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Old 11-08-2018, 07:30 AM   #11
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Y'all are speaking post-98 comfort ! Dudes talking pre-98. The pre-98 600cc are the worst for comfort. The 750cc seems a bit better because its seat doesn't have as much of a dip. That dip on the 600cc keeps the rider from sliding backwards on the seat and makes you bend your back and knees more.
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Old 11-11-2018, 07:52 PM   #12
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500+ miles per day, no discomfort, just a groovy, groovy day...night as well. Yow!
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Old 11-16-2018, 01:46 AM   #13
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500 or more a day..I wouldn't be able to walk lmao
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Old 11-16-2018, 04:07 PM   #14
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I don't want to sound like a braggart or a liar. I left Far West Texas one summer morning around 10, headed for the Dragon, didn't stop but three or four times for gas and food, and settled into a bed the next morning just before the sun rose east of Little Rock, Arkansas...oh, there I go. Anyway, 500 miles in one stretch was never a problem. And the Kat is a comfy bike. I always loved those marathon rides.

Okay. I don't ride now because we moved from West Texas to Colorado, the mountains summer of 2012. There are three reasons why I got off the bikes and am better off on a horse.

1. Tourists driving crazy in the summer
2. Pot holes that appear randomly every spring
3. Wildlife on the road up here that if you hit it, it might chase you down and
devour you, or at least maim you

I just jump on here every now and then because the folks here are groovy and I am sentimental. Ride safe!
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Old 11-16-2018, 10:06 PM   #15
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Man you said it right zuma..I seriously can't wait till next spring to put some major miles on the kat...I might even try a 500 or so miler just to see if I can..didn't i see a post somewhere that you have an aftermarket seat
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Old 11-17-2018, 08:29 PM   #16
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No, my VTX1300C had one. Not my sports bikes. You can do eeeet!

You will want saddle bags.

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Old 11-18-2018, 12:56 AM   #17
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I'm looking at some hard bags that follow the lines of the bike
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Old 11-18-2018, 07:07 PM   #18
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I really enjoyed soft saddle bags with a matching tail bag and a tank bag...all from Nelson Riggs. They were convenient. Hard bags look cooler usually, but you can't fold or collapse them, or stuff them as easily because they don't give. But you should get exactly what you like. Yeah...
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But...it's always good to take advice from someone who's been riding for a long minute
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For the most part, it's all within you already. You'll find that out. I have come through some things that I still wonder how I made it, including an incident where a 700+ lb feral hog hit my left boot narrowly missing me squarely head on, but snapping my left foot peg completely off at 104 mph. But really, I know how I managed to get through that and other hopeless situations.None of the credit goes to me or my skills, you know. Just a little help from a Friend.
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