Frank's idea sounds really good, especially with my recent experience on shipping. I sold my BMW RT to a buyer in Washington state and the cost was $600. BUT, the schedule was loose, to say the least. They must have been almost one month late vs. their original target. We had to wait until they came by this area, and the schedule continually changed, slipped, etc. It eventually happened though, and the bike arrived save and sound. Competent guys, but just not anywhere close to the original schedule. Allied sounds good in comparison. As to time, Sam Correro plans 21 days, but I've read it being done in 19. Not sure if there were any bypasses in that time but I would guess so. You have to hit it hard every day, start early and ride late, to do it that fast I'm thinking. We did it maybe in an all time slow pace of 36, but that included quite a few days off for sight seeing/relaxing, and also for repairs that required mailing in parts or finding them along the trail. A few welding jobs in there too. Taking a month to do it if you have no problems would be a nice pace.