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Old 07-20-2013, 10:00 PM   #1
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I just took a little trip on my ninja 250 and I honestly dont see why some ppl say they cant the highways
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Old 07-20-2013, 10:02 PM   #2
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My old ninja 600 is pretty comfortable on long rides.
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I was going bout 70 at 11krpm and tucked in..... I got kind of tired from tucking in
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Old 07-20-2013, 10:06 PM   #4
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I just took a little trip on my ninja 250 and I honestly dont see why some ppl say they cant the highways
I drive 60 miles to work on the highway for work. It's just envy don't let them get to you.
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Old 07-20-2013, 10:09 PM   #5
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I dont let it get to me all I gotta say is do you get 55+ mpg on city driving
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Old 07-20-2013, 11:17 PM   #6
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*I* think the 250 is a sweet little machine, and doesn't seem to strain at all to hum along at a good clip down the freeway.

Wouldn't be my first choice to drone down I-10 to Los Angeles, but for general freeway riding I think it's fine.

Now, my ex had a Honda Rebel 250 for a little while, and THAT was a gutless wonder. It was absolutely pinned in top gear to try and maintain 65 mph. Scary slow on Houston freeways.
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Old 07-20-2013, 11:42 PM   #8
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It did pretty good at 80 but I'm probably going to get a taller windscreen. It was a good ninety mile stretch
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It did pretty good at 80 but I'm probably going to get a taller windscreen. It was a good ninety mile stretch
They help, or you can drop your head to the tank.
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It's fine for me. Music in my head and relax. I will ride up to Canada on it at some point.
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I've ridden to San Antonio on my ZX10R. It really wasn't all that bad. The crosswind on the ride back was the only unpleasant part I remember.
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for road trips I would get a standard bike or a Sport Touring.
That said, I have rode a dirt bike across country, an adventure-ized Caponord, a 1967 UniMog.

IF I had to ride the slab, anything that would be comfie and fast. The interstate sux for moto riding.

As a matter of fact, I am picking up a 2006 Sprint ST this coming weekend, already to go with 3 bags, corbin seat, new sneakers. This is a bike I can plop my in and do 800 miles a day.

Pinning a 2 fiddy on the slab would be too much like work
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for road trips I would get a standard bike or a Sport Touring.
That said, I have rode a dirt bike across country, an adventure-ized Caponord, a 1967 UniMog.

IF I had to ride the slab, anything that would be comfie and fast. The interstate sux for moto riding.

As a matter of fact, I am picking up a 2006 Sprint ST this coming weekend, already to go with 3 bags, corbin seat, new sneakers. This is a bike I can plop my in and do 800 miles a day.

Pinning a 2 fiddy on the slab would be too much like work
This. My Duc ST3 was a dream to ride the slabs with. I did several 800 & 900 miles trips in single days riding from Tampa to Deals gap. Slab sucks no matter what, but that bike would slide through the wind at 80 in top gear revving 4500rpms.
Lets face it, ANY bike, if properly cared for and ridden within its limits, can cross the country. Four or five years back I was following the blog/ride report of a guy who rode a Honda Monkeybike (50cc) all the way from Albuquerque to Sturgis for the rally. Some bikes are just better suited for touring than others.
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Old 07-21-2013, 07:37 AM   #14
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If youre ok with ppl riding your and not enough power to pull away youre a better man than me.
When im on the fwy theres nobody in my rearview
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Old 07-21-2013, 10:26 AM   #15
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I was passing a whole bunch of people but then there are some who drive 90+mph and I dont mind people being behind me and plus in my truck I dont push past 80 either so it doesnt bother me
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Its enough of a distraction watching in front and the sides.
To eliminate threats from the rear makes it that much relaxing (and safer)
especially all those faggots in their ricers that want to race
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It did pretty good at 80 but I'm probably going to get a taller windscreen. It was a good ninety mile stretch
I have a zero gravity double bubble. I love it
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Whats the differencee between the double bubble n sport touring one
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Whats the differencee between the double bubble n sport touring one
A lot; profile, height, the "bubbles"...

http://www.revzilla.com/zero-gravity-windscreens
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Thats cleared everything .... so since im a bigger rider I should get the sport touring then
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