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    Whats up guys,

    Youtuber Motovlogger here. Find me on Facebook and Youtube.

    I've begun planning to complete the Iron Butt Saddlesore 1000 (1000 miles in 24 hours) and the Bun Burner Gold (1500 in 24 hours) all in one ride. My starting point is San Jose, CA in northern California and I've been looking at the map for a doable ride on my 1979 GS1000 Skunk. Ill be documenting the prep, the packing, the mechanical prep on the bike, the camera setups and all.

    Possible route int he lead so far:
    San Jose, CA to
    Las Vegas, NV to
    San Diego, CA to
    San Jose, CA

    About 150 miles shy of 1500 so I am making some adjustments.

    Reasons why I am posting here:
    Hopefully there is someone that might be near my route, to maybe join in, meet at a gas station and so on.
    Hopefully I can get some good tips while mechanically prepping my bike.

    Cheers guys and any followers, tips, tricks, or just some good friends saying cheers is always welcome!!
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    Good luck on your quest, but be VERY aware that if you are shooting for a BBG1500, you won't have time for chit-chat at any pumps.

    And please tell us more about this " '79" Skunk. It was a one year only bike, but in '78.

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    Sure hope you got your bike running better than how it was in the end of your carb tunning video. I'd say the reason it's not running well is because you have pods and a pipe and have not jetted appropriately to compensate for them. Fiddling with your mixture screws is not going to compensate for those 2 things. Have a look around the website, there's lots of info on proper bike maintenance. Good luck with your ride, when ever you do it. I always wanted to do an ironbutt as well, a friend that has done it says "I'd never do it again", maybe I'll pass....
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    Best of luck on your ride! I usually knock down a few 1K mile days in a season. It's easier to do on new aged touring machine... I wouldn't want to attempt on a GS. Bests of luck!
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    I have a few Certified Iron Butt rides under my belt..
    But I have been doing them on a Goldwing so it's almost like cheating --

    Read about my first one here -->>
    http://neverlost-justexploring.blogs...ter-day-1.html

    Being certain your machine is capable is the first thing to do.
    During the ride --
    Staying in the saddle and keep moving is key -
    Be certain to maintain clear records for eventual documentation
    Gas stops are to be kept short -- fuel in - refuse out.
    Eat light - but stop whenever you need to to stretch (quickly)
    Drink fluids -- water -- too much Gatorade can unbalance your electrolytes and cause you to feel poorly too.

    Once I get my GS850GL running well this summer I plan on trying a SS1000 -
    Could be a trick as my range is about 125-135 miles per tank so planning and adjusting along the way are going to be exciting.

    Good Luck
    Currently in the Stable :
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    1983 Suzuki GS850 GL Blue & Black

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    The variable traffic of the metropolitan area you've chosen may create problems, but I wish you well and welcome you to the site. I hope on doing one , but I'll head from my place toward Idaho, Montana & North Dakota! 80 mph speed limit up there !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie G View Post
    ... I'll head from my place toward Idaho, Montana & North Dakota! 80 mph speed limit up there !
    Good luck with that concept. Although our bikes do manage some reasonable fuel economy, that will be at more-reasonable road speed.

    Actually, even more critical than road speed is WIND speed. We found that a few years ago on the first day of a weekend trip with our Goldwing group. They had made plans to be at a particular restaurant while the 'lunch' prices were still in effect. (They are almost as cheap as GSers.) We got a bit of a late start, so the average road speed was between 70 and 75. Not that bad, but we were also going into a headwind of about 15-20 mph, so the bike thought we were doing about 90. Her bike went on REServe at about 85 miles, instead of the usual 140. Quick calculation at the pump showed about 28 mpg. We were not at the restaurant yet, so we still needed to keep the speed up. We changed direction a bit, so the wind was not quite so head-on and mileage rose to a whopping 30. Later, on that same trip, with no adjustments, our speed was 55-60 through the hills of western Virginia and eastern Kentucky. We had four consecutive tanks well over 50 mpg, with a high of just over 58. Road (wind) speed has a LOT to do with how far you will go on a tank.

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    mine: 2000 Honda GoldWing GL1500SE and 1980 GS850G'K' "Junior"
    hers: 1982 GS850GL - "Angel" and 1969 Suzuki T250 Scrambler
    #1 son: 1986 Yamaha Venture Royale 1300 and 1982 GS650GL "Rat Bagger"
    #2 son: 1980 GS1000G
    Family Portrait
    Siblings and Spouses
    Mom's first ride
    Want a copy of my valve adjust spreadsheet for your 2-valve per cylinder engine? Send me an e-mail request (not a PM)
    (Click on my username in the upper-left corner for e-mail info.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve View Post
    Good luck with that concept. Although our bikes do manage some reasonable fuel economy, that will be at more-reasonable road speed.

    Actually, even more critical than road speed is WIND speed. We found that a few years ago on the first day of a weekend trip with our Goldwing group. They had made plans to be at a particular restaurant while the 'lunch' prices were still in effect. (They are almost as cheap as GSers.) We got a bit of a late start, so the average road speed was between 70 and 75. Not that bad, but we were also going into a headwind of about 15-20 mph, so the bike thought we were doing about 90. Her bike went on REServe at about 85 miles, instead of the usual 140. Quick calculation at the pump showed about 28 mpg. We were not at the restaurant yet, so we still needed to keep the speed up. We changed direction a bit, so the wind was not quite so head-on and mileage rose to a whopping 30. Later, on that same trip, with no adjustments, our speed was 55-60 through the hills of western Virginia and eastern Kentucky. We had four consecutive tanks well over 50 mpg, with a high of just over 58. Road (wind) speed has a LOT to do with how far you will go on a tank.

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    You make a good point about fuel economy and the wind. I had som really strong head winds as I headed through the area I mentioned last summer. My tank milage dropped by 30 plus miles a tank, but soon picked up when the wind died down. I would get about 160 plus miles to reserve with average wind.
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    Rob, welcome and good luck. I'll be following along.
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    Sometimes on along trip going slower is faster...
    By conserving fuel you may take more time to make miles..but eventually the better fuel economy will save you a fuel stop
    By eliminating the fuel stop you can make up the 'lost time' .
    I have tried it several times on long trips on my Goldwings and in 600 miles I can nearly make up 20 minutes by stretching fuel stops from 200 miles to 230 per tank. Over 3 stops I get an extra 1/2 tank of fuel to burn before I need to stop allowing me to be farther down the road before stopping.
    It's also easier on your body to not be fighting the wind, and elements -
    Having a route avoiding major metro areas will be a great time saver...
    My first SS1000 was across the plains of Minnesota, and North Dakota into Montana ...flat long no traffic runs...tank to tank to tank
    Currently in the Stable :
    2002 Honda Goldwing GL1800 Sunburst Pearl Orange
    1983 Suzuki GS850 GL Blue & Black

    " I am never lost until I run out of fuel...until that moment I am EXPLORING."
    - Carl R. Munkwitz

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