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Old 04-22-2010, 05:23 PM
Location: The Circle City. Sometimes NE of Bagdad.
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This guy, his dog on a BMW with a sidecar are pretty close to doing it.

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Old 04-22-2010, 09:19 PM
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Would love to do that -sign- living on the road, not a care or bill in the world, wish I could do it right now
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Old 02-10-2012, 09:42 PM
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The answer is a definite yes. I personally have been on the road--living exclusively from the back of my old Harley Davidson and those few possessions (including one spoon) strapped aboard--since the spring of 1994. Since that time I've spent no more than two months in any one place. Moving north by summer then south by winter, I travel the whole of the U.S., Canada, and Mexico too.
But I'm not the only one.
For 8-years I wrote stories of these adventures for the largest magazines of their kind.
If this perks your interest then Google my pen name: Scooter Tramp Scotty, or try hdopenroad.com. This free online magazine has a section that's dedicated to the stories of true Gypsy Bikers that I and a few others write.
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Old 02-10-2012, 09:51 PM
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Originally Posted by rgomez912 View Post
Is it even possible for someone to "live" on a motorcycle the way people now live in there cars?
Closest I've come us 6 weeks living off my BMW R1150R

Coulda done longer but had to get back in time for summer school.

I could do it, but I'd rather have my little cabin I'm going to build as my base, Work a wile, take off a wile, repeat.

Working on it.
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Old 02-13-2012, 10:24 PM
Location: Jewel Lake (Sagle) Idaho
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Old 02-28-2012, 03:18 PM
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Originally Posted by rgomez912 View Post
Is it even possible for someone to "live" on a motorcycle the way people now live in there cars?
My eyes widened and I was both a little skeptical yet very grateful when I first laid eyes on the title of this thread. I read a lot of biker 'publications' online and a few books too (David Hough, Sonny Barger, etc) and I don't think I've ever read anything about living on a motorcycle. And when I say "living on a motorcycle" I mean for an extended amount of time like maybe 3 months or longer. Points to you, rgomez912, for asking the question that started this thread. And hey Scooter Tramp Scotty, thanks for jumping in to the discussion, I'll check out the gypsy bikers section when I get a chance cause it's a very interesting subject, that's for sure. One other thing: YouTube is a virtual search engine. Type anything in their search box and there's a good chance you'll get a few citations. The thing is I don't think you'd find many, if any, videos of riders who live on their motorcycle though of course I hope I'm dead wrong cause a subject matter like that would make a darn-great video for people to view

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Old 03-02-2012, 09:04 AM
Location: Nebraska
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If you mean live on a bike as in homeless with nothing but a bike that would be tough. In the 1960's I spent a month every year traveling on my Harley with nothing but a waterproof sleeping bag, two changes of clothes and a pocket full of money. Having the money makes it easy. Being broke and living on a cycle would be a big downer.
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Old 07-09-2012, 10:59 AM
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Well of course it's possible, mate. I've been doing it for over a decade. Things to consider:

Type of motorcycle: I ride a Kawasaki KLR 650. They're relatively inexpensive (2012 model lists at $6,299) and fit the geographic area and lifestyle I prefer which is camping for free on BLM land in the American Southwest. Also a lot of after-market vendors make gear for this off-road bike.

Check out the KLR 650 @ [URL="http://www.kawasaki.com"]Kawasaki Motorcycles, ATV, Jet Ski Watercraft, Side x Side[/URL]

Check out the saddle bags I use @ [URL="http://www.wolfmanluggage.com"]Wolfman Motorcycle Luggage[/URL] (I own the Expedition Dry Line)

While I don't have any personal pictures to offer, take a look at this guy's setup. It's pretty typical of what you might want to consider.


Of course, you'll need good camping gear to pack along.


Good luck to you.

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Old 08-07-2012, 10:18 AM
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some guy did it on a craftsman riding lawn mower (google it)
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