lusting over something...
Join Date: Nov 2007
Rep Power: 1
I got home safe. I haven't touched the bike since I got back. I plan on cleaning up the 3lbs of chain wax on the swing arm and rim tomorrow as well as wash off the 1.5" of bugs stuck to the front of my bike.
I made it back in three full days of riding, no tickets, no close calls. Kept speeds reasonable and stopped for short breaks every tank.
I did meet one crazy guy on a GS who I met up with in Sault Ste. Marie who left Edmonton at some ungodly hour that morning and was gunning for Montreal that night. He was running at a frantic pace (150km/h+ in a 90 - which is good for a roadside seizure and license pull for 90 days plus a $2,000-$10,000 fine)
Other than that, the heat entering southern Ontario was amazing. I've never been on a bike doing 110km/h and felt the wind hot on my skin before.
Trip results: 919 is not a feasible entry for an iron butt, but will do the job in a pinch. Also, my best tank got me 271kms before warning light came on, and ran completely out at 358kms. My oil was just about @ the 5k mark and I ran regular the entire trip. Also noticed no soot buildup on my tail section like I had from my trip up. Tires also did amazingly well. over 10,000kms to date this summer and still lots of tread left in the centre. The rear definitely squared off from the trip, the front still looks new. I put these tires on @ 8k kms, I'm now @ 25k!!