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    My maxi-scooter gets around 300 miles per tank, and I start looking for a gas station at 250 miles. My DR650 gets around 160 miles per tank and I start looking for a gas station at 125 miles. If I am on a long trip on the DR, I need a break at two hours anyway to recover from the vibration and give my butt a rest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by truckstop View Post

    And yeah, when I had a VFR, the range on that thing was about the same as my tolerance for sitting in the saddle for one stretch. 180 miles or so? Great extra use for padded bicycle shorts that's for sure.
    Since replacing the stock seat with a Sargent I find I stop for fuel before I need a break. I wonder if we have tougher butts than most motorcyclists from all the miles we put on our sadistic bicycle saddles.....

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    They do indeed rule. Can you believe they pay me to do this?



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    I was curious how did you get in to it?
    I see hills.... Bring them on!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RichinPeoria View Post
    My 2000 RC51 gets about 35 mpg max and 120 miles to the tank full. Something tells me fuel economy was not high on their list of needs/wants.
    If you can stay on the bike till the tank is dry your a better man than I am. I can't feel my hands after 45 minutes.....LoL

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    Take a ride on an MV Agusta F4. If you can stay on for 15 min and not be cursing the pain, your a better man than me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FatguyRacer View Post
    Take a ride on an MV Agusta F4. If you can stay on for 15 min and not be cursing the pain, your a better man than me.
    RC51 is ergonomically more aggressive than the F4. I don't have the numbers handy but first hand experiance tells me the RC has lower and more angled bars. They are nothing short of a torture rack unless your 5'2" with 4 foot arms
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    Meh I ride Daytona 675 for which most reviews have words like "torture rack", I find it more comfortable then my SV650.
    I see hills.... Bring them on!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by FatguyRacer View Post
    Take a ride on an MV Agusta F4. If you can stay on for 15 min and not be cursing the pain, your a better man than me.
    I took a Brutale 910R on a goat trail, that bike earns its name.
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    Riding a motorcycle in NY City is like the most fun video game EVER except you can get killed. 160+ miles on the ST yesterday. That was fun.

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    I put some stock Nightster mufflers on my Harley, now it sounds like a Honda.

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    Took a sheriff motorcycle class for civilians. I was the only one who showed up on a sport bike, everyone else was on a harley. The best part was them complaining that bikes we were using, Kawasaki Police 1000, were not like their bikes in terms of seating position. Looked similar to me.
    Minus the fairings. It was hell of fun making those suckers turn within 18 feet area (and I think less at some point with a concrete wall at the end). No freaken way I can do the same thing on my Daytona.
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    Boy, that takes me back! I had a surplus police KZ1000 back in the 80's!
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    A few miles on the chip and seal gravel yesterday. That can get interesting. Fortunately I kept the shiny side up.

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    So I'm on the NY Thruway the other day, I-87, just north of Suffern, coming back from NY City at about 1PM. I'm in the right lane, and I'm enjoying the scenery, doing about 65-70 mph, when suddenly, there's an SUV passing me on the right in the same lane I'm riding in. That's never happened to me before. I was astonished. I had drifted a bit to the outside of the lane, but come on, I was IN that right lane.

    I accelerated and caught up with this utter ahole and gave him a wtf look. I got no response.

    For the rest of the trip I hammered up the left lane @ 85 mph+. I figured it was safer.

    Some of these people really need to be off the friggin road. Seriously.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
    So I'm on the NY Thruway the other day, I-87, just north of Suffern, coming back from NY City at about 1PM. I'm in the right lane, and I'm enjoying the scenery, doing about 65-70 mph, when suddenly, there's an SUV passing me on the right in the same lane I'm riding in. That's never happened to me before. I was astonished. I had drifted a bit to the outside of the lane, but come on, I was IN that right lane.

    I accelerated and caught up with this utter ahole and gave him a wtf look. I got no response.

    For the rest of the trip I hammered up the left lane @ 85 mph+. I figured it was safer.

    Some of these people really need to be off the friggin road. Seriously.
    His cousin lives in Utah, is Mexican, and did the same thing to me on Friday, but passed on the left, in my lane, while talking on the phone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
    So I'm on the NY Thruway the other day, I-87, just north of Suffern, coming back from NY City at about 1PM. I'm in the right lane, and I'm enjoying the scenery, doing about 65-70 mph, when suddenly, there's an SUV passing me on the right in the same lane I'm riding in. That's never happened to me before. I was astonished. I had drifted a bit to the outside of the lane, but come on, I was IN that right lane.

    I accelerated and caught up with this utter ahole and gave him a wtf look. I got no response.

    For the rest of the trip I hammered up the left lane @ 85 mph+. I figured it was safer.

    Some of these people really need to be off the friggin road. Seriously.
    Must be from CA.
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    Motorcyclists are generally complete idiots. 3 or 4 fatalities here quite recently in my local area. Every single one pilot error by the way. No evil cager aggression was required in any of those accidents, the riders did it all by themselves. So this spurs a newspaper article about how all this has shaken up the local hog morons. Here is a quote from that article, I kid you not:

    News of the accidents has sobered many motorcyclists and spurred discussion at gatherings throughout Orange, Sullivan and Ulster counties. Those who took risks on their bikes spoke of "being scared straight," while others talked of having fewer beers before heading onto the road. More than a few reminded each other to stay alert.

    Oh the sacrifices some m/c geniuses make for safety. It makes me verklempt.

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    "Fewer beers"? I won't even have one piss-weak Utah beer if I'm riding. That's a variable that I refuse to enter into my riding equation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian View Post
    "Fewer beers"? I won't even have one piss-weak Utah beer if I'm riding. That's a variable that I refuse to enter into my riding equation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian View Post
    "Fewer beers"? I won't even have one piss-weak Utah beer if I'm riding. That's a variable that I refuse to enter into my riding equation.
    So if you're on 4 wheels then drinking is ok?...double standard? Hey, I have 'em. I'm just asking. But I still won't have beer(S) if I'm driving the car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skijor View Post
    So if you're on 4 wheels then drinking is ok?...double standard? Hey, I have 'em. I'm just asking. But I still won't have beer(S) if I'm driving the car.
    Yes, I've been known to have ONE beer with a meal, even if I'm driving. I also weigh around 200lbs, so it would take quite a few Utah beers to even get me buzzed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post
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    I was about to mark my calendar, as I thought it was Pcad that was agreeing with me. How are you, MV?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian View Post
    I was about to mark my calendar, as I thought it was Pcad that was agreeing with me. How are you, MV?
    Alive and well.
    Thanks for asking. Have to add....I agree with the no beer before operating any kind of motorized vehicle. Should something happen, even if its not your fault, it can still be used against you. If you have a beer, let someone else drive.
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