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3k mile trip ahead -- need advice

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  1. recumpendpop

    I leave mine on all summer and after I take it off the bead pattern goes away in about 2 weeks.

  2. bevo844

    you can wear the same jeans 2 or 3 days, but i recommend packing enough so you don't wear the same pair past that or it will conflict with your comfort level.

    i echo the need for a rain suit. frogg toggs are best.

    check brake pads/oil change if necessary before your trip.

    get plenty of rest/sleep before and after your rides.

    check tires before and during your trip. tread, air pressure, nails, etc.

    bring plenty of cash. not every place takes plastic and you don't want to have to look for an ATM

  3. recumpendpop

    Wear a spare key on a chain or string around your neck.

    Loosing your key in the middle of your trip could be a real Pain.

  4. DaveAkers

    Buy a Mustang seat ,that alot of miles!!!

  5. loscayun

    just got back from a week of riding total of 2,000 miles in 4 total days of riding.
    This time of year the big thing is water drink a lot of water, the heat and the ride will drain you and when you reach the point of dehydration it is to late so stay hydrated.

  6. Cabri103

    Hey I bought a V Star 950 a few weeks...

    I'll be doing my own 3k ride in a week or so, heading up to upstate NY and back to Florida on my Royal Star. One thing that I have done is to make some long trips. I have put a few 400 mile days on the bike. I have an after market seat (Ultimate Seat) and that will make a huge difference. I am also getting the bike checked over by a good mechanic a few days before the ride and changing the oil. (my bike has a bit over 11k miles on it now) just getting broken in

  7. froto

    Just bring a small (used) roll of duct tape, about 5 ft of tie wire, a Leatherman Tool, and a Vice-Grip wrench and you're good to go. Oh, and warm clothing, rain suit, and extra gloves of a warmer variety even in Summer, that's it! Have a good trip!

  8. Debby39

    Bead rider.......Just got it and put it on seat, leave for Blue Ridge Friday, so we'll see how it goes



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