hi from Utah
I'm new to this forum & the vstrom. I bought an 05 650 last month with 12k miles on the clock, new chain, upgraded suspension, ...I've had it partially torn down for the past month while I install a whole lot of stuff. Mostly electrical things at this point. I started with happy trails crash bars & skid plate, fork brace, rebuilding the seat with some gel & memory foam, ...it had givi bags when I got it. I hope to have it back on the road by the end of this holiday weekend so I can resume commuting on it. I commute 60 miles a day for work. My last bike is an 83 Yamaha venture that I did a frame up rebuild on a couple years ago : put a LOT of miles on that bike. The problem is I put a high mileage 86 1300 engine in it that crapped out on me. I'm tired of doing the big repair jobs, carbs, and old ignition technology. Doug Nordin I need to figure out how to post a pic with my phone.