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Coast to coast in the US back again!

Posted: Mon Jul 29, 2019 1:51 pm
by mr west
Hi guys!

Just bought a ticket to the USA. Those of you who followed our previous adventures, you know we have the old GL1000 waiting in the garage in LA. Now its about time to wake it up and bring it back to NYC!

The plan so far:
Sept 1st: start rolling

Re: Coast to coast in the US back again!

Posted: Mon Jul 29, 2019 2:17 pm
by 5speed
:shock:
good luck..

Re: Coast to coast in the US back again!

Posted: Mon Jul 29, 2019 6:28 pm
by Track T 2411
Sounds like a good plan to me! :crosso :crosso :crosso Good luck, and enjoy the ride!

Re: Coast to coast in the US back again!

Posted: Mon Jul 29, 2019 6:35 pm
by Whiskerfish
Awesome!

Re: Coast to coast in the US back again!

Posted: Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:03 pm
by Sugs
Safe travels!

Re: Coast to coast in the US back again!

Posted: Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:31 pm
by ob1quixote
Charleston SC is on a coast, let me know if you will be here!

Re: Coast to coast in the US back again!

Posted: Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:53 am
by mr west
Really looking forward! Sure will let you know what route we will take!

BTW, anyone has any idea how I can easiest and cheapest get a pair of bridgstone bt45s in LA? Order online?

Re: Coast to coast in the US back again!

Posted: Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:09 am
by Whiskerfish
mr west wrote:SNIP

BTW, anyone has any idea how I can easiest and cheapest get a pair of bridgstone bt45s in LA? Order online?



yes that is what I would do. I use https://www.jpcycles.com/motorcyclesuperstore but there are several to choose from. Tires typically only take a couple days to arrive.

Re: Coast to coast in the US back again!

Posted: Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:27 am
by Rednaxs60
Look forward to following your adventure(s). Good luck. Cheers

Re: Coast to coast in the US back again!

Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:01 am
by heraldhamster
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Re: Coast to coast in the US back again!

Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 1:36 pm
by mr west
Hi Hamster and all!

Now we are planning for some camping along the way and possibly doing the rockies again and then south after that.....

It might be a challenge to ride two up, fit camping gear, personal stuff for two people and of course our sitars.... but isnt that what a goldwing is for? Haha

Prices at JPcycles seems fair for tyres btw!

Re: Coast to coast in the US back again!

Posted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 3:20 pm
by Sagebrush
This place was an unexpected jewel on our trip late last summer. I highly recommend you spend a day or two here.

https://www.medorand.com/

Badlands in Theodore Roosevelt National Park and then you can spring for the Pitchfork Fondue and follow that with an easy walk across the parking lot to the Medora Musical. I guarantee you'll have a good time. Camping nearby in the national park and in private campgrounds as well. Tickets are easy to come by and you can buy them in town.

Re: Coast to coast in the US back again!

Posted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:07 am
by mrs west
Really excited for this trip! And super happy to be back in the forum with all of our friends here!

I’m looking at our potential route now and we’ll probably do something like LA-> SF->Tahoe-> Colorado-> Taos-> Natchez Trace-> Smokeys-> Brooklyn

I’m also on the search for as many free campsites as we can find. I know they’re out there! We haven’t ever camped with the bike so this will be a new and exciting experience for us.

Looking forward to seeing out this all unfolds!

Re: Coast to coast in the US back again!

Posted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:32 pm
by mr west
Update:
We now have Shinko Roadmasters, new tubes, oil, and filter waiting in LA.

Also Amanda bought as tent for 50 bucks that sounds promising. The plan is to camp for free for the most part, but still eat at restaurants.

Now we just need to find good cheap insurance for the bike that allows an additional driver...

Re: Coast to coast in the US back again!

Posted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:15 pm
by 5speed
maybe once you finalize your route site members that are on it or close to it will offer you a patch of lawn to pitch your tent..