Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: The Knobs, Kentucky
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The thing I noticed most was that I had to keep slowing down to let them catch up. Number two rider behind me was carrying 160+ horsepower.
The second thing that shocked me, when I filled up at the end of the ride was the miles per gallon. The bike has normally made between 50 and 52 mpg, and I expected less because I was running in 'pursuit gearing' (one to two gears lower than instinct says I need) to keep the revs up; and using the engine for braking into the curves, then just roll on the throttle coming out. I don't have a explanation for the almost 14% improvement in the Mpg, but I was sure impressed.
"It is the journey, in the end."