CA to AK on a SYM Symba

Discussion in 'Epic Rides' started by DaBinChe, Jun 21, 2010.

  1. DaBinChe

    DaBinChe Long timer

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    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
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    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
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    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.
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    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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  2. PJay

    PJay Any bike, anywhere

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    Yeeessssss...true adventure. :clap

    Minimalist touring: go for it.
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  3. Perry B

    Perry B Perry B

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    :lurk I'm in.
    THANKS for the look.
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  4. GB

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    That's an adventure alright! :thumb

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  5. Kyron

    Kyron Oncler Inds

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    Honda clone, right?

    Thanks for letting us follow your adventure:1drink

    How are you getting back to SanJose ?
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  6. nicholastanguma

    nicholastanguma nicholastanguma

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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!!

    Sub-bloody-scribed :clap
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  7. drtbkmic

    drtbkmic A Real Gem

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    I'm in! :lurk ...and jealous.
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  8. C-Stain

    C-Stain Accredited Nincompoop

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    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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  9. Ratman

    Ratman Lucky Rider

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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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  10. Ratman

    Ratman Lucky Rider

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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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  11. Klay

    Klay dreaming adventurer

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    Subscribed. What a great pace to see the country.
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  12. teachnsurf

    teachnsurf Bonnie Adventurer

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    small bike = big balls
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  13. vwnate1

    vwnate1 Adventurer

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    I've been puttering across America on one of these bikes for many years now , I wish I could have joined you :ricky .
    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 ? :confused .

    Please keep us posted as this is the true spriti of Adventure Touring ! :clap .
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  14. Going_Commando

    Going_Commando Been here awhile

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    HOLY CRAP! That far on a cub? YOU ARE THE MAN! :clap

    I am definitely subscribing to this one!
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  15. 243Win

    243Win Been here awhile

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    Impressive!

    Curious, why not the coastal route?
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  16. mpanther

    mpanther KotW - Just Ride!

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  17. Macadam Drifter

    Macadam Drifter Explorer of the Backroads

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  18. chazbird

    chazbird Long timer

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    Excellent trip on a excellent bike. I was thinking of something similar but my 70cc Honda C70 Passport isn't up to it. I see you have Alabama plates but you started in San Jose? Where did you get the bike? Last I heard SYM Symba's haven't yet been approved for sale in California? Do you know? Does anyone?

    Have fun!
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  19. Steve Glenn

    Steve Glenn Been here awhile

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    In!:lurk
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  20. danny4744

    danny4744 Been here awhile

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