Oregon to Wisconsin in July


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Oregon to Wisconsin in July

Postby jeffandsharon » Sat Mar 28, 2015 12:48 pm



Greetings, planning a trip from Eugene, Or. to Green Lake, Wi. the last week of July. Thinking of going acrossed I-94 east and either I-90 or I-80 for the return. Has anyone don e those routes, and, does anyone have any pointers or suggestions?

I am not new to cruisers, had a HD Elctra Glide before I got tired of the vibration and maintenance. The Gl1100 should prove to be much more comfortable and way more reliable.



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Re: Oregon to Wisconsin in July

Postby littlebeaver » Mon Mar 30, 2015 12:06 am

Get a throttle lock if you don't have one...I have a jell seat pad just for long trips...

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Re: Oregon to Wisconsin in July

Postby harvey01 » Mon Mar 30, 2015 8:09 am

If you do choose to follow the interstate one way consider going back to Oregon on secondary roads. I find travelling by motorcycle is a great way to see the country so I really want to see more than an interstate permits. I realize time is a critical issue and it does effect which route we choose. Just my opinion!
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Re: Oregon to Wisconsin in July

Postby jeffandsharon » Mon Mar 30, 2015 10:36 am

I do have a throttle lock, had them on my HD's, and loved them. As for the gel seat, will have to look in to that, especially for the wife!

In so far as staying off the interstates, we hope to have the time to do secondary highways on the way home. Going and returning we will do back country high ways as much as possible.

Thank you fellas for your advice!

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Re: Oregon to Wisconsin in July

Postby littlebeaver » Mon Mar 30, 2015 11:06 am

I got a gel pad from walmart I think it was.. Are you pulling a trailer?

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Re: Oregon to Wisconsin in July

Postby jeffandsharon » Mon Mar 30, 2015 2:39 pm

In regards to pulling a trailer, the jury is still out on that. I am hoping to procure a trailer before the trip and do just that. It makes everything so much easier than packing extra light in the hard bags and trunk. I pulled a trailer behind my HD so I am no stranger to it. It would only slow me down 10 mph as I like to keep it at 65 or under while trailering. If we can get a trailer that suits us, we plan to camp a little and spend a night or two in a motel. I am looking at gel seats now, and, think it would be a good idea, especially for the wife, she is not acustomed to riding long distances. We are going out nightly and every weekend, each trip a little longer, so as to toughen her up a wee bit. Our plan is to take breaks every 2 to 2.5 hours to stretch and so forth anyway.

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Re: Oregon to Wisconsin in July

Postby littlebeaver » Mon Mar 30, 2015 5:07 pm

I wish you and your wife a wonderful time and journey, life is a big adventure, I take advantage of it every chance I get to go fish a lake and camp out.... Hoping and praying I get to eat my catch...I am a camping fool... I like quiet camp sites though,, Not loud obnoxious one's with partiers going all night... Take ear plugs with for sure,, I use cotton balls,,, it cuts the wind noise and allows you to hear the stereo at 65 mph with no problems...I am just about ready to go somewhere too....Don't eat too much cheese when you get up there.... :D

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Re: Oregon to Wisconsin in July

Postby redial » Tue Mar 31, 2015 6:13 pm

If you are thinking of extra padding for a long trip, consider a "donut ring". This is an inflatable, usually plastic, ring to sit on. The advantage is that you do not need much air to make it comfortable to suit your butt. I dont know if it is cheaper, but it might be easier.
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Re: Oregon to Wisconsin in July

Postby Mspinner » Mon Apr 06, 2015 1:51 pm

Green lake is great. about 6 miles west is a town called Princeton. Great weekend flea market. its huge. great roads. also, outside of Princeton is a place called chiefs....its like a trading post. nice finds. also, Amish bakery close by. you will enjoy!

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Re: Oregon to Wisconsin in July

Postby dtrider » Tue Apr 07, 2015 10:28 am

My wife and I are doing a trip from Boise to Billings in June for a wedding, then coming back by going over the Beartooth Hwy into Yellowstone, north of Great Falls to visit a friend, then west through Kalispell and Coeur d'Alene to Walla Walla (wine tasting), and finally home. If you have the time some of those roads might be worth investigating for your trip. Let me know if you are interested and I'll see about getting you more details. I have it all routed in Base Camp, but I don't know if that will post well in the forum.
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Re: Oregon to Wisconsin in July

Postby jeffandsharon » Wed Apr 08, 2015 1:18 pm

Thanks to all who have thus far given me some very good advice on our trip. I think we are going to do the scenic route to Onterio, Or. and then to Emmett, Id. From there we are going to go up the river to Coure D' Lane, then east on 90 to 94. After trucking for many years and doing the 90/94 route many times, I would like to see the Beartooth range a little closer. We are leaning to 90/94 to wisconsin and US 30/20/26 for a return route.




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