Welcome Jay. We have a lot in common. I had a new 2008 DL650 and loved it. Back problems forced me to sell it. Fast forward 11 years and 3 different bikes I have come back to a vstrom 1000 as it is what seems to fit me best. I have learned to take more breaks and let my back rest.
Saddleman seat, upgraded stator, Shinko 705's, Chain Alignment Spacer, SpeedoDRD Healer, ATV High handlebar, Zumo 395LM GPS,
LED Headlight bulbs Kit 50W 6500k Fanless, Tusk Folding Shift Lever Black/Silver, Wide Black Aluminium Foot Pegs, Foot peg lowering kit,
Givi engine guards, clutch lever push rod mod, accessory fuse panel under seat, up and back risers.