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Offline Steppenwolf

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Re: Very Basic Information
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2011, 10:43:06 PM »
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  • This is a good place to start and since you are smart to start thinking ahead of time you should be able to come here and have a great time. ;D
    http://ukinusa.fco.gov.uk/en/help-for-british-nationals/travel-advice/usa-advice
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    Offline aj

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    Re: Very Basic Information
    « Reply #7 on: January 20, 2011, 03:41:00 AM »
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  • Im not sure about the details of what I want to see yet - im keen to not get excited about that until I know this is do-able.

    Im currently torn between:
    1. getting a bike shipped out - with the benefits of know my bike, that is fits me and how to fix it and the drawbacks of having to fix it and sorting out my own insurance.
    2. Hiring a bike - benefits of insurance and help at a breakdown but drawbacks that my choice of bike is limited (Ive never ridden a cruiser and often need tourers lowering)

    think ill be mulling this over for a while

    Offline nomad

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    Re: Very Basic Information
    « Reply #8 on: January 24, 2011, 07:26:40 AM »
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  • For sure, you are the best one to decide which way is the best for your resources.  To me, time and money will be the keys for most of the trips. :)
    Let us know when and what your final decision will be. 8)
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    Offline aj

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    Re: Very Basic Information
    « Reply #9 on: January 29, 2011, 06:35:44 AM »
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  • You guys sure seem to like your cruisers!!

    At the minute the shipping option seems to be winning out, Im not really a cruiser kind of girl and all of the tourers are enormous! Im going to talk to a few rental companies and find out the chances of them lowering a bike for me otherwise ill have to ship my own.

    A BMW has a seat heih of 36 inches (91.5cm). To give you an idea I currently ride a Suzuki GSF 400 with a seat heigh of 30.3 inches (77cm) !! 

    http://www.bikez.com/motorcycles/suzuki_gsf_400_bandit_1993.php

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    Re: Very Basic Information
    « Reply #10 on: March 15, 2011, 09:22:47 PM »
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  • My big trip to the States starts on 10 April 2011.  Some of the sites I have found that were useful include:

    Roads:  www.motorcycleroads.us; www.roadtripusa.com

    Accommodation:  www.motorcycle-travel.net; www.hostels.com/usa; campgroundsontheweb.com

    Hope they help.

    Rick Schimpf



    Offline HighCommand

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    Re: Very Basic Information
    « Reply #11 on: June 06, 2011, 08:04:44 AM »
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  • I joined today hoping to find someone who is thinking of riding across the US in the not so distant future but could go beyond 2013. I too was thinking of a 4-6 week trek across the US. I have never gone further than one state to the next by MC but did so on a whim with a car. there was very little planning and not much adventure. I would like to at the least too venture thru each state travelled. So I will begin planning  path of travel and detail the roads and sites of each state traveled. I will also try to summarize time and expenses to help those who maybe on a budget. I would prefer planning and traveling with a group no larger than 4. If you are thinking of a possible trip like the one described but can't commit to anything that is OK. If 10 people become interested there maybe 2 that can actually do the trip when the time comes. The idea is not doing the trip alone because it won't as much fun and motorcycles don't talk back.

    If your intersested please write and discuss your dream trip and where your from...for me my start will be from the East Coast in PA. The direction I go will be determined by who in the end decides to actually take the trip

    JoeF

     

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