Top 10 Favorite Motorcycle Things to be Thankful For

Father's Day Edition

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2. Wide Open Spaces

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Everybody here wants to go to Europe. Everybody in Europe wants to come here, and the reason is simple: You can ride for weeks and never see everything there is to see in the wide-open western U.S. Why not go to Alaska while you’re at it, via Vancouver, and don’t forget Mexico. The Alps and the Pyrennees are nice, but let’s face it: The Continent’s a bit claustrophobic compared to what’s right outside our back door. Resumption of normal speed limits in most western states makes them fun to ride again. Great roads, great reliable motorcycles, great times for people who like to get away from it all on their own schedule.

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  • Guest

    Why on a Revolver EVO which has a retractable sun-shade?

  • Chris_in_Kalifornia

    I would love to have a 1985 Honda CB700SC Nighthawk with electronic fuel injection. That would be my perfect motorcycle. The only thing I’d change would be to add fuel capacity. Give it 5.5 gallons or even just 5 would be cool. 3.7 just wasn’t enough. But since I no longer commute 90 miles each way every day I could do with 3.7. But NEVER EVER stop for gas in Ludlow, Goffs or that station 10 miles north of Barstow unless you absolutely have to. Their gas prices are astronomical even for CA. I love long range riding capacity. That’s one of the reasons I bought the Vstrom 650 instead of a Kawasaki Concours to commute on. That extra gallon of gas gave me security should a freeway be closed. Had I have been at LAX on my Vstrom I could have ridden home even the day of the last really big earthquake, the one that closed the 5/14 split. I’d have had to ride to San Bernardino and up over the 15 but I wouldn’t have needed gas. Oops. Got sidetracked. Darn, never did that when I was riding, did you?
    EFI is definitely the best thing to come along.

  • fastfreddie

    #6 should include Mike Hailwood.Hail to the king baby!