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Old 08-25-2008, 05:03 AM   #1
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I want to visit this state on a motorcycle. I have a 2003 duece softtail biy am wondering if I can train it out there or should rent there. Has anyone been there done that?

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Old 08-25-2008, 05:32 AM   #2
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I want to visit this state on a motorcycle. I have a 2003 duece softtail biy am wondering if I can train it out there or should rent there. Has anyone been there done that?

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Well...you could always ride it there.

But if you insist on shipping it or renting, I would think renting would be cheaper than shipping it back and forth.

A two week rental from EasyRider in Salt Lake will run you about $1500 according to their website for a Fatboy, Dyna Low Rider or one of the HD touring rigs.

Will shipping it both ways be any cheaper? Probably not, though I have no info to back that up.

What would I do? Ride the bike their, ride it back and save the money for nicer places to stay, better food and more beer.
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Old 08-25-2008, 05:44 AM   #3
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Just be sure you understand a number of important things about Utah.

1- Beer is illegal.
2- Dancing is illegal.
3- Music is illegal.
4- 10% hotel and restaurant discount for each wife.
5- Nothing to see but jackalope and sagebrush.
6- You will be kidnapped by polygamists. You wouldn't think this was so bad a deal until you see the women. Mark Twain wrote about this in "Roughing It".
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Old 08-25-2008, 07:03 AM   #4
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Bet this guy lives in Arizona. It's just *too far* to ride!

Look, man, get on your bike and ride it to Utah. If it's not going to make it from where you are, sell it and get a bike that WILL do the distance.
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Old 08-25-2008, 07:10 AM   #5
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Bet this guy lives in Arizona. It's just *too far* to ride!
I couldn't help thinking that he would get a better answer on if he should ride there if he'd mention where he was starting from.

The Deuce is a bar-hopper dude, it's not intended to ride long distances. That's not to say you can't, it's just not designed for it. I'm assuming you're not a "grizzled biker dude" since you've asked the question to begin with.

At a minimum, you'll have to figure out saddlebags and a windshield if you're going much further than 300 miles or so. The forward pegs and long reach to the controls is going to get very old after a day of highway riding. If you don't have a windshield...forget it.

The only way I can see this working for you is if you can break your trip into 200-250 mile sections.
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Bet this guy lives in Arizona. It's just *too far* to ride!

Look, man, get on your bike and ride it to Utah. If it's not going to make it from where you are, sell it and get a bike that WILL do the distance.
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Old 08-25-2008, 07:31 AM   #7
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I couldn't help thinking that he would get a better answer on if he should ride there if he'd mention where he was starting from.

The Deuce is a bar-hopper dude, it's not intended to ride long distances. That's not to say you can't, it's just not designed for it. I'm assuming you're not a "grizzled biker dude" since you've asked the question to begin with.

At a minimum, you'll have to figure out saddlebags and a windshield if you're going much further than 300 miles or so. The forward pegs and long reach to the controls is going to get very old after a day of highway riding. If you don't have a windshield...forget it.

The only way I can see this working for you is if you can break your trip into 200-250 mile sections.
He could easily do it on a Deuce. The H-D detachable windshield and bags would be far cheaper than renting a bike.

I toured all over the southwestern US on a Low Rider set up the same way.

Oh, don't forget the Mustang seat as well!
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Old 08-25-2008, 07:50 AM   #8
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And she thinks she is so smart too! I tend to agree with her assessment. Go ride the f&cking thing and quit worrying about stupid shyt.
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"What would I do?..."

You can stop there. Nobody cares what you would do!
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Wimmin un Utah can spit babies out like watermellon seeds, and still plow the back 40 in time enough to get supper on at exactly six o'clock. They have backarms like steel ropes, and can milk cows and kick travelling vacuum cleaner salesmen in the ass all at the same time. The men only live to about 40 though, before they have a stroke and are pushin' up the daisys. That leaves the wimmin folk to move to Long Beach California just in time for another big earthquake. Seeing as I'm ex-LDS and all the relatives from my maternal side come from Utah & Idaho, I know this to be a fact. And don't stop in Malad to get your radiator fixed, you'll be sorry.
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