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Author Topic: NC to CA TO NC TRIP HAS BEGUN  (Read 3195 times)

Bankerdanny

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Re: NC to CA TO NC TRIP HAS BEGUN
« Reply #15 on: August 25, 2008, 10:13:07 PM »
You know the tire wear issue probably had a lot to do with the sidecar.

I could be wrong, but the sidecar stresses the tires in a different way than they were designed for, which likely accelerates wear. It's possible that the rear sprocket wear was similarly affected.
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Blue Ridge Wheeltor

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Re: NC to CA TO NC TRIP HAS BEGUN
« Reply #16 on: August 26, 2008, 12:39:03 AM »
On my Ural I get 4000 km (2400 miles) from a pusher (run down to the 3rd set of cords). CS are known to give up the ghost before that.
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jerrydwelsh

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Re: NC to CA TO NC TRIP HAS BEGUN
« Reply #17 on: September 12, 2008, 02:15:20 AM »
Hello my name is Jerry from Logan, Utah. It is true that crosscountry trips are hard on old men. I am sixty four and will soon be sixty five. I have made a trip from Logan to Sargent, Texas back in april and back to Logan on a Honda Reflex 250cc scooter. This was the third long distance trip I had taken with this scooter. I road to Metropolis, IL to visit my brotherlast month. He has bought a BMW and he gave me his Honda 600cc Silverwing. I rode it home to Utah and now I am planning a trip to Arkansas next month. I am retired also.
I am looking to buy a new RE in the near future to ride around the country. It is nice to hear what others have to say about the bike. Thanks for letting me enjoy this forum.

Leonard

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Re: NC to CA TO NC TRIP HAS BEGUN
« Reply #18 on: September 12, 2008, 04:31:56 AM »
Well good for you jerrydwelsh, us old retired guys got to have some way to pass the time.
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Foggy_Auggie

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Re: NC to CA TO NC TRIP HAS BEGUN
« Reply #19 on: September 12, 2008, 04:56:14 AM »
Ride safe and check 6 !  ;)
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