Iron Butt Adventures

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

  1. Traxx

    Traxx Taxation is Theft Supporter

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    Never been on a FJR but have 10K+ miles on a Trophy SE.
    So, one of the reasons that I traded it off was parts availability. They have been discontinued for 3 years now and some parts particularly the luggage skins. Looooovvvvvvvve the way it runs, after about 1 tank, my knees hurt. It will cook your right foot if your running hard for extended times. The triple is like the sound of Angels.
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  2. AwDang

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    Thats the same heat on my Tiger but I also get a cooked left knee. Shame some of the parts are drying up
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  3. Traxx

    Traxx Taxation is Theft Supporter

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    Yeah, I moved from a Tiger XRX to the Trophy SE to get better weather protection and that 6.6 gallon tank.
  4. AwDang

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    Was it worth it?
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  5. Traxx

    Traxx Taxation is Theft Supporter

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    It was more comfortable for long distance on the Trophy SE. The extra fuel and better economy moved my fill ups from 150/160 to 200 to 220 and up to 260 for slow speed limits. I could pack more on the Tiger and it performed better on shit roads and gravel and if I was not IBAing then I would prefer the Tiger. Granted I do have a AUX tank for a tiger in the garage and a RDL seat so I guess I could make it work.
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  6. AwDang

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    Thanks
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  7. Patch

    Patch Long timer

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    Its like comparing kiwi and dragonfruit :D

    I have very few miles on a Trophy, just a few test rides back in the day and it was much closer (for me) to an RT. I felt 'in the bike' not on the bike. The FJR for me is very 'on the bike' with all the weight feeling up high. But memories are fading and those rides were years ago ...
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  8. AwDang

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    thats good input. I do like feeling on not in.
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  9. jdgretz

    jdgretz Looking for new places Supporter

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    From 2012 while bringing a Honda Shadow to Los Angeles from New Orleans

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    And from 2017

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    jdg
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  10. AwDang

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    Anyone have Ron Ayers 48 state route? I’m striking out with google
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  11. WYO George

    WYO George I have no idea

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    If you come up with it let me know. When I finally get to do a 48/10 I want to copy Ron’s route as close as feasible.
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  12. kendoo

    kendoo Been here awhile

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    Matt Wise would have that if you are FB friends with him or if he is on here. He rode a very close simulation during his 45/45 ride.
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  13. AwDang

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    Im a curmudgeon and dont facebook
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  14. Patch

    Patch Long timer

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    Try the IBA Forum or LD rider email list?
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  15. AwDang

    AwDang Enabler

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    Don’t know anything about the email list. I guess since I’m no longer on training wheels I could join the IBA forum
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  16. DaleE

    DaleE TransAlp Adv

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    Not sure it's what you are looking for, but did a quick scan from His "Against the Clock" book

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  17. AwDang

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    Thanks!!!!
  18. Patch

    Patch Long timer

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    Duh ... I never even thought t look there hahaha :lol3
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  19. WYO George

    WYO George I have no idea

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    I feel dumb now, I have that book sitting on my shelf and have read it twice, but never noticed the maps! I was planning on reading it again with a notepad to write down all the places mentioned.

    Damn, I is be stoopid.
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  20. Luckycharms

    Luckycharms Been here awhile

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    I can't remember exactly where I got it but here is Ron's route including all his gas, hotel, and receipt stops for his 48+ ride.

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