Ducati Hyperstrada Forums Ducati Hyperstrada Motorcycle

Go Back   Ducati Hyperstrada Forum > Ducati Hyperstrada Forum > Ride Reports

Ride Reports Ride reports and pictures of your motorcycle riding adventures


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old June 6th, 2017, 12:52 AM   #21
Senior Member
 
Joined: Jul 2014
From: California
Posts: 978

The race seat is not very comfy for me either. Very hard. Amazing for sport riding though. I guess that's why they call it a race seat...

Interested to see what else you found out about your hyper RSL
kuksul08 is online now   Reply With Quote
 
Old June 6th, 2017, 07:18 AM   #22
Senior Member
 
Joined: Dec 2012
From: Nelson,BC
Posts: 106

I Ride: 2009 R1200RT/2013 Hyperstrada
I've stayed in Weaverville a couple of times, also a great place from which to do day loops. Are some of those pix from the Lost Coast Highway?

Colin

Quote:
Originally Posted by RSL View Post
I carry the Hyperstrada to central hotels and ride loops. This ride our loops were from Fortuna and now Ukiah.

Central Valley is too hot. Back to the coast.
st2cmack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 6th, 2017, 07:47 PM   #23
RSL
Senior Member
 
RSL's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2015
From: Dallas, Texas
Posts: 805

I Ride: 2013 Hyperstrada
Even with the Mupo the rear suspension design will kick your butt. That is, until you slide up to the tank and ride like it is a Supermoto. Slid forward you are in the middle of the bike and it rocks fore and aft over the nastiest road imperfections, none spine jolting.

Sitting forward on the race seat offers zero padding for the butt bones. Zero. This must be changed for my future 350 to 450 mile loops on slow challenging roads.





RSL is online now   Reply With Quote
Old June 6th, 2017, 07:50 PM   #24
RSL
Senior Member
 
RSL's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2015
From: Dallas, Texas
Posts: 805

I Ride: 2013 Hyperstrada


Learned about a number of hidden SUPER ROADS from bicycle websites. Encountered a large team training too.



Good luck finding these roads.
RSL is online now   Reply With Quote
Old June 6th, 2017, 07:55 PM   #25
RSL
Senior Member
 
RSL's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2015
From: Dallas, Texas
Posts: 805

I Ride: 2013 Hyperstrada






Just a few of hundreds of photos.
RSL is online now   Reply With Quote
Old June 6th, 2017, 08:38 PM   #26
RSL
Senior Member
 
RSL's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2015
From: Dallas, Texas
Posts: 805

I Ride: 2013 Hyperstrada
I feel sorry for riders who have never experienced these roads. Riding in a state where people get over and let you pass. To be in the mountains and to drop to the sea. To be in different climates through the day. To ride the tightest backroad and the speed limits remain 55 mph, which keeps your fun legal. I defy anyone to actually ride 55 on these backroads.
RSL is online now   Reply With Quote
Old June 6th, 2017, 09:58 PM   #27
Senior Member
 
Joined: Jul 2014
From: California
Posts: 978

I think the suspension harshness has a lot to do with the linear non-linkage suspension in rear. Very controlled, but not compliant early in the stroke. Tuning this with damping is a challenge. Did you try adjusting the shock during the ride at all?

Looks like a successful trip. Conditions are really prime right now - the roads are mostly clean and clear, and the scenery is magical after all the water we got over winter.
kuksul08 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old June 7th, 2017, 05:44 AM   #28
RSL
Senior Member
 
RSL's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2015
From: Dallas, Texas
Posts: 805

I Ride: 2013 Hyperstrada
I'm 6'2" so usually sit towards the back of the seat. Add to that the thinness of the race seat and there is no way to avoid the jarring of the big potholes. Sitting right up on the gas tank fixed that.

I've contacted KonTour about a seat. I like their seat fabric because it is cool and durable, while draining any rain. Let's see what Ron says he is willing to do. I'll send in the original seat to be rebuilt, keeping the race seat too.

Even the huge BMWs were suffering from the constant pothole hits on Mattole Road. That road has not been repaired beyond the odd truck load of asphalt. It is worse than many trails at this point.

It's obvious that California is spending their road repair budgets on other things. NOT road repairs.

So, it was the less traveled backroads that we found most enjoyable.

The longer suspension travel of my regular ride height Hyperstrada, same as the Hypermotard, and now probably as long as the SP with the Mupo, makes for the longest compression stroke possible. The only way to improve the bad road hit handling would be a 21" front tire and dirt bike suspension. Owners of the low Hyperstrada will need to slow down a lot. Where I was flying, the other bikes were having to be far more careful.
RSL is online now   Reply With Quote
Old June 7th, 2017, 05:49 AM   #29
RSL
Senior Member
 
RSL's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2015
From: Dallas, Texas
Posts: 805

I Ride: 2013 Hyperstrada
Everyone started with new tires, per my ride rules. Three, including me, the new Metzeler Roadtec 01, and one with the new RoasSmart 3. The big bikes had scalloped front tire wear very pronounced because of the heavy front brake use. So many very steep roads and fast/slow/fast/slow sections. The lightweight Hyper shows little wear after the ride. Big shock as previous rides I would consume a back tire. Shows the Mupo is keeping the rear tire connected with the pavement.

One nail in a BMW very early was quickly repaired with Safety Seal. Permenant repair completed in 10 minutes at a gas station.
RSL is online now   Reply With Quote
Old June 7th, 2017, 08:18 AM   #30
RSL
Senior Member
 
RSL's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2015
From: Dallas, Texas
Posts: 805

I Ride: 2013 Hyperstrada
Compared to a lot of the youthful riders here I'm a giant on such a small bike. That's what I like about it. So small I can easily carry it everywhere with me on the back of my car. Powerful enough to smoke nearly every rider on the tight twisty roads.

My only issue now is getting the seat right for 400 mile twisty loops.

I can easily ride one 400 mile day. It is the accumulation of day after day that causes my butt to get super sore. Cumulative pain.

The easy answer would be to get a relatively huge GS and bigger seat. I just don't want that big of a bike anymore.

RSL is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

  Ducati Hyperstrada Forum > Ducati Hyperstrada Forum > Ride Reports

Tags
california, coast, northern



Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
For Sale: 2013 Hyperstrada - Artic white: $6500 - Southern California Marcopolo15 Classifieds 13 November 3rd, 2017 06:34 PM
4300 mile trip east coast of usa cndctrdj Ride Reports 3 October 8th, 2015 09:18 AM
Coast to Coast to Coast - 7,000 Miles AJsarge Ride Reports 25 October 1st, 2014 07:07 PM
Hi from SF bay area in California xminakawa New Users 10 April 3rd, 2014 10:40 AM
Hello from Inland Southern California zippy49 New Users 2 November 20th, 2013 09:03 AM


Ducati Hyperstrada Facebook Ducati Hyperstrada Twitter Ducati Hyperstrada RSS Feed



Ducati Hyperstrada Motorcycle Forum
Copyright © 2012-2014 HYPERSTRADA.COM • All rights reserved.