900km in one day?Yes or no

Discussion in 'Trip Planning' started by vak0, Aug 4, 2013.

  1. Prettyboy

    Prettyboy BFLB

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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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  2. ta-rider

    ta-rider Returned from Africa

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  3. westerlywinds

    westerlywinds Two Wheels-Ride it

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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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  4. baka1969

    baka1969 Veteran Bubblehead

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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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  5. Hay Ewe

    Hay Ewe Just a Wannabe

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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

    Hay Ewe
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  6. AirforceGSRider244

    AirforceGSRider244 Hardcore adventurer

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    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.

    OP:
    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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  7. revitup

    revitup Been here awhile

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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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  8. lynch180

    lynch180 Adventurer

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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 :wink:
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  9. JohnnyTh

    JohnnyTh Been here awhile

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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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  10. nordicbiker

    nordicbiker Been here awhile

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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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  11. mike cummins

    mike cummins OUTBACK RIDER

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    darwin to brisbane 4 days and boring
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  12. alicethomas

    alicethomas Been here awhile

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    Use a slower vehicle! Riding at 45kph (for EU-motorcycle-license "AM") you can still enjoy nice villages and landscape.
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  13. mixermsk

    mixermsk Adventurer

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    Hi. I have done 1000-1200 km several times on my F800GS / KTM990Adv. But:
    1. I`ll not see anything except road, petrol stations and cafes.
    2. First time it can take lot of effort

    And I think that it not good idea to plan ride many kilometres for one day when you have only several day to trip at all.

    For example - this autumn i planned to take a distance beetween Moscow and Brest(about 1200 km) for one day - it`s a good highway , where you can drive about 120-130 km/h all the time. But when i started - I had to go much slowly than i planned because of the rain and cold weather.
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  14. raypitter

    raypitter Adventurer

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    Well I just did 770 km in one day.
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  15. yukonkarl

    yukonkarl Eisbär

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    I did 1400Kms in one day on my KTM 990 in Norway (midnight sun)
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  16. TheBigSteve

    TheBigSteve I wish my name was Dick.

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    900KM/day is ABSOLUTELY doable, especially on freeways. In the USA I've done ~2000km in a 24hour period (it was horrible and I don't recommend it, but it's absolutely doable if you don't value your mental health and start well rested), though I was slabbing across giant freeways.

    If you were doing 900km day after day I might not recommend it, but doing it once, then again in 2 days, that's no problem. If you keep an average moving speed of 120km/h, it's 7.5 hours of actual riding time. My tips are start well rested before sunrise so you don't ride tired in the dark, bring a camelbak so you can drink while riding, take breaks when you need to, and eat well. Riding in the dark when tired is just not a good idea, drinking and eating plenty keeps you much more energetic than you might realize, and taking breaks is just a good idea so you don't get massively tired/sore.

    My 2000km run was on a zg1000, which has >400km range before even hitting the reserve on the tank, and I normally only stopped when the gas tank needed filling, I was well rested before I started on the trip and I slept for ~16 hours afterward. Definitely not something to do if you've only got a day or two at the destination, but 900km is absolutely fine imo. That was my standard daily range when I was touring around the USA. A little shorter is nicer, but it's absolutely doable *depending on what kind of roads you're taking.
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