Welcome to the club! I am down in southern Mississippi and we have been hit to varying degrees by three different storms so far this fall. Thankfully the damage has not been as bad here as in Louisianna, but I have a lot of my students who have gone a week or more without power after the last storm.
Yep. It's the price tag that is the greatest draw right now. I don't plan to take any cross-country trips soon, so I am more in need of the right ride height, even if it costs me in the cushy-tushy department.If I'm not mis-taken, Maverick has a 2008 firm foam, standard shaped seat. Not a New Edition (2014.5) wide in the rear 2/3rds area model.
But you can't beat his price tag.
That depends a lot on rider weight and physical build.Of course, raising the suspension makes no difference to the riding position. It will give the bike more ground clearance, and allow the rider's legs to be a bit straighter when sitting astride the bike.
The extra ground clearance may be handy. However, I don't think raising the suspension will offer any benefit to a taller rider in terms of rider comfort.
I agree with this.That depends a lot on rider weight and physical build.
The 2008-2014 models had pretty soft springs as compared to 2014.5-2018 models.
The raising links will physically raise the un-laden seat height as well as increase the effective progression of spring rate in its travel.
So this is a fairly inexpensive way for 200lb + riders to firm-up the rear suspension on the early models.
I'm only 6 ft tall, 165 lbs, but with 36 inch legs. A friend of mine is 6" 4', 300+ lbs and only 32 inch legs. He has to stretch to get a leg over the KLR.
I don't squash a seat or the suspension much. But my friend squashes everything.