What street bike, in your imagination/opinion would you use to make yourself an economical dual road 90/10 Adventure tour bike? I'm sure this can be done to many bikes but I'm wondering what might be a good platform to start with? At present I'm playing with a lightweight Ascot VT500F due to it's rock solid reliability reputation and it's lack of resale respect. Pd $1000.for a clean 3500 mile example and it came with the front crash guard. It has 6" of front shock travel, 7+" of ground clearance, and an ok rear wheel travel of 4.5" that I hope can be improved. minimally obtrusive water cooling, a 6 spd,w/ shaft drive and a somewhat spirited motor that gives me an mpg figure solidly in the 60's. Only drawback is the 2.5 gal tank... Of course I'll be adding hand guards, lighting and heated grips, (370watt alternator) a small windshield and the 3 bag luggage.and finally 80/20-90/10 DS tires. Before I go too far is there a better equally affordable base bike I should be looking at for a comfortable lightweight touring adventure style. Your opinions are needed.