Join Date: May 2008
Location: White Bear Lake, MN USA
Iron Butt SaddleSore 1000 on a Versys-X 300
My son wants to get his Iron Butt certificate by riding 1000 miles within 24 hours on our Versys-X 300. I think he's crazy as his longest day on a motorcycle is 125 miles. I don't think he's ever even driven a car more than 250 miles in a day. He is 18 years old and has 1 year of experience on a 50cc scooter, 1 year on a 150cc scooter, and has been riding the Versys since May of last year.
While he's technically an adult, I own 25% of his motorcycle and the title is in my name. So, I could stop him from going. Instead, I'm going to join him so I can keep an eye on him. I'll be following him on my Goldwing F6B. My last 1000 mile in a day ride was on an FZ1, so it will feel almost like cheating on a Goldwing!
We are planning three long rides before the big one. I just want to make sure he has a real understanding of what a long day in the saddle entails.
He has the Seat Concepts seat installed and an MRA X-creen windshield extension on the stock shield. I have an extra cramp-buster he can use to relax his grip.
I don't think a 300cc motorcycle is the best choice for long distance riding. But, if you have to ride long distances on a 300cc machine, the Versys is one to do it on.
I'm curious if anyone here has done any really long days in the saddle of their 300 and what the experience was like.
2017 Kawasaki Versys-X 300 - 2015 Honda F6B Gold Wing