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post #1 of 35 (permalink) Old 06-05-2018, 10:27 AM Thread Starter
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Hey 310ers just wondering if any of you ride longer highway rides? What speeds and how long. Just curious. I only ride mine on the highway. Thanks for any feedback.
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post #2 of 35 (permalink) Old 06-05-2018, 11:38 AM
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Hey 310ers just wondering if any of you ride longer highway rides? What speeds and how long. Just curious. I only ride mine on the highway. Thanks for any feedback.
Longest ride on the highway for me was about 2.5 hours 90W Seattle to Leavenworth. Speed limit was 70 MPH and I was doing about 75 on average. A lot of the first half of that ride is uphill, I was pushing it to about 90-95% of it's limit but it was doable.
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post #3 of 35 (permalink) Old 06-05-2018, 11:46 AM
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My opinion will not really help you.
In my case I stay away as far as possible from motorways / highways / autobahn.
I think this bike is made for the more beautiful and winding roads.
If I have to go far away and go on motorways (etc), I trailer the 310.
We use to travel a lot on motorbikes but they were big bikes (R80RT, R850 and R850RT and our last big bike, the F800ST)
Traveling with two for longer distances is not an option for us anymore.
Hope others can give you a better advice 😉
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Haha, 2.5 hours riding home from buying it. Average 60-70mph. Very stable and comfortable ride, other than being cold (I've since installed heated grips).
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I sent you a message Kingsar but just for recap. 7 to 9 hours per day of riding between 104kph and 130kph with no issues and traveled a total of 4650 miles give or take. Averaged about 400 miles a day. The only thing I changed after my adventure was I had the seat redone. If you look at the way the seat is molded it is contoured wrong. The back portion is not shaped like your butt it goes the wrong way so after re-sculpting and adding more and different padding and recovered it is now awesome for riding more than 5-6 hrs in a stretch.
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post #6 of 35 (permalink) Old 06-05-2018, 11:32 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys. I just wanted to hear that I wasn't the only 310er ripping kms or miles on the highway over 90 kms. Got 800 kms now, did my first service with BMW oil and filter and I mark my sight glass to ensure she isn't using oil and hasn't moved. The Akro pipe makes is seem faster and cooler!
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post #7 of 35 (permalink) Old 06-06-2018, 11:57 AM
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My 310 seems to like 75-80mph on the CA freeways.
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post #8 of 35 (permalink) Old 06-06-2018, 03:03 PM
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There is a great quote I wish I could remember exactly and who said it. Maybe Charles Kuralt something like, "Thanks to the Interstate highway system it is now possible to travel from one side of the country to the other and see nothing,.


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post #9 of 35 (permalink) Old 07-02-2018, 08:41 AM
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For me it depends on the speed of the highway.

I95 on the US east coast is a 80+ mph road just to stay alive in the right lane. NOT gonna happen.

Local byways/passes at 60-70 max are perfectly doable but at the limits of the bike for comfort and vibration.

I am finding ALL kinds of new shortcuts and backroads to get where I need to go. It's a nice new challenge to learn my area and find the hidden nice roads.

Downtown it is a hooligan beast. LOVE it.
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post #10 of 35 (permalink) Old 07-02-2018, 02:53 PM
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Now if I could go a tooth or two less on the rear sprocket I'd drive it EVERYWHERE, but that doesn't seem to be an option just yet...
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