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I never went for the papered rides by the iron butt folks butt, have done a lot of 1000 mile days and at least one 1375 miler in 22 hours.
It's a nice way to get distances covered, don't stop!
 

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I'd love to try and tackle a manitoulin island and back in 24hrs, it would qualify for the IBA 1600km in 24 hrs.

Having said that I need another year under my belt before I attempted it :)
 

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Coast to Coast and back home

Long distance as in per day or long trip? Went Edmonton to St. John's, to Victoria and return to Edmonton last year. Twenty one days.
 

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I did a Butt Burner 1500 which must be done in under 36 hours.
 

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long distance ride

Anyone interested in a long distance ride should try the Lake Erie Loop. It's a run around Lake Erie starting in Wellington Ohio, through Toledo Oh, Detroit Oh, across the Bridge into Canada, through Canada to Buffalo NY then back to Wellington Oh. It's done in 1 day. The best I've done is 11 hours and 686 miles. BTW the biggest bike you can ride and compete is a 200cc! I've rode a Honda CB200 and 2 Lifan 200's. On the Lifan's I've placed 1st in my class for the last 2 years. There's also a Tourist class for anyone who wants to ride a bike larger than a 200cc. It's a great time and put on by some fantastic people. Here's the link if anyone wants any more info: Home
 

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Anyone interested in a long distance ride should try the Lake Erie Loop. It's a run around Lake Erie starting in Wellington Ohio, through Toledo Oh, Detroit Oh, across the Bridge into Canada, through Canada to Buffalo NY then back to Wellington Oh. It's done in 1 day. The best I've done is 11 hours and 686 miles. BTW the biggest bike you can ride and compete is a 200cc! I've rode a Honda CB200 and 2 Lifan 200's. On the Lifan's I've placed 1st in my class for the last 2 years. There's also a Tourist class for anyone who wants to ride a bike larger than a 200cc. It's a great time and put on by some fantastic people. Here's the link if anyone wants any more info: Home
Yup. Great achivment!
 

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Sorry, but long distancees as an iron butt don't make any sense to me. Doesn't have any thing to do with a ride and an enjoiment. Have done a few one week long trips and a few thousands km. No pressure though...
 

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I've done a couple of Saddlesore Rides and a Bun Burner Gold. (2500Km in 24hrs) we went from Coldbrook, NS to Montreal, PQ and back to Windsor, NS. My DL1000 performed flawlessly and I had installed an Auxiliary Fuel Cell for it. Total range? Oh.... about 550Km per tank.

Do I want to do more? Probably not....
 

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No Iron in the Fire

Sorry, but long distancees as an iron butt don't make any sense to me. Doesn't have any thing to do with a ride and an enjoiment. Have done a few one week long trips and a few thousands km. No pressure though...

I'm with you Rick. I enjoy a long ride but I also like to walk straight when I get off the bike! :green_lol: I've been out to Sturgis on my Suzuki Boulevard C50T... nice run. Max'd out at 600 to 700 kms. per day.
Num Bum doesn't work for me! :jawdrop:
 

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When I was younger I had many 1000 mile days under my belt, now its not about proving how hard my ass is, its about riding to the next good fishing hole and setting up a tent or riding through the mountains taking pictures. I'll leave the iron butt runs to the kids. I never enjoyed those hard runs, more like work.
 

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I was into long distance for 7-8 years. That was when I was riding GL1800's. Add a utopia backrest and a butler cup holder on those bikes and burning up miles is like sitting in a recliner, having a cup of coffee, and watching the world go buy. Very stable and wind protection is incredible. It's not very difficult to do 12+ hours a day on those big bikes with minimal stops, even at highway speeds. I never bothered with getting IBA credit for the rides, I just enjoyed it.

My strom does not yet have enough wind protection to allow me to burn up serious miles. I can do 10+ hours of riding on the backroads, with a couple of rest stops for meals - but there's no way I could do 4+ hour stretches on the super slab at highway speeds - way too noisy. But that's just fine for now. I'm into exploring the back roads these days.

I look forward to getting the wind noise sorted out a little better though.
 

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Donmac get yourself some custom made earplugs and all your troubles will go away and they are cheaper then anything you will do to the bike ,note I have also found they make my helmet speakers sound better although with a higher volume applied ... :thumbup:
 

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i've done the distance but not for a record. It depends on circumstances as to how long and why. my personal achievement was 15.5 hours on a 1250 bandit with getting off my seat once for a pee break. gased up in the saddle.
 

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I have taken my Vee on several long rides, including a Saddlesore 1000 and a Bun Burner 1500. Last summer I went from my home in Wyoming to the San Francisco area, and I also went down to Tucson, AZ. I have several bikes, including a GL1800 (Goldwing), and I have found that my Vee is the most comfortable for long distances.

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