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Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Tck13, Mar 15, 2006.

  1. pgd3

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    Surely you mean bump start, although mine I use 3rd, 2nd the engine still locks up the tire.

    Amazingly I've a number of times had air be the culprit.

    Usually its not the filter but a mouse nest or similar that was built inside the filter housing.

    Of course my mother calls me this week with a car dead on the side of the road.

    I added some fuel to the tank just to make sure that it wasn't that sort of issue, no fire.

    Checked spark plug wires and...

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    For some time now, I've been fantasizing about taking a trip from Wash DC to Montreal to visit a friend. The furthest distance I have traveled in one sitting is ~150 miles from the Maryland 'burbs to Philly and Charlottesville. Should I go for the gusto or plan the next trip to be say ~250 miles and go from there?
     


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    Go. Take a break when you get tired. But there is no reason to approach this with any trepidation. That's still a day trip. I assume this is a modern bike and not an Ironhead Sportster or anything like that.
     


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    For some time now, I've been fantasizing about taking a trip from Wash DC to Montreal to visit a friend. The furthest distance I have traveled in one sitting is ~150 miles from the Maryland 'burbs to Philly and Charlottesville. Should I go for the gusto or plan the next trip to be say ~250 miles and go from there?

    I found I could comfortably ride about 2 hours at a time before requiring a break (water, food, fuel, walking around).
     


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    I found I could comfortably ride about 2 hours at a time before requiring a break (water, food, fuel, walking around).

    I did not intend to suggest, I would hope to make it 600+ miles without hitting the john, grabbing a cup of coffee, eating, and taking breaks. I'm conerned with my ability to travel 600 miles on bike in one day. It's tough in a car, but with rest, has anyone done anything similar in distance?
     


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    Harold falcon Stylish Dinosaur

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    I did not intend to suggest, I would hope to make it 600+ miles without hitting the john, grabbing a cup of coffee, eating, and taking breaks. I'm conerned with my ability to travel 600 miles on bike in one day. It's tough in a car, but with rest, has anyone done anything similar in distance?

    I rode from PA to Texas a few years ago. I took my time and averaged a little over 300 miles a day.

    You can certainly do more, but I traveled more off the highway than on, and stopped frequently to enjoy my ride.
     


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    Took me 11-12 hours. I'm sure I didn't follow the shortest route though. The fact that I rode in t-shirt and shorts didn't help, I'm sure. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&sour...43&ie=UTF8&z=9 Also I had no license. [​IMG] Depending on motorcycle, type of roads, weather and clothing it's probably doable, but tiring. Why not split in two?
     


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    For some time now, I've been fantasizing about taking a trip from Wash DC to Montreal to visit a friend. The furthest distance I have traveled in one sitting is ~150 miles from the Maryland 'burbs to Philly and Charlottesville. Should I go for the gusto or plan the next trip to be say ~250 miles and go from there?

    I've done a few (3) 750 mile days on my Ducati Sport 1000, which is the *least* comfortable production bike released...possibly ever. It's significantly worse than their 1098/1198 for comfort. The key is stopping when you need to.

    However, I also did NY to Montreal last year and I can say that French Canadians were THE WORST drivers I've had to share the road with, and I do most of my riding in NYC.
     


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    I did not intend to suggest, I would hope to make it 600+ miles without hitting the john, grabbing a cup of coffee, eating, and taking breaks. I'm conerned with my ability to travel 600 miles on bike in one day. It's tough in a car, but with rest, has anyone done anything similar in distance?
    Sorry -- I thought that would help you understand how many breaks you would need in the day to get that distance.

    I've done as much as 1000 km in one day, but I wouldn't recommend it -- that was out west on the really flat stuff without any traffic, so I was really flying. 800km would be a more sensible maximum through relatively urban areas.

    I'd recommend something in the 500-600km range if you've never done a ride like this before.

    I've done a few (3) 750 mile days on my Ducati Sport 1000, which is the *least* comfortable production bike released...possibly ever. It's significantly worse than their 1098/1198 for comfort. The key is stopping when you need to.

    However, I also did NY to Montreal last year and I can say that French Canadians were THE WORST drivers I've had to share the road with, and I do most of my riding in NYC.

    Montreal drivers are insane. That is all.
     


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    New Harley Davidson Blackline. Discuss.

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    I wondered what was new about it, but then I saw the side reflectors.[​IMG]
     


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    Yeah, other than some styling differences, it'd look pretty similar to the SuperGlide or WideGlide, minus the softtail of course.
     


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    I thought it was a Lowrider until I read the post.
     


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    New Harley Davidson Blackline. Discuss.

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    I do not like Harleys. [​IMG]
     


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