Heyo. Quick'n short about me, I'm 26, bored, and currently jobless. So therefore, I'm in the planning stages for a 5'ish month trip in the US. Was originally planning to bring my own bike (1200gs) but.. shipping seems to be a pain in the ass, expensive, and alot of paperwork. So the plan is now moving towards buying a bike across the pond, and if I like it enough, consider bringing it home. The plan, little of it there is, is land somewhere warm (west coast, California 'ish), depending on where I'm most likely to find a bike, or quite simply where I've already found one that is ready for quick lookover and then ride into the sunset. Then follow the weather. Departure date is somewhen in february. End date? When my visa expires or my money runs out. Whichever strikes first My plan for sleeping is simple, I'll bring my Amok Draumur Hammock, and find me something to hang it up in as much as possible, if I cant use the hammock I'll probably improvise some cover with a tarp and the motorbike, onto the ground. I'd like to think I'm not too picky! The "plan" is to move eastwards following the weather, then north, then down and across the TAT. Probably will end up taking a break in Oklahoma visiting family. Then continuing. For bike choice, I hope to either find a reputable dealer thats got a used one in stock, or a trusted inmate with one to sell. Plan is to get a KTM690 or equivalent (Husky 701?), and ride it pretty much everywhere. For gear I'm currently equipped with a set of Rukka jacket/pants, Schubert E1 helmet, Touratech Destino boots, and ortema panzerplate. Sporting a Amok hammock, Synmat exped, Cumulus quilt, clean underwear, camera and some gloves, a traveling kitchen the siza of a small bucket, and a sense of adventure. The biggest challenge here is the bike of course, I've tried reading up on what I need as a tourist to buy one, and except for insurance (which is given imho), I can't really find much about it, I might need an adress, for whatever reason I cannont understand, but I've got some family in Oklahoma that I'll be able to write down if that's good enough. Also would love tips on WHICH insurance company to go for, which phone company to use, routes, tips in general!