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Old 01-17-2004, 05:05 AM   #226
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Those pics went around the world, Wes. :o)
And they definately been the reason I registered ADVriders.

Great stuff!

I love to ride my VN on Mountain Trails, no idea why people go out to buy themselves a 1150GS.

Thats how a VN rear tire usually looks like after such kinda trip:



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What's a VN? Certainly not a Vulcan Nomad on mountain trails.
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Old 01-17-2004, 05:34 AM   #227
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What's a VN?
It's a bit outdated Vulcan: VN750A7 Ca. Mod. '91, but still up and running. It's japaneese, it's cheap and gee - a lot of fun, especially on mountain trails. ;o)

(Admit that most of the time it's similiar to go for a ride in a Rodeo, but, hey, arn't we adventure riders?) :o)
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Old 01-17-2004, 05:54 AM   #228
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It's a bit outdated Vulcan: VN750A7 Ca. Mod. '91, but still up and running. It's japaneese, it's cheap and gee - a lot of fun, especially on mountain trails. ;o)

(Admit that most of the time it's similiar to go for a ride in a Rodeo, but, hey, arn't we adventure riders?) :o)
Wow - you must be pretty strong. What does it weigh?
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Old 01-17-2004, 06:18 AM   #229
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Wow - you must be pretty strong. What does it weigh?
Neither nor.
I'm a 55er senior whimp. ;o)

The iron isn't heavier than a 1150GS, thats the good point. ;o)
And the trick is to stay on - there's nothing in about it - the saddle. :o)

Just 241 kg empty wgt:



At Colle del lago dei Signori about 2400 m altitude on an old military mountain road (build - well there is almost nothing build about it - in WW I)

Watch the fancy detail leather straps - yes, its a cruiser... :o)
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Old 01-17-2004, 07:35 AM   #230
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Neither nor.
I'm a 55er senior whimp. ;o)

The iron isn't heavier than a 1150GS, thats the good point. ;o)
And the trick is to stay on - there's nothing in about it - the saddle. :o)

Just 241 kg empty wgt:



At Colle del lago dei Signori about 2400 m altitude on an old military mountain road (build - well there is almost nothing build about it) - in WW1st.)

Watch the fancy detail leather straps - yes, its a cruiser... :o)
I'd never take my kawi Nomad 1500 off road. I can't even pick it up ON road, but I can usually keep it upright.
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Old 01-17-2004, 10:12 AM   #231
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I'd never take my kawi Nomad 1500 off road. I can't even pick it up ON road, but I can usually keep it upright.
It's a difference of almost 100 kg right?
Well, I guess having such a big ship I wouldn't go further than tiny gravle roads... :o)
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Old 01-17-2004, 10:17 AM   #232
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I don't know how it happened, but somehow I missed this thread! Thanks for posting the awesome pics...they truly put my abilities to ride a motorcycle into perspective! Also, I would like to buy a copy of the book so please let me know when it becomes available!
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Old 01-17-2004, 02:35 PM   #233
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Old 01-17-2004, 08:55 PM   #234
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Thumb Great Photo Spread

Wes Weber ---- thanks for the photos

I live in the Boulder, CO area and have hiked up that road (trail :): ) for many years. I have nothing but respect for your Dad and his buddies

Ride safe!
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Old 01-18-2004, 05:19 PM   #235
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Another Uk biker, I was sent a link to here from my father, he said hi at about page 10 of this absolutely amazing thread (Which was about the same time I had to stop... Never had to read a thread in 2 sittings before, but oh what a thread!) Thankyou to all for sharing the past. I can only offer my deepest respect to the pioneers of adventure riding.
Awesome!

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Old 01-18-2004, 06:51 PM   #236
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Wes' pictures

Just saw Wes' pictures... told about them by DSN_KLR650 list on Yahoo... GREAT STUFF! Kind of makes me think I was born at the wrong time...
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Old 01-19-2004, 07:49 AM   #237
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Excellent post!

I followed a link over here from the Dual Sport News email list. I enjoy trip reports and that type of thing, especially when there are pictures, and have never seen anything like this!

I can't believe the places those guys were riding, and well they seemed to be doing on those heavy bikes!
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Old 01-19-2004, 08:58 AM   #238
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Just thought I'd my 2p worth from the UK and say what a bloody great article that was. Well worth the wait here for all the pics to open. Cracking stuff!!! :):
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Old 01-25-2004, 11:36 AM   #239
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Absolutely amazing photos!
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Old 01-26-2004, 09:54 AM   #240
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odd question...

Anyone happen to know the rake angles on those old FL's?
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