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Triumph bonneville Hinckley report #741532
07/11/18 5:59 pm
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...just stumbled this report of fairly abuse of one of these bikes.
Pretty fast to read and confirm what I always though: you can ride whatever with a normal motorcycle. No need to go with those ugly "technical" birds look a like.

http://earth-roamers.blogspot.com/2015/10/the-bonneville-after-130000-km.html

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Re: Triumph bonneville Hinckley report [Re: reverb] #741540
07/11/18 7:07 pm
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Impressive..... not just the bike, but I am always impressed that some one has the time, funds, and fortitude to do these kind of traveling!


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1967 Triumph T20 Mountain Cub
1967 Moto Guzzi V7
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Re: Triumph bonneville Hinckley report [Re: reverb] #741560
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...yes, the funds; that s one aspect that stop me right now to do a long trip.
May be you need, besides the bike, at least 25 - 30 000 Dollars for gasoline, hostels, hotels, food, taxes, insurances, etc

Re: Triumph bonneville Hinckley report [Re: reverb] #741578
07/12/18 1:46 am
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Interesting! Certainly does go to show us that basically, it is possible to do anything and go anywhere while riding anything.
Of course this is a stance I have held for like ever. I've read stories of people traveling tens of thousands of miles, 2 up and loaded on 50 cc scooters bought in China. Of people bouncing thru Mexico and beyond on modern CB series Hondas, of a guy riding a series of Honda 50s from Australia to England. Riding a home made old style chopper made of 1940s, 1950s, 60s, & 70s parts around the world. Currently there are some guys riding antique Indians around the world.

My buddy used to commute regularly from Pittsburgh to Kentucky and back, while he & his wife were in college- on a BSA Victor 441.
Back in the day before every bike was a monster machine people would ride 350s and smaller bikes everywhere they went including all over whatever continent they lived on & beyond.

So anything is possible. Always. The only obstacle is the human mindset.


"It is no measure of health, to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."

Re: Triumph bonneville Hinckley report [Re: reverb] #741581
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...of course; but one point is that after 130000kms he only changed a cable and a sprocket!

Re: Triumph bonneville Hinckley report [Re: reverb] #741627
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"It is no measure of health, to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."

Re: Triumph bonneville Hinckley report [Re: reverb] #741633
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Interesting travelogue, and I agree with the "You can go Anywhere on Anything" philosophy if you decide you're going to do it.

I must say though, that even though I know that the photos of the various places he's been were selected to show the sort of conditions that the bike and rider were able to overcome, these photos and the narrative do not in ANY way make me want to follow in his tracks. You've seen one desolate desert, you've seen 'em all .... !

Lannis


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