|04-27-2011, 12:04 PM||#1|
Joined: Dec 2004
Location: Alabamski Oblast, Redneckistan
Can a Harley make it to Magadan?
SPOT tracker link;
I want to visit Magadan & ride the Road of Bones.
I could do it like everyone else, with a BMW, Africa Twin, KTM, or other factory adventure go anywhere bike.
and have a good time doing it.
But that just aint my style. I'm a bike guy, not really a 'harley guy' but I do like doing things with HD's that the moco had never planned on, and would probably frown on. Which is fine with me, because altho I like the bikes ok, I dont have alot of use for the moco or their minions. I dont even own a pirate hat.
So I hunted around, & found a low mileage 2003 1200 sporty. I really wanted an 03, as thats their special 100th anniversary bike (even tho it was actually only their 98th anniversary)
oooo....isnt it pretty!
As Im from Alabama, I decided to jack it up a bit, which is what we do to our pickups & camaros down in these parts. I never could figure out where to mount the easy rider rifle rack tho, so I left it off.
this is basically how it looks now, altho I swapped out the alloy bags with soft bags, as when I tested it out in some mud, I could see those big ass bags causing me problems.
I call it an XL/GS Dirtster
ok, now I know Im gonna catch hell, yes, it has shocks. long shocks. and no springer fork. But have you ever seen pics of the RoB?
I do want to make it to Magadan, and in 1 piece.
so heres sorta my route, variances on whether I get a visa for Iran or not, which as of now, doesnt look to good.
Oh, you thought I'd take the short route to Magadan?
brown is my route there, white is the return
heres my Spot tracker link
also, I'm hoping to visit the NE part of Afghanistan before the Pamir highway
right now, Im in Frankfurt, Germany, waiting on my bike to get here, then I'll be off, like a herd of turtles!
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rtwdoug screwed with this post 05-30-2011 at 02:25 AM
|04-27-2011, 12:10 PM||#2|
Joined: May 2004
Location: G.J. Colo.
I'm really looking forward to this ride report!
My wife knew I was this way before she even married me!
|04-27-2011, 12:23 PM||#4|
Joined: Sep 2007
Fantastic,a new adventure with Doug!
No it´s time again to visit this forum every day
Wish you a good and save trip and a great time here in germany
I don´t like mondays...
MikJogg screwed with this post 04-27-2011 at 12:32 PM
|04-27-2011, 12:37 PM||#5|
Deaf on Wheels
Joined: Dec 2007
Location: Leland, North Carolina, USA
Sure....it's not the bike but the biker..take care and don't plow into anything to prove your point. I am sure there is plenty of help out there. Do take along a few spare parts that to your knowledge tend to easily wear down on this model bike on gnarly roads.
Most of all always ATGATT, plz!!!
Good Luck and do post lots of pictures and comments...you'll be in good hands.
|04-27-2011, 12:45 PM||#8|
A Scouser from Crete
Joined: Jan 2010
Location: Liverpool, Crete and wherever the road goes...
I have read your previous report... and definetely its not the bike but the biker...
so... I'm really looking forward to this ride report!
even the worst day on a motorbike is better than any day at the office...
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|04-27-2011, 12:50 PM||#9|
Deputy Cultural Attaché
Joined: Jul 2007
Location: the 'Ha
What's your fuel range?
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|04-27-2011, 12:56 PM||#10|
Joined: Nov 2008
Location: Charlottesville, VA
Wow, that's a heck of a Harley! The main thing that would really concern me is the weight; but it looks a lot better than stock.
Probably more offroad worthy than the Ulysses!
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|04-27-2011, 01:07 PM||#13|
Joined: Nov 2009
Location: Columbia River Gorge, OR
Love yer adventures Doug! IF I grow up, I'm pretty sure I wanna be like you!
Most excellent travels to you man! (and yes I still consider you the MAN, even though you added some cushy stuff for this ride).....( )
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|04-27-2011, 01:12 PM||#14|
Joined: Nov 2005
The road to Hell is paved...
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|04-27-2011, 01:12 PM||#15|
Joined: Jun 2003
Location: Gates of Moscow
I am so in.
You did, of course, use an AMF front end for authenticity, right?
Have fun, and a safe one.
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