Just Purchased my 2017 650 LT
Hello guys & galls,
Shakersteve here, traded in my 2014 300 cc Honda Forza Scooter, 4 yrs., for a 2017 650 LT Saturday in Dallas. First motorcycle I had ridden in 47 years. Lots of fun learning a clutch, 6 gears, a new bike all while riding thru and learning the Dallas freeway system in a rain storm. I eventually made it home to Houston, 310 miles, half of them in the rain. I drove between 50 and 80 mph going home on the interstate. When I got home I read the manual and it said do not exceed 4,000 rpm for the first 600 miles. Guess I blew that one. Did I do any lasting damage? Probable not.
I want to do some long distance rides. Hope to cruise about 75 - 80 mph. I am hoping to go to New Mexico for my first long ride later this month, after the 600 mile service. Love the bike, rides very stable, feels very powerful.