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Iron Butt Ride!!!!

Post by baoktiger » Mon Sep 24, 2012 7:58 pm

Anyone ever thought of trying an Iron Butt Ride on one of these old Strokers? I'd say that would qualify as and adventure....

1000 miles in 24 hours or less. Might make for a long day, but then might be something to think about.....sk_wsign

Not sure if anyone has ever done one on a Vintage Yamaha Enduro.[dunno]
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Post by jjgres » Tue Sep 25, 2012 11:37 am

Hard to keep those dt400s running for 1000 miles.......
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Post by baoktiger » Tue Sep 25, 2012 2:56 pm

jjgres wrote:Hard to keep those dt400s running for 1000 miles.......
True Joe, but then, I still wonder if anyone has tried it. Not saying I want to, just thinking that would be a adventure.

Im not sure it would be feasable, maintaining a 50 mph rate of travel for 20 hours would be a challenge......
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Post by baoktiger » Tue Sep 25, 2012 2:59 pm

http://www.ironbutt.com/about/default.cfm

Now this has some interesting information......
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Post by endurojunkie » Fri Sep 28, 2012 7:28 am

I feel confident my 400 could do this, itâ??s my old but that I have serious doubts about.[LoL]
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Post by baoktiger » Fri Sep 28, 2012 4:22 pm

endurojunkie wrote:I feel confident my 400 could do this, itâ??s my old but that I have serious doubts about.[LoL]
I have the exact same feeling.......
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Post by jjgres » Fri Oct 26, 2012 9:53 am

When I find my Suzuki GT750 buffalo an iron butt will be no problem.
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Post by Socal_Dad » Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:35 am

jjgres wrote:When I find my Suzuki GT750 buffalo an iron butt will be no problem.
I'm in the market for a GT550 if you happen to come across one as you're looking at 750s.

There are a couple of realy nice GT750s out there right now. A very nice '72 in H.artford and a super clean restored '74 in Ocala, FL.

Back to the topic though, I did 1000 miles in 21 hours once on a GSXR1100. It was tough. I would think that 500 miles on an enduro would be tough, and 750 would probably qualify as "iron butt" worthy.
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Post by Senior-A » Thu Nov 22, 2012 5:06 am

I did the iron butt ride back in the 90's on a 79 BMW R100RT with no problem's what so ever & even got a 4hr nap in on a rest area shelter house picnic bench , but on a enduro ? whew ! I've done some 70-80 mi ride's on my 250B and it left me tingling all over and I'm a enduro & harescramble racer , but you're right about it being an adventure , I've considered selling my 250B so I could find a nice low mileage 360A or 400B or C , even a 77 or 78 would do , then I'd consider such a ride but this time I'd want to ride it with someone else to share the adventure .
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