Re: Stranger checking in (BALLS)
I am finding that I am more interested in off road and MX riding now, it's nice not having to worry about the cops hasseling me like they do when I ride my R1. But I am seriously considering the red '05 650 V-Strom, I have heard many great things about this bike and would like something I can ride on dirt roads and more remote places, I always hated riding gravel roads on my R1.
I am suprised to hear your having problems with the Jesse bags, everything I read about them on Advrider.com has been positive. I will agree that they really are expensive, if I wasn't so lazy I could probably make my own if I get a V-Strom.
Have fun with the DRZ, off road riding is a nice change of pace after many years of street riding.