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Hi! I am Mark from England but now live here in Montana.
Ever since I was 10 years old I have had an obsession with Yamaha. My brother and all his friends had Yamaha FS1E or fissie as we called them and it was awesome to think they could escape the confines of our street with these bikes. My first was an enduro, a DT125 that I passed my test on and quickly switched out the cylinder and piston and now it was a DT175.
RD250LC, RD350YPVS, DT's, RD400DX, VStar 650, VStar 1100, YZF R6 and now an R3. I prefer this size to any of the others but I gotta' wait for mine to arrive. I picked blue and white. Can't wait.
 

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Welcome. I live in Texas but moved here from Wolf Point, Montana on the high-line. I loved Montana, but it's a short riding season. Now I ride year around....although not today with the wet roads.
 

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Are you trying to make me wanna' move? I guess you had it bad up there so i hear in terms of weather?
Yeah I know it's short but I ride whenever there's a reasonable day. You know Montana's weather.
 

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You lucky baztard. You live just north of some of the best motorcycle roads around.
Beartooth Pass and Chief Joseph Highway are my favorites!

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Ever been to tail of the dragon?
No. Probably never will. I know all about it, and how great that are is, it's just to popular and crowded. Too many patrols. And if I'm not mistaken has a low speed limit.
Montana and Wyoming have between 60-75 mph limits on many roads. Even up in the mountains. And less traffic.
 

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Yep. Been on both and both awesome. Very busy in summer.
 

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There is some talk of being 80mph speed limits again over here.
 

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There is something worse than cold weather about Montana...state taxes. That's why I moved to Texas. There's no state income tax in Texas.


We have had rain off and on the last two weeks which is very unusual. Looks like we will be back to warm, sunny days starting tomorrow though so I'll be riding.


I'm old enough that I remember the fine for speeding in Montana was just $5 outside the city. The fine was for wasting fuel if you were speeding. Then they did something weird about 1992 or so. They took away the speed limit signs on most primary roads, but left it up to the cops to decide if you were driving at a reasonable speed, and the fine was no longer $5, but more like $100. Last time I was in Montana they had speed limits like every other state. We have the highest speed limit anywhere in the US here in Texas... 85 mph on some toll roads. When they first opened the toll road, it was free, so naturally I had to take my Gixxer over there to try it out. Problem is, there are wild hogs around, so you have to watch for those.
 

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The residents of Montana lobbied for a speed limit. They were tired of inconsistent fines when left to the discretion of the leo.
 

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I live about 2 hours from the tail of the dragon. I was born in Montana but never gone back to visit. Hopefully, when I start my motorcycle journey next year I would like to travel back there and all over USA.
 

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Met my American wife on a pen pal/chat room network and just hit it off. True love I guess!
 
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