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Ride from Va to Cali

Old 02-11-2013, 01:56 PM
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Default Ride from Va to Cali

I'm going to make the journey on two wheels. i have never done it before, so i'm looking for some help. what is the best route to take? it will be a leisure trip, so i can take in the scenery. any help would be appreciated.
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Old 02-26-2013, 07:00 PM
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Trans-American Trail.....if you want an adventure!
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What bike do you have?
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Old 03-26-2013, 01:03 PM
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i have gsxr-750. i looked at the Trans-American trail and i don't think my bike would make on that path
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Default Re: Ride from Va to Cali

go to google maps
put in your home zip code and the city in california you want to go to
add options
avoid highways.
get directions.

adjust from there if you want to try specific sections... like highway 50 across nevada

seems like it would be boring, but it's something I'd probably want to see.
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Default Re: Ride from Va to Cali

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i have gsxr-750. i looked at the Trans-American trail and i don't think my bike would make on that path
Don't be a wuss.



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Old 03-26-2013, 04:06 PM
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Default Re: Ride from Va to Cali

Friend of mine recently went from Virginia Tech to Tracy Cali Trip was about 5 days I think non stop, non sight seeing trip. on a Suzuki Bandit 600. Things he mentioned that annoyed him: cramps for throttle control, and rain when he ran into it. pack some rain gear and make sure your boots are rated to be water resistant or get something to cover them. Nothing worse than soggy shoes.

Not sure how involved you are into chain maintenance but that distance I'd make a point to clean it every day as part of your pre ride inspection, most oil ring chains are supposed to be cleaned/lubed every 200 miles. In addition to every time you ride in the rain. Road tripping makes it difficult but there are methods like auto oilers which make it a non issue.
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mine has an o-ring chain and the manual says every 1000km or 600 miles. so, once a day sounds about right.
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I think I made a mistake, 200 miles is my normal interval, (clean/lube every time I fill up)

my owners manual says 400 miles and so does RK Chains for sealed O-Ring Chains.
http://www.rkexcelamerica.com/faq.html#oring

I keep a small toolkit with me at all times to adjust small things + zip ties to help me gimp along if I have an issue.
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