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Old 06-12-2006, 05:12 AM   #11
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Seems like the 100 HP motor used in the previous R1200GS actually put out 82-85 at the rear wheel, any reason to think this will be different? 'Course the 85 hp is easier to use offroad, but this bike always seemed underpowered when riding it, especially compared to the RT/ST.
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Old 06-12-2006, 05:19 AM   #12
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Or get a $7k WeeStrom, get a $2k custom trailer rigged up and strap a $4k dirtbike on the back of the trailer.

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Old 06-12-2006, 05:20 AM   #13
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Looks like a lot of fun, Pete. I just did the same trip (minus the dirt roads) on the Geezer Glide.
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Old 06-12-2006, 05:26 AM   #14
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Gotta go off road buddy. It was immense fun. We'll have to conjure something up to get you involved on getting dirty.--Pete
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Old 06-12-2006, 05:30 AM   #15
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Have you managed to climb aboard a Ulysses yet? Really cool and fits the Paul Bunyon types well.



I'd have to opt for the lower seat to make it work for me. Either that or get a rubberized garaged floor to handle all the tip overs.
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Old 06-12-2006, 05:31 AM   #16
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We can do a "How To" article on putting long-travel suspension on a Geezer Glide.
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Old 06-12-2006, 05:52 AM   #17
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My wife and I rode to the North Rim. I was looking at the South Rim through a telescope and saw a guy fan dancing naked. Was that you?
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Old 06-12-2006, 06:01 AM   #18
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I got the ride the Ulysses for a bit when I was out there doing the southwest on the Glide. Yes, it is really tall and it's pretty nice. I just checked one out at the dealer a couple days ago. I wouldn't mind having one of those or a GS. Just need to find more room in the garage!
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Old 06-12-2006, 06:09 AM   #19
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Maybe you can pay off the Illinois politicians to add some mountains and curvy roads while you're at it!
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Old 06-12-2006, 06:11 AM   #20
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If it was to the beat of the music, it was me. If it was off-beat, it was Pete.
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