SS 1000 on Fourth of July

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SS 1000 on Fourth of July

Postby Hallzee » Tue Apr 27, 2010 8:21 am

I know this isn't for everyone. I am doing an IBA SS1000 on July 4th. This is actually a great day to pull this off, for three reasons (observed on my SS1000, 7/4/2007):

1. It's a very long day, with most of the trip in daylight.
2. Traffic is very light. People have done their holiday travel, and are enjoying their destination. Also, NO road construction, because it's a holiday.
3. My kids are all grown, and don't care about fireworks!

Here's the route I am thinking of:
* Depart Starbucks in Auburn (13345 Lincoln Way Auburn, CA 95603) at 0530 - sharp, with full tank. Your mileage on the way to Starbucks can already count, so you can take the "final leg" home from wherever you split from the group.
* Head west in I-80 to Winnemucca, NV. (puts us at the 262 mile mark).
* Head north on hwy 95 towards Orvada, NV, and continue north to OR-78 west towards Hines, OR (puts us at the 486 mile mark at about 12:30 pm). We can rest here, or continue until we find a highway rest stop if a nap is needed (I took a one hour nap last time I did the SS1000).
* Hwy 20 west to 395 south - onward to Lakeview, OR (625 mile mark).
* Jump off on 140 west, and then 97 south to Weed, CA, where we'll hit the 790 mile mark.
* Straight shot back down I-5, to your specific starting point will give you approximately 1,053 miles, and a sore butt...

The route above gets us out of the Nevada desert, and heading into Oregon by late morning, so heat will be less of an issue.

Add your name to the list, if you're in!

-Brian H.
-Steve H.
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Re: SS 1000 on Fourth of July

Postby Fred(Prez2.1) » Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:43 am

Hey Brian: Scroll down about ten threads. We also thought about the 4th of July for all the reasons you stated, but temperature finally won out. Good luck and enjoy your ride! I'll want a full accounting of the trip when you're done.
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Re: SS 1000 on Fourth of July

Postby Keith_H » Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:48 am

I'm not sure I'd choose Oregon to do one of these rides in. They will enforce their speed limits.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/b4/US_speed_limits.svg/800px-US_speed_limits.svg.png

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Re: SS 1000 on Fourth of July

Postby Hallzee » Tue Apr 27, 2010 12:39 pm

I actually charted it averaging 71 mph on the highways... Can probably do a little better than that. Never been popped in OR before (fingers crossed), plus only about 1/3 of the travel is north of the state line.
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Re: SS 1000 on Fourth of July

Postby Hallzee » Tue Jul 06, 2010 12:21 pm

Great ride with Hoss - no traffic, and we made outstanding progress. Even though the posted speed limit is 55 for Oregon, we (with the aid of radar detector) made better time than that. Averaged about 34 MPG only, for some reason.. :D

Heat wasn't an issue at all; we did put on the cooling vests just south or Redding though, it was in the mid 90's when we did.
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Re: SS 1000 on Fourth of July

Postby Bob » Tue Jul 06, 2010 5:56 pm

Where'd you hit that Max Speed? :shock: :shock:
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Re: SS 1000 on Fourth of July

Postby Hallzee » Tue Jul 06, 2010 6:05 pm

Bob wrote:Where'd you hit that Max Speed? :shock: :shock:

That had to have been a hiccup. I know I was going well over 100, but didn't hit 130. I don't think the LT would go that fast - I think it was more like 105-110 max. heading north in NV. Hoss rides like a mad man, and has the Rhinewest chip in his LT - his bike will walk away from mine, and I was just trying to keep up! :D
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Re: SS 1000 on Fourth of July

Postby shoswell » Tue Jul 06, 2010 10:27 pm

Hallzee wrote:Hoss rides like a mad man, and has the Rhinewest chip in his LT - his bike will walk away from mine, and I was just trying to keep up! :D


Sorry Brain....I did not want to out you for being a "womanly" rider... The longest time I had to wait was 30 min.. And there were only three corners to negotiate! :lol:

In all seriousness, the ride was great, well except for the 90+ miles on the road to Burns, OR.. Passing two cars in that distance on a straight piece of road would make me pull my hair out...oh, wait. Thats not a good analogy is it... Any way, fifty-five, smitty-by... Everything is perfectly legal until you get caught. Unless it involved and underage midget and a BMW oil wrench... Then your at the stealers in no time flat...again! :oops:
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Re: SS 1000 on Fourth of July

Postby BruceA » Wed Jul 07, 2010 12:22 pm

Would you recommend the Rhine West chip? does the performance improvement out weigh the $400 cost and installation?


shoswell wrote:
Hallzee wrote:Hoss rides like a mad man, and has the Rhinewest chip in his LT - his bike will walk away from mine, and I was just trying to keep up! :D


Sorry Brain....I did not want to out you for being a "womanly" rider... The longest time I had to wait was 30 min.. And there were only three corners to negotiate! :lol:

In all seriousness, the ride was great, well except for the 90+ miles on the road to Burns, OR.. Passing two cars in that distance on a straight piece of road would make me pull my hair out...oh, wait. Thats not a good analogy is it... Any way, fifty-five, smitty-by... Everything is perfectly legal until you get caught. Unless it involved and underage midget and a BMW oil wrench... Then your at the stealers in no time flat...again! :oops:
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Re: SS 1000 on Fourth of July

Postby Hallzee » Mon Jul 12, 2010 10:01 am

Bruce, I see that Hoss hasn't replied - I don't have the chip, he does. The chip does seem to provide serious bang. He outruns my LT quite easily.

BruceA wrote:Would you recommend the Rhine West chip? does the performance improvement out weigh the $400 cost and installation?


shoswell wrote:
Hallzee wrote:Hoss rides like a mad man, and has the Rhinewest chip in his LT - his bike will walk away from mine, and I was just trying to keep up! :D


Sorry Brain....I did not want to out you for being a "womanly" rider... The longest time I had to wait was 30 min.. And there were only three corners to negotiate! :lol:

In all seriousness, the ride was great, well except for the 90+ miles on the road to Burns, OR.. Passing two cars in that distance on a straight piece of road would make me pull my hair out...oh, wait. Thats not a good analogy is it... Any way, fifty-five, smitty-by... Everything is perfectly legal until you get caught. Unless it involved and underage midget and a BMW oil wrench... Then your at the stealers in no time flat...again! :oops:
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Re: SS 1000 on Fourth of July

Postby BruceA » Tue Jul 13, 2010 1:19 am

Brian,

Thanks for that info. I have been looking at the chip and a different exhaust. Not sure which is the better performance improvement. I expect I will see a significant improvement either way.

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Re: SS 1000 on Fourth of July

Postby amarider » Tue Jul 13, 2010 7:38 am

I had both on my 02 LT, you will get a little better performance. The big improvement is making the LT smooth as silk. The exhaust will smooth out the K buzz and make the low end feel nice. But you my get a little popping on decel.
The chip will smooth out the throttle and get ride of any hesitation you might have. Over all a small HP gain and will make the LT feel so goooooooooood! I thought with the chip my gas mileage might have suffered with the chip but I did not notice any change in MPG.
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