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How far do you ride your bike when you take it out ?
« on: January 26, 2011, 09:34:56 pm »
How far do you ride your bike, when you take it out ? Be honest !.... Around the 'hood', across town, at least 50 miles, at least 100 miles ?..... and say if your bike is 'stock(ish)' or cafe'd.... just wondered which bikes were doing what....
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Re: How far do you ride your bike when you take it out ?
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2011, 12:59:35 am »
1/4 mile and back to the pits ;)

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Re: How far do you ride your bike when you take it out ?
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2011, 02:15:15 am »
I wish I could ride it to work more but that presents the problem of hauling tools to and from, most of my current work is along the line of maintenance and I am usually not in any one place for more than a few days.

Most days it gets ridden it is under 50 miles, but I try to go for a good ride at least once a month, the last was around 400 miles.

My rider is a stock appearing 76 550 f with some head, carb and ignition work.

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Re: How far do you ride your bike when you take it out ?
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2011, 02:03:31 pm »
I'm lucky enough to get to ride to and from work nearly every day that the weather permits and that just so happens to be about 60 miles round trip. Sometimes a long commute is nice. ;D

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Re: How far do you ride your bike when you take it out ?
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2011, 02:09:31 pm »
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Re: How far do you ride your bike when you take it out ?
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2011, 07:03:40 pm »
Stock 550F stays mostly in the (rural] hood. Luckily there are great roads only a half mile away.
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Re: How far do you ride your bike when you take it out ?
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2011, 05:33:24 pm »
i ride 12 km one way to and from work rain or shine. nice days i have to take the long way home. about 50km

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Re: How far do you ride your bike when you take it out ?
« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2011, 12:33:39 am »
Normally ride it to/from work, about 32 miles.  When I go for a long run though, it's normally at least 60-75 miles of PURE BLISS.  The most I've put on in one sitting is 180 so far.
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Re: How far do you ride your bike when you take it out ?
« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2011, 12:55:16 am »
I usually do a run out into the country then along the coast then back thru town and home, probably about 30 miles. Weather is less than conducive to riding at present as we move into winter but I still get out when I can.
I should be doing some longer runs as the bike is running like a Swiss watch and feels great, if I'm going to transport Godzilla part way through NZ I need some longer miles. :)

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Re: How far do you ride your bike when you take it out ?
« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2011, 02:33:31 am »
As I live 12 miles from one of the prime riding roads in the country, it's probably illegal not to ride on it. I'm good up to about 200 miles before "monkey butt" sets in. I have a restored pretty much stock except for 4 into 1 exhaust 1981 CB650 std.
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Re: How far do you ride your bike when you take it out ?
« Reply #10 on: July 10, 2011, 08:28:23 am »
I'd have to click most boxes in the pole. I use my bike for short trips, to work/back, day rides of 100 or less or more and I've done a couple 400 mile weekends.

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Re: How far do you ride your bike when you take it out ?
« Reply #11 on: July 10, 2011, 08:37:12 am »
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Re: How far do you ride your bike when you take it out ?
« Reply #12 on: July 10, 2011, 09:29:08 am »
I don't baby my stockers. I like the phrase "ride 'em don't hide 'em". I switch off KO, K1, K4, then start over again. Usually ride them all weekly when the weather permits. I have a few county roads I like and the ride is usually 75 miles. Will occasionally go into the city when it is not to hot out. Like to show 'em off too.  :D
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Re: How far do you ride your bike when you take it out ?
« Reply #13 on: July 10, 2011, 03:31:17 pm »
Mostly to and from work, which is a 30 mile round trip.  When I go for a pleasure ride it is usually anywhere from 75 to 125 miles, and that could be on a Silverwing, CB750 or Cb400f.  Whatever I feel like riding ::) Never taken one of the Jawa/CZs that far though...Larry

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Re: How far do you ride your bike when you take it out ?
« Reply #14 on: July 10, 2011, 04:49:25 pm »
My 750K2 gets 34mi. round trip to work and back every day that the weather permits, it's my hot weather bike. On cooler days I ride my CB500T, (it has a 1/4 fairing) on cold days I ride my Concours. I ride on weekends quite a bit too, the 750 saw over 100mi. of local back roads yesterday.
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Re: How far do you ride your bike when you take it out ?
« Reply #15 on: July 10, 2011, 06:45:51 pm »
...I will ride my cb750(with clubmans) until the gas runs out and I have no more money...then I have to show up for work on monday :'(
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Re: How far do you ride your bike when you take it out ?
« Reply #16 on: July 10, 2011, 07:30:26 pm »
I think the graph is chucking us the bird, you guys should ride more.....  ::)
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Re: How far do you ride your bike when you take it out ?
« Reply #17 on: July 10, 2011, 10:55:38 pm »
I can't view the graph,  :o
I think the thing I most like about motorcycling is the speed at which my brain must process information at to avoid the numb skulls who are eating pies, playing the ukulele, applying make-up etc in the comfort of their airconditioned armchairs as they make random attempts to kill me!!!!!!!

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Re: How far do you ride your bike when you take it out ?
« Reply #18 on: July 11, 2011, 05:07:52 am »
I don't baby my stockers. I like the phrase "ride 'em don't hide 'em". I switch off KO, K1, K4, then start over again. Usually ride them all weekly when the weather permits. I have a few county roads I like and the ride is usually 75 miles. Will occasionally go into the city when it is not to hot out. Like to show 'em off too.  :D

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Re: How far do you ride your bike when you take it out ?
« Reply #19 on: August 10, 2011, 03:12:13 pm »
Most rides are on the weekends, and about 100 miles.  Do take it to work occasionally, so some short trips too.
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Re: How far do you ride your bike when you take it out ?
« Reply #20 on: October 15, 2011, 11:27:19 pm »
Tough question. When you have two head turners it depends on 1) what day it is 2) what the weather is doing 3) the mood I'm in - if I am in a color coordinated mood - LOOK OUT!!, 4) where am I going.
When I ride my CB400 the ride is generally around 50 - 100kiloms. until I get the oil leak fixed - then Adelaide (170 kiloms.) LOOK OUT.
If I am on my FZS600 then my ride will be from 50 kiloms to - until I run out of money for petrol, or it gets dark, whichever comes first.
If we are on a club ride then I go with the flow.
The question should allow for multiple answers.

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Re: How far do you ride your bike when you take it out ?
« Reply #21 on: December 22, 2011, 11:56:13 pm »
I drive a company car, which is part of my salary package, so I only take my bikes out on weekends or while on vacation. If you're going to leave a bike for long periods like I do it's only fair that you take it for a decent ride whenever you can, so I always try for a minimum of 50 miles, usually with a stop for a cold drink or two along the way.

I was surprised to see that I've almost done 6000 miles on my Triumph Rocket III in the two years I've owned it, so I guess even occasional long rides add up! Cheers, Terry. ;D
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