Hi all, My name is Doug. Apologies for taking so long to create this thread. My buddy Mike and I left Stillwater, OK on a trip up to Prudhoe Bay. After that, the plan is to head on down to Ushuaia. I'm on a Grom, Mike is on an R3. I chose a Grom primarily for comedy value and uniqueness. It's also light, cheap, and very easy to work on. The biggest disadvantage is that it's slow. I think Ed March is probably my biggest influence for choosing an extra small bike for long distance travel. I'm doing my best to capture the trip with photos/videos. Grommy still holds about 55 mph on a flat as long as there isn't a headwind. The acceleration is certainly hindered, but not as much as I thought it would be. We're avoiding interstates as much as possible, sticking to smaller highways and back roads. Mod list: · Custom steel luggage racks · Custom steel crash bars and skid plate · Seat Concepts comfort seat · Coleman seat cover · YSS rear shock w/ adjustable preload · 30wt fork oil · ProTaper Honda mini bars · Rox 2 inch bar risers · Michelin Power Pure tires · DH Motoring ECU reflash · Cat delete · Intake rad hose mod · LED bulbs in everything · Fiamm Freeway Blaster horn · Dual charging ports · Amazon windscreen · Amazon "handguards" · Rotopax 1.5 gallon aux tank · Amazon/Seeu tank bag · DeWalt tool bag · Ortlieb 89L waterproof duffel · Seahorse hard case (camera gear) I'm a skinny 145 lb and my kit combined weighs less than 100 lb - well under the weight limit of the Grom. I haven't weighed my luggage rack/crash bars but that probably puts it just over 100 additional pounds. Handling suffers but the YSS shock and heavier fork oil make it bearable. It's still more bearable than my DL1000 in my opinion. We left on 7/21/19 and have so far made it about 750 miles to Alamogordo, NM (visiting Mike's parents before we head north). The most eventful happenings - I dropped the bike in an RV park that for some reason was paved with smooth stones, and my horn bracket broke on the highway in New Mexico. Other than that it's been slow , but smooth. Next destination is Albuquerque tomorrow, then it's Taos, Pikes Peak, Sturgis, Banff, Whitehorse, Fairbanks, Deadhorse (out by early September - I know, it snows. It snowed in Yellowstone in late June too.). Wrapping back down the West Coast, back to OK for a bit, then Mexico and beyond. Been getting between 80 and 90 mpg so far. Will likely carry a small container extra for longer stretches with no fuel. Mike is carrying 2.5 gallons additional as well. If you're interested, check out @GromWayRound (Facebook, Instagram, YouTube) or www.gromwayround.com. I'll try and keep this thread updated somewhat but I'm dealing with so many platforms it's difficult to keep up with at all. Thanks for reading!