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Old 11-20-2012, 12:01 PM   #796
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Motorcopter - did the 1,000 miles in 19 hours traveling Alabama, Mississippi and a piece of Louisiana and we spent a long time getting out of Hammond La.

In early late September rode the N.M., Co, and Utah - spectacular places, you are in for a treat.

My C-14 is a great bike, the more I ask of it the more it delivers.

If you are not going to get an aftermarket seat, get the Alaskan Sheep Skin.
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Old 11-20-2012, 12:31 PM   #797
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43.6 mph is all you have to overall average to complete 1000 miles in 24 hours .
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Old 11-20-2012, 06:29 PM   #798
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What a ride! That is a 65+ mph average. Blew me away. I'm trying to determine if a 1,000 day is possible, for me, going west in the Spring. I'm not sure I could stay up that long.Is your route along interstates?
Some not all.



If you want the route I can email it.
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Old 11-20-2012, 07:24 PM   #799
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Some not all.


If you want the route I can email it.
Not necessary Giant as I really would have been floored if you mentioned taking back roads!

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Motorcopter - did the 1,000 miles in 19 hours traveling Alabama, Mississippi and a piece of Louisiana and we spent a long time getting out of Hammond La.

In early late September rode the N.M., Co, and Utah - spectacular places, you are in for a treat.

My C-14 is a great bike, the more I ask of it the more it delivers.

If you are not going to get an aftermarket seat, get the Alaskan Sheep Skin.
KB, I'm hoping to jump on I-40 and make the view of TN, in the mirrors, really small without wasting time. I actually have ridden VA to Phoenix on my CB400F back in late '79. If I can make Tucumcari, NM before stopping for the night, I'll be satisfied. Then, the Grand Canyon the next day. M&D live in Canon City, CO and that is where I'm ultimately headed. I'll slab back on I-70 just as I did last year on the Wing.

I do have the Kawasaki accessory seat which works pretty good for me. I will investigate the sheep skin for sure - can't hurt to have along.

Thanks guys!
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Old 11-20-2012, 08:03 PM   #800
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Eek

Do you guys have to cough up $$$$ for tires??
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Old 11-21-2012, 05:53 AM   #801
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Do you guys have to cough up $$$$ for tires??

About every month and a half.
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Old 11-21-2012, 06:34 AM   #802
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Do you guys have to cough up $$$$ for tires??

No, Obama is paying for those now!!!
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:21 AM   #803
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Do you guys have to cough up $$$$ for tires??
It sure seems like it, on my third rear tire since April.
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Old 11-21-2012, 01:47 PM   #804
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Do you guys have to cough up $$$$ for tires??
I averaged between 3 - 6k miles on a rear tire, lowest was a Shinko highest was a PR3
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Old 11-21-2012, 01:57 PM   #805
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No, Obama is paying for those now!!!
That's what it'll take for my vote
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:32 PM   #806
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heated grip ??

OK, the BigBlueSquirt (MY2010) has the factory heated grips and they are in fact hotter than the BMW's...outstanding!

Here's the question: they get really hot and then seem to cool off for quite a bit and then heat up again. No biggie, and I read the owner's manual section advising they "cycle" some but I was wondering how much "cycling" you guys are experiencing. I guess I am used to ON or OFF; just making sure it isn't something unusual.

Thoughts?

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Old 11-22-2012, 11:45 AM   #807
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I don't notice any cycling on mine. They hold whatever temp they are set at quite nicely.
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Old 11-22-2012, 12:15 PM   #808
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Mine is the '11 no cycling, just nice warmth to hold on to.
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Old 11-22-2012, 02:56 PM   #809
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mine is the '11 no cycling, just nice warmth to hold on to.
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Old 11-22-2012, 03:52 PM   #810
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So, maybe it is something to let the shop tech check out...they don't ever get cold, but they don't stay evenly warm either. Maybe it is a 2010 thing? Ride this morning in temps from 30 to 36 f was great wearing Z Leather Deertrack Gloves without insulation...the heat variation is minor, but noticeable.
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