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Old 10-10-2012, 10:19 AM   #46
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My hat/helmet is off to you... I did 1586 in one day and if I would have had my gun with me, I may have shot my MC.

Originally Posted by augiedog View Post
In a 2005 long distance trial run I ran from Gastonia NC to Devils Tower Wyoming, 1835 mi in 23 hrs 35min. I was riding a FZ-1 set up for Iron Butt rallys with a 10.5 gallon fuel cell. It was the longest of several rides I have done over the last 6 years on the same bike. Here is a picture of the bike as it was set up in 2005.
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Old 10-10-2012, 02:37 PM   #47
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Originally Posted by hardroadking View Post
"I take it that was on the DR650? I'd like to know what mods you have done to it that would make it any more comfortable".
Yes, it was the DR650. Only comfort modifications are aftermarket seat, small windshield and 16 tooth front sprocket. After 4 or 5 hours of riding, there was no longer any use for the word "comfort" in describing the remainder of my ride. I was just very commited and focused and willing to endure the situation to buy a couple of extra days of dirt riding.
Thanks Hardroad. I have the 16 tooth already, just could use a different seat I guess.

There is something about the seating position or handlebar position that is a bit off for me compared to a 2009 KLR650 I sat on, but for the life of me I can't figure out the difference(s) to try to alter the DR650 to make it more neutral.
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Old 10-10-2012, 02:42 PM   #48
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400+ miles on my 2003 R6 which is exceptionally tiring when you are 6'2"

That was the first time I fell asleep on a bike.
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Old 10-10-2012, 02:50 PM   #49
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Define "day"

FJR1300- 1400+ or so in 21 hours, I'd have to look at a map and figure some side trips to get exact miles.

KLR650- 1100 miles in 19.5 hours

Aprilia Falco- 870 miles in 15 hours, including CA-128 to CA-1 back to 101.

Tiger 800XC: 700 miles in 16 hours... two up. Stock seat. Most painful of all these I've mentioned.
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Old 10-10-2012, 02:55 PM   #50
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My longest in one day... probably just under 1,000 on a R1150GSAdv...

200 miles or so on dirt, the 300 miles or so on secondary two lane roads, the balance slab.
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Old 10-10-2012, 03:49 PM   #51
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My longest was a 1083 mile day followed by a 934 mile day. Not my idea of fun but I had an unexpected job interview come up that I couldn't reschedule and had to haul ass home. Normally if I'm riding solo I try to keep it to around 550 miles a day and 450 miles if I'm in a group.
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Old 10-10-2012, 04:00 PM   #52
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780 in a day on the Monster
but the 900 or so I did over 3 days on the KTM beat me up more
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Old 10-10-2012, 05:32 PM   #53
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Over 800 miles, from northern NH home to ne OH. Couple hours of thunderstorms with a little hail. On my 93 Wing in 2004.
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Old 10-10-2012, 05:35 PM   #54
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longest day, elpaso tx to indy. 1568 miles........really wanted to sleep in my own bed after 3 days. took about 20 hours on a 99 r1100 rt with 150,000 miles. great ride,on a great bike. bun burner gold
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Old 10-10-2012, 06:49 PM   #55
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GJ to CC

900 miles exactly from my driveway in GJ, CO to campground just outside Carson City, NV on the interstate. Cannonballed it in a day so I could take two days to come back on the "loneliest road". On my FLSTSC, no windshield. A lot of comparable days up in "the land of the midnight sun". Easy to rack up the miles when it never gets dark.

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Old 10-11-2012, 04:55 AM   #56
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650 miles an a bone stock Sportster that was grossly overloaded. Stock shocks, stock seat and stock zero-wind-protection. Add in a dash of 3 hours of driving rain as well as 5 hours of August in FL and I was beat down. The whole ride was interstate. Don't think that I will ever run the super slab like that again unless I am forced to. It sucked.
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Old 10-12-2012, 09:34 AM   #57
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I did 950 miles in 17 hours with 3 hour break catching ferry . I was coming back from elephant rally in Germany it snowed it hailed it rained ! At one point i was like a sheet of ice as the sleet and snow froze on me . Hard riding and not nice at the time but I'd do it again ! A good endurance ride ......
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Old 10-12-2012, 01:13 PM   #58
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The longest ride I ever took was 27 miles. I hadn't been on a motorcycle in 30 years and didn't listen to good advice and bought a new HD Heritage that I had to ride from the dealer in Salt Lake up to Park City, UT using backroads and then the last 8 miles on the freeway. I was scared shitless.
The crows seemed to be calling his name, thought Caw.

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Old 10-12-2012, 02:07 PM   #59
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about 900 twice. the onle thing that really wears on me is the heat. if weather is nice im fine. i could do over 1000 just stopping to eat and for gas. its much nicer when you dont have to be there though and can take your time.
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Old 10-12-2012, 02:44 PM   #60
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Biggest three days:

491 miles; Glasgow - Canterbury
437 miles; Sint Niklass - Gutersloh - Sint Niklaas
404 miles; Sidirokastro - Athens

I'm no Iron Butt contestant. Those where big days for me.
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