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Who is that Wee owner? Is he on this Forum ?
 

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Jim Winterer rides a Wee. He's on the Yahoo group DL650 : DL650 V-Strom
I haven't seen him here or at VSRI.
 

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A 1000 miles is easy on a strom. I rode from San Franciso to Whistler BC last year and did not even realise I did 1057 miles till I was doing my trip log the following morning.
I rode for aprox, 150 miles, gassed, had a smoke, and a stretch. On I:5 I was covering the 150 miles in 2 hours with time for my little routine.

I do remember stopping at noon in Roseburg OR for lunch having covered 460 miles in the 6 hours since I left.
A good lunch, a little nap and I was on my way again to the border crossing and by 7.30, I was in Canada.
After a brief stop in Vancouver, I rode north and Basically just pulled over on the side of the road and put up my tent.
I was sound asleep by 11.00pm, not even realising I had just done an Iron butt, me just wanting to get miles behind me on the way to Alaska.
 

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Last year the IBA 10,000 miles in 10 day event was won by an Oregon rider on a Wee. Very solid mount the Wee is.
 

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Last year the IBA 10,000 miles in 10 day event was won by an Oregon rider on a Wee. Very solid mount the Wee is.
I'm not trying to split hairs, but considering the current state of animosity between the IBA and the MERA it's worthwhile to point out that the 10-n-10 Rally is a MERA (Motorcycle Endurance Rider Assoc) event.

Ken Morton on a Wee did win the event.
 

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this year's IBR should be around 25,000 miles
What?? Was that just a cast??

25,000 miles over an 11 day event is 2272 per day (average). Not possible.

This year to be a finisher in the IBR each rider must hit all of the lower 48 and make mandatory checkpoints. IBR staff anticipates the most competitive riders will accumulate around 13,000 miles.
 

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Last year the IBA 10,000 miles in 10 day event was won by an Oregon rider on a Wee. Very solid mount the Wee is.
BIKE: Great example of the Wee's exemplary endurance.

RIDER: Don't you think this guy could probably complete an Iron Butt 1000 on any reliable, plated motorcycle?

THE REST OF US MORTALS:Arguably, such a feat on any bike exceeds the mileage that all but a few riders could accomplish even on a well set-up machine.
 

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Jim Winterer down and out.

2011 Iron Butt Rally, Day 4
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Jim Winterer is fine, but out of the rally. Lisa Landry received a call from an emergency medical technician on Thursday evening at the scene of the accident Jim was involved in. Jim’s bike went down on I-65 near Scottsburg, Indiana, when he locked up the front tire while making a panic stop to avoid hitting an 18-wheeler stopping rapidly in front of him. His gear is shredded, he has some facial lacerations, but there were no other injuries except for a few bruises.
 

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Wow, so sad to report that Ken Morton died while competing in the UTAH 1088 this past weekend.
Yes he hit a guardrail in NB. Terrible news. I just interacted with him 2 weeks ago for his comparison of the V & the Wee.
 
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