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The John Norwich Riders Corner In honour of our fellow moderator: John Norwich R.I.P. September 17th, 2014
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Old 08-28-2012, 05:58 PM   #1
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touring with sportbike

has anyone done it?

crossing multiple provinces/states

super uncomfortable?
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Old 08-28-2012, 06:04 PM   #2
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ive always wanted to do this, also wonder the same thing.
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Old 08-28-2012, 07:27 PM   #3
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i did 1700km in 2 days on a standard that i had to ride the tits off of to get any speed, with a more modern bike like yours, ghost, it shouldn't be too bad.

how far are you planning to go and how long in one stint?
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Old 08-28-2012, 08:53 PM   #4
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i wouldn't do it...my back started killing me just going to hells gate
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Old 08-28-2012, 08:55 PM   #5
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i went to osoyoos and back on a 04 r6 and the ride there was ok..had a couple pit stops for 20-30 min and people took my stuff so it was just me on the bike but on the ride back a week after and i really felt it i dunno why the ride there was fine.. ride back sucked and thats only like 400 km
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Old 08-28-2012, 11:43 PM   #6
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I did 10000km on honda cbr600rr in the US for 2 weeks, I had problems with my legs crap up a bit. My back was fine, since my bike sit more upright than say a R6. Overall it wasn't bad, having a sportbike for the twisty was alot of fun. Only thing that was a real pain was filling up every 220 to 250 kms. I had soft saddlebag and tailbag, just carried the essentials.
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Colleagues of mine in Calgary tour on their sport bikes yearly.

R6 / GSX-R 600 / ZX-14 / CBR1000RR / Hayabusa + I'm forgetting a few

They start in Calgary and usually end up in Phoenix, AZ or Las Vegas. They usually go for 2 weeks straight. If I recall correctly, they've been doing this for over 8 years with no real complaints other than the usual back aches and sore wrists. These are guys in their late 30s and 40s. One of them is 56 this year.
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was thinking of heading down to California
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