Discussion in 'On the Road' started by WD4IGX, May 10, 2017.
My last ride....what a nasty, hellish, beautiful, beast. I loved it.
Hot damn! Now we're talking! Nasty, hellish, brutish beast indeed! Guys who've never ridden a big-bore two-stroke just have no idea. Like going on a date with the devil's own daughter! Or petting that pet rattlesnake that sleeps in the corner!
I'm impressed, Charlie...
At the moment I only communicate bluetooth with my traveling friends.
Here's what the old V71a looks like on the bike. Control head is on a custom made slide mount that electrically connects when inserted. PTT under left grip. Coiled microphone/speakers cable plug into the bike via waterproof RJ45 jack. Antenna is a Larsen NMO-2/70B Black antenna mounted on homemade and sealed half wave grounding mast with "N" connector on bottom. Antenna/mast assembly is easily removed via three set screws and the LMR200 cable is safely stored on the female "N" connector after unscrewing protective cap. All connections are waterproof.
I ride an outfit due to severe arthritis H-D XL1200 custom with sidecar which collectively have a lot of ironmongery which make a great ground plane. SO239 mounted between bike and sidecar with a 2m/70cm whip and my Beofang handie is great when camping at rallys. may try my FT891 & ATAS120a some time soon G6NLZ S-E England
Yea I do mostly off road. I leave the radio back at camp. I sometimes get stuck in the mud!
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My kind of riding.
I too am on advrider.
Have u ridden any of the BDRs yet ?
Rode part of the COBDR and all of the NMBDR.
How about the TAT ?
I was suppose to ride it this past June to Aug.
Riding partner's cousin was killed the day we were to leave so trip canceled.
I ride a 1998 Harley Electra Glide Classic I have a Yaesu FTM 10R 144/440 installed , the head is mounted on my left handle bar the main rig is mounted in my tour pack on the rear of the bike am using Comet 144/440 antenna mounted on saddle bag protection bar don't operate while riding but do monitor 146.520 when traveling or monitor local repeaters in the area. Also installed a Cobra CB radio WXST remote mount everything is operated from the mike itself both radios output is fed via a switch box I made to feed the output to the bikes radio CD audio input jack. both radios work well I ride a lot having just passed 323k miles on it with still the original engine. My plate has my call AE2DX ride safe keep you knees to the breeze. 73 Fred.
I have one but I don't get to ride much due to my health. I wish I could ride a lot. I love getting on a bike and just heading off with no destination in mind but to just pick a direction and head out. I have no ham or CB equipment on my bike. I have an MP3 player but I really need to sell the bike because the lack of use it gets. It is a 2009 and this picture shows the miles that are on it.
It is a beautiful bike. I just keep hoping I get well enough to ride it. I put 45 miles on it last year.
Anyone want to buy a really really good bike??
OK, nobody laugh, a lot of really nice bikes shown in this thread. Mine is a bit conservative, a Honda 350-Four. Kinda rare bike especially in original mint condition. I purchased it new in 1970 and it was only manufactured for 3 years before they went to the larger 550 4 cylinder version. It was produced because of the complaints of the very popular CB 350 2 cylinder having no power with 2 riders and to much vibration. It has about the same performance as the standard 350 but you would never notice the addition of a rider and it is smooth as silk, no vibrations at all.
I live in the Pocono's and ride it a couple of times a week from spring to fall, the Pocono's are a great place to ride!