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Dec 13th 2018, 02:27 PM   #16
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  Jan 2016
  Allyn, WA

  '06 HD Street Bob, '85 Yamaha FJ600, '99 Honda CBR600f4
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Originally Posted by Syringe
Fun options!

If I ever do a project vehicle -- and I really do want to do one -- it will be with motorbike hauling (to the track!) in mind.

The dream is to find a running late 60s/early 70s Ford Ranchero (at least pre-'74, no emissions test). Then, pull the drive train, replace whatever engine is there with a 5.0L Ford Coyote, 6-spd manual, upgrade brakes, diff, suspension, and interior [bed, if needed].

In my flawed mind at least, that'd be an amazing hauler. Enough bed room for two bikes and gear, low step-in height, and probably 20 mpg cruising. Lots of fun to drive -- passing acceleration is key!
So basically an Australian Ford Falcon Ute.
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Dec 13th 2018, 10:26 PM   #17
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  Jan 2016
  Rome

  SV650S, CRF450R, and others
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I had 247000 on my last one ran like day one, just rolled past 200000 on my o8 and it still feels like it would rip a house off its foundation, and the leather doesnt even have a rip, my mom bought her jeep brand new and it didnt make it to 100000
My friend has over 500k on his 5.9Cummins, and still going strong. It's used as a work truck pulling a trailer for his business. I love my 2nd gen.
Dec 14th 2018, 05:14 AM   #18
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  Jan 2016
  PDX

  An Ape and a Husky
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I had 247000 on my last one ran like day one, just rolled past 200000 on my o8 and it still feels like it would rip a house off its foundation, and the leather doesnt even have a rip, my mom bought her jeep brand new and it didnt make it to 100000
I've got no idea what the reliability of those things are, but do know that the 5.9 is as close to indestructible as they come. Those trucks hold their value and it's for reason.
Dec 14th 2018, 07:40 AM   #19
 
  May 2016
  Milwaukie, OR

  2016 ZX-10R; 2009 F800GS
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So basically an Australian Ford Falcon Ute.
Not too far off! I got to drive one in Australia a few years ago; it was great fun.

The 60s & 70s Rancheros have a much bigger bed, though. The ute that I drove had maybe a 5' bed (at most), and probably wouldn't hold more than a single bike with the tailgate down. Or maybe like 2 Ninja 250s.
Dec 14th 2018, 02:42 PM   #20
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  Feb 2016
  Bellingham

  Suzuki
How did this digress to trucks? Just curious... Mike?
Dec 14th 2018, 04:52 PM   #21
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  Sep 2017
  milwaukie oregon

  gsxr600 gsxr750 gsxr1000 i like gsxrs
Something about buying a new jeep truck started it.
Dec 14th 2018, 11:14 PM   #22
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  Feb 2016
  Seattle

Need to take track bikes to 2 Fast...
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Feb 14th 2019, 04:44 PM   #23
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  Jul 2016
  victoria

2-fast has put up their 2019 schedule and it's a little skinny compared to last year. Does anyone know if there's more to come? I'm surprised there's no days at the Ridge and only 3 at Pacific. Please tell me there's more to come.
Feb 15th 2019, 07:33 AM   #24
 
  May 2016
  Milwaukie, OR

  2016 ZX-10R; 2009 F800GS
I wondered about that, too - although there are a bunch of weekends and some weekdays already booked by other providers at the Ridge, so I imagine it's tough to get in there now.

However, open track days at ORP will rock! Hope he does a 6-day pass this year - I'd definitely sign up for that with open days happening!
Feb 15th 2019, 07:37 AM   #25
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  Jan 2016
  PDX

  '15 KLZ1000, '03 SV650S
Between 2Fast and Moto grp, lots of weekend at ORP this year. Fun!
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