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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 06-11-2019, 10:07 PM Thread Starter
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i have a 07 classic 900 i was thinking of takeing on a long ride good idea or not
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Not sure what a long ride is to you but why not?
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Go for it.

All I can tell you is you'll want more after that.


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I rode a 1,100 mile ride this past weekend to get food. Enjoy your trip.

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Most definitely go. You just read above about BikerBill's 1000 mile run. That was on a 500. On Sunday I did a 500 mile, one day run on my 750.

Your bike has far more endurance and stamina than you do. It'll do that with ease. Can you?

If you've never done a really long run then I suggest that you start with fairly long runs ahead of trip time so as to discover your needs (drink, some kind of seat covering, sun lotion, etc) before you commit to doing the trip. Do some 200+ mile runs first, maybe bumping it up a lot more in mileage a few times.

This will educate you on what its like and things to take along to make it enjoyable. Also, make at least one of those runs fully loaded so you have the feel of the machine in its full-distance mode and so you can perfect and adjust your tie-down procedures accordingly.

As long as the bike has proper fluid levels and the tires are good and aired up properly, it should be fine. But YOU and the load you'll be taking need to be worked out before the real trip comes along.

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i do 500 trips a good amount
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Then you definitely should go!!!
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By all means, do it! But just to add a cautious note, from experience. What is the mileage on the bike now, and have you encountered and repaired the dreaded fried stator? The '07 900s have a known issue with the stator. Doesn't hit everybody, but if it happens 500 miles from home it's a lot more hassle to deal with than in your own neighborhood. I didn't plan to spend a few days in Butte, MT, but that's what happened!

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