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Hello everyone, most often a reader but seldom post, until now. Opinions needed please. Live in DFW Texas, in June planning a trip to Yellowstone, riding all the way and back with a few buddies, taking about 10 days...Heres my concern. Will the 900 stand up to the long days and several k's of mileage. The high revs at highway speed have always concerned me, even after 3 years of ownership. Normal habit is day trips, and never a problem once. I guess I'm trying to keep the demons from telling me I need a "big" bike to make a run like this...I certainly do not want to ruin a great machine..

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I take (3) 7 day trips on my bike every year. Maybe not the same miles you will be looking at as I do a round 1700 each trip but other than a flat tire, my 2007 900 Classic LT has performed without a hitch. Alot of those miles are climbing mountains and switchbacks in TN, WV, AK. I think you will be fine. I just recently changed out to the new Baron front pulley to lower that engine speed. Looking forward to a trip on it following winter.


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Hello everyone, most often a reader but seldom post, until now. Opinions needed please. Live in DFW Texas, in June planning a trip to Yellowstone, riding all the way and back with a few buddies, taking about 10 days...Heres my concern. Will the 900 stand up to the long days and several k's of mileage. The high revs at highway speed have always concerned me, even after 3 years of ownership. Normal habit is day trips, and never a problem once. I guess I'm trying to keep the demons from telling me I need a "big" bike to make a run like this...I certainly do not want to ruin a great machine..

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The 900 will make that trip no sweat.

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Thanks, great information, and confidence booster, its does give me alot of planning ideas...
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Love to read a ride report on how you made out with the trip

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I will certainly post a report. I thought about keeping a daily journal..
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I'd agree with Vulcar, a change of pulleys would drop the RPM on the open road, something the VN 900 really needs.
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I am assuming its the front pully? Does it effect the MPH accuracy much?
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This is all you need to know about what the 9 is capable of..............

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