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    Default Touring Tryke???

    Sure this is a touring tryke. Left Indianapolis Wednesday evening and yesterday morning I was in Estes, CO. Lots of rain early on, then some healthy high heat in western Kansas. Only issue is my machine has a range of only about 130 miles per tank at interstate speed (75-80 mph) So, lots of gas stops. The trike handles great on the road and is an absolute BLAST in the twisties of the mountains. On Peak to Peak highway right now. Heading to Moab, North Rim, Zion, Monument Valley, etc. Southern Utah is the best in the states IMHO.

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    I wish I were you right now Nice trip!

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    Just needs to be set up for your most comfortable ryde. Not for everyone but you are finding it to work well for your style of ryding... enjoy...
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    Any ryde can be a tourer. There are no hard and fast definitions that have hampered me over the years. Enjoy...and we wish we were along for the ride.

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    You are in and seeing and about to see some amazingly beautiful country. Enjoy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RykerUSA View Post
    Sure this is a touring tryke. Left Indianapolis Wednesday evening and yesterday morning I was in Estes, CO. Lots of rain early on, then some healthy high heat in western Kansas. Only issue is my machine has a range of only about 130 miles per tank at interstate speed (75-80 mph) So, lots of gas stops. The trike handles great on the road and is an absolute BLAST in the twisties of the mountains. On Peak to Peak highway right now. Heading to Moab, North Rim, Zion, Monument Valley, etc. Southern Utah is the best in the states IMHO.

    Keep your knees in the breeze!
    Wish I was with you, but your right, some hefty heat and thunderstorms in Kansas right now. Drove from Kansas City to Vegas a few years back, man, some beautiful country in Colorado and Utah.

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    which seat are you using?

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    Normally I stop every 100 miles for gas on a long ride. It gives me a chance to stretch my legs. It helps eliminate the fatigue at the end of the day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ARtraveler View Post
    Any ryde can be a tourer.
    Remember in the day when people took off cross country on 250 and 350 Yamahas and 305 Honda dreams and super hawks. Probably more 70s 350 Hondas have crossed this country than any other bike. At one time BMWs big tourer was a 600cc boxer twin that put out 28hp. In 79 I rode a 1979 Vespa P200E from Connecticut to Creede Colorado and back over 5 weeks. I wanted to go and its what I had.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jheck View Post
    Remember in the day when people took off cross country on 250 and 350 Yamahas and 305 Honda dreams and super hawks. Probably more 70’s 350 Honda’s have crossed this country than any other bike. At one time BMW’s big tourer was a 600cc boxer twin that put out 28hp. In 79 I rode a 1979 Vespa P200E from Connecticut to Creede Colorado and back over 5 weeks. I wanted to go and it’s what I had.
    Those were good days and good bikes. As late as 1978 the BMW 600 was considered as a very good tourer. I ended up buying a Kawi 650 (UJM) and vettered it out. Many trips between Ft. Wayne and Duluth, and Rochester to Duluth and back were taken with that bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grandpot View Post
    Normally I stop every 100 miles for gas on a long ride. It gives me a chance to stretch my legs. It helps eliminate the fatigue at the end of the day.

    imo.......ear plugs help with that too.


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    Hi RykerUSA....enjoy your trip! Pictures would be great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jheck View Post
    Remember in the day when people took off cross country on 250 and 350 Yamahas and 305 Honda dreams and super hawks. Probably more 70’s 350 Honda’s have crossed this country than any other bike. At one time BMW’s big tourer was a 600cc boxer twin that put out 28hp. In 79 I rode a 1979 Vespa P200E from Connecticut to Creede Colorado and back over 5 weeks. I wanted to go and it’s what I had.
    A friend rode his 305 Honda from Seattle to San Francisco and back. Got off work Friday night and hit the road. Was back at work Monday morning. Made for a long weekend just for a "date". He was young, dumb, and................ Jim
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    Back in College in about'64-'65, I road my 50cc Mobylette Moped the 550 miles from Lubbock, Texas to Houston, Tx. A great adventure. Road my 650cc '68 BSA Lightning from Tampa, Fla to Austin, Texas and back. No windshields and open face Bell Helmet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ARtraveler View Post
    Those were good days and good bikes. As late as 1978 the BMW 600 was considered as a very good tourer. I ended up buying a Kawi 650 (UJM) and vettered it out. Many trips between Ft. Wayne and Duluth, and Rochester to Duluth and back were taken with that bike.
    Had a 650 back then too. Was a nice bike, for what it was.


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    What are you using for storage? Would love to see a pic of your setup.
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