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I too have a Mustang seat, but it's not all that for the long haul. My 63 year old butt feels it, so I dress for the ride, sometimes over doing it BUT, if You have everything with You, You can always take things off, whereas otherwise if You don't, you're screwed, unless one buys things on the road!!
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I have an air hawk that I put on for longer trips and it saves my butt from soreness and sweat. I love it.
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Agreed! I thought I'd have mine off most of the time. Turns out it's on most of the time.
Yep, get the detachable full windsheild. Its amazing how much better riding
is when the wind pressure is off your chest.
And dress warm! Ya can always take it off and stash in a backpack.
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You just need to get the right handle bars, seat, and some suspension work done. It took me some time to get my bike right for me, but now I can do 14hr days.[IMG][/IMG]
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I made a 550 mile trip last summer, in one day. I have a couple of seats but for this trip I used the Mustang Vintage Solo, put on a Memphis Shades windscreen, inserted some earplugs, and had a ball. The windscreen helps a lot and the earplugs are a necessity for long trips. You'd be amazed at the difference those three little things make. The trip was a pleasure and even at the end I was not tired or sore.
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I made a 550 mile trip last summer, in one day. I have a couple of seats but for this trip I used the Mustang Vintage Solo, put on a Memphis Shades windscreen, inserted some earplugs, and had a ball. The windscreen helps a lot and the earplugs are a necessity for long trips. You'd be amazed at the difference those three little things make. The trip was a pleasure and even at the end I was not tired or sore.
That's about it. I would add padded gloves and maybe an upgrade to rear shocks (I went with the Progressive 412s) and things should be a lot better. I do 550 miles from Birmingham to Orlando several times a year and it's never a problem with Mustang Vintage Solo seat, detachable windscreen (Rifle Roadster is on the way), and improved shocks. Good luck!
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my 2010 (bought 5-11 new) has 11,599 miles on it now (13mo), not been on any long trip like you fellows But, i installed hand shields (jpcycle), windshield (18'') stuffed a pr. of rain pants over head light behind windshiels to stop that hole up.& other things. wk ago i got a set of armor (Bohn-Armor-pants.com) & shirt. you wear these under your jeans & shirt. thinking come in handy this winter. been riding local, pretty cool, 90 degrees. i getting off subject, the hand shield are great with 1st. gear heat, just relax your hand & instal a crump buster, that help on viberation. mine don't seem to be as bad as it was & i've got use to it. been looking at seats thou.
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That's about it. I would add padded gloves and maybe an upgrade to rear shocks (I went with the Progressive 412s) and things should be a lot better. I do 550 miles from Birmingham to Orlando several times a year and it's never a problem with Mustang Vintage Solo seat, detachable windscreen (Rifle Roadster is on the way), and improved shocks. Good luck!
I agree those things are nice. I have 418's on the rear, Progressive springs in the forks, and ISO grips and pegs. I just mentioned the three that I think are most important. And you can do all three for around $400.
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You just need to get the right handle bars, seat, and some suspension work done. It took me some time to get my bike right for me, but now I can do 14hr days.[IMG][/IMG]
66 impala, where did you find the brackets and top box? i took mine off, it was too close, couldn't lean back.
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