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rob
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Postby rob » Fri May 12, 2006 5:31 pm

Hey everyone,

Came across this site, http://www.ironbutt.com/

Some good long distance riding advice at
http://www.ironbutt.com/tech/aowprintout.cfm

Rob
'81 CB650 Custom

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Vatch
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Postby Vatch » Sat May 13, 2006 12:28 pm

I think if you did 1000 miles in 24 hours on the stock seat of a 650 you should get titanium butt :)

There are some good tips, but I just don't think I would find that enjoyable.
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Iron Butt Association

Postby nickjtc » Fri Jul 21, 2006 11:24 am

I'm a member, having done a few 'qualifier' rides over the years. I cannot relate to the folks who do the mega-rides, like the Iron Butt Rally (11,000 miles/11 days), but find the more accessible rides an interesting challenge. For me the challenge is to maintain timely forward motion without riding recklessly and above my limits, as well as allowing time to get off the bike and rest.

My first 'qualifier' was on a Kawasaki KLR650 (yes, a dual purpose bike) on which I did the Alberta 2000 Rally. 2100kms in 25 hours.

I did a couple more rides on my VFR800, with no problems, and have recently done a 1000km ride on my '79 650. I'm working on a 1000mile/1 day ride on it, just to show that older classic bikes can still do what the newer bikes can do.

Yes, the seat is not as comfortable as some, but I get off the bike often enough that it is not too much of a problem.
.....to be myself, a pattern for others.

1979 CB650
1971 Norton Commando
1968 CB175

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Postby Vatch » Sat Jul 22, 2006 8:22 am

That's impressive, Nick. Do you have any sort of wind shield on the cb650?
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Windshields

Postby nickjtc » Sat Jul 22, 2006 10:11 am

I'm not a fan of windshields, so I do not use one. Since I do not ride at warp speeds it doesn't seem to be an issue for me.
.....to be myself, a pattern for others.



1979 CB650

1971 Norton Commando

1968 CB175

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Postby grimz » Thu May 24, 2007 8:07 pm

been lookin at the iron butt for awhile,have a buddy whos a serious iron butter..lol..butter...lol
anyways im lookin forward to my first iron butt run,thinkin halifax to b.c. for sure this year if iend up doing a rebuild.
maybe a rental...lol.better put the klicks on there bike than mine

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Re: iron butt

Postby nickjtc » Thu May 24, 2007 10:41 pm

grimz wrote:been lookin at the iron butt for awhile,have a buddy whos a serious iron butter..lol..butter...lol
anyways im lookin forward to my first iron butt run,thinkin halifax to b.c. for sure this year if iend up doing a rebuild.


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Re: ironbut

Postby taurus66 » Sun Dec 12, 2010 1:17 pm

Yup , am too a member of the Iron butt, here in the uk. Did my first this year on my Honda Pan european ST1100, am looking forward to doing a few more in time..


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