OK, I have an opportunity to do an Iron Butt ride in a little less than a month. I've had the Vision for a little over a month and have put about 1000 miles on her. It seems to be a comfortable ride, though I am ready to get off the bike at the 100 mile mark. One of the guys I ride with has put together an itinerary for the 1000 miles we'd be travelling. All of the fuel stops are at the 200-215 mile distance. This means at least three hours or so without a break.
I've wanted to do the Iron Butt challenge for years, but I'm a little leery of trying it on the Vision without first getting a little feedback. My stock seat is pretty comfortable, but what's it going to feel like after 600+ miles? I know what it was like to ride the Honda VTX 500 miles in a day and I'd never do it again. It was like a torture device. It had a little bit of custom padding done through Mean City Cycles, but not enough for a ride of this magnitude. The Vision is much more comfortable, but can anyone tell me about some alternatives to help it feel even more comfortable on a very long day? A new seat is not an option right now.
Hey stu, congrats on the new ride and glad to see your post for the IBA ride. The Vision makes it a cake walk is all I can say. My last IBA I rode an extra 300 just because I could and even hand a long lunch. The vision to me almost takes some of the challenge out of it. I'm out in Chesapeake if you want to talk specifics on the vision as I am curious why you wanted a break after a hundred. I roll up to DC on this think like some do a lunch run.
The stock seat is one of the best seats I've had, no issues or complaints. You got lowers installed?the one thing I don't have is a back rest which my TC does and I do miss that. I got hwy pegs but I'm not crazy bout them like on the TC. I do have a cup holed, nice to have on the ride.
Just to make you feel better when I bought my vision I rode it back from Tennessee the day I bought it. Most of the time I got off because I wanted to not needed to. Pressure on the shock is crucial. Shoot me a pm if you want to catch up some time.
Safe ridin. Tim
2011 White Vision - Nuvi 550, Lowers, Lloydz 2nd filter, Vic perf filter, CB/Icom, 96 Brake LED's, Clear Signal lens/Switchbacks, VIC Hwy Pegs, Stebel Horn, 7Jurock 15" Shield, PCV, Lloyd ATS and Variable intake, Ness honkers
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