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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old Jun 11th, 2008, 11:05 am Thread Starter
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I will be taking my longest tour on my o3gt later this summer. from midwest thru Canada, on to west coast, down to Mexico. have been reading all I can here looking for anything that could break or wear out so bike has as little problems as possible on the road. i have 18k on clock. will be doing hyperpro front and rear (anyone else have these on there bike?). just found quick disconnect fittings for gas tank i just ordered. fluids done, tires, plugs, brakes, etc.... have done many 3-4k trips, but this one will be 8-9k, and just making sure all bases have been covered. I try to do all my own work.
Also, I am still trying to tell what seat came with this bike, standard or comfort. Ordered beadrider due to reports on seats here, and not wanting to give up an ok seat. Would love to upgrade, but just not willing to hand over my seat pan and may get back something worse.
Great site just filled with all kinds of help. Unlike many other owners groups (cars bikes boats) you guys like to get your hands dirty, knowing it gets done right! Help with anything I may have missed or overlooked thanks in advanced.
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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old Jun 11th, 2008, 11:36 am
 
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That sounds like a great trip. What is hyperpro? When you say Mexico....do you mean southern California?
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go to border, walk across for refreshments. keep bike in this country. Have been told not best to bring across.
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post #4 of 21 (permalink) Old Jun 11th, 2008, 11:43 am Thread Starter
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hyperpro is new company. Klaus sold to me. EX- Wilbers engineers now making there own suspensions?
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post #5 of 21 (permalink) Old Jun 11th, 2008, 11:54 am
 
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You've heard of route 66? It's alot quicker and you dont have to go thru Canada either.
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post #6 of 21 (permalink) Old Jun 11th, 2008, 1:19 pm
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That sounds like a great trip. What is hyperpro? When you say Mexico....do you mean southern California?
I think he means North Carolina

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Check this site out if you haven't yet. http://micapeak.com/checklists/
Good luck and have fun!!

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Done sections of 66. coming back on some more of it. Going to Canadian rockies via bear tooth pass (past trip to yellowstone it was closed because of snow), washington state to ferry out to some of the islands for a day.All the way down coastline, with jump over to Reno area. Hit Moab on way home. Maybe southwest Colorado.
Your from that area? Any "must do" roads I don't know about from your travels?
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post #9 of 21 (permalink) Old Jun 11th, 2008, 1:44 pm Thread Starter
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I am more interested in any known Flaws in building of GT's. Upgrades needed, flawed parts (gas quick disconncets I just found here, THANKS!).
I thank you for check list, as I always forget something.
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post #10 of 21 (permalink) Old Jun 11th, 2008, 5:00 pm
 
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Checklist? Just don't pass any gas stations out west without topping off your gas tank. Try and take Hwy 101 down the west coast from Oregon to San Fransisco. Then try hopping on Hwy 1 to Los Angeles . That road never disappoints. Watch out for the dreaded hypothermia, I'm sure you'll hit some cold rainy weather along the way. Remember to use the force Luke.

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