Alright so I bought my first "real" motorcycle in 2007, brand new off the showroom floor. I'm 5 foot nothin, so I was pretty much limited to scooters or a Ninja 250. Easy choice.. I added a set of lowering links and a loud-ass Muzzy pipe and rode the piss out of it. Fast forward a few years and after some major life changes, I met up with these clowns: ......and fell in love with riding dirt roads and trails and just what the F' ever. I found out PDQ that the Ninja brought the suck on a gravel road, so I decided to see what I could do. The bike was paid for, and not worth shit for trade in (not that i could even imagine being able to tiptoe ANY dualsport anyway) so I started pryin off junk that would get broke in a fallover. I dug around the tire pile at the Barber's Vintage Festival down in Leeds, AL and scored some old semi knobbly tires that unbelievably fit the Ninjas ridiculous 16" wheels. After a few falls and some hacks and zipties, I bailed on the "dual sport" conversion and ended up with a ratbike! The little bastard has been dead nuts reliable, and I've been on a couple 1000 mile round trips on it. Just change the oil, lube the chain and take off..