Anyone ride motorcycles? (1 Viewer)

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Got myself an old 2006 1100cc honda shadow with low miles on it. Ive put about 3,000 miles on it this year.

I'm looking for advice on camping out on a motorcycle if anyone has any.
 
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Sorry that is stupid advice -
but every time I've tried to incorporate motorcyclism into my locomotion scheme it has ended in disaster
Test-driving a Kawasaki in Vegas pulling onto the interstate the front tire came off - with a rider on the back
Driving is hazardous enough as it is - why shrink the error margin?
If you wipe out, you're going to get creamed by following traffic - if you survive the wipeout. There you have it
 

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I was living at a property squatting actually in Venice California in the late 90s and one of the Van Peebles - Max had ditched a Yamaha - The property manager wanted to haul it off but I got an ignition from the junkyard and was able to swap it and fit a key and so that was my death trap for about a month. of course Los Angeles is the worst place on earth to ride a motorcycle
I drove it around unlicensed unregistered uninsured unhelmeted
Thank heaven young people are immortal
 
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I tend to stay away from traffic, its hard in northern California area but very doable.

The one thing I'm taught as a commercial driver I always try to follow is the 5 keys of the Smith driving system.

Truth be told though about 70% of motorcycle accidents are just the rider and the bike not any outside parties. Sure I ride like a psychopath sometimes but not all the time.
 

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My current ride is an eleven year-old Triumph Bonneville 865cc that I mostly use for commuting. Way better on gas than a car, and far easier to find parking around town. In the last five years, I've camped (short term) for different motorcycle events/festivals around FLA- Just pop my gear in a backpack and go.
 

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Pack light and tight, and make sure you have the ability to keep things dry. - That includes yourself.

Take a few short trips first, to get the feel of what you need/don't need and see how things ride. You'll quickly learn better ways of packing stuff from experience.

Bungee cords are your friend, just don't count on a single one, and don't lose an eye to one, and I will add if you have the money, ROK straps are much better.

Watch out for vehicles, as trust me, they won't be watching for you, ever.

Keep the rubber on the road and the shiny side up.
 

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img_20190807_192854-jpg.52555_Anyone ride motorcycles?_Van Dwelling / Rubber Tramping_Squat the Planet_8:51 PM

Bad ass man. I got the same bike as you. Except mine is older. Mines a 98. I've lived in vans. I've lived in houses. I've bicycle toured thru Utah, Oregon and Arizona. And the motorcycle really is the way to go. You don't need much money, insurance is cheap... When I was younger, I travelled 14 different states on a rebel 250... That bike had no balls... I could barely keep up with the cars on the freeways... I didn't care man it had 2 wheels and a motor, so I rode that thing all over the country... I remember coming back from Arkansas one time and the wind was blowing really hard the other direction... I had to find the slowest semi on i40 and ride as close behind it as I could to block the wind...

Anyways, I'm starting crl training litterally next Monday... I'm getting to old to live like a motorcycle hobo... I'm gonna be driving semi trucks pretty soon... And riding my bike on my days off... I can't wait to get my license and start the new job... I'm so excited!!!

Anyways, I wish you the best man! Keep us posted on your travels! I'd love to see pictures...
 

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