Join Date: May 2018
Location: South Cle Elum, Wa
I've been riding bikes since the late 60's and have had more bikes then I can count. I currently own 6 bikes for different types of riding and if I could only have 1 bike it would be the dl650 which I have. However, what were you thinking selling a dual sport type bike with that oil filter sticking out front begging to be knocked off and no skid plate to protect it? For a bike this size it should have a center stand since a bike stand won't fit under it. Not sure if this has happened in the newer models or not but an ABS disable switch is a must have for dirt roads. I'm a 190 lb rider and find the suspension adequate for most conditions. I ride about 50/50 pavement and dirt and this bike handles both with ease considering it's size. I wouldn't even think of trailing it, but I have another bike for that. Over all I'd say you have a winner here but for gods sake at least put a skid plate on it. Trimming weight is always a good thing but i'm not sure how you could accomplish that without compromising other aspects of the bike. Please lose the "beak".