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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 05-29-2014, 05:13 AM Thread Starter
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Could a '00 650 Classic Make a Long Cruise?

Hey guys,

I was planning on going for a really long cruise in the summer... If my ride could survive.

I want to go from Abbotsford British Columbia to Cranbrook BC (778.5 km). Would the bike make it?

It only has 6,700km on it itself and shows no signs of breaking down anytime soon on local rides.

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post #2 of 28 (permalink) Old 05-29-2014, 05:44 AM
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I have a 2007 650 Classic. Been all over New England with it.

It currently has 56k miles on it.

I would take your trip on my 650 and think nothing of it.

Have fun.
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I have a 2007 650 Classic. Been all over New England with it.

It currently has 56k miles on it.

I would take your trip on my 650 and think nothing of it.

Have fun.
Even in a single day trip? I of course would make 2-3 stops for gas and supplies, but that's about it.

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post #4 of 28 (permalink) Old 05-29-2014, 07:07 AM
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good luck with your trip, I think you will have no problems.. one thing I would suggest is getting a very comfortable seat the stock seats are not comfortable on these bikes

good luck
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I would think the 650 would be fine for such a trip. I rode a 380 (3 cylinder - two stroke Suzuki) loaded with camping equipment for a 6000 mile/month long trip - Columbus OH > Salt Lake City UT > Grand Canyon > back home. Years later, my wife & I rode a 650 Suzuki from Columbus to Yellowstone and back. Your bike will do fine.

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Ride it like you stold it!

Based in San Antonio, Texas!
I have near 50k 0n my 06 xvs65v 650 Custom, been all over Texas,
2 round trips over 1,054 miles one way to Arizona, loaded to the HILT!
I forgot to mention, I had a motorcycle seat upholsterer completely re-build my seat from the pan up.
He added over 2 inched to the original thickness and required he make a new cover out of marine quality material.
Best of all worlds the seat could be longer and wider but the mod he did IS FREAKIN AWESOME to say the least.
150-250 miles 1 stop for gas and I am ready to go another 150-250 miles easily.
My DAWG "FRED" rides EVERYWHERE with me, the fuel stops coincide with his PEE-POOP needs as well.
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I rode my 650 everywhere, never an issue on a long road trip. Ron is right about the factory seat tho. I'd consider a gell or air pad unless you can afford an aftermarket seat. Have fun and tell us all about it after you get back. Ride safe!

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Bike will run without problems... your rear end may be a bit sore!

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No reason to think a 14 year old bike in top condition wouldn't make the trip just fine.

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Not much to add. The 650 is a great bike.

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