|Two bikes not being used...|
I miss having I.T. on at least one bike - having an onboard computer means the bike will self regulate and run more consistently. Being a computer teacher means I'm not really scared of digital tech either, so I'd welcome it back.
The process might look like this: sell the KLX, get the XS1100 operational and sell it too, and sell the little Yamaha my son has never ridden. In a perfect world I'd bring in about $4000 with those bikes.
What I'd be looking for is a second bike that could do basic commuting duties including two-up, would run all the time, and could ride a wider range of roads than the Concours is comfortable on. As a road tool the Concours takes some beating (when it works). It'll tour two up comfortably with lots of room for luggage, cover highway miles with ease and makes for a surprisingly agile back road weapon when riding alone. What it needs is a break from the demands of being an always on motorcycle (it's twenty-two years old!).
That always on motorcycle should be light with a fuel injected/modern engine. Of course the Ninja was those things, though it was a very road focused machine as well. Kawasaki makes the Versys, based on the same ER6 chassis as the Ninja but with an enduro riding position. With a few tweaks that bike could become the light-weight all-rounder I'm looking for. At only 180kg, the Versys 650 is a mighty light, very dependable bike.
Where would I find a Versys? They're about. There is a well cared for '07, albeit with pretty high kilometres, for under three thousand over in Kitchener.Starting there I could build out an adventure Versys. There are a lot of people doing something similar...
|A great thread to follow on an adventurous Versys|
|high/scrambler pipe inspiration|