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Re: Longest roundtrip ride on an sohc4 honda
« Reply #25 on: August 25, 2006, 11:17:16 am »
Just returned from a 9600 km ride from British Columbia to Mexico and then stored the bike in Austin Texas. Too much fun in Mexico ,ran out of time and flew back. Will pick it up in September. Its a 78 750 F. Ran well, put a battery, a tube(rear) and a hard to find 630 88 chain on it. OK its not a round trip! Yet.  Hot weather in July ,suprised that I had no overheating woes.

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Re: Longest roundtrip ride on an sohc4 honda
« Reply #26 on: August 25, 2006, 11:27:12 am »
so far, about 300 miles a few weeks ago. 
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Re: Longest roundtrip ride on an sohc4 honda
« Reply #27 on: October 19, 2009, 09:26:08 pm »
3000 + miles for me.  I'm a new rider and in July I bought my first bike, a 750 K6, and I went camping for all of August.  I rode from LA to Seattle on the coast, then back down on the 395 (Eastern Sierras) and hit Boise and Yosemite.  Check out this slide show!  It was a relaxing time, only riding about 300 miles a day.  The bike was flawless, aside from chain lube, I did nothing to it.  I can't wait 'till I can do it again.  I currently use the bike every day for 90% of my commuting and errands.  Any recommendations for West coast touring rides?

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Re: Longest roundtrip ride on an sohc4 honda
« Reply #28 on: October 19, 2009, 09:34:51 pm »
Just returned from a 9600 km ride from British Columbia to Mexico and then stored the bike in Austin Texas. Too much fun in Mexico ,ran out of time and flew back. Will pick it up in September. Its a 78 750 F. Ran well, put a battery, a tube(rear) and a hard to find 630 88 chain on it. OK its not a round trip! Yet.  Hot weather in July ,suprised that I had no overheating woes.

If you took photos. I for 1 would love to read and see what your trip looked like.
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Mexico hu?????

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Re: Longest roundtrip ride on an sohc4 honda
« Reply #29 on: October 19, 2009, 10:15:08 pm »
Wow, you guys are inspiring.  I've only done about 150 miles round trip on the 550.  From Portland, to the coast, down the 101 a bit and back to Portland.  I'm seriously thinking about taking a trip next summer to San Diego to visit family then head back.  Should only take me a couple days to get down there I think, over 1000 miles.

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Re: Longest roundtrip ride on an sohc4 honda
« Reply #30 on: October 19, 2009, 11:42:11 pm »
This was the first summer with the Honda so no big trip just a few 300 mile trips to a friends lake cabin.  In 1982 I took a 6000 mile trip on a SOHC 2 ;D (Yamaha XS650).  Minnesota, Sturgis, Yellowstone, Lake Tahoe, Yosemite, San Fransisco, Oregon,Crater Lake, Montana, and home to Minnesota.  Gone for a month with 14 travel days. 
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Re: Longest roundtrip ride on an sohc4 honda
« Reply #31 on: January 23, 2010, 08:01:47 pm »
In October 2009 I spent three days going from Birmingham Al. to Phoenix Az.  Stayed in Phoenix for several days and spent three days on the road back to Birmingham.  Total was about 3800 miles in 6 days of actual riding.  1974 CB750 with less than 20k when I left.  I endorse Randakk's amazing grips for rides such as these. 
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Re: Longest roundtrip ride on an sohc4 honda
« Reply #32 on: January 24, 2010, 08:27:40 am »
I go across state to G/J a couple times a year.   250 miles over 2 passes.
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Re: Longest roundtrip ride on an sohc4 honda
« Reply #33 on: January 24, 2010, 08:37:58 am »
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Upstate NY to Washington DC and back over 3 days. side trip into middle PA.

Girl I picked up in Georgetown panicked going over RR tracks in Georgetown, amost wiped us out.

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Re: Longest roundtrip ride on an sohc4 honda
« Reply #34 on: January 24, 2010, 10:30:50 am »
Az to Sturgis to New Mexico to NYC then back. Speedo broke but I think its safe to say it was over 7000 miles. On a 550 with clubmans...  ;D

One day I will do a round the world trip on a 550 or 750.
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Re: Longest roundtrip ride on an sohc4 honda
« Reply #35 on: January 24, 2010, 10:50:51 am »

One day I will do a round the world trip on a 550 or 750.

Join me me next year if you want...RTW on a 750 ;-)


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Re: Longest roundtrip ride on an sohc4 honda
« Reply #36 on: January 24, 2010, 11:06:42 am »
I would do it in a second, if I had the money :( which I dont think is going to happen soon. Just out of curiosity you should PM me what you are projecting the cost of your trip to be.
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« Reply #37 on: January 24, 2010, 11:51:09 am »
PM sent...
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1. CB750K4: Long distance bike, 17 countries and counting...2001 - Trans-USA-Mexico (CB750K4), 2003 - European Tour (CB750K4), 2004 - SOHC Easy Rider Trip (CB750K4), 2008 - Adirondack Tour 2-up (CB750K4) , 2013 - Tail of the Dragon Tour , 2017: 836 kit install and bottom end rebuild.
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Re: Longest roundtrip ride on an sohc4 honda
« Reply #38 on: January 24, 2010, 02:12:25 pm »
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Join me next year if you want...RTW on a 750 ;-)

This sounds serious! :o :o
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« Reply #39 on: January 24, 2010, 02:20:37 pm »
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Join me next year if you want...RTW on a 750 ;-)

This sounds serious! :o :o

Sure, why not?  ;)

Current bikes
1. CB750K4: Long distance bike, 17 countries and counting...2001 - Trans-USA-Mexico (CB750K4), 2003 - European Tour (CB750K4), 2004 - SOHC Easy Rider Trip (CB750K4), 2008 - Adirondack Tour 2-up (CB750K4) , 2013 - Tail of the Dragon Tour , 2017: 836 kit install and bottom end rebuild.
2. CB750/810cc K2  - road racer with JMR worked head 71 hp
3. VStrom DL1000 2003
4. XLR650L 2006

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Re: Longest roundtrip ride on an sohc4 honda
« Reply #40 on: January 25, 2010, 04:06:28 am »
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Sure, why not? 

I guess it's that rickety bridge in South America.
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Re: Longest roundtrip ride on an sohc4 honda
« Reply #41 on: March 10, 2011, 09:57:15 pm »
Two-up: 6881 miles in 2 weeks (IL-IA-NE-CO-AZ-UT-WY-CO-KS-MO-IL)
One-up: 8200+ miles in 2 weeks (CO-WY-ID-WA-OR-ID-UT-AZ-NM-CO).

Chasing with my brother on his CB500: 5800+ miles in 10 days (CO-NM-TX-NM-AZ-UT-CO), he came in as MO-KS-TX to meet me, then returned after as CO-KS-MO.

Another with him: he went MO-IL to meet me, we went IL-WI-SD-CO-NE-KS-MO-(and solo back to IL). Don't remember the mileage, was 6 days riding.

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Re: Longest roundtrip ride on an sohc4 honda
« Reply #42 on: May 23, 2012, 03:47:15 am »
My longest ride so far was a real back breaker. The extended time in the saddle tools it toll on me and my bike.  Not sure what the total length of time/days it was but when I read the odometer I had clocked 6 miles.  Man what a ride.

Important facts for this.  I have only had the bike for six weeks and just got it running and on the road.  This was only my second shake down ride just to make sure things were put on correctly and not going to fall off.  Next ride could hit 10 miles :).
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Re: Longest roundtrip ride on an sohc4 honda
« Reply #43 on: May 23, 2012, 04:05:06 am »
It was no continent crossing affair, but the longest single round-trip for me was Mich. to N.Y., about 750 mi. each way.

Same here, but reversed, NY to MI and back
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Re: Longest roundtrip ride on an sohc4 honda
« Reply #44 on: May 30, 2012, 02:31:25 am »
God, this thread is older than at least one of my bikes! My longest weekend ride was around 1000 miles when I rode from Melbourne to Bathurst and back for the 1983 Easter TT. Great ride, but there are much better bikes out there for long distance riding, so I use my CB750's for day rides and commuting nowadays. Cheers, Terry. ;D
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Re: Longest roundtrip ride on an sohc4 honda
« Reply #45 on: May 31, 2012, 01:53:10 pm »
God, this thread is older than at least one of my bikes! My longest weekend ride was around 1000 miles when I rode from Melbourne to Bathurst and back for the 1983 Easter TT. Great ride, but there are much better bikes out there for long distance riding, so I use my CB750's for day rides and commuting nowadays. Cheers, Terry. ;D
Hey, Terry: do you remember the name of that Aussie who took the bet to ride a CB750 around the whole perimeter of AUS in something like a couple of weeks? His story is so cool. It was posted here for a while.
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Re: Longest roundtrip ride on an sohc4 honda
« Reply #46 on: May 31, 2012, 11:39:36 pm »
God, this thread is older than at least one of my bikes! My longest weekend ride was around 1000 miles when I rode from Melbourne to Bathurst and back for the 1983 Easter TT. Great ride, but there are much better bikes out there for long distance riding, so I use my CB750's for day rides and commuting nowadays. Cheers, Terry. ;D
Hey, Terry: do you remember the name of that Aussie who took the bet to ride a CB750 around the whole perimeter of AUS in something like a couple of weeks? His story is so cool. It was posted here for a while.

G'Day Mark, his name was Julian Grant, here's a link to that thread. Cheers, Terry. ;D http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=64624.0
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Re: Longest roundtrip ride on an sohc4 honda
« Reply #47 on: June 01, 2012, 02:43:05 am »
Less than 500 on my Honda. But did a 3000 mile trip in a month on my Kaw 1000. 

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Re: Longest roundtrip ride on an sohc4 honda
« Reply #48 on: June 01, 2012, 04:36:49 pm »
God, this thread is older than at least one of my bikes! My longest weekend ride was around 1000 miles when I rode from Melbourne to Bathurst and back for the 1983 Easter TT. Great ride, but there are much better bikes out there for long distance riding, so I use my CB750's for day rides and commuting nowadays. Cheers, Terry. ;D
Hey, Terry: do you remember the name of that Aussie who took the bet to ride a CB750 around the whole perimeter of AUS in something like a couple of weeks? His story is so cool. It was posted here for a while.

G'Day Mark, his name was Julian Grant, here's a link to that thread. Cheers, Terry. ;D http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=64624.0

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Re: Longest roundtrip ride on an sohc4 honda
« Reply #49 on: June 01, 2012, 08:06:23 pm »
Done a few 2000 plus Kilometer trips on 750/4's,  Brisbane to Sydney and back several times... A couple 2 up...
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