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Old 09-12-2018, 10:37 AM   #1
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Anyone Ever Road To/ From El Paso?

Dealership in El Paso has a leftover Triumph I'm thinking about picking up. Debating if it would be fun or not to fly there and ride it back...or just pay $500 and ship it.

I never fully appreciated how far away El Paso is.

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Old 09-12-2018, 10:44 AM   #2
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I did this back in June to buy my R1

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It's been a while since I've run that full stretch in any vehicle, but I would advise that you try to review a ride map based on fuel availability as there are some long empty stretches of road and fuel could potentially become an issue.
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I did this back in June to buy my R1
Did you trailer or ride it home?
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Did you trailer or ride it home?
Technically neither. Lol

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sorry to threadjack. But, can to you tell me a little bit about that trailer hitch set up?
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Not that bad of a ride if you're the type that can ignore the pain and crunch down the miles. Would be rough on a speed triple.
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I did it on a Harley Springer...did not have any issues with fuel being available. I did have to stop at a circle K once for the fill up.
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sorry to threadjack. But, can to you tell me a little bit about that trailer hitch set up?
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Just put a Down payment on that bike. Thanks for the heads up.
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If it were me, i would stretch it into a 2 day trip back. Ozona or sonora are pretty good midway points. Or tough it out to SA.
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Old 09-12-2018, 01:07 PM   #12
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Also there are some killer roads out there.
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Just put a Down payment on that bike. Thanks for the heads up.
I got talked out of buying the same bike earlier this year in Katy.
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Take some side roads

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If you're doing straight down 10 in one or two days... no. I drove to LA and back last year and the El Paso stretch as the worse part. Now, if you can take 2-3 days and enjoy some back roads, then yes.
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I think you should wait until this tropical depression in the gulf goes full . Try to ride through it after it makes landfall as a CAT 3. It will take your mind off the worries of fuel and pain. Actually makes for an entertaining ride.
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Do a fly and ride. But do NOT go down I10. Take I10 to Van Horn to Presdio to Terlingua, thru Big Bend NP to Del Rio via Hwy 90. Stop in Del Rio to spend the night then take Hwy 90 to San Antonio.....i gaurantee u wont regret it
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Iíll be watching this thread...

Iíve got Thanksgiving week off and plan to ride my K1200 to Phoenix and then flying back. Iíll be heading back in December to do some riding near Vegas.

Iíve never done a long distance ride before so Iíve been reading up and plan to get some practice in before then by going back and forth to NOLA at least once.

I havenít decided if I want to go direct down i10 and have maybe do at least one ride in northern AZ before I fly back or if I should take a more scenic route on the way to PHX and just put the bike up in storage as soon as I get there.
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EL PASO and beyond

i've been thru El P many times kawi HP2 - KLR - bmw R1200S - honda 919 - honda CB1000r and once on a BKing ... when i road I 10 i took scenic loops and fm loops whenever i could ... cutting south in van horn will give you endless choices and many many lonesome roads ... all i took was in a backpack ... you can count stars or take your choice of cheap semi clean motels
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For a sense of scale it's worth noting that El Paso is the halfway point between Houston and Los Angeles.
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