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    High Way Riding

    Is this bike to light to ride on the highway? would love to make a trip from ABQ to Gallup NM, Using the Old highway 66. would this be doable?

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    50/55MPH no headwinds, no heavy cross winds and you will be ok on smaller two lanes highways. I do NOT know that highway however. Others do i'm sure.

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    Thank you very much! and that is the plan High Way 66 is a smaller two lane highway that runs adjacent to I-40. Hoping to a catch a beautiful Saturday to get home for fathers day.

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    Welcome to TW world,
    This FORUM is a great place to learn and be heard, as for your question.
    Your TW can be ridden on the Highway.
    The TW was not created as a Highway bike and really makes a better street/trail bike. The gearing and tires are the two biggest factors in answering your question,
    if you have stock (OEM) tires and gearing then your bike really shouldn't be maintaining a sustained speed over around 50 miles per hour. That being said the wind, weather, road conditions, temperature and weight are all factors.
    TW's are rugged and well designed, they can provide years of pleasure and many wonderful memories.
    Try it if you think you are physically able and your TW has been recently serviced, then let us know what you and your TW can accomplish together.
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    Trying to maintain 60mph is just torture, bars and seat buzzing gets old in a hurry. It will do it, but it's not much fun.
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    It is only 140 miles or so. Why not do it at a comfortable pace and make some good Father's Day memories
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred View Post
    It is only 140 miles or so. Why not do it at a comfortable pace and make some good Father's Day memories
    Yup, 45-50 mph, check the mirrors often, and let people pass. Takes a little longer but way more comfortable.
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    I don't think it's too light, but I do think it's too slow. I'd stay off the highways and stick to the back roads. They're more fun anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wickedcoolname View Post
    i don't think it's too light, but i do think it's too slow. I'd stay off the highways and stick to the back roads. They're more fun anyway.
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