Iron Butt Adventures

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by Rollin', Nov 15, 2016.

  1. neanderthaler

    neanderthaler Been here awhile

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  2. sector7g

    sector7g Been here awhile

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    Good luck! ~ Also, what was the plan he came up with???? :D
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  3. neanderthaler

    neanderthaler Been here awhile

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    Thanks. A friend from the other (Yamaha) site gave him a sweet deal on an 09. Higher mileage but well maintained. If what Tony has put his FJR through (and him + the bike survived) doesn’t impress you, you’re not paying attention.
  4. kwthom

    kwthom Retiree apprentice - willing to learn

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    http://web.archive.org/web/20180831191025/https://www.ironbutt.org/

    So, the original IBA web page (the dot org version...) showed this image & caption:

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    I suspect a little detective work with the ride finisher list might give you enough info to reach out to Mike K. and actually ask how you'd have to prove the ride was on snow-covered roads.

    The generic Four Season ride does not require it be done consecutively, since there could be a winter solstice in norther latitudes that may not be good enough for most to ride.
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  5. 1oldsickle

    1oldsickle been over there awhile

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  6. sector7g

    sector7g Been here awhile

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    Almost halfway!
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  7. kwthom

    kwthom Retiree apprentice - willing to learn

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    11.5-ish hours for half of the ride.

    22-ish hours, 15xx-odd miles? Nice pace!

    EDIT: Just barely over 1500 miles - enough to count! :nod
  8. sector7g

    sector7g Been here awhile

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    Almost back....
  9. 413Sean

    413Sean Been here awhile

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    Was just thinking the same! 32 is in sight of finishing:clap
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  10. neanderthaler

    neanderthaler Been here awhile

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    0255AAE3-C3A9-4AD6-8A3F-46C0CB6D6C64.jpeg F6FC5040-B538-4609-9AEE-E787908B2E0A.jpeg You guys are awesome. Thanks for keeping track. I’m enjoying a new laid back lifestyle instead of riding with my hair on fire. We kept real respectful of the speed limits and the incredible stock Goldwing was getting 45mpg and barely working itself at 2900rpm. No rushing at stops and making it back successfully. Here’s a pic of Tony at the finish with his new to him FJR and another of the previous owners dash. Tony is down to earth and will be removing and returning the gadgetry. Thanks again fellas. I’ll submit for certification later this evening
  11. Zlock

    Zlock Been here awhile

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    That sounds awesome. My GSA is turning 5,000 rpm at 82 mph.
  12. AwDang

    AwDang Long timer

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    I can hear the steering head bearings cry from here!
    Congrats on yet another BBG
  13. Rollin'

    Rollin' does it come in black? Supporter

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    Congratulations!!! :thumb
    That's a lot of gadgetry on the FJR!
  14. jdgretz

    jdgretz Looking for new places Supporter

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    Yeah it is. For one, I'd like to know what it all is. I recognize a couple of GPS, the J&M box and what looks like a Valentine 1.

    jdg
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  15. sector7g

    sector7g Been here awhile

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    I believe he has laser beams on that. He must. There’s a switch for laser beams. I think the timer is his courtesy timer for traffic to get out of his way. Then laser beams.
  16. neanderthaler

    neanderthaler Been here awhile

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    Zlock, coming from a GSA and then an RT, I was used to seeing much higher RPM's also. While riding, I was thinking of that (and also thinking of ice cream, cures for various illnesses, commanding a WWII bomber, unicorns, the words to a song I never heard and other stuff) and I tried to remember what the redline on the BMW's was. On the Goldwing it is 6000, so I think I'm cruising at just about half. I can't remember what yours is, but I'll bet you cruise around half of redline also. At least that wasted 20 minutes of the ride :1drink

    I also wish I know what all of the switches on the FJR are for. I know that a bunch of them control each individual sets of aux lights (3, IIRC), the egg timer contolled the (removed) fuel pump for the (removed) aux tank, the obvious V1, there is a TPMS monitor on there, a J&M CB radio, a Warm n' Safe controller, map/reading light and the 2 GPS's. Actually listing it doesn't seem so bad. Seeing it all in front of you is overwhelming the 1st time
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  17. Zlock

    Zlock Been here awhile

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    Looks like I'm not the only one that thinks about all kinds of weird stuff on a long ride. My GSA redlines at 9,000 rpm so 5,000 is near the middle of the range. The boxer seems pretty happy living there for long stretches.
  18. 413Sean

    413Sean Been here awhile

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    Those boxers eat up the miles at relatively low RPM once up to cruising altitude. Smooth ride for sure
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  19. Jarlaxle

    Jarlaxle Bregan D'Aerthe

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    My Sportster is turning 5000RPM at about 80MPH.:hmmmmm

    I need to fix that. :(
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  20. Jarlaxle

    Jarlaxle Bregan D'Aerthe

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    You may need to ask M to get the details.