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Old 01-03-2013, 07:36 AM   #1 (permalink)
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10,000 km charity ride

Hi
I'm doing a 10,000 km ride for charity over 12 days in July on my 2010 speed triple SE.
Does anyone have any advice on making the bike more comfortable for me?
I was thinking new bars to give a bit more height and move them back a bit and also an Airhawk seat cushion.
Any other thoughts?
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Old 01-03-2013, 10:51 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Sounds like a great ride to help others. What is the cause? You are on the right path. I would look for a more upright position. This could be achieved by getting a bar riser and one that moves the bar back. I've not done this so I cannot give specific advice. However, you can look here http://www.twistedthrottle.com/shop-...le-1050-05?p=1 There are probably other sources in Australia that will be more economical for shipping, etc.

Depending on your dimensions, you can look to lower your pegs to give you more leg room. (Although, I would hate to do that as it reduces corner clearance).

Get some kind of throttle lock that allows you to cruise without having to hold the throttle. Here are some types of throttle locks/cruise controls http://www.aerostich.com/a-to-b-util...ruise-controls


I'd look for an aftermarket seat. Like Sargent, Corbin or even better look to have it custom built to your body. I don't know how well the air cushions work but that may be a more economical choice that will do just as well. Others may chime in.

Also, as you already know you are going to be riding 833 km or 517 mi a day. That's a lot to start at. You should be getting ready now by working up to that slowly.

Get some kind of underpants that has padding. Many just get regular cycle shorts.

Some people have found that their bike burns oil which is not normally a problem because we are riding a few 100 miles at a time and with time in between. When you are riding day after day, check your oil every day. I would bring extra oil. I know of one guy that seized his engine in a similar endeavor because he did not think to check his oil. Bring chain lube as well.

Make sure you have good gear that allows you to adapt to the weather. I personally love my Aerostich.

Get yourself a platypus or other apparatus that allows you to stay hydrated.

I also found this link that gives some other tips from The Iron Butt Association

http://www.ironbutt.com/tech/aowprintout.cfm

Good luck and keep us informed of your progress.
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Old 01-03-2013, 01:43 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Think about a center stand. Lubing chain by yourself sux.

+1 on everything said. I did 500-1000 mile days for 14 days with a bead rider and Sargent seat. No throttle lock but wished I had one.
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Old 01-04-2013, 12:53 AM   #4 (permalink)
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charity ride

Thanks guys

are the sargent seats really that good?
The only trouble with the risers is that the 2010 triple has a fatter bar and I can't find risers to fit it...which is why i was thinking about a new bar...

I'm doing it for the stillbirth foundation to raise money to fund their research, here's the link
https://give.everydayhero.com/au/andrew-hayes-1
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For me, Sargent is better than the stock but I think that a custom seat is best. If you don't have the funds (as I don't), the Sargent is a decent choice.

Maybe a new bar is what you need but then again, if you don't plan to do a lot of long distance riding, don't go too far with the expenses (unless that's not much of a problem).

Excellent cause that you are supporting. I hope that the trip goes well for you
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Old 01-04-2013, 09:20 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Old 01-04-2013, 10:01 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Friend of mine has an "Airhawk" cushion. Does an excellent job. Very comfortable for trips but gives an slightly imprecise feeling as your butt moves around a little on the air. I like it.
Item called a "Wheel Jockey" makes chain lubing much easier.
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Thanks Phil, looks great
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If you move the bar too much consider the fact that you may need longer throttle, clutch, and/or brake lines
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Old 02-27-2013, 08:51 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Ok, I've fitted the Rizoma 60mm risers, love em
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Got the airhawk cushion but it feels like I'm sitting on a waterbed, maybe I'm missing something but I roll around like crazy every time I touch the throttle or brake... Think I might go for the gel seat.....


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