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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-22-2016, 12:16 PM Thread Starter
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Folks, I just completed nearly a 2000 mile trip on my TV through Wyoming, Idaho, Montana, British Columbia and Alberta. We encountered all types of weather and roads. From 29 degrees (F) up to the high 70's. Thank goodness for a Gerbing heated jacket liner and the 12V port plus the heated grips. We had some snow, some rain and a lot of sunshine. We traveled through high mountain passes (The Beartooth and the Logan) and lush green valleys. The scenery is spectacular. Lots of wildlife on the roads too. Bison, bears, and wolves to name a few.
The bike ran flawlessly through the entire trip. I was never uncomfortable on my Sargent modified seat. Out West 91 octane is usually as goon as you can get and it didn't seem to be a problem. The Pirellis delt well with all road conditions and the traction control saved my butt in a hairpin with loose gravel on the Beartooth pass. A very scary sensation when it intervenes, best to be avoided. But it works. Never needed the ABS.
My only gripe is the wind turbulence issue at high speed. It makes the bike feel a little unsettled and isn't very relaxing. Maybe the Puig windscreen is the answer, I'd like to try one some day for a trip like this. All in all I'm really pleased with the bike and can't wait to plan another long ride!
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Nice pics. Did you run Chief Joseph Highway from Beartooth to Cody Wyoming as well?
I've put thousands of miles on those roads alone. Can't get enough.

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Sounds like an excellent trip and pleased to hear your TV800 performed flawlessly. Like your number plate by the way!

I wish we had roads and the space like you do in North America so to be able to plan such varied routes.

Out of interest how did the owner of the BMW S1000XR get on with his bike? This was the only other viable alternative for me over the TV800 but after riding it decided I wanted a more nimble and lighter bike that did not want to make you loose your licence every time you rode it!

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I've ridden through there, totally gorgeous. :-)

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I wish we could've run the Chief Joseph. It was in the plan, but a big snowstorm was closing in and we had to boogie west to Idaho to escape the brunt of it. Although we still had to power through part of it in the Madison Valley.
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The owner of the S1000XR is absolutely evangelical about his bike. He has done quite a few big trips on it and has a penchant for triple digit speeds. Somehow he still has his license! I've ridden the bike. It's quite a bit bigger than the MV. An excellent second choice!
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Nice pics. Glad everything went smooth.

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Stunning scenery! I ride for rides like that
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Awesome, thanks very much for sharing.

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