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My family and I might be moving to Kingman AZ. Dose anyone know any thing about this place? Good or Bad? How is the riding out there? Thank you for any info.
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My family and I might be moving to Kingman AZ. Dose anyone know any thing about this place? Good or Bad? How is the riding out there? Thank you for any info.
I snowbird in Phoenix (past 5 years)....even hibernated there the last 3.5 years. Phoenix -South (Desert), mostly strait 4-6 (8 -10 lane in Phoenix) hiways/biways, some two lane. Phoenix - Hazardous riding...at least one bad/deathly Motorcycle accident happens per week (mostly Rush Hour/city).

North of Phoenix riding is VG to Great. You will love it.
Kingman - Some cold/snow 2-3 months/year.
Kingman = 30 minutes to Laughlin, NV...60+ minutes to Vegas.
I'll be in Phoenix again in September.

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I snowbird in Phoenix (past 5 years)....even hibernated there the last 3.5 years. Phoenix -South (Desert), mostly strait 4-6 (8 -10 lane in Phoenix) hiways/biways, some two lane. Phoenix - Hazardous riding...at least one bad/deathly Motorcycle accident happens per week (mostly Rush Hour/city).

North of Phoenix riding is VG to Great. You will love it.
Kingman - Some cold/snow 2-3 months/year.
Kingman = 30 minutes to Laughlin, NV...60+ minutes to Vegas.
I'll be in Phoenix again in September.
Wow you sure know the place!

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X2 on what William Tech said. Fairly close to Flagstaff & Sedona areas too. Great riding areas.

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Wow you sure know the place!
Ceal, you are just south of Yuma - right ?
I'll be in the area for a meet-up with ya - December probly.
January, California, maybe a meet-up with thtanner, - In April - May will be looking up SlimVulcanRider and a few others in the Great NW.


'86 VN750 13,700 mi -Stock
-Purchased 2008 w/8800mi
Replaced ALL Cables . Kuryakyn LED Voltmeter
SilverStar Ultra 9003/HB2 H4 Headlamp, Jardine Fwd Controls,
Iridiums DPR7EIX-9 & Wires, Tuxedo Mod, Coil Mod, P/U Sensor Mod, Fork Seals,
Splines Lubed - 11/4/2012 - MF AGM Battery
Additional Flashing LED Brake Light on Trunk
Dampers went out @ 13+K !
After TOC MCCT's..... so amazingly quiet I discovered a rattling heat shield on my stock exhaust !
...have a vulcan good day!

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Ceal, you are just south of Yuma - right ?
I'll be in the area for a meet-up with ya - December probly.
January, California, maybe a meet-up with thtanner, - In April - May will be looking up SlimVulcanRider and a few others in the Great NW.

Yup, just about 20 minutes south of Yuma. Looking forward to it!

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Ceal, you are just south of Yuma - right ?
I'll be in the area for a meet-up with ya - December probly.
January, California, maybe a meet-up with thtanner, - In April - May will be looking up SlimVulcanRider and a few others in the Great NW.

Let's do it. I can point you to great ridin' and eatin' spots. It's a motorcyclists dream out here!

If you want to work out specifics I can try to schedule a ride and we can get Jakzen, Mohawk, etc all out on our VNs.

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Hey it's a date! Count me in, Tanner! ^_^

I don't know as much as I should about the northern part of 'Zona, Kemen, but I lived in Tombstone for 15 years. Kick-ASS riding in the southern half; Highway 80, King's Highway, Lots of mountains and twisties (Texas Canyon out by Wilcox is a GREAT example), TONS of little roads, ghost towns and history. Hope to see some pics of your Kingman rides, and don't forget to go see the big hole in the ground (Grand Canyon) and the City of the Donkeys (Oatman, on the Mother Road, Route 66), stay safe and have a BLAST!

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Let's do it. I can point you to great ridin' and eatin' spots. It's a motorcyclists dream out here!

If you want to work out specifics I can try to schedule a ride and we can get Jakzen, Mohawk, etc all out on our VNs.
Perfect ! Sounds great.... Love to.

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Hey it's a date! Count me in, Tanner! ^_^

I don't know as much as I should about the northern part of 'Zona, Kemen, but I lived in Tombstone for 15 years. Kick-ASS riding in the southern half; Highway 80, King's Highway, Lots of mountains and twisties (Texas Canyon out by Wilcox is a GREAT example), TONS of little roads, ghost towns and history. Hope to see some pics of your Kingman rides, and don't forget to go see the big hole in the ground (Grand Canyon) and the City of the Donkeys (Oatman, on the Mother Road, Route 66), stay safe and have a BLAST!
All the better !
I could/should be around (your area of CA.) for a couple weeks or more...or longer ?
ps: maybe get Ceal to ride North ? LOL

'86 VN750 13,700 mi -Stock
-Purchased 2008 w/8800mi
Replaced ALL Cables . Kuryakyn LED Voltmeter
SilverStar Ultra 9003/HB2 H4 Headlamp, Jardine Fwd Controls,
Iridiums DPR7EIX-9 & Wires, Tuxedo Mod, Coil Mod, P/U Sensor Mod, Fork Seals,
Splines Lubed - 11/4/2012 - MF AGM Battery
Additional Flashing LED Brake Light on Trunk
Dampers went out @ 13+K !
After TOC MCCT's..... so amazingly quiet I discovered a rattling heat shield on my stock exhaust !
...have a vulcan good day!

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I could/should be around (your area of CA.) for a couple weeks or more...or longer ?
ps: maybe get Ceal to ride North ? LOL
Maybe if my bike is still in one piece by then lol. I want to renew my visa as soon as I save up enough for it. If my bike is in good condition and I got my visa, the only thing that can stop me is the whether the border agents want to give me a permit to go all the way to Cali or not lol.

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