Mods to allow for off-road abuse include cut-down fenders, stiffer suspension, and a full-length bash plate fabricated by Jeb’s Metal and Speed. With a few hundred off-road miles planned, that last piece proved its worth with every clang of a big rock. Rattle-can primer was the right color. The trick to riding Elnora through deep sand was to not stop and to get slowed down at the same time! We made the 3,400-mile trip thanks to a custom Saddlemen seat and sans windscreen, though I do admit to using the cruise control. Modernity has its perks.