Spot on Chriso. Ha
I believe he did the NEWS run in Oz in record time on that same Sportster. (NEWS = Northern, Eastern, Western, Southernmost points of the Oz mainland.) He has a sigificant part (and the last word) in the movie "Why We Ride"
thanks smokey61 I will look that up.
after riding the old shovel the sporty 883 would be easy.
I had that book a while back good read, gave it to a mate wish I'd kept it. if I want to know what it was like I just ask my dad, he is still active looks after himself was around then and riding a motor bike ten years after that. those blokes had to find fuel too, barter with natives up nt weld the frame rebuild motor few times and other things we take for granted now.
I expect that's why they aint getting knickers thrown their way......
We all look sexier on a Harley!
Is that Powers lookout?
Bloody hell H&H you've got a keen eye. Yes it is Powers Lookout. I've been past the turn off many times over the years but this time decided to go have a look see. Glad I did. It's a great view.
The Harley pic was taken at Lake Wallace in Edenhope.
I sold my old 2010 Dyna with 95,000km on the clock and replaced it with a 2015 BMW R1200GS in my hope it would be a "1 bike to rule them all"
Within a year I was missing riding a Harley. so I added a 2014 Fatbob About 18 months ago. The beemer has done nearly 80,000km in just under 3 years and the Harley 30,000km in 18 months.
The Beemer ADV Bike is far superior in every way except soul, it has none and thats what I missed not riding a Harley. It does everything TOO easily.
It is also much more expensive to maintain (I service the Harley myself) and wears out some parts quite a bit faster than I'd like (Front disks after 40,000km)
Its ability to give sport bikes a run for their money in the twisties then hit a switch and go bush is invaluable. As is the removable luggage. I've done 1000km days on the beemer and felt fresh the next day whereas on the Dynas you do take a bit more of a beating. Heated grips and cruise control are also nice to haves. The quick shifter (up and down) is also magical.
But if I had to sell one tomorrow I'd part with the beemer in a heart beat.
The Victorian High Country was my old stomping ground when I was a young bloke.
Nice bike! post a review when you take possession?
wonderin how long you can sit on that seat before it gets painful?
looks like a bit of dakar heritage there lofty,600km's through the back of nowhere is a big day out,granted its 600 between fueling stops,not rest stops.
I will be getting a seatworks extra height widened comfort seat with the kit mate
What luggage setup are you going for? Not that I can afford one, but still keen to hear and see how it goes when you take possession. Well done!