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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-03-2008, 03:38 PM Thread Starter
 
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Cool New Blast

New for me only 500 miles,i weigh about 200 lbs.How will it be on a day long trip,say 350 miles? & what is a cruise speed for this thumper,thanks
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-03-2008, 07:38 PM
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I think your height is more of a matter than your weight. I'm 6'0", "around" 200lbs, the bike has no problem carrying me, although it's a tad small. With the modded airbox, enhanced carb, and a D&D pipe, it'll pull 94mph on a good day(indicated).
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-03-2008, 09:36 PM Thread Starter
 
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cruising

I'm 5'10" & i mean to cruising speed for 350 miles.I think about 55 mph.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-27-2009, 09:11 AM
 
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I'm 5'11 i rode my blast from Charleston WV to Nashville tn and back, about 600 miles round trip. it did about 80 most of the whole trip.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-18-2009, 03:32 PM
 
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Well to be honest, any extreme length of time on a bike is going to affect people differently. 6 hours on a bike is a bit of a long haul for me. I would break it up to in 3 hour blocks with an hour or two at a mid point for lunch and some rest. 500 miles you are looking at about 9 hours.

I'm 6'2" and I ride about an hour a day on the Blast with no issues. I also have the standard seat and not the low profile seat which could make a difference.

If you have never ridden this bike I wouldn't recommend the maiden voyage to be on a 500 mile road trip.
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