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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-25-2007, 11:56 PM Thread Starter
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I just got a 1200 Interstate it came with one helmit and mike, Do they still make these new for the 1984s ? I just need a chord and head set have the helmit. My other question is do any of you drive on dirt roads? I have been rideing dirt bikes all my life but never had my butt eating the seat like that 1st 2 mile ride down my dirt road comeing back wasnt as bad It had just been graded so alot of loose 1 inch stone



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I only ride on loose stuff if I have to. I had to ride over 10 miles of loose gravel in the middle of somewhere Nevada where they were working on the road. Very tense for a couple of miles but before it was over it was trucking along around 35 (didn't want too many rock chips in the paint) and feeling pretty relaxed. Dirt or gravel isn't too bad if it's not loose and deep but watch the curves and keep it smooth. Be careful on loose surfaces, the 'Wing is a heavy machine and only really at home on pavement.

As for your helmet headsets, there are several brands that will work just fine for your bike, all 'Wings use the same plugs and sockets. Edsets, Chatterbox and J&M are three brands and there are more. Just Google those brands and you can find prices and models. They all make models for open face and closed face helmets. Pretty easy to install in most any helmet.

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Why in the world would you possibly want to run your machine on dirt? Keep it on the blacktop, and you'll forget your first life in a hurry.

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Thanks Exavid I was hopeing they were easly found........................ mikef I live on a 2 mile dirt road see how it goes would be a pain to put it on my trailer every time i want to ride it

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Don't bother putting it on a trailer, just buy a different house. For the sake of the 'Wing...

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Hi TarHeelBiker and welcome to the forum. If you live on a dirt road then that is where you live. Dirt or gravel roads are not that bad if you adjust your riding for it. Watcha gonna do when it gets wet and muddy though? Our road was gravel for the first 10 years we lived here. Never had problems. Well first turning off the highway was a pain if someone was behind you and had to turn pretty quick. Bike will squirm a lot but momentum will keep it up..

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Just remember the weight of a 'Wing and don't try to ride with your feet down like some do in the loose stuff. Likewise don't try to catch this bike if it starts down, you can't and she's just likely to break it off and hand it back to you. Eight hundred pounds is pretty well unstoppable when it decides to head for the ground, the best thing is to get your body parts out of the way.

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Thanks to all for the welcome updated profile

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Welcome...Dirt's nothing, try SNOW!!


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