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Offline drbone641

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I'm back :-)
« on: March 17, 2019, 11:41:08 PM »
After I got back from the Pirsig ride last year, I sold my 1400 Touring, because, I had decided before that it wasn't my type of bike. I regretted it almost immediately and have been looking for another. Tonight I came to agreement on a 14 Custom with 5k. Fly out to NM and ride back. Second time in the last 10 months lol. I am stoked. I know the lack of windscreen will make for a slower trip back, but I'm very stoked.
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Re: I'm back :-)
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2019, 11:51:48 PM »
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Re: I'm back :-)
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2019, 02:00:53 AM »
Fly 'n Ride.  Sounds good.

Enjoy. :thumb:
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Re: I'm back :-)
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2019, 06:30:08 AM »
enjoy your ride.  you can add the windscreen, but don't do so without the wings.  for summer, i also have a fly screen and up to about 60 mph, it works well, very smooth air.  the handlebars are a little forward on the custom, so you get more lean against the wind.  finally, i think the rear suspension may be a better quality with slightly longer travel than the touring comes with. 
give us some impressions and pictures when you get back.
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Re: I'm back :-)
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2019, 09:20:46 AM »
That great!!! Put the Guzzi campout at TWO Suches Sept.13 on the calender
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Re: I'm back :-)
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2019, 09:32:02 AM »
After I got back from the Pirsig ride last year, I sold my 1400 Touring, because, I had decided before that it wasn't my type of bike. I regretted it almost immediately and have been looking for another. Tonight I came to agreement on a 14 Custom with 5k. Fly out to NM and ride back. Second time in the last 10 months lol. I am stoked. I know the lack of windscreen will make for a slower trip back, but I'm very stoked.

Congrats & welcome back! Did you have something in between the 1400's?

Being that you are riding from NM to Georgia, sounds like a great opportunity to add a couple hours to the trip and swing by AF1 Racing in Austin to pick up a screen. That southern route through TX, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama is much nice than dustbowl country, though Missouri & Tennessee are nice. Assuming you will super slab it.
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Re: I'm back :-)
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2019, 10:08:30 AM »
I make that at least 1400 miles, that should be long enough to get well acquainted.
The best way to get to know a new bike.
Of course we need a trip report and  :gotpics:
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Re: I'm back :-)
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2019, 04:37:53 PM »
There's some familiarity to that story  -  have someone said "told you so" yet?   :grin:

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Re: I'm back :-)
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2019, 08:36:33 AM »
Trying to work out logistics now. I did Santa Fe to Newnan on the last 3 days of my trip last year on my 14 Touring. I’m gonna miss the windscreens Vario and all. AF1 sounds like a great plan if they’re open lol when I do the trip. My Multistrada is gonna be jealous again.
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