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Old 08-28-2007, 03:02 PM   #1
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Across Canada on a '71 R50/5

On Vancouver Island just now.

Camping on Long Beach was perfect.

6,500 miles into it and the bike's running great.

Canada's a jewel of a country.



ciao fer now,
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Old 08-28-2007, 03:15 PM   #2
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Old 08-28-2007, 03:22 PM   #3
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About time you posted something!!!

If you are coming through my way, I'm gone September 3rd, and not back until Sept 24th.
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Old 08-28-2007, 04:32 PM   #4
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Old 08-28-2007, 04:38 PM   #5
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Now that sounds like a fun ride... always liked the airheads...
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Old 08-31-2007, 01:21 PM   #6
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I'll post pics when I get home.

WHAT??

You're actually returning home??

Glad to hear you're having an AWESOME ride and enjoying yourself.
Can't wait to see your pics.

All My Best,
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Old 09-09-2007, 08:24 AM   #7
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In the beginning the Lord created Canada and R50/5's. And he saw that they were good.

He did some other cool stuff, too...



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Old 09-09-2007, 11:33 AM   #8
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In the beginning the Lord created Canada and R50/5's. He saw that they were good. Very good. He did some other cool stuff, too...
Now that's a start to a thread I want to read. Come on Lornce get it going.

Glad you're home safe and sound and all went well.

Cheers

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Old 09-09-2007, 03:14 PM   #9
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Old 09-09-2007, 09:40 PM   #10
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Back in Aug I packed up the '71 R50/5 bought over the internet three days earlier and headed off for a month on the road.

Backing up a bit, buying it over the phone after seeing a few low rez pics went something like this:
Me: "Does it hold oil pressure and shift okay?"
Seller: "Sure, it holds oil pressure jes fine and it'll shift through all 4 gears."
Me: "Good. I'll take it. How does my buddy find your place?"

So began my first Cross Canada ride since '81 when I traversed the Dominion on my old '72 Moto-Guzzi 850 Eldorado. Hmmmn?

I nearly decided to take the S2 Buell when my insurance company informed me they wouldn't transfer the policy from my GS/PD because the R50 was too old. Arrgh, another insurance policy! Alas, I wanted to make this trip liesurely on a calm, quiet "polite" bike, not the bellicose snarling red Buell. I ponied up. It was the right choice. If I'd taken the Buell I'd probably be sitting in a jail cell awaiting trial in a lovely little B.C. town near some awesome mountain road.



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