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Re: What I've learned in 250,000 miles of riding motorcycles.
« Reply #195 on: Sep 10, 2013, 11:30:31 am »
Sa-weet!!!   :rotfl:

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If we're not supposed to eat animals ... how come they're made out of meat?  ;D

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    Re: What I've learned in 250,000 miles of riding motorcycles.
    « Reply #196 on: Feb 19, 2014, 06:15:08 am »
     Holy sh%t that's a lot of stuff to take on a bike. After my first few long rides I found its best to under pack and I can buy cloths on the rode(great excuse to hit up bike shops) to lessen the load. I've never been on a trip on a raider but I only carry factory tool kit knife elec tape and a small chunk of wire when touring on my Harley. The sun screen and chap stick is a must. Another smart move try to keep face and skin covered on long rides they burn quick. Don't over load your bike and make sure it's worthy of a long ride. Tires might be the most critical thing when going on a long ride. Crap tires in a monsoon suck. It's cool to see that unlike a lot of forums I've been on that some actually ride there bikes.
    It's not about what you ride but that you actually ride!

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    Re: What I've learned in 250,000 miles of riding motorcycles.
    « Reply #197 on: Apr 06, 2015, 01:53:37 pm »
    Wow, this is all incredible info for a new rider.  Can't thank you enough.  Legend status or the like doesn't quite do it justice, I appreciate all the tips and things learned at your expense!  Ride safe and keep inspiring us all please  O8O 8)
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      Re: What I've learned in 250,000 miles of riding motorcycles.
      « Reply #198 on: Apr 06, 2015, 02:16:49 pm »
      Gostr8r doesn't get on the forum too much anymore, but I bet he's almost doubled those miles since he started this thread.

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      Re: What I've learned in 250,000 miles of riding motorcycles.
      « Reply #199 on: Apr 08, 2015, 06:03:35 am »
      Good morning ladies and gentlemen. I do agree with Daytonakid1, that you could pack less clothes and buy on the road. I intentionally pack 1 or 2 less shirts cuz I know I'm going to try to get a shirt somewhere on the trip. I don't mind wearing jeans a few extra days too so there's no need to take a pair of jeans for everyday or even every other day. Some good MONKEY BUTT POWDER helps keep the jeans fresher inside on long rides. I like posting pics and on other social media there's not a file size restriction. Not being very tech savy with my dumb fone or my dumb MAC I use other sites more now. This has always been my favorite site tho for Raider Nation contact, support, advice and planning. :thumbs:
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      I go too far and too fast to ride a Harley! If you see my bike on a trailer call 911. A Corbin fairing, bags, heated seat, V-Rail and back rest, PC3, PR Air Kit, V&H BR, 5" Chopper's Surplus Z Bars, DWG sound system, Indian front fender, mucho Kuryakyn and Yammy bling,   

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      Re: What I've learned in 250,000 miles of riding motorcycles.
      « Reply #200 on: Jun 30, 2015, 06:02:02 am »
      What is this Monkey Butt Powder you speak of and is it legal and does it work.  Synthetic undies do it for me on day rides.  In the beginning I do believe the chafing was the worst on my summer trips...



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      Re: What I've learned in 250,000 miles of riding motorcycles.
      « Reply #201 on: Jun 30, 2015, 09:21:01 am »
      What is this Monkey Butt Powder you speak of and is it legal and does it work.  Synthetic undies do it for me on day rides.  In the beginning I do believe the chafing was the worst on my summer trips...

      It's a talc powder type of product and it does help.  Baby powder would probably be similar, but I don't think they're quite the same thing and you don't smell like you just had a diaper change. If you're riding in the heat, especially with humidity, it helps.

      I found the female and baby versions at Walgreen's. I think I ended up ordering the Biker version, but since then have seen it locally at a Shoppers.

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      Re: What I've learned in 250,000 miles of riding motorcycles.
      « Reply #202 on: Jun 30, 2015, 09:33:33 am »
      What is this Monkey Butt Powder you speak of and is it legal and does it work.  Synthetic undies do it for me on day rides.  In the beginning I do believe the chafing was the worst on my summer trips...

      http://www.drugstore.com/products/prod.asp?pid=172067&catid=183877&aid=338666&aparam=172067&kpid=172067&CAWELAID=120142990000056604&CAGPSPN=pla&kpid=172067 

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      If we're not supposed to eat animals ... how come they're made out of meat?  ;D

      Harley... the art of turning gas into noise without all that pesky horsepower.  ;D

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      Re: What I've learned in 250,000 miles of riding motorcycles.
      « Reply #203 on: Jun 30, 2015, 04:04:23 pm »
      Nice yeah used baby powder on the last two monther...



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      Re: What I've learned in 250,000 miles of riding motorcycles.
      « Reply #204 on: Sep 27, 2018, 08:26:30 am »
      250,000 miles on a bike? I have been driving for 18yrs and I haven't even put 220,000 miles in trucks yet ;) Just put my first 1200 miles on my new '12 Raven Raider S! Can't wait to pay off some bills and start putting stuff on it!

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      Re: What I've learned in 250,000 miles of riding motorcycles.
      « Reply #205 on: Sep 27, 2018, 01:29:23 pm »
      250,000 miles on a bike? I have been driving for 18yrs and I haven't even put 220,000 miles in trucks yet ;) Just put my first 1200 miles on my new '12 Raven Raider S! Can't wait to pay off some bills and start putting stuff on it!
      I've been riding since 1965 have no idea how many miles but since losing a leg in 2013 I've done over 35,000 miles  :crutch:

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      Re: What I've learned in 250,000 miles of riding motorcycles.
      « Reply #206 on: Sep 27, 2018, 10:24:45 pm »
      250,000 miles on a bike? I have been driving for 18yrs and I haven't even put 220,000 miles in trucks yet ;) Just put my first 1200 miles on my new '12 Raven Raider S! Can't wait to pay off some bills and start putting stuff on it!
      I've been riding since 1965 have no idea how many miles but since losing a leg in 2013 I've done over 35,000 miles  :crutch:

      I call bullcrap.  Attached is a picture of Roadkill and gostr8r on their brand new bikes some years ago. :)
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      Re: What I've learned in 250,000 miles of riding motorcycles.
      « Reply #207 on: Sep 28, 2018, 07:01:00 am »
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