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post #31 of 35 (permalink) Old 12-28-2016, 11:30 AM
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Thank you so much for that! I took several trips on my M796 this summer that were more than 600 miles in a single day. When I was first considering buying a monster, I really wanted an 1100, but the extra inch of seat height (I'm super short) and low fuel economy were my main reasons not to. You just confirmed the fuel economy on the 1100 is as big an issue as I thought. On my 796 the fuel light goes on at 125miles, and on a road trip where I'm cruising at a sane speed the fuel economy is almost 50mpg which means I can "push it" to about 170... my hard reserve is to stop as close to 150 as possible, I have a small half gallon metal tank with me in case I miscalculate. I also now carry a spare charged li-ion battery in case something goes awry.

Now I am just going to repeat the things everyone said already: plan it out. Bring emergency supplies (water, tools, battery, tire patch kit, any small spare parts). I highly recommend buying trip insurance (usually costs me $35 for a 1200 mile 4 day round trip), you can even get a free tow package with some of them. If some driver hits you on the road (or you mess up yourself) the medical coverage on the trip insurance will cover the gap so you don't have to pay out of pocket until the insurance companies stop arguing with each other, plus if you get hit, your trip gets refunded, and when you get out of the hospital they'll pay your airfare home.
who offers trip insurance? i may look into that.
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who offers trip insurance? i may look into that.
I use TravelGuard. They do single trip insurance, and I called them before posting this to make sure I didn't use their plan inappropriately before... good news, I didn't. The only downside is that if you're travelling to do a track-day, that's an exception to most insurance policies, so the rule is, it's great for trips, not great for trips involving motorsports. There's also a company that "looks" more tailored to motorcycles, but the coverages seem the same as travelguard called roamright, the exception is that roamright has a hazardous sports waiver to their policy so you can still go to a track-day if you get enhanced coverage. Here's the link on that: http://www.roamright.com/travel-type...rip-insurance/
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Beautiful bike @LeFraussie
Thanks @Monster795!
I did spend some time getting it the way I wanted but I think I'm done with mods (for now
It's mostly paint and bolt-ons unlike your Draxter build which I can't wait to see finished!

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When I was first considering buying a monster, I really wanted an 1100, but the extra inch of seat height (I'm super short) and low fuel economy were my main reasons not to. You just confirmed the fuel economy on the 1100 is as big an issue as I thought.
When it comes to fuel range, we need to make the distinction between the 1100 and 1100EVO. Not only the EVO has a smaller tank but is also missing the dual spark engine. Dual spark improves fuel consumption and this is confirmed in the real world by "fuelly.com" where most riders achieve better mileage on the DS1100. By looking at the "fuelly" figures, I would say the difference is roughly 10%.
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When it comes to fuel range, we need to make the distinction between the 1100 and 1100EVO. Not only the EVO has a smaller tank but is also missing the dual spark engine. Dual spark improves fuel consumption and this is confirmed in the real world by "fuelly.com" where most riders achieve better mileage on the DS1100. By looking at the "fuelly" figures, I would say the difference is roughly 10%.
personally, it's still not enough for my peace of mind. I want a good 180 miles before the reserve comes on, and an additional 40 miles after that. that way i can wander off the beaten path for longer periods of time. with the Monster, I have to stay closer to civilization. I've wanted to do a road trip to Fairbanks from South Louisiana, but I've heard that gas stations are so spread out up there that the Monster is probably a bad idea. I'll have to get another bike for that trip.
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personally, it's still not enough for my peace of mind. I want a good 180 miles before the reserve comes on, and an additional 40 miles after that. that way i can wander off the beaten path for longer periods of time. with the Monster, I have to stay closer to civilization. I've wanted to do a road trip to Fairbanks from South Louisiana, but I've heard that gas stations are so spread out up there that the Monster is probably a bad idea. I'll have to get another bike for that trip.
If I were going that far out, I would REALLY want to carry a 5 gallon NATO jerry can with me... I'd also want to put a luggage rack on, and the ventura 30lb limit one is just not good enough for a 32lb 5 gallon filled can. I'm planning to get my monster "toured out" so that I can carry a tent, sleeping bag, extra fuel, and still have 2 side bags for clothes and essentials. I have a design for a universal tube fitting that will screw in where the high exhaust mounts on the 796. It's going to function as passenger grab handles when nothing is in them, but have fittings for tubes so I can weld up a luggage rack that quick thumb screws in and out. I love riding the thing so much! I'll post pictures if I ever get enough spare cash to do it.

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By looking at the "fuelly" figures, I would say the difference is roughly 10%.
I don't trust fuelly very much at all, specifically on motorcycles. On the highway, my monster gets 49-51mpg, and fuelly would have you think that's not possible. In town, I've never gotten lower than 44mpg, but fuelly shows guys getting 27mpg!? how is that possible other than being a hooligan and reporting your hooligan milage to fuelly? I never figure my hooligan milage into normal riding... I did a nice stint off-road this summer through forest trails on private land... handles surprisingly well... still got more than 35mpg off road, but I put more miles on last year than all 4 2013 models reported to fuelly in total.
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