Flew up to Tulsa on Sat AM and picked up the America. PO installed a NEW windshield he had at my request. Money changed hands and I took off at about 10AM. Rode about 325 miles; couldn't ride the toll road US44 because I couldn't keep up well; the shield was at a poor angle and I didn't have a hex key to adjust. Once I was going south, I rode into a stout and punishing headwind. Got into Wichita Falls, checked into Motel 6 there and took a quick shower (I always feel like a shower after traveling through Oklahoma (joke). Bought some hex keys at Wallys and at at Cracker Barrel (I am old). Slept like a log and got up at 7:30 and cleaned up, had some breakfast at Dennys and headed down 281 towards home. Ate lunch in Lampasas and spent an hour walking around a small gun show there and then rode on home. It was hot both days but overcast this AM and that helped a lot as I got a sun burned kisser.
The bike performed flawlessly... wished for a tad more power when in the headwind but part of the problem was the windshield was making the situation much worse. With the shield at a more friendly angle it was easy to cruise at 75 mph. Only small complaint was the right footrest. It is a KuryAkn. I would call it a paddle type foot rest and it is at the wrong angle. I saw no way to adjust and have to take my foot completely off the rest to use the brake pedal. Not too thrilled about the location of the ignition key but I am getting the hang of getting the key in the switch while on the bike. I also have to really stretch to reach the sidestand tang to deploy the sidestand. It seems further forward than it needs to be. The pretty aftermarket mirrors on the bike show a good view of my elbows and vibrate seriously... On the positive, the seat never stung me and the KuryAkn iso grips were super comfy... I got 37 mpg. Does this sound about right?