Happy 06 S owner; former KRS owner (98, 02)
Vibration: If you are entirely focused on vibration, you will find it. I am a total nutcase on vibration, so I did feel it for a while. If you focus on the overall delightful qualities of the machine, as I am now doing, you will seldom notice it. 1000 miles on the bike now; maybe it is getting better--my 2 previous K-bikes did. I do still kinda notice the decel vibration, but so what?
For someone used to a more conventional riding position (me) it really needs the bar risers. They work just fine.
If there is too much slack in the throttle cable, I notice a lot of "trailer-hitching."
I put a 1-1/4"(?) O-ring between the throttle grip and the end of the handlebar. Makes for less trailer-hitching and does a pretty good job as a makeshift Throttlemeister.
REALLYREALLY like the ride quality. My 5"9' wife does too.
Had to get used to riding above 3K RPM and the kinda clunky shift. Don't notice it now. Can't comment on handling/cornering etc as I am not that aggressive a rider. Hope that the Pirate gets used to the bike, or that it get used to him. Gotta get one of his trick taillights soon!
Overall: Just delighted! Best, Catman
Last edited by Catman; Nov 15th, 2005 at 9:09 pm.
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