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December 23, 2018, 09:41 PM

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Maybe if I quit my job. I remember using Osmand the first summer I started riding. It was kind of a hack and not the easiest to follow, but that was over 5 years ago.
Use your PTO. Let's roll to Texas. I'll update the map shortly


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Updated map. Fun starts in Texas now


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I hope you make some kind of trip diary. I'm looking forward to a great ride report.


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December 26, 2018, 12:51 PM

Thoughts on taking cbr600rr cross country

I know its not a ducati - but i figure its a good read.


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I hope you make some kind of trip diary. I'm looking forward to a great ride report.
Doing video logs for this trip!




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Also booked my train ticket to Florida. Leaving Friday, January 11th. So crunch time begins...time to reassemble



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Coast to coast at any cost with one of the most unreliable Ducs ever made? Hahahahaha I love you man. I toured south EU with my 851 and always made it home (once with a damaged crankshaft though...). Bring a set of belts, make sure your chain is always lubed and in great condition before you leave and try not to taste the scream of the 11500 rpm twin too often!


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This sounds like an awesome way to spend a month. I’ve done several long distance runs on a bmw s1000rr, most notably Manhattan NY to Miami in a day, but have done coast to coast. One thing I will recommend is stretch stretch stretch, and if you are feeling the least bit fatigued, stop. Meals are important, so plan your stops around your eating habits. I have irritable bowel, and had the great idea of eating my body weights worth of brisquit in Waco Tx, I didn’t make it 50 miles down the road before having to seek indoor plumbing, so that day was a waste. Not sure what your storage situation is, but I learned that a small thing of wet wipes and toilet paper/Kleenex are a must. I haven’t looked at your itenerary, but you may want to seek a shop mid ride for new tires, and I’m sure you will be stopping for an oil change at minimum. Are you going to ride back home or ditch the bike in California? My .02 is leave it or sell it out there. I tried to ride home from California in 2014 and made it all the way to Nevada before throwing in the towel. You’re going to have the time of your life, there’s going to be good days and bad days, cherish all of them, you’re doing something very few will attempt.
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Coast to coast at any cost with one of the most unreliable Ducs ever made? Hahahahaha I love you man. I toured south EU with my 851 and always made it home (once with a damaged crankshaft though...). Bring a set of belts, make sure your chain is always lubed and in great condition before you leave and try not to taste the scream of the 11500 rpm twin too often!
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This sounds like an awesome way to spend a month. Iíve done several long distance runs on a bmw s1000rr, most notably Manhattan NY to Miami in a day, but have done coast to coast. One thing I will recommend is stretch stretch stretch, and if you are feeling the least bit fatigued, stop. Meals are important, so plan your stops around your eating habits. I have irritable bowel, and had the great idea of eating my body weights worth of brisquit in Waco Tx, I didnít make it 50 miles down the road before having to seek indoor plumbing, so that day was a waste. Not sure what your storage situation is, but I learned that a small thing of wet wipes and toilet paper/Kleenex are a must. I havenít looked at your itenerary, but you may want to seek a shop mid ride for new tires, and Iím sure you will be stopping for an oil change at minimum. Are you going to ride back home or ditch the bike in California? My .02 is leave it or sell it out there. I tried to ride home from California in 2014 and made it all the way to Nevada before throwing in the towel. Youíre going to have the time of your life, thereís going to be good days and bad days, cherish all of them, youíre doing something very few will attempt.
Dang you're a seasoned veteran stuck! Manhattan to Miami in one day?! That's nuts

Hmm didn't think about planning stops around meals. I just munch off clif bars for breakfast and lunch, then spend top dollar on dinner.

New tires are in order for a return trip - if there is one. I'm lazy about the oil change right now though. Only has 3K and it's a dry clutch...

I'd like to sell it in Cali for sure. Will create a listing for it prior to departure. Don't mind selling it for cheap either just to have it off my hands.

What'd you do once you called it quits at Nevada? Was this on the S1k?


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I left the bike at Sierra BMW in sparks Nevada and they arranged shipping back to my home (approx $600). If you still want to keep the bike after your journey, I would solicit uShip bids now and see if someone can transport it back, but I think selling it cheap out there will be the path of least resistance.
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Yep, and a Desmoquattro is a Desmoquattro, but that's part of the fun


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I left the bike at Sierra BMW in sparks Nevada and they arranged shipping back to my home (approx $600). If you still want to keep the bike after your journey, I would solicit uShip bids now and see if someone can transport it back, but I think selling it cheap out there will be the path of least resistance.
Good call. I'll put up a listing for it in advance

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Yep, and a Desmoquattro is a Desmoquattro, but that's part of the fun
Yeah dude...that valve adjustment was a PITA. Access is SO limited


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Good call. I'll put up a listing for it in advance



Yeah dude...that valve adjustment was a PITA. Access is SO limited
wait until you'll have an excuse to take the flywheel off... THAT is fun lol


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January 10, 2019, 06:11 PM

Bike is good to go. Heading to Florida via train late tomorrow afternoon. A little nervous, yet hella excited to do this.

High in MD is in the 30s tomorrow...going to be a pleasant 60 mile ride to the station

Florida is a nice and glorious 75F...mmmm...

Feel free to follow here. Doubt I'll have time to post across forums while on the road - https://advrider.com/f/threads/coast...#post-36737328







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I'm excited for you man, and will definitely be following you.



Also, I found not one, but three nice electric wheelchairs in our area and have already been looking at means of increasing top speed on them for you, as I'm sure the limited 7 mph top speed will be a little to slow of an adjustment.


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