Big Trip

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  1. shinigami24

    shinigami24 New Member

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    would a R1 stay together going from Florida to South Brazil? Its a big trip , LOL me and some friends are planning on going to Brazil with the bikes around January.
     
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    hole shit.......

    that just makes my back hunt just thinking about that trip...... :eek4:
     
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    shinigami24 New Member

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    well we'll be stopping here and there :big grin:
     
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    Dang sounds like a good trip and all, but I would probably look into something a bit more comfortable than a sportbike. May want to look into getting an aftermarket seat or something.

    Maybe short bus will jump in here. I know he took a long bike trip on his XX.
     
  5. mnewell

    mnewell Lucy.

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    Make sure you do it Motorcycle Diaries style and ride 2-up the whole way! :run:
     
  6. Peter Gibbons

    Peter Gibbons OT Supporter

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    Yea, a XX is a lot diff. than an R1.

    I could see the trip on a fast couch like a Busa just maaaaybe.

    You'll prob. want risers in addition to a new seat. What about your stuff? Bags on the R1 :ugh:
     
  7. Team503

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    I have a buddy that rode an R6 from Dallas to San Francisco in three days. About a week's worth of gear with him. I rode a Ninja 250 on the same trip. It was hell. 14+ hours/day for 3 solid days.

    You'll DEFINITELY want a Corbin/Sargent/someotherbrand aftermarket seat.
    I would consider bar risers - the comfort will be worth it.
    Raised windscreen - at the minimum, a ZG double-bubble.
    Tankbag + saddlebags = decent storage for a sportbike. Look into the solutions that put a saddlebag on each side and a bag on the pillion seat.
    AAA/AMA Roadside Assistance - you're a fool if you don't get it for the part of your ride in the USA. Check out the AMA's Helping Hands program, as well.
    Tools - you should EACH carry a fairly full toolkit. You should carry enough tools to basically do a teardown on the road. This includes everything you need to change a tire.
    Tires - Sorry, but take off those Sportec M1s and fit a pair of higher wear sport/touring tires. Otherwise, you'll going to be in Perugay trying to get tires flown in.
    Emergency equipment - A cellphone that's GSM (works everywhere in the world), or a satellite phone, is a wise investment. You'll also want a full first aid course with CPR training. Go do this ahead of time - a lot of South America doesn't have easily available emergency medical treatment. I'd suggest visiting a doctor ahead of time and seeing vaccinations you can get, as well as supplies to take with you, like a basic antibiotic.

    Good luck, and have fun. Take a laptop and digicam, and document your trip. :)
     
  8. mnewell

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    I rode from Florida to Seattle on an Aprilia Mille R. They really aren't known for the comfort but it wasn't too bad...
     

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