Touring on Naked Bikes

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by Graemsay, Oct 12, 2009.

  1. bross

    bross Where we riding to?

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    We were there 2 days later, blew right by your sign but stopped on the ID side to get the other one.
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    My wife likes her Ventura setup as well on her Street Triple.
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  2. conchscooter

    conchscooter Long timer

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    I have tried to ride without a shield but find it too uncomfortable over 60mph. So I yielded gracefully and did a couple of Iron Butts with the shield and a few long trips. I keep it on all the time and still consider the Bonneville to be a "naked."
  3. Mr.Mouse

    Mr.Mouse Hobo

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    Hmmm...I think I know that bike. :wave
  4. houlster

    houlster Been here awhile

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    Just did our father/brother's 4th annual summer trip. Again, on the Speed. Very little to not like about touring naked :D

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    Even in the rain & dirt roads it's not bad if you've got good gear on.
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  5. bross

    bross Where we riding to?

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    Even water crossings. This was half way through an 18 mile forestry road that I thought was paved. :lol3

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  6. optimum_malarky

    optimum_malarky Premium nonsense

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    Awesome looking ride!
    :clapWhat kind of cases are those and how do you have them mounted? I am planning a similar trip on my SV1000n and could use some solid luggage.
  7. houlster

    houlster Been here awhile

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  8. Urban_Traveler

    Urban_Traveler Adventurer

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    Took a weekend trip to Morristown NJ to visit a college friend, this set up was great. And I agree completely, touring naked is a blast, plus you stay cooler in the hot temps. This shot is just as I was leaving my place...crappy cell phone picture though :puke1

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  9. the borg

    the borg Been here awhile

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    Nice CB1000, it has always been one of my favorites. Too bad they only offered it for 2 years here.
  10. BMW-K

    BMW-K F800GS FTW!

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    Touring on a Naked is just a wonderful thing! :clap I have no regrets at all, not with the 130 mile tank range, the excess face shield cleaning, the level of Plexus that I burn through...the leather jacket that looks like hell. It rattles and judders and shudders...and just plain sounds incredible.

    I sold my GS off, bought the Monster.

    No regrets.
  11. BMW-K

    BMW-K F800GS FTW!

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    Forgot to mention: it works equally well on SS1k runs.

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    Although the cold is a bit of a...challenge.

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    (26 degrees on that run! 1048 miles, 18 hours. :loll )
  12. BMW-K

    BMW-K F800GS FTW!

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    Very cool! /thumbsup!
  13. cug

    cug --

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    Love that photo - Oakhurst, CA ... :lol3

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  14. BMW-K

    BMW-K F800GS FTW!

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    LOL! Heck yeah cug!

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    LMAO! That was a blast. :lol3
  15. cug

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    I bet. It's a great area for riding. Never been in that part of Yosemite and surroundings with a bike though ...
  16. xianx

    xianx High On Life

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    I just got my 85 Vmax back from my dad after I swapped him for his FJR for about a week. And after almost everyday being close to triple digits I'm soooo glad to have my unfaired bike back. That FJR was like riding in a convection oven. As for the being wore out after a day in the saddle, get a gym membership and go build up your core then you won't be as tired at the end of the day.
  17. Nophix

    Nophix Been here awhile

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    I've done multiple 500+ mile days, some of them at very high rates of speed "on an enclosed racetrack"....

    I did just add a Double Bubble screen, but haven't tried it out yet. I'm still repairing crash damage from a couple weeks ago. I'll test it out in a couple weeks and let you know...

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  18. Shep

    Shep Vagabond

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    I have sold off all of my "proper" touring bikes and am left with my Street Triple R. I have taken it on one long weekend trip so far. I used a tank bag and a couple Kriega bags. I was easily able to bring enough clothes for 4-5 days, a laptop, camera and all the other essentials. I enjoyed the ride and even managed a day of boring Interstate riding on it without much difficulty. I'm planning on ordering a set of these to help for longer rides.
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    I will be looking for a sport touring bike again either this fall or next year, as soon as I can get my new job schedule to a place where I have the time for extended rides again. In the mean time, it will be "naked touring" for me.

    Shep
  19. Urban_Traveler

    Urban_Traveler Adventurer

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    Thanks, yeah I've only seen two '94's (Black) on the road, never another '95. Its a hoot, stable, comfortable, fast when it needs to be, basically its a Honda.
  20. HighRiver

    HighRiver taking the checkered

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    Touring on a naked bike is doable, touring on a Speed Triple is even easier! :D It depends as much on you as it does the bike.
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