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    Buell group ride up Northern California Coast March / April?

    Hey Buellsters,

    In case you missed Cooter's wonderfully written travelog, we're trying to put together a ride sometime over the next month or so.

    Plans totally in early stages, but maybe something like SF/Napa up to Mendocino.

    Just to keep the ball rolling, I've got the weekends of March 20; April 3; April 17 available.

    Cheers,
    Endo / David

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    All-The April 3 weekend will be around when I start returning back to the PNW from the Napa zone so that would work for me.

    It will be Easter weekend so the roads might be jammed up a bit.

    I really like the offer of hospitality to camp out on "The Woods" property. Maybe we should shift this conversation to the PM mode?

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    What is the word these days--ah yes--"Crickets"

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    It's so hard to commit to something, even as fun as this could be! Like I said in the other thread, Bubbles and I love us some of that PCH but are heading to Death Valley about that time. Napa is close though (and beautiful) so theres always a maybe!

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    Yeah it is only a 600 mile detour to Napa, Cooter. Stick with the Death Valley program would be my advice. Still frosty here in Western WA these mornings so I am playing the trip South kinda loose.

    Probably head South in about two weeks or so. Getting itchy for sure.

    Sounds like a solo ride shaping up--which is OK

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    Just wanted to mention that if this ride gets traction(pun intended), my offer is still good if Mendo ends up being the turn around stop.

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    Group of typical posers. Cannot and will not recommend Buell motorcycles or racing Harley-Davidson style motorcycles for such mileage durations. BMW...Honda best choices along with Hyosung StarFire 950cc also. BMW superior machine among the three.

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    May also rec a Royal Enfield. 👍

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    Yeah, well get stuffed TBag what do you know. I put a quick 15+thou on the EBR and more on the '09Uly no issues until I went into fuel pump wonderland 600 miles from home. I had a pickup come and get me, what a saga. Not many Buell Fuel pumps in central Oregon. My first ever roadside breakdown.

    No offence buellers, but the experience got me thinking "Quirky". Really, at the bottom, I am not really a gearhead (but can fix stuff). Bottom line I just want to turn the key and go--The Honda VTR and VFR did that in spades--major mileage, zero issues. gotta like it.

    So now I have XR1200X. My first ever HD--compared to the ULY it is pretty clunky, doesn't handle nearly as well and weighs a lot more. Now I learn all the strange Harley things, like the weird 18" front wheel--hard to find tire types and the even stranger FOB thing and the PIN number activation through the turn signals--oh well I kinda dig the bike plus there are lots of Harley dealers for parts.

    Oh sorry, I did buy a new V-Rod a few years back--super cool I thought until I got it into the mountains and it nearly killed me--strictly a straight liner. I was used to Aprila's and Ducati's, kind of my standard for handling and performance. Anyway, hope to try the Sporty out soon. A less aggressive riding style, sorta sporty cruiser. See how it goes, for travel--I was on the I-5 for the first time in awhile today and it seemed really "off" to me--strange times

    Take care all,

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    Can I get the CAD files for that?



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