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Old 04-05-2013, 01:46 PM   #124
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Originally Posted by Plaka View Post
I follow some of the ride reports...and notice where the riding stops and other methods start.

At some point trying to turn a motorcycle into a submarine gets silly.

Any of a number of expedition trucks will breeze through any of that territory. Dig up an operational DUKW and skip ALL the bridges. Why take a motorcycle?

Oh..never mind. This is turning into another "best survival knife" thread, I should know better...
A part of the trip I did was so wet the locals adviced not to take the planned route. They drove big Kamaz trucks that couldn't get trough the swamps or were not able to use the tracks because they were almost washed away.
On the bikes these tracks were ok. Even the deep crossings were easy on the thumpers.

For me the airhead will always be the bike that gives me the most fun. Although I know there are a lot of bikes more suitable.
Making the airhead suitable for these kind of adventures is a big part of the fun for me.
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