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Am I abusing my bike ?

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  • Am I abusing my bike ?

    Well here is one weekend story :

    Left Friday night, 130 miles north.
    Saturday we rode from 9 in the morning untill 6 in the afternoon with a passenger (did Mount Washington ... , did this , did that ) about 450 miles.
    And Sunday the way back, an other 130 miles. Average speed on the high way , about 75 .... bla bla bla.

    This makes it about 700 miles for the weekend and most of it with a passenger. I also hit the power limit of the Kat : going uphill with a passenger in 6th gear doing 70 and couldn't go faster to pass that $^*$* TRUCK before the end of the 2 lane part !

    So , is this hard riding or is it normal riding ?

    George
    WittyMonkey
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  • #2
    No worries.

    To pass the truck I would have downshifted and got the rpm's up, but thats just me.

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    • #3
      +1 on the downshifting. I would think you should have plenty of power if you were to just bump it down a gear or two.
      2002 R1
      Yoshi TRS exhaust, Undertail, Ohlins Steering Stabilizer, Dark Windshield, Frame Sliders.

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      • #4
        OK, I will remember that. Thanks.
        WittyMonkey
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        • #5
          "Abusing" your bike would be not riding it IMHO .

          Sounds like a good weekend to me .
          Kyle

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          • #6
            yea, put it in 4th to do that.

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            • #7
              Mount Washington Question - Wasn't that a gravel/dirt road a while back after about halfway up? Is it fully paved now?

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              • #8
                just remember theses arent your moms toyota camrey ( or yours lol for you older guys) these things are recreational vehicles so tehy can take a licken ... have fun, dont rape the thing all the time but dont go baby here

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                • #9
                  Yep , it's still about 1/4 dirt road , but I still did it slowly and had absolutly no problem !!
                  WittyMonkey
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