It depends ...
Your particular style of riding determines how long it will take you to get to western North Carolina. I am 700 miles south of that location, and I could cover that distance in one long day, or two very enjoyable short days.
You are close to 1000 miles or 1600 kilometers north and east of Cherokee County North Carolina, so you divide that distance by a comfortable day's ride for you, and voilą. There is a lot to see en route, especially if you take US62 from Buffalo all the way to I-79. Check it out, because the road is freshly paved, lightly travelled, and altogether a fine way to avoid the NY Thruway tolls. Plan on three days, more or less, depending on your endurance. Bring your tent and save lots of money on motels!
The last time I was in Pefferlaw, about three years ago, I saw a ground effect machine parked in front of somebody's house. Understand, that was a few years ago, but the machine did not look as if it was going anywhere in a hurry. Please tell me it is still there. Many years ago, probably in the 1970s, Jungle Jay Nelson was a DJ on CHUM radio in Toronto, and he would occasionally interview Cap'n Steve, a pilot for Air Pefferlaw, who was invariably hung over in the worst way. When I saw that GEM parked in Pefferlaw, I realized with delight that I had at long last actually FOUND Air Pefferlaw! I will be devastated if I learn that I have to find it again!
I have been a fan of Pefferlaw ever since Jungle Jay made it (sorta) famous so long ago. I am delighted all over again to find out a V-Strom lives there ... and you too of course.
I very much hope to ride with you this summer. :-D
Best wishes for an early spring -- shoot that damn groundhog!