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Ducati GT 1000 Touring

It really depends on how well bike fits you. The fits me really well, and I found that 500 to 600 miles in a day is easy. 700 takes some and intent; 900 is the most I’ve in a day, and that was a long (Although I might just go for a Iron Butt and do a certified mile day this year, to be able to say I did.)

I have a friend with a Monster and she travels and goes camping and so on on it. She 500 miles in a day to be about her limit for although she has done more.

The first thing I would say is to up to it. Don’t run out with your and try to keep up on those long from scratch. There are you will need to build up on an unfaired bike, your muscles).

I would do a bunch of 200 or 300 days first, and see how it goes for

On the topic of neck muscles, makes a difference, so it also on how fast the people you would be with ride. For me, once I hit 100mph, it really is a strain to the helmet and head up and stable, and I do that for a long time. So if doing more than a hundred miles in a day, I to keep it below 95mph for short bursts like a garbage truck or something I don’t want to be behind.

The only modifications I have to my bike for this are (a) a Crampbuster and totally worth it), and (b) I it down a bit — went a 39 rear sprocket stock to a 37 is the opposite of how most people their Monsters; they go shorter not taller).

With the colder weather I have bought a pair of handguards, which I plan to fit to protecft my hands from the on colder days. It’s much stopped snowing which was my limit for riding, but still cold. I started again last week, and the does show up in the hands


I found the original seat to be good. When it wore I got a Corbin, which I was not really with. Whan that out, I got the original seat and that’s what I’ve got now.

Ducati GT 1000 Touring
Ducati GT 1000 Touring

The SD to Cleveland trip did me a little saddlesore — I had 4 days between jobs, so was one 900 mile day, followed by 600 mile days in a row. So if I was to up touring seriously, I probably research to find a better

Do you mind if I make this a thread? I think it would be to get more people’s input on on Monsters.

PhilB

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