For some time, we have been looking after two slightly used Suzuki DRZ400S motorcycles, but we could not find any nearby that had a maximum of 1500 miles on the clock.
So I decided to try this custom made Harley Davidson – the best thing was the low seat height! But I think it lacks suspension at the rear and my saddle bags would never fit on it.
We said goodbye to our friends at the beach house, and went to Nini’s café for breakfast before the motorcycle hunt could continue. There were already people outside waiting before opening hours at 7:30 am. But it is worth waiting for – and that’s why there was already fresh coffee outside
Tried to eat a healthy breakfast and documenting it on INSTAGRAM – follow my inspiration for healthy food on Instagram @sund_camilla and #cbsund. After that I finished my breakfast with a pancake with a lot of butter . NOT posting it on Instagram.
Esben on the other hand had a steak (marinated in teriyaki for 48 hours) and eggs. That steak was amazing!
Esben had finally found a DRZ400S with only 850 miles on the clock, waiting for us in a town called American Canyon northeast of San Francisco. We had to kill 4 hours before we could check out the DRZ, and headed for the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.
Went for a nice walk:
Played game of tag with the waves (I won ):
The lighthouse in Golden Gate National Recreation Area opened at 12:30 pm, and we were among the first 49 people who were allowed to go out there. Not 50! Only 49 at a time.
What a view
But what we didn’t like was this view of the traffic, when we had to leave the Golden Gate Recreation Area.
After a short lunch break at Starbucks…
We finally got to American Canyon – The bike looked great and we made a deal with the owner Nathan, that we would pick it up during the next week.
And after talking with the owner of MOTOPIA, we made a deal on a DRZ400s with 1500 miles on the clock. A couple of days later we went with our good friend Douglas to pick up the two motorcycles. The first stop was MOTOPIA and everything when smooth. Esben was the new owner of the DRZ.
We got stuck in the heavy traffic to American Canyon and it was dark before we got there. In cooperation with Nathan and a lot of research on the internet we decided to make a money gram (money transfer) at Walmart. The lady at the counter really tried to help us, but she kept asking with State we lived in… we tried to explain that we live in Denmark a country in Europe, and that Denmark is not divided into States. She read my passport several times, kept asking for an international ID and which country I was from. At the end… they could not take my credit card, because it had to be a debit card. Online to guideline sad that both should work… one way or the other… we had to find a way to transfer the money.
Thanks to Nathan, his internet and the fact that our Danish bank has a 24/7 hotline service… an hour later the money was transferred. The money would not show on Nathans account before 2-5 days later, but we could still take the DRZ with us. Thanks Nathan you made our day.
Back in the garage we brought the old and new DRZ’s together. A big happy family:
Next project is to switch parts and plastic to built two travel DRZ’s for our adventure…