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My wife and I got back to Portland from a 1400 mile round trip to Marin Cty. CA and back, covering the travel distance in about 6 days total. Had a GREAT time, even through the heat in the Siskiyous, cold in the Redwoods, miles of fog on the coast, and one head-tripping Humboldt County Sheriff. We were covering around 225-240 miles per day average, and the GT really never missed a beat. We ride 2-up, with a full tank bag and full saddlebags. No doubt we're at the weight capacity for the bike, but we had no mishaps and plenty of power when we needed it.

Check out the second photo, it's taken in the ballroom at the Victorian Inn in Eureka. Talk about bike friendly, they let you wheel your ride in and park on the wood floor! Put any questions about whether you can tour on a Sport Classic to rest, we've taken a 2-up bike trip on ours for the last 3 years and always found the GT reliable and fun.

Santa Cruz riders: We had 2 days of foggy coolness in Dillon Beach on Tomales Bay just north of SF and 1 brilliant sunny day. You never can know what the weather will be doing from day to day! Also, the roads in Marin are MUCH better than the roads in Sonoma County. They have a trust fund to pay for repairs that Sonoma doesn't. If you venture onto some of the smaller roads be prepared for some pretty bumpy conditions.

As far as the sheriff goes, he pulled us over on 101 and tried to tell us he'd been following us for MILES and MILES with his lights, siren, and air horn...and we didn't hear him??? He "let us off" with a warning that failure to yield is a $1500 fine...so if you're in Humboldt County, watch out. Who knows what they're smokin' up there...
 

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Sounds like an awesome trip. Great pics. I love reading the reports from you guys doing multi-day stuff 2 up.
 

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Good stuff. Are those adjustable preload fork caps on there?
Forks are S4R 3-way adj. Showa. There's clearance for the adjusters under the handlebars, getting at the rebound adjusters is a sideways kind of thing.

BTW, averaged 44.8 mpg fully loaded. Cool.
 

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Nice photo's.

My wife and I got back to Portland from a 1400 mile round trip to Marin Cty. CA and back, covering the travel distance in about 6 days total. Had a GREAT time, even through the heat in the Siskiyous, cold in the Redwoods, miles of fog on the coast, and one head-tripping Humboldt County Sheriff. We were covering around 225-240 miles per day average, and the GT really never missed a beat. We ride 2-up, with a full tank bag and full saddlebags. No doubt we're at the weight capacity for the bike, but we had no mishaps and plenty of power when we needed it.

Check out the second photo, it's taken in the ballroom at the Victorian Inn in Eureka. Talk about bike friendly, they let you wheel your ride in and park on the wood floor! Put any questions about whether you can tour on a Sport Classic to rest, we've taken a 2-up bike trip on ours for the last 3 years and always found the GT reliable and fun.

Santa Cruz riders: We had 2 days of foggy coolness in Dillon Beach on Tomales Bay just north of SF and 1 brilliant sunny day. You never can know what the weather will be doing from day to day! Also, the roads in Marin are MUCH better than the roads in Sonoma County. They have a trust fund to pay for repairs that Sonoma doesn't. If you venture onto some of the smaller roads be prepared for some pretty bumpy conditions.

As far as the sheriff goes, he pulled us over on 101 and tried to tell us he'd been following us for MILES and MILES with his lights, siren, and air horn...and we didn't hear him??? He "let us off" with a warning that failure to yield is a $1500 fine...so if you're in Humboldt County, watch out. Who knows what they're smokin' up there...
 
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