I'm humbled by your concerns
I was in England & Wales for 4 weeks with my wife saying a last farewell in person to my brother & sister & long time friends. Medical conditions prevent us from straying too far from home these days. The medical insurance does not cover you for a lot of "existing conditions" or if your medication is changed 90 days before you leave.
That will not stop the wife & I from going to CA, OR, MT, ID, WA & BC for 4 weeks in August
We both have recently been diagnosed with Atrial Fibrillation which requires a constantly monitored regimen of a blood thinner. Blood tests every few weeks to get the dose just right...don't want to bleed to death
The height of the big Strom had bothered me since the day I bought it. I tried many ways to lower it but none truly worked out well enough. With 155mm dogbones, forks up 21mm & a 650 seat on with its rubber bumpers removed I was relatively OK
However the 650 seat sucked as it keeps you in one position in its dip. I bought a gel seat which was very comfy for hours at a time but was too high & too wide for my short legs.
My wife is happy I sold it as I guess she worried about me
The Burgman is lower but is still very wide but I feel more secure. I'm not ready to call it quits on an m/c for years yet, despite Quebec puuting scandalous increases in the drivers' license fees for motorcyclist & m/c registration. It is going up by hundreds of $$ each tear for several years to comw :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:
Louis came round today as he said he would & took my MP Cycle Design w/s & my SW Motech crash bars. He is pondering my gel seat.
Am sort of a bit low at the moment. Don't want to ride the Strom in case I damage it & haven't got the Burgman yet.
I had to pony up $4500 difference. Those Burgman 650 Execs ain't cheap :evil: :evil: I do have ABS brakes now & that is a comfort. The power w/s is also a nice feature.
I will miss the raw power of the big Strom, especially accel;erating hard in 3rd, 4th & 5th. The Burgman only turns @4000rpm at105kph & does not vibrate at all.
Y'all have a great Canada Day & enjoy yor summer & STAY SAFE
Stromette will be mortified when I turn up to meet her on a scooter