Well they have ridden four. Technically the 690 could have been repaired and the 250 left on the trailer. The 250 could have had the sub-frame welded and continued on. The 701 is not broken. Steve claims it is not performing as normal. He has been riding everyday and gone numb to the performance or deep down he knows the 500 is a better bike.How many different bikes did it take to complete this trip?
As far as bike choices & trailering from Texas, it was all based on hitting some rougher trails. I assure those that are interested you could not retrace all of our steps on a GS 1200 unless you had a helicopter kit. Different tools for different experiences.