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    Re: Anyone interested in a James Bay Road trip?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Mike View Post
    2) What is the proposed average speed for the James Bay road portion of the trip -- ADV (130ish) or ST (>160ish if possible)?
    Is this a normal bike speed for touring? I dunno I am on a cruiser and I stay around the 120K mark generally. Just what I am used to works for time and fuel consumption. Plus I like looking around a scenery even if it all looks similar, just soak it all in.
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    Re: Anyone interested in a James Bay Road trip?

    Quote Originally Posted by sburns View Post
    Is this a normal bike speed for touring? I dunno I am on a cruiser and I stay around the 120K mark generally. Just what I am used to works for time and fuel consumption. Plus I like looking around a scenery even if it all looks similar, just soak it all in.
    The JBR is fairly well known for being a very long stretch of road with with basically unenforced speed limits - needless to say the QPP have better things to do than send a cruiser hundreds of kilometers into the middle of nowhere to run a speed trap.

    Accordingly there's no shortage of stories of people taking advantage of such accordingly on 2 wheels, with a few having come home with harrowing tales after hitting the frost heaves at said high speeds.
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    Re: Anyone interested in a James Bay Road trip?

    Quote Originally Posted by sburns View Post
    Is this a normal bike speed for touring? I dunno I am on a cruiser and I stay around the 120K mark generally. Just what I am used to works for time and fuel consumption. Plus I like looking around a scenery even if it all looks similar, just soak it all in.
    My 5 speed Road King is happy to cruise around all day long at 130-140, if you chose to your Ultra would be plenty comfortable at those speeds especially with the fairing and 6 speed transmission.

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    Re: Anyone interested in a James Bay Road trip?

    Quote Originally Posted by sburns View Post
    Is this a normal bike speed for touring? I dunno I am on a cruiser and I stay around the 120K mark generally. Just what I am used to works for time and fuel consumption. Plus I like looking around a scenery even if it all looks similar, just soak it all in.
    certainly it's bike dependent
    ST's don't work well at the speed limit
    and they push you to go faster

    got my first cruiser last year and I'm fine with the speed limit now
    different sort of enjoyment, scenery, stop and go, enjoy the day

    but for tripping, yeah, an ST and spirited riding can't be beat
    but always under the right conditions
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    Re: Anyone interested in a James Bay Road trip?

    OT, but I wish my VTX had a 6th gear. Beyond a certain speed it really winds out.
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    Re: Anyone interested in a James Bay Road trip?

    Quote Originally Posted by blackcamaro View Post
    My 5 speed Road King is happy to cruise around all day long at 130-140, if you chose to your Ultra would be plenty comfortable at those speeds especially with the fairing and 6 speed transmission.
    Oh I know it does reach those speeds and then some, without issue, as I have done it. But do I want to be doing that all the time, not really. I like cruising and rip it when really needing it
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