Honda X-ADV Texas Style

Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by cabanza, May 17, 2019.

  1. shrini23

    shrini23 Been here awhile

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    @cabanza congrats on the new toy.
    Be safe on the road.
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  2. CaptnJim

    CaptnJim Scooter Pilot

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    Some nasty looking weather along your route - be safe, enjoy that new ride!
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  3. cabanza

    cabanza Smooth is Fast

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    Thanks guys! We’re just chilling in historic Mobile today. The rain isn’t too bad yet but I know it will pick up later. Rain or shine, we’re leaving tomorrow. We’ll try and leave late morning for a late lunch in New Orleans. It’s been forever since I had one of those beignets from Cafe du Monde.
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  4. tart

    tart Been here awhile

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    Congratulations on your new toy, I’ve done 7.5k miles on mine and love riding it. In case you have missed it on the main thread do carry a spare battery for the fob with you, mine gave up the ghost after just over a year and left me stranded.
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  5. KGriff

    KGriff n00b

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    I am outa my mind jealous! But, I’m quite happy for you. Cheers. Wanting one very badly. Blasting #honda_powersports_us all the time about them selling it here in the states. Safe travels - rubber side down!
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  6. cabanza

    cabanza Smooth is Fast

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    Another long day today. We did 350 miles, Mobile, AL to Lake Charles, LA. We had some weather challenges. We got rained on close to New Orleans. Thank god for the beignets from Cafe du Monde! Delicious! We stopped for lunch in Baton Rouge. At that point we thought we were in the clear in terms of rain but we got hit hard 20 miles west of Lafayette. A huge thunderstorm forced us to seek cover. We got lucky and pulled over at an overpass where we stayed under it. It was quite a show! Lightning, wind, and buckets of rain. Anyway, we’re fine and we finished strong.

    At this point, we have 145 miles to get home. We’re planning on leaving early so we can avoid the heat. Houston’s forecast calls for mid to upper 90s tomorrow.

    I will try and get a state inspection so I can go to the tax collector’s office on Monday. This will be the big day. We’ll see how it goes. I might be tired and wanna rest tomorrow afternoon. This means I’d have to wait until Tuesday for my state inspection.
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  7. JerryH

    JerryH To Each Their Own Supporter

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    All I can say is best of luck with it. It would definitely be impossible to register in AZ.
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  8. wanna bECO

    wanna bECO Long timer

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    I had a van from Japan, a toyota Hi ace. I had it in AZ forever. I did not have an eyelash batted registering it or passing emissions.
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  9. cdwise

    cdwise Long timer Supporter

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    It has a Florida title so I don't know why you think it would be a problem to register in Arizona, you know that full faith and credit clause in the constitution. It isn't like he is trying to register a vehicle with an otter of country title.
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  10. cabanza

    cabanza Smooth is Fast

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    We are back in town.

    I had the bike inspected this morning. I will go to the Tax Office on Monday. Like Cheryl said, I have a Florida title. And a Florida license plate.
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  11. cabanza

    cabanza Smooth is Fast

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    Here are some pics from my trip. I hope I won't overwhelm you guys with me. But you know, it's just like when you get a kid. Ya gotta show the pictures! :lol3

    The owners were waiting for us at the airport. I had a chance to see the bike as soon as I came out the doors. It was amazing!

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  12. cabanza

    cabanza Smooth is Fast

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  13. cabanza

    cabanza Smooth is Fast

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    The X ADV is such a cool bike! Storage space is limited though. When they say it fits a full face helmet, that is it!

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  14. cabanza

    cabanza Smooth is Fast

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  15. cabanza

    cabanza Smooth is Fast

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  16. cabanza

    cabanza Smooth is Fast

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    I just couldn't get enough of my new bike

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  17. cabanza

    cabanza Smooth is Fast

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    Florida has very nice riding roads. Texas? Not so much... Floridians drive fast!

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  18. cabanza

    cabanza Smooth is Fast

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    Mobile, AL was very nice! Weather wasn't too great but we still managed. I'd recommend it if you ever go that way.

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  19. cabanza

    cabanza Smooth is Fast

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    The rain hit us pretty hard as we entered New Orleans. Nothing a beignet can't fix though. It had been more than 20 years since I had been to New Orleans. I hate to say that years of Hurricane haven't been kind to the city.

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  20. cabanza

    cabanza Smooth is Fast

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    Another city, another meal. This time, we had Cajun food in Baton Rouge (boo! LSU). Blackened catfish and dirty rice. Yum.

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