Cross Country on a $50 bike: NY-SF and back

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by XS500RUS, Jul 24, 2008.

  1. yokesman

    yokesman Long timer

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    balance the carbs at hi cruise .this seemed to work well with my large twins. at ide it may sound good, the big twin but we do not ride there.
  2. sion

    sion sigh-own

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    excellent ride reports

    Vanya and Grisha (et al) you should know that there's plenty of excellent riding in Ohio...but you have to get south of I-70 and east of I-71 to find it.

    try the 555, or 664 or 93 or 26 or 35 or 56 or 50 or 78 or 800, just to name a few.

    if you ever find yourselves with reason to come to/through SE Ohio, shoot me a pm and I'll throw a couple loops together for ya. If the timings right, I'll roll out and join ya on some of em on my 80's Japanese ride:

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  3. jefffrankphotography

    jefffrankphotography Been here awhile

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    This RR is still excellent even after two years. I am longing to take a long trip somewhere and just haven't figured out where. Maybe I should just start riding and let the trip plan itself...

    (not like a RR has an expiration date. I just meant that after two years people like myself are getting inspiration from it. And for that I thank you.):clap
  4. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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    I've been riding my '83 Tempter alot these days and it reminds me of your ride report from awhile ago. Thought I'd bump it to the top again so others can enjoy it.:D
  5. JGBrown

    JGBrown Been here awhile

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    Fun ride report, it was actually this report, and Go west young man! that convinced me to work over my CX with unknown issues before hitting Mexico. (incl replacing CDI with an ignitech).

    I would recommend just starting and seeing where you end up too! I started with no spare parts, and no plan other than ending up in California to fix Aurora up, because I was pretty sure the cam chain was messed up, and she wouldn't idle at all, with a fuel range of 120km to bone dry. The most wonderful paved road riding I've had all the way to Panama was from a recommendation of a rider on a modified Harley on the ferry to Port Angeles. Route 195. I actually liked it even more than El Salvador!

    If you have plans, you lose these fantastic opportunities, I had half planned to ride the 101, and almost stuck to my stupid plan.

    Where are the riders from this wonderful trip report these days??
  6. XS500RUS

    XS500RUS Been here awhile

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    I was surprised to see this near on the first page out of the blue:eek1

    Well, we were originally planning on a "XC on cheap bikes Pt. II," had the bikes ready and everything, but life got in the way. I'm doing an internship in Indianapolis for the whole summer, and then either doing another year at Cornell for my masters or getting a job. The other guys (my friends who are graduating) that were originally planning on going are in pretty much the same boat. Brandon, Tom, and Vanya are all in grad school.

    Anybody want to buy a cross-country-trip ready GS1000?:lol3 I had gone through this thing in anticipation of burning some serious miles.
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=679776
  7. RhinoVonHawkrider

    RhinoVonHawkrider Long timer

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    read the whole thing today. Most excellent
  8. Wildbill650

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    That was a great trip, really enjoyed reading the stories.
  9. joburocks

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    Grisha and Vanya thanks for sharing the RR. It was a great story, you both have a way with words and details. Took me a few days to find the time to get all the way through but well worth it. I swear to god, if you guys took that stinking U-haul I would've been saying different things :rofl
  10. WhatThaFrig

    WhatThaFrig Been here awhile

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    That by far was one of my favorite RR! As a guy getting ready to buy his first bike, a Maxim 650, it was good to see the Seca make it. I applaud you guys! I am now green with envy! I would love to do a trip like that. My hat is off to you guys!:thumb:thumb
  11. kitesurfer

    kitesurfer Long timer

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    found this rr yesterday...i just finished it, couldn't put it down! what an adventure!!!! education and work is important, but then so are memories. plan that trip and make it happen. work and family will get in the way --until you retire. that's probably a long way out for you guys :) thanks for taking us old guys with you for a few hours :)
  12. horseiron1

    horseiron1 Been here awhile

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    Thats a nice looking V65
  13. sion

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    thanks...I enjoy her
  14. Connito

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    I somehow got to this few days ago and read it. There is not much I can say that hasn't been said already. Very, very nice story and unforgettable trip. Thank you for taking the time to share it!
    If you are ever in Boston...

    Cheers,
    Pete
  15. mrbreeze

    mrbreeze I keep blowing down the road Supporter

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    still one of my favorite RR's
  16. Eagletalon

    Eagletalon Been here awhile

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    Really liked your original RR and hen the added portions. Thanks for sharing with all of us.

    Later
    John
  17. Dirty Barber

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    Nice
  18. martinz

    martinz Runny-nosed Bluenoser

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    It's 2019 and I just read this over the past week. Thanks especially to the Brothers Temnykh for composition and to the supporting characters for colour!!
    k-moe likes this.
  19. seaduck100

    seaduck100 You just got smoked by an old guy on a cb500x

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    Man what an adventure. You will be glad you took the time to write it up when you are an old guy. Well done!
    When are you guys going to come out with your coloring book, action figures, and movie?
  20. Fenianbastard

    Fenianbastard Been here awhile Supporter

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    This was the RR that originally got me hooked on ADVrider!!