What does the Vee need for a touring setup?
Hey there, I'm new here and I'm V-Curious.
My current bike is an M50. I took it out in May for a 3000 mile tour and learned a whole lot. I'd been setting it up for some light touring, but this was my first real long trip on it.
The biggest gripe I had on the ride was that to get off my butt, I had to stop. There's no way to stand up or really get weight off your backside while moving. So, the new-bike itch set in and I started looking and am seriously considering the DL-1000. For the kind of riding I like to do (a mix of interstate and US highways with some back roads mixed in) it seems like the bigger engine is the way to go. Being dirt road capable is nice, but it's not primarily how I ride, so it seems like more power is the way to go.
My question for you all--what kind of farkles do I need to look for to turn a DL-1000 into a touring machine? I'm thinking luggage, a new seat, and probably a windshield for starters, anything else I need to be looking at? Just trying to get some idea of what to look for in a used bike, or what I'll have to budget if I buy one pretty much stock.