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Old January 13th, 2016, 03:31 PM   #1
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Slabbing and stuff to do it with.

Those of you that have done long distances how was it? What items would you say the bike needs to make it right. I'm still holding out hope that TuneBoy will have electronic CC for us this year. I'd like to do suspension all around too. I need to do something with the seat or pegs as my feet fall asleep after a while on the bike. Risers would be nice as my short legs can hardly get my knee into the "tank" when I'm riding hard...
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Old January 13th, 2016, 09:31 PM   #2
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I wear padded compression shorts, earplugs and am thinking about a throttle lock for brief wrist rests. Otherwise I just dress for the weather and go.

The only thing I can think of special is an EZPass - or whatever electronic toll system you use. Saves a lot of mucking around.It's velcroed inside my right hand guard. Inside the left is my electric liner/glove controller.

Not much tank to grip, that's for sure. Don't know if a riser (I'm thinking you mean higher pegs) would help - might help your feet.

I slab only as long as it takes to get to the good roads - try to keep it 2 hours or less just so i don't fall asleep.
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Old January 14th, 2016, 04:44 AM   #3
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I've got a fabbri windscreen, and it definitely stopped the wind against my helmet. But before that, I've done 700 miles in a day and didn't feel like I needed to get off. I find the stock seat to be pretty comfortable, but if your feet are going to sleep, it's more than likely a problem of blood flow. Try some padded bicycle shorts.
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Old January 14th, 2016, 10:13 AM   #4
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What is slabbing?
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Old January 14th, 2016, 11:34 AM   #5
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What is slabbing?
That is ripe for so many replies, but no... It's highway riding - the super slab.
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Old January 14th, 2016, 01:52 PM   #6
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Strider, go East... lots of nice County roads with curves in Wisconsin... Peter Egan is always raving about it....and having lived in WI I tend to agree.

+1 on the bike shorts. Avoid cotton which traps too much moisture.

Off road pegs with the screws on top for good grip would be easy to modify to add some height to the peg level.
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Old January 14th, 2016, 04:28 PM   #7
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I ride lots of WI roads not much to entertainment in the Twin Cities area HEH. I'm planning to do some touring this season and I'm thinking I may want something even more TOURING. I kinda wish I would have bought a KTM 990 SMT originally it has more "fairing". I also would like to have better passenger accommodation although I don't NEED them as I rarely carry a passenger (maybe three times in my riding tenure). If I could afford it I would just go straight out and by a Hyperstrada 1200.

I always wear bike shorts for sure!! I even wear them at track days!

As for my peg situation I think the seats width is slowing down the blood circulation to my feet. That teamed up with the vibs isn't doing very good for me. The higher pegs will give me better feeling of being locked into the bike when playing.

I asked a member here to review this screen.

It is a little strange (any screen is weird on our bikes really) but it looks like it pretty wide and may make a decent sized bubble.

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Old January 15th, 2016, 08:09 AM   #8
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Got one of those on my Strada, have not had a chance to ride it any distance yet though. It appears to offer a bigger "bubble" of still air, and is adjustable for height. The OEM shield scratched up way too quickly. My only complaint is the logo, which is screened on and not easily removable. I put a VR46 sticker over it!

Many of our "free"ways are made of concrete slabs, 15 feet long. They tend to sag after a few years, mostly in the middle, causing "freeway hop." It's especially noticeable above 70 mph. The Strada was pretty bad on this, better now that the forks have been fixed. But you would need very soft suspension to make it smooth. Weight helps too; our Harley was not too bad, but the 390 Duke is just terrible. Got an Ohlins on order for it.

My solution is to put as much of my weight as possible on the footpegs. And avoid the slab!
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Old January 15th, 2016, 08:14 AM   #9
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Here's a pic of mine, it's all the way up. Looks just fine to me!
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Old January 15th, 2016, 08:47 AM   #10
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Got one of those on my Strada, have not had a chance to ride it any distance yet though. It appears to offer a bigger "bubble" of still air, and is adjustable for height. The OEM shield scratched up way too quickly. My only complaint is the logo, which is screened on and not easily removable. I put a VR46 sticker over it!

Many of our "free"ways are made of concrete slabs, 15 feet long. They tend to sag after a few years, mostly in the middle, causing "freeway hop." It's especially noticeable above 70 mph. The Strada was pretty bad on this, better now that the forks have been fixed. But you would need very soft suspension to make it smooth. Weight helps too; our Harley was not too bad, but the 390 Duke is just terrible. Got an Ohlins on order for it.

My solution is to put as much of my weight as possible on the footpegs. And avoid the slab!
If you could post a review of the windshield after you get a chance to use it, that would be greatly appreciated. Both MRA and its distributers have no info and I can't afford to take a chance (no return after mounted.)

My main issue with the standard screen os that the air is directed right under my helmet - lots of noise - earplugs cure this but.... If this screen is a real improvement I'd buy it. Otherwise I'm thinking of spacers on the OEM.

Yeah those slabs - I had a van that, at the right speed, a constructive harmonic would set up as you bucked from slab to slab. Scary the first time - varied the speed after that.
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