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For all you adventure riders.

Scanning some slides from a western ride in 1973, and I came across this. Chuck and his bike in Oregon. We rode and camped together for a couple of days. He and his wife had ridden to 47 states already on a Honda 450. Quit his job one day looked at his wife and said let's go. Now that's what I call adventure.

 

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I love the hammer strapped to the pack of his bike! Great smile too. Happy man.
 

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Reminds Me of Something...

1970's time frame, a Honda and a BMW in the photo, and a trip out west. Kinda reminds me of the book "Zen and The Art of Motorcycle Maintanence".
 

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what bdo you suppose the red 'X' on the tranny signifies?
I would guess....to keep from rubbing the polished finish off the case????

I like the "underslung mirrors" on the "highway bars". Life was simple back then, gas was cheap (well, cheaper than today), and haircuts were few and far between!!!! Long live the '70's........now, pass me that bottle of Boonesfarm.
 

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I would guess....to keep from rubbing the polished finish off the case????

I like the "underslung mirrors" on the "highway bars". Life was simple back then, gas was cheap (well, cheaper than today), and haircuts were few and far between!!!! Long live the '70's........now, pass me that bottle of Boonesfarm.
Make that mirroR and please tell me that is not his "wife" sitting on the log behind him!
 

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Honda 450 - my first bike. I still think that is the prettiest motor Honda ever built for the public. Put 25k on mine the first year.
 

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Great picture! Had to be a real man there, those things handled like crap!
 

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For all you adventure riders.

Does anybody else think those front forks look like they've been extended a couple of inches? And the handlebars ... definitely not stock. --Brent
 

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Does anybody else think those front forks look like they've been extended a couple of inches? And the handlebars ... definitely not stock. --Brent
No doubt about it.
 

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Love the sissy bar! I suspect following a truck in a strong wind would have been...interesting....

But it's awfully clean, don't you think?

I guess he wasn't into fire trails on those tyres. Understandably:mrgreen:
 
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