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Old 01-28-2016, 01:36 PM   #41
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Any towns in the three states I mentioned that you would recommend staying in? I don't like the interstate, but may go on it for the shorter time frames. I ride my brothers bmw on 82 to Lubbock, not my rebel.
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Also I'm thinking about adding a bobber seat to replace the original rebel seat, thoughts?
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Also I'm thinking about adding a bobber seat to replace the original rebel seat, thoughts?
If you are planning on long distance riding, a bobber seat will be the wrong direction to go. I would find a nice Corbin seat with plenty of padding so your tailbone won't hurt as much.
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I drive a little 250.
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-You haven't been riding long enough
-You're trying to go too far too fast every day
-A 250 is too small for extended freeway trips at any level of comfort
-Freeway miles are boring and fatiguing
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Id say if it was another 250 go for it. that rebel is going to take a beating from the cross winds. Its gong to ware you out! What you do have in your corner is youth. so you can probably push through it.
85mph for 10+ hrs on interstate is going to be a blast! enjoy your ride. let us know how it turns out.

MH members, this guy is clearly trolling. Either that or completely naive. To the OP, if its neither of those things, you're totally not ready for such a trip.
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Old 01-29-2016, 11:52 AM   #46
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\ Either that or completely naive.
Weren't we all na´ve at 19 looking back years later.... I did a lot of dumb things I would never do now. I don't regret any of them.... well maybe a couple things
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85mph for 10+ hrs on interstate is going to be a blast! enjoy your ride. let us know how it turns out.

MH members, this guy is clearly trolling. Either that or completely naive. To the OP, if its neither of those things, you're totally not ready for such a trip.
maybe he is trolling. (bobber the rebel for long distance ride)

However if he is not, this trip would not be impossible.

He will not go 85mph. 70 would be the sweetspot. Actually mosts Iron riders stay at 70-73mph, regardless of displacement of bike. He need not more.

Again, riding in a car 85mph for 10 hours is a bore. Better on a bike, regardless of bike.
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IMPORTANT!

Check your valves, run seafoam through your carbs, and check into getting a larger front and/or smaller rear sprocket- your 250 cruiser is going to be murdered at hwy speeds.

I had a 250 rebel and it was great at 50-55. 60-70mph.. it was screaming, revvin out, getting pushed by winds, etc.

IMHO, a sprocket change to relax the motor on the freeway, and DEFINITELY an oil change before making the return leg are in order.

The oil capacity is near nothing on those bikes, and it will be eaten up regardless with a trip like that
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85mph for 10+ hrs on interstate is going to be a blast! enjoy your ride. let us know how it turns out.

MH members, this guy is clearly trolling. Either that or completely naive. To the OP, if its neither of those things, you're totally not ready for such a trip.
Why? cruisers can be a comfy ride. Certainly way more ergo friendly than a sportsbike for the majority of folks. I did a fly and ride to Tucson, picked up a brand new VTX1300 and rode straight back to Houston non stop for 1,100 miles in ~ 21 hrs.

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Why? cruisers can be a comfy ride. Certainly way more ergo friendly than a sportsbike for the majority of folks. I did a fly and ride to Tucson, picked up a brand new VTX1300 and rode straight back to Houston non stop for 1,100 miles in ~ 21 hrs.

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Well, aside from a general shape, I'd be willing to say there's not much easily compared between the highway capability of a brand new VTX1300 and an almost-30-year-old Honda Rebel 250...
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your 250 cruiser is going to be murdered at hwy speeds.

I had a 250 rebel and it was great at 50-55. 60-70mph.. it was screaming, revvin out, getting pushed by winds, etc.
That's what I was trying to point out.
I've talked to him offline and the he seems legit on trying to make this happen. Whether it comes true or not is a different story
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That's what I was trying to point out.
I've talked to him offline and the he seems legit on trying to make this happen. Whether it comes true or not is a different story
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Why? cruisers can be a comfy ride. Certainly way more ergo friendly than a sportsbike for the majority of folks. I did a fly and ride to Tucson, picked up a brand new VTX1300 and rode straight back to Houston non stop for 1,100 miles in ~ 21 hrs.

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250cc dodging semis on the interstate for 10+ hrs is just punishment.

also to add, there's a massive difference b/t a 1300 and a 250cc bike. Just to run the speed limit is going to push that bike to the limit.

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JaceMass If you do this trip be sure to post about the trip as it goes on. I think it'll be cool to see how it plays out
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85mph for 10+ hrs on interstate is going to be a blast! enjoy your ride. let us know how it turns out.

MH members, this guy is clearly trolling. Either that or completely naive. To the OP, if its neither of those things, you're totally not ready for such a trip.
Not once did I say I was taking the interstate or going 85. That was just assumed.
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maybe he is trolling. (bobber the rebel for long distance ride)

However if he is not, this trip would not be impossible.

He will not go 85mph. 70 would be the sweetspot. Actually mosts Iron riders stay at 70-73mph, regardless of displacement of bike. He need not more.

Again, riding in a car 85mph for 10 hours is a bore. Better on a bike, regardless of bike.
65-70 Is my hope on the ride in terms of speed.
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JaceMass If you do this trip be sure to post about the trip as it goes on. I think it'll be cool to see how it plays out
The trip will happen, I'm young enough to not really listen when people say not to do stuff and somehow make it work. What I do to the bike may change, but as of right now I have the time to take it down to the frame and put it back together after cleaning the pieces. I may bobber the seat after I get back since this is mostly going to be a town bike, but I'm giving it a good go first. The bike won't technically be restored since I have a several mods in mind.
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start a thread about the whole process.... I'd subscribe to it
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Check the threads below this one. Honda CMX250. As soon as I move I'll have a shop to work in.
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My bad, didn't read what bike he had. Still perfectly doable on a 250cc though just plan your route better and take the backroads. I just jumped onto I-10 without a map or route and rode iron style.


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Not once did I say I was taking the interstate or going 85. That was just assumed.
Last year I rode my V-Strom to the west coast taking the southern route. I think I was on interstate for only 100 miles. Going east you have much more options for great backroads.

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