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Old 06-21-2010, 10:07 PM   #1
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CA to AK on a SYM Symba

Hey all

I'm on my way up to AK from San Jose CA. Currently I'm in Seattle currently.

The plan is to take two weeks up and two weeks down averaging about 300miles a day. I'll get online at public libraries when I get the chance.

I'm riding up on a SYM Symba. The first three days has been a trial by fire for the bike cause I only was able to put down about 72 break-in miles.

First day was a late start. Got in about 250 miles. Did the second oil change around 320 miles in Chico. Camped out just past Chico.

Here I am all loaded up ready to go


Second day was a long one rode over 450 miles. Camped just past Bend OR. Did the third oil change around 650 miles in Klamath Falls.


Third day had a little drama and what was supposed to be a 300mile day turns into a 450+ mile day.

Just before Mt.Hood


Got stuck in the snow and had to find another way around. This was around the Mt. Rainier & St. Helens area. My feet got soaking wet from tramping in the snow. Rested my feet against the engine to keep them warm and dry them out.

Around this time I started to notice the bike making funny noises When I shifted.

Forth day:
A much deserved rest day in Seattle after two long days. I did break in maintenence on the bike today and now it runs smoother and quieter..no more funny noises. Currently have over 1300 miles on it now.
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Old 06-21-2010, 10:13 PM   #2
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Yeeessssss...true adventure.

Minimalist touring: go for it.
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Old 06-22-2010, 01:40 AM   #3
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I'm in.
THANKS for the look.
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Old 06-22-2010, 03:44 AM   #4
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That's an adventure alright!

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Old 06-22-2010, 09:22 AM   #5
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Honda clone, right?

Thanks for letting us follow your adventure

How are you getting back to SanJose ?
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Old 06-22-2010, 09:33 AM   #6
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DaBinChe, I've been waiting for a Symba RR ever since the little bikes first hit the market. So eager to read your adventure, dood. Rawk on! GoGoGo!!

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Old 06-22-2010, 10:05 AM   #7
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Yes!

I'm in! ...and jealous.
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Old 06-22-2010, 05:34 PM   #8
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Location: Canoodia, eh?
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Too Cool!

I'm all for an Alaska RR....but even more so for this one.

This should rank right up there with nathanthepostman....

And yes, I'm subscribed!
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Old 06-22-2010, 05:59 PM   #9
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Great, DaBinChe, What's your route, and time frame? This should be a good story. There is internet everywhere up there. I hope you can update regularly.
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Old 06-22-2010, 06:15 PM   #10
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Great, DaBinChe, What's your route, and time frame? This should be a good story. There is internet everywhere up there. I hope you can update regularly.
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Old 06-22-2010, 06:30 PM   #11
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Subscribed. What a great pace to see the country.
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Old 06-22-2010, 06:52 PM   #12
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Go Get 'em

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Old 06-23-2010, 05:37 AM   #13
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Thumb Right On !

I've been puttering across America on one of these bikes for many years now , I wish I could have joined you .
I have old originals and had not hear they're being imported again ~ WHERE did you buy this Moto and how much is the list price ? .

Please keep us posted as this is the true spriti of Adventure Touring ! .
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Old 06-23-2010, 05:44 AM   #14
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HOLY CRAP! That far on a cub? YOU ARE THE MAN!

I am definitely subscribing to this one!
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Old 06-23-2010, 10:21 AM   #15
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Impressive!

Curious, why not the coastal route?
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