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Cross country tour on my XSR900 #4507225
09/04/17 12:45 PM
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I took a ten day tour from Ohio to the Grand Canyon, Vegas, and Utah's canyons last week with my uncle. We rode an average of 500 miles per day over 9 days of riding. We took one rest day in Vegas and rented a car to see the Hoover dam and the city. Here are some photos.

























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Re: Cross country tour on my XSR900 [Re: donnyj08] #4507253
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Nice photos, looks like a good time. How did the XSR do, and how'd your body take the 500 miles a day with no windscreen? Did you keep track of gas mileage, thinking you probably got 45 mpg or better on a long trip like that.

Re: Cross country tour on my XSR900 [Re: donnyj08] #4507255
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Awesome road trip !! I'm officially jealous !!



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Re: Cross country tour on my XSR900 [Re: ZeeOSix] #4507269
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Originally Posted By: ZeeOSix
Nice photos, looks like a good time. How did the XSR do, and how'd your body take the 500 miles a day with no windscreen? Did you keep track of gas mileage, thinking you probably got 45 mpg or better on a long trip like that.


I had very little fatigue, I wear earplugs and a full face and the wind wasn't a problem below 80mph. We generally only rode about 70mph as that was my uncles comfort level on his vstar 1100. I averaged 56.1 mpg for the trip. Many times I was forced to use 87 octane across rural Kansas.

The xsr did amazing. Not a single beat skipped. It's just as reliable as any car imo. The only thing I did was lube the chain at the end of every day.


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Re: Cross country tour on my XSR900 [Re: LoneRanger] #4507273
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Originally Posted By: LoneRanger
Awesome road trip !! I'm officially jealous !!


Here are photos from Las Vegas euro cycles. They have quite a few Guzzi's in stock. I spent my time fighting the urge to buy the MV turismo veloce






Last edited by donnyj08; 09/04/17 02:04 PM.

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Re: Cross country tour on my XSR900 [Re: donnyj08] #4507316
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Originally Posted By: donnyj08


Here are photos from Las Vegas euro cycles. They have quite a few Guzzi's in stock. I spent my time fighting the urge to buy the MV turismo veloce



They have one less Guzzi since I came a calling, ha !! laugh

That is a sweet display of MV's but honestly, your XSR is one rock solid bike that will serve you a long long time. Sounds like your trip proved that !



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Re: Cross country tour on my XSR900 [Re: donnyj08] #4507388
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Windshield..........I don't need no stinking windshield! LOL! Good job guys, a trip you'll never forget. Those Yammies are as dependable as a hammer.

Re: Cross country tour on my XSR900 [Re: donnyj08] #4507439
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Looks like a great time. Thanks for the pictures.


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Re: Cross country tour on my XSR900 [Re: gman2304] #4507482
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Originally Posted By: gman2304
Windshield..........I don't need no stinking windshield! LOL! Good job guys, a trip you'll never forget. Those Yammies are as dependable as a hammer.


Exactly! I prefer the ride without one. Bikes without windscreens are generally quieter to ride imo. The MV is a dream bike, like I told my uncle I love the MV but I guarantee that the Yamaha is at least twice as dependable.


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Re: Cross country tour on my XSR900 [Re: donnyj08] #4507502
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Really nice photos, sounds like an awesome road trip!


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Re: Cross country tour on my XSR900 [Re: donnyj08] #4507737
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The only way to see the Country. cool

Re: Cross country tour on my XSR900 [Re: donnyj08] #4509160
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Beautiful!

Glad to hear that the Yamaha was a trooper, thanks for sharing.


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