Ks where I’ll camp for the night in the free city park area. Then up to Sturgis via Custer and deadwood. The total trip should be just over 1200 miles to Sturgis.

    here's a link to the route
    https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=1CRir7BrIaIPgL9NFrTOvFccHPH1scU0H&usp=sharing

    This is a trip I do each year and have made the run on several different bikes but never on a bike with no wind protection. Sturgis happens during my father’s birthday and he’s been going since the 80s so I’ll meet him up there and do a birthday meal at the silver spoke saloon for the prime rib buffet. Updates may be slow as I leave out Tuesday and will try and keep this up each evening. Riding gear will be a cousin Jeremy Jacket with roadcrafter boots and an assortment of gloves plus a peak-less xd3 helmet. I may take my horsehide leather jacket just for fun. I have typed this out on a computer and from here on out will be on a phone so typos and other oddities will be the norm.

    I leave you with a pic and a video.

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  2. trumpet

    trumpet Group W Bench

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  3. Oilhed

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  5. NarcoPolo

    NarcoPolo Been here awhile

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    Looking forward to this vicarious ride.
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  6. mjs3800

    mjs3800 Been here awhile Supporter

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    Nice build... In ~
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  8. Daniii

    Daniii geezer

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    Excellent. I'll be leaving next Saturday, staying in Spearfish as always. I have taken some of that route in past years. This year my Usual Suspects and I will all be doing the RV thing, the first time in 17 years that they haven't ridden from Omaha. I rode up the first few years, but have glamped the last few. Looking forward to your adventure
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    travel safe and swift.
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  11. Cogswell

    Cogswell Road General

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    In for the adventure ! :thumb
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  12. shupe

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    Have a good trip!
    BTW, the old chopper deal of strapping a bedroll between the headlight and handlebar had a practical purpose:
    worked good as a "fairing".
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  13. ramon

    ramon weezin' the juice!

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  14. telejojo

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    No windshield, I hope you have a full-face helmet...............................be careful and have fun.
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  15. Oilhed

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    Goggles!
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  16. BusinessSocks

    BusinessSocks A real Trucker Cap

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    Alright alright alright.
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  17. CJSRider

    CJSRider Been here awhile

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    I will be following this trip.
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  18. TX Ryder

    TX Ryder Been here awhile

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    On board, sounds like a great ride.
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  19. Samspade

    Samspade Been here awhile

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    Perfect bike for the trip. Have a great time.
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  20. Daniii

    Daniii geezer

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    I'll have a two rail trailer with a single bike, so if you get in trouble, drop me a line. I'll be headed up next Saturday. Some here may remember when I rescued ChucKlr on his Trail 90 New Orleans to Sturgis run, in Chadron, 10 years ago. Hopefully that won't be necessary.
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