Ahoy thar me 'arties! After quite some time spent lurking around this dastardly collection of woeful inmates, I have finally pulled the trigger and supplemented my current steed (CBR 600 F2) with one more suited to venturing off and beyond the beaten track. A DR 650! So brace thyself traveller, afore thee lies a sordid tale of woe, wherein I go where oh so many have gone before me; a-farkling! Also, a fair warning: picture wall lies ahead! I know that there are probably a countless number of threads that cover this stuff better, but on the off chance that someone finds it useful I'm going to document my build up. It's my thread, I'll run it how I want! Now before I jump into it, I thought I'd share my previous rig: (I case you're wondering, no those are not my flaming red locks flowing freely from under that helmet. That's my better half ) My loadout: And the new acquisition! 2010 model with 2450km on the clock You may have noticed that the CBR has changed her skirt. This was due to a rather sub-optimal instance of interaction between my front tire and a farking wet tram track. During this period of tire - track interaction I rather suavely managed to fall flat on my face in front of a legion of spectators God I hate tram tracks! Four weeks and 550 Hong Kong bound dollars later, I was the proud owner of a new set of fairings that fit about as well a a Doberman on a unicycle. But with some expletive laden persuasion they did eventually go on, and for the money I can't say that I was disappointed.