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Old 04-25-2012, 10:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Has anyone done a long distance ride on their warrior. I'm thinking about doing a ride to albuquerque from pa as soon as I get a bike,
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I have done a few longer rides. One that was 1 about 1000 miles and another that was was about 1800 miles round trip. It was no problem the bike worked perfectly and I was comfortable. I tried to keep my mileage to around 200 to 300 a day. I did do one day of around 500 miles though.
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I have done a few longer rides. One that was 1 about 1000 miles and another that was was about 1800 miles round trip. It was no problem the bike worked perfectly and I was comfortable. I tried to keep my mileage to around 200 to 300 a day. I did do one day of around 500 miles though.
Im looking at 2000 miles one way. Therefore I have to plan my stops accordingly.
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That will be an incredible ride:} If you like, post a route on this site and we can chime in with the best local roads/sights to see. How much time will you take to do it?
We have done a 6300 mile trip from CO to PA and back over 31 days. The Warrior was perfect for me with the DualTour seat and Clearview shield. I got about 45-50 mpg but I now carry a 1 gallon Reda spare gas can just in case. We average about 280-380 miles a day but did 52 miles one day on the Blue Ridge Parkway and 556 miles through Kansas.
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I-70 to I-44 to I-40 1910 miles one way.
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Um....sounds like a Gold Wing would be better for that.....I can't imagine doing it on a Warrior

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Um....sounds like a Gold Wing would be better for that.....I can't imagine doing it on a Warrior
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you'll most likely want an aftermarket seat for a long ride like that, maybe some type of luggage rack behind you that you can lean on. perhaps a quick detachable windshield to make it a bit less windy. all up to you but i'd try and take smaller day trips first and see how it feels if you've never done a major one like that
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Good on ya I have about a 4000 miles trip planned coming up in a month. Plan to head over to Norway and back to Moscow. I am planning on being gone a month and hopefully riding no more than 400 miles on any given day would like to keep it to around 200 a day
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you'll most likely want an aftermarket seat for a long ride like that, maybe some type of luggage rack behind you that you can lean on. perhaps a quick detachable windshield to make it a bit less windy. all up to you but i'd try and take smaller day trips first and see how it feels if you've never done a major one like that
Most I've done is 275 on my 750 and that was riding through the Catskills.
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