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Author Topic: Portland, OR to San Francisco, CA and back  (Read 1966 times)

hocko

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Re: Portland, OR to San Francisco, CA and back
« Reply #15 on: September 15, 2010, 03:21:56 AM »
Great write up and pics, congratulations on the acheivement.

Cheers  ;)

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Re: Portland, OR to San Francisco, CA and back
« Reply #16 on: September 15, 2010, 03:43:33 AM »
I really enjoyed reading about your trip! I wish my balls were made of brass too... ;)

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Re: Portland, OR to San Francisco, CA and back
« Reply #17 on: September 15, 2010, 05:04:47 AM »
And the bike needs a clock, especially for long trips.  I've got to get me one of them Clocks for Bikes that mount to the steering head nut.  That's more for trips than every day riding but I never realized how much I used the clock on my Ducati.  I don't know why, I avoid ever having to be anywhere at a stated time and yet I seem to constantly want to know what time it is.

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Re: Portland, OR to San Francisco, CA and back
« Reply #18 on: September 15, 2010, 07:45:51 AM »
Great report Scott - I was feeling it. What a ride!  Alas even one full day on the bike takes its toll on this old boy I'm afraid - RSI and arthritis, and as yet unresolved poor posture habits when riding. That's an ongoing project now that I'm aware of it...
As someone who doesn't own a wristwatch, even I am thinking of getting one of those handlebar clocks. Riding my bike seems to cancel out my normal awareness of time passing - I've often got back home without a clue, often hours later than my best guess. Not so likely now the days are getting shorter of course - I just find myself miles from home with dusk suddenly rushing down. Hooray for the halogen Tribar.... ;)
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Re: Portland, OR to San Francisco, CA and back
« Reply #19 on: September 15, 2010, 12:13:37 PM »
Great Report and all in all a great ride.  Thanks for posting the writeup.

Really goes to show that these bikes will stand up well for the long haul.
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Re: Portland, OR to San Francisco, CA and back
« Reply #20 on: September 15, 2010, 07:31:01 PM »
Beautiful Bikle!  Thanks for the pix!  And talk about long hauls, Gordon May took his older Bullet from England, cross country, to Chennai, India - 8000+ miles!  Even at one point when he couldn't figure out why it seemed to have no compression, it still started and ran!  No wonder the Indian Army likes Bullets and uses 'em for duty in the Himalayas!  Them are TOUGH!  (if ya keep the bolts tightened!) ;D
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Re: Portland, OR to San Francisco, CA and back
« Reply #21 on: September 16, 2010, 04:38:46 AM »
Scott, can you supply a picture of the pillion on your C5?  Is it the one that attaches to the bike without drilling into the back fender?

Someone (Kevin or Bob?) wrote that such a pillion is available at the dealer, but not through the Nfield store.
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Re: Portland, OR to San Francisco, CA and back
« Reply #22 on: September 16, 2010, 02:20:31 PM »
Will do!  I'll take it off and get some shots of the underside, the mount, etc.  It's a very fine piece, one bolt to the frame under the front seat and then two to the top shock mounts.  It goes on or off in 10 minutes, requires no drilling, and doesn't touch anything you'd be afraid of scratching.

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Re: Portland, OR to San Francisco, CA and back
« Reply #23 on: September 16, 2010, 02:23:55 PM »
Great! I want a good look at that myself.
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Re: Portland, OR to San Francisco, CA and back
« Reply #24 on: September 16, 2010, 07:48:55 PM »
Scott:

It was great post on your motorcycling venture from Portland to San Francisco and back.  More pictures in photo gallery ?
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Re: Portland, OR to San Francisco, CA and back
« Reply #25 on: September 16, 2010, 07:56:50 PM »
Nope, just those 6 or 7.  That's all I took.  It was just me motoring along so no reason for group photos or anything.  And I've done that route many times before by car and bike so don't need any more pics for me.

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Re: Portland, OR to San Francisco, CA and back
« Reply #26 on: September 16, 2010, 10:24:11 PM »
Scotty, What was the cost for the C5 pillion?  I'll probably order one from my dealer.
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Re: Portland, OR to San Francisco, CA and back
« Reply #27 on: September 16, 2010, 10:36:46 PM »
I think they're $199.  Well worth it though I haven't used it yet so no first hand comfort reports yet.

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Re: Portland, OR to San Francisco, CA and back
« Reply #28 on: September 16, 2010, 11:00:46 PM »
Thanks.  I'm not planning for a passenger, just a place to hang saddlebags or to put a pack on top of it. 

Plus, I think it will complete the "look" of the C5, that and the larger headlamp and visor.   :)
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Re: Portland, OR to San Francisco, CA and back
« Reply #29 on: September 16, 2010, 11:04:52 PM »
I'll make sure I get a shot of the bottom.  Maybe you can take off the seat and just use the frame as a rack.

Scott