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post #1 of 69 Old 04-23-2014, 08:38 PM Thread Starter
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Furthest you went to get a bike

A few weeks ago I took a flight to go get a new (to me) vstrom and was sitting here wondering who here had done the same and the furthest traveled?

For me, it was a flight to Virginia and right at 950 mile ride home in a little over a day.
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post #2 of 69 Old 04-23-2014, 08:49 PM
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I drove a total of 210 miles for my 12'V-Strom 650 Adventure. 105 up and 105 back riding my new bike.
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post #3 of 69 Old 04-23-2014, 08:52 PM
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Not a bike but I drove a total of 1600 miles in two days to buy a jet ski a few years back.
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post #4 of 69 Old 04-23-2014, 08:54 PM
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Originally Posted by buttman View Post
For me, it was a flight to Virginia and right at 950 mile ride home in a little over a day.
I can't compete with that, but it was still a thrill. I found my bike, brand new and for a decent price, in Montreal, 200 Km (120 miles) away. My son drove me there in his car and we returned with the bike on his trailer (the bike's only time on a trailer).

Going to Montreal is never a hardship - at least two restaurants there can still make a decent smoked meat sandwich.

Marc, rider of a black 2009 V-Strom 650A ABS

"To the Companion who knows how to go light and fare hard, who is friendly with the rain, and finds no road too long." William Blake in "Brown Waters and other Sketches", Malbaie, May, 1915.
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I once took a bus from Minneapolis to Chicago to get on a plane flying to Philadelphia. I bought the bike in Philadelphia, went up to Amherst, MA, and then rode back to Minneapolis.

It was my first overnight trip on a bike. I did it solo too. The bike was a 98 Triumph Trophy 900, and it had fueling issues numerous times on the way back.

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post #6 of 69 Old 04-23-2014, 09:18 PM
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100 miles each way in 30 f temps. I have had a bike shipped though; it's usually a lot cheaper.

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post #7 of 69 Old 04-23-2014, 09:20 PM
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Once I drove to Miami and once to Chicago.

Each trip was about 800 miles each way from North Carolina.

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post #8 of 69 Old 04-23-2014, 09:23 PM
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For a showroom mint 2005 FZ1 I bought in 2007. 1338 mile round trip in 23 hours, including buying/installing a new battery and doing all the DMV work (title and plates). I slept for 11 hours straight after getting home, just exhausted.

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post #9 of 69 Old 04-23-2014, 09:36 PM
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Not for a bike, but I rode from San Antonio to El Paso (550 miles each way) last summer to pick up a GPS mount from a fellow inmate. Texas is a big state. Left the house at 6:00 am and I was back home at 10:30 pm, for a little over 16 hrs total. Got my Iron Butt in the process. But it's almost like cheating cuz it's interstate 10 the whole way, no major (and only a few minor) towns in between, and the speed limit is 80 mph for 90% of it. I was only in El Paso for about 45 minutes.

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post #10 of 69 Old 04-23-2014, 09:48 PM
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Pipe Creek to Dallas 600ish round trip,for my current bike 06 wee and worth every mile.
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