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    Default Confession: I've been cheating on the Busa

    A few weeks ago I flew out to Norther California, and picked up a childhood dream. And rode her back 1500 miles to Denver. The Busa has not been getting a lot of love lately, since she's been home.

    Riding back from NorCal was awesome, got to ride the coast up there for the first time.



    Rode down to Eureka from Crescent City, then headed over 299 to Redding. Went from 50 to 105 between the coast and the central furnace of California.



    After Redding I headed to my friend's place in Carson City by way of rt 44 through the Lassen NF.



    The rest of the ride home was a straight shot across HWY 50 in Nevada and Utah, then 70 back home through Colorado. Some more pics of the new toy below.

    1974 R75 Sidecar Rig pictures by dedsled - Photobucket

    So yeah, the Busa has been spending a lot of time in the garage, while I've been having a blast putting around on a 38 year old bike . Driving a sidecar rig is like nothing I've done before, and brings a smile to my face every time I drive it. Of course, after driving the old bike all week, when I got back on the Busa last weekend, it was like the first time again.. WHOOOSH!
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    If you have to ask me why...you wouldn't understand!!
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    That's Awesome!

    No passenger? That would be the ultimate saddlebag!

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    Default Re: Confession: I've been cheating on the Busa

    Very cool! Enjoy that ride. Eventually you'll get the need for speed again, and the Busa will be waiting for you.
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    Beautiful!!! That is soooo cool! Everytime my wife sees one she says "That would be perfect for me and the dog".
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    Very nice.
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    cool bike, never cheating just another horse in the stable
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    Default Re: Confession: I've been cheating on the Busa

    Way COOL

    Just doesn't seem fair that the luggage/passenger get a windshield and the driver doesn't.

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    Default Re: Confession: I've been cheating on the Busa

    Well, if you have to

    There are a whole lot of worse choices to do it with! I have always wanted a ride w/a sidecar. An old Triumph would be my choice...

    "never sweat the petty things" RIP and Ride on # 58

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedBusarider View Post
    Way COOL

    Just doesn't seem fair that the luggage/passenger get a windshield and the driver doesn't.
    Thanks - and I do have a few wind shields that came with it - leaving it off till it gets colder. Don't really need it when it's been 100 all week
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    Great adventure!!!!! Thanks for sharing

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    Default Re: Confession: I've been cheating on the Busa

    cool bike, that must have been great to ride back.

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    Cool looking bike. I have always liked the side cars
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    Dude, that looks like an early mid '70's BMW. Enjoy, you'll be back
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    Old machine looks to be excellent condition..must be, given your journey through the furnace n all.

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    That is very nice. I know you are having a blast on it. Enjoy.
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    I like it
    I did a burn out last week & the street's still smoking !!!

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    Default Re: Confession: I've been cheating on the Busa

    Quote Originally Posted by dadofthree View Post
    Dude, that looks like an early mid '70's BMW. Enjoy, you'll be back
    It's a 74' r75/6 to be precise. The entire engine and driveline has been rebuilt, and it has 800cc Nicklesil pistons. About as much horsepower as my Busa has on one cylinder . I took the Busa out for a good ride today, so she's happy. Holy hell does the Busa feel fast again!
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    Default Re: Confession: I've been cheating on the Busa

    Those were nice looking rides when I was a kid. I guess part of that was the boxer and you didn't see many of them. They were all silver like yours Of course I've bought nothing but in-line 4's since '78 , yes I'm old as dirt
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