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ShooterDave 04-02-2010 08:57 AM

Lower 48+ on an XR650L
All right, the time has finally come. Im going to be taking my '02 XR650L to all the lower 48 states, and possibly more. I live in Orange County, California, and will be heading in a counter clockwise rotation. My '02 XR650L has 1,700 miles on it currently, and I'm looking to put around 20,000 miles on it by the time I'm done. I've planned on being on this trip for around 4 - 6 months. I've been wanting to do this for over a year now, and have had a great time planning it.

I have many goals for this trip including; hitting the 4 extreme corners, seeing a shuttle launch, and seeing my friend's wedding. I also want to stop and take a picture at a Honda dealer in every state. I know that some states don't have "only" Honda dealerships. So as long as there is a Honda sign then I'm good. Other than that I don't really have any other times or places to be. I do have places I want to go and people I want to see, but those are all flexible. So if anyone wants to get together and do some riding, let me know.

I've created an email for this trip for anyone who wants to contact me. People can either contact me here or PM me on this site, if you're a fellow inmate. :wink:

I'd also like to thank all my friends and family who helped make this trip possible. You all know who you are.


oldairhd 04-02-2010 09:28 AM

Good Luck!
You've got the right stuff! Although some may disagree and criticize your minimalist approach to such an epic adventure, most detractors will have just never got it between their ears to start off on such a great ride with such a simple approach. You can't buy enough stuff to make it happen. F@#% farkles and Just Do It.

Nice bike!:clap

Ironheadziggy76 04-02-2010 09:44 AM

I'm in!

Jim87vette 04-02-2010 09:45 AM

Have a great fun adventure..I know you will have a blast!

Dessert Storm 04-02-2010 09:49 AM

In. :clap

Gunner45 04-02-2010 09:58 AM

Go for it!

Go for it! I will be whatching this one for sure.:clap


Max Millrow 04-02-2010 10:04 AM

Lucky I'd love to ride with ya a while have fun :thumb OHH!! almost forgot what kind of tires you have on that thing? They look pretty good.

Robert Ford 04-02-2010 10:06 AM

Oh yeah, I'm in. I'll be on the BRP (Blue Ridge Parkway) in early July heading up to NH and points north. Maybe we can meet up?


wolfy317 04-02-2010 10:12 AM

I envy you! Sounds like a fantastic trip. If you come through Mississippi, and need anything give me a shout. My BRP is jealous of the trip yours is taking.

Utah Bones 04-02-2010 11:26 AM

You rock!:super :lurk

ipaqpoweruser 04-02-2010 12:25 PM

This is a great way to start out the riding season. Make sure to post lots of pics of your daily travels. :clap

clarkebd 04-02-2010 12:29 PM

Sounds Like a Great Trip!

Ride on! :lurk

SgtMike 04-02-2010 12:52 PM

Charlotte, NC - Open Garage if ya need it.
NASCAR Country, real NC BBQ, loads of fun!!!

Ride safe, enjoy!!!

Gravytrain 04-02-2010 02:30 PM

Lake Saint Louis Missouri open garage
Good luck.
I have an open garage for you as well if needed and a BRP to steal parts off of.:lol3

ulyist 04-02-2010 08:14 PM

Sounds like a good ride.

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