Motorcycles are great

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    Wife and I did a group ride yesterday...about 400 miles, Vermont and western Mass, mostly back roads. Lots of fun, lots of nice people. I have a new scrape on my muffler.

    Turned 17,000 miles on my Burgman, and 92,000 on my wife's PC.
     
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    Awesome man. Im hoping to get some riding in this weekend. Nothing like that. Just a couple hours ride or something.
     
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    No Harley snobs? Some won't ride with anything but a Harley or a good Japanese imitation.

    Sounds like a great experience.

    Do you have any comes equip on board? (BT headsets & whatnot)
     
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    Blasphemy! There is no good Japanese imitation of a Harley...
     
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    #1 - skydiving

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    #3 - motorcycles.
     
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    We both have Sena systems...she has the SMH5-FM I used until last year. I have a new helmet (Bilt Techno modular) with integrated Sena.

    I only saw a couple of Harleys. Most bikes were sport-tourers (Kawi Concours, Honda ST, or BMW RS), with some adventure bikes (Tenere, R1150GS, a couple V-Stroms) and half a dozen Goldwings. The group I was with was a ST1100 (darksided, 2-up), a 650 Strom, my Burg, my wife's PC, a BMW F800GS, and a BMW K1200LT.

    One notable bike I saw was an old BMW R80GS...it was set up for long-distance touring with side panniers and top case. The boxes were covered with stickers...notably, a map of the US and Canada with the entire US and most of Canada filled in, a Key West "mile zero" sticker, a Dalton Highway-Deadhorse, Alaska sticker, a BMWMOA 200,000 mile medallion, and this license plate backer:

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    The bike had 280,000 miles.
     
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    True..most of them do it better, with liquid cooling.
     
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    I'm sorry, do you have anything to add that anyone cares about? Thought not.
     

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