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    chicago to quebec city and back

    hay everyone that trip is finally coming up soon.

    for any locals that wants to meet up in toronto i will be there june 29.
    pm me so i can figure out ahead of time where the meeting place would be.

    i have made this trip a few times on a motorcycle hawkgt, and buell this will be the first time on the rc51 total travel time is 18 hours or 1000 miles i brake it in to two 8 hour days. its nice and i never have to be in a rush.
    my main problem will be the stock seat. my ass gets tired after about an hour or two. anyone got any cheap tips that might help?
    i saw a guy on a long trip on a gsxr one time and he had a pillow tied to the seat.
    i wanted to get a corbin for it but just ran out of money and time.

    heres the route im taking.



    1988 & 1991 hawkgt, 2005 rc51

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    Re: chicago to quebec city and back

    Originally Posted by jaysun0ne
    first time on the rc51 total travel time is 18 hours or 1000 miles i brake it in to two 8 hour days. its nice and i never have to be in a rush.
    Yeah uh.... sounds like a comfortable ride
    You know your a hawkaddict when you check ebay and craigslist every hour for parts to upgrade

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      #3
      In the harley/cruiser market there are gel pad seat covers... I don't know if they would fit an rc51 but you never know. They might have them at your local harley dealer or you could check here
      http://www.jpcycles.com/productgroup...ore=All&page=1
      '88 Hawk GT
      '89 Harley FXSTC
      2008 Yamaha V-Star 1300 tourer

      http://www.hawkgtforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=948

      "...my performance ain't perfect, but its loud, and its fast..." -Widespread Panic

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        #4
        On your way back dip down into Vermont.

        You can even stay at my house.
        BIKES: Honda: RC31 Racebike/ NT650 Streetbike, DUCATI: None at the moment.
        Former MSF Rider Coach / Trackday Instructor/ Expert Roadracer #116
        "I'd rather ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow."

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          #5
          JaysunOne, Its going to be Canada day weekend(1st of July), look out for cops on the way. During that weekend, there are a bounch of stuff happening in Quebec city, David Usher is playing outdoor(it might be free) and usualy there is a big firework show either at the Momorencie fall or on the Plain of Abraham. Its a must see, very nice.

          Also if you feel like checking the Citadel, I beleive its going to be openned to public.

          Have a nice trip.
          Its not gone yet and I already regret selling it.

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            #6
            ooo ya i remember that huge concert on the plains of abraham.
            sweet i completly forgot about that.


            thanks for the offer doc im going to stay in montreal for a night or two to catch up with some friends.

            the gell seat is something i need to look into thanks for the tip.
            1988 & 1991 hawkgt, 2005 rc51

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              #7
              JaysunOne, I could team up with you at the junction of the 401 and 416, just before Cornwall and ride with you all the way to Quebec, if you feel like it. Anyway, let me know.
              Its not gone yet and I already regret selling it.

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                #8
                Underarmor helps....

                To answere the comfort questions, I found that when I wear cotton tighty-whiteys (as my wife calls them) or boxers, there seems to be a thick piece of material at the seam under each cheek that seems to rest right where I'm sitting. I switched to underarmor long shorts (mid-thigh) that really make riding comfortable. They don't bind at all and provide excellent breathe-ability and wick moisture great. Hope that helps--I wear mine on ANY trip over about 5 miles--I think they're great.
                My Hawk might not be powerful, but she's slow.
                -1989 Hawk: Supertrapp, Corbin, sweet lookin' Targa.

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                  #9
                  i was thinking about wearing a pair of tighty- whiteys and stuff a bycical gell pad in there and just sit on it. thats a &10 fix if it works.
                  1988 & 1991 hawkgt, 2005 rc51

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