My issue with my old TA was that a lot of the weight is up high, especially when that big gas tank is full. I never got used to that. I traded it for a DR650SE which is 40-50 lbs. lighter than your iteration of the TA and the DR carries the weight lower. You've done a nice job of shedding weight, that's for sure.
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