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Old 06-15-2009, 11:54 AM   #11
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So do you think having an EFI would be better than carbs for the long distance with two up and hauling a trailer up hill? The belt drive should be able to handle all the weight, right?
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Old 06-15-2009, 11:54 AM   #12
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Why would you need to pull a trailer? And if you need that much space why not just drive?
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Old 06-15-2009, 12:46 PM   #13
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I think you need to focus more on the bike itself than whether it has a belt or EFI. If you plan on long distance touring pulling a trailer and a passenger then you're looking along the lines of a Goldwing or BMW. both with shafts or a Harley Ultra with a belt, or any of the Japanese bikes similarly set up. They all have EFI nowadays, they all work well and they can all handle any reasonable amount of weight over any reasonable road surface.

You need to find the bike that fit's your needs, belt or shaft, carb or EFI all have their advantages and disadvantages but they all work just fine as long as nobody tries to "improve" them
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Old 06-15-2009, 12:53 PM   #14
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To answer SomeU's reply,
I need the trailer because sometimes I have to do the camping thing when riding with certain friends. When I go camping, yes I usually drive my truck, but not always. Sometimes it is nice to go camping and ride wherever you want to go.

I can't afford a goldwing or BMW. They are way out of my price range. I used to have a 1982 Goldwing and it ran perfectly until I go water in my engine through the spark plugs. That's why I was thinking about the Nomad or the Royal Star tour deluxe.
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Old 06-15-2009, 01:00 PM   #15
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To answer SomeU's reply,
I need the trailer because sometimes I have to do the camping thing when riding with certain friends. When I go camping, yes I usually drive my truck, but not always. Sometimes it is nice to go camping and ride wherever you want to go.

I can't afford a goldwing or BMW. They are way out of my price range. I used to have a 1982 Goldwing and it ran perfectly until I go water in my engine through the spark plugs. That's why I was thinking about the Nomad or the Royal Star tour deluxe.
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How did water get in through spark plugs?

I suppose when you go camping you have to take the wife too eh? It sucks that you have to haul all that stuff.
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Old 06-15-2009, 01:46 PM   #16
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A friend has a bike trailer that folds out into a tent trailer about big enough for anyone except longride to sleep in. It's pretty slick and would be really cozy for two people... like me and Jessica Jane Clement.
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Old 06-15-2009, 02:54 PM   #17
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Yeah SmokeU,
it does suck. That's why I need something that is comfortable and at the same time be dependable.
I've seen those trailers with the built in tents. Those are really nice. Maybe after the trailer I have now falls apart, I can get one of those.
I really don't know if it was through my spark plugs. I am assuming it did because when I took off the spark plugs and pushed the bike while in gear, water came out of the piston. And since it was winter during that time and it snowed, I assumed the snow melted through the hole of the plug. In any rate, the piston froze and I went ahead and sold it since I wanted a new one anyway.

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