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Re: The Old Man from Tuktoyaktuk gets the Last Laugh

Post #61 by rcmatt007 » Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:52 pm

Doing the Al-Can highway was on our bucket list several years ago, just never could take the amount of time off. Still a thought, but not on a 40 y/o motorcycle
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Post #62 by HomeMadeSin » Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:56 pm

Jekyll has a phrase that began with this trip and has stuck. Anytime something looks like it will fail, “that’s future Dave’s problem”...:)

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Post #63 by 5speed » Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:29 pm

Jeckylll wrote:

The Key is to have good friends with you so if you piss them off or they upset you during the stressful moments you always know you will still be friends.

Then it's just another adventure in the path of life.

PS Credit card gets you out of most situations :)

I have great friends like that. (when I got married 30 years ago my best friend/ best man and I got in a fist fight at my bachelor party..
my mother thought that this was the end..he wasn't going to be my best man...had to call him with her on the other line so she would hear his reply to me telling him some bs thing as an excuse to call. :lol:
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Post #64 by Brant » Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:46 pm

HomeMadeSin wrote:Jekyll has a phrase that began with this trip and has stuck. Anytime something looks like it will fail, “that’s future Dave’s problem”...:)

HA ! I like it. My traveling buddies and my mantra is "Everything is gonna work out just fine, everything is gonna be ok."
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Post #65 by RAT » Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:59 am

Ours is .... 'All part of the Adventure' ....

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Post #66 by rcmatt007 » Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:02 am

"I know I had that wrench just a second ago....."
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all it takes for evil to prosper is the want of a few good men to do nothing-Edmund Burke
The question is not how much time do you have, it is what you do with the time that you have Gandalf
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76 Ltd "cookies bike" not ready for prime time,
79 project, finished,
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Post #67 by CYBORG » Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:34 am

RAT wrote:Ours is .... 'All part of the Adventure' ....

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Post #68 by Sagebrush » Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:48 pm

I'm just trying to figure out where the motivation comes from to ride to the ends of the earth on antique motorcycles never intended to navigate the rough conditions you find in the great white north.
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Post #69 by Jeckylll » Tue Mar 05, 2019 4:01 pm

Sagebrush wrote:I'm just trying to figure out where the motivation comes from to ride to the ends of the earth on antique motorcycles never intended to navigate the rough conditions you find in the great white north.


to be fair the roads in canada in 1975 were probably not a whole different then the roads up there now.

As for the "Adventurewings" these things have an awesome low center of gravity due to boxer engine and under seat tank that make them exceptional on gravel.

all of these bikes had updated ignitions some had updated stators and regulators. not much more except fuel is required to keep them turning.

finally "gitrdun" is also an apt adventurewing creed. fix what you can fix and if it rolls it goes. :)
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Post #70 by sgwilly » Tue Mar 05, 2019 4:12 pm

Roll on! I need to get all my brothers to read this before our next outing.
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Post #71 by Brant » Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:02 pm

Sagebrush wrote:I'm just trying to figure out where the motivation comes from to ride to the ends of the earth on antique motorcycles never intended to navigate the rough conditions you find in the great white north.

With all due respect, If you don't know, I don't think it can be explained. :dragbike
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Post #72 by HomeMadeSin » Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:05 pm

B-I-N-G-O

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Post #73 by Sagebrush » Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:10 am

With all due respect, If you don't know, I don't think it can be explained.


Well to be honest I think I do know, I just wanted to here it in his own words :-?

B-I-N-G-O


These weren't quite the words I was looking for. :-D

And mostly why the old wings instead of more suitable bikes. Not that I'm knocking the old wings as most of us know they are great bikes but there are much better suited bikes out there for the conditions these guys seem like to ride in.

And by the way I admire the tenacity of the riders and the report sharing the their ride with us and to be honest the only way I would (at my advanced age) make this journey would be in a 4 wheel drive jeep.
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Post #74 by HomeMadeSin » Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:21 am

Honda is known for reliability. Parts are generally widely available. The bikes are fairly cheap and not high strung. Having all the guys riding the same bike makes for easier parts interchangeability.

Perhaps most importantly, the thread wouldn’t be a third as interesting if we were riding an assembly of BMW, KTM, Triumph, etc Adventure bikes.

Actually, when we started kicking these ideas around (with some alcoholic consumption involved), the initial requirement was pre 1970 bikes. I have limits and said I wasn’t interested. Hyde had a bone stock 1975 Wing and that was the start of it.

Further, the 2015 trip was supposed to include the Indy MotoGP (when it was still there) as well as Sturgis. The Goldwings generally get a pass at such an event since it was made in the US from 1980 onwards. We were hoping the chrome loving, knuckle dragging, loud-pipes-saves-lives crowd wouldn’t know that the 1st gen bikes were Japanese. Jeckyll is a big bloke, but we’d be severely outnumbered.

Hope that helps.

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Re: The Old Man from Tuktoyaktuk gets the Last Laugh

Post #75 by HomeMadeSin » Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:25 am

Besides, imagine if we painted a $25k BMW GS Adventure rainbow colored or permanently affixed purple fur to a KTM 1290....


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