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Old 10-02-2009, 12:36 PM   #41
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Don't forget the cruiser for when you wanna go sloooooooooooooooooooooooooowwwwwwwww.
You mean like when we are going to be destination riders like Glenn and Jonry and ride our cruisers from eatery to eatery?
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Old 10-02-2009, 01:21 PM   #42
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You mean like when we are going to be destination riders like Glenn and Jonry and ride our cruisers from eatery to eatery?
Exactly.
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Old 10-02-2009, 02:08 PM   #43
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Old 10-02-2009, 02:39 PM   #44
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Wow! Very beautiful pictures! The bike looks awesome!!!
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Old 10-03-2009, 10:01 PM   #45
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Sweet, I've been looking at different set ups for my bike for trips..I like it.
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Old 10-04-2009, 12:51 AM   #47
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Old 10-04-2009, 08:47 PM   #48
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So I loaded up the cases Saturday and rode down to the Valley to visit my mom. 400 miles each way. Rode back today with mostly rain.

Lessons learned:
1. THROTTLEMEISTER IS A MUST! Or a least a crampbuster.
2. Padded cycling shorts help with fatigue.
3. iPod or some type of MP3 player helps the miles roll by.
4. Take a break every few hours and walk around, stretch and drink fluids (water is best).

The FZ6 performed fantastically as it always has. Had a blast and look forward to my trip to Michigan in a few weeks.
Oh yeah, the other cool thing is when you are touring, people love to come up and talk to you. I even had a old guy fill my gas tank when I rolled up. That was awesome.
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Old 10-04-2009, 09:13 PM   #49
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So I loaded up the cases Saturday and rode down to the Valley to visit my mom. 400 miles each way. Rode back today with mostly rain.

Lessons learned:
1. THROTTLEMEISTER IS A MUST! Or a least a crampbuster.
2. Padded cycling shorts help with fatigue.
3. iPod or some type of MP3 player helps the miles roll by.
4. Take a break every few hours and walk around, stretch and drink fluids (water is best).

The FZ6 performed fantastically as it always has. Had a blast and look forward to my trip to Michigan in a few weeks.
Oh yeah, the other cool thing is when you are touring, people love to come up and talk to you. I even had a old guy fill my gas tank when I rolled up. That was awesome.
That's awesome Joe. Really nice setup. Did the luggage come with the red tape or was that just a cosmetic choice? Is it reflective?

Best of luck on your next trip man, take lotsa pics for us.
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Take an aspirin each morning to help alleviate cramps, and keep some Alieve for muscle aches. Even a cheapo throttle lock helps, especially if interstate droning.

MP3 or ear plugs will help with fatigue.
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Take an aspirin each morning to help alleviate cramps, and keep some Alieve for muscle aches. Even a cheapo throttle lock helps, especially if interstate droning.

MP3 or ear plugs will help with fatigue.
Great advice!


I like the Crampbuster, and I used to have one until it got stolen (Lesson: take it off and put it in your pocket when you get to your destination). Some people recommend intalling 1 on each grip, but I haven't tried it.

Regarding Cruise Control devices, they are more accurately throttle locks, since they don't actually set the bike at any given speed, but only lock the throttle in position when engaged. Between the two devices I know of (Throttlemeister or Vista Cruise), I think I would like the Vista Cruise better, since it is actuated and deactivated by a lever, rather than by turning a tensioner to engage and disengage (as is the case with the Throttemeister).

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I think the best combo would be to get a Crampbuster and a Vista.
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Old 10-04-2009, 11:01 PM   #52
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That's awesome Joe. Really nice setup. Did the luggage come with the red tape or was that just a cosmetic choice? Is it reflective?

Best of luck on your next trip man, take lotsa pics for us.
Thanks Helios. Red tape on rims is reflective. Red trim on cases is not but there is a lighting kit that you can install under it and connect it to your rear signals and brake light wiring for additional visibility. I am considering doing this before leaving. Pics will definitely be taken.

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Take an aspirin each morning to help alleviate cramps, and keep some Alieve for muscle aches. Even a cheapo throttle lock helps, especially if interstate droning.

MP3 or ear plugs will help with fatigue.
LOL Jim after my lowside back in June, those Aleve you gave me really helped and now I have a bottle on every ride.

Thanks Rob, I will give them a look.
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