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post #1 of 34 Old 09-23-2011, 07:56 AM Thread Starter
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Cross country trip!! 16,000 miles 3.5 months

Well I just got back from my cross country adventure. Started here in DC and went up and down the continental U.S. solo.
My ride is an 07 650 in blue
givi 36L cases and a custom pelican 1600 mount on the back and a huge tank bag that got ripped off in oakland, CA!
I had to replace the chain in olympia, washington and got a new tire in LA.
I did oil changes in South dakota, Montana, california, and texas.
I rode the entire PCH which was way more intense than I thought it would be!
I spent two weeks exploring colorado.
And spent some time in LA to see what the fuss is all about.
Pics are on the way!
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To say I'm envious would be a gross understatement. Looks like time well spent. Sorry to hear about the tankbag, I worry about mine from time to time.

Was this on the Blue Ridge Parkway, just south of the highest point in NC?



I wish I could get three and a half days off work.

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yes it was! Probably one of the best signs I saw on the entire trip. Made me just want to ghost ride the strom!
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i thought it might be about time to clean the air filter off. It had about 25 or so bugs on it. mostly bees.
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Great photos! Thanks for sharing them!

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