Earlier this year I posted I planned to visit4 extreme corners of the US--bike/scooter. I, about 15-20 years ago did it, Helix/BMW K-75 as I recall. March I bought new Suzuki TU250, real dog until it gets 5,000 miles.It offers easy to work on, performance of Reflex or Helix and up to 90 mpg staying out of the throttle.
Middle March I decided to do Key West first---FL is boring ride at best, horrible weather---took my Burgman 400=dry feet and nice underseat storage., TU rested. A month or so ago decided on Maine/Quebec, 2950 miles, Sun to Sun, used TU250--no trouble, stock foot rests suck=floppy maybe 6 in. too far forward, no centerstand sucks, too.
Ok, maybe end of next week, Vancouver, BC---been having knee pain, noticed when using TU for 2 hours of city errand running----knees hurt, more than usual. Bend? No fix, but VA pays me well for the bother/pain-----so scooter again?
Getting to the Pacific NW in late fall can involve some snow/cold---so better to do it now.
Last will do last leg, Nov/Dec to San Diego again trying TU, using southern most route. My starting point is Chattanooga, TN====horrible place to live, unless you like dirty public bathrooms/crappy fast food and some of the worst drivers in the world
This time camping.