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View Poll Results: How Far Will You Ride Your Africa Twin in a Day?
50 0 0%
100 1 0.89%
150 1 0.89%
200 11 9.82%
250 12 10.71%
300 9 8.04%
350 7 6.25%
400 12 10.71%
450 9 8.04%
500 50 44.64%
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post #21 of 73 (permalink) Old 05-25-2018, 04:07 PM
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Let us know how you go with the Airhawk. It didn't work for me. And yes, I know it works best with very little inflation. I'm putting it on ebay.

Maybe I should drink a load more Guinness and eat more pies to help put some extra padding on my bony arse!
So I bought the DS airhawk and the pillion airhawk. We tried every level of inflation and all sorts of positioning. I hate it. My partner hates it. I feel so disconnected from the bike, and the pillon one, even though its strapped tight to the seat, causes her to slide forwards and back about an inch at every acceletation and braking. We are returning them.

I bought the Touratech one piece dri-ride seat instead. I'm going to start a thread for a review of it.
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post #22 of 73 (permalink) Old 05-25-2018, 07:13 PM
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I'll be riding 215 miles today to go get a burrito at Bobby's Place in Pasadena (formerly Rick's Burrito as mentioned by Steve Dahl, a radio guy I used to listen to when I lived in Wisconsin/Illinois).
215 miles on the stock seat was tough. Looks like I'm not quite ready for the Iron Butt Rally.
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Around 705 miles today on my way to Crater Lake
Headed to Fort Bragg afterwards
Then back to Los Angeles
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post #24 of 73 (permalink) Old 05-27-2018, 03:41 PM
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Did about 500km yesterday over 6 hours & I was glad to get off her. I seem to get a pain in my left shoulder & left index finger. Don't know why this is. Great bike all the same (17 model)
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We all keep riding just to see what’s around that next corner 🤡🤡🤡💯💯
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post #26 of 73 (permalink) Old 05-28-2018, 04:10 PM
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Did about 500km yesterday over 6 hours & I was glad to get off her. I seem to get a pain in my left shoulder & left index finger. Don't know why this is. Great bike all the same (17 model)
shoulder may be from being seated too far from the bars. I get the same thing and I think bringing the bars forward will help. They made that change to the 2018.
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Hi there, I rode from Elko, NV to Cortez, CO, just under 600 miles in one day last week. Other than a sore fanny by the time I rolled through Moab, I felt fine. In fact, I commented to my sister in law about how well I felt considering I'd spent about ten hours traveling. It's more fun to poke around, and I'd rather have travelled half that distance in a day. But, if the need arises, you can certainly spend a long day on the AT.
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From my logs the 1254km from Renfrew, Ontario to Nipigon, Ontario was the longest on the trans-canada highway. I however do not recommend that kind of self abuse unless you are of unsound mind.
Make it 1500 and you'll have a iron butt certification


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On the stock seat, 6 hours is about the point where I would rather be off the bike than on it. By 7.5-8 hours, I'm really starting to suffer.
I have an airhawk waiting to be tested out this weekend on a 10-hour ride with a pillion split over 2 days.
I am hoping with the airhawk I can manage a comfortable 8 or 9 hours. I have a 22-day return trip this summer up to Tuktoyaktuk with 19 days in the saddle, 12 of which are going to be 8-10 hours each.
How was the testing out? Which airhawk did you buy? Can i get it from amazon?

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Is that the official certification? What about the 1100-1200km days before and after that one? Do they factor in? lol. Maybe I'll try it some day if I find a destination that's 1500km away. It's hard to do that because you lose so much time stopping for fuel/stretching/eating/bathroom/battling fatigue on cross country trips. It would be a lot easier on a single day trip or a faster bike but that would go against my policy of staying under the license losing speed of 50 over the speed limit!
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