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Old 10-13-12, 02:56   #11
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More pics it is then.. (in no particular order)



Shot up road signs, East of Elko, NV



Alarming road sign. Somewhere in UT.



Peacocks (hens?) checking out the bike. (I think they liked it).

For trips, I cover the gas tank with that clear book covering plastic stuff (not sure what it's called).
It protects the paint from my magnetic tank bag & peels off easily without damaging the paint as it isn't that sticky. You can buy it by the roll in Staples.

The Givi pannier bags are a bit small, but they can be mounted & removed from the rack in seconds (with a key).
They also make excellent crash protectors if you have a "senior moment" and manage to drop the bike at zero speed. (Don't ask).



En route to Las Vegas, trading war stories with a nice old gentleman who was on his way to Henderson, NV for a vintage motor show.
He said he'd love a sports bike but can't afford the tickets..



Riding down the main drag, Las Vegas, NV



Seligman, AZ.
We stayed mostly in KOA campsites - they tend to be pretty decent quality, not too expensive and, as they tend not to be in busy areas, the (bike) security is a lot better than say a motel.





S. Lake Tahoe.





Middlegate Station, Hwy 50, NV
This place kinda made me feel like I'd blundered onto a movie set.
Can't really describe it, you just need to go see it for yourself.
I had to grit my teeth and buy a splash of regular gas there as "America's Loneliest Highway" was giving me extreme range anxiety.


The Pacific.. Hwy 1, just north of Cambria,CA

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Old 10-16-12, 02:27   #12
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Enjoyed your pics - great trip!! =)
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Old 11-14-12, 22:27   #13
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How far north did you go past SF?
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How far north did you go past SF?
At Petaluma we started heading north east - Hwy 50 to S. Lake Tahoe -> Carson City -> Austin, NV.

We did contemplate going up into Oregon, but it was just too far for the time available. Maybe next year!
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At Petaluma we started heading north east - Hwy 50 to S. Lake Tahoe -> Carson City -> Austin, NV.

We did contemplate going up into Oregon, but it was just too far for the time available. Maybe next year!
It's really nice when you go further north on the 101. My hometown is up that way. It's better for a summer ride because it rains a lot in the winter and spring and it can get very cold.
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Old 02-04-14, 02:44   #16
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Great trip!
Can I ask you what luggage setup you have there? Looks great and a perfect solution to the bike.
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Old 02-04-14, 08:27   #17
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Impressive. And great photo. Looking forward to seeing more photos from your trip. Im from so cal. And would like to eventually try a similar trip.

Maybe not on the D675... but I'm sure an STR would be perfect.
Why don't you come with me on my trip in September there Doan? Got a 1400 mile 6 day route planned. Should be awesome
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That's simply amazing. I'd love to do this! I did a Colorado to Illinois trip when I bought a bike out there by Pueblo and there's something amazing about racking up miles like that. Just man, machine, and the open road. Damn what a feeling.

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Very nice pics and that looks like a great trip.
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Fun times. I have not taken that Southern route but I have driven Highway 80 to and from Sac twice now but in a truck.
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