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Old 01-24-2014, 02:16 PM   #4
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Joined: Apr 2008
Location: Now 20 miles south of Colorado
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Originally Posted by Alcanfinforo View Post
Been reading quite a bit of threads in the ride reports forum (specifically those from US to South America) and I've noticed all rides are done in dual sports. The point of my reading is to plan a ride myself, on a 1976 CB 750. Before you rip me a new one, it's not stripped, chopped, bobbed, or cafe racer style. My ride is as it came of the line in early 1976, last year I put 15k miles with no problems and regular (1500-2000 mile) oil change intervals.

Does anyone take long trips on Standard type motorcycles?

What are the huge advantages to riding dual sport? For those that have taken the trip down central america.

Am I being a fool for wanting to take such a trip on an old moto that is not exactly dual sport? Again, for those that haven taken the trip mentioned. I know that at least in Colombia the locals ride 125cc "standard" motos.
My first street bike was a 1974 CB 750. damn good bike, and it'll off road some too

Almost any bike can go say over the passes of CO, the difference is how much do you wanna work at it?

It all depends on where you want to go and how you want to get there.
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