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    K1600 Cannonball Record

    Amazing to do this looks like he had the right bike.

    http://www.digitaltrends.com/cars/mo...ll-run-record/


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    Quite the accomplishment. Averaged over 74 MPH. Judging by that tube coming out of his pants leg, it was probably not a good idea to follow him too closely.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by akbeemer View Post
    Quite the accomplishment. Averaged over 74 MPH.
    And it looks like he had to make a tire change.
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    Quote Originally Posted by akbeemer View Post
    Quite the accomplishment. Averaged over 74 MPH. Judging by that tube coming out of his pants leg, it was probably not a good idea to follow him too closely.......
    Sneaky leaker.

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    Pillion

    Is that some kind of aux fuel tank on the back?
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    Yeah, aux fuel tank, catheter, and unless he started out on brand new Metzlers (the stock K1600 tire), he had to do a tire change (they burn up fast "at speed").
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2bikers1collie View Post
    unless he started out on brand new Metzlers (the stock K1600 tire), he had to do a tire change (they burn up fast "at speed").
    The video shows a shot of cords showing during the trip and you can hear him ask someone to round up a tire.
    With the 4 wheel support he had you would think he'd have a tire, or even a mounted tire ready for a fast tire change.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    The video shows a shot of cords showing during the trip and you can hear him ask someone to round up a tire.
    With the 4 wheel support he had you would think he'd have a tire, or even a mounted tire ready for a fast tire change.
    I wondered that myself.

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    Seems like piss poor planning. Even a crap Mezler new would make it coast to coast at speed IMHO

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    Tips for ride from Carl Reece


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    Good for him, but not on my bucket list.

    In my experience, extreme fatigue combined with the flood of sensory information that accompanies driving leads to hallucinations. Awake for near 24 hours straight and driving home I was stopping 20 feet behind intersections because I thought I was in the intersection. I swear I saw a friend running in front of my car at 60 MPH on the highway. It wasn't fun and is among the dumber things I've done. I wouldn't want to try it on a motorcycle.
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