Join Date: May 2012
Location: Exeter, Ontario, Canada
I started riding in the early 1980s and have had four bikes over that period. Between all of the bikes I would guess somewhere between 250,000 and 300,000 km. I have accumulated the most km over the shortest period with the RT which is mostly a matter of available time. Every year since 2011 we have been able to take a 3 to 4 week summer holiday on my bike, 2011 was on my ST1100. Before that we had one big trip in 2000 but the other years we would get away for a long weekend here or there but not many long tips. Before 1999 I had a 600 Yamaha and it wasn't really built for touring though I did take a trip to West Virginia in the early '90s on it with a bunch of guys, I think there where 8 of us. My first bike was a 1980 Yamaha 400 Special wan't good for touring, only found it comfortable for an hour or little more at a time, really surprising that I bought another bike after that because the bug did not really bite till I tasted the power of the FJ 600 which would be pretty mild by today's standards.