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 Post subject: 4K mile ride from Katy, TX to Riverside, CA!
PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 6:13 pm 
New to the TOTAL RUCKUS community!

So I'm planning a move. From Katy, TX to Riverside, CA.
Been all over FB posing about this trip, and I know it can be done. One thing I want to do is avoid the desert. so I'm taking a longer way around and enjoy a bit of scenery a long the way! A 4,539 miles on my 2006 Honda Metropolitan if I stick to the route (which most likely will not happen haha) But I need just a tad bit of support and the guys on FB brought me here. To the biggest Ruckus/Scooter community!! :banger:

I've been sneaking around this site reading great stuff and stumbled across WAN THE LEGEND's threads and I was blown away by everyone's amazing generosity! Young or old (no offence guys haha), rich or poor, The love to ride and dedication for the community was astonishing to say the least.

Now, I'm by no means am I doing a Coast-to-Coast voyage! but will be doing a 4K+ mile trip and need a bit of help and support. I've included a picture of the trip I have in mind. Anyone have a couch I could crash on along the way or could spare a few bucks for the trip??

I will start my ride on October 11th (Friday) or 12th with a few local Ruck riders heading to Austin, TX for the annual "Down & Dirty" meet. After that weekend I will start my journey North, and eventually, West. No idea how long this ride will take. Will be updating every chance I get!!

(ignore the sandals on the pic haha trying to figure out how/what I can carry and my friend took a picture on the "test ride" lol)


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 Post subject: Re: 4K mile ride from Katy, TX to Riverside, CA!
PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 6:27 pm 
see you at DnD! wish you the best of luck on your journey :banger:

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 Post subject: Re: 4K mile ride from Katy, TX to Riverside, CA!
PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 7:46 pm 
See you at down n dirty !!!! we will send you off with a party of ya life ! oh ........and a badass ride !!! :highfive:

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 Post subject: Re: 4K mile ride from Katy, TX to Riverside, CA!
PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 8:31 pm 
See you guys there!!
Thanks guys!! still getting used to this page layout (noob) but will post up where I'm at every chance I get!

so far on the map, good idea route or should I change it a bit? (avoid certain areas, visit certain places along the way, etc.)


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 4:48 am 
good luck on your journey.. glad i could help yah.. more pics :P haha :highfive:

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 Post subject: Re: 4K mile ride from Katy, TX to Riverside, CA!
PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 10:39 am 
Good luck with your journey. Keep us posted :popcorn:

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 Post subject: Re: 4K mile ride from Katy, TX to Riverside, CA!
PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 12:57 pm 
I set up a PayPal for the trip.
If y'all want to drop in like $5 from time to time. It would go along way (around 100 miles to be exact haha) :mrgreen:
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 Post subject: Re: 4K mile ride from Katy, TX to Riverside, CA!
PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 10:38 pm 
I applaud your choice of keeping the bike stock. The modest performance is paid off in full by a stellar reliability.
You shouldn't really need a tire. The stock one should last you around 8000 miles and these tires a very common and nearly every small town motorcycle shop stocks them, not to mention you can buy one from amazon and have it shipped in few days to wherever you need.

Be safe, good you are wearing a vest.. a lighter helmet would be more visible.
Are you carrying extra fuel?

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 Post subject: Re: 4K mile ride from Katy, TX to Riverside, CA!
PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 10:47 am 
inoplanetyanin wrote:
I applaud your choice of keeping the bike stock. The modest performance is paid off in full by a stellar reliability.
You shouldn't really need a tire. The stock one should last you around 8000 miles and these tires a very common and nearly every small town motorcycle shop stocks them, not to mention you can buy one from amazon and have it shipped in few days to wherever you need.

Be safe, good you are wearing a vest.. a lighter helmet would be more visible.
Are you carrying extra fuel?



Thanks! I like the look of the stock Met, only Mod she has is a SN Variator, MNNTHBX turtle head tail light(rear light assembly was falling off and looked tacky with zip-ties everywhere), a Briggs muffler(just for noise), LED's(for visibility), 12v cig lighter (for charging stuff) and a new belt. Weights in Variator are stock as well. She's has never let me down. I'm taking the spare tire in case I shred one on the way. I honestly have no idea how long these 3.00 X 10 Shinko White Walls would last... but they new so I'm sure enough for the trip. Would still rather not take a chance. though so I'm taking a spare. It couldn't hurt.. its only a few pounds :meh: I'm thinking of making my Backpack wear the vest instead since other cars will be seeing the bag before they see me. As far as helmets go, I'm taking both of mine, the full back one and a 1/2 red one I have as well.. don't have anything bright though. Will be wearing flashers that the bikes use at night as precaution as well though and maybe mock up a flag for added visibility. I will be carrying tools, spare parts and a 1 gal tank of gas under the seat just in case I ever need it. You can never be to sure haha


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 Post subject: Re: 4K mile ride from Katy, TX to Riverside, CA!
PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 7:50 pm 
slowly mapping out every road... :D

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 4:11 am 
Hell, lemme know when u make it to SoCal!! Lunch and gas on me! :beers:

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 Post subject: Re: 4K mile ride from Katy, TX to Riverside, CA!
PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 12:35 pm 
Jesquivel wrote:
Hell, lemme know when u make it to SoCal!! Lunch and gas on me! :beers:



I will be posting as much as I can a long the way. But will take you up on that! Gotta get scootin' man! :monkeyscoot


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 Post subject: Re: 4K mile ride from Katy, TX to Riverside, CA!
PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 2:49 pm 
Good luck! :beers: some guys from ZF r gonna be doing the Cannonball Rally.....it's from Alaska to Louisiana.... :wow:

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 6:24 pm 
We'll see you at D&D to wish you safe travels amigo!

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 6:55 am 
Jesquivel wrote:
Good luck! :beers: some guys from ZF r gonna be doing the Cannonball Rally.....it's from Alaska to Louisiana.... :wow:



That's insane! Going from a cold climate to a HOT and humid climate is a drastic change, hope they get there okay.


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