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Offline NewBoots

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Long Rides
« on: January 19, 2019, 08:58:16 am »
 :)How many of us take our bikes on a long ride? More than a day ride.

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Re: Long Rides
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2019, 09:03:50 am »
Thinking of taking my 78 cb550 on a 5 hour ride - but concerned if it would have issues.  Typically a weekend rider used for clips of 30m-to-1h rides.  Also use to commute to work occasionally - 2m ride after brief (2m) warm up.
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Re: Long Rides
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2019, 09:22:20 am »
Sure, I ride my 750s on trips as much as possible.  These are some very dependable bikes!
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Re: Long Rides
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2019, 09:52:50 am »
I ride my bikes to work every day. I look forward to planning a multi day trip some time soon when my 400 is finished.
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Re: Long Rides
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2019, 11:25:42 am »
I would like to butbthe longest my bikes beem onnthe road to date is 14 hours.
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Re: Long Rides
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2019, 11:38:20 am »
I ride my 550 from Seattle to Portland almost every summer, sometimes to Eugene (6 hours). I've taken it camping in Washington, but never really more than 6 hours on the road and not really back-to-back days of riding. I have friends who certainly have though. Had a buddy ride his CB550 from Portland to Phoenix in 4-5 days. It's 20 hours or so on the road.

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Re: Long Rides
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2019, 02:45:26 pm »
Few Godzilla runs - each 500+ miles - but longest was my trip from Northernn Virginia to Tail of the Dragon, Barber and back.

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Re: Long Rides
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2019, 04:27:20 pm »
I ride my 550 from Seattle to Portland almost every summer, sometimes to Eugene (6 hours). I've taken it camping in Washington, but never really more than 6 hours on the road and not really back-to-back days of riding. I have friends who certainly have though. Had a buddy ride his CB550 from Portland to Phoenix in 4-5 days. It's 20 hours or so on the road.

Are you the guy that I talked to who said he stores a 550 at his dad’s in greenwood?
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Re: Long Rides
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2019, 04:51:00 pm »
I ride my 550 from Seattle to Portland almost every summer, sometimes to Eugene (6 hours). I've taken it camping in Washington, but never really more than 6 hours on the road and not really back-to-back days of riding. I have friends who certainly have though. Had a buddy ride his CB550 from Portland to Phoenix in 4-5 days. It's 20 hours or so on the road.

Are you the guy that I talked to who said he stores a 550 at his dad’s in greenwood?

I had a girlfriend who lived in Greenwood and I stored my bike there, but that was 97-99. My dad lives in Bellevue, so that's where I keep it.

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Re: Long Rides
« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2019, 08:44:53 pm »
given the advanced stage of degredation of legs and hips i can barely make it more than a couple of hours these days...time for forward controls, they might help
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Re: Long Rides
« Reply #10 on: January 21, 2019, 02:08:39 am »
I try to get away  for around a week every year . 2017 I went to the Reunionm in Colorado..12 of us members there. At least 2/3 rode several days to get there. one of the members had over150 K on his bike. Another rode  his 70, cb 750, he had since new.
 Last year I rode to Bonneville and near Salt Lake City area...

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Re: Long Rides
« Reply #11 on: January 21, 2019, 07:42:49 am »
Been from Central Florida to Northern Ohio more than once. From Central Florida to Raleigh more than once. Forward pegs help me stretch my old knees and a windscreen helps reduce fatigue by reducing wind blast.
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Re: Long Rides
« Reply #12 on: January 21, 2019, 08:48:04 am »
the longer the better. camping gear on the back, the open road ahead, and just go...
unfortunately not as often as i'd like to but i have some like minded friends and we do our best to get one or more multi day trips in every year.

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Re: Long Rides
« Reply #13 on: January 21, 2019, 10:38:26 am »
I've enjoyed many long rides over the years. One of the first after purchasing my K5 was a trip from Birmingham, AL to Flint, MI in 1977. The most recent long trip was with my son riding from Tacoma, WA to Calgary, AL in 2014 - on the same bike I made that '77 trip on.  I have the good fortune of having many good memories of many other travels in between.

This year I turn seventy and the bike turns 44.  The trips I take now are shorter and while they may involve several days the overnights are more often in motels than campsites.  I'm not sure how much longer this party rolls on but I still can't think of a better way to travel.

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Re: Long Rides
« Reply #14 on: January 21, 2019, 07:02:45 pm »
Longest ride on my CB750K2 was from Boston to the west coast then headed south to tour around Mexico and back to Boston. Total time was 2 months, 16,000 miles averaging 350 mile days (some longer some shorter). Second longest was tour of Europe: 3 weeks, 7000 miles on the same bike. Third longest was the Easy Rider trip (see signature for details): 16 days of pure bliss ;). Lots of weekend rides etc etc.

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Re: Long Rides
« Reply #15 on: January 22, 2019, 11:47:21 am »
Wow Andy...…….You HAVE been on some long rides. I was at the reunion in Dolores, rode from Kansas, around 800 miles each way. Sure had fun. It would be nice to have another one this summer. Some where in the Rockies, or Black Hills.

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Re: Long Rides
« Reply #16 on: January 31, 2019, 11:56:57 am »
 I've ridden to Sturgis a couple times, my gl1000 had some issues last year and I didn't get out much. My 750's are not really long distance runners, a sandcast under 10,000 miles and a big bore diecast that should be a long distance runner but I haven't spent the time to get it running 100%. I don't have any riding buddies any more, most are Harley snobs or too old to make the trip. 
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