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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-24-2017, 04:35 AM Thread Starter
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B4 long distance set up.

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Looks like I will be accompanying my Father on a tour either into Europe or around the Irish coast. He has a Ducati Multistrada 1000Ds (2004) and I have my Brutale 750s. I have no doubt that his bike is perfectly suited for the trip. Mine however, not so much. As a second bike isn't an option and dont really fancy the idea trading the B4 in as to get anything I want would cost the bike + ££ which I just cant jusify to the better half, so I am left with making the Brutale as suitable as possible. Having riden it ti the Isle of Man I know the seat needs addressed as a bear minimum. I aslo wonder about a screen and maybe some bar risers.

Has anyone toured with a Brutale before? And what tips can you offer.

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You can tour on any bike, I did Italian Alps and Northern Italy on a 350LC back in the 80s, though a bike designed for purpose will make it a more pleasant experience. Have you considered trying something like an AirHawk seat cover?
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You can tour on any bike, I did Italian Alps and Northern Italy on a 350LC back in the 80s, though a bike designed for purpose will make it a more pleasant experience. Have you considered trying something like an AirHawk seat cover?
Hi, I also consider this to be true, anything can be used. I just want make it as easy going as I can so I can enjoy it as much as possible. I was thinking along the lines of Airhawk or similar. I have already put a gel pad into the stock seat, but it really doesnt cut it for long journeys.

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Calcifur,

You tour on what you've got and like. I have no problems touring on the Brutale. AirHawk is probably a good idea as the standard seat is shit, the angles are all wrong. I have a Corbin seat which is great and looks better but reasonably expensive and takes 3-4 months to arrive here in Oz. Get yourself a good pair of cycling knicks, no jocks (Assos are good). They make a big difference on a long day. A small sheepskin is also good but a bugger to keep centralised on the seat. Never thought of a screen but a mate put one on his 1090 and reckoned it helped wind wise. Looked shit though (impo). Can't see the point unless you're doing warp speeds which are only going to lose your licence on a tour. Still it doesn't rain much here except in the wet season when it's so heavy you need to be a looney to attempt to ride. We do it though and a screen wouldn't make a difference. Too old for a 6/700k day but 500k on the Brutale is no problem. Up here you have to do that to get anywhere. It's as comfortable as any previous bike I've toured on. Yeah, there are bikes out there made for for touring but how boring are they?

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Yeah, there are bikes out there made for for touring but how boring are they?
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Thanks for the input. Food to see other people doing long distances on their Brutale. I am not sure about a screen, just a thought at the moment. Defo gonna get some sort of bum pad. Cycling shorts is a good shout.

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Hi Edward,

Yes I have a Givi Tank bag and Jofama tail bag that I will use, plus roll up dry bag style pack that I will be using. is a good set up that I have used before, but it doesn't leave a lot of space for moving around when its all on board!!
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My apologies Bumpkin, forgot about those. However touring specific bikes are not my thing (at the moment).

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ive ridden all the adv touring bikes and had an 1190R and still the most comfortable long distance bike I've ever had was my 14 zx10r
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