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Highway miles

Post  Pawpower on Thu Aug 28, 2014 4:37 am

Hi the're...want to take the BRP on an Adventure ride, which will mean lots of highway miles between dirt...someone mentioned "damage to the gearbox" and the XRR will never make it. 14/48 and I''ll be carrying about 40lbs of gear...nothing too crazy. Am I missing something...what's wrong with a few/several hundred miles of highway speed per day? Thanks for help!

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Re: Highway miles

Post  Zoro on Thu Aug 28, 2014 6:55 am

I have spent a lot of time running highway miles/ klm's to get where I want to go. My longest in one day was about 800klm's, which was done in 48 degrees Celcius. Was glad to get an air-conditioned cabin at the end of that day.
Best gearing combo for me is 15/44, keeps the engine ticking over nice and not as "Buzzy", economy is good to.
Don't know how you'll get "Damage to your gearbox" by doing that as opposed to racing around tight tracks on and off the throttle all the time??

Just take it easy, take in the scenery...

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Re: Highway miles

Post  BuRP on Thu Aug 28, 2014 8:54 am

48C? Jeez, hotazel! Nothing wrong with clocking up miles, you should contact ozinmate Sean as he tends to do this too. Mind, no idea how many gazillion miles is between you though Bump
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Re: Highway miles

Post  sean-0 on Thu Aug 28, 2014 11:52 am

zorro's 2 big days slab from me , gear box issue's i never heard of such rubbish , these bikes are known for the gear box , tuff as guts

15/47 imo is the best all round gearing for the xrr will sit on 70mph all day long at about 5200 rpm running a 140/80,606

i run street rims with a 15/45 with a 50/50 tread that will drop the rpm to 4900/5000 it will do that rpm for 100,000 kms banana
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Re: Highway miles

Post  Zoro on Thu Aug 28, 2014 1:06 pm

BuRP wrote:48C? Jeez, hotazel! Nothing wrong with clocking up miles, you should contact ozinmate Sean as he tends to do this too. Mind, no idea how many gazillion miles is between you though Bump

3500 klms between us two, depending on which way you go there's some pretty ordinary scenery in there also.

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Re: Highway miles

Post  Pawpower on Thu Aug 28, 2014 6:01 pm

Thanks fellas....that's what I thought, never should have doubted it...ride safe!

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Re: Highway miles

Post  AURORA on Fri Aug 29, 2014 4:34 am

What type of roads/terrain and what speed are you going to ride?
80 mph Interstate speeds?
Country road speed?
Are you going yo ride off road? If so what type of roads and at what speed?

What ever you decide, you must run good oil like Motul 15-50 semi sync oil.
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Re: Highway miles

Post  AURORA on Fri Aug 29, 2014 4:54 am

15:45 gears will give you 70 mph all day long speed.

You must run steel sprockets.

Ironman sprockets by Dirt tricks of Reno, NV
Dirttricks.com

Run good oil. No cheap crap.
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Re: Highway miles

Post  sean-0 on Fri Aug 29, 2014 6:15 am

considering i ran my bike for 90,000 plus kms on mineral oil castrol 4t , you can stick ya motul in the bin where the rest of your money is
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Re: Highway miles

Post  beaver350 on Fri Aug 29, 2014 10:46 am

sean-0 wrote:considering i ran my bike for 90,000 plus kms on mineral oil castrol 4t , you can stick ya motul in the bin where the rest of your money is
Copy that , Motul is watery crap when it gets hot and the engine rattles, what would you expect from frogs StirPot

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Re: Highway miles

Post  Mad Frosty on Fri Aug 29, 2014 10:06 pm

Fresh clean oil its always better than old black fully synthetic fanci supadupa oil .
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