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spear wrote:The perfect PO two wheeler has to do it all.
Economical,fast,all weather, all terrain,all purpose,easy parts,last fifty years with minimum maintenace and repair.
spear wrote:JPL,you look like Steve Mcqueen getting ready to jump the infamous fence in the movie.lol
Peakprepper wrote:As a bicycle rider, a motorcyclist, and a car driver, all of them for 25+ years, I can honestly say that riding the m/c is the most fun, but also the most dangerous because of the car drivers who "just don't see you."
I have a big (1800cc) bike, which I fitted with a car tyre on the rear for extra traction in the rain/cold, and extra lights so as to be seen - you still have to have eyes in the back of your head.
Air horns are a must, most ordinary bike horns just won't get heard when the guy in the next motorway lane drifts into yours at 70mph.
As for winter riding, you just have to pile on the layers until you are as wide as you are tall, works fine for me!
elocs wrote:Riding a bike of any kind here in Wisconsin in the winter is impractical. Not only is there the subzero cold and snow, but riding on ice with the constant feeling that your wheels are going to slip out from under you, which they do, keeps your heart in your throat and makes for a very unenjoyable ride.
skyemoor wrote:elocs wrote:Riding a bike of any kind here in Wisconsin in the winter is impractical. Not only is there the subzero cold and snow, but riding on ice with the constant feeling that your wheels are going to slip out from under you, which they do, keeps your heart in your throat and makes for a very unenjoyable ride.
This seems to make the case for recumbent trike, especially a fully faired one.
Here are some
winter biking tips from a Chicago rider.
TommyJefferson wrote:I rode a 1989 KLR650 for years and loved it.
- stone axe simple
- huge gas tank
- cruise at 70mph all day
- long production run = wide parts availability
- jump curbs and ditches
- low initial purchase price
Bought it with 23K miles for $1200. Sold it 4 years later with 48K miles for $1200. I kinda wish I wouldn't have sold it. I may get another.
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