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Where is your favorite State to Ride??

  • South Dakota???? Black Hills

    Votes: 2 16.7%
  • Tennessee??? LBL or the Mountains

    Votes: 4 33.3%
  • California??

    Votes: 4 33.3%
  • Arizona??

    Votes: 1 8.3%
  • Florida??

    Votes: 2 16.7%
  • Texas??

    Votes: 1 8.3%
  • Alabama??

    Votes: 1 8.3%
  • North Georgia??

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • The Carolinas??

    Votes: 2 16.7%
  • New Mexico??

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
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Peugeot 1903 motorcycle
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Peugeot 1903 2HP Type "C" 239 cc

Although a prototype De Dion-engined Peugeot bicycle was displayed at the Paris Salon in 1898, the first motorized cycles to leave the factory were actually tricycles with De Dion & Bouton engines.
The popularity of the tricycle was unchallenged at first, but by 1902 the motorized bicycle started to take the lead: at the Paris Salon in December 1901 81 motorised cycles were exhibited, of which there were only 21 tricycles or quadricycles.
One of the sixty motorized bicycles present was a Peugeot, propelled by a 1 ½ HP ZL engine.
The engine was clipped to the front down tube and had a displacement of 198 cc.
Its weight was only 35 kilograms and a cruising speed of between 25 and 40 km/h was attainable.
For 1903 the engine was placed in the "New Werner Position" and now two models were catalogued, one with 2HP ZL engine and the other with Peugeot's own 2 HP power source, both types having the same cycle parts.
The "Type C' has a bore x stroke of 66x70 mm and the engine is fed by a Longuemare carburetor.
Relatively few of these machines were produced, so this is a pretty rare survivor.
This early veteran is in authentic condition but she will need some TLC to put her back on the road again.
 

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Born To Ride TV20 Episode 2 - 2018 H-D Line Up - Wheels Through Time - V-Twin Time lapse rebuild
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Published on Sep 7, 2017
This week on Born To Ride, we show you the newest 2018 Line Up for Harley-Davidson's Soft Tail Line. Then we meet up with Dale Walskler to go over an amazing Antique Harley-Davidson. Finally, catch the awesome action as Hagerty does a Time Lapse Redline Rebuild of The Harley-Davidson Sportster V-Twin
 

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Mini Chopper Lives ~ Predator 212 Motorcycle
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Published on Sep 4, 2017
The Mini Chopper finally lives! The bike runs like your on a legit chopper. If you like the build please like, comment and subscribe for more videos.
 

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A Century of Vintage Motor Bikes
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Published on Sep 14, 2017
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the old motor bikes come out for a spin.
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whizzer joe and I take out our engine powered bikes at the local car show. but he would not race me,
 

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Public service reminder for the folks here who ride. Don't forget to properly break in your new tires before you return to normal riding activities!

Been on bikes my whole life and forgot this little tidbit and was damn near immediately spun halfway around on a dirt trail and pitched into some scrub oak. Bike and I were fine I wasn't going fast and we slid into the brush bottom first so no damage. The sticky mud packed it's self into the nice shiny new tire grooves until it was full up and there was absolutely no traction or stopping.

Had I spun the bitch in some dry sand for a few minutes, like I usually do with new tires, it would have scuffed the shine off and it never would have happened. This slippery new tire thing can happen on the street too with worse results.

So be smarter than me and don't forget the details!




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I replaced the front master cylinder on my wife's scooter today. Was kinda hard to find one that would fit and work. She bought a cheap china made scoot and even before time for the first oil change the spring in the master cylinder broke. I found one online, works better than the original, but I'll have to do some fitting on the trim when I reinstall that.

As for riding, it rained here most of the week, but today I saw lots of bikes out on the highway, while all I got to do was ride the mower around on the grass. Maybe tomorrow! I need to go somewhere and get a can of dot4 brake fluid - I was able to save most of the fluid from the old cylinder but still need enough to top it up and bleed the brake system.

When I had the new tire installed on my bike, I took it quite easy the first 100 miles or so, until I got the feel, and yes, the bike did have a different feel to it at first.
 

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Born to Ride Episode 1131 - Kickstands Up part 4
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Published on Sep 28, 2017
This week on Born To Ride we take you with Adam Sandoval again, as he travels the Country to visit every Harley-Davidson Dealership! Adam always supports our soldiers, and this weeks episode is no different!
 

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Born To Ride TV20 Episode 4 - Las Vegas Bikefest Part 2
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Published on Sep 29, 2017
This week on Born To Ride we take ou to the las vegas bikefest! Where we meet up with Candice Cooley, the orginizer of the event, and Steve Soffa, and renowned jewelry artist!
 

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Lambretta Vespa Scooters In United Kingdom1960's
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Isle of Man TT: Gladiators, Glory and Grief
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A history of the Isle of Man TT, the annual race often regarded as the deadliest in the world. From the background to the race, to the tragedies behind its most famous competitors, this new RCR Stories doc is our biggest yet.
 

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Need 'other' on fav places to ride: Bluegrass of Kentucky from Lexington to Frankfort.



All narrow roads, hills and curves. And the sandstone walls light up the sound of your sidepipes, at least on a Sportster.



Riding a solid mount Harley HARD through here feels like flying a bi-plane.
 

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Isle of Man TT: Gladiators, Glory and Grief
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A history of the Isle of Man TT, the annual race often regarded as the deadliest in the world. From the background to the race, to the tragedies behind its most famous competitors, this new RCR Stories doc is our biggest yet.
Here is a great older video of the Isle of Man TT. The power these bikes have is insane!
Watch this one with the sound up and I hope you don't get dizzy easily.

 

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10 Awesome Military Bikes Which Appeared In World War 2
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“Riding a WW2 1943 Excelsior Welbike, First time riden.” by WorldWar 8
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“Welbike Ursel Wings and Wheels 2012” by ScuderiaCorsa
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“BMW R75 WH 1942” by 2005praga
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“Vintage Motorcycle 1971 BMW r75/5 Start, Engine sound” by Cam G
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“Ural M72” by fs1991ful
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“Мотоцикл M72, nice sound” by Damian Majda
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“1942 Harley Davidson WLA Kick Start 45 Tire BurnOut SCTA by TATRO MACHINE” by Tatro Machine
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“Wla 42 Flames'n'ride” by 6pac440
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“1942 Harley XA, 3rd Run up Driveway” by CDolan2
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“DKW NZ 350-1 Year 1945 ,Wehrmacht , Waffen ss,” by abaszek5
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“DKW nz 350 1943r.” by MalyWeteran
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“DKW NZ 350 po remoncie” by motorenowacja
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“Cushman Model 53 Airborne Scooter 3” by H Zamar
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“Cushman 53 Airborne Motor Scooter” by Strictly GI
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“Cushman Model 53 Airborne Scooter 2” by H Zamar
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“1942 Indian Motorcycle - Army Model 841” by Marv Ahlstrom
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“Indian 841.” by Юрий Котельников
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“Indian 841. Kotelnikov.” by Юрий Котельников
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“Zundapp ks 750” by Paweł Żmijewski
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“Zundapp ks750 1944 first start” by Andrzej Kaszczuk
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“Zündapp KS 750” by иотник ио
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“Airborne Flying Flea Motorcycle” by dzikieswinie - Motorcycle Club and Adventures
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“Royal Enfield Flying Flea from 1942” by Dutch Lion Motorbikes
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“Norton WD 16H C5486825 (1944) #1” by Maciejallroad
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“Norton WD 16H” by MIU
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“Riding the Norton WD 16H Japan” by MIU
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Well, now that I've got my camper on order, (post 84 in the "RV's, Campers, Van & Bus Conversions" thread link = http://www.goldismoney2.com/threads/rvs-campers-van-bus-conversions.119611/page-3#post-1260026), with the cross-the-back scooter carrier accessory, I'm "in the market" for a scooter. Maximum weight 170 kg (350 lbs), with full tanks, luggage carriers with helmets & lock-up chains. My old 600 XT Yamaha on-off road will have to go... longer than the width of the van (2.05 meters)... and rear seating position is high & uncomfortable for my wife (in our 60's).

So I'm in the market for a 125cc (too bad they don't have 200cc models for extra "punch", step above becomes "huge" and "pricy"), for "commutes" and "touring" into cities while the camper is parked just outside them during our upcoming travels around Europe. That way we won't be dependent on learning the "public transport" in each place, or have to try parking/driving a camper in an unknown city with narrow streets & one-ways. I'm putting in as much research as I did for the camper... Looking for something not too tall, not too long, not too slow, not too expensive, with good handling & good storage & windshield... and capable of holding a gps & a cellphone in view, plugged in. And especially easy for my wife to climb on, and a comfy seating position for her.

And not some Chinese "toy" that will fall apart within a month... without a "service network".

So far, the closest I've come are from Taiwan... the "SYM Symphony" (bigger wheels = stability) and 5 year / 100.000 km warranty



and the "KYMKO Like"



Both just under $3k equipped.

Max speeds around 55mph. Cruising 45mph.

If you go with Vespa or Yamaha/Suzuki/Honda, you're instantly in the $5-6k range...
 
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Both just under $3k equipped.

If you go with Vespa or Yamaha/Suzuki/Honda, you're instantly in the $5-6k range...
I like Yamaha myself, but you can't go wrong with a Suzuki or Honda either. Not so sure about Vespa, I've heard parts might be a long wait on those. Just don't do what my wife did and buy a China special deal. Not even a 1000 miles and already I had to replace the front master cylinder - not an easy thing to find.
 

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Just don't do what my wife did and buy a China special deal. Not even a 1000 miles and already I had to replace the front master cylinder - not an easy thing to find.
I mentioned that in my post... & I'm in the European market... Different dealers...
 

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I mentioned that in my post... & I'm in the European market... Different dealers...
Oh, yes, I see that now. Then I'd seriously look at the Vaspa first, however, I know very little about what else is available in the European market. Two up on a 125 might not get up and go so good, depending on weight and such. It'd probably work, but there would probably be times, you'd wish for just a little more. I've had a kind of lust for something like this scoot.
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http://www.piaggiousa.com/scooter/my17-bv-350-abs.html

Not real cheap even for US market, I bought my 950 Yamaha for less
MSRP: $ 6399 *msrp excludes destination & vehicle preparation charges
POWERFUL AND SAFE IN ANY SITUATION.

Before you get in your car on Monday morning, ask yourself this: Are you looking forward to your commute? Get yourself a BV and you will. Twist the throttle and traffic disappears behind you. The BV 350’s innovative technology provides agility, efficiency and riding pleasure at the highest levels. The BV 350 features a state-of-the-art, single cylinder 350cc engine. With the power of a 400cc and the compact dimensions and light weight of a 300cc, the BV 350 sets a new standard in the maxi-scooter segment, making it the most powerful scooter in its class. The BV 350 is complimented with Italian design and the highest attention to detail and finishing.

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WIND wind and more wind !! Adventure riding in Oman Episode 17
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Published on Oct 27, 2017
Day 7 Episode 17 of my solo Oman Adventure !

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The Wind was horrible last night ! and I'm not talking from last nights Dinner... The loud sound against the material of my tent kept me up all night. With no sleep the next day I had a rough time getting going. On top of that I had to battle the worst crosswinds I've ever experienced on a bike. There was extreme wind the Entire 286 kms!! With the lack of sleep and fatigue from battling the wind I managed to drop the bike twice in one day !! I swear I know how to ride people !! Both times the bike was still and the first time I wasn't even on the bike ! The KLR was lowered a couple inches but the kick stand wasn't modified so if the ground was completely flat then it was bound to tip. The second time I dropped it the ground was slightly lower on one side, and the bike being too tall for me, It went down. Frustrations starting to grow as I'm so tired AND tired of dropping this damn bike ! I'm a skilled rider and this is really demeaning. 7 days in now, lack of sleep, and going from dusk till dawn is starting to wear on me, but I try and stay positive.
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Daytona Bike Week | MAYHEM FUN ✔️
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Published on Oct 27, 2017
Daytona Beach Bike Week, also called Daytona Bike Week, is a motorcycle event and rally held annually in Daytona Beach, Florida. Approximately 500,000 people make their way to the rally area for the 10-day event. The festivities include motorcycle racing, concerts, parties, and street festivals. The event is usually held on the first full week of March and contends with the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally as the most popular motorcycle rally in the United States.
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2017 Daytona Beach Biketoberfest, Bike Week Boardwalk Bike Show & More
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Published on Oct 22, 2017
25th Anniversary of Daytona Beach FL Biketoberfest. Four days of outrageous fun. Great bikes, great weather, great people equals great event. Hope to see you there next year!
 

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1940 Indian Four with the Sidecar - Jay Leno's Garage
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Published on Oct 30, 2017
Known for its reliability and power, the 1940 Indian Four was considered a luxury motorcycle and with the sidecar attached Jay shows us why.
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2008 Honda Goldwing: Regular Car Reviews
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We ride Honda's flagship motorcycle. The Gold Wing. When you need the best touring motorcycle, you get a Honda. The only thing you need to get used to is its size.
 

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Oh, yes, I see that now. Then I'd seriously look at the Vaspa first, however, I know very little about what else is available in the European market. Two up on a 125 might not get up and go so good, depending on weight and such. It'd probably work, but there would probably be times, you'd wish for just a little more. I've had a kind of lust for something like this scoot.
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https://www.piaggiousa.com/scooter/my17-bv-350-abs.html

Not real cheap even for US market, I bought my 950 Yamaha for less

I'm looking for a lightweight for European city visits. Park the camper at a shopping center outside of town, and not have to learn each city's public transport system, or try to navigate the narrow streets & one-ways with a camper (& find parking!)... I like the Piaggio (Vespa?) 125 Liberty - only weighs 100kg (220lbs) - 60lbs lighter than the two others above... easy to haul around... & big front wheel for stability. ABS for wet cobblestones. Not for doing long road trips, definitely - or roadways above 60mph...

LIBERTY 125 IGET ABS – 2.449 €



 
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I'm looking for a lightweight for European city visits. Park the camper at a shopping center outside of town, and not have to learn each city's public transport system, or try to navigate the narrow streets & one-ways with a camper (& find parking!)... I like the Piaggio (Vespa?) 125 Liberty - only weighs 100kg (220lbs) - 60lbs lighter than the two others above... easy to haul around... & big front wheel for stability. ABS for wet cobblestones. Not for doing long road trips, definitely - or roadways above 60mph...

LIBERTY 125 IGET ABS – 2.449 €

I like that it looks like it is sturdy made, sure plastic, but not cheaply put together. The headlight even turns with the handle bars. The light on my wife's scooter does not turn, so you can not be seen or see as good in short turns. A 50cc might even be lighter, but not give you the get up and go or top end you might need in traffic. Talking about headlights, the light on my wife's scoot sometimes does not work, has not been reliable, plus the issue I had finding a replacement for the front brake lever/master cylinder, so I didn't renew the registration this year. It has been working great since that expired, thinking about renewing it in the spring for use on the back roads. Wife has not been on it in a couple years, but I still use it to puttz around on the property, give rides to the granddaughters. If I'm going out on the highway, I'd of course take the big bike unless I need the van or truck for hauling, well, weather permitting. Good price.
 

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Isle of Man TT 2018 Promo
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The skill, bravery and concentration levels required are immense, with speeds approaching 200mph, and, while difficult to learn and even harder to come first, the rewards for winning on the world famous course are like no other.

No other motorsport event can boast more than 100 years of such illustrious history, rich in tradition and legends, and to have your name inscribed on a TT trophy is to sit with the gods.

TT racing captures the imagination in a way no other race can and its sheer spectacle and uniqueness ensures thousands of fans flock to the Island every May and June for their annual fix.

No other motorsport event attracts people in great numbers for an entire period of two weeks except the world famous TT Races, where fans can revel in the Island’s special mix of incredible racing and world class entertainment – and all set amongst the beautiful scenery of the Isle of Man.

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Back to the roots... I remember this (on TV)! (I still have a "Cromwell" helmet, haha!)


and 10 years earlier...


In the 70's, I went to watch several bike Grand Prix in Europe. Agostini's MV - only 4 stroke among all the rice-burners - sounded the best!

 
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And one of the sweetest sounding road bikes, the Benelli 6 cylinder with 6 exhausts...
 

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And does the same at Laguna Seca, riding his championship winning 500cc GP bike:



Nice little wave to the fans while going through the corkscrew there! Funny how early on, the Media tried to portray Roberts and Barry Sheene as bitter enemies. Turns out, both men had nothing but admiration, and respect for each other!
 
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A treat for the old folks...

Always admired the "monkeys" - i.e. the "passengers" in the side-car races.... hanging completely outside of the side-car for one turn, then jumping over the back of the driver for the next, and so on...

 

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Sons of Speed
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Follow bike builder Billy Lane of Choppers Inc. on his journey to recreate the sport of boardtrack racing in this short documentary,
 

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Wanna go for a ride?
This is from my helmet cam on my KLR 650.
Turn your speakers up the mic is inside my helmet so it sounds beautiful.

PS. You will never catch me in my neck of the woods unless I want you to! . .
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Irons

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If only it was warm enough. Some days nothing gets done until I've taken a ride.
I am going to break out the helmet cam again this coming summer and get some more good trail videos. There is a closed trail that winds to the top of an old ski hill I really want to video and I figure I can get in and out of there early in the spring without getting caught.
Nice thing about my KLR 650 is it's really a quiet motorcycle if you just feather the throttle enough to keep going. When you nail it though it gets loud in a hurry!
I finally figured out using an external microphone inside my helmet to blot out most wind noise while still getting good engine sound.
I just didn't mess with it at all last summer. Got lazy! . :2 thumbs up:


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