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Old 10-12-2011, 11:22 AM   #1
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road trip - is 300+ miles reasonable?

I have done 230 miles on the triple and that seems to be about when the discomfort hits.

Next weekend I will be doing 325 miles to LA and I want to take the S3 instead of the cruiser.

The S3 is more a sport-tourer than a regular sport bike. Does anyone have experience on this type? Is 300 pushing it too a bit too much on a boney ?
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My dad had a 2004 Speed Triple and he complained that it was more uncomfortable than his CBR.
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I have done 230 miles on the triple and that seems to be about when the discomfort hits.

Next weekend I will be doing 325 miles to LA and I want to take the S3 instead of the cruiser.

The S3 is more a sport-tourer than a regular sport bike. Does anyone have experience on this type? Is 300 pushing it too a bit too much on a boney ?
With a good seat, 300 miles is nothing.

That's a lazy Saturday afternoon for me...
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Yeah, honorsdaddy, the comfy gel seat on the cruiser is good for over 400 easy.

Interesting that 2 people vote with the CBR. I'll have to sit one some day and see where the diff is.
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I have done 230 miles on the triple and that seems to be about when the discomfort hits.

Next weekend I will be doing 325 miles to LA and I want to take the S3 instead of the cruiser.

The S3 is more a sport-tourer than a regular sport bike. Does anyone have experience on this type? Is 300 pushing it too a bit too much on a boney ?
I have an S3

Get the gel seat. Eliminates the problem. The triumph gel seat makes a HUGE difference
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Old 10-12-2011, 02:04 PM   #13
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Bicycle shorts and some antiMonkey Powder and you'll be fine. I've done 575 miles in one day before on my KLR and 300+ miles days at least 15 times.
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speaking of seats...ive heard a lot of good things about AIRhawk seats. anyone have experience with them? they guarantee you can double your ride time. OP says he can go 230, so airhawk claims he can go 460 with their product.

im talking about these:
http://www.airhawk.net/

Tucker Rocky distributes them also.

we sold them at the last dealer i worked at, but i never got a chance to ride with one.
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I hear ya there bud.

Did my first 1K mile day without even realizing it...didn't know until I pulled 6 gas receipts out of my pocket...
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I hear ya there bud.

Did my first 1K mile day without even realizing it...didn't know until I pulled 6 gas receipts out of my pocket...
Yeah, but on a cruiser. There are a couple of other posts by cruisers that have high mileage. I have pushed all-day rides on the cruiser when I had to make time.

A sport bike doesn't have the option of moving around, swapping your feet from pegs to hwy pegs or around on floorboards, and using a back rest.

For me the immobility starts the old broken bones moaning (and that includes the bones), which is why I started the OP. I was wondering what sport bikers considered a reasonable distance.
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I have an S3

Get the gel seat. Eliminates the problem. The triumph gel seat makes a HUGE difference
I didn't realize the S3 had a different seat.

Oh, my wife's gonna love this - "Honey, I need to buy some more bike stuff."
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300 miles is nothing man, its almost 300 miles to get back and forth from the good roads from where i live....lol.
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Yeah, but on a cruiser. There are a couple of other posts by cruisers that have high mileage. I have pushed all-day rides on the cruiser when I had to make time.

A sport bike doesn't have the option of moving around, swapping your feet from pegs to hwy pegs or around on floorboards, and using a back rest.

For me the immobility starts the old broken bones moaning (and that includes the bones), which is why I started the OP. I was wondering what sport bikers considered a reasonable distance.
IndyRC has the best suggestion, padded shorts. I recently did a 1,145 mile day on my dual sport bike. If not for heavily padded bicycle shorts my would have been ground hamburger after 500 miles. Of course being a dual sport I was able to stand on the pegs also, that helped immensely.

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