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Hoiho

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Reply #15 on: February 01, 2024, 11:35:52 pm
Her tires didn't last her very long either.  Seems like the trip as just planned to have schedule tire and oil changes in it on 5 occasions

6800km isn't too bad for tyres.. my BT46 last 8000km. Full synth oil should last twice as long as her 4250km interval.


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Reply #16 on: February 02, 2024, 12:33:09 am
According to MCN, the only mechanical or electrical failure was a blown taillight globe on a remote road in Montana.

She compensated for the lack of a taillight by leaving her rear brake on ......................!!
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Reply #17 on: February 02, 2024, 01:21:39 am
6800km isn't too bad for tyres.. my BT46 last 8000km. Full synth oil should last twice as long as her 4250km interval.
Like I said it just looks like they planned so many tire changes and did the oil at the same time. So it was just convenience.
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Reply #18 on: February 02, 2024, 01:27:02 am
Like I said it just looks like they planned so many tire changes and did the oil at the same time. So it was just convenience.

How do you know? It may have been drinking oil like crazy


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Reply #19 on: February 02, 2024, 02:25:38 am
Hmmm. Guess we can't take the pics literally.

She's posed in front of a different Interceptor, with a different seat in the second linked article.

Regardless, good for her. That's a lot of riding.


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Reply #20 on: February 02, 2024, 04:57:09 pm
totally cool!
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Reply #21 on: February 05, 2024, 01:30:03 pm
I would have stuck some spare bulbs in there somewhere.


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Reply #22 on: February 06, 2024, 07:49:57 pm
Iron Butt certified 48 States in 10 days.


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Reply #23 on: February 08, 2024, 10:41:45 am
I listened to Rachel's interview in New Mexico.

She initially confused me by talking about riding an I.N.T. Later, I twigged that she was riding an Interceptor! ;D

She made no mention of the comfort of the I.N.T's seat.

She did mention that a bike with a windscreen would have been more comfortable on the Interstate than an unfaired  I.N.T.

She also mentioned that she had previously ridden an Interceptor on the winding roads of Andalusia in Spain. She said that the Interceptor is not a sports bike, but it was fine riding these roads.

She said that the chain on the I.N.T had lasted the entire distance of her 48 state ride. She said that she could adjust the chain herself.
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Reply #24 on: February 08, 2024, 11:32:49 am
The reality is it's great to hear my Interceptor is capable of a great journey and can stand up to the test but it wouldn't be my choice for a long journey like that.
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Reply #25 on: February 12, 2024, 02:44:41 pm
The reality is it's great to hear my Interceptor is capable of a great journey and can stand up to the test but it wouldn't be my choice for a long journey like that.
You would HOPE a new bike could drive around and not self-destruct!
My "I-N-T" would not be my first choice for that ride either, but at least I have a windscreen and a luggage rack.


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Reply #26 on: February 13, 2024, 03:29:02 am
This is the only way I'd ever consider attempting to do what she did !!!  I wouldn't make it 200 miles on a little INT 650.  :D   This was on the Tail of the Dragon.


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Reply #27 on: February 13, 2024, 11:51:04 am
I have had 3 Wings, a 1992, a 1995, and a 2018. All bought new. I agree if I was going to be gone for several days with a passenger I would want a full dressed touring bike. But I would rather have one of my Harleys. But for solo riding my RE 650 INT would be just fine. Or my W800.
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