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Old 06-12-2008, 10:24 PM   #41
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I am also 6'8", and have given up finding riding pants. I have a Mesh-Tex jacket, but where do you get riding pants with a 38" inseam?
You may want to try leatherup.com.
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Old 06-13-2008, 05:06 AM   #42
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Either the Tennessee side of Deals Gap on SR-129 or somewhere on the Cherhola Skyway ? Am I close ?
You got it,its the lookout on the Dragon.
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I am also 6'8", and have given up finding riding pants. I have a Mesh-Tex jacket, but where do you get riding pants with a 38" inseam?

Oh, I just bought two KLX-250's, one of which is going to get sold soon to buy a KLR-650. I ride with my 14 yo son on forest roads and the like.
Vanson will make them for you.
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Old 06-13-2008, 07:28 AM   #44
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I am also 6'8", and have given up finding riding pants. I have a Mesh-Tex jacket, but where do you get riding pants with a 38" inseam?.
Pedal-pusher-biker look?
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Pedal-pusher-biker look?
Nobody would know how long the pants were, as long as your boots are high enough so that the pants could be tucked inside them.

My sympathies to Culture, by the way. My brother is 6'5" and has always had an assortment of height related problems such as needing a custom bed, bumping into light fixtures, not fitting in some cars (especially the early Japanese cars 40 years ago), and such. At 6'8" there would be more.
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where do you get riding pants with a 38" inseam?
Don't need no stinkin pants (sorry, I could not resist )..

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You got it,its the lookout on the Dragon.
Been to the dragon and actually prefer some of the lesser known roads in the area, less traffic and squids to contend with. Below is a pic of my current ride.

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Nobody would know how long the pants were, as long as your boots are high enough so that the pants could be tucked inside them..
Naah. I think he should show a little ankle.

And take some pictures .
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I'm only 55, but have two beemers--

a 2003 K1200 GT named Wotan and a 1995 R100RT named Helmut.

I like to ride a lot, but the multitudes of deer around here really scare me.
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I am also 6'8", and have given up finding riding pants. I have a Mesh-Tex jacket, but where do you get riding pants with a 38" inseam?
If you call Aerostich, they can make them longer for you.
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Old 06-15-2008, 04:04 PM   #51
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I do not want a motorcycle......
I do not want a motorcycle......
I do not want a motorcycle......
I do not want a motorcycle......



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Old 06-17-2008, 08:17 AM   #52
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I am 60 and just got back Sunday from 8000 miles, 18 day bike ride from Wisconsin to Alaska and back on my 2007 Buell Ulysses.

No problems if you don't mind a little cool weather with rain, sleet and snow. I had a good time and usually take a couple of long trips each year... sometimes my DW comes along and we take the Gold Wing.

In 2006 I rode to all of the lower 48 States from Wisconsin on my Gold Wing... it was 4 longer trips.

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I will concede, however, that they are extremely pretty motorcycles.....
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Definition of a Harley:

A mechanical device used to convert fossil fuel into noise without creating all that bothersome horsepower.

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It's like a millions voices of common sense cried out...and were suddenly silenced. Loud pipes save lives...
I.m always confused at helmetless Harley riders using the term "Loud pipes save lives" when a helmet will do a lot more to save your life than those straight pipes ever will, but the term "helmets save lives' doesnt seem to apply to the loud pipe crowd.
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The premise that “loud pipes save lives” is a myth. There is no evidence whatsoever that it’s true.
The nation’s largest organization of motorcyclists, the American Motorcyclist Association, holds a long declared position against excessive noise.

AMA Position Statements: Excessive Motorcycle Noise
“The American Motorcyclist Association, established in 1924, has maintained a position of strong opposition to excessive motorcycle noise throughout its history. It has funded information and public relations campaigns in support of quiet motorcycle use and was the first motorsports sanctioning body in the world to regulate and reduce the sound level of racing vehicles.”

There are others who have organized their thoughts on this subject:
Loud Pipes Save Lives or The Madness Behind the Myth
“So I decided that perhaps the best approach would be to do some digging and see what I could find in the way of supporting facts, both pro and con. Perhaps I was wrong and they really do save lives, seemed doubtful, but I've always considered myself as someone who is willing to keep an open mind until the facts are in. In doing my research on the subject I found many opinions but very little in the way of hard facts on the issue of "do loud pipes save lives?" In the end I could not find a single "fact" that supports the idea, but I did find a number of opinions to support it, opinions that were, as far as I could see, weakly masqueraded as "facts". To be fair, neither could I find any facts in support of the idea they don't. What I did find was numerous reasons why (overly) loud pipes can be detrimental to motorcycling as a whole. Here's a synopsis of what I found.”

MC Safety--March 2001
“In light of the negative effect that loud pipes have on motorcyclists' image, I simply can't buy the "loud pipes save lives" argument. It's especially hollow coming from someone who disregards traffic laws, doesn't use a riding strategy, has never taken rider training, doesn't wear a helmet, or doesn't wear protective gear. Do all these things as a rule, because you're honestly trying to reduce your risks, and the argument might hold water. It's possible that a loud pipe may, in some unlikely combination of events, save your life, but it's doubtful. There are far more effective ways to reduce your risks. The crux of it is that, until you've covered absolutely every other base, that worn-our battle cry is just a way to rationalize your flagrant self-indulgence. You'll not be fooling anybody but yourself.”


To me, it seems that the entire issue is the behavior of ignorant irresponsible people and has nothing to do at all with motorcycles.
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Harley riders are the most considerate nicest folks I know, and that's no BS, since I live in Milwaukee..........
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Here in Oregon it's customary for a motorcyclist to wave at a fellow cycler passing in the opposite direction. For some reason Harley riders generally do not wave back. I guess they have to hang on for dear life with all the shakin' going on...
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No motorcycles but does a dirt bike count? DH bought one a couple of years ago and he lives for his weekly rides with a local club that the joined. Once a week, they go out and ride the trails (pretty tame stuff) out in the country....
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No motorcycles but does a dirt bike count? DH bought one a couple of years ago and he lives for his weekly rides with a local club that the joined. Once a week, they go out and ride the trails (pretty tame stuff) out in the country....

There is nothing that is more motorcycle than what's in those pictures. Those are REAL motorcycles!

Those look like real MOTORCYCLISTS too. The skill level required to ride in the dirt is greater than on the street.
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