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post #11 of 49 Old 12-13-2018, 06:44 PM
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Great read!

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post #12 of 49 Old 12-13-2018, 06:45 PM
 
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I have not done any long journeys on the Rebel. I don't have enough patience for the leisurely pace that is necessary for travelling on a small displacement bike. Back in 2013, I did participate in a one day 250 cc Rally that covered 720 kms. (447 miles) total. This distance was not at all difficult to do since we stopped very often during the day.
This was in the fall, so the early morning was very chilly with ice fog on the face shield (face shield ices up from freezing mist droplets)
It turned into a good day later on though as it warmed up, but riding in that fog was truly scary due to the loss of visibility.
Here's a pic of yours truly on the way to Parrsboro, NS. This was still early morning and cold, but the fog had cleared.
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I still haven't done any really long journeys yet. I think flite has me beat in that category. My longest 250 journey has still been the Cave City rally, 400 miles in a day. My hat is off to you too Duckster (rip, wish I had a chance to meet you), you have me beat too.

Nice pictures RuralRider! Fast is not a journey, it's time travel. Some day I hope to have enough time to plan a trip like yours!

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I drove across country east to west on a 2012 Rebel 250 back in 2016. ended up being 6,000 miles cause i made some detours. Everyone assured me the bike could make it and they were right.
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For me 130 miles. I usually just pick a destination or several of them and go for one day trips. I try to go somewhere very week. I do plan to do something epic soon
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post #16 of 49 Old 08-06-2019, 11:13 AM
 
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For over a 1,000 trip, do you guys carry a fuel tank, like 1 gallon?

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post #17 of 49 Old 08-06-2019, 11:53 AM
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Only if travelling in a remote area with few gas stations. A Rebel should get over 125 miles per tank, less if hammering it on the Interstate. My butt wants to stop well before refueling is needed.

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Only if travelling in a remote area with few gas stations. A Rebel should get over 125 miles per tank, less if hammering it on the Interstate. My butt wants to stop well before refueling is needed.
I just did my first fill-up (I topped the Rebel off when I purchased it a couple weeks ago.)

I was pulling on to a highway for my very first time (actually, a parkway, so 50 mph speed limit). Just after I shifted into 5th gear (also for the very first time!), the bike started bucking and lurching. I thought, "Uh oh, there's a problem with this bike at high speeds that I am just now discovering!"

I looked down at the trip odometer, and it indicated 129.3 miles. It dawned on me I was running out of gas. I reached down and flipped to reserve, and the bike took off again and ran right up to speed. Yeehaw!

When I filled up, the trip odometer indicate 145.6 miles. I added 2.3 gallons of gas. That worked out to about 63 mpg,virtually all of it in stop-go urban/suburban riding, with tons of revving/shifting.

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RuraRider: I have been planning to do some kind of side modification so I could accommodate 2 backpacks or strap something on there. Right now I have 2 cheap saddle bags that will soon fall apart.

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I have the standard luggage rack mounted on my rear fender. The cargo area can be expanded with wire shelving (home depot) and clamping it on and over the rack. Just a thought.
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