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Old August 4th, 2019, 10:24 PM   #1
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Sport Touring Advice

I've owned by Hyper for only a couple months and it's the most smile per mile bike i've owned and I've owned A LOT OF BIKES! However, I plan to ride to Sturgis next summer from the west coast and need advice from long time Hyper Owners IF it's possible to set the bike up for the distance and is so what do you recommend?

6'-0" with a 32" inseam which puts me above my Puig to the point of ear splitting wind noise!

I would love to ride the bike to Sturgis, any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old August 5th, 2019, 12:08 AM   #2
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You can put one of those windscreen extenders on. Couple have been posted on the forum.

Keep it under 80 and take a nice long stretch at each fuel stop. I've done a couple 4 hour days. I need scotch and a hot tub afterwards.
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Old August 5th, 2019, 07:30 AM   #3
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You can put one of those windscreen extenders on. Couple have been posted on the forum.

Keep it under 80 and take a nice long stretch at each fuel stop. I've done a couple 4 hour days. I need scotch and a hot tub afterwards.
Yup - I got a $30 small one from ebay or amazon, and the hardware is good - holds a setting and easy to adjust. Feathers the air nicely, if that makes sense. I have it adjusted low and parallel with my MRA screen and the air is clean - minimal to no buffeting.

Just came back from 4 days on the road and had to blast down a notoriously windy highway - much better and was holding an indicated 90mph without much effort with full luggage (bags and 2 duffles). No helmet slapping.
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Old August 5th, 2019, 07:40 AM   #4
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I've owned by Hyper for only a couple months and it's the most smile per mile bike i've owned and I've owned A LOT OF BIKES! However, I plan to ride to Sturgis next summer from the west coast and need advice from long time Hyper Owners IF it's possible to set the bike up for the distance and is so what do you recommend?

6'-0" with a 32" inseam which puts me above my Puig to the point of ear splitting wind noise!

I would love to ride the bike to Sturgis, any help would be greatly appreciated.
As noted - I have the MRA screen with a small wing attached. The wing- or deflector - really smooths the airflow - I got a 10" ebay version for about $30 and it's really nice. Would probably work the same with the stock screen, as the mRA really didn't change much (a little lower - a little wider).

I don't think a tall screen is the answer - clean airflow and earplugs works for me. Also, in rain, wind on your visor clears it pretty nicely. I also have those rubber finger wipers - don't leave home without it!!

That takes care of the head - padded bicycle shorts helps a lot with the buttinski. Hours of comfort. A break to unbunch the crotch - and onwards and upwards!
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Old August 5th, 2019, 02:19 PM   #5
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Greatly appreciate the advice to all.... Ordering a deflector and Corbin seat today, and a bottle of Scotch for the hot tub!

Fantastic machine and I look forward to cyber stalking everyone's chit chat about do's and dont's.

Thank you everyone
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Old August 5th, 2019, 03:42 PM   #6
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I'm a little shorter at 5'10" and have the Puig taller screen fitted. Bear in mind that we have a 100kph speed limit here. I tour on this bike all over New Zealand both solo and with my lady as pillion. We love this bike for touring and find it very comfortable. I have the standard luggage plus a Givi top box. Works a treat. Cheers.
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Old August 5th, 2019, 06:42 PM   #7
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Old August 5th, 2019, 08:12 PM   #8
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Good advice above, I've ridden it for some long days but man, not a highway machine, so I look for curves and stay off super slab as much as I can manage, consider going to hard bags, adding a Rotopax and I use a Speedpack when camping, then there's the tank bag...
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Old August 5th, 2019, 08:29 PM   #9
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super slab is boring stuff, but some of the highways out west weave though the dramatic landscape with graceful sweepers and huge elevation changes - I can imagine they might be some kind of fun. Bear down and give it the beans!
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Old August 5th, 2019, 09:58 PM   #10
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This will be my second trip to Sturgis, first being in 2015 on a 3rd Gen VFR, as mentioned super slab is mind numbing, although, here in the west the super slab leads to roads over the Rockies that can only be described as what street bike commercials are made on! No chicken strip left on the tire when you reach your destination.... MRA ordered, not as easy to find as one would think.

Now i just need to figure out how to convince the girlfriend to allow me to park it in the living room....
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