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Re: The way they should have made it.
« Reply #50 on: October 08, 2015, 05:35:32 AM »
I bought my Hornet from two friends who rode it two up from CO to IL in 20 something hours(about a 1,000 miles),bet that was an uncomfortable damned ride. :lol:Think I paid $600 for it.

What year was it?  Had to be a 68 or earlier with no Zenier Diode.  I think the 1969 or maybe the 1970 bikes had those Diodes.  If the valve cover on top of your engine was smooth, it was a 65 or earlier...........the fins went on in 66, I believe.  Mine had fins.

We are gonna hafta hook up.  Since you work, and I don't, I will have to purchase an enclosed trailer and haul my scoot out there with my little Ford Fusion and we can do some California riding together.  Ya got a spare room for old Davey?  It could be fun, especially if we went on a group ride with your buds.  I just gotta figure a way to avoid the mountains cuz my car is a 4-banger with a cat-back exhaust and a K&N cold air intake, and light alloy wheels with racing springs/lowering kit and it can only pull 2,000 lbs on level ground.  Is there a route that would do that/keep me from having to burn up my automatic tranny?  Car is a 2013 with 27K on it and I run Alisyn Less than zero in it with Petron............runs great.

Mine was a '67,and we have plenty of room bro,come on out whenever you're ready. :thumb:
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Re: The way they should have made it.
« Reply #51 on: October 08, 2015, 12:01:32 PM »
Would I-40 keep me South far enuf to avoid the mountains?  I have not driven it out there in decades.  I-40 is about 1 1/2 miles from the end of my driveway.
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Re: The way they should have made it.
« Reply #52 on: October 08, 2015, 06:39:00 PM »
I'm comin' in the Spring..............we can iron out the details later.  Might be my last trip to the left coast...........gettin' up in years.  I figure I could make about 500 a day comfortably...........that is 6 days.  Could work out, IMO.
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Re: The way they should have made it.
« Reply #53 on: October 08, 2015, 08:18:27 PM »
I'm thinkin' you'd hit mountains somewhere along the line,see you in the spring. :lol: :thumb:
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Re: The way they should have made it.
« Reply #54 on: October 08, 2015, 09:03:12 PM »
Would I-40 keep me South far enuf to avoid the mountains?  I have not driven it out there in decades.  I-40 is about 1 1/2 miles from the end of my driveway.
I think I got you beat there, I-40 is maybe 1/4 mile out my door maybe less :lol: and you'l have to pass by me going to Jeffs,...........sorry about the weather that really sucks
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Re: The way they should have made it.
« Reply #55 on: October 09, 2015, 10:35:08 AM »
Would I-40 keep me South far enuf to avoid the mountains?  I have not driven it out there in decades.  I-40 is about 1 1/2 miles from the end of my driveway.
I think I got you beat there, I-40 is maybe 1/4 mile out my door maybe less :lol: and you'l have to pass by me going to Jeffs,...........sorry about the weather that really sucks

I'll stop by and buy ya a cheeseburger.  :tu:  My treat, had a financial windfall recently.  :wink:
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Re: The way they should have made it.
« Reply #56 on: October 11, 2015, 12:00:10 PM »
Here is a nice build for ya.  Can't be beat, IMO. 
"The thrill of Boost cannot be duplicated on earth."

"One drink is too many and a thousand is not enuf."

"Step UP or Step Aside"

"Four wheels moves the body,
Two wheels moves the soul."