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2020 BDR loop - CA -> AZ -> UT -> ID -> WA -> OR -> CA

Discussion in 'Americas' started by mbillens1, Mar 5, 2020.

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  1. mbillens1

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    Hello all - planning on doing a loop like this starting approximately May 1 ending up around Portland mid-June and then back in CA sometime after that.

    Hardware is a 2008 530 EXCR I took on the TAT a couple summers ago with a big tank. Going to go light and stay in hotels mostly. I like this bike offroad; it'll go anywhere. I've done quite a bit of work on it replacing wheel bearings, counter shaft, brakes and rotors, and the valves. I'm going to have the suspension rebuilt before I do this trip so I think the bike should be in pretty good shape.

    Routes and gps tracks i'm taking from:

    https://ridebdr.com/
    http://www.oohva.org/

    If anyone has locations for tracks for northern california, those would be much appreciated!

    Planning to keep a pace around 100-150 miles a day, riding 5-6 days a week -- leisurely pace.

    Any advice welcome! I'll start a thread in ride reports once I'm on my way.
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    Rough current plan - will have to trim some if we’re hold up for awhile...

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    Some more info on the bike - I took this bike on part of the TAT in 2018, had a failure at the end of that trip that caused a countershaft replacement in the engine - and I've recently redone the suspension and some other small items in prep for the BDR.







    more pics of a lot of the earlier work as well:

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattbillenstein/albums/72157688264144071
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