Love riding this way. Like a moving walkway. Nothing between us and the scenery. Shifting is a bit of an issue, but the soles of my riding boots are not very thick, so has not been much of a problem. Main issue is no way to see in the mirrors, but there is a new helmet out that addresses this issue. I just sit down every now and then and stay very aware of traffic.
'08 Yellow DL650
Engine Guards; Bash Plate; Centerstand; 1" Bar Risers; Adjustable Lowering Links; OEM Top/Side Cases; EB Headlight Relay; OEM Handguards; Fork Brace; Piece a crap Windscreen; Broken Shift Lever (Tap/Bolt/Duct Tape); New Tires (but I coulda run on that plugged rear another 4k)