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Old 06-25-2009, 08:20 AM   #21
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Old 06-25-2009, 08:48 AM   #22
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Bring meds
Wear Under Armour underneath your riding clothes for comfort/heat
Cramp buster if you so will, cheap at Cycle Gear
Ear plugs to reduce wind noise for sure, you will notice a difference
Hydrate at every stop
Take breaks
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On my 10 day trip we averaged 500-700 miles of backroads. Pace yourself, take breaks, and hydrate & eat.
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Old 06-25-2009, 10:07 AM   #23
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Hey tomahawk...........I have a cramp buster you can borrow if you want. I am in League City, so it aint too far away. I might even be able to bring it to you, depending how soon you would need it. Hit me up if you are interested
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I did 572 on my KLR and there was an hot hour wait at a border crossing in there. I got in around 11:30 and passed out.
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Old 06-25-2009, 04:22 PM   #25
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I did about 6hrs on the gix1k last sunday with 2-15 min breaks for fuel at each 2hr marker. By the time I got home, I was ready to jump off the bike while it was still moving.... I didn't even want to think about riding until tuesday or weds. It would be different when out on a trip though.....mine was a local deal.

I have also rode to Austin and back in a day, that was about 450 miles rd trip I think and I was quite dead by the time I got home. That was on a big ole ZX11.
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100 mi. for me with beer breaks every 20 mi.
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I've found a small electric cruise control to mount on mine... that will make the highway miles so much more bearable.. and a weatherproof lighter plug for the GPS on those occasional backroad wrong turns..

Now if I can keep from taking a nap on the tank bag with the cruise set I'll be good!!! No more driving with the left hand on the throttle!
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Depends on the bike. I can do about 3-400 on mine before I really need to take a small break to stretch but I have to stop every 115 or so miles for fuel. SO I'd say just plan on stopping about every hour and a half or so and stretching out having a drink of water and taking a break. Also you don't want to wear a backpack, one on trips of that length suck.
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Rode 2500 miles in a weekend, and several 1200-1500 weekend trips. I rode at least 500 miles every sunday too though. So don't listen to me. lol. But if you stay with something fun as far as a route goes, you can ride alot longer. The interstate riding is what actually kills you as far as riding is concerned. Also get a throttle meister or throttle lock device and a radar detector with the screemer or a HUD.

Oh and my miles were in full leathers on a GSXR1000
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Depends on the bike. I can do about 3-400 on mine before I really need to take a small break to stretch but I have to stop every 115 or so miles for fuel. SO I'd say just plan on stopping about every hour and a half or so and stretching out having a drink of water and taking a break. Also you don't want to wear a backpack, one on trips of that length suck.
is your bike ready to ride yet ?
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is your bike ready to ride yet ?
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.
Got my rear sprocket and levers in today, levers are already installed.(they sure are purdy) Chain hopefully on saturday, not sure about front sprocket though, they were held up in heat treating and should have been finished yesterday to ship out today. Hopefully can get her all together and ready to ride on sunday. 14 days without a ride. . .I'm in serious need before I change the term going postal, to going barista when I murder several customers
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Old 06-26-2009, 08:17 AM   #33
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i did 350 miles once last summer, but stopped for about 10 minutes every hour or so....and we stopped for lunch. no problems.
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OK guys good info yall make me really worried about it being worth it im onn a cbr-600 for this trip, I realll want it to happen though but I need to get anti monkey haaha the only thing I dont have besides a tank bag I have saddle bags though, and a throttle lock.
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this is the absolute cheapest cruise control you can get....

http://www.dieselgaskets.com/o-ring-...991-8M5266.htm

you put on your bar end, then roll it into the gap between the end of the grip and the bar end to hold the throttle at that rpm.

http://www.thestevensons.org/node/view/718

A crampbuster is nice, but you still have to hold the throttle or the end of the crampbuster.
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I'd get a set of bar risers or something to bring the bars up for a ride that long. You can swap them out easy enough and the more upright rididng position will be A LOT more comfortable. I have a set of Heli- bars I used for that sort of thing. Should be a must have on your list.
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make the bike comfortable, large tank bag to reast your chest on during long straight times, if you have rear sets drop them a little and move them forward, be sure bar vibration doesn't cause fingers to go to sleep. I used to ride sport bikes on long trips, last time non stop to barber on Z100r naked bike, and got there and felt fine, but then I also regularly rode a 200 mile loop in the Kiamichi mountains in SE Oklahoma, at least once a week. Set up your bike and do some long rides so you know how to keep your body happy, drink a lot of water. good luck.
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OK guys good info yall make me really worried about it being worth it im onn a cbr-600 for this trip...


Hmmmm... You ever Ridden or even drove out in West TX, NM, AZ and Cali?? Depending on your route.. It could be one of the worst rides imaginable.
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