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post #1 of 18 Old 06-15-2012, 10:43 AM Thread Starter
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1,800 miles in 18 Days

Hey everyone . Next month I am headed out West with the 919. My friends a Paleontologist and asked me if I'd like to drive across the country with him to his field site. Even better we are tossing the 919 on a trailer, parting ways in Montana and metting up in Salt Lake City before heading back. That leaves me with 18 days of riding. Below is a tentative trip I have planned out.

Bozeman, Mt to Salt Lake City, UT - Google Maps

I am sending my seat away to Spencers today and have some soft luggage already. I bought a GoPro for some of the more scenic parts of the trip. Does anyone have any suggestions for some MUST SEE stuff along this route ? Also, does anyone want to join up for legs of the trip? I should have my dates together in a few days.

Any tips or suggestions? Anything to pack that a lot of people forget? Any 919 parts I should take with me?

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Sounds like an awesome trip, but damn 1,000 miles a day! Be safe, thats alot.

How many miles are on your bike? You may want to consider a rear wheel bearing pre-emptive change. Alot of people see those go at 30K miles or so. Much easier to replace before-hand than on the road.

Bring a lot of chain lube.

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You've already picked a good route through Yellowstone. Don't forget to stop in Jackson Hole and see the sights. Bubbas is a good place to eat.

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18,000 or 1,800?

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i think he means 1,800 miles total in 18 days, so average about 100 miles / day.

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If you have the time, Route 12 through central Utah is beautiful, Captiol Reef, Arches and Canyonlands National Parks are also not too far away and worth a visit. Looking at your route, I would skip I-15 and head north on Rt. 89 to Rt. 12... go through Bryce Canyon, then on to the parks mentioned above. I drove that route in a car a few years ago, and spent most of the trip grumbling that I wasn't on my 919.

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i think he means 1,800 miles total in 18 days, so average about 100 miles / day.
I sure hope so. 18k in 18 days would be very tough.

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post #9 of 18 Old 06-16-2012, 12:39 AM Thread Starter
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O holy crap, I deff mean 1800, wow. I could do almost all the way around the world otherwise.

Thanks for the tip acall. I just looked at rt 12 and 89 and it looks way better then what I have now.

And g00gl3it, I think I have actually eaten at bubba's, and I do remember it being pretty good.

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Fixed the thread title for ya!

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post #11 of 18 Old 06-16-2012, 07:19 AM
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Fixed the thread title for ya!
1800 miles in 18 hours is 100MPH for 18 hours straight. It seems a bit unlikely.

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post #12 of 18 Old 06-16-2012, 07:30 AM
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There I fixed the Title for you. Ottawa had it as 1,800 in 18hrs.

Edit: I see from your Map you are coming in to Colorado Springs. Let me know when you get close so we can ride, I can take you on a longer route to get to US50/Canon City, or you can ride to the top of Pikes Peak. Chances are I will have the day off. Also The Shadow and mntnceguy are up in the Denver area. Side note you should probably veer of course a little when you're down in the Durango area Us160 and US550 meet, head to Silverton,Co on US550 and take the Million Dollar Highway to Ouray,Co. They call Ouray "Little Switzerland".

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._Route_550

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http://goo.gl/maps/BfZJ

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https://www.wristtwisters.com/forums/...a-27644-3.html

^^^Post #93 starts the pictures up to the top of Pikes Peak and I have some video of it on my you tube channel (TheSattyD)^^^

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I have no idea but only 100 a day? Maybe its different because of twisties but I did 1500 in 3 days...there's no way I would try for more than that ever again. I had the stock seat too. I say 200-300 per stretch for me, maybe 400 depends on if its super slab or traffic.

Not to deviate or derail but when I read 18,000 in 18 days I first thought you were insane or towing the bike behind you in a comfy tahoe...cuz that shit be crazy.

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There I fixed the Title for you. Ottawa had it as 1,800 in 18hrs.


I never touched the "days"! All I did was delete a zero and move the comma!

Someone's playing games!

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Enjoy your trip!

I did 3500 miles in 8 days on the 9 last week. I was well equipped, but this is what was actually helpful:

- Sargent seat. Not as comfy as some others, but better than stock (and looks great).
- Airhawk 2.
- Throttle lock. I have a right shoulder that bothers me sometimes, so that helped take the pressure off.
- GPS (iPhone with Navigon in my case) with all key landmarks saved.
- Rags, plexus and chain lube
- Duct tape (Patching rain covers, and a few jury rigs)
- Rain gear, including waterproof gloves and boots or covers
- Cargo net (drying the sneakers you should not have worn, and the gloves you got caught in the rain with)

What I wish I had brought:

- More hex keys. The one in my toolkit did not help to readjust my headlight and Rizoma mirror
- Flat rigid something for souvenirs like stickers, postcards, patches, maps etc...
- Earplugs for sharing rooms with snorers and the occasional highway headache.

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post #16 of 18 Old 06-16-2012, 09:19 AM
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1400mi in 3days a month ago, well, 4, but one day was spent hanging out with friends and bike-free. stock seat. no windscreen. not difficult. you'll be fine.

Earplugs or passive NR earbuds and tunes (my choice) are a must.

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Thanks for the suggestions 07919Dave. I'll let you know when I'm in colorado springs, I'll be there for a few days taking a break with a friend. Rt 550 looks freaking sweet. kodiak919 thanks for the shopping list. What kind of throttle lock did you use? I hope to have my ear plugs in the mail in a few days. I got the ones you shape to your ears.

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post #18 of 18 Old 06-18-2012, 01:00 PM
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1,000 a day for a couple weeks! That's up there with 90 yrs old Ardyse Kellerman 60 yrs old Vonnie Glaves. Both have over a million miles. LOL

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