Ha, ha, ha….all clever jokes aside….there’s something about a multi-day trip (& not just a weekend) on a bike like the VN750…to a place (or places) you’ve never been before….that every VN750 owner should experience at least a few times. An extended ride like that puts real adventure back into travel again, and it’s fun in a way that going by car/truck can’t match.
If its rear driveshaft splines are properly lubed and in good shape, and the rest of the bike is also in good working condition, the VN750 makes for a pretty good touring machine (except for its small fuel tank, and uncomfy seat), thanks to its low-maintenance design (most 750cc-class bikes made now don’t have shaft drive, self-adjusting valves, & a centerstand).
But somehow, the VN750 doesn’t see much serious long-distance action on this Forum.
Not long ago, I left south Ga to take the advanced MSF class in Marietta, GA. After passing the course, I left there and rode the north Ga mountains for a few days.
Every VN750 driver should spend some time on roads curvy enough so that some of the tail lights you see are your own….
I wouldn’t recommend taking a trip like this without a GPS. A GPS lets you spend more time riding and enjoying the scenery, and less time futzing over maps; it also gives you the luxury of getting “lost” in the first place, without having to worry about later finding your way back out.
Also—I would suggest that trips like this are planned (when possible) so that you don’t spend much time watching the clock. Time is the ultimate luxury, and there’s a good reason why Peter Fonda begins their journey in “Easy Rider” by throwing away his watch!
Slow down long enough to take good pictures of/during your trip. Then after the ride, archive these pix to a safe storage place. Later in life, you’ll be glad you did….