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First trip on the 950

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  1. ylvrikhd
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    With around 125 miles on the new bike I decided to go visit my son in Oklahoma. It is around 215 miles one way. I selected a route that was all 2 lane roads and little traveled. I just loafed along between 50 and 60 MPH. There were lots of curves that would let me slow down and vary the speed. I can report the new 950 made the trip in flying colors. My butt got a little tired after about 100 miles but never got any worse. I haven't ridden bikes in several years except around town so I am not conditioned at all for trips. After 5 hours of riding and stopping several times I felt great when I arrived. The bike handles wonderful and the gas mileage was around 60 MPG. I'm sure that will go down a little when I start riding a little faster. I went down on Friday and came back on Saturday afternoon. When I got home from two days of riding nothing was sore and I may go riding this afternoon again. The bike is very comfortable to say the least. I may invest in a Mustang seat but I only weigh 140 lbs. and the stock seat ain't that bad for me, so we'll see. I am going to add the windshield lower plexiglas pieces to help with the wind buffeting and a sissy bar luggage rack to have a place for a sissy bar bag to sit on. I made the first oil change today and checked the bike over real good and everything seems fine. All in all I couldn't be happier with my new purchase.

  2. Shebhertezz
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    And that's why I love my Silver Girl! I'm a newbie to riding and she's my first bike. I'm so happy with my choice!

    Now that I'm doing longer day trips I am discovering that I'll probably be looking at a new seat. But I'm going to put install risers first so that I'm sitting up straighter and more back into the seat.

    I'd also like to change out my sissy bar to a quick release one but am waiting for aftermarket ones to come out next year as Yamaha wants $500 Cdn for the bar and other parts. I ride solo and only need the backrest for securing luggage.

  3. zmogejyoe
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    Sounds like a great ride and 60 mpg is super. After a long ride you said you are ready to get out again, perfect, I agree, the 950 is a joy to ride.

  4. Ronzdor
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    Thanks for the thought on aftermarket. I will hold off. Greetings to Canada. My Family Tree on my mothers side is in Quebec, St. Emilie. When I went up there in 1953 the road stopped there, now it circles around. Many family members up there. Enjoying My Girl, got just 300 miles, being kind to her, got on it once yesterday for 10 seconds. Getting 60 MPG at 55 and below. Like her, miss the front end torque of the 1600, but at 3d Gear she just is a dream and runs well on winding roads and hills. Ron

  5. Shebhertezz
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    Thanks for the thought on aftermarket. I will hold off. Greetings to Canada. My Family Tree on my mothers side is in Quebec, St. Emilie. When I went up there in 1953 the road stopped there, now it circles around.
    I'm originally from Montreal - grew up there - so know St. Emile a bit.

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