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Old 08-18-2013, 10:14 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by vak0 View Post
Yep, I did it with no problems. And I had a good time, even on the boring highway..I enjoyed! Thank you all for the attention
Congratulations and glad you had a fun time!
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Old 09-21-2013, 11:49 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by Top Bloke View Post
I once did 1850km on the highway in a day on an FXD ... I wouldn't recommend it. I did the same trip in a Subaru Forester a few years earlier ... wouldn't recommend that either.
I did 1800 in a day on a KRS and another time in a Jetta .... the car was worse
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Old 09-22-2013, 09:59 AM   #18
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Made an SS1000 IBA ride with a 125cc scooter from the Republic of China. Verified distance 1619km.
9 fuel stops and 3 other stops (exhaust repair, GPS battery change) and 2 naps (a hour each) = ~3.5 hours. Moving ~19 hours. Overall exactly 22.5 hours.
Cruise speed 85-90kph (red area of the tachometer begins at 80kph!), max GPS speed 97kph (downhill).
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Old 09-22-2013, 10:12 AM   #19
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congrats to the OP on first long distance ride in a day.

Trick is really to go an interesting route, it might be slower but time flies by faster and you have a great time. Stopping for snaps if you see something really cool, it wakes you up plus you will have a souvenir. And stopping for naps when you really start flagging. I mean we ride because it's enjoyable, right?

In general I like to cap it at about 800km a day on a long trip if the roads are decent and there are sights to see. The journey is the destination.
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Old 09-22-2013, 02:01 PM   #20
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Originally Posted by alicethomas View Post
Made an SS1000 IBA ride with a 125cc scooter from the Republic of China. Verified distance 1619km.
9 fuel stops and 3 other stops (exhaust repair, GPS battery change) and 2 naps (a hour each) = ~3.5 hours. Moving ~19 hours. Overall exactly 22.5 hours.
Cruise speed 85-90kph (red area of the tachometer begins at 80kph!), max GPS speed 97kph (downhill).
That's probably one for the record books achieving a SS1600 on a 125cc scooter in China, wow! Sounds like there was never a boring moment.

My SS1600 I did in Thailand from Songkhla to Chiang Mai, Around midnight got a room in a short time motel for 4 hours and slept, to wait out a line of heavy thunderstorms. 1645kms in 23 hours 45 minutes. But I kinda cheated by using an R1100GS with a 41 liter tank only 3 fuel stops, I wasn't really all that tired. As I arrived in Chiang felt a funny vibration, my rear tire was coming apart but still holding air.

The trick for long distance rides is staying hydrated as someone mentioned already I spike my water with some glucose electrolyte powder and eat only some sunflower and pumpkin seeds and maybe some honey. Honey gives a nice sustained wake up.

To the OP congrats on your ride, now your ready to try a SS ride.
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Old 09-25-2013, 09:49 AM   #21
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I did 800 on a TU250, with a large chunk of it being up and over the mountains of WV. You ought to be fine.
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Old 10-02-2013, 03:45 AM   #22
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no 45 km per day is hard enouth
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Old 10-02-2013, 05:18 AM   #23
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My longest day was 850 miles on a R90/6 I wanted to drink coffee and stay till 1000 my friend was too tired we stopped .
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Old 10-02-2013, 09:20 AM   #24
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I've done a number of 500-600 mile days. I think 400 is ideal if I'm going to ride multiple days in a row. But 600 is doable.
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Old 10-06-2013, 03:47 AM   #25
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6 months ago I completed a two day course by late lunch time, rode 500km to the over night stop.
saturday rode 1200km or so, stopping at every place for fuel and got to the next overnight stop 11hrs later - moving average was 110km/hr
sunday, the last 600km and home by lunch
this was on my 1150GS in outback australia so a bit easier than europe I suppose

yeah, stop often when you see something to take a photograph, stopping for fuel breaks the monotony as well, in a way, glad I dont have a 33L fuel tank

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Old 10-09-2013, 06:02 AM   #26
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Originally Posted by wbbnm View Post
I've done a number of 500-550 mile days on my KLR 650 - all pavement. It is tiring, but so is riding 250 miles of dirt roads in a day.

One secret is to plan an interesting route along back roads and not ride freeways.

ooooh i know how that feels. went on a 4000mi trip in 2 weeks with my dad. from indiana- UTBDR--northern states, back to indiana. doing average of 10-12hr days. i drove a klr, and it was very tiring. he had his R1200GSA. Ive recently in the last few months upgraded to an F800GS 2013 after 20,000 mi on the klr. alot more comfortable.

and riding 500mi in a day is not to bad. it mostly depends on the bike, but most bikes that are worth anything arent to bad for long distance. its a built up tolerance you can aquire if you ride alot. stamina more or less. i try not to do more then 10-12 hr rides in a day unless i have to.
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Old 10-20-2013, 08:53 AM   #27
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It's all dependant on: 1) the roads 2) the taffic and 3) the speed limit.

Try Texas, dead flat, paved, straight as an arrow with a speed limit of 85 mph???
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Old 10-27-2013, 06:36 AM   #28
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A few years ago I rode a loop of Ireland on a 929 fireblade, covered 550 miles in under 12 hrs, 3 tanks of juice a sore butt and in need of some sedatives to help me relax........... 90% of the roads were single carriage, no joke must have overtaken 5,000 cars that day, all speed limits were obeyed
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Old 10-27-2013, 09:48 AM   #29
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Should not be a problem. I did 1700km in one day in Europe once. And 4000km in 4 days comming back from the same ride a few weeks later.
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Old 11-12-2013, 09:54 AM   #30
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The question about all those long distance day trips is simple: is this still travelling, or just getting from a to b?

Sometimes it is necessary to cover large distances in a short time, but if i have only time for the most necessary fuel&eat stops the enjoyment of travelling is gone!
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