I made a little home made muffler out of some left over glass fiber wrap and metal net on Saturday. Today I figured I'd try it out. So I pointed the head light toward San Nicolas.
San Nicolas used to be a very prosperous mining town 100 or so years ago. Nowadays it is almost abandoned. It is between Guanajuato and Santa Rosa, but you have to get way off the main road to get there. It is a poorly maintained dirt road really more appropriate for a terrain vehicle. But my brave little Savage stood up to the test, merrily swinging her tail in the sharp bends as I opened the throttle. The hardest test was probably for my butt and lower back. Her suspension was not designed with this type of terrain in mind.
Anyways, a fun ride. But butt still aching from the unforgiving road, I'm thinking of looking into alternatives for the rear suspension, or maybe one of those springed mono seats. Below some pictures of the ride.
Oh, the muffler quieted her quite a bit. And it looks as if low end torque was benefitted. All in all, a successful experiment.
Not for Pussies!