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I've ridden 10 hours, but not on my current bike, it was a 2008 CBR600RR. I have ridden over 8 hrs on my 'Tona. In leathers.



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If we do not assume 16 year old boy status... Then no. I cannot sire him.
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Being as my ride is a Laz-E-Boy on wheels, I can easily put in 12-16 hour days before boredom or my ass going numb forces me out of the saddle. This is without a windscreen and a stock saddle.
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6-8 hours I've usually had enough depends where you are going what you are doing, turning around and doing it the next day thats a little different. Max I've done was about 1300kms in a day, I haven't felt the need to repeat it. We don't ride much in the dark (ie not at all) around here the grass hoppers are big, brown, nocturnal and will ruin your day if you collect one.
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Good topic.

For me, average 5 to 6 hours. The first 3 getting there is awesome---the last two hrs coming home always kinda sucked if I took the same route home.

Any more than that for me, and I'm not enjoying the ride like I should.

Oh, plus I'm a smoker, so i make excuse to stop and look at the scenery more than you cushy bottom riders on your Goldwings


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It helps to work up to that, get used to it, get your body acclimated and in shape for that. And to ID any real ways in which your bike doesn't fit your body or vice-versa. I can do about 10 hours a day on my bike easily, for several days in a row. 12 takes intent; 14 was a bit painful.

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I'm new to the saddle, and have been spending the afternoons riding through the country, practicing. Unfortunately, I can only make it about 2 hours before my body is on fire. Of course, it's practice, so I'm moving around a lot more than most people commuting would be, but groin and neck pain are rather significant. I know my body will adjust with practice, but I was wondering how long our senior members can go on a bike for fun before they need to ice down their delicates.
Apparently I am going to be the only one that will sympathize with you. When I first started riding I did not get far before my ass felt horrible! Now my knees and hips give up after a few hours.

At the track, pushing hard, even the 20 minute sessions can feel super stressful on my body.

I do about 4 hour runs on an average weekend run and by the end my knees and ass are DONE! And this is with about 3 breaks.
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The upside to having a fuel-guzziling twin like an 848 is with stops needed every 80-110 miles (depending on the ride) your body never really has the chance to get sore.

Get me in a legitimate bumper-to-bumper @ 3mph situation though, and I'm ready to hop off, leave the bike on the side of the road, and hoof it to my destination after about 15 min of that ridiculousness.

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Get me in a legitimate bumper-to-bumper @ 3mph situation though, and I'm ready to hop off, leave the bike on the side of the road, and hoof it to my destination after about 15 min of that ridiculousness.
You're on a bike. That's when you start splitting lanes.
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Lane splitting isn't legal in MN. I probably would if I didn't have a spotless CDL to protect.
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Is the seat stock on your SV, OP? A new seat may help the situation some. It did for me. Other than that I always felt it was mainly muscle memory that needed to be built up, but other than the OEM seat when I had it, I never felt any part of me tingling or 'on fire' after riding. There's discomfort from time to time under my left leg and having to 'kick out' a good bit, but that's most likely from being 6 foot 6 on this tiny fucking bike...

Also, if I'm riding with my father even on his comfy ass bikes he's usually on good for 100~ miles and my riding friend's Magna is about good for that, too. So I'm typically stopping every 80 - 100 miles before the body can start acting up too much.
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I rode my gsxr750 from just south of Jacksonville, FL to Suches, GA. About 11 hours and about 450 miles, on back roads - no highway. And then we rode back a few days later. It was definitely a leisure ride, since the other people I was riding with were on a cruiser and a touring bike. But it was no problem at all for me.
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I need a stop after about an hour. Then again I am on an R6 - which isn't exactly comfortable. I find that my knees start to ache after about an hour. If I get off of the bike and move around a bit for about five minutes or so, I can get back on for another hour or so - but I freely admit that I have to take breaks.

One of the things that I have learned though is that hydration is very important. It is crazy how much water your body uses - especially on a warm day.
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it is all circumstantial, the tighter twister roads with a decent group of friends, I can ride for hours.
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4-5 hr is about normal taking back roads from Southport to charlotte to see my sis and im fine. I do a 2 hr slab almost every week to see the gf in raleigh.

I can say that having a lighter lid like my shoei or my bell star is nice. My icon Alliance ssr is horrible.
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I'm new to the saddle, and have been spending the afternoons riding through the country, practicing. Unfortunately, I can only make it about 2 hours before my body is on fire. Of course, it's practice, so I'm moving around a lot more than most people commuting would be, but groin and neck pain are rather significant. I know my body will adjust with practice, but I was wondering how long our senior members can go on a bike for fun before they need to ice down their delicates.
Since you're a newby you're probably too tense. R-E-L-A-X. Hell, I can ride my CBR for 2 hours and it doesn't bother me and I'm 60!
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