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Old 11-20-2011, 10:49 AM   #16
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Digging the story so far, waiting for more!
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Old 11-20-2011, 12:17 PM   #17
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Great Trip Mike. See you soon I hope.
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Old 11-20-2011, 02:51 PM   #18
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Nice Job and welcome back. What tire pressure did you run on those D606's?
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Thanks! I ran 22psi cold most of the trip. Had to go down to around 17 on some really loose stuff though.
I don't think I'd ever run higher than 22, though it can easily get into the high 20s in hot situations.

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Old 11-22-2011, 07:01 PM   #19
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Old 11-24-2011, 01:57 PM   #20
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Congratulations!

Mike,
Glad to hear you completed your trip safely and enjoyed it as well!
Thanks for the detailed gear breakdown. Very useful knowledge to have and share.
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Old 12-08-2011, 11:58 PM   #21
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Hey Gary,

We sure did! I hope your trip down the coast was eventful. I hope to ride into Canada someday; I'll let you know when I do!

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Hi Michael

Where can I read your blog of that long trip?

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Old 12-10-2011, 01:55 AM   #22
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Where can I read your blog of that long trip?

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Old 12-10-2011, 04:32 AM   #23
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My 1st thought when I saw the title of your thread was " Gotta be a young guy to do that on an XR seat or anything close to it " . ;-) . Wow! on your equipment list. Very well thought out, and , packed. You're are so very right on what there is to see and visit in the USA. I've been roaming about this country for a long time and lotsa miles and don't think I've seen 10% of what it has to offer. Keep it going.
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Old 12-10-2011, 07:31 PM   #24
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My 1st thought when I saw the title of your thread was " Gotta be a young guy to do that on an XR seat or anything close to it " . ;-) . Wow! on your equipment list. Very well thought out, and , packed. You're are so very right on what there is to see and visit in the USA. I've been roaming about this country for a long time and lotsa miles and don't think I've seen 10% of what it has to offer. Keep it going.
The key to riding comfortably is raising your bars so you can just stand half the time But really though, standing for 5 minutes every hour helped keep te blood flowing.

Thanks for the kind words Asia is next I think

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Old 01-18-2012, 11:30 PM   #25
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you probably could have fit a few more things on that bike eh mate?
barbaque saftey mitts. cellphone signal booster. a secretary. yes I am trolling. Apologies etc.

Really i am curious how you drove the bike with the limited seating area. did you see dirt?
Haha, ya probably could've fit more. I did have a pair of D606's on the back for a time as well.. about when my subframe gave up for the 2nd time.

I did about 20% of the trip on dirt/gravel. It was rather top heavy, but perfectly ridable at a decent speed.. sliding through turns and all. Just not enough time, and winter approaching fast. More time = more dirt.

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Old 03-30-2013, 07:25 PM   #26
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Wow! That's a list of all things. When l was investigating what type of all purpose l wanted, l found pros/cons this has that and that don't. l heard opinions, ect, ect. It came down to the F650GS and XR650l. l want to cross country. l live on Vancouver lsland and want a bike that will kick ass on logging roads best time.

l sat on the now 700GS. lt felt wide for me. l sat on the XR650l and oh yeah babe' l wanna ride... l appreciate your experience. You confirmed what l already decided in my heart...

Oh Michael? You forgot condoms on your list.. Ha. You wanna be safe while riding...

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Old 03-30-2013, 09:47 PM   #27
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Wow! Impressive! Sounds like an awesome trip!
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Old 05-12-2013, 12:44 PM   #28
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That is a crazy amount of gear mounted really high on the bike.
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