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post #11 of 26 (permalink) Old Aug 12th, 2010, 12:52 pm
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Just about to pick a 999s from Indianapolis and ride it back to LA. Dont even know which way to go yet. Been downloading maps but too much choice. Want to stay off freeways. Any tips
West to SF area via lake tahoe - Start down the 101 over the Golden Gate Bridge then take PCH all the way to LA. This section of the Pacific Coast Highway is unforgettable.

BTW - 101 and PCH are one and the same in many places but split apart for small towns etc.

Also take a detour for Solvang when you get near there - it's worth a look to see a Denmark-esque town in Central California.

And if you've really got extra time start in Eureka and check out the Avenue of the Giants.

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post #12 of 26 (permalink) Old Dec 16th, 2010, 2:22 am
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I tour on my Sprint ST and usually am out for a month or two, camping.

my list:

backpacking tent,sleeping bag, small air mattress,compact electric tire pump w/adaptor
nerd light (aka white and red LED headlamp with flashing function for emergency road use)
GPS, cel phone, mobile charger
REV-it Cayenne pro suit, so no need for a rainsuit
electric vest for high altitude, warm and cool weather gloves
sunglasses, sunblock, earplugs

spare quart oil, chain lube, clip-style master link, spare clutch cable, spare headlight and stoplight bulbs, tire plug kit (automotive rope-style), spare set of keys for the bike -can't stress that enough - small tube of PC7 putty-style epoxy, several zip ties, small roll electrical tape, small roll safety wire, 3" square of medium grit emery cloth, 3" square of aluminum foil, pair quality disposable latex gloves, film can of pumiced fast orange hand cleaner

tools: common allen bits for the bike, mini vice grips (the real ones, not the cheap imitations), usual stock tool kit, quality long handle 1/4" rachet and selected small sockets, one single edge razor blade

The epoxy putty, sandpaper, safety wire, electrical tape and mini vice grips are handy if you drop your bike in the middle of nowhere and tear off a hard bag, snap off the footpeg and shifter and hole your engine cover, like I did. You straighten the bag brackets with the vice grips, swap the passenger peg to the driver location and wire in place, clamp the vice grips onto the shift shaft and wire shut so you can shift again, then sand the hole in the engine case and epoxy so the oil stays in the engine. Then ride the bike so repaired from the end of the PCH to Olympia, WA. where parts are available & more permanent repairs can be made.
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Tyre repair kit, toothbrush, hat, sunscreen, t shirt/undies, wallet, weed and phone. Also a roll of duct tape and as many tools as I have room for.

Multistrada 1100, sans fairing.
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Depends on whether I'm taking the SS1000DS (highly likely) or the 998 Bayliss. But, in either case, it starts with: tools, tent, thermarest pad, sleeping bag, safety wire & pliers,....from there it's whatever I think I need for that trip specifically.

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Yeah.. You need very much CASH and CREDIT CARDS.. In cases of all cases.. In your Sleep wherever, well food and drinks, also a bottle opener for the beers!
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Not yet mentioned...

-Minimalist first aid kit to include codeine (ask your Dr for a half dozen for your emergency kit or buy over the counter in a Canada)) and superglue. For cuts, it's the best.
- 1' of Duc (sic) tape rolled onto an ink pen for misc repairs.
-sena smh10
- lightening juicepack for charging the phone, iPad, Sena or even jumps starting the bike
- orange pledge and micro fiber cloth to wipe down the windshield and my helmet/ lens at gas stops. I'll usually hit the fairing too cause it's so dam easy. Takes the bugs right off. Bonus- it smells good.
- iPad for evening reading.
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