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Old May 29th @ 07:03 pm   #1
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From: A Space between a blink and a tear

Motorcycle: 06' CBR1000RR

Ran into this guy yesterday, good advice. He used a closet shelf, bunjee coord'ed to the passenger pegs and wrapped all his stuff in a tarp and covered with a net.


I will be going to Florida in June, I plan on bringing my CBR with me (gonna trailer it there) But I'm riding it back from Key Largo, FL!!!! So I'll need to pack prior to leaving. And I will be putting about 3800 miles total in a 3 week period on this bad boy.

Right now I have saddle bags I plan on using, a backpack and a tankbag (TomTom GPS equipped). I might setup a rack like he had and put a suitcase on there to carry more items. Or the just the suitcase alone should work just fine? We'll see.

Tools I plan on carrying:
-A multi tool (leathermen type)
-Socket set
-Hex key set
-Tire repair kit (w/co2 cartridges)

Gear:
-Perforated leather jacket w/liner if need be
-Riding pants with a liner (for higher elevations)
-*Still need a rainsuit*
-Thermal underwear
-Camera, DUH!

Need advice on:
Waterproofing my luggage. I have some vacuum seal bags I plan on putting all my stuff in, that should work. Wrap suitcase in a tarp?

Anthing else I should bring (must have)?

Anyone here done a cross country on a sportbike? If so how often do you stretch/need gas, and how many hours would you ride before you'd stop for the night?

Fuel capacity: 4.8 gal total, with a 1.06 gal reserve
Low fuel light comes on around 165 miles, takes just about 3.5 gallons to fill up. Averaging 47mpg. Should be approx 1.3 gals remaining of fuel (50 miles). Based on this I'd start looking for gas around low light, but should be able to safely go 180-200 miles (pushing it) before a fill up.

Any advice would be awesome!
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Old May 29th @ 08:26 pm   #2
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From: Las Vegas

Motorcycle: 06 1000 rr bone stock 01 F4I
holy crap that is a back rest on that bike
 
 
Old May 30th @ 01:34 pm   #3
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From: In that old blue chair...

Motorcycle: FXB12RR
Betcha it handles sweet too...like a brick in a tornado.
 
 
Old May 30th @ 05:36 pm   #4
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From: Tatooine

Motorcycle: a jet
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Originally Posted by Spooby View Post
Any advice would be awesome!
My advice is, get a touring or a sport touring bike for a trip that long. It would be much more enjoyable.
 
 
Old May 30th @ 07:23 pm   #5
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From: BOISE IDAHO

Motorcycle: YAMAHA '06 FZ6, 2000 XT 225
As you may know Jimmy, my FZ6 is a sport touring bike so there have been many posts by members from the FZ6 Forum doing these cross country trips.

The FZ6 has a 5.1 gallon tank and gets about 50 HWY MPG , but fuel is always is an issue.

So check this out.

http://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/PN-070-0526/070-0526

Several people have asked me about them, and I have been meaning to post up a few pictures with info. So here it goes.

The fuel containers are aluminum MSR fuel bottles for camp stoves. They are designed for actual automotive fuel use. On my first trip I carried a single smaller bottle inside one of my side cases. This served as both emergency fuel and fuel for my camp stove (it runs off automotive fuel - and almost all other kinds of fuel). The smaller bottle (650ml) got me out of a bind on 2 occasions that would have made for a long walk/push. There are several companies making these bottles. I use MSR as that is the brand of my camp stove.

The holder on the side cases is made by Touratech. It comes with the straps to hold the bottle to the bracket. The brackets are very nice cnc cut aluminum.

You can buy a single bottle holder (Touratech part #070-0526) for $26.30.
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Old May 31st @ 02:20 pm   #6
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From: A Space between a blink and a tear

Motorcycle: 06' CBR1000RR
Thanks Kenny.

And Pheer, I have a cruiser and a sport touring bike. I just want to do it on my CBR :)~
 
 
Old June 29th @ 01:27 pm   #7
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From: A Space between a blink and a tear

Motorcycle: 06' CBR1000RR
I did it! Amazing times! Never had to worry about gas, I averaged 48mpg. Ran 87 octane the whole time, stopped every 180 miles or so for gas. I wanna do this again soon, this time travel up highway 80. Way up north, anyone down?

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Old June 29th @ 02:11 pm   #8
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From: Las Vegas

Motorcycle: 06 1000 rr bone stock 01 F4I
Quote:
Originally Posted by Spooby View Post
I did it! Amazing times! Never had to worry about gas, I averaged 48mpg. Ran 87 octane the whole time, stopped every 180 miles or so for gas. I wanna do this again soon, this time travel up highway 80. Way up north, anyone down?

End of August a few peps are doing the Border to Border ride.
 
 
Old June 29th @ 07:16 pm   #9
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From: BOISE IDAHO

Motorcycle: YAMAHA '06 FZ6, 2000 XT 225
Niice.

Glad you had fun and more importantly made it home safely.

Any interesting stories?
 
 
Old June 29th @ 07:29 pm   #10
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From: A Space between a blink and a tear

Motorcycle: 06' CBR1000RR
Kenny, tons of interesting stories. I'll meet up sometime this week/next
week and tell them.
 
 

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