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250 for highway

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I'm interested in getting a bike. I live out in the boondocks, so a trip to town is 40 miles one way. A trip to an actual city is 100 miles one way. Most of the miles are on I 25. I know you recommend starting on a 250, but should I be looking at a 500 or something a little b***** since I have so many highway miles? Are these bikes comfortable to ride long distances? If I lived in town, I'd go with a 250.

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Greg in H-Town said:
It'll do fine on the highway, but you'll be doing around 9-10K to stay with normal highway traffic. If you go up to a 15-tooth front gear instead of the stock 14, it will do a lot better for extended rides and is one of the best mods to make on that bike.
Definetly. The 15T front is a great mod for any extended highway time!
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