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Old 04-30-2011, 06:21 AM   #43
Midpack
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Joined: Jun 2010
Location: Las Cruces, NM
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Getting on my DR reminds me of my 79 Bonneville's riding position, agility, and performance with better suspension and off road ability. With a Sargent seat, JustForBikes screen, and IMS tank a 350 mile day from southern New Mexico to Toas area forest roads is a cinch. 75 mph cruising with stock gearing not a problem. 15 minute change over to 14T counter sprocket if needed for off road climbing. I'm 5'9", 165lbs, 32" inseam/sleeve length, the bike just fits. I use soft luggage with side and tail racks which work well. I'm doing a week or so in Colorado July and will be taking it rather than my street bike, you can't off road a ST2 Ducati. I've lowered the suspension to see if it makes any difference and since I don't do much single track it seems OK. I added a center stand for convenience.
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