Scooter cannon ball run?
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2005 PX 150 / 2020 HPE SuperTech
Joined: 14 Aug 2019
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Location: Cedar Park, Texas
Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:03 am quote
Hi,

Long time lurker.

Iím doing the cannon ball run in July. Any one else?

Been scoring parts from robot, pm tuning and Jorge. Nick over at bat city has really helped too. I got the bike at AF1 Racing here in Austin. Got this HPE all geeked out with nav and comms. I need to find some better gear to wear, but then I might be set. Iíll put another exhaust in it and replace the pulsar ring. Should be able to move at a pretty good clip. Itís got city grips so the tires can do 6k miles.

I figure I need to get off the ruckus boards (for a bit) and get over here.

I was gonna ride my 2005 PX but Iíd get a poor handicap since it runs Ď78 technology (mostly) but itís a 2005 model year. Plus the HPE is bad ass.

Anyway. Hello! Any tips for endurance rides would be appreciated!

Pinny.

And Iím just learning how to work this board so if I posted in the wrong place just move this post please... 😀😀

Also is there a ďrecentĒ button? Sorry Iím hitting the easy button on you by asking instead of hunting for it.
Hooked
GTS 300
Joined: 03 Jul 2019
Posts: 286
Location: lewisville , nc. 27023
Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:38 am quote
I posted some thought and maybe a tip or two over on the Battle Scooters section on ADV rider.

Best tip I can give you , take some long johns and a good rain suit.

The section from Ontario Cd. through Mi. can have real different weather patterns. It can be very cold with rain ,or can be real hot and humid . Even at that time of the year it's a crap shoot.

Ride safe and have fun !!
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2005 PX 150 / 2020 HPE SuperTech
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Location: Cedar Park, Texas
Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:43 am quote
Thank you! As a lurker Iím not allowed to rate posts but if I could Iíd give you a thumbs up.

The upper peninsula and getting over to Mackinac is gonna be so much fun. Staying dry is my next issue to sort out.
Hooked
GTS 300
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Location: lewisville , nc. 27023
Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:45 am quote
If you have not already registered for the CBR, you should probably get on the list.
If I'm not mistaken the number of riders is limited and there is already a stand by list.
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2005 PX 150 / 2020 HPE SuperTech
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Location: Cedar Park, Texas
Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:07 am quote
Ive been signed up since day one. Really been looking forward to it. The wife and kids are going to mostly follow for half of it, then they spilt to Laguna Beach on the 12th. Iím hoping Iíll meet them there,
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2005 PX 150 / 2020 HPE SuperTech
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Location: Cedar Park, Texas
Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:16 am quote
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Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:17 am quote
Post. Not a lurker noí moí
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2010 ThunderFly 190, 2008 250 GTS
Joined: 29 Apr 2011
Posts: 2757
Location: Springboro, OH
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:28 am quote
I will also be riding the Cannonball. There are a few others from this board that will be doing this event.

The main thing is prepping the bike, getting good gear, and plan your navigation carefully.
Hooked
GTS 300, Malaguti 150
Joined: 19 Nov 2018
Posts: 279
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:16 pm quote
CrazyCarl wrote:
I will also be riding the Cannonball. There are a few others from this board that will be doing this event.

The main thing is prepping the bike, getting good gear, and plan your navigation carefully.
Hey Carl. Is your butt prepared for the ride?

Ha, Ralph
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2010 ThunderFly 190, 2008 250 GTS
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Location: Springboro, OH
Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:58 pm quote
RP Tech wrote:
CrazyCarl wrote:
I will also be riding the Cannonball. There are a few others from this board that will be doing this event.

The main thing is prepping the bike, getting good gear, and plan your navigation carefully.
Hey Carl. Is your butt prepared for the ride?

Ha, Ralph
Legit concern Ralph

I did an eight day ride this past fall as a proxy endurance test. Each day was between 7-9 hours of seat time and I felt ok (next to last day was the toughest), although I was at a slower pace than Cannonball.

With an Airhawk and Cheeky Seat padded cover over that, my seat is pretty plush. It was my upper back and shoulders that were hurting. Need to do a better job of moving and stretching while on the scoot. And losing a bit of weight prior to the event will help.
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2016 Sprint S 150 (his), 2016 Sprint 150 Blu Gaiola (hers), 2006 GTS 250 Excalibur Gray (hers), 2006 GTS 250 Black (his), 2012 Kymco Downtown 200
Joined: 21 Oct 2016
Posts: 859
Location: Vermont
Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:15 pm quote
Someone mentioned about a clavicle support to help with posture and back fatigue. Anyone ever use one of those?
Hooked
GTS 300, Malaguti 150
Joined: 19 Nov 2018
Posts: 279
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:49 pm quote
[quote="CrazyCarl"]
RP Tech wrote:
CrazyCarl wrote:
I will also be riding the Cannonball. There are a few others from this board that will be doing this event.

The main thing is prepping the bike, getting good gear, and plan your navigation carefully.
Hey Carl. Is your butt prepared for the ride?

Ha, Ralph
Legit concern Ralph

I did an eight day ride this past fall as a proxy endurance test. Each day was between 7-9 hours of seat time and I felt ok (next to last day was the toughest), although I was at a slower pace than Cannonball.

With an Airhawk and Cheeky Seat padded cover

I recall your seat mods. Always thought sitting straight due to the "C" posture helps prevent fatigue but that's a lot of hours to be sitting while in a roll and pitch position.
Think geisha girls walking your back would help.
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Sun Mar 01, 2020 10:07 am quote
I'm in for my third and going to run hard.

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