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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-02-2013, 01:44 PM Thread Starter
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Cross country ride -- do's and dont's?

I'm a newbie rider, I've got about 2 months exp. ('94 VFR 750) and I really want to go for a cross country ride (from Salida, CA to Port St. Lucie, FL) its a 2,800 mi ride. I was wondering if I could get some advice on do's and don'ts for a trip this long. Also I've got gear (sedici all-year triple layer coat, sedici boots and gloves) The best advice is probably "get more experience first" but if I were to have more exp, what should I do/bring/don't?

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Quality rain gear and waterproof boots are vital.
Stay away from Interstates - it is much more fun to take more time and enjoy the scenery.
Eat at local mom & pop places. Sometimes it may not be that great, but it worth the risk. I have had great luck with local eateries.
Have good maps and/or gps
Be prepared to do laundry instead of trying to pack too many clothes. I usually wear one set and take two sets of clothes.
Before you take off research road conditions/construction - use state DOT websites.
I always take my CHL & handgun
tools that fit your bike
Depending if you are camping or staying in hotels the list could be longer.
Enjoy!
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I've got the gear, thank you for the other tips
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-17-2013, 03:26 PM
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You would want to make sure that you got a corbin seat cushion. Believe it or not, after doing all those miles on your bike... Your ass can be in pain. You dont wanna skip out and regret it... numb legs and ass is no fun.
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Don't skimp out on your gear... hopefully this message doesn't reach you too late. But you definitely want to invest in a lot of gear and nice luggage. Check out tank bags for convenience.. http://www.motorcyclehouse.com/motorcycle-tank-bags.htm
It's nice to have i ncase you need your ID, phone, ect.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-22-2014, 05:56 PM
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Besafe and have a good trip~
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