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Which Bike? Comments and Questions on what is the best bike for YOU, for YOUR trip. Note that we believe that ANY bike will do, so please remember that it's all down to PERSONAL OPINION. Technical Questions for all brands go in their own forum.
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Of all the bikes you've owned, which would you say is your favorite for long tours? Which one is/was the most dependable?
I hope the BMW I have now is the most dependable
The BMW R60/5 was very dependable and so was my first GoldWing GL1200 Interstate. My second Harley-Davidson XLH883 Sportster was a very good bike and except for one electrical incident on a trip in Luxembourg, I was very happy with the BMW F650GS that I made some nice trips on.

My favourites for long tours are the GoldWings and BMW's because they are comfortable, reliable and can carry a lot of luggage in lockable panniers.
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My compressor was one that fitted into the cigarette lighter also and it worked really well. Though given the fact your shocks are leaking, albeit slowly, I'd be inclined to change them now for the manually adjusted ones, especially as these may be difficult to locate once you leave the US.

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