Iron Butt Adventures

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

  1. 413Sean

    413Sean Long timer

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    Thanks for the heads up. Mines due on june 12th and a phone call is in order
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  2. WYO George

    WYO George I have no idea

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    Too little too late for me. I’ll never give those assholes another penny of my money. Any company that you have to call and threaten to get a fair rate is a shitbag company in my opinion and not worth doing business with.
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  3. kendoo

    kendoo Been here awhile

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    I hear ya, I despise playing the game every year to keep the same rate.
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  4. oneodd1

    oneodd1 Adventurer

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    Really thinking hard about trying to make the space x launch on Saturday. Anyone have knowledge of good tent camping near the launch site? I’ve got a call into manatee hammock but it’s not looking promising.
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  5. Patch

    Patch Long timer

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    The probability of the actual launch still continues to be very low. I think there will be a few additional delays that will make actually witnessing the launch quite daunting.
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  6. schrod

    schrod Adventurer

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    I went down for the attempt on Wednesday, I don't have any input on camp sites as I didn't stay in the area.

    I arrived about 2 hours before the launch and traffic wasn't bad going in, I heard reports about it being backed up to the highway closer to the launch. It took me 1.5hrs to get back to I95 afterwards due to the traffic, if I were doing it again I'd plan a back roads route to get me away from Titusville before getting back on the highway.

    Edit: I should also mention that there was a COVID Screening checkpont at FL boarder. Because I was coming from CT (I don't know what states this applies to but they didn't make everyone stop) they made me stop and fill out a form stating where I was going, how long I was staying etc. It took me less than 10 mins, but I suspect it could get backed up at times. I did get a free pencil out of it...
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  7. schrod

    schrod Adventurer

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    My trip to try to watch the SpaceX launch ended up being a total of 2478 miles (2586 on the odo) in about 50Hrs. Depending on how you slice it, there is a SS1000, a BBS1500 and a SS2000 in there. This is my first ride that could include nesting and I'm trying to make sure I understand it correctly. I know you can't nest a ride that is included by definition (SS1000 in BBG1500 for example). That rules out nesting a SS1000 in either of the other two, but I believe I should be able to nest the BBS1500 in the SS2000. Am I understanding that correctly?

    Here is the spotwalla track if you're interested: https://spotwalla.com/tripViewer.php?id=228ed5ed11ba7b263f
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  8. Patch

    Patch Long timer

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    As I understand it, yes you can. Completing the SS2k does not necessitate a BBS, so completing a BBS, then continuing on to an SS2k would be another certification. The nested ride won't count to Mile Eater status is all.
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  9. Versatek6

    Versatek6 Adventurer Supporter

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    We survived to tell the tale, but the tale will have to wait.
    Short version: We beat the clock, and the GPS says we made the mileage.
    Longer version will be coming; I'm too tired to do it right now. :mully
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  10. Rollin'

    Rollin' does it come in black? Supporter

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    After some research I found that in 2018 Harley said they designed the new Fat Bob to survive the upcoming Zombie Apocalypse!
    I bought the Fat Bob to ride to Walgreens BUT what if the Walgreens is further away? What if there are Zombie's? I might need more stuff.
    I added a short windshield, the Garmin 396, a Harley swingarm saddlebag, a Cobra wraparound luggage rack and a Saddlemen trunk for Zombie protection gear.
    Does my spare gasoline fit in the trunk? Yes it does...hmmm.

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    Clean install. I bolted the bag to the rack, no straps.

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  11. st2sam

    st2sam Been here awhile

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    My favorite Harley.
    You forgot to mention the Rinehart exhaust.
    Any idea what the real world tank range would be?
    Nice job on the extras...
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  12. Rollin'

    Rollin' does it come in black? Supporter

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    Yes, the Rinehart exhaust to scare Zombie's! :patch :D
    I don't know what the fuel range is at speed yet. Hoping I can make a few test runs soon.
    Thank you!! I think this bike will be fun.
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  13. Bigbob1

    Bigbob1 Rain Rider Supporter

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    Being that I am kinda a Fat Bob... your new bike is growing on me...
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  14. 413Sean

    413Sean Long timer

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    I knew it would be some short time until you starting farkling this bike :clap
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  15. Rollin'

    Rollin' does it come in black? Supporter

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    It would be nice to add this bike to the IBA ride list. Starting to think I can.
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  16. Rossland Rider

    Rossland Rider Been here awhile

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    It's a nice looking bike. I know you can get it onto the IBA list. You know you want to...
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  17. Rollin'

    Rollin' does it come in black? Supporter

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    Yes I do.
  18. Traxx

    Traxx Long timer Supporter

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    Looking great Rollin. Really looking forward to hearing some ride reports and what you think of the bike.
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  19. Versatek6

    Versatek6 Adventurer Supporter

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    I have long admired the classic HD/Indian/Excelsior/etc. motorcycle, but never really wanted to own one.
    The only HD I liked enough to consider buying was the V-Rod - not a classic. Never bought one.
    This one makes the second. I really like this, and the way you've set it up.
    Congratulations on the new ride!
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  20. Patch

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    I have little experience on HDs. I have ridden a V-Rod though. To me, it felt like an uncomfortable Yamaha V-Max. But it did put a smile on my face
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