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ole ZZ TOP song
"like to get back my old blue jeans, i know they are mine from the smell of oil and gasoline"
all that harley mojo is death to those nasty motel germs! lol
with the right trailer, do not think you can lose that much spunk. try lugging around a side car. a easy temp fix would be a small gear reduction but i do not think that would be necessary.
i run autobahn gearing and johnson engineering sportgear which gives me a 500 rpm drop in 5th and the engine will just laugh at it, trust me, you got the power.
never did really long runs on the evo but the ironhead has been on many. used to sling aluminum boy scout canteens across the bars for gasoline, fuel on the fly.
I would do a trailer with a trike, but on two I rather keep it free. I like the aluminum canteen idea, that could get the fuel out of my saddlebag.

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Always thought you were supposed to disconnect the battery before using a welder, anyway it's job done now!, and give a thought to your pointy grips, there's a reason they went to ball ended levers!
Nice well set-up bike, love the paint job!
We don't need to disconnect no stinkin' battery!
I just keep extra main fuses with the bike, as the battery box is zip tied up to keep that dang pan from falling off, so I go to the battery as little as possible. I like the the pointy ends because they kind of say, "Stay Back!" I thought about them being an issue with going down, but then just thought I'd be screwed anyway so go for the look. Gone down a couple of times, dropped the bike more than fingers on one hand....Saddle bags and engine guards work well to keep the bike to minimal damage.


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Well, I was going to suggest theNational Parks Pass, which I used on last August C.O.B.B. run with “skien” and his lovely wife Mary. My access was free at Badlands, Tetons, Yellowstone, Arches and a half dozen more. We covered 15 States in three weeks mostly camping. I think my mileage was a bit over 7,100 miles from Michigan to the Pacific and back. If you run through small towns often you can camp at local churches and service clubs, i.e. V.F.W., F.O.E. Etc. Some towns will allow an overnight in the town square. Don’t think trailers are necessary been tenting for over twenty years. “Nomad” or “stealth” camping is also an option and very inexpensive. I run my three bag set up with all camping gear, food and spare parts in a “Wolfman” Beta bag with my sleeping bag and pad in a separate waterproof “Aerostich” side zip,(room for a pair of sandles in there as well), and a medium size “Wolfman” Explorer rolltop duffle with my clothes in it. Don’t have to strip the bike down every night only take off what I will need. Also run Elite III’s but have gotten 18,000 & 19,000 off the last two sets, front and rear. Hope this is of some help, enjoy your trip.
Yes the Park Pass is an ultimate gift to us Seniors....don't do much stealth camping, being big and brown I have found can be intimidating enough for some people without me emerging from the darkness, lol.

I would rather just sleep out in the open on a picnic table were I can be seen and thus not feared. Yes the American Elites are a great tire, I just replace a little early as I like the feel of new rubber under me. I have a hard time finding the III version that would fit my sporty. I have ridden many miles in torrential rain storms with them and thus have ultimate confidence in them. Won't even consider anything else at this point. I have a large Wolfman type roll up duffel that I may use this year....this is what the bike has looked like while getting it...
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Get a small portable solar charger...devices don't charge themselves eh.
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“Sprink” gave me a SAE to USB adapter, plugged into my Battery tender ran my charge cord into the tankbag and charged my I-pad and then phone while running, shhh, don’t tell anyone that this old dinosaur entered the 21st century!
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So far wired pretty good with four SAE connectors coming out at the seat by the battery lid cover, a heavy duty chrome cigarette lighter on the handle bars with USB terminals plugged in and another cigarette lighter plug just forward and under the gas tank as an auxiliary connection.

When camping the SAE connectors recharge phones and gps. I now have a rechargeable battery pack that will also jump start cars and trucks. It will recharge laptops and tablets also. My power situation on the bike is good. When I get a chance I will snap some images to give a better illustration. The sporty can be a good source of power when camping. I usually keep a plug in air pump to blow up my air mattress.

Solar might be a thought as an additional back up.
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