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    I have one of those small battery jumpers that I try to keep with me on trips. It'll start the bike if the battery dies and you can charge phone etc. too.
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    Man, that is awesome. Enjoy. I can't wait to hear about Colorado.
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    I have a small jump box charger ready to go, plus a couple patriot power cells and a double USB charging port installed on the bike.
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    Seems like a good time to leave WNY and head south. 7 day weather forecast says high of 50F Friday. It could snow in the hills, I'm not even kidding.

    I'm gonna txt ya cuz I want to ride out and visit before you take off. Haven't seen the GK yet.
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    82 gs1100L probably the next project
    1980 gs1000G the ugly 1978 gs750E need any parts?
    1978 gs1000E skunk #2 RLAP

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    Rode out to visit with Andy last nite. Brother is ready to ride and the bike is too. My ride home was sweet. A few small, almost suicidal animals but otherwise a fine night time ride.

    Enjoy your trip, keep us posted. (I hope the weather doesn't suck as bad as they're saying...)
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    82 gs1100L probably the next project
    1980 gs1000G the ugly 1978 gs750E need any parts?
    1978 gs1000E skunk #2 RLAP

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    Take along a heavy flannel shirt to handle the heat.

    Sounds a bit ironic, but if you wet the shirt, squeeze out the excess, then put a windbreaker over it, it will cool you for 60-90 minutes at a time. Don't do this if the temperature is less than 95, you will get very cold.

    Doing that trip in three weeks is a bit ambitious. You will have to maintain your pace carefully. Much easier, since you are the only one in your "group", but you need to keep moving. Most of the time, at least. About every 3 or 4 days, plan on a slower day with more sightseeing and touristy 'stuff' as a break.
    If you're not living on the edge, you're taking up too much space.

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    Helloooo. Going on day five, any ride reports? Where are you and where are you heading next? Hope everything is going well. 👍
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    Greetings all
    great trip so far. Rode skyline drive, BRP and met up with Doug. Had wind, fog and rain, still a great experience. Spent the night with Doug and Donna(thanks again) we went our separate way in the morning. I rode to Georgia and spent Memorial Day with my buddy and his wife. Rode west through Alabama, Mississippi into Arkansas where I ran into heavy rain. Stopped in Hazen, just short of Little Rock. Waiting on rain currently. Going to jump on I40 west, not my first choice but more services available.
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    No use for fecesbook. Post some pics here for members who don't love social media but who like ride reports.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GS1150Pilot View Post
    No use for fecesbook. Post some pics here for members who don't love social media but who like ride reports.
    And for those who may be on that site but not a friend of yours

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