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Son and I are leaving charlottsville va. on july 25. going thru louisville, peoria, cedar rapids, sioux falls, rapid city, red lodge, butte, lewiston, yakima, portland, coos bay, eureka, golden gate on aug 7, on to yosemite, reno, elko, salt lake, then hauling butt to sidney ne., omaha, springfield il. to indianapolis for 2 days, then to charlottsville aug 17. That is if no rain, wrecks or breakdowns. If I need something along the way, I hope someone will help. I can't find this group's tag for members who offer assistance, but I am one of them. perhaps this service has been discontinued. It was for riders needing lodging or other things during trips. I will post occasional updates. We have a tight schedule to keep to. Along the way we will attend 8 minor league baseball games. I put new tires on and am carrying 2 engine oil filters and tools for oil change. Some leisure time evenings but not everynite. thanks, gene phares
 

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Sounds like You'll need a rear tire change in all that also. Sounds like a lot of riding but major fun all the way. :thumbup:
 

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I am in frankfort, just east of louisville. In case you might need anything along the way, send me a PM before you leave and I will give you my cell #. Always happy to help a fellow BUSA member!
 

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I'm fairly close to Indy. As someone else suggested send a PM and I'll let you know my cell number.
 

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Gene, I am inbetween Yakima and Portland Or. I have tools and can find space to do about any repairs. I can hand mount tires too.

When Arnie Solof made his almost 4 corner trip he did a meet up with others and he had a tire drop-shipped to me. He spent a week up here in the Greater Seattle area. We lent a room with shower too. Do a search for Asolof.

Yeah, we had a way to post a Travel Stop. I am able to provide space and some time.
 

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Have a great trip, sorry I missed you, but PM me (if) when you get back to Charlottesville. Don't miss Bagby hot springs, in Oregon, just a littlle out of your way. Sorry, UVA baseball season is long over...

David
 

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So what day do you plan to be in the Yakima WA or Portland OR areas? Even if you do not plan to stay in the area, we could meet up for a ride along your route. I have Sat, Sun and Mondays off.
 

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If I had known, I'd have met ya in Yakima this morning and rode to Mt ST Helen's.
 

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Sorry I don't take time to check forum often enuff. Would have been great to have you go to mt. St. Helens. We're riding hard,for us anyway, most days. In crescent city ca. Headed for legget and fort brag or farther south. Wednesday arrive in San Fran for minor league ball game. We are just over 4k miles.
 

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Coast to coast update

Our schedule has held as fast as it is. We are currently watching the bottom of the 4th inning of the Reno aces game. No problems yet. We just started east today. Chad wants to combine 2 days and do 520 miles tomorrow and a ballgame in salt lake at nite. I told I would do the 520 but prolly not the game. Gene
 

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Sounds like a fantastic trip.

I took a 9 day, 6,400 mile trip on my Burgman 650 leaving home with brand new tires and got back home badly needing a new rear tire.
After a certain point, the rear tire wears faster and faster because the rubber gets softer the further you wear it down.
Keep an eye on it.
 
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