transamerica trail

Discussion in 'Americas' started by panton, Nov 17, 2007.

  1. panton

    panton n00b

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    If anyone has rode the transamerica trail on a 950/990 Adv I would be interested to learn about your experience on the bike.

    Peter
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  2. SCflyer

    SCflyer Long timer

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    Haven't ridden but starting with the Oct. 07 RoadRunner magazine, Ramona Eichorn and Uwe Krauss are riding it on 950s. That article is the first of 3 ?? in a series about their trip. I do remember seeing the second article but don't remember specifics.
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  3. dec

    dec COOP

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    Here is some info about the TA. I attended a briefing from Michael Murray @ BOBs BMW a couple weeks back and I think that trip will be on my TO DO list someday!!!


    Enjoy the trailer and look for the show in the coming months.

    dc in DC
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  4. street rider

    street rider Grow old not up

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    Check out www.2wf.com DLDeano did a 3 part article on his TAT trip.
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  5. gaspipe

    gaspipe Wandering Soul

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    On thumpers, but there's a lot of detail and pics in this old report to make your decision with.

    TransAm Trail
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  6. DockingPilot

    DockingPilot Hooked Up and Hard Over

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    I did it this year from Tenn to Trinidad Colo. Definitly the bike for this section. However as Gaspipe knows and advises, for most bang for the buck, a thumper is order from the Rockies on west. I'll be switching up when I continue in Sept.
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  7. Vinnie the Snake

    Vinnie the Snake Long timer

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    Rode Arkansas, OK, NM, and CO last year will be doing the rest of the Western Section in May.

    Check out our trip, we did it a little different. Have rode much of it on my KTM 950 as well, Colorado, thumper is best for sure.


    2007 - Vintage TAT Ride - OK, NM, CO - Page 9 - ADVrider
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  8. pburke

    pburke Talks more than he rides

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  9. NeedForSpeed

    NeedForSpeed CobraHeat Motorsports

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    Anybody do this on a GSA?
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  10. Bronco638

    Bronco638 Nobody Home

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    I believe Forum Member 'Seth S' did it on a 950. Do a search for posts started by him. I sent him a couple of PMs asking questions. He'll reply.
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  11. Seth S

    Seth S Will _____ for _____

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    Yep I dod a good chunk of it back in 2005 on an 04 adventure. I think I could easily do the whole trail on my 950 now but I have made several improvements to the bike since that make it a lot easier.
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  12. KiefferGS

    KiefferGS Adventurer

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    Which part did you do on a GS? I have been thinking about selling my KTM EXC for a thumper to ride the eastern section of the trail. I have wondered though with some TKC80's on the GS if it would be doable. I would imagine a lot of it is dirt road, etc. and not much technical stuff. Correct me if I'm wrong.

    Thanks, Kieffer
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  13. Seth S

    Seth S Will _____ for _____

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    I didn't do any of it on a GS...I did it on an 04 KTM 950 adventure. I rode the KTM from Tennessee to Utah.
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  14. KiefferGS

    KiefferGS Adventurer

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    Sorry, was thinking BMW GSA.... :shog
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  15. Cyclepath

    Cyclepath Lost wanderer

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    has anybody done the tat from west to east? i live in the portland area and have relatives in the midwest. i e mailed sam but he wasn't very helpful. said his maps and roll chart is set up for east to west. said it couldn't be done from west to east ?????? if you can ride it one way you can ride it the other.
    he also said his maps are up to date and current. i find this a little hard to believe. i am in the early stages of setting this up so any info would be great.

    thanks, cyclepath
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  16. Jeff@TheQuadShop

    Jeff@TheQuadShop TAT survivor

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    Yes, you can do it from west to east but you must enter all the data from the maps/roll charts into a mapping GPS. It would be hell trying to ride the TAT that way just using the roll charts and maps only.
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  17. jmckee1000

    jmckee1000 Adventurer

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    I was thinking about trying out the start (Jellico) of the TAT. Is it doable on a KTM 950 supermoto or do I need to change wheels? also I'm a old motocrosser and realize this bike is heavy as hell for dualsport (but its the most fun on a bike I've had)
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  18. Jeff@TheQuadShop

    Jeff@TheQuadShop TAT survivor

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    Yes, you can do it on a supermoto if your comfortable riding it on loose gravel.
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  19. alpiv

    alpiv Sr. nOOb

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    From the maps of UT/NV I'm seeing sand washes and the like.
    Just food for thought.
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  20. Jeff@TheQuadShop

    Jeff@TheQuadShop TAT survivor

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    He was asking about the TN section.
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