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What's the farthest you guys have gone on your Jackpot. Thinking of doing something longer than 140 miles which I usually do.

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I routinely put on 500 miles almost every weekend with a side trip usually 400 miles one way.
I put the 2 up seat on that I can hold a travelling bag mounted backwards on the backrest and I use the Victory saddle bags which are a little small
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What's the farthest you guys have gone on your Jackpot. Thinking of doing something longer than 140 miles which I usually do.
Is you don't have to re-fuel (& keep going), I don't think it's considered "touring". I personally think of 140 miles as more of a nice "day trip" down to the beach. Get 300+ miles in a day and I think that would be considered touring.




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Me and the wife normally hit the 300 and 400 mile mark in a single day, But we live in Montana, everything is seperated by many miles. It is always worth the ride here in Montana, no matter which direction you go.
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That's great. I gotta get my miles up! How comfortable is it solo or 2 up? Shocks, seat? I heard alot of people swap the shocks and seat for that matter. Think I'm going to solo around Lake Michigan from Chicago. I have about 2-3 days to do it.

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"Is you don't have to re-fuel (& keep going), I don't think it's considered "touring". I personally think of 140 miles as more of a nice "day trip" down to the beach. Get 300+ miles in a day and I think that would be considered touring."

Ok Mr. technical. Didn't mean to imply 140 miles was touring. I am looking to do some touring. Just looking for others experiences on a Jackpot specifically.

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I routinely ride several hundred miles on trips on my days off. Though the stock seat was fine for me, I switched to the single piece touring seat with the built in wider backrest that Victory made for it. Did this mainly for the girl to be comfortabke, but its great for me too. Jackpot is a fine bike and I think handles touring duties admirably. I personally think saddlebags look horrendous on the bike no matter what. So if I'm making a day trip with myself or her too, one of is wears a sling pack that clips together. If its a longer trip (think Laconia Bike Week) I wear a 45 liter internal frame backpack from Coleman. Sits just right and doesn't flop around.

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Yeah the saddle bags definitely change the look of JP. I think the Bikers Friend bag would work for me.

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Yeah the saddle bags definitely change the look of JP. I think the Bikers Friend bag would work for me.
yeah don't like the look of saddlebags on the jackpot, but they are practical, I have quick release mount, so you can added or remove them in seconds, for the times you really need them.

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With the stock seat after about 150 miles it really started getting to me. I put a Corbin seat on it 100% better. I also put a Tomahawk sissybar and rack. So it will hold about any backpack. If you go with this setup let Corbin know. The seat I got had to be altered to fit. They did it with no charge.

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