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How many relay miles with clubmans?
« on: April 28, 2011, 08:56:09 pm »
In order to dispel the myths regarding clubmans and range, how many relay related miles have been done with clubmans? I suspect the results may surprise some folks. ;)
I did 588 miles, myself.
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Re: How many relay miles with clubmans?
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2011, 09:03:33 pm »
I'm planning on over 1000 on clip-ons. I think trying to figure out how many miles were put on a type of bars would be too hard to do.
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Re: How many relay miles with clubmans/clip-ons?
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2011, 08:48:59 pm »
What I have gleaned so far from the various threads:
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Mooshie-503
scottly- 588
Total miles with clubmans/clip-ons so far =4898
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Re: How many relay miles with clubmans?
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2011, 09:11:41 pm »
Once it gets out West, I'll be adding a few ;)

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Re: How many relay miles with clubmans?
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2011, 01:38:11 am »
...I'll be doing plenty in Michigan ;)
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Re: How many relay miles with clubmans?
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2011, 07:04:43 pm »
Just got back from my leg and I logged 1002 miles with clubmans. Wasn't too bad. It would have been a lot more comfortable if it hadn't been so damn cold. My shoulders were knotted up by the time I got home but that was the cold keeping me all tensed up.

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Re: How many relay miles with clubmans?
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2011, 07:34:06 pm »
Heated vest time?

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Re: How many relay miles with clubmans?
« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2011, 07:50:06 pm »
What I have gleaned so far from the various threads:
scondon-2095
CBGhia- 1438
climbingaz-274
Mooshie-503
scottly- 588
apex_seeking- 1002
Total miles with clubmans/clip-ons so far =5900 miles
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Re: How many relay miles with clubmans?
« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2011, 08:09:50 pm »
Heated vest time?

Or ride when the temps are above freezing ;).

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Re: How many relay miles with clubmans?
« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2011, 03:06:46 pm »
Really stupid newbie question....
What are clubmans?

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Re: How many relay miles with clubmans?
« Reply #10 on: May 05, 2011, 05:59:56 pm »
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Re: How many relay miles with clubmans?
« Reply #11 on: May 05, 2011, 06:21:31 pm »
« Last Edit: May 05, 2011, 09:24:55 pm by apex_seeking »

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Re: How many relay miles with clubmans?
« Reply #12 on: May 05, 2011, 06:50:55 pm »
Blue72, clubmans refer to a low type of handle-bar, that still use the stock handle-bar mounts on the upper triple-tree. Clip-ons are bars that are clamped, or "clipped" onto the fork tubes, as two separate assemblies. Some people believe these types of bars are not suited to long distance riding. Some of us know better! ;) ;)
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Re: How many relay miles with clubmans?
« Reply #13 on: May 05, 2011, 07:09:05 pm »
Yes, I'm embarrassed I don't know a lot about motorcycle culture and such. Thanks for educating me!

I'll stick with my upright riding position though...

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Re: How many relay miles with clubmans?
« Reply #14 on: May 07, 2011, 04:16:48 pm »
503 miles with Norman Hyde M bars.  Doesn't seem like it would be comfortable but it actually is....Now the wind is a horse of another color
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Re: How many relay miles with clubmans?
« Reply #15 on: May 07, 2011, 06:32:26 pm »
M bars?? The low handle-bar position in the pics led me to believe you had clubs...

PS Wind SUCKS!!! It ripped the back door of my shop halfway off the hinges today. >:(
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Re: How many relay miles with clubmans?
« Reply #16 on: May 07, 2011, 08:40:08 pm »
yes they turned them down further so they are in a "clubman" position but not as severe in my creaky old bones opinion. 
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Re: How many relay miles with clubmans?
« Reply #17 on: May 07, 2011, 08:44:31 pm »
Those looked lower than I usually ride clubmans Mooshie. That totally counts for the purposes of this thread IMO. You've inspired my girlfriend to ride more. She's looking forward to her new cb400f and she loves the seat set-up on your bike. Hopefully she'll be on the cB550 after a few rides and a seat mod.
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Re: How many relay miles with clubmans?
« Reply #18 on: May 07, 2011, 09:11:52 pm »
yes they turned them down further so they are in a "clubman" position but not as severe in my creaky old bones opinion. 
Could you post a pic or two? Still don't know what "M" bars are, but, as Matt said, they qualify for the purposes of this thread. "Creaky old bones"??? Come on, you're just a youngster!!!!  ;D
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Re: How many relay miles with clubmans?
« Reply #19 on: May 08, 2011, 12:05:55 pm »
Hi Matt:  She can order the same seat I have from Kott motorcycles they are located in Newhall but will ship.  They make by hand to order and they even put in contrasting thread to match the color of your bike and any leather you want.  It is very comfortable and reasonable prices.  I will take a pic and post in a bit.

And thanks Scottly for the "youngster" comment...you silver tongued devil.  I will be 49 on Friday so I don't think that counts as a youngster any longer....ha ha
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Re: How many relay miles with clubmans?
« Reply #20 on: May 08, 2011, 07:08:27 pm »
Thanks for the info Mooshie, I'll check it out. I think the "M" might stand for mustache. That's what we call them on bicycles anyway.
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Re: How many relay miles with clubmans?
« Reply #21 on: May 08, 2011, 09:24:31 pm »
Just gotta jump in on this conversation. You would think that a guy with a handle like Mr Breeze would just love the wind like a dog likes  Alpo but I totally hate the wind!!! A nice BREEZE is OK but the gale force crap we put up with last weekend was a total bummer. I remember it being excessively windy when we were in the valley. Then as we made our way up into the Sierras.....the wind wasn't bad but it got hella cold (we were expecting that!) When we got to Carson City, Nevada it was cold and windy. Next day wasn't near as bad  but man.......when we got down to 3000 ft. on the west side of the mountain you could just feel the warmth and it wasn't windy anymore!!! Sorry to hijack the clubman thread but I just had to comment on the wind thing. By the way..........Euro bars for me 8)
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Re: How many relay miles with clubmans?
« Reply #22 on: May 09, 2011, 01:09:11 pm »
Here are the pictures of the Norman Hyde M bars on my bike...



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Re: How many relay miles with clubmans?
« Reply #23 on: May 09, 2011, 08:13:01 pm »
i put almost 1700 on my clubmans in 2 weeks time on vacation. it was rough but it was done.
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Re: How many relay miles with clubmans?
« Reply #24 on: May 09, 2011, 08:41:43 pm »
Here are the pictures of the Norman Hyde M bars on my bike...




Hmm, the M bars put the grips in a similar position to Clubmans, but do it in a more curvacious, feminine way!! ;) ;) 
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Re: How many relay miles with clubmans?
« Reply #25 on: May 09, 2011, 08:44:31 pm »
i put almost 1700 on my clubmans in 2 weeks time on vacation. it was rough but it was done.
James, are you riding with the relay in KS now??
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Re: How many relay miles with clubmans?
« Reply #26 on: July 22, 2011, 07:11:13 pm »
I did about 600km ,half of that with GZ ,for the ride and back to my place.
that would be about 480 miles.
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Re: How many relay miles with clubmans?
« Reply #27 on: July 31, 2011, 11:43:02 pm »
SeanBarney rode the same 1400+ miles I did, plus an extra 150 home, plus the Saturday ride to Detroit and back from Kalamazoo, so figure close to or just over 2,000 miles with clubmans.
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Re: How many relay miles with clubmans?
« Reply #28 on: August 01, 2011, 05:58:06 pm »
Add me in for 180 round trip/ 114 with Chee Z
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