First Long Motorcycle Trip

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  1. Buzz Foster

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    I covered 2400 miles from last Tuesday until this past Sunday. I visited all of my family in Texas, and a few friends. Had a really great time, though I pushed too hard to get home.

    Pics from Houston at my sister's house:

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    Seems like not that long ago when I was thinking about a bike, then which one to buy, and now this.

    I also went to my first rally the weekend before, Aspencash, in Ruidoso. We did some nice ride through the mountains. Very sweet.
     
  2. Kyle McCabe

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    Awesome! I love hitting the road on my bike! The world is a much more beautiful place when you view it in the open air on two wheels. Sounds like you had a lot of fun!

    Anyway, is that a Yamaha? Pretty sharp bike. What model? I've got a V-Star 1100. Nothing too fancy. I thought about a Harley Davidson, but my wallet kept me from going that route. Plus, they're built pretty much the same as the Japanese bikes nowadays.

    I went on a bike trip with my father not too long ago. We started out in Dallas and went up through Colorado to pan for gold in the Arkansas River. It was a great experience. I think I'll be touring a little further when it starts to get a little cooler. I seem to be able to ride at longer intervals without getting unfomfortable when it's not so hot.
     
  3. Buzz Foster

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    It's a 2005 Kawasaki Vulcan 1600 Nomad. Power for days. [​IMG]

    I swapped the saddle for a Mustang wide touring model with driver backrest, but I need to add some handlebar risers for a more relaxed grip.
     
  4. Philip Hamm

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    Wow that's some serious mileage! I haven't gone on a bike trip like that for years. Hope you changed the oil before you left!
     
  5. Buzz Foster

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    Yeah, I got the 3000 mile service done early, also had a throttle lock installed at the same time.

    Six thousand mile service will come up quick.
     
  6. Kyle McCabe

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    Doh! I should have known better. The Vulcans are definitely nice bikes.
     
  7. Buzz Foster

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    Got another new toy added to the bike:

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  8. Kyle McCabe

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    Is the brake light a part of the license plate frame? That's pretty sharp. New Mexico is a beautiful state, btw.
     
  9. Buzz Foster

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    That's just a reflector. The light is below. I suppose people will not be surprised to see a Judas Priest song title on a bike vanity plate. Some six letter form of "Manilow Rocks" would have been a bigger surprise.
     
  10. Jeff Savage

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    Sounds like you had a "hoot" [​IMG] Stay safe!

    Laters,
    Jeff
     

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