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Old 03-29-2012, 07:46 PM   #1
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road trip

how brutal is a 6 hour road trip going to be on a 05 gsxr 750?

Leaving about 9 am arrive 3 ish.
Return next day leaving about noon getting back about 6pm.

I figure 120 miles per fill up. so 3 gas stops about an hour and a half apart. plus maybe a break mid way to eat and stretch...
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Old 03-29-2012, 07:51 PM   #2
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i did Sabine forest in a day. it was about 450 miles. you'll get tired. just make sure to keep hydrated and stop and walk around for a bit. on any long rides, I also like to pop an advil before i head out.
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All I can say is that you need to factor in the wind & weather... An hour & a half can be a long time when it's hot and you are being beaten to death by the wind. I'd probably head out a little earlier to keep a safe schedule. 360 miles should be a no brainer but a recent trip to Austin & back in a day wore me out!
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Hydration hydration hydration. Have you ever done a long trip before? Try and find saddle bags if you can if you plan on carrying anyhting. Even a little weight in a back pack can kill after a few hours. remember to relax dont tense up. It will wear on you QUICK
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It isin't that bad, as long as you take breaks. Be sure to up grade your AAA for your bike in case something breaks down. Oh, and get a camelbak unless you already have one.
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check and make sure your throttle handle bar is tight and the bar end is super tight to absorb any mirco vibrations that'll put your throttle hand to sleep in the first hour of the drive.

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how brutal is a 6 hour road trip going to be on a 05 gsxr 750?

Leaving about 9 am arrive 3 ish.
Return next day leaving about noon getting back about 6pm.

I figure 120 miles per fill up. so 3 gas stops about an hour and a half apart. plus maybe a break mid way to eat and stretch...
Hey buddy? Where ya headed? I have some saddle bags and a tail bag u can borrow if u need it.
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Old 03-29-2012, 08:12 PM   #8
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Thanks for all the tips.

packing sleep clothes and a set of clothes for the next day. thats it. of course, misc little stuff.

I'm hoping to pack it on the tank so I can use it to lean against to help tak a bit of weight off the wrists. so I can lean on it.

Yeah leaving about 9am. shouldn't be to hot.
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Saddlebags for an overnight trip? A tankbag will even be overkill. Six hours isn't a long ride on a SS as long as you are at highway speeds to reduce weight on your arms. Be sure to wear earplugs. That will delay fatigue.

You don't need to carry water either. There is plenty to drink at a gas station if you need. Break it down to 3 hours, lunch, three hours. No big deal at all.
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weather is not looking good so I might be holding off on the trip
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where are you going?

might want to look into a cheapy throttle lock.
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S. Padre.... I probably will now that I have more time to kill before I go.
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