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Watch As Two Idiots Cross The U.S. On 80s Bikes



When planning a cross-country journey, it’s greatest to set your self up for fulfillment by planning your route, prepping your bike, and accounting for something and every thing that may go fallacious. Now watch what can go fallacious as “Two Idiots Cross the US on ’80s Bikes,” their title not mine. 

I’m not attempting to be imply right here, however they’re fairly self-aware that their journey wasn’t the smoothest or {most professional}, but it surely was a reasonably entertaining take and break on a cross-country tour, which is often tried by seasoned veterans and professionals, or folks with dependable bikes

The journey began out as a dream. Roman Bobber and Jacob Burges, two buddies who needed to cross the U.S. since they obtained into motorcycling determined that purchasing second-hand 80s bikes is the way in which to go given their present state in life. The 2 bikes that the pair bought have been a Honda CB900, and a Kawasaki Conquest, and each two-wheelers have positively seen higher days. 

After a little bit of prep and some take a look at runs, the previous Honda appeared like it might be the issue baby of this journey with the pair reporting electrical issues from the stator all the way in which to the ignition system. The CB went by means of just a few “mods” which additionally included a needed hotwire because of the defective ignition. 

After {the electrical} points, it was time for the Kawasaki to behave up with a flat tire on a Sunday when no retailers have been open to assist, requiring a tow truck. Sadly, the jerry-rig repair for the CB900 gave means and now each bikes discovered themselves getting towed. Fortunately, the celebs aligned and all of the Honda wanted was a fuse, and a brand new tire was fitted on the Kawi. 

The pair’s unfortunate antics saved persevering with as they have been pestered by low tire pressures, extra technical points with the Honda that required a bump begin, a gear oil change, and tons of sunscreen that ended up being ineffective underneath the warmth of the solar. 

Given their luck, it was wonderful to see them soldier on and proceed regardless of all of the little trials and tribulations that got here their means. There have been so many disheartening moments on the journey that I couldn’t assist however cheer them on because the video went by means of. In fact, there was the dreaded query of “what’ll go fallacious subsequent,” as I used to be watching the video. All in all, nevertheless, it was mighty satisfying to see the pair make it to Sacramento, marking the top of their journey and the completion of their dream. 

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