N.Y. to Port Orford Oregon on the TAT in 19.5 Days

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  1. Jms1198

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    My Friend Tom, (62 years old) asked me if I would be interested in riding the TAT with him (I'm 54). We have logged over 20,000 miles together, cross country, on the road only. I agreed to ride with him and began researching bikes. We decided on the WR250R, found 2 used ones, 3 years old and began to modify them (took 6 months to build them up). We also started our research and within 12 months we were headed out on the TAT. We allotted 5 weeks for the trip (for weather and maintenance issues), but we completed it in 19.5 days, riding 10 to 12 hours a day. Modifications for the WR were as follows: Front and rear rotor guards, radiator guard, skid plate, gearing, rear rack, Wolfman soft bags, Oxford heated grips, L.E.D. trail lights, hard wired G.P.S., U.S.B. charging port, IMS 3.1 gallon tank, Rotopax 2.25 gallon tank, hand guards and Renthal bars. We changed the rear tire and oil in Trinidad Colorado. Overall a great trip, some bumps and bruises but the bike performed well (although a lot of weight on the bike) and held up. TAT26.jpg TAT14.jpg TAT22.jpg TAT17.jpg CB2.jpg Danger.jpg TAT19.jpg rugged terrain 2.jpg Cut Through Woods.jpg TAT26.jpg TAT14.jpg TAT22.jpg TAT17.jpg CB2.jpg Danger.jpg TAT19.jpg rugged terrain 2.jpg Cut Through Woods.jpg
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    Switched over to thumbnails, easier on the eyes. Great trip, people always say to pack light, but I found that to be very difficult. especially when you need tools, tubes, camping gear, clothes, etc, it's hard to pack light. the bike is much more enjoyable to ride slicked out. I would most likely do the trip again, Tom said probably not. i think a better way to enjoy the trip a second time is in an R.V., with the bike on a trailer. Day rides and back to the R.V., especially in Colorado and Utah (Tom said he would be up to this type of trip a second time). sorry the pics are not in the best order, I did my best. I also have a lot of Gopro video, have to put it together in the future.
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    gluaisrothar Been here awhile

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    Two of us did it on two WR250Rs last year
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    I also have a road bike and want to mount my GoPro to my new Shoei RF1200. Would you recommend the mount you used on your Shoei?
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    This worked great Screenshot_20190927-202428.png

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    I have the 7 hero black...worked very well
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