Long trips in mind, wondering what might be necessary

Old 04-16-2017, 01:37 PM
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Default Long trips in mind, wondering what might be necessary

Ahoy ahoy! Long time member (apparently..) but rarely actually come on here, though I think I might a bit more now as of late.

I bought an '07 CBR 600rr from a guy on CraigsList back in mid-January, didn't actually start riding it until the end of February when the rain died down a bit and such. The bike runs fine, doesn't have any significant issues as far as I can tell. Need to wire up some turn signals to it, fix some plastic here and there, nothing big. It has *just* under 30k miles, hasn't ever had the valves adjusted or any engine work done as far as I know. I've put around 600 miles in on it in the past 2 months or so -- I don't really have friends here so I just go on random long rides on the weekends, keeps me from losing my ****ing mind kinda thing.

Anyway. I plan on going on some decently long rides over the summer time (I'm in Modesto.) Mainly to Vegas and back and perhaps up and down Highway 1. My question is basically.. should I have anything to worry about? I plan on taking it in to get a full-blown tune-up, and they quoted me around $500 which seems about right -- valve adjustments, replacing shims, etc. But I'm wondering if I should have that all done prior to actually making those long trips or if I should wait it out and do it once Summer is over.

Is it bad to ride it continuously around 50-80mph for several hours with little stops here and there?

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Old 04-16-2017, 01:48 PM
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No, you should be fine. If anything, I'd look into some comfort things for yourself - Sargent seat, raised clip-ons, etc.
Old 04-24-2017, 01:02 PM
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I've done the ride from L.A. to Vegas and other than an incredible amount of discomfort due to the riding position I'd say it's fine to run the bike that long.
Old 04-25-2017, 05:00 PM
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I'm over in the uk.
Whenever I read about you guys in the states I'm always envious. You can almost guarantee sunshine in huge areas for long periods whereas us lot over here scan the weather daily to try and plan a few hours if we're lucky.
When we look up, our summer skies usually look like we live in a Tupperware box.
Enjoy your bike and your trips and have fun mate !
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