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Offline Schnell

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Re: West coast heading north - coastline or mountains?
« Reply #50 on: January 24, 2014, 05:43:24 am »


Starting to think about the bike on a long trip. What's most likely to go wrong mechanically and electrically? Should I replace any components on this old bike as preventative maintainance before heading off? Thanks!
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Re: West coast heading north - coastline or mountains?
« Reply #51 on: January 24, 2014, 05:52:19 am »
I would do 3000 miles 2 weeks before I leave. 

Weather permits I would put on a lot of local miles.

Made sure all consumables are new and well set in - brake pads, chain and sprockets.

Make a list of SOHC4 members I can call on in an emergency.

I am Northern Virginia btw.


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Re: West coast heading north - coastline or mountains?
« Reply #52 on: January 24, 2014, 03:06:50 pm »
Thank you prokop! I'll be passing near you along the SkyLine Dr. Do you ride that route often? Is there a better scenic north to south route? How about an alternative north to south route to the Blueridge Parkway, because I understand it has a 35mph speed limit and lots of enforcement.

Once the weather changes up here, I use my Honda as a daily commuter to work.
A good traveller has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving. --Lao Tsu

1975 CB750  :)
1981 BMW R100/7,

My little website: http://frankfoto.jimdo.com/

 

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