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post #1 of 49 (permalink) Old 04-10-2016, 10:08 PM Thread Starter
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What are you touring on this summer?

It's getting closer to "Moto Camping season" at least in this part of the world, so what are you touring on this summer? I'm using my 1996 Daytona Super III this summer.











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How is that for distance riding? Our touring this summer will be on my Thruxton (me) and Speed Four (her). Longest trip planned is the week long Yellowstone jaunt, about 1300 miles.

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It is not too bad, I re-built the thing two winters ago, put 6,000 mi. on it last summer (no touring) did a couple of 300 mi. days on it last summer and did just fine. Fuel mileage is right at 40 mpg. where I can get 50 mpg. on the Sprint, just have to watch those out of the way places with no gas stations a little closer.

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I'm very thankful to have two bikes; I have a trip planned for each one this year. The Tiger will go out to CA/AZ this summer. The Bonnie will get something shorter-only a few days. Not sure where to go on that trip yet though.
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I'll be touring on my 2012 thunderbird storm. (full windscreen, tsukayu hard bags, and corbin seat - along with an airhawk for....if things get bad). riding VA to maine, VA to long island, VA to blue ridge parkway/Maggie valley - and possibly VA to GA.
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Just got back from Motos in Moab. First big trip, rode from Vegas. Definitely need to invest in a grab rail and/or panniers and proper motorcycle luggage. Sitting with your groin against the tank is interesting for a 900+ mile round trip.



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Have a few big trips planned for the Thruxton R this summer. I think the longest will be Yosemite. Just finished welding up the luggage racks for it, and hoping the dual seats are available soon. Would be nice to get the big cowl out of the way for "touring" mode. Being able to use the back of the seat will be nice.

@Cafenoir I did that ride last October, LA to Vegas, Vegas to Bryce, Bryce to Moab, avoiding freeways where possible. Absolutely some amazing riding through there. We caught rain for the first 3 days which was a bit of a bummer but would do it again if given the chance.

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Have a few big trips planned for the Thruxton R this summer. I think the longest will be Yosemite. Just finished welding up the luggage racks for it, and hoping the dual seats are available soon. Would be nice to get the big cowl out of the way for "touring" mode. Being able to use the back of the seat will be nice.

@Cafenoir I did that ride last October, LA to Vegas, Vegas to Bryce, Bryce to Moab, avoiding freeways where possible. Absolutely some amazing riding through there. We caught rain for the first 3 days which was a bit of a bummer but would do it again if given the chance.
Nice man, Vegas to Bryce sounds like a great ride. The 70 has some nice 5th gear big winding roads though for the ride to Moab. We did catch rain a couple times and had to stop under an overpass for hail.

Be sure to post pics of those luggage racks when you're done!
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Will do threw a coat of paint on em last night so should be ready for a final test mount when I get home from work.
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Going to be doing my first major road trip (~3,500mi) on my '13 Street Triple R in September. Should be a lot of fun, especially as I haven't camped in about twenty plus years...
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