a ride in paradise

Discussion in 'The Great Outdoors' started by switchback, Sep 11, 2020.

  1. switchback

    switchback Well-Known Member

    Jun 2, 2014
    So, Mts. S and I got out for a little mc ride today. Down our bitterroot valley and then west and up and over Lolo Pass into Idahos Selway wilderness area. A little smokey but worth the hazy skies. 20200911_135758_HDR.jpg 20200911_140133_HDR.jpg
    Pics of DeVotto old cedar grove, so majestic and quite cool in amongst these giant old growth cedars. They are between 3 -500 years old. Amazing.
    Then of Lochsa river. We are in a drought but still beautiful. In the spring this river is full of kayaks and rafters. Don't remember the classification of the rapids, but always appeared to me that one should be more than good to handle the water. 20200911_135910.jpg

    A great day with my wife. We had brought lunch to have in the cedar forest. Best pastrami on rye sammy I ever tasted 20200911_135758_HDR.jpg 20200911_135910.jpg 20200911_140133_HDR.jpg
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  2. livinthelife

    livinthelife Well-Known Member

    Jul 30, 2015

  3. Mike Meints

    Mike Meints Well-Known Member

    Mar 2, 2017
    Wonderful memories. Beautiful pictures !
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  4. TheCollector

    TheCollector Well-Known Member

    Aug 25, 2018
    Nothing beats a good pastrami and wife............... I mean a good wife and pastrami... yeah, in that order!!!! :rolleyes:
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  5. isialk

    isialk Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Jan 7, 2017
    Nice post and pictures!

    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  6. Fatbob Frank

    Fatbob Frank Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Feb 5, 2014
  7. switchback

    switchback Well-Known Member

    Jun 2, 2014
    oopps. just a couple old dynas, wifes in front a 04 fxdp defender. looks stock but I warmed up engine to 95". late style cam set up with andrews cams and bishop performance stage2 heads. Mine stage 2 103" fxdb 20200911_134440_HDR.jpg
  8. switchback

    switchback Well-Known Member

    Jun 2, 2014
    better pic of my 14. My electra glide just got uncomfortably heavy at slow speeds and moving it around parked. So I shed a couple hundred pounds, or more. Installed a bug screen and floorboards. 20200717_154846.jpg Viola'
  9. switchback

    switchback Well-Known Member

    Jun 2, 2014
    Bike pics up, Frank. Guess I didn't think most addicts would have any interest. After my hip and knee got worse, my wife suggested a dyna as an alternative to not riding. I'm still not the road dog I once was, but I'm still in the saddle! Love the way my dyna handles!!! I had a couple fxr bikes along the way, this handles as good or better. My only "want" on mine (detachable bug shield removed for cool factor) would be a full rear fender. But, meh, they want way too much dinero. Engine is very torquey, as I like
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  10. Fatbob Frank

    Fatbob Frank Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Feb 5, 2014
    Bet all that fresh air was awesome!
    My wife took over my Fatbob after I got my Streetglide, but after our trip to Sturgis( where she wanted to be a passenger and not a driver) she claims she'd just as soon ride behind me again so we sold off the Fatbob.
    Maybe I need to change my name...
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  11. switchback

    switchback Well-Known Member

    Jun 2, 2014
    And I always thought you were named after the fuel tanks
  12. Fatbob Frank

    Fatbob Frank Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Feb 5, 2014
    That's old school man!
    I'll bet most people never heard of a fatbob tank...
    old bike.jpg
    But I picked the name when I bought this in 2008.
  13. switchback

    switchback Well-Known Member

    Jun 2, 2014
    I agree Frank, the scene has changed a lot! Nice "fatbobs" and fatbob. I've rewelded so many tank mounts back in the day, I'm glad the design got changed. So many changes, new riders wouldn't put up with and shouldn't need too. Aluminum barrels ( to match crank and heads) no more "marking its spot", 12volt charging systems, breaks that function without sawing the single mounting pin in half, man I could go on and on.

    At first glance I thought your pictured fatbob was an old WLA. Haha
  14. Fatbob Frank

    Fatbob Frank Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Feb 5, 2014
    The kid who bought it is talking about stuffing a 125ci race motor in it when he gets back from the service...
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  15. 41 Charlie

    41 Charlie Get off my lawn...

    Feb 4, 2014
    Some gorgeous country, Bill! Thanks for sharing the pics!!
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  16. Bender

    Bender Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Aug 15, 2011
    Love that country......great pics

    thanks for sharing...
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  17. switchback

    switchback Well-Known Member

    Jun 2, 2014
    When a young friend of mine returned from his Afgan tour, he just couldn't get enough power when he transitioned to H-Ds. Against my advice he stuffed an S&S 124" with big cams and compression into bagger. He's a very talented rider, but that engine ate itself in under 10k miles. Live and learn. I suggested something that comes with more HP, he went thru a Ducati and BMW, both great bikes, before realizing that its (A) all about torque and (B) for touring a big bagger is like riding a sofa (re: comfortable mile eater) so he's now on a road glide with whatever their new engines are , all cammed up and stage 2 tuning.

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