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    A month on the road.

    Just got back from five weeks of bumming around the Eastern U.S.of A. on my Futura. Total of nearly 7000 miles. The only issue encountered was a loss of fluid from the clutch at around 6000 miles.
    Topped off the reservoir and finished the journey without any more troubles. There was a lot of traffic and time with the clutch in, from Detroit to Erie.
    Ok, I did replace the tires but they were not new at the beginning. Did't even adjust the chain. My tail started to get pink after 4 weeks but I have motorcycles I need to get off of after 4 hours. I figured something like 15 days in the seat.

    Make the time to get out on these things and enjoy them. Those of us with one have some idea but sell a friend on one, load them up with gear and spend a week or two.
    You will love it.

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    Sounds like a great trip.

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    apriliaforum expert thesprocket26's Avatar
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    Nice! I just returned as well, but with 2/3 less miles. I need to post up a ride report soon as well.
    If your idea of sport-touring is multi-position seats, cruise control and electrically-adjustable windshields, youíre probably not Italian and you donít deserve a Futura. - Kevin Duke

    2001 RST1000 Futura - GSXR coil mod, Magnecore HT leads, Honda reg/rec mod, custom built twin tail mufflers, LED high beams, LED front turn lamps, LED rear brake and turn lamps, Oxford heated grips, Oberon clutch slave, fancy blue hardware bits, air horn mod, pannier stainless cable retention mod, large Odyssey battery mod, 05 fuel map

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