Small Road Trip

Discussion in 'BearClaw Corner' started by Claviger, Jul 6, 2019.

Tags:
  1. Bob R

    Bob R Top Fuel

    Country:
    United States
    Messages:
    1,668
    Featured Threads:
    29
    Media:
    2
    Likes Received:
    2,445
    Trophy Points:
    323
    Location:
    Medical Lake, WA
    Ride:
    2013 R3T
    Rob, if you stop at the truck stop in Spokane give me a shout, I will come say hello. And if you don't, use your right hand and wave towards Fairchild AFB, that's where I will be. ;)

    bob
     
  2. Claviger

    Claviger Meh

    Messages:
    5,514
    Featured Threads:
    129
    Media:
    69
    Likes Received:
    7,354
    Trophy Points:
    823
    Location:
    Olympia Washington
    Ride:
    '14 R3R, '02 Daytona 955i
    Haha, already past it. Sitting at the bottom of the mountains cooling off before I start, possibly the last leg.

    I'll say this, 26 to 12 was much longer, but didn't feel like it. 90 just beats the crap out of you across WA. The wind is rediculous over time. I'm WAY more fatigued today and I have only been on the bike 10 hours.

    90 from mile marker 30 in MT, up to marker 10 in Idaho is tons of fun!! Had a new Corvette to play with through all the sweepers in that section. Good times, would be better times with another R3 along lol.
     
    TURBO200R4 and Joesmoe like this.
  3. Bob R

    Bob R Top Fuel

    Country:
    United States
    Messages:
    1,668
    Featured Threads:
    29
    Media:
    2
    Likes Received:
    2,445
    Trophy Points:
    323
    Location:
    Medical Lake, WA
    Ride:
    2013 R3T
    Had I known I could have taken the day off and met you in Missoula. It's only a 3 hour ride from the house. Next time. And 90 is brutal, once you get just a little west of Spokane and hit the farming country it is hot, dry and windy. The ONLY reason to take it is to make time. Otherwise 2 is a little better.

    bob
     
  4. Claviger

    Claviger Meh

    Messages:
    5,514
    Featured Threads:
    129
    Media:
    69
    Likes Received:
    7,354
    Trophy Points:
    823
    Location:
    Olympia Washington
    Ride:
    '14 R3R, '02 Daytona 955i
    I have a weird thing going on, rear tire is cupping/scalloping pretty badly, not sure if it'll come through in pics. Only on the 3/4 to full lean parts of the tire. Pressure is what I always run, 38psi.

    Guessing it's just a side effect of going for long periods of time at fairly high speed around corners. Sticking great, feels great, just going to ignore it since I'm not going Emax next time anyways.

    Just a curiosity I've never seen the Emax do before.
    20190711_182200.jpg 20190711_182147.jpg 20190711_182157.jpg
     
    Tripps and phar2slo like this.
  5. idk

    idk Living Legend

    Messages:
    4,243
    Featured Threads:
    12
    Likes Received:
    5,054
    Trophy Points:
    823
    Location:
    Maryland
    Ride:
    Royal Enfield Bullet
    Put 40lbs in it.
     
    Tripps, phar2slo and 1olbull like this.
  6. 1olbull

    1olbull Riding Motor Since 1950

    Country:
    United States
    Messages:
    20,488
    Featured Threads:
    108
    Media:
    5
    Likes Received:
    16,453
    Trophy Points:
    823
    Location:
    Tacoma, WA
    Ride:
    2012 R3R "Kong" - 2011 R3R "YurMama"
    I was going to suggest 42.
     
    sonny, Tripps and phar2slo like this.
  7. phar2slo

    phar2slo Nitrous

    Country:
    New Zealand
    Messages:
    1,298
    Featured Threads:
    13
    Likes Received:
    1,817
    Trophy Points:
    223
    Location:
    Christchurch
    Ride:
    2006 classic
    I run 40 to 42 lbs.

    But then again I'm pushing 230 lbs and carry crap in the panniers.

    I don't get to ride at high speed unless I'm following someone with a radar detector like @Tal or a cager going at a good clip.
     
    TURBO200R4 and Tripps like this.
  8. barbagris

    barbagris Mad Scientist

    Messages:
    10,413
    Featured Threads:
    56
    Media:
    85
    Likes Received:
    10,784
    Trophy Points:
    823
    Location:
    On the verge of insanity
    Ride:
    2009 R3-Standard - 1979 Guzzi V1000G5
    At a fairly constant bank angle?
     
  9. Claviger

    Claviger Meh

    Messages:
    5,514
    Featured Threads:
    129
    Media:
    69
    Likes Received:
    7,354
    Trophy Points:
    823
    Location:
    Olympia Washington
    Ride:
    '14 R3R, '02 Daytona 955i
    Yes, long fast sweepers with a relatively high bank angle, near or at the point of dragging on a stock roadster I'd guess.

    Im going to try 40 and see what it does.

    Other random events from yesterday...
    A new BMW 550 tried to play in said sweepers, got schooled by the Vette and I :). It is a surprisingly agile car for it's size/weight with lots of lateral grip.

    A BMW GT (definitely modified), decided to play and after we made a left hand turn tried to show off and outrun the loud annoying "Harley" behind him. About 5 blocks later he realized said "Harley" was dead in his ass still, clearly a losing proposition for him. Hazards went on, and suddenly he's "Mr. SpeedLimit".

    No explanation of why it was 2 BMWs in the same day, but they make for fun fodder.
     
    phar2slo, TURBO200R4, sonny and 2 others like this.
  10. Tripps

    Tripps Retired superhero

    Country:
    United States
    Messages:
    4,502
    Featured Threads:
    32
    Likes Received:
    6,418
    Trophy Points:
    823
    Location:
    Florida and NY
    Ride:
    R3T,Sprintona,K1200,r65,cbr1000rr, Blackbird
    Same weight and pressure, never had a rear tire scallop, front always did, upped the pressure to 38 front, this Avon is the first ever that didn't, around 3000 miles or better on it.
    I thought I was racing a Lamborghini with a big wing on the back, on my K1200GT on the 90 through Iowa once, I pulled along side and gave him the nod, seemed even til 135 mph, but he must have been playing, he put the hammer down, I had a moment of disorientation, like I was moving backwards, he must have hit 200 mph, in 2 minutes he was a dot on the horizon, I was impressed.
     
    phar2slo, TURBO200R4 and Joesmoe like this.
Loading...
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice