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Old 05-22-2009, 10:58 PM   #1
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ride from texas to cali?

Has anyone rode to cali? If so how hard is it and about how much gas money etc? Thanks for the info guys
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Old 05-22-2009, 11:21 PM   #2
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my friend rode from san diego to houston awhile back on this gsxr. he said once he got to houston, his was numb. gas wasn't too bad. `100-200. His tip was to buy a chatter box so you can talk to the 18 wheelers while riding so it won't be so boring. The desert is hella hout.

good luck thoough. I drove there and back in my s2k and that is already a pain in the .
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I've made the drive a whole bunch of times. In many different vehicles. It really depends on where in Cali you are going. I was coming from Northern Cali, so that was an extra 8 hours in Cali.

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I've made the drive a whole bunch of times. In many different vehicles. It really depends on where in Cali you are going. I was coming from Northern Cali, so that was an extra 8 hours in Cali.

+1........I've DRIVEN to San Diego in 19 hours. Also depends if you want to have fun or just get there as quickly as possible.
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Has anyone rode to cali? If so how hard is it and about how much gas money etc? Thanks for the info guys
you know what man,ive been wondering the same thing. I've got family in San Bernadino I havnt seen in years. im getting a bike very shorty, and i REALLY want to ride up there. So in between the time i get my bike and get ready to leave(late june, or mid july), i want to get alot of riding hours in. As much as possible.

PM me if your talkin bout goin in that direction, ill ride with you man.
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lol my second choice
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ride will be a bit of a if the weather is bad. going through arizona they have sand storms and what not. we trailered our bikes there but i rode from vegas to la and passing the mountains was super cold cuz of the altitude. good luck if you make the journey and take many pictures
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ride will be a bit of a if the weather is bad. going through arizona they have sand storms and what not. we trailered our bikes there but i rode from vegas to la and passing the mountains was super cold cuz of the altitude. good luck if you make the journey and take many pictures
yea,it would be one of a adventure, i tell u that!!

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that is so true lol. when i rode to la i froze my crossing the mountains but it was so much fun i would do it again
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Humbolt, Mendecino, and Sonoma.

Once in a RV bus.


mmmmmmm they have great flavors. i wanna get a medical card...


i made many trips out to cali, id suggest stock up on gass, cuz i know theres a spot where thers no gas stations for 200 miles. i drove non stop from riverside to htown 24 hrs, and spent bout 175 on gass. once you get past el paso the speed limit is 75-80.
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I have made that trip several times on 2 wheels. You will want to carry an extra 1 gallon gas can with you for sure in case of emergencies. The hardest part of the trip is making across the boring desert. However, making that trip in the summer is even harder due to the heat.

You will need at least 3 days to make it to LA from Houston. It will take you roughly 8-9 hours to ride 500 miles. That doesnt sound like a lot, but by the second day, your will be on fire!

If you need any help planning the trip, or getting your bike ready, just ask me and I will be glad to help.

+1 on the chatter box too! you will want tunes and communication for that trip.
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I rode my 05 gsxr 1000 from beaumont to reno. i changed my sprockets to +1 -2. also leave early in mornin because u do not want to be riding across west texas at night. i made that mistake. der are dangerous enough during day. i also had 2 one gallon gas cans in my saddle bags. nvr had to use them but i also nvr took the chance of passing a gas station. sometimes i would fill up at half a tank. frequent stops are a plus. i rode hard the whole way. get a cruise control of some sort. i was stove up for a week to say the least. new mexico and arizona was brutal with the cross wind. other than sprockets and cruise control the trip shouldnt be more than a few hundred dollars.
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, I was going to drive to Cali next month (and haul the bike) but now you have me thinking.
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Take a few extra days and plan to skip i10 for Route66.

i10 gets you there, 66 was the original and carves through all the canyons etc. Nice thing is it constantly bypasses 10 so you can get on/off as needed. Go with someone else, take a trailer and switch. You get a nail out there and liquid plug doesnt work... ur fkd.
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Take a few extra days and plan to skip i10 for Route66.

i10 gets you there, 66 was the original and carves through all the canyons etc. Nice thing is it constantly bypasses 10 so you can get on/off as needed.
My thoughts exactly........
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