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post #1 of 17 Old 10-02-2017, 03:34 PM Thread Starter
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Gen 4 distance riding

Well I just got back from a 1000 mile trip in around 24 hours on a gen 4. I gotta say for being a fairly aggressive sitting bike I?m not very sore. Dunlop q3+ tires did very well too. If anyone is thinking of doing some long distance riding get a better seat and don?t leave your suspension set for the track.. the bumps in the highway will drive you insane after a while.
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post #2 of 17 Old 10-02-2017, 05:13 PM
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Yes, np; I ride a lot, but only 200 mile loop per day and everyday weather permitting. Oem saddle np.
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It's definitely one of the better sportbikes for touring. My butt starts hurting after 1.5 hours but I usually have a heavy shoulder pack on.

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We actually used foam cut outs to make the seat bearable for 1000 miles. Other than that.. I think I?m gonna ride it longer distances more often. Not 1000 miles again but a few hundred would be easy on that bike.
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Longest I rode was 1010kms in 1 shot. Did it in 10 1/2hrs. Boy was my ass sore when I got home. Also got luck as I was doing 130kmh in a 90kmh zone. Got pulled over but the cop let me go because I was in the army lol.
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We were doing about 100 mph the entire time. Never even saw a cop. We got lucky lol
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We were doing about 100 mph the entire time. Never even saw a cop. We got lucky lol
1000 miles divided by 24 hours equals 41.66666 mph.
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1000 miles divided by 24 hours equals 41.66666 mph.
and? So they didn't stop at all? didn't need gas in 24 hours? didn't need food? didn't need a piss break?

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We stopped plenty for gas and food. Even once for a nap. Im not about to spend 24 hours on a bike with out breaks. I would die
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This old timer never stopped:

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