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Re: driving 800 km (500 miles) on a highway...
Reply #10 on: 24 May, 2016, 02:06:04 PM
*Originally Posted by Montblanc [+]
Enjoyable thread. Makes me want to go to Germany.

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Re: driving 800 km (500 miles) on a highway...
Reply #11 on: 24 May, 2016, 04:15:14 PM

 :430: Wouldn't it be a good idea to sort out that wobble first?! Doesn't sound very safe to me...
I'm no expert but I do know that bikes shouldn't wobble at ANY speed; although apparently some ST1300 Pans do :-(
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Re: driving 800 km (500 miles) on a highway...
Reply #12 on: 24 May, 2016, 05:22:17 PM
*Originally Posted by SaturnV [+]
:430: Wouldn't it be a good idea to sort out that wobble first?! Doesn't sound very safe to me...
I'm no expert but I do know that bikes shouldn't wobble at ANY speed; although apparently some ST1300 Pans do :-(

 Try riding a bike two up and loaded with camping gear at high speed and see what happens.

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Re: driving 800 km (500 miles) on a highway...
Reply #13 on: 24 May, 2016, 06:05:13 PM
*Originally Posted by SaturnV [+]
:430: Wouldn't it be a good idea to sort out that wobble first?! Doesn't sound very safe to me...
I'm no expert but I do know that bikes shouldn't wobble at ANY speed; although apparently some ST1300 Pans do :-(

I probably didn't use the right term...  What i meant is that the bike is doing strange things at higher speed (+/- 170 km/h) since i've installed a XXL windshield from "calsci.com" So it's not a mechanical problem but rather an aerodynamical one i guess.. With the small original windshield i didn't have this "wobbling" effect but that thing wasn't offering any protection neither :)
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Re: driving 800 km (500 miles) on a highway...
Reply #14 on: 24 May, 2016, 06:22:39 PM
Oh I see what you mean... I was going to fit a higher screen too but will think twice now..

I think the one that I was looking at has special vents to keep the air-flow regulated but no idea if that works yet!

Never ridden a bike fully laden with luggage and pillion myself either so I guess that wouldn't help handling much lol

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Re: driving 800 km (500 miles) on a highway...
Reply #15 on: 25 May, 2016, 01:39:32 PM
I only travel for bike meets a bout 3 times a year, and the shortest journey will be 4.5 hours, so everything I have done helps with this:

Omni Cruise - holds the throttle open to give hand a rest.
Keis heated waistcoat - stops me and my back getting cold.
Sealskin under gloves - stops hands getting cold or I use my keis heated gloves
Sealskin socks - stops tootsies getting cold.
Voltarol - rub on sore back after a long time in the saddle.

I do this cause I find a couple of hours on the bike you start to get a chill and it only gets worse, and once your cold it is very difficult to get warm
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