Originally Posted by MGV8
What about one of these. The 650 Single. Anybody done one with one? Mounts? I looked at this bike early in the fall but didn't pull the trigger, I see it is still up for sale and the price is better. I suppose if the Hack didn't work out I would still have a great dual sport ride
The issue there is power. And suspension. Not enough, and not enough.
About using that 1980 R100RS, ground clearance and suspension travel is not nearly as critical on a rig as on a solo bike for backcountry travel. I agree with Cleatus that unless yer gonna do some gnarly roads, all you really need is a stout suspension. That just means that if the shock is OK, you just need to upgrade the spring and then do the same to the forks.