Pretend it is a 500lb KLR and ride faster. I thought mine was a grown up KLX, until I rode it. It does not tolerate timid riders.
All my laydowns have occured because I was apprehensive about the weight. Gas and go applies, because it generally goes where you point it.
Once you got the basics, riding is more mental than physical.
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