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#11 LuckyDan

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Posted 13 December 2014 - 06:13 AM

As I'm old enough, unplugged enough and frankly eccentric enough that social media is something I generally do without, thus the following.

 

I wish you well in the selling of your VZuk and your forth coming travels.  May the road always rise to meet you.


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#12 BillM

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Posted 14 December 2014 - 05:50 AM

I agree to sell is best.  In the late 90's my wife and I spent a year on the road in a home made poptop camper.  Went to AK all over Canada, baja etc.  I stored my Suzuki GS850 in a garage and it suffered for it.  You can always replace the Bike when you are ready. In terms of having motorized 2 wheel backup on your trip I'd consider a Golden Eagle Bike Engine. 

 

http://bikeengines.com/

 

Inexpensive, Honda reliability, easy to carry, no registration, go 20-25 MPH, (what's the hurry?).  Have a great trip, you won't regret it.


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#13 billharr

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Posted 14 December 2014 - 04:22 PM

I agree to sell is best.  In the late 90's my wife and I spent a year on the road in a home made poptop camper.  Went to AK all over Canada, baja etc.  I stored my Suzuki GS850 in a garage and it suffered for it.  You can always replace the Bike when you are ready. In terms of having motorized 2 wheel backup on your trip I'd consider a Golden Eagle Bike Engine. 

 

http://bikeengines.com/

 

Inexpensive, Honda reliability, easy to carry, no registration, go 20-25 MPH, (what's the hurry?).  Have a great trip, you won't regret it.

 

I see your Golden Eagle and raise you a Motoped.

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#14 craig333

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Posted 14 December 2014 - 05:31 PM

Thats pretty interesting. 


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Posted 14 December 2014 - 07:18 PM

Thats pretty interesting. 

Craig you need this model. I do wish they were a little lower in cost.

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#16 craig333

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Posted 15 December 2014 - 01:09 AM

Its got great range, not too heavy. Top speed isn't enough to make a run into town though. Its different. Tempting just because of that. I wonder how quiet they are.


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#17 BillM

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Posted 15 December 2014 - 01:31 AM

Motoped is very cool, I actually saw one of these outside of Moab in October but didn't know what it was.  Pretty expensive ($2500+) and heavy though, 100 lb plus. I like the GEBE because it is only $650 plus adds less than 20 lbs to a bike.


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Posted 15 December 2014 - 02:55 AM

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This is the ol' gal if anyone wants to see. BUY HER and fund a grand ADVENTURE!!!!  :D  :D


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Posted 15 December 2014 - 05:56 AM

I just got my first moto. A Yamaha TW200. The T-Dub. So far I love it. But yeah, sell the current two wheel set up.


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Posted 16 December 2014 - 11:02 PM

I have been thinking about selling my XR 250L and replacing it with a TW 200. 


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