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Author Topic: Oregon NF-11 on my '01 CB750 (shot with gopro2)  (Read 1708 times)
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« on: February 05, 2013, 04:10:01 PM »

Recorded in mid October 2012

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« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2013, 07:54:29 PM »

Looks like I need to visit Oregon!  super
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« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2013, 06:14:23 AM »

Sounded like your rear tire got a little chirppy on decel at spots.  Is that a one-way road?  It looks narrow.

There's a road in Oregon that I'd like to ride.  Extremely twisty and silky smooth, but the difference is - it's wide open.  No trees - you can see around every single curve and for hundreds of yards ahead of the road.  Can't remember the name of it, but I'm going to look it up again.
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« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2013, 08:21:26 AM »

So THAT'S what that gauge to the right of the speedo is supposed to do...
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« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2013, 01:04:13 PM »

Sounded like your rear tire got a little chirppy on decel at spots.  Is that a one-way road?  It looks narrow.

There's a road in Oregon that I'd like to ride.  Extremely twisty and silky smooth, but the difference is - it's wide open.  No trees - you can see around every single curve and for hundreds of yards ahead of the road.  Can't remember the name of it, but I'm going to look it up again.

Tell me more about this road when you find it! I envy the smoothness. This road is littered with sunken grades and corroded shoulders..not to mention the occasional moss patch

Yeah it does get chatty. I've had a hard time with letting off that back brake quick enough sometimes. Could it be possible that (since my bike rides like a pogo stick) an improved set of springs or new suspension would help with that?

This was a two way/one lane road with pull-offs. A few tricks help me maintain some safety. By riding a set road for maybe 20 miles into the wilderness, returning to the 10 mile mark and riding back into the wilderness...if i don't pass a single car , I'm probably not going to.

I think in 3 hours of riding through the wilderness on that road, I passed one motorcycle and one jeep.
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« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2013, 01:29:04 PM »

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« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2013, 06:19:55 AM »

Aaron:

I'm not sure if I got the right one, but this blog has shots that reminded me of what I'm looking for:

http://tbcafe2cafe.blogspot.com/2009/09/leg-4-twisty-touring.html

The wide open "I can see way around the curve and it's silky smooth so I can let it hang out cheating the inner lane a bit" kind of road.  giggle

I'll keep looking...
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« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2013, 06:25:47 AM »

http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=motorcycle+road+oregon+no+trees&qpvt=motorcycle+road+oregon+no+trees&FORM=IGRE&&id=053995A0F11348366C8F58631DEAA1D1E5D8698F&selectedIndex=40#view=detail&id=053995A0F11348366C8F58631DEAA1D1E5D8698F&selectedIndex=0

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« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2013, 10:04:58 PM »


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Aaron:

I'm not sure if I got the right one, but this blog has shots that reminded me of what I'm looking for:

http://tbcafe2cafe.blogspot.com/2009/09/leg-4-twisty-touring.html

The wide open "I can see way around the curve and it's silky smooth so I can let it hang out cheating the inner lane a bit" kind of road.  giggle

I'll keep looking...

My guess would have been anywhere in NE Oregon. I haven't had a chance to make it out there to Devils Canyon, but I hear lots of good things about the riding.
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« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2013, 01:04:37 AM »

Here were a few pictures from the day.



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« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2013, 06:59:54 AM »

Beautiful!!  Odd that you'd find that kind of weather in February?

You running those forest service roads on your NH?  What kind of tires are you using?
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« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2013, 09:02:40 AM »

...Could it be possible that (since my bike rides like a pogo stick) an improved set of springs or new suspension would help with that?

I'm sorry, but the visual that just gave me... was .... hilarious.
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that's a fantastic shot! like wow, that's absolutely beautiful.
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« Reply #12 on: February 09, 2013, 09:06:36 AM »

Beautiful!!  Odd that you'd find that kind of weather in February?

You running those forest service roads on your NH?  What kind of tires are you using?

I may very well be misinterpreting this, pants, but if the video and the pictures are from the same day, then this was done in mid-October, which explains the weather.

+1 on what kind of tire you're running....???
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« Reply #13 on: February 10, 2013, 01:06:11 AM »

Beautiful!!  Odd that you'd find that kind of weather in February?

You running those forest service roads on your NH?  What kind of tires are you using?
Yup! That's me and my NH. pictures and the video were from the 10th or 20th of October. Probably the last time these roads have been dry since.

I'm running Michi Pilot Actives front and rear. I'd say it's the best money I've spent toward the bike. The grip I have in those compared to the Dunlop K505's is staggering.

If I remember correctly, I ordered them on Amazon and was able to get them about 30-40% cheaper than any local dealerships.

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« Reply #14 on: February 10, 2013, 01:09:53 AM »

Beautiful!!  Odd that you'd find that kind of weather in February?

You running those forest service roads on your NH?  What kind of tires are you using?

I may very well be misinterpreting this, pants, but if the video and the pictures are from the same day, then this was done in mid-October, which explains the weather.

+1 on what kind of tire you're running....???

Michilin Pilot Actives...awesome set of tires!
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« Reply #15 on: February 10, 2013, 01:14:45 AM »

...Could it be possible that (since my bike rides like a pogo stick) an improved set of springs or new suspension would help with that?

I'm sorry, but the visual that just gave me... was .... hilarious.
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that's a fantastic shot! like wow, that's absolutely beautiful.

Thanks! When I snapped this photo, there probably wasn't a soul around for miles. There's something special about having a little area to yourself for a while without any distractions. Possibly the most rare thing about a place like this is the utter silence you can find in the forrest. When no birds are chirping and the wind isn't blowing it almost feels like the openness of nature pulls the sound right from the air....and then a plane flys over.
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« Reply #16 on: February 10, 2013, 01:43:18 PM »

Michilin Pilot Actives...awesome set of tires!

cool. how many miles have you put on them? Are they more of a soft compound tire or sport touring blend? (for longevity).

Thanks! When I snapped this photo, there probably wasn't a soul around for miles. There's something special about having a little area to yourself for a while without any distractions. Possibly the most rare thing about a place like this is the utter silence you can find in the forrest. When no birds are chirping and the wind isn't blowing it almost feels like the openness of nature pulls the sound right from the air....and then a plane flys over.

that's really cool. that actually is one of the reasons I want to do some riding out west and down south; for the really peaceful and picturesque areas of nature that aren't overrun by civilization.  happy1
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« Reply #17 on: March 14, 2013, 07:57:16 PM »

That was a HOOT  beer  I miss my 92 NH Bad.   This wet crap we have, can go away now. Thanks for the Vid  thumb
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