Going solo


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Kerry n Cali
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Going solo

Postby Kerry n Cali » Thu Apr 30, 2015 7:36 pm



Hello Gentleman and Ladies, I haven't been here since the rebuild and paint of my GL1500 94 E. First and foremost, I'd like to thank all you who took the time to help this "Rookie". My son and I spend three months doing it and had a great time out in the garage.

The reason of this post is just to express my excitement about my mid June solo trip. I live in the third world nation known as Southern California, so when I finally got the bike in top running condition, it was a no brainer and wanted to take it on my first long trip. I had many buddies offer and want to go with me, but I really want to do this alone. I'll be heading to Aurora Co. (my daughter works for the AG), and I really miss her. I'm planning on spending at lest six days on the road and two or three with her.

Getting a backrest, trunk rack and highway pegs, but that's it. All maintenance is completed (timing belts 'because I don't no if they've ever been changed", oil, coolant, pugs) and a good old fashion detail. I'll be sleeping in a tent and staying where-ever I land. Safety is not a concern other than my riding and obstacles.

Again, I just wanted to thank this community with all the help and openness.



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Re: Going solo

Postby dingdong » Fri May 01, 2015 7:38 am

Congratulations on a successful rebuild and safe riding on your trip. Enjoy the ride. Love to see the finished product. We like pictures.

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Re: Going solo

Postby harvey01 » Fri May 01, 2015 10:41 am

Congratulations on the rebuild! Have a great time on the ride! It should be a blast! But I bet the son who helped do the work would like to go along!
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Re: Going solo

Postby RBGERSON » Fri May 01, 2015 12:29 pm

You might want to get a cold vest..it's going to very hot until you get to northern AZ. at least carry some water jugs and dump it on yourself once in a while. I'd head N asap ..like up through Lake Havasu into kingmen..if you are going to use smaller roads.

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Re: Going solo

Postby bstig60 » Sun May 03, 2015 9:14 pm

Congrats on a successful rebuild. If you haven't already done so, take the bike on a good day ride, say 300 miles or so, to check everything out. Say a run to Vegas and back in a day or for the weekend...... Have you decided on the route you are going to take on your trip?
I had a solo trip planned for this spring of approximately 8000 miles, but I had to postpone it due to some medical issues. I will try it again this fall....
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Re: Going solo

Postby joeincalif » Sun May 03, 2015 10:24 pm

Congrats on your rebuilt and upcoming trip. The trunk on the Gold Wing is not very strong, I would suggest not putting to much stuff in the bag on the trunk rack. Actually I put the trunk bag on the passenger seat, no worries about cracking the trunk lid and it can be used a back rest.
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Re: Going solo

Postby WingAdmin » Tue May 05, 2015 11:35 am

joeincalif wrote:Congrats on your rebuilt and upcoming trip. The trunk on the Gold Wing is not very strong, I would suggest not putting to much stuff in the bag on the trunk rack. Actually I put the trunk bag on the passenger seat, no worries about cracking the trunk lid and it can be used a back rest.


Or you could add reinforcement like I did, which makes the trunk rack much stronger: viewtopic.php?f=14&t=690




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