adventure bikes vs Harley

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  • obisteve
    obisteve
    2 months
    Bingo!
    Mind you, I still prefer his Panhead.
  • brucefxdl
    brucefxdl
    1 month
    Quoting paulybronco on 11 Feb 2024 01:46 AM

    saw a similar modded sporty at Alpine rally 2 years ago,was well executed....sounded good,looked good and went very well .the owner enjoyed every ounce of go it had,when he left for a short ride empty.......and towed a trailer as well.but rode it a little quieter with the trailer on.
  • obisteve
    obisteve
    1 month
    1967 ad, looks like an adventure bike to me.
    They also look like those nicest people that were supposed to ride Honda's at the time.
    To counterbalance that, here's a shot of Pigpen from the Grateful Dead on his XLCH.


  • obisteve
    obisteve
    1 month
    https://youtu.be/fGCVxZLGd5U?si=k9frqETs1m8mqMph

    PB, just found this, shows a ride up Bella Ck Rd west of Imbil, that I've suggested to you as a great hillclimb, then south past Jimna down Monsildale Rd, where the young lady dropped the traily on a slippery creek crossing.
    Had to laugh, I've run both the Sporty and the Vic bagger up and down Bella Ck road, and the other Vic up Monsildale Rd. Think I've even posted a pic on here of the Vic High Ball on Monsildale Rd.
    Bella Ck Rd will eventually be cut, drowned when they put the pumped hydro scheme in upstream of Borumba dam, probably closed off and solely for construction traffic well before then.
  • paulybronco
    paulybronco
    1 month
    Cheers Steve i did take your advice and have done that exact trip. One of the water crossings was pretty deep and rocky but took the punt and wobbled thru. Unlike the young lady we were able to ride home.
  • obisteve
    obisteve
    1 month
    You might like the next 2 tracks up the range to the north of Bella Ck Rd,, Hart's Rd out of Upper Kandanga and various roads west of Widgee. I've taken the Vic bagger up Hart's Rd a couple of times, but explored it first on a Triumph 500 then the Sportster. Like all roads in that area, they're weather dependent.
    Update: When I went into the area west of Widgee I was following un named lines on a paper map in the early 2000's, carrying a compass and acutely aware that the Sportster only had 10 litres of fuel.  Checking now looks like I went up Upper Thornside Rd, and at least once came down Threlkeld Rd. This is really steep country, and I really wasn't too sure where I was sometimes. Came out once near the old copper smelter ruins, once down into Kilkivin, and once in Blacksnake. On the Blacksnake day, I think I was on private property for a couple of kms, nobody came to look but a Sportster cutting through the back paddock isn't particularly unobtrusive. If you get to the old Manumbar gold mine, best not go for a swim in the clear blue water of the tailings dam, and Definitely don't drink any, it's high in cyanide.
  • obisteve
    obisteve
    1 month
    https://blog.neilennis.com/index.php/kilkivan-2/

    PB, now this might seem a strange place to look for ride information, but this bloke is a bicycle nutter, if you look at his maps he seems to have covered most quiet backroads in SE Qld. From his ride maps you can click through to the part of his blog that details the ride with included pics. 
    The link goes to a loop from Kilkivan to Woolooga to Widgee and back to Kilkivan on the roads I mentioned in the edit to my last post. Best to stay off the designated bicycle trails like the Brisbane Valley Rail Trails, but then I've never had any hassle on them after midnight.
  • bloodog
    bloodog
    1 month
    Quoting obisteve on 10 Mar 2024 02:39 AM

    https://blog.neilennis.com/index.php/kilkivan-2/


    PB, now this might seem a strange place to look for ride information, but this bloke is a bicycle nutter, if you look at his maps he seems to have covered most quiet backroads in SE Qld. From his ride maps you can click through to the part of his blog that details the ride with included pics. 
    The link goes to a loop from Kilkivan to Woolooga to Widgee and back to Kilkivan on the roads I mentioned in the edit to my last post. Best to stay off the designated bicycle trails like the Brisbane Valley Rail Trails, but then I've never had any hassle on them after midnight.

    I have passed this info onto a few mates that do just this and very well received 
    big thanks from them ob amazing info 
  • paulybronco
    paulybronco
    1 month
    Quoting obisteve on 10 Mar 2024 02:39 AM

    https://blog.neilennis.com/index.php/kilkivan-2/


    PB, now this might seem a strange place to look for ride information, but this bloke is a bicycle nutter, if you look at his maps he seems to have covered most quiet backroads in SE Qld. From his ride maps you can click through to the part of his blog that details the ride with included pics. 
    The link goes to a loop from Kilkivan to Woolooga to Widgee and back to Kilkivan on the roads I mentioned in the edit to my last post. Best to stay off the designated bicycle trails like the Brisbane Valley Rail Trails, but then I've never had any hassle on them after midnight.

    Cheers Steve, currently overseas will have a look when back.
  • obisteve
    obisteve
    1 month
    Went up to the post office, and yes, my wife had been shopping. Went poking around on the way back, this looks like the end of the road, locked gate and Private sign, but no, the road veered off uphill through a paddock. Been a few days of light rain so wasn't going to try a steep uphill on an unformed road through a wet paddock so I'll leave it until winter. I know the road, Rohlmanns Rd, comes out up at Commissioners View near the helipad on top of the Blackbutt Range.
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