LOL Yep, with the weight up high and that far back, wheelies will be easy as pie. That GIVI top case is behind the brake light! I could put a pad on it and use it as protection from looping the bike in addition to making wheelies easier. Definitely not pretty, but holds a lot of cargo and doesn't give me wide hips so I can lane split through California with it. And you're right; it's all about functionality rather than esthetics for this trip. I even got the EZ Pass transponder in the mail today for all the toll roads over on the east coast. It's so much easier to just sail through the EZ Pass lanes rather than stopping at toll booths or trying to avoid toll roads up there.
Right now, I'm thinking the trip will start just after July 4th. I plan to make a big long trip thread in the ride reports section. I can't promise daily updates though. Day 1 is going to be a long boring ride across North Dakota and the flat part of Montana. Day 2 should be so much better! I'll cross over the Continental Divide, then hopefully make it to the Pacific coast. Day 3 (and 4), I plan to take highway 101 and 1 all the way down the coast. From Neah Bay in Washington down to San Ysidro at the Mexican border. I'll be looking at Vancouver Island one day, then Tijuana two days later! I might even cross over into Mexico for a drink or two. I bet they have some good tequila down there. I-5 would be faster, but I've always wanted to see the Oregon coast, and I've heard the California coast is just as good, so I'm going to burn a few extra hours to smell the ocean on my way down. I'll have my GoPro with me. I hope I remember to use it.
Right now, I'm planning for a tight schedule early in the ride. That way, I'll have extra days to burn whenever I need to later in the ride due to weather, unexpected bike issues, fatigue, or just because I want to relax a day. If I take a third day on the Pacific coast, it shouldn't be a real issue. I should have that extra day available. The ride can be done in 11 days if one is so inclined. The normal IBA pace is about 1,000 miles a day. I won't average that because I'll be doing a little bit of sight seeing but I am hoping to be as close to it as possible. There will be some days where I'm on the road for 6am and still riding at 9pm.Doing the pacific coast in 2 days is gonna be tough....I did from aberdeen wa to pismo beach last year during the lockdown and even with no traffic not sure that was doable. I guess anything is possible, but I found about 300-350 miles a day was best. Its a beautiful ride, lots of small towns and 35mph zones through oregon. Northern california was amazing but blind hairpin corners and the odd town. I would suggest giving yourself more time if possible. Cutting over to I5 to make up time and miss out on the ride would be a shame.
Have the dash graphics changed after installing the Connectivity Module? Please post a video on how it looks, I'm planing on picking it up too for my 18.Two weeks ago, I installed the Triumph Connectivity module in the Street Triple 765 R 2018 at an authorized service center.
The menu is like in the 2020 version. I like it. I still have to test the navigation and other goodies.
Have the dash graphics changed after installing the Connectivity Module? Please post a video on how it looks, I'm planing on picking it up too for my 18.
Have to agree, If you really want to see the revs there's a display for that.First time I saw the new style dash layout on a pre 2020 model. I know a lot of people dislike the new style because of the hard to read rev counter. It doesn't really bother me though.
for the life of me, I couldn't get a long screwdriver onto the adjuster cleanly, so as not to bur up the screw head..Both of my RS's came with a similar (much thinner) tool. I almost lost the 1st one deep in the bike somewhere since it won't stay attached to the pillion seat. The 2nd is in a bagging with things I don't want to get wet.
I still prefer to use a long thin screwdriver though.