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So I was wondering whats the longest trip you have taken?
How many miles?
How many hours straight riding?
What speeds?

Im planning a 6 hour trip about 400miles at am average 70mph.
Your thoughts?
 

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I did lots of rides about that long just take a 30min break when you fill up and you should be fine if your on hwys that is. Other wise every 1-2 hours is best.
 

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About 8 years ago I took a backroads adventure... Went about 250 miles.. Average speed was right around 35mph.. Took right around 7 hours.. Only stopped twice, once for food and once for gas.. Didnt get that exhausted feeling because something was always happening, not boring at all :D
 

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i take a 40 mile trip up to my groups pub every thursday. that's about the longest trip so far on this bike, got a few road trips planned for the year, down to dijon on the tt weekend (i'm in uk) and up to manchester in the autumn to some pub.
not all that exciting at the moment...
 

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Took a 110 mile trip this past weekend, got the stiff cramp between the shoulder blades feeling and stopped two or three times.
 

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Longest I've went on this bike is only 130ish miles. It was easy. If your new to riding the 400 miles will probably make you sore. I did 450 miles on my old intruder and I was fine. And this bike feels better to me atleast. Just adjust how you sit every so often
 

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Are you saying take a 30min break for the bike?
LOL no for you to streach and get a drink and what not. The bike can do it without any problems. I went from fresno to paris about 500mi and only stoping for gas and then back on the road but that is really no fun it starts to ware on you. I had only my backpack and tank bag and was fully tucked on that trip doing from 60-95mph all the way.
 

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Right on! I don't plan to take any long rest stops cause I wanna get there! Im riding from Phoenix AZ to Huntington Beach CA.
 

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My longest day was a trip to the north Georgia mountains on my CBR250 last year, maybe 70 miles of highway riding (75mph +/-) each way and 130 miles of slower (30-55mph) but oh-so-much-more fun and twisty roads. About 7 hours on the bike in total. That trip had me develop a deep distaste for the 2X6 plank that masquerades as a seat on the CBR, I was still feeling the discomfort 2 days after...

I'm planning on my first foray back to the mountains tomorrow since I wrecked and broke my wrist there in July so I will have a chance to compare/contrast both the performance as well as the seat of the Ninja to that of the CBR, should be fun!
 

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Right on! I don't plan to take any long rest stops cause I wanna get there! Im riding from Phoenix AZ to Huntington Beach CA.
should be a good ride lots of nothing lol. when you heading out might be able to meetup?
 

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Only just about to pass my full licence so have only been riding around on a 125 up until now so haven't had the chance to ride very far. However the furthest I drove was from the UK to barcelona to santander in my car, that was fun.
 

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should be a good ride lots of nothing lol. when you heading out might be able to meetup?
I know it is a lot of nothin' ha but it will be worth it!

I'm heading out Friday afternoon, Ill be down at the beach all day Saturday so that's when I'd be available.
 

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two weeks ago to daytona beach from tampa florida straight through. about 140 miles or so. 2 1/2 hours
 

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Oh this weekend damn they just got a bunch of snow in the mtns and I stillhave not done the breakin yet on the new bike but maybe I'll head out that way. I'll shoot you a pm.
 

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There is already a thread for this but its not getting attention any more...

So I was wondering whats the longest trip you have taken?
How many miles?
How many hours straight riding?
What speeds?

Im planning a 6 hour trip about 400miles at am average 70mph.
Your thoughts?
longest trip i have done on a motorcycle was in 2002, rode my vfr800 around australia covered 17,922 kilometers in 9 weeks. some days covered over 1000 kilometers a day

kept to the speed limit in all states of australia except in the northen territory where it was open speed limit and once there travelled at speeds well over 200 kmph. had a blast.

having said that, in the last month i have done 2 weekend trips on my 300 and covered over 850 kilometers in 2 days and it did it standing on its head.
bewarned. you will get a sore bum from the vibration. get a gel pad to sit on. and if its hot stop at least every hour and drink water to keep hydrated or your going to be in trouble.
wear ear plugs if you have a noisy helmet, or your ears will be ringing for a day or two afterwards.
under the footpegs, cut up a small piece of car tyre tube the size of a stamp and put between the peg and kick plate, this helps minimise vibration thru pegs and stops your feet going numb.
if you dont have a touring screen, get one
to help minimise vibration theu the handle bars, use "grip puppies" they are gel grips to minimise vibration.
vibration on a motorcycle is a big deal. after a few hours, your hands go numb.when they go numb and you need to use your hands, your stuffed
 

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Damn I'm jealous. I've been wanting to go back to Huntington Beach since I left last summer haha my favorite place is still Laguna Beach, may try a trip there in a couple months.
 

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I did about 4 hour ride last weekend. Around 100 miles. I took it out to the coast and road up the coast a while. Then took a canyon back into city and worked my way back home. Stopped for about 5 minutes for gas. Maybe another 5 minutes after the canyon, about an hour for some dinner and once to swap out the battery on my camera. Otherwise was mostly on the bike. No real cramps or problems except I'm still having issues keeping my weight off my wrists.
 

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Oh..longest on any bike? 3,500 miles 5 days (on my 2007 RoadGlide). Went from florida to Illinois, to Kansas, to Tennesse, to North Carolina, then back down to Florida. Was our 25th anniversary, we are going to do a longer one for our 30th in three years, and we both will have our own rides this time. I might actually ride the 300... we plan on going from Florida to Illinois, to Wyoming, south to New Mexico and back east to Florida, planning on a two week trip. It will be about a 5,000 mile trip and we shall see Devils Rock, Yosemite, Yellowstone, Great Salt Lake, Grand Canyon, Roswell NM., 4 corners of states, New Orleans and back home.
 

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No I was referring to longest trips on the 300 but that's ok, I like hearing the stories. Plus cruzin added a lot of good tips for making a long trip more comfortable on any bike.
 
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