Coast to coast in the US back again!

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Coast to coast in the US back again!

Post #1 by mr west » Mon Jul 29, 2019 1:51 pm

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
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Post #2 by 5speed » Mon Jul 29, 2019 2:17 pm

:shock:
good luck..
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Post #3 by Track T 2411 » Mon Jul 29, 2019 6:28 pm

Sounds like a good plan to me! :crosso :crosso :crosso Good luck, and enjoy the ride!
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Post #4 by Whiskerfish » Mon Jul 29, 2019 6:35 pm

Awesome!
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Post #5 by Sugs » Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:03 pm

Safe travels!
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Post #6 by ob1quixote » Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:31 pm

Charleston SC is on a coast, let me know if you will be here!
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Post #7 by mr west » Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:53 am

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?
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Post #8 by Whiskerfish » Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:09 am

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.
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Post #9 by Rednaxs60 » Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:27 am

Look forward to following your adventure(s). Good luck. Cheers
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Post #10 by heraldhamster » Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:01 am

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Post #11 by mr west » Wed Jul 31, 2019 1:36 pm

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!
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Post #12 by Sagebrush » Fri Aug 02, 2019 3:20 pm

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.
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Post #13 by mrs west » Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:07 am

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!

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Post #14 by mr west » Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:32 pm

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...
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Post #15 by 5speed » Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:15 pm

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..
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1976 GoldWing. running but not on the road
2002 Shadow American Classic
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1978 Goldwing. future cafe project.
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