Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Langley, British Columbia, Canada
Model: '85 GL1200 Aspy
The CB often is very useful .
Aside from group rides, finding the rest of your group , if you get separated , contacting your wife on her portable CB at a campground ....
I was riding back from Alaska , about 9 years ago, miles from anywhere , noticed my gas gauge read extremely low, and started wondering how far I could actually push a loaded Wing ...
A big 18 wheeler motored up behind me ... I grabbed the hand controller , and held it aloft.
Within 1 minute we were chatting on Ch 18 .
Me : " How far to Teslin .. I'm running on fumes "
Him : " Laughing .... I own a motorcycle as well... I will follow you in ... you will make it ... more laughter
" and if you don't, I'm hauling an empty rig ... I'll get you there .."
We chit-chatted all the way to next gas station .
Worth every penny to have a CB on board . While blue tooth cell phones will work probably better in cities.... there are large parts of Yukon, Northern BC that have NO cell coverage
1985 Aspy Pinstriped Powder Blue & Matching blue Trailer.
"Mathematics is the Music of the Mind"
Gray-haired bikers don't get that way from pure luck.