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post #1 of 3 Old Oct 13th, 2006, 11:22 pm Thread Starter
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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!!!!!

Swamprat

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post #2 of 3 Old Oct 14th, 2006, 6:02 pm
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I know what ya mean. Last June I was riding the Tejas Hill Country roads with 5 or 6 "RT's" On a road I was not use to draging the center stand in turns when I stepped across the center line on the way back over my front tire hit one of them lil reflectors in the road. The front tire bounced I had to lean her back upright to get her under control.By then there was a hard left turn so me ,Lola and my wife went off road at 50 mph made the turn got back on the pavement. pulled leather from my seat outa my crack ( lotsa pucker goin on) M wife asked " What happened" I just told her I went the "senic route" But that 800+ lb flying brick was amazing to handle the off road trip.

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post #3 of 3 Old Oct 15th, 2006, 2:24 am
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Flying Brick

Greetings people.

Not a bad bit of stunt riding at all. Well done keeping those behemoths upright.

Also so nice to hear people calling them "flying bricks" again.

Kindest regards to all.

Paul Harrington
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