Confession: I've been cheating on the Busa

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  1. jphilipson

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    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.

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    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.

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

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    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 :laugh:. 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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    That's Awesome!

    No passenger? That would be the ultimate saddlebag!
     
  4. Flicka

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    Very cool! Enjoy that ride. Eventually you'll get the need for speed again, and the Busa will be waiting for you. :thumbsup:
     
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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". :laugh:
     
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    Very nice.:thumbsup:
     
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    cool bike, never cheating just another horse in the stable:cheerleader:
     
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    Way COOL :thumbsup:

    Just doesn't seem fair that the luggage/passenger get a windshield and the driver doesn't. :laugh::laugh::laugh:
     
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    Well, if you have to:whistle:

    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...
     
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    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 :laugh:
     
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    Great adventure!!!!! Thanks for sharing
     
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    cool bike, that must have been great to ride back.
     
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    Cool looking bike. I have always liked the side cars :thumbsup:
     
  15. dadofthree

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    Dude, that looks like an early mid '70's BMW. Enjoy, you'll be back :whistle:
     
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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 :thumbsup:
     
  19. jphilipson

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    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 :laugh:. I took the Busa out for a good ride today, so she's happy. Holy hell does the Busa feel fast again!
     
  20. dadofthree

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    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 :laugh: Of course I've bought nothing but in-line 4's since '78 , yes I'm old as dirt :rofl:
     

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