Another "Best Touring Motorcycle Opinion"

by Memet Remzi
(Baltimore, Md. 21222)

Well I am a 65 y.o. male who rides a 2002 H.D. Sportster. This bike is not supposed to be a "tourer", but I subscribe to the philosophy that the best touring motorcycle is the one you have.


The wife rides a 2007 V-Star 650, and she claims her's is the best tourer, although when she had a 650 Savagesingle cylinder she swore that was the best tourer.

We have ridden up and down the east coast and as far west as Big Bend N.P. in Texas. We are going to retire soon. We will hit the road with our 09 Dodge Ram 3500 pulling our 26 foot weekend warrior toy hauler when we retire next year.Both bikes fit in the toy hauler.

**ed. note... hmmm... seems like we have similar taste in scooters! :o)

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Brian's Alaska run....
by: Navigator

The wife and I did a run to Forks, WA. last year and we decided to put the Pacific Coast Star 'Potato chip' seat to the test,as opposed to the parts unlimited touring seat. We both found our PCS seats a hair more comfy. Surprisingly, 'cause the seat is very thin & of a low profile (+cool looking) The riding positions suited us both.
On another note. Your Alaska trip has inspired me. I'm gathering up info on doing the same this year. Any tips? Best times, best roads, places to go, camping sites.

***Ed. Note.*** just finally uploaded a "lessons learned" page under the Alaskan Highway button*

Apr 08, 2012
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I've come to hold with the Guys that say the Best Bike is the One You're ON!
by: Brian

But... that said... I enjoy the opinions and Pics of the Rides that are running the roads!

I ride with a dislocated, ossified, spine! ;) Rode my Raider to Alaska and back... Lucky for me I guess that the custom gel pad seat puts me in the exact right posture for those beat up old bones.

9,000 miles up and back in 20 something days... and all the other miles before and after... and I'm in better shape when I climb off than when I climbed on!

Not to mention the drop in blood pressure! :)

Raider... HD... KLR... BMW... as long as they've got two wheels, Suh-Wheet! ;)


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Agreed
by: Navigator

I rode a '68 BSA when I was 16yo. After a 300 mile ride, my back & butt was hurting. The variable that balanced out that equation was the people I rode with and the folks I'd meet. The majority of motorcyclist, to this day, are the most inclusive, non-judgemental folks on earth. Or maybe I'm just lucky to always meet up with them on my adventures. My mind likes the low slung chopper style, the body has an opposing viewpoint. Now I cater to what I'm going to use this bike for. I'm a long rider & need a bike that's comfortable for the long haul. What's comfortable to me may be painful to others. My friend likes his Yamaha FZ1 to tour with and finds my Yamaha Raider to be an awful ride. Go figure.

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