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Old 01-30-2014, 12:21 AM   #26
hippiebrian
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Joined: Jun 2012
Location: Long Beach, Ca.
Oddometer: 3,060
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Originally Posted by AviatorTroy View Post
One small hint, maybe you've heard this one, maybe not. I ride a lot of vintage bikes and in fact a couple vintage Hondas, and on a long road trip many people thread an extra clutch cable and throttle cable (the pull side) down through the stock routing and zip tie it to the good one. Then if you are in some god forsaken place and it snaps on you all you have to do is hook up the spare and you are rolling again.
This.

Get a good tune up before you leave, sync the carbs, bring some extra tubes, get some good modern tires, put together a good tool kit, what ever other replacement parts you think might be necessary and split!

Have fun! Whatever bike you own is the best one to take! I've been on long rides on a cb-750 and they are rock solid reliable.

If people keep waiting for the right bike to do the trip, they sometimes don't do the trip. The fun in motorcycling, as I see it, is going with what you have and having fun on the way!
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