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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 10-31-2008, 12:58 PM Thread Starter
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Does yer bike have what it takes to do an Iron Butt???

This one sure does!

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post #4 of 31 (permalink) Old 10-31-2008, 01:09 PM Thread Starter
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You don't need all that....seriously you don't

I know, but you'd be lying if you said that bike isn't cool as all hell. I mean, you could go anywhere with it
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I know, but you'd be lying if you said that bike isn't cool as all hell. I mean, you could go anywhere with it

The kit he has on that bike, costs about as much as what the bike costs!

I'd rock it though!

Brianne and I keep talking about doing the Saddle Sore 1000 from Chicago to Boston on the SV's. If life settles down some next year, we are thinking about doing a couple practice runs to other states to see if we feel like we can do 1000 in 24 hours.

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The kit he has on that bike, costs about as much as what the bike costs!

I'd rock it though!

Brianne and I keep talking about doing the Saddle Sore 1000 from Chicago to Boston on the SV's. If life settles down some next year, we are thinking about doing a couple practice runs to other states to see if we feel like we can do 1000 in 24 hours.
1k in 24 hours is tough. The flat 4 is GREAT practice. Keep me updated if you are serious about this as I want to train for/attempt an SS1K next season.

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1k in 24 hours is tough. The flat 4 is GREAT practice. Keep me updated if you are serious about this as I want to train for/attempt an SS1K next season.
I did 825 miles last year and then hung out with friends late into the night drinking....it really wasn't that bad.
Of course my bike is great for that sort of trip too.
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I did 825 miles last year and then hung out with friends late into the night drinking....it really wasn't that bad.
Of course my bike is great for that sort of trip too.
I did 1600 over a Sat and a Sunday a couple of years ago. But then again I have a sofa to ride

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1k in 24 hours is tough.
SS1k isn't that bad at all if you're riding interstate roads where you can avarage good speed.
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SS1k isn't that bad at all if you're riding interstate roads where you can avarage good speed.
41.66 mph average over the 24 hours will get you 1,000 miles...just for anyone wondering

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I was looking into the SS1K when I was planning my trip around Lake Michigan. There's not much to it as far as the rules go. You need someone to verify your start and return and the fuel receipts to prove where you were and then you submit it all with your route and they verify if you went 1K or not. Would be fun to do, but I don't want to get in a hurry.if I want to stay an extra day and visit some friends.
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I am down for this for sure, I have actually been planning/chickening out for about 2 months, and now I might as well wait until next year - but almost for sure, I am doing it!

My bike is the Kawasaki Concours, and with a 7.5 gallon tank, I am sure I can do this without all the crap that the BMW has mounted - lol
Some of it might be nice, but certainly not needed. Would I rock that ride, hell yeah - do I need it to get the SS1k - NO WAY.

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Many of the Cats at Players have GS's and swear by them - Funny, while in Indy at the GP, I saw MANY a sportbiker pulled over under the viaducts on the hwy during the rain and equal the amount of GS riders that kept on going - Something about those bikes does appeal to me and I have seen one (ridden by the owner of Players) take a few giggy 1Ks in the corners before whiles out in Galena a few years back - The bike can handle better than you think

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Not to mention they can do wheelies on water


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Many of the Cats at Players have GS's and swear by them - Funny, while in Indy at the GP, I saw MANY a sportbiker pulled over under the viaducts on the hwy during the rain and equal the amount of GS riders that kept on going - Something about those bikes does appeal to me and I have seen one (ridden by the owner of Players) take a few giggy 1Ks in the corners before whiles out in Galena a few years back - The bike can handle better than you think
Permanian had some friend of his riding a GS at MAM earlier this year.....it was pretty funny watching him pass people with sparks flying off his engine guards.
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I love how it has 3 pairs of aux/fog lights. Can you say.............24hours of daylight?
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I did two 1000+ mile days in one week, plus a couple 800 mile days in the middle. I stopped every 50 miles for a smoke and to stretch my back.

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I did two 1000+ mile days in one week, plus a couple 800 mile days in the middle. I stopped every 50 miles for a smoke and to stretch my back.
Yeah, but you're hard core; so you don't count.





Lemme guess: you did them on that Viffer?
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Yeah, but you're hard core; so you don't count.





Lemme guess: you did them on that Viffer?
Yep, 4200 miles in 7 days. The only hard part was staying awake. "99 bottles of DrPepper on the wall" was sung many, many times.

It was actually easier that I had expected. Just stay moving, kind of like the tortoise and the hare, Turtle style.

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600-700 miles a day was pretty much my average on trips on the '85 V65 Sabre. Usually on US and State highways. Rode from my brother's in Philadelphia to Chicago in one day, and on one trip out west did 5300 miles in 9 days. The V4 engine is smooth and helps a lot.

No GPS, no radio, just paper maps and rain gear. And the headlight on that thing was very weak, so very little night riding. Soft bags on back.

It's not that hard to do. Start at sunup with a long first segment (150+ miles), and then it gets shorter between stops as the day wears on.

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ive done 1000 plus in a day twice..
once from ashville to the gap.. all around including devils triangle
started at 9am... got to kentucky indiana border at about midnight... first interstate the entire trip.. ran straight up 65 to dyer indiana...
that was on a 03 gixxer 1k with woodcraft clipons
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second time clt to chicago on a stock sv650 ...
the sv was definitely much more difficult...

when you get out on the open interstate on a gixxer1k you can compress time with speed a bit

bike got 135 miles to a tank at 135 miles an hour.. stopped for gas 3 times in 3 hours as i crossed the state
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Here is the link for the rules and where to submit the info to. http://www.ironbutt.com/rides/ss1000.htm
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It's harder than it seems. Almost mandatory for us Beemer riders. I did 1100 miles in 22 hours in 2004 from Crystal Lake to Colorado Springs, followed the rules, submitted to the Iron Butt Association and got my name on the "list" and ran the Iron Butt plate holder for a few years until I started track riding.

Take a look at the website, it's real interesting and makes for a fun project with some of your friends. Word of caution though, doing this with friends can be hazardous especially if you're real competetive and don't know when to quit.

http://www.ironbutt.com/rides/ss1000.htm

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