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Old 04-02-2010, 08:57 AM   #1
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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.

dualsportdave24@yahoo.com

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

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Old 04-02-2010, 09:28 AM   #2
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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.

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Old 04-02-2010, 09:35 AM   #3
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Right on--thumpin' across America! Be safe, take your time, have fun, post often!

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Old 04-02-2010, 09:45 AM   #4
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Have a great fun adventure..I know you will have a blast!
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Old 04-02-2010, 09:49 AM   #5
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Old 04-02-2010, 10:04 AM   #6
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Lucky I'd love to ride with ya a while have fun OHH!! almost forgot what kind of tires you have on that thing? They look pretty good.
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Old 04-02-2010, 09:58 AM   #7
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Go for it!

Wow!

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

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Old 04-02-2010, 10:06 AM   #8
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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?


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Old 04-02-2010, 09:44 AM   #9
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Old 04-23-2010, 08:02 PM   #10
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Hey Ziggy,

Small world isn't it. See ya in a couple of weeks.

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Old 04-23-2010, 08:47 PM   #11
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Thank you, thank you, thank you to all inmate friends of my son Dave (Shooter Dave!) When he first told me about his trip plans....well...my face looked like this but now that I have seen how friendly you all have been...providing him with places to stay, beds, showers, food, dinners out, parts, improvements, company, great advice, and even an ADV sticker! ha Sure makes me feel much better! So three cheers for you delightfully nice people! You have been the answers to my daily prayers for my son!!! May God bless you all on your adventures as well!
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Old 04-23-2010, 09:31 PM   #12
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Thank you, thank you, thank you to all inmate friends of my son Dave (Shooter Dave!) When he first told me about his trip plans....well...my face looked like this but now that I have seen how friendly you all have been...providing him with places to stay, beds, showers, food, dinners out, parts, improvements, company, great advice, and even an ADV sticker! ha Sure makes me feel much better! So three cheers for you delightfully nice people! You have been the answers to my daily prayers for my son!!! May God bless you all on your adventures as well!




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Old 04-23-2010, 09:59 PM   #13
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Thank you, thank you, thank you to all inmate friends of my son Dave (Shooter Dave!) When he first told me about his trip plans....well...my face looked like this but now that I have seen how friendly you all have been...providing him with places to stay, beds, showers, food, dinners out, parts, improvements, company, great advice, and even an ADV sticker! ha Sure makes me feel much better! So three cheers for you delightfully nice people! You have been the answers to my daily prayers for my son!!! May God bless you all on your adventures as well!
Their will be many eyes (people) watching over Shooter Dave along his travels and adventures across the states. A lot of good people here on ADVRider to help out along the way and to keep him company. We enjoy taking the ride along the way through the HiTech world that we live in.
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Old 04-04-2010, 07:19 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by ShooterDave
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.

dualsportdave24@yahoo.com

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

Departure:
Since I couldn't make it I guess second best is watching...
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Old 04-04-2010, 07:29 PM   #15
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