"What I ended up with is a competent, reliable, flexible, and most importantly, an affordable adventure capable bike that retains all of the great aspects of the DL; bullet proof reliability, beautifully smooth motor/clutch interface, and, itís inexpensive on the secondary market."
can't see anything wrong with that, did the same thing myself, although a different platform.
forget the naysayers, build what you want.
Canada/Alaska, 2009; Eastern Canada, 2010; TAT, CDR, FTR, Yukon, 2011; Travels With jdrocks, 2012; jdrocks Rides CO to AK 2013; jdrocks Rides West TX, NM, AZ, UT, CO 2014
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