Thanks for the input guys!
The CO trip/TEST was great. The bike performed better than any V-Strom I have ever seen. It did the entire COBDR route in the mud and slop. Total trip was about 4,000 miles from WI and back. We have lots of pics and are working through them to get more posted.
I'm gone this weekend to enjoy and test the Christini AWD 450 in the north woods of WI before the snow flies, so hopefully next week.
I just wanted to let you all know that this build passed my Real world/Trails test and I will continue on the path to make this into a kit.
I already have 3 riders loacally kicking it around to build over the winter.
Late Oct we have another local DS ride, more setup for small bikes, (450-525s) but I think the tight turning radius and with a proper skidplate being completed soon, the CJD Super Strom is sure to turn some heads...... Oh ya..... I almost have a full spoked rim and killer knobby setup ready for this too.