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Old 08-23-2012, 06:15 PM   #91
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Thanks, MPMP. I'm glad that you came along. I spent the 1st 12 years of my life in Pt Pleasant, Ohio on the river.

I've had a few of them '80s XL. I liked them. One time I took 2 of mine out for a friend and I to ride. I couldn't get either of them kick started. I finally gave up and pull started them.....we rode the rest of the day with no problems.

The next week my right knee started acting up. It was a year before I could walk right again. Ha. I won't give up my magic button now-a-days.
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Old 11-13-2012, 02:29 PM   #92
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Hi Ratman,

what a great RR, hard to imagine on this side of the pond as we don't have those huge open spaces .

I love your DR, I've had five of them and my present bike is a keeper. I'm fascinated by the handlebars on the DR, what are they off?

cheers, Bob.
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Old 12-11-2012, 08:23 PM   #93
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Hi Ratman,

what a great RR, hard to imagine on this side of the pond as we don't have those huge open spaces .

I love your DR, I've had five of them and my present bike is a keeper. I'm fascinated by the handlebars on the DR, what are they off?

cheers, Bob.
Thanks, Boboneleg. I'm glad you enjoyed our ride.

The bigness of the country out west, is what impresses most foreign travelers over here. I'm mightily impressed with Colbatch's rides thru the out back of Russia for the same reason.

We are finding resistance from the residents of the Rocky Mtns to the use of the local roads for our adventure rides. It'll likely be highly restricted before long.

Speaking of those handle bars....they are off an 84 Honda Magna. I rebent them to get the rise (about 8") so that I can stand on the pegs and not have to bend way over or bend my legs. They are very weak that way so I welded in that crossbar.

I no doubt will ride my DR350 till I can no longer ride. Ha, I have another one in reserve if this goes tits up.
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Old 02-24-2013, 07:50 PM   #94
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hi Ratman, wow the CDT. I am planing to do the CDT this coming July I hope I can do as well of a ride report as your's
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Old 02-25-2013, 08:00 AM   #95
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hi Ratman, wow the CDT. I am planing to do the CDT this coming July I hope I can do as well of a ride report as your's
I appreciate the thought and comment, DJ.

I'm sure you'll do a fine report. I'll enjoy reading it. Thanks in advance.
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