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Roy strikes a dapper pose with his new Royal Enfield bike. It certainly is a beauty!
Photos of Lani's Whizzer
Photos of Ray Waldron's bike
From Gary Miller, his 2004 Kawasaki KLR 650. He rode this from North Carolina to the Pacific ocean in Oregon. 22 days 90% off road. Did you know that in addition to the bike shown below, Gary and Janice have 7 additional bikes in their fleet?
My 2001 Honda Goldwing 1800 My grand daughter loves to ride.
Gary's 2009 Harley 1200 Custom and his wife's 2009 Suzuki Bergman.
LosAlamos: We got lost and found one of the most interesting stops on the trip. Upon stopping at a cul-du-sac, a homeowner of a cliff-edge house came out to shoo us away until she realized we were two lost nice old geezers. She immediately became friendly and showed us the cliff edge on her property. No rails. Instant death with a couple of wrong steps. Breath taking view because her house was at the end of a ridge. Everybody's dream house.
Fat Man replica in the Bradbury Science Museum.
Photo of the ceiling in the bar at the St. James Hotel in Cimarron, NM. Notice the bullet holes from the wild west days. Yes they are real! The hotel is on the Santa Fe Trail. Jon and I road our motorcycles on the Santa Fe Trail. Route 66? ehh!
Maricha Thompson weighs in with her beautiful 2002 Harley-Davidson Custom Softail Deuce. This bike is 16 years old? Well done.....Maricha, well done.
Soft-tail describes a motorcycle frame with an active suspension. The suspension is fastened to the frame via a horizontal axle that allows it to pivot. This type of frame is favored by those riders who prefer a smoother ride.
The active suspension is dampened with the use of shock absorbers.
Engine type l-c 52-deg. V-twin
Valve train SOHC, 6v
Frame Steel double-cradle
Front suspension Showa 45mm inverted fork
Rear suspension Twin Showa shocks with adjustable spring preload
Front brake Dual Nissin three-piston calipers, 296mm discs, linked
Rear brake Single Nissin three-piston caliper, 316mm disc, linked
Front tire 130/70R-18 Dunlop D251F
Rear tire 180/55-18 Dunlop D251
Wheelbase 67.5 in.
Fuel capacity 4.8 gal.
Measured weight (tank full/empty) 775/746 lbs.
Length 86 in.
Seat Height, Unladen 30.9 in.
Ground Clearance 6 in.
Wheelbase 59.3 in.
Fuel Capacity 3.3 gal.
Oil Capacity (w/filter) 2.8 qt.
Weight, In Running Order 568 lb.
Engine Air-cooled, Evolution
Bore 3.5 in.
Stroke 3.811 in.
Displacement 73.4 cu in
Compression Ratio 10:01
Fuel System Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
Exhaust Shorty-dual exhaust with chrome tapered mufflers with laser cut black heat shields
Wheels, Front Type Black Offset, Split 5-Spoke Cast Aluminum
Wheels, Rear Type Black Offset, Split 5-Spoke Cast Aluminum
Brakes, Caliper Type Dual-piston front, Dual-piston rear
Specifications: Top Speed 65 mph
Engine: 45 Degree, V-Twin
Type: Air-Cooled, Side-Valve
Compression Ratio: 5:1
Displacement: 739cc, 45.12 Cubic Inches
Horsepower: 23.5, Rated
Final Drive: Chain
Wheelbase: 57.5 Inches
Dry Weight: 576 Pounds
Made to United States Army specifications it is sometimes known as “The Liberator” or “The motorcycle that won the War.”
In 1939 the first WLA prototype went from the Harley-Davidson factory to Fort Knox, Kentucky for testing. Harley-Davidson began producing limited numbers of the WLA for the US Army in 1940. Based on the then current WL model, a 45 cu in (738 cc) flat-head, solo-seat v-twin, the suffix “A” means Army. The “W” series had been developed from the “R” series, produced between 1932 and 1936, and “L” signifies high-compression. High compression then meant 5 to 1, of course very low by today’s standards.
Predecessor Honda XRV650
Engine 742 cc (45.3 cu in) V-twin
Bore / stroke 81.0 mm × 72.0 mm (3.19 in × 2.83 in)
Compression ratio 9.0:1
Transmission 5-speed, chain
Frame type Single downtube with double-loop cradle, rectangular section, steel
Suspension Front: 43mm air-assisted telescopic fork
Rear: Pro-Link 214mm wheel travel with preload and compression damping adjustment
Brakes Front: two 276mm discs 2 piston calipers
Rear: Single 256mm disc 1 piston caliper
Dimensions L.91.1 in to 94 in
Fuel capacity 6.1 US gal
Roy also owns a new Royal Enfield.