Join Date: May 2009
Location: Indiana/ Michigan line at the Lake
Mustang, U picked a good horse to ride.
Remember it's a Clydesdale, not a mustang anymore. LOL
It's no rocket but makes up for it by everything it CAN do.
I have a 16 tooth/ 42 rear for the highway/ freeway blaster
and the difference is big. At 70 mph the engine is humming
along in the mid 4's on the tach. It's fine offroad but the gearing
taught me to how to feather the clutch and I never need more than
the first two gears. 3rd on some decent straights along the railroad beds.
I run the same trunk as Toney and love it. Big enuff for a full face helmet
and a massive lunch for overtime workdays plus dry gloves, rainpants, etc.
The bonus there is no side bags to get bashed up. I have to occasionally
wiggle between a pair of trees or other tight stuff that requires putting the
handlebars through one side at a time before rolling again.
The height of the bike, softness of the tires, and narrow footpegs can induce
some ridiculous lean angles while keeping traction. You'll be right up there with
your rocket buds if not in front in the twisty roads before they blow your doors off
on the next straight. Lotsa good fun.
Any joking challenges to race are stopped cold when ya say "Sure, first one across
the creek and to the top of that hill gets the titles, right?" Catch 'em with their boxers
down on that one.
Welcome to the forum and the best overall motorcycle on the planet.
That statement comes from owning a CB, CBR, DR650 XL 600R, Goldwing, two
HD's, 6 mopeds, Each has it's own little niche and fills it nicely. The KLR does
all of it but isn't perfect for anything. It's the mostest fun you can have on two
wheels for 6 grand hands down. Great looking bike, btw. I blacked out my '09,
stripped off all decals, and now they come that way. LOL My tank and fairing
are glossy. Yours look better.
Welcome and have some fun,
This is my son, with whom I am well pleased." ----God