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post #1 of 7 Old 05-30-2019, 01:50 AM Thread Starter
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"Motorcycle Traveler"

They say you can't tell a book by its cover, but Peter Starr's name alone suggests something really special awaits the reader.
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post #2 of 7 Old 05-30-2019, 05:03 PM
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Is that you on the cover or does he have a Ninja 1000?

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A very enjoyable (and big!) book. For spinning yarns about overseas motorcycle travels there are few better than Peter Starr, and nobody can ever say "pictures, or it didn't happen..." because it's jam packed with them!

A couple pages in I'm surprised by a full page Kawasaki KZ-1000 ad from the '80s showing Eddie Lawson standing alongside the lime green machine, with the next page an ad for today's Z900RS Cafe. Nice to see Kawasaki supporting this book! Chapter one covers Starr's travels in Thailand aboard a Ninja 1000 (including a meet with Jonathan Rea at the Thai World SBK races) and from there he rides all sorts of different machines. Really a fun book!
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Several years ago he made a dvd called, "Take it to the Limit". Its a very good documentary. The dvd quality is not nearly as good as modern standards, but its still excellent. I think I paid 24.99 for it.

Apparently there were very few copies sold. The last one is saw sold for 199.00. With that in mind, we should all buy several copies of the book. Its easy to find copies of the book that talks abotu the dvd, but the DVD itself, is rare.

https://www.amazon.com/Take-Limit-30.../dp/B0099YNF7I

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Got that one too, with the DVD. That story about filming Wayne Rainey and Fred Merkel going at it on Highway 1 while the CHP watched is worth the price by itself!
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post #7 of 7 Old 06-13-2019, 11:35 AM
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I loved the opening scene from "Take it to the "Limit".....movie, I guess it's called. Anyway, the opening shows a rider on a Yamaha xs11 and he does push that bike to its limit.

Anyone who ever rode an xs11 would appreciate him taking that one to 130. The frame was so flexible, as well as suspension. Plus, the back end locked up, under power. Very scary. You would be much more safe on a h2r at 225 mph as opposed to this old xs11.

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