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Old 09-07-2011, 08:11 AM   #21
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I'm guessing a Shadow 600 isn't going to break too many speed limits unless it's a school zone.
True but it isn't quite THAT bad.

It will cruise pretty comfortably at an indicated 80......which really is about 74. It maxes out about 10 above that though.
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Old 09-07-2011, 12:17 PM   #22
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I have a Gold Wing but never travel on it. I bought it for another reason. When I travel across the country I prefer a standard bike like my FZ1. I only ride long distances on cruisers if I have a back rest. I thing traveling on smaller bikes is more rewarding.
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Old 09-07-2011, 01:11 PM   #23
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I have a Gold Wing but never travel on it. I bought it for another reason.
I was thinking of trading my car for Wing to use around town, but I'm not sure it will fit in the garage.
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Old 09-07-2011, 01:52 PM   #24
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I'm up in the air about this question. We've talked to a number of guys who have done LONG trips on their bikes. They all say the same thing when we put the bike question to them: "Just go ride. Who cares what bike it is."

I got a buddy that did a cross-country trip on a KLR and sold it the day after he got home from being miserable.

Bike choice is a pretty personal decision... Best way, imo, if you can pull it off? Rent/borrow the bike you're considering and ride it. Do a weekend on it. Or even a day. Go dusk to dawn on it and see how you feel the next morning. Is that a perfect way to tell?

No.

For me, I think the bike's going to talk to me enough in that time that I got an idea whether she's my bike or not....
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Old 09-11-2011, 03:40 AM   #25
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Thank you for all your comments. At real my plan it to take a 3 months tour over europe. As my plan it will be about 500 Miles per day. My voyage will consists of good roads and some old roads but i will not go offroad. My weight is 79 KG and height is about 5' 8" . My first choice to take over a chooper. At real i choose softail for low ride height. But i can understand now it isn't for LD. What more chooper models can you suggest road king , ultra classic ?
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Old 09-12-2011, 08:55 PM   #26
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Thank you for all your comments. At real my plan it to take a 3 months tour over europe. As my plan it will be about 500 Miles per day. My voyage will consists of good roads and some old roads but i will not go offroad. My weight is 79 KG and height is about 5' 8" . My first choice to take over a chooper. At real i choose softail for low ride height. But i can understand now it isn't for LD. What more chooper models can you suggest road king , ultra classic ?
I just got back from a long-distance trip over two weeks. I ride a naked bike because that's what I like. However, there were more Ultra Classics than you could shake a stick at. Those things were everywhere. Perhaps there's something to those touring rigs.

Screw what other people say! Take the tour on the bike you want to ride. It'll be epic... either an epic failure or and epic success. Either way, it'll be your choice. I still remember the video of that crazy Swede (I think) Sjaak Luccasson (?? spelling) riding his R1 around the world, even in the desert!! If he can do it, so can you.

I guess what I'm trying to say is that motorcycling is about being an individual. Asking someone else to pick out your bike is like asking other people to live your life. If you know you want a bagger, narrow your search down to two or three and THEN ask if people have experience or opinions on any of them. Do your homework first... and then come to the class prepared.
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