The key to a quick break in is this, your ass has to be in the saddle! I rode to work three hours early so I could get riding in before work, rode for four hours after work, skipped lunch and went riding, got up at 5 am Sat and Sun, rode all day. Do it by the book with lots of stops for cooling along the way, it will pay off greatly. I'm very lucky to have miles of nearly deserted back roads to run, and I took advantage of them. The trip to Minnesota will be great, I envy you!
oh, i wouldn't be so sure r80rt. i'm looking at 1200 miles of superslab over three days on what will likely be an open bike. i'll need to condition myself appropriately. but i'm young, so i should be fine by the end. it'll definitely be fun. i'll just have to make sure to bring a tent big enough for 2
I think I'd avoid the superslab if you can, that kind of miles on a interstate is brutal. I did 3700 miles in six days a couple of years ago, and did 80% of that on two lane roads. if you chose carefully you can cover some ground without all the truck traffic, and enjoy it more.
"Thanks Cabo, I'll be off the bike for a day or two, my wife hit some gravel in a corner today, she was going slow but now has 14 stitches, some bruised ribs and a bad case of road rash. I'll be changinging bandages for a few days. There is nothing worse than loking in your mirror and seeing someone you love hit the pavement. You guys go hug your wife and let her know you love her." r80rt Br. Dannie, sorry to hear about Mrs. Mullins' mishap... I'm happy to know that she has minor injuries... I wish her a speedy recovery... I hope you can manage your withdrawal symptoms ()... the pavement as the old Romans might say remains: INVICTUS
Doomed, As I understand drafting, it only works up close and personal. Might not be a very good plan to kiss an 18 wheeler.
Nah, Nobody thinks you are out to do something silly. I just meant to offer some friendly advice.
Thanks, r80rt, for all your reports on the bike. I've really enjoyed reading them and I'm getting very very hungry to get mine now! I was told from the start to expect an early July delivery, (I'm having a Clubman built), so I haven't given any hassle at all but I think it's time for an enquiry next week. Your reports are everything I wanted from it - the feeling of old with modern day, Jap style, reliability plus excellent fuel economy. Long may you continue your love affir and keep on keeping us informed.Finally, my best wishes to your wife and hope she has a speedy recovery.
... I wouldn't put my life in the hands of the "Mythbusters"......