Just wanted to say Hi to everyone. Without knowing it, you have all convinced me to get the new V-Strom 650 as my first motorcyle (well for street and in a long time).
I can't tell you how many posts and pages I have read, and read again trying to decide everything.
So here is my bike. I just got done putting on a crashbar, side luggage, and rim stripes. I have a riser to work on, but that can wait.
My New Toy. Just 250 miles (of my riding) on it and nothing else.
The work begins. Motech (clearance Twisted Throttle) crash bars, black widow stands (the 6 and 12).
Time for the side racks (sporttour.com). Givi
Luggage on. Just workin a E21 set for now. No big trips near future. Just day stuff, and work.
Finally the tapeworks rim tape is on. I got the reflective Burnt Orange, which is VERY close to stock paint. Of course the flash helps make them glow more.
Still waiting to install Rox 2" riser, Rick's Fork Brace, and one more item I will reveal with a pic once it gets here. A top box will have to wait til my budget catches back up. Man this stuff nickle and dimes a bank account.
Anyways.... Nice to meet you all and thanks for all the great advice over the last couple weeks!!