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Aron

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Adding more comfort to the ride this weekend.

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SpeedSpeak2me

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Adding more comfort to the ride this weekend.

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I thew on a set right before a trip around Lake Superior. Man was I glad I did that. Even with having floorboards you need to be able to have some flexibility in leg/seating position. And with it being nice and warm out it lets the wind go right up the pant leg and keep the boys cool.
 
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Aron

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It's taken me quite a while to decide what seat I wanted. I went back and forth for a year now on whether I wanted a solo seat or not. Then I needed to figure out if I could get away with an extended reach seat or not, as I'm 5'9".

Finally pulled the trigger on the Saddlemen Dominator extended reach solo seat. Wanted to ride it a bit first with the new seat to see where my seating position would be, and to see if the highway pegs would even work for me.

The extended seat gave me just enough room to where I can move around a bit, but still easily reach the foot controls, so I got the highway pegs. Can't wait to try them out.
 

SpeedSpeak2me

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It's taken me quite a while to decide what seat I wanted. I went back and forth for a year now on whether I wanted a solo seat or not. Then I needed to figure out if I could get away with an extended reach seat or not, as I'm 5'9".

Finally pulled the trigger on the Saddlemen Dominator extended reach solo seat. Wanted to ride it a bit first with the new seat to see where my seating position would be, and to see if the highway pegs would even work for me.

The extended seat gave me just enough room to where I can move around a bit, but still easily reach the foot controls, so I got the highway pegs. Can't wait to try them out.
I have a custom Diamond seat from about 20 years ago that has a bit of the seat scooped out for the tailbone, otherwise it's really similar to the stock seat. I am actually using the stock seat right now since a few longer trips have gotten us into rain, and the seat covering is fabric. For being 23 years old the stock seat has held up remarkably well.
 

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Seriously considering one of these as a daily commuter bike

Mine has been issue free for 7k miles. Had to put on new tires.

I wouldn't mind a bit more power for my next bike, but that's how everyone feels regardless of what one rides.
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Dan00Hawk

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Can it handle highway speeds or is it best for local roads?
As a naked bike, it's tiring after awhile at highway speeds over 70. Easy to ride up to 75ish without an issue for me. Don't expect a lot of passing power above 70, but I've had mine up to 105mph. Single cylinder, 373cc with about 43hp, but only weighs 330 lbs. If I'm doing 70 to 80 mph, it'll only get about 50 mpg. Lower speeds I can get 70 mpg.

Same powertrain and frame as a Duke 390.
 

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701 Svartpilen and Vitpilen ended in 2020 or 2021 I believe. Basically the KTM Duke 690.

Next up are a 501 twin cylinder to replace the 401, and possibly a 901.
Nice I think they look bad ass I would just want one with a bit more power like the super duke motor on one of those would be awesome lol