I decided to sell the Vstrom after the latest round of electrical problems.This last round seems to be OWNER induced and I did find the problem and fix it ( after over a month !!) BUT it showed me that these bikes are to complicated for me to diagnose and fix in the field,and I am hoping to go RTW with this rig in the future.The GS850's are know to be almost bullet proof and they are also know to have some electrical problems,but they are known problems with know fixes,also I have had 4 of them now and I really like them.They are very simple,carbs,aircooled,shaft drive,full frame,and no computers !!..So I have had the GS for about 3 weeks now and found the things that I needed to address BEFORE attaching the car.1..BRAKES,the front brakes SUCK !!,There are some cool fixes for this problem like ZX calipers and CBR rotors etc,but those fixes cost $$ that I don't have alot of.So I decided to do steel braided lines,EBC pads and a flush of the 30 year old fluid.2..SUSPENSION,The rear shocks were shot,so I had a pair of KZ550 airshocks left over from a chopper project but I was missing the air fittings and crossover tube.I found another pair on Ebay for $19.00 that had the fittings and tube.The Ebay shocks leaked air out of the seals BUT the fittings and tube were good so I put them on my shocks and they hold air !!.I did get the old saddle bags off ( for sale !!) and did a oil change and fixed a couple of other little problems.Tomorrow I hope to start making the new bag mounts and sidecar mounts. I'm putting the stock ( higher ) bars back on,so this line will not be bent like this anymore !!