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I see you're starting in Hesperia. We lived there on Redwood Avenue in the early 80's when I was stationed at George AFB. We drove down from Anchorage pulling a popup camper and used 395 for some of the trip. With 5 kids and a dog, it was a trip to remember.

1900+ miles seems like a lot of miles to cover in 3 days, especially for 2-up riding. You will be going through some beautiful scenery, but you may not have a lot of time for sight-seeing if you're traveling that hard.

Will you be pulling a trailer with the camping gear?

Carry extra gas! It can be a long time between stations out there.

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I think he said 10 days, Purple. That would be plenty of time to "smell the roses". When I do my long trips, I make no plans and have no itinerary. Zero. I have a destination. Stops along the way and length of stay at those stops depends on which way the winds blow. I have found that a couple of weeks with that mentality can do wonders for erasing all the BS that builds up from the "rest of the time".

A bedroll on the back takes the worry out of where you'll stay for the night.

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I would love to run CA 395. Need to get it on my bucket list.

On fuel range: With some caution, I think the Goldwing range will, for the most part, help avoid any undue drama with fuel concerns. But,
it's never a bad idea to have extra fuel out west, even though the 'wing is pretty long legged.

My Valkyrie, on the other hand, has given me a few pucker memories. Not as much any more:

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I see you're starting in Hesperia. We lived there on Redwood Avenue in the early 80's when I was stationed at George AFB. We drove down from Anchorage pulling a popup camper and used 395 for some of the trip. With 5 kids and a dog, it was a trip to remember.

1900+ miles seems like a lot of miles to cover in 3 days, especially for 2-up riding. You will be going through some beautiful scenery, but you may not have a lot of time for sight-seeing if you're traveling that hard.

Will you be pulling a trailer with the camping gear?

Carry extra gas! It can be a long time between stations out there.


Well I live in south bay so 2hour ride to Hesperia but that's where the real touring starts.
Wow Anchorage to Hesperia!
I want to do Alaska touring someday. (Can't do it unless I retire.)

No trailer. My WackyWing has 20 gallon trunk, two cooler boxes, and GL1500 hardbags for the camping gear.

And yes, 1900 miles in 10 days.

The extra gas. Got it.

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I think he said 10 days, Purple. That would be plenty of time to "smell the roses". When I do my long trips, I make no plans and have no itinerary. Zero. I have a destination. Stops along the way and length of stay at those stops depends on which way the winds blow. I have found that a couple of weeks with that mentality can do wonders for erasing all the BS that builds up from the "rest of the time".

A bedroll on the back takes the worry out of where you'll stay for the night.

...unless it rains.


Ideally yes, but unless I retire I can afford meager two week vacation at most.

As for the rain, I am hoping it will be dry considering the area and the season..

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67 Bridgestone Mark II RS (restoring)
68 CL125A Scrambler (modified to a circuit racer with cafe fairing, clubman bars, rearset, home-made seat)
x69 CT90 trail (china 125cc engine, manual clutch, XL125 forks, Hagon shocks) -> Sold
71 BSA A65T (JRC carb, 4Gal european gas tank)
x75 CB750K5 cafe -> SOLD!
78 XS750E (Vetter fairing and bags)
79 XT500F (CB750 forks + wheel + brake, YR1 gas tank, and home-made seat for vintage cafe look)
79 IT175F (almost stock except VM30 carb for better MPG)
83 DR125 enduro (my son's second bike)
x99 Z50R (china 125cc engine, manual clutch, CT90 forks, 14"/12" wheels, XR75 swingarm, Showa shocks, my son's first bike!) -> Sold


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I would love to run CA 395. Need to get it on my bucket list.

On fuel range: With some caution, I think the Goldwing range will, for the most part, help avoid any undue drama with fuel concerns. But,
it's never a bad idea to have extra fuel out west, even though the 'wing is pretty long legged.

My Valkyrie, on the other hand, has given me a few pucker memories. Not as much any more:


I ran out of gas once in Baja on XT600 with big tank.
The gas station I counted on was out of business and the other one didn't have gas. LOL
Luckily a camper van with gas tank on the roof passed by immediately after.

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82 GL1100A + Velorex 562E sidecar (unison leaner rig) -> solo for now
67 Bridgestone Mark II RS (restoring)
68 CL125A Scrambler (modified to a circuit racer with cafe fairing, clubman bars, rearset, home-made seat)
x69 CT90 trail (china 125cc engine, manual clutch, XL125 forks, Hagon shocks) -> Sold
71 BSA A65T (JRC carb, 4Gal european gas tank)
x75 CB750K5 cafe -> SOLD!
78 XS750E (Vetter fairing and bags)
79 XT500F (CB750 forks + wheel + brake, YR1 gas tank, and home-made seat for vintage cafe look)
79 IT175F (almost stock except VM30 carb for better MPG)
83 DR125 enduro (my son's second bike)
x99 Z50R (china 125cc engine, manual clutch, CT90 forks, 14"/12" wheels, XR75 swingarm, Showa shocks, my son's first bike!) -> Sold


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You might check out these Facebook groups, I've gleaned a lot of useful info from them. These folks live the road. Minaminist motorcycle Vagabonds, also a southeast,southwest motorcycle Vagabond groups and one other called Motorcycle camping. They list their travels, campsitesqnd experiences on the road along with the minimal equipment they use.

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I think he said 10 days, Purple. That would be plenty of time to "smell the roses".


My bad. One of these days I will learn to read things closely. :blush:

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I would love to run CA 395. Need to get it on my bucket list.

On fuel range: With some caution, I think the Goldwing range will, for the most part, help avoid any undue drama with fuel concerns. But,
it's never a bad idea to have extra fuel out west, even though the 'wing is pretty long legged.

My Valkyrie, on the other hand, has given me a few pucker memories. Not as much any more:

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I like the idea of some extra reserve Darrell but in my personal experience that just means that I run out of fuel that bit further from civilisation.. :smilie_happy:

If I want to travel distance on Val more I seriously need to look at the carby tuning because I am about 100ks short of a CBR ( except the one my mate convinced me to mod the carbs on)or the Rats Nest. :doh:
Have I told you enough how much I like your hard panniers? :hihihi:

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Have I told you enough how much I like your hard panniers? :hihihi:


Thanks, Tony. The best upgrade I have done to this Standard. The Leatherlyke bags were decent enough, but not watertight. I found that out in Colorado.

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You might check out these Facebook groups, I've gleaned a lot of useful info from them. These folks live the road. Minaminist motorcycle Vagabonds, also a southeast,southwest motorcycle Vagabond groups and one other called Motorcycle camping. They list their travels, campsitesqnd experiences on the road along with the minimal equipment they use.


Thanks!
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67 Bridgestone Mark II RS (restoring)
68 CL125A Scrambler (modified to a circuit racer with cafe fairing, clubman bars, rearset, home-made seat)
x69 CT90 trail (china 125cc engine, manual clutch, XL125 forks, Hagon shocks) -> Sold
71 BSA A65T (JRC carb, 4Gal european gas tank)
x75 CB750K5 cafe -> SOLD!
78 XS750E (Vetter fairing and bags)
79 XT500F (CB750 forks + wheel + brake, YR1 gas tank, and home-made seat for vintage cafe look)
79 IT175F (almost stock except VM30 carb for better MPG)
83 DR125 enduro (my son's second bike)
x99 Z50R (china 125cc engine, manual clutch, CT90 forks, 14"/12" wheels, XR75 swingarm, Showa shocks, my son's first bike!) -> Sold


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I ran out of gas having to switch to reserve on a steep up hill grade with trucks to my side and coming up behind. I didn't know my heart could beat so fast!


That is almost like my ignition problem on PCH (as you know, turned out to be loose ground connection).
No trucks around but I couldn't move disabled Oldwing out of the way.

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82 GL1100A + Velorex 562E sidecar (unison leaner rig) -> solo for now
67 Bridgestone Mark II RS (restoring)
68 CL125A Scrambler (modified to a circuit racer with cafe fairing, clubman bars, rearset, home-made seat)
x69 CT90 trail (china 125cc engine, manual clutch, XL125 forks, Hagon shocks) -> Sold
71 BSA A65T (JRC carb, 4Gal european gas tank)
x75 CB750K5 cafe -> SOLD!
78 XS750E (Vetter fairing and bags)
79 XT500F (CB750 forks + wheel + brake, YR1 gas tank, and home-made seat for vintage cafe look)
79 IT175F (almost stock except VM30 carb for better MPG)
83 DR125 enduro (my son's second bike)
x99 Z50R (china 125cc engine, manual clutch, CT90 forks, 14"/12" wheels, XR75 swingarm, Showa shocks, my son's first bike!) -> Sold


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