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Old 01-24-2009, 06:18 PM   #1801
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I'm a relative newbie rider and haven't yet done a multi-day trip on a bike. I usually feel pretty worn out after 8 or more hours in a car. What's a good, safe distance to travel on a motorcycle on the highway in a day?
It's just a question of practice. In winter I run 10 hour days, a bit more if I need to get somewhere, but it's tougher due to cold temps and short daylight hours. In nicer weather I can easily do 14-15 back to back without feeling tired (maybe a bit sore in the seat area, though ). I have friends who do endurance rallies, they regularly run 24 hours straight. It's probably not safe for me to try and do one of those without building up my own endurance first.

I'd say if you are starting to feel tired and can not concentrate on the riding part, it's time to stop (it probably was time to stop 30 minutes earlier, but not everybody has the ability to tell the signs of fatigue early on). Note that I'm talking about time, not distance. Distance is meaningless because different roads will allow you different average speeds. You can do 500 miles in a little over 8 hours on a highway without thinking about it too much or even breaking the speed limit. 500 miles of twisty back roads could take quite a bit longer and really tire you after 8 hours, well before you reached your destination.

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Old 01-24-2009, 07:50 PM   #1802
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Thanks for the replys guys!

Gustavo, enjoyed your ride reports!
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Old 01-25-2009, 05:59 PM   #1803
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Old 01-26-2009, 11:31 AM   #1804
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Nice pic DirtHopper! My V is still locked in the garage here in New England. I have begun the pre-Spring farkling though. Gonna lower the begs and put some guards on.

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Old 01-27-2009, 12:11 PM   #1805
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I have a Versys, and while I like it a lot, it may not be as good as the DL .
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Old 01-28-2009, 08:43 AM   #1806
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Hi, Jeff! Good times, indeed.

As you know, the Versys and DL650 are completely different bikes. I thought they were closer in nature, but I rode Lobby's Wee last spring after riding the Versys a lot, and they are quite a bit different.

I like the motor on the Versys a lot, and it seems like it has more grunt than the Wee, but there is nothing wrong with the Wee's engine. The Wee is longer and fits two people better. I like how the Wee handles on gravel more than how the Versys. The MT-60 front helps a lot on the Versys, but the Wee is more stable at speed on gravel. I sure wish I could find a 19" or 21" front wheel for the Versys at a reasonable cost.
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Old 01-28-2009, 05:02 PM   #1807
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I just brought home my GREEN '09 Versys .
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Old 01-28-2009, 05:35 PM   #1808
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Congrats... Lets see some pics.
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Old 01-29-2009, 12:19 PM   #1809
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What does it mean " you have uploaded the maximum of one files" ???
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Old 01-31-2009, 06:30 AM   #1810
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Old 01-31-2009, 08:49 AM   #1811
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Old 02-01-2009, 01:32 PM   #1812
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What does it mean " you have uploaded the maximum of one files" ???
Unless you post pictures to a web server like Photobucket or Smugmug and then link them here you can only paste in one photo.
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Old 02-04-2009, 08:08 PM   #1813
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Hey all,

I know I have seen them posted before, but is there a US based company that makes the tire hugger for the versys?

Link would be great

Thanks in advance
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Old 02-04-2009, 08:13 PM   #1814
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I know I have seen them posted before, but is there a US based company that makes the tire hugger for the versys?
Never seen one. There are a couple that import European products, though.

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Old 02-04-2009, 10:59 PM   #1815
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Check the twinshack website, and also pyramid plastics and ermax do huggers i believe!
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