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Old April 25th, 2008, 09:17 AM
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110 sighting Route 50E near Annapolis

Odd looking green truck, looked like an 83 import, RHD, moved like a diesel...

Oh, wait, that was you Doug!

You were too busy looking for panties to come flying at your windshield to realize it was me on the bike.

Geez, I slow all the way down to, like, the speed limit to beep and waive, and I get a dismissive "yah, my truck rocks, I know" waive in return!
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Old April 27th, 2008, 09:29 PM
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I knew it was you in black leather on a black Italian bike. As soon as I get a new back tire on the fatboy we should go riding. I was in the 110 for 2hrs @ the point you saw me. 2hrs to go 42miles brutal.
Don't know how fast you slowed down from but the gps said I was going 68(3 mph over the limit)...only to slow down to a crawl again moments later for the Severn River bridge back up.
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Old April 28th, 2008, 03:46 PM
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Let's just say I was making good time. SWMBO does not need to know such minor details as commuting velocities. Besides, I have only ever gone "70, 75 tops".

Get your Fat Boy tire on and we can go for a ride. Wife suggested riding out to Harrisonburg, dropping her off at a friend's house, and riding w/ said friend's husband to the Honda Event this June down (IIRC) in Tennessee. Interested? I haven't ridden in TN or KY, yet.
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Old April 28th, 2008, 05:25 PM
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Those Italian bikes must be real comfy if you want to ride that far. Right after you went by I got passed (see a theme yet) by a black Moto Guzzi, bagger pretty cool bike. Two hours is a tank of fuel (140 mile range) for the big twin and about as long as I can sit on the fatboy. Let me replace the slick and I'll circle up with you.
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Old April 28th, 2008, 09:08 PM
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Oh a fatboy is a bike - I thought you were speaking in the 3rd person!

hehehe, sorry couldn't resist
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Old April 28th, 2008, 09:32 PM
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Damn, that's harsh Charles.
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Old April 29th, 2008, 07:58 AM
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LOL Charles...

Doug,
Actually, I do need a better seat. I did a long ride (let's see... left 6am, arrived 11pm...so 17 hours in the saddle) a year and a half ago, and it was painful.

Nonetheless... long rides are great to see new places, and I'd rather be on the bike than in a car. my fuel range is a little over 200 miles if I keep the speeds this side of stupid, but since it's Italian, the fuel warning light comes on at 100 miles and by 150, I'm ready to get fuel to make sure I don't end up like you on that trail.

Just like Humpty, I'm always talking about trading the Ducati for a Guzzi, though not a cruiser. Those Moto Guzzi's have an Italian "something" to them, and the big cross-wise twins sound like mini-V8s. The Billabio and V-11 Sports just look right, moreso with luggage for cross-country trips.
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This thread is worthless without pics!
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Some one told me that a BMW is a Guzzi with sagging jugs.

Oh well, when I get home, I'm happy to go riding with anyone!
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This thread is worthless without pics!
Fair enough:
Zee motorcycle:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...alride_001.jpg
What Douglas saw:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...o/P7230049.jpg
What I saw (sans traffic):
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...o/P7230052.jpg
this, too (sans water):
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...o/HPIM0830.jpg
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Old April 29th, 2008, 10:21 AM
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Anyone need a nice low mileage R65 to ride?
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year, condition, upgrades, suspension, price?

Free? Cool, I'll see you Friday.
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Old April 29th, 2008, 11:23 AM
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Its a 1983, 5,xxx original miles, black, bone stock with small genuine bmw headlight fairing (ex. Bob's BMW in MD.). The bike is in good shape with no damage. Original paint is excellent, but there is some oxidation to the alum. and the wheels could do with a refinish. A nice little bike that I have not riden for 3+ years. I haven't really researched the value but it needs a good home...
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The R65 was my ex wifes bike. Nice bike-electronic gauges- alum wheels (no wire spokes). Extremely low milage for its age. Had forgotten you still had that stashed away in one of your barns.....next to dusty series III trucks with 49k orginal miles etc.

Charles needs a bike-LOL
Man thats one sexy 110 !
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Any pictures?

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And, Doug... I was thinking about that Fat Boy: is there something wrong with the bike making it uncomfortable for >2 hours? Those Fat Boys look like they should be comfortable for long rides. Is it the seating position or just a really bad seat?

I've read of guys doing distance rides on them - a few Iron Butt riders, in fact.
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Old April 29th, 2008, 12:34 PM
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I'll try to take a few pics this weekend. PM me your email address and I'll send 'em your way.
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Matt,

The riding position on a Harley is upright, not bent forward over the tank like on your italian stallion. That means you get buffeted constantly, add an open face brain bucket and it wears you out. Awesome for short distances but after a tank of fuel you are ready to park it. Nothing a fairing and closed face helmet wouldn't fix. Cross the bridge and come ride it-anytime
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LOL.

Common misconception regarding "sport" bikes... the rice rocket/racer wannabe's can be a little extreme ITO leaning forward/lying on the tank. (the most extreme I've seen is the Ducati Paul Smart Replica "sports classic" version... wicked tank reach!)

Most sports bikes, like mine, are reasonably upright. Mine's suited to being bolt upright, though you'll see me leaning forward (more crouching) to get out of the wind.

I use a FF helmet (those brain buckets... yikes... Doug, I expected more of you) and wear earplugs, too ($0.50/pair for the good ones).

The FF helmet and plugs make it very quiet; quieter than my soft top Jeep, and likely quieter than your 110... noise reduction goes further towards long-distance comfort than any windscreen ever could.

I'm guessing if you're sitting upright (ideal for distances), and as H-D prolly makes a reasonable seat, that it's noise that's tiring you out.

One of these days we'll have to ride and swap bikes for a bit.
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Charles needs a bike-LOL
Well, speaking of fat boys, this one ain't getting a bike. The truth is my wife won't let me (yes I am that whipped), but I use the excuse that I'll speed and get tickets.

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Man thats one sexy 110 !
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