Hey guy's as tax season is rolling in I'm thinking pretty hard about picking up a vstrom... and as such I figure I should probably quit lurking and say hi. I've been trying to decide what bike I'd like to buy for quite a while now. I grew up riding dirt bikes pretty much every weekend. I've owned anything from a 1970 yamaha clear up to a newer KLX 650R. I have not however ever owned a street bike. The part that makes that a very sad fact is that I work in a motorcycle repair shop. Now let it be said that i'm a big guy (6'3" 340lb). What are your opinions on someone like me hopping on a factory suspension of a 650 vstrom? I love pretty much everything about these bikes, but I dont want to regret spending the money on a bike either if it wont handle my weight. I have been looking at 650's because of the fuel mileage as well. if the 1000 got anywhere near as good as the 650 i'd probably buy a 1000 instead. I'm open to suggestions and mostly looking for the wisdom of more experienced street riders than myself.