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Old 01-28-2014, 03:31 AM   #22
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Originally Posted by buls4evr View Post
If you live in Michigan,USA you know the answer to this one! The road surfaces, even the paved ones, are so rough that you want that extra 2 in of travel that a DS bike provides. As road maintenance goes down the tubes in this economy the desire for a big DS bike will go up.
A very good point, IMHO. Bad roads, by whatever means (neglect, frost heaves, poor materials), are everywhere and another reason why I left the world of luxury barges for DS. Having that extra travel, coupled with improved handling, is one of the reasons why I found my GS to be more comfortable than the old road sofa, regardless of distance. Every rider in our family has moved to a GS (currently 3) or DS type of bike for their primary bike, even when touring.
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