Geez, I didn't know you weren't supposed to load 'em up like mules, go places far away, and ride real fast on old bikes.
Tennessee/North Carolina (you know where...
Iowa. That's Wisconsin over yonder:
Pick a good bike, fix it up right, and you'll be fine. I've flogged the shit out of my GS850 for over 90,000 miles. It's got over 125,000 on it, and I plan to keep it pretty much forever.
Bonus loaded 1991 VX800 somewhere in Wisconsin. I sold this one a few years ago.:
Resting, unloaded, outside a cheap motel in Illinois. Note vintage tourers in the background. This was a GS rally -- buy yourself an old Suzuki and head over to http://www.thegsresources.com/_forum/index.php