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Motorcycles BS Thread 2.0

Discussion in 'Motorcycles' started by Sacrifice, Mar 8, 2016.

  1. Dec 13, 2023 at 11:39 AM
    but why tho

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    I’ve been thinking of trying to do Bay Area to Seattle and back in a day. It’s over 1600 miles but is something I’ve always wanted to try. At that point, since it's actually a race against the clock and I’d be riding for 24 hours, it doesn’t matter what time I leave, so I could leave at 6-7AM to be better rested and just ride till the next morning, vs waking up earlier to do the ride in 16 hours like I did for the SaddleSore rides.

    The last SaddleSore in-state ride did take me 20 hours, though. I left at 4AM and didn’t finish till midnight. That was such a tough ride that I think it showed me I have the stamina to at least do 20 hours, so if I can get lucky with traffic and road conditions I think I could grind out another 4 hours for the Bun Burner Gold ride. Like you, this would wait till at least next May.
     
  2. Dec 13, 2023 at 11:53 AM
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    My very first Saddlesore was done while doing a 24 hour rally. It was set up by a former IBR finisher so that you could do a rally with 24 hours of available clock time and IF you hit over 1000 miles you could claim a Saddlesore ride. I forget where I finished rally wise but I covered slightly over 1,100 miles AND took a near 2 hour rest break as my final bonus was a daylight only and I was there early so I got to claim a rest bonus as well. I think I hit the 1k mark at about 18 hours? I remember I was in Ocean City, MD around 2:30 am sitting at a traffic light right near a nightclub that was closing after last call and watching a bunch of rather scantily clad young women stumble across the intersection in front of me. Don't ever tell me you don't see anything on an Iron Butt ride!
     
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  3. Dec 13, 2023 at 12:21 PM
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    Welp. that was easy. Took less than an hour and I passed with 88% on my first attempt without reading a lick of the coursework lol.

    This is how you know it's just to make money, and not really to help people become better drivers.
     
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  4. Dec 13, 2023 at 1:40 PM
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    w.adventures Adventure is out there

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    But just imagine how many people can’t pass it
     
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    Lol right. I paid for "unlimited attempts" just to be safe and save some time...basic package allows for two.

    Anyone who can't complete it in 2 should have to reapply for their license, these questions are so easy and the only 2 i got wrong, was because I erred on the side of being too safe.
     
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  7. Dec 13, 2023 at 1:46 PM
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    If I remember, next time I order from there....I'll grab you one. I ordered all my Rhinowalk stuff from there. Bought it from the Rhinowalk store and used Paypal....got to me in 11 days :D


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  8. Dec 13, 2023 at 1:57 PM
    but why tho

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    Bit more expensive but can get it on Amazon:

    Bburago B18-51082 1:18 Honda Africa Twin Adventure, Assorted Designs and Colours https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08XQXH2M7

    I’m not the biggest fan of Aliexpress but to their credit I’ve received everything I’ve ordered from them. Speaking of which, pretty sure the wind deflectors for the Super Tenere were delivered today.
     
  9. Dec 13, 2023 at 2:04 PM
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    Yup no shame in my game. I'll do what I can to prepare myself and the bike, but if I can't continue on will have to stay the night somewhere. Hoping I can do it though and appreciate the encouragement.

    1500 miles in 24 hrs sounds intense! Ride from coast to coast in 2 days lol
     
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  10. Dec 13, 2023 at 2:06 PM
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    I knew I was buying Chinese bags.....so I wasn't padding Bezo's wallet for the same thing :rofl: I saved almost $200 by going straight to the source....and since Amazon doesn't have Prime shipping that's guaranteed in 2 days anymore.........was a simple choice :D
     
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  11. Dec 13, 2023 at 2:48 PM
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    Careful with copart. Like old school ebay auctions they always went up in the last few minutes from people bidding in countries all over the world. On top of that, check your fees for buying, copart lists them and they are high. Theres a price tiered final auction fee or value well info the hundreds for bikes. They have a graph on the website, plus storage fees, title fees, its awful. My $1200 KTM 390 was actually a $1850 KTM 390 before fixing it up.
     
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    Wait.. ive been gone for a minute. Is that what you're doing? Going to win the iron butt?
     
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    There is a 50 hour coast to coast ride going from Atlantic to Pacific in under 50 hours and a 100 hour coast to coast to coast.
     
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  14. Dec 13, 2023 at 3:57 PM
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    @FreshOldTaco wants to get his IBA number. You in?

    I just helped another FJR forum friend get his in June when he went along with me up to Michigan and back. Actually, we each got 2 certs for that trip. Saddlesore of 1087 miles covered in 18 hours then some sleep and broke 1500 miles in under 36 hours for a Bun Burner. We really goofed up though and stopped getting gas receipts because by the time we quit for the night we had over 2k miles in under 48 hours for a Saddlesore 2000.
     
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    Not for me sir. Im happy if I get 4-5k in a year :anonymous:
     
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  16. Dec 13, 2023 at 4:00 PM
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    just a couple of things tbh
    ive looked at it all before the fees are there but if it was got for less then a grand then id be fine plus most of coparts stuff in the states stays in the states it doesnt go world wide often sicne it cost to much. thats correct on the bidding its always the last day and last few mins that it goes up high but you can set your limit and pull out if it goes over what you want. ive already looked at all the fees for them since i was looking at a zx4r for a bit but decided against it since well it needed more work then i was wanting to put into it. this one would either A. be torn down for parts for when my bike breaks again... or B. be turned into a dirt toy
     
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    Actually that's not bad......if you only ride a month or two......:ohsnap:
     
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    Ooh BURN :bananadead:

    i get about 18k/year it seems on average. IDK if I have the mental or physical fortitude to do an Iron butt ride on my BMW lol so it'll probably have to wait until i get a more touring oriented bike.

    but if speed limits weren't a thing then I'd definitely consider it lol
     
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  19. Dec 13, 2023 at 4:07 PM
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    I want to come up to PA during Memorial Day week and do this BDR:
    https://ridebdr.com/pawilds/

    Waiting on my friend to confirm that he will come too. Same guy that I went to Maine with.




    Side note, i thought driving to SW Montana in 3 days was hard. You guys are talking about coast to coast in 2 days on 2 wheels
     
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    My best year to date was just shy of 25k miles in 2018. This year I'm around 19+k so far.
     
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