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Old 03-10-2013, 06:21 PM   #46
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I forgot about this
http://www.ventura-bike.com/fitments.aspx?modelid=986
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Old 03-10-2013, 06:26 PM   #47
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Great link, I'd never heard of "Ventura:)" Good find.
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Old 03-10-2013, 06:39 PM   #48
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Great link, I'd never heard of "Ventura:)" Good find.
I had one of those on a Buell Thunderbolt that I toured on for a few years. It is a good system.
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Old 03-10-2013, 08:28 PM   #49
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My main man Stud-SIN has no problem grinding out a 700 mi day on a stock GSXR 750. ('til the cops get him! )




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Old 03-10-2013, 08:45 PM   #50
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I have 50k on my SV1000R and had to give it up due to neck problems.

There is a gal in my favorite riding group that has a 2007 GSXR 750. I still remember her passing me in the twisties about 70 mph 5 years ago.

There is so much out there (especially on these forums) that can make the ride so much more comfortable. You will be just fine.
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Old 03-11-2013, 03:04 AM   #51
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Thers no problem to travle with a GSXR even thoug som old grumpy men cannt understand it.
Just remember to move around and somtimes just stand up while riding so you get your blood moving around. Of course you need more breaks then a goldwing driver need.
Even if i have a more touring bike then you, i try to avoid highways, i get much more mentaly and physical tierd on highways then i get on backroads.
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Old 03-11-2013, 08:01 AM   #52
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I haven't put them on yet.
I'm waiting to do the mods once I get my KLR back from the shop.
I'll let you know once I do it.
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Old 03-11-2013, 02:37 PM   #53
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I've got an 03 Gixxer 1000 with Apex clip-ons. Couldn't be happier with them. Although the amount of rise is fairly limited with the stock cables.
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Old 03-12-2013, 05:47 AM   #54
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So glad to see this thread. I own a K7 GSXR600

I'm embarking on a similar mission...just with baby steps.

So far I have only done a 4day (3000 kilometre) trip

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=743848

In a couple of weeks I am riding from Sydney to Cairns (approx 6000kms) for a bit of a longer ride.

My bike is unmodified for comfort. It is actually the bike I used s mytrack bike so has better pads, braided lines and some other bits. I am not changing anything for comfort at this stage, just going to put my standard pipe back on, as the aftermarket is too loud to listen to for days on end.

Ive been fascinated by the Raven R1 luggage setup for a while now and really want to look into hard side cases for mine but for now am going to use a tank bag and just ordered this

http://www.mcnews.com.au/Testing/Kriega/Kriega.htm

My intent is to tour internationally next year for 1-2 years. So would love to see what kind of mods you do as I may be able to consider some too ! I really have no idea about touring....I just like riding and seeing new places :)
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Old 03-12-2013, 07:42 AM   #55
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So glad to see this thread. I own a K7 GSXR600

I'm embarking on a similar mission...just with baby steps.

So far I have only done a 4day (3000 kilometre) trip

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=743848

In a couple of weeks I am riding from Sydney to Cairns (approx 6000kms) for a bit of a longer ride.

My bike is unmodified for comfort. It is actually the bike I used s mytrack bike so has better pads, braided lines and some other bits. I am not changing anything for comfort at this stage, just going to put my standard pipe back on, as the aftermarket is too loud to listen to for days on end.

Ive been fascinated by the Raven R1 luggage setup for a while now and really want to look into hard side cases for mine but for now am going to use a tank bag and just ordered this

http://www.mcnews.com.au/Testing/Kriega/Kriega.htm

My intent is to tour internationally next year for 1-2 years. So would love to see what kind of mods you do as I may be able to consider some too ! I really have no idea about touring....I just like riding and seeing new places :)
DAM IT MAN! Most of the pictures of your trip wont come up!!!!! lol
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Old 03-12-2013, 06:56 PM   #56
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For medical reasons eh??? I like your style!!!

There is a guy who went around the world on his R1 and he is my role model I just will do it on the other spectrum of the cc's

YOu GOOO!!!

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Old 03-13-2013, 10:53 PM   #57
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DAM IT MAN! Most of the pictures of your trip wont come up!!!!! lol

Sorry man. Looks like Facebook changed the links on me. I have fixed up all the images again :)

Here is a couple of my favourites.







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For medical reasons eh??? I like your style!!!

There is a guy who went around the world on his R1 and he is my role model I just will do it on the other spectrum of the cc's

YOu GOOO!!!

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Sjaak is my idol too !!!

Thi sis just one of his videos. Freakin amazing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ThO-w9SCM8I

Also check out the Facebook page for his current Polar Ice project

https://www.facebook.com/R1SjaakPolarIceRide

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Old 03-13-2013, 11:17 PM   #58
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The crazy thing is I have never liked sportbikes, and I'm sort of embarrassed to be riding one.
Don't know why you would be embarrassed to ride a sport bike. You have great handling and brakes, and light weight. Puts a cruiser to shame. Have ridden a couple of cruisers with the usual cow horn bars, and never felt in control. It's no wonder that in the last few years, now that there is a propensity of cruisers riding through Deals Gap, I tend to find the crashed bikes, are cruisers. Who in their right mind wants a bike weighing 800 plus lbs. that can't be leaned over, and is hard to control with stupid handle bars (flame away you cruiser riders). I have seen some decent cruiser riders riding through the Gap, but the majority of them shouldn't even be on the road their skill is so limited.
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Old 03-13-2013, 11:22 PM   #59
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On those foot pegs, after the install, how did your foot line up with the brake pedal and the shift lever?

Just ran into a snag with the Vario pegs. They stick out too far in relationship to the brake pedal and shift lever

So, am now researching rearsets... Driven looks like they have the most adjustability downward, but I'm not sure yet (I need to make some calls and do more research:). I'd like 1/2-1 down.
I bought some rearset plates off ebay. The stock rearsets just bolt onto the plates (which are bolted to the stock rearset position) so the brake and gearshift angle does not change. They were designed to be 1" back and 1" up. I just turned them upside down and drilled some extra holes to vary the positions. Paid about $40.
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Old 03-13-2013, 11:43 PM   #60
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If you consider doing one long pushup for days "fun" A GSXR750 is probably the most hardcore sport bike sold in the U.S. today. A real genuine factory roadracer with lights. And your going to tour on it? The bars are the same height as the seat, or where the seat is supposed to be. Other than best of luck, no comments.


You seriously have no clue. If anything, the GSX-R 600 and 750 are the most comfortable of the current race replicas. Want uncomfortable race replicas? Try the Daytona 675 and the R6.

At least you didn't vomit the usual "it has no soul/character".
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