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Old 09-26-2007, 11:11 AM   #21
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highway riding (not flying) at night shouldn't be a big deal, but use your mirrors and check behind you often.
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Old 09-26-2007, 11:13 AM   #22
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Oh, and I don't think it's been said yet - wear gear with plenty of reflectivity if at all possible. If your jacket has none, then add a hi-viz safety vest with reflective stripes.

Looks ugly, saves your life. Easy choice.
(I've got two if you want/need to borrow. )
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Old 09-26-2007, 12:14 PM   #23
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You're leaving Magnolia at 5pm? Take the back roads up to New Waverly then hit 45 near dusk... But i definately wouldn't be riding those back roads at dusk because of deer so you'd need to jump on the road quickly.

I think you're at risk of coming into contact with a deer, but hey... Can't live in a bubble.
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Old 09-26-2007, 12:24 PM   #24
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You're leaving Magnolia at 5pm? Take the back roads up to New Waverly then hit 45 near dusk... But i definately wouldn't be riding those back roads at dusk because of deer so you'd need to jump on the road quickly.

I think you're at risk of coming into contact with a deer, but hey... Can't live in a bubble.
I hit a loose cow on 150 to New waverley a couple years ago in my truck at about 3am But It's a helleva laot quicker from my house to 45n that way(you miss a ton of traffic)
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Old 09-26-2007, 12:25 PM   #25
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You're leaving Magnolia at 5pm? Take the back roads up to New Waverly then hit 45 near dusk... But i definately wouldn't be riding those back roads at dusk because of deer so you'd need to jump on the road quickly.

I think you're at risk of coming into contact with a deer, but hey... Can't live in a bubble.
Prob leaving from work 45/1960 area.
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Old 09-26-2007, 12:29 PM   #26
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Well if I were as good as gixxerbill I could set the throttle lock and sit on the back seat and txt msg.. i might bring a bag of chips and a coke to drink too...
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Old 09-26-2007, 12:34 PM   #27
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someone lied to you about the zx-10. i get 100-110 to a tank if i'm lucky. even commuting barely gets it up to 125ish. 4.5 gall tank, light comes on with a half a gallon left works out to 21-35mpg.
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Old 09-26-2007, 12:43 PM   #28
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Im planning a trip up to the big D to see my bro and was gonna head out on a fri. night 5 or so.(on the bike) Is it a bad idea to be riding a distance like that in the dark? I mean I've got HID's and they light up the road well to dodge the tire-gators. It just seems better to hit it early in the morn but I really prefer driving at night. Its easier on the eyes and cooler outside. What would you do?
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someone lied to you about the zx-10. i get 100-110 to a tank if i'm lucky. even commuting barely gets it up to 125ish. 4.5 gall tank, light comes on with a half a gallon left works out to 21-35mpg.
I have a 06 10r and I get 130-140 if I ride conservatively then the reserve lights would come on. My reserve hold 1.2 gallons. I only filled up to 3.x up to the neck/baffle.
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Old 09-26-2007, 01:20 PM   #29
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dido, you can see the cars coming better and its not as hot.
you cant see at night dont lie! lol your headlight mount is broken
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Old 09-26-2007, 01:29 PM   #30
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Old 09-26-2007, 04:11 PM   #31
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Prob leaving from work 45/1960 area.
Have fun in that traffic.

I'd get off an hour early and swing by your house or whatever and take off. Follow 149 up to the road that cuts up to New Waverly.
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