Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Bristow, VA, USA
Singing the praises of the KLT
Tonight is the second time within the 10 months I have owned my KLT that if it was any other bike I am sure I would have looked like some of the birds in the other thread.
I am cruising down RTE 66 here in VA keeping my 360 watched and having a great ride, hardly any traffic (which is a rarity), 48 degrees, tunes cranked, just had dinner with the wife and kids. Life doesnt get much better. I come into a two lane exit that is within a construction zone but is normally in very good shape, I take the inside lane which leads to local roads, as I enter the long sweeper it looks like someone took a dozer or something and tore up the left cage track all the way into the oil can alley. I have two options A-go for broke and ride through the tore up surface hang on and try to stay as vertical as possible or B- punch out wide into the outside lane. Option B would have been the best but a supped up eclipse was passing at about 70. As my baby and I began to vibrate and chatter it seemed like she wanted more throttle, and for some idiotic reason I gave her more juice, she took one more slight slide to the left caught herself and stabilized. when I came back into my body we were hugging the middle line with proper lean for the remainder of the sweeper. I could not believe I was not under the neon lights of the eclipse.
I am totally convinced that if I was on any other bike I have owed I would have been a menu item for road kill cafe. It was uncanny to have such a connection with this machine.
I have finally stopped shaking and the pucker factor has lessened, MAN WHAT A BIKE!!!!!
02 LTC w/hannigan - sold
98 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500E - sold and my butt still hurts
86 Yamaha 1100 Virago (what a machine) - sold
80Yamaha 650 Maxim (from cradle to grave 72K)
75 Suzuki 400
75 Bultaco 250 MX