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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-06-2012, 04:26 PM Thread Starter
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Cool 10,470 miles in 29 Days Two Up in 2 Countries

Well I just returned home after 29 days on the road with my 2009 Versys. Everything went well and my Wife and I were able to visit most States and Ontario, Canada. I have ridden some amazing roads from the Pacific Coast Highway in California to Deals Gap in Tennessee. Except for a few days we were in new locations every day with most days being 400-500 miles but one day was over 800 miles and others were just 100-200 miles.

I had no mechanical issues with the bike and after 10,470 miles in 29 days I only had to replace both stock Dunpop tires (rear at 6k miles and front at 8K miles) and perform three oil changes while on the road. My bike is STOCK except for Bark buster Hand guards, Give 35 Liter Side and 45 Liter rear Panniers, Givi Screen, and a Tank bag.

During the trip I only witnessed one other Versys on the road and that was in Canada.

My Favorite places to ride were at the Grand Staircase Escalante Mountains, Blue Ridge Area, Pikes Peak, and Oak Creek Canyon.


I made a video of some of the rides and photos from the trip.


Here is a link to a blog we updated Daily!

http://www.tripcolor.com/user/31396/...ower-48-Two-Up








Already pondering the next ADV..

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wow... congratulations!! amazing video! I'll check your blog too

Glad everything turned out fine and hope to see more adventures from you =)


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Very Nice. Great Video but the music made my ears bleed...

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Very Nice. Great Video but the music made my ears bleed...

Thanks! The music was not my first choice.. I was limited to a music selection that supplied by Youtube to avoid copy rights.

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Thanks! The music was not my first choice.. I was limited to a music selection that supplied by Youtube to avoid copy rights.

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I deal with that alot. I've got tons of cd's i just down load onto the computer. use what i want with the movie then youtube will tell you it matches third party something or the other.Then if you just click to acknowledge normally its okay to use the music.Sometimes the videos can't be seen in some countries or sometime you can't use at all then you have to go in and change out the music.

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Great Trip Guys...Glad you had a chance to come visit your neighbors to the North.


All the best from Ontario,Canada!!


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Very cool! Alot of people only dream of having a trip like that! Congrats!





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Awesome!

+1 on Oak Creek Canyon!
I grew up in Sedona...always dreamed of riding a motorcycle through the canyon - it was great to finally do it when I got my Versys!

What camera(s) did you use? And how was it mounted?
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Epic! Thanks for sharing.
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Wow! Good for you! A trip many dream of taking but few do. Congrats.
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+1 on Oak Creek Canyon!
I grew up in Sedona...always dreamed of riding a motorcycle through the canyon - it was great to finally do it when I got my Versys!

What camera(s) did you use? And how was it mounted?
Thanks, I had a GoPro Hero 2 mounted on my Helmet and on the right side of the front fairing just below the oem sticker.

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Very nice!!!

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