Hello everyone! I've ridden motorcycles for about 8 years. I'm brand new to the world of taking two wheels off of the pavement. I still consider myself a noob, even on pavement. I'm 6'4 in height, and 195lbs in weight. I started on a Kawasaki Ninja 250, upgraded to a Suzuki SV650, and have acquired my first ADV bike!
One can definitely say that the movie "Long Way Round" is what introduced and inspired me to the world of adventure motorcycling.
I just purchased my first ADV bike last Saturday. It's an ol' K3, with 50k miles on it, some scratches on every piece of plastic, a knock off givi top box, two different luggage racks, unhooked heated grips, and some busted up KTM panniers that I'm pretty sure, won't mount on either luggage rack without modification.
So, it definitely has some character to it already.
I've attached a picture of my first ride, bringing it home. I will post some more pictures of it later on, once I get to learning the ins and outs of working on the bike.(or when I panic, get overwhelmed, break down, or seek advice.)
Any advice for anything adventure/bike/gear/accessories related, is very appreciated!