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post #1 of 18 Old 12-22-2015, 09:31 AM Thread Starter
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50cc on a KLR

Just curious if anybody has done a 50cc on a klr.
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post #2 of 18 Old 12-22-2015, 10:50 AM
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A 50 cc what, rodneyw71?

(The answer may be obvious; just doesn't occur readily to me.)
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Ironbutt coast to coast in under 50 hrs
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A 50 cc what, rodneyw71?

(The answer may be obvious; just doesn't occur readily to me.)
Thanks for asking.

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post #5 of 18 Old 12-22-2015, 03:00 PM
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Of course!

As GEICO would put it, "Everybody knows that!"

Silly me!
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post #6 of 18 Old 12-22-2015, 03:05 PM Thread Starter
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I read several ride reports where people have ridden them to Alaska, just can't find anything where somebody did one coast to coast in under 50 hrs
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post #7 of 18 Old 12-22-2015, 07:26 PM
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Want to try, rodneyw71? You could be the first man to boldly go where no man has gone before, in this regard.

Possible, I think. A guy with MS did the Iron Butt Rally (something like, 11,000 miles in 11 days, I think), on a URAL! Had to fabricate pushrods by the side of the road, on the clock!

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I couldn't do it.

Too many freakin' beautiful places to explore in between the ponds !!!
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I couldn't do it.

Too many freakin' beautiful places to explore in between the ponds !!!

This would be me. I always find myself taking a way longer trip than planned due to me finding all the shiny things next to the road and stopping. Or passing some dirt road I have not been down before and seeing where it goes.

I don't "ride" a lot but I do explore a lot.

Going coast to coast from NY to LA is 2789 miles in 40 hours according to Google, average of 70mph. Riding it in 50 requires an average speed of 56 mph the entire way. Sleep deprivation like that really screws with your body, your thinking and reaction times, no thanks.

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post #10 of 18 Old 12-26-2015, 10:29 AM
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At the considerable risk of fomenting controversy, I bring up some considerations regarding marathon motorcycle riding:

The Interstate Commerce Commission requires crew rest for long-haul truckers, in the interest of public safety, insuring alertness and physical competence of truck drivers.

The Federal Aviation Administration requires crew rest/relief for airline pilots and crew, in the interest of public safety, insuring alertness and physical competence of flight crews.

Do iron butt riders increase accident risk to themselves and others by their prolonged forays in the saddle? If so, is this voluntary jeopardy justified, excused? How, and why?

If riding under the influence of mind-altering substances denotes impaired functioning, does not fatigue, sleep deprivation?

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