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I got a GT about 3 weeks ago and was interested in how suitable a GT is for long distance touring for a big guy (I am 6' 4"). The responses you guys gave me break down as follows.

Of the 60 responses only 12 were from GT riders, which is what I was interested in.

Daily high milage: 2 over 1600 miles; 2 between 1000 and 1300 miles; 3 between 800 - 1000 miles; 4 between 500 - 800 daily miles; 1 less than 500.

Height: 3 people 6'3"; 2 people 6'2"; 1 person 6'1"; 1 person 5'9"; 1 person 5'7".

The conclusion seems to be that with the right aftermarket stuff, that this can be a great long distance tourer, even for a tall guy. I took my bike out over the long weekend for its first major ride and did two 400 mile and one 500 mile day going from Alberta through Logan Pass in Glacier National Park and back. I think that once I get my after market seat, that I should be able to at least double that amount.
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I got a GT about 3 weeks ago and was interested in how suitable a GT is for long distance touring for a big guy (I am 6' 4"). The responses you guys gave me break down as follows.

Of the 60 responses only 12 were from GT riders, which is what I was interested in.

Daily high milage: 2 over 1600 miles; 2 between 1000 and 1300 miles; 3 between 800 - 1000 miles; 4 between 500 - 800 daily miles; 1 less than 500.

Height: 3 people 6'3"; 2 people 6'2"; 1 person 6'1"; 1 person 5'9"; 1 person 5'7".

The conclusion seems to be that with the right aftermarket stuff, that this can be a great long distance tourer, even for a tall guy. I took my bike out over the long weekend for its first major ride and did two 400 mile and one 500 mile day going from Alberta through Logan Pass in Glacier National Park and back. I think that once I get my after market seat, that I should be able to at least double that amount.
I agree with you. I've had my GT for 2 days and when I get it tuned in (handle bar riser/set backs, Rick Mayer Seat, Tank grippers, and electronics), it will definitely be a long distance bike.

I did my BBG on the LT, but did four IBA rides on a Harley Lowrider! So, this thing will be a piece of cake.

By the way, I'm 68" tall with a 29" inseam and apparently have short arms.

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I think that to do a high milage day without killing myself, I will have to make more short stops of 5 minutes or so every hour. I have been experimenting with doing this and it is amazing how far I can ride the GT as long as I frequently give myself a few minutes of stretch time.
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I think that to do a high milage day without killing myself, I will have to make more short stops of 5 minutes or so every hour. I have been experimenting with doing this and it is amazing how far I can ride the GT as long as I frequently give myself a few minutes of stretch time.
I ride tank to tank by continuously moving around and changing positions on the bike. I did the same thang on the LT.



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