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PostSubject: Maybe going to ride to 49 states again this year   Maybe going to ride to 49 states again this year I_icon_minitimeFri Mar 31, 2017 7:22 am

Got home last Nite from 3 day trip to FL/SC/GA from my Chattanooga TN base.

Road surfaces bad on major highways, country roads ok, Atlanta is terrible...place to avoid, spent 3 hours getting thru yesterday....no lane splitting in that miserable place! America wake up!!

Pain---I don't know if it is the feet forward riding position, sitting on wallet----horrible wind buffeting, have Givi Adjustable shield--Winds from the recent storms in SE US? I trued 2 different face shields....of course ear plugs. OK this AM.

Rain several times. Waterproof Wolverine boots did their job. The south is too hot and humid for Aerostich jacket and pants to be really comfortable---but they do not leak, but even with venting open not comfortable for me.

Gas mileage---high of 65 mpg on back roads in FL, Freeway, going fast---52mpg.

The older I get, the more the top heavy SilverWing=too much work to ride----U turns country roads with steep camber. TMAX was much better balanced, Helix, even with small top box did not have so much weight behind rear axle.

ABS light came on yesterday morning and stayed----read owner manual=? will attack today....after nap...with shop manual.

Concluding: after over 70,000 miles 2 new SilverWings, I find it not fun for high speed long distance riding....bring speeds down to 55 mph or so=ok. Feet forward hard on body! Reg motorcycle (not cruiser) better in this aspect.

Admin: I see no instructions where to put this so let it be read...but at least I am out riding
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PostSubject: Re: Maybe going to ride to 49 states again this year   Maybe going to ride to 49 states again this year I_icon_minitimeFri Mar 31, 2017 8:06 am

Congratulations on your ride and future plan, Mr Grinsel. Many of us here are envious of your riding dedication. I just hope that the cockamamie weather will cooperate for your 49 state ride.

Re your 49th state plan; would that be Hyder AK or "mainland" AK?

And, yes, I did move your post from Introductions to Rides.

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PostSubject: Re: Maybe going to ride to 49 states again this year   Maybe going to ride to 49 states again this year I_icon_minitimeSat Apr 01, 2017 8:21 am

John, hope all is an easy fix on your SWing. Perhaps something just got wet in the ABS circuit. I agree in that the Silver Wing is great on 2 lane blacktops (55-60 MPH) but less so on the Interstates especially now some states allow 80 MPH! Small wheels, wind buffeting and pot holes take a toll. Usually for a superslab trip the Goldwing is MUCH better. Bigger wheels and being much heavier lessens the wind effects. The pot holes are still there but some states keep them under control, and some don't! I avoid the central corridor in California (I-5 and Hwy 99) as the truck traffic has beaten them to death. Use Hwy 395 east of the Sierras as it is a great road and in much better shape!
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