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    Hello Everyone!

    It's been a long time since I've been on here, but thought I give y'all a shout since getting back in the saddle 2 years ago. In 2008, I had sold my R6 to buy a house, but I then got laid off and never bought the house. So, I paid off my truck and bought another bike....

    In November of 2013, I came across this purty girl. A 2004 Ducati 749s, 10K miles, and very well maintained for $5,800. I've put almost 12k miles on her since then.

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    In the Fall of 2014, I bought this 2000 BMW R1100R, very clean with 64k miles off my buddy for $850. Yes, $850. I had to replace the clutch and overhaul the transmission, which I did all myself. I have about $2,000 into her with the cost of the bike. I've put 10k miles on her in 1 year.

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    Currently, I've gearing up to do the valve adjustment and for seals on the Duc, and all new suspension on the BMW in preparation for my Alaska tour this summer. If anyone needs any work done on their bikes, I'd be happy to help.

    Cheers!

    -Paul
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    Welcome back, so u gonna ride all the way to Alaska?
    Ride safe and Have a nice day!

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    Welcome back

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    Quote Originally Posted by chugs View Post
    Welcome back, so u gonna ride all the way to Alaska?
    Thanks!

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    Welcome back brother... Let's ride!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CenCalR6 View Post
    Thanks!

    Home > Prudhoe Bay, AK > Key West, FL > Home
    Cool - thats a haul right there! How long do you expect it to take?
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    Quote Originally Posted by montibank View Post
    Cool - thats a haul right there! How long do you expect it to take?
    2 months.

    13,200 Miles
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    Quote Originally Posted by CenCalR6 View Post
    2 months.

    13,200 Miles
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    That's gonna be a fun trip, keep us posted on your exploits.
    Ride safe and Have a nice day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chugs View Post
    That's gonna be a fun trip, keep us posted on your exploits.
    Yes please ... what he said.
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    Sounds like it's going to be once in a life time adventure! You're riding schedule seems very aggressive. Make sure to "stop and smell the roses" I hope I have a chance to go on a long haul tour someday.

    Have an epic ride!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CenCalR6 View Post
    2 months.

    13,200 Miles
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    You will find that you won't average anywhere near 70 MPH.
    It looks good on paper, but generally it doesn't work in reality.
    You have plenty of extra days up your sleeve though!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RC51Sp2 View Post
    Sounds like it's going to be once in a life time adventure! You're riding schedule seems very aggressive. Make sure to "stop and smell the roses" I hope I have a chance to go on a long haul tour someday.

    Have an epic ride!
    We will see. My general rule is to spend more time in the places furthest from home. In this case, Alaska.
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