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Old 03-02-2013, 06:09 AM   #16
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Honda Sl 70. Does 50 mph, Great gas mileage, Runs forever with no care. And if it does run out of gas I can backpack it. OH, and if the Zombies do attack I can swing it around as a weapon.
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Old 03-02-2013, 06:19 AM   #17
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I have read stories and posts like this before.....if things get that bad you want a donkey, cow or horse, there will be no fuel to buy or steal anyone with a runiing bike or car will be attacked GIANT target and easy to find just listen Besides where you gonna run to same place the other million or thousand are going? Plan way ahead for the worst and be prepared most are not. The most valuable thing you could own is a gun with ammo.....those 2 things will get you what ever is needed....think about it.

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Old 03-02-2013, 06:37 AM   #18
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Do not think I would use a walking buffet as transportation. Also some of those are too slow and they all get tired. The gun is a great idea, the lead for gas and food exchange rate shoud be good.
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Old 03-02-2013, 07:19 AM   #19
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Cant imagine things getting that bad...if they did you would be on the menu as well as the donkey.

An ATV would be a better choice than a bike they can haul the family lots of stuff pull a trailer logs a boat a deer...donkey...etc. Mine will climb hills a bike can not and it floats....upside down dont ask how i know...
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Old 03-02-2013, 07:40 AM   #20
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Good point.
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Old 03-02-2013, 07:58 AM   #21
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Old 03-02-2013, 08:41 AM   #22
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Don't worry so much about EMP. Have a couple spare ignition boxes in an EMP protected box & you're fine. Kick starter & reliability would be most important. Make a bigger box that'll also hold a small 2 smoke generator & a few batteries, & your options go up again.
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Old 03-02-2013, 03:59 PM   #23
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The article and answer to your question is right there in the new cycle world special adventure issue !!
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Old 03-02-2013, 04:44 PM   #24
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Cycle world picked thr KLR.
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Old 03-02-2013, 05:18 PM   #25
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DR650 with a Safari 10 gallon gas tank, Cogent reworked suspension, luggage, and an 18" rear wheel. Not the most efficient, but simple, light-ish, durable, no breakable plastics, huge range, and able to do 80mph all day long if needed. Better off-road than a KLR yet still able to do big highway. No water based cooling system to fail, no doohickey, no fancy computers, no boutique suspension, no ABS crap to die. Simple valve adjustments. Change oil, add gas, and ride.....



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Old 03-02-2013, 05:38 PM   #26
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But can You pick it up and swing it as a weapon when the zombies attack? And they will attack when you are adjusting the valves.
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DR650 with a Safari 10 gallon gas tank, Cogent reworked suspension, luggage, and an 18" rear wheel. Not the most efficient, but simple, light-ish, durable, no breakable plastics, huge range, and able to do 80mph all day long if needed. Better off-road than a KLR yet still able to do big highway. No water based cooling system to fail, no doohickey, no fancy computers, no boutique suspension, no ABS crap to die. Simple valve adjustments. Change oil, add gas, and ride.....



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Old 03-02-2013, 05:50 PM   #28
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But I would want to carry it hanging off the back of this:
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Old 03-02-2013, 05:54 PM   #29
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Old 03-02-2013, 06:16 PM   #30
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So if we're seriously going down the road from West Africa to Walking Dead, you want a large tank. IMO even the Road Warrior understood this: if/when you find fuel odds are it will be a cache large enough to hoard as much as you can carry. So large tanks make sense.

Beyond that, if things degrade below 4th world status my plan is to have some really good meds and two bullets in my pocket. One for my wife....
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