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Offline jsonder

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Re: Highway cruizin
Reply #10 on: November 14, 2013, 03:53:00 PM
*Originally Posted by Defender [+]
... Live & let live.
Bit off topic, this isn't a philosophy forum, sorry.

Shucks, I was about to bring up Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, starting with the proper attitude needed for analysis and mechanical activities....   
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Re: Highway cruizin
Reply #11 on: November 14, 2013, 05:56:27 PM
Don't know about others, but I'd have no problem with that. After all the love of motorcycles & the art of motorcycling do require a certain state of mind & attitude. Isn't that why some of us refuse to give it up.

Darn it, I've done it again.
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Re: Highway cruizin
Reply #12 on: November 15, 2013, 08:47:55 AM
After a great ride down to the Snowy mountains I found no issue cruising along the motorway on the X.  There was soooooo much wind on the way back but it handled as well as any other bike, cruiser, scooter ect I have ever ridden on those conditions.  Sitting on 110km/h for ages with no issues.  It loves hills and rarely had to knock it down a gear but sometimes did so just for the extra 'fun' factor!  :001:

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Re: Highway cruizin
Reply #13 on: November 15, 2013, 07:18:26 PM
Just an added experience: I rode my 500X from New Jersey to Virginia for a total of 370 miles each way, and took highways the entire way down. This particular trip takes you across the Chesapeake Bay which is gorgeous, but windy, and that day there were gusts around 35+mph. I must admit that when those big gusts came, the bike moved side to side a bit, but it felt as if I was entirely in control nonetheless.

The stock windscreen wasn't very effective.
Philip Marc