I sold my Ninja ZX10R and just couldn't go without a bike. My brother used to own a Suzuki XR400 and I really enjoyed riding that bike. I decided I wanted a dual sport bike. I wanted a bike that could be a lot of fun trail riding on the weekend\s, but also wanted to use it to commute 45 minutes each way to work and back a few days a week if I chose. I never owned a dirt bike or a dual sport before. Ive ridden street bikes and quads for quite a while, so the trail riding is kinda new to me. I've owned the bike for about 2 months now. I have so much more fun on this thing than I ever had with the ninja, even on the streets. I rode her completely stock for about 2 weeks. Then removed the smog crap.I also installed powermadd's bar risers and a new set of folding mirrors. Last weekend I installed an FMF Q4 slip on, a Uni Filter and did "Dave's" mods to the carb. Well, I used the dyna jet kit jets, and lighter spring for the slide. But I also drilled the holes in the slide, and removed the snorkel from the air box. Also, I added a Clarke tank because I got tired of re-fueling everyday I took it to work. And since the stock rear tire was almost a slick, I put a dunlop D606 on the rear wheel. Anyone that owns a XR650L, I highly recommend un corking it. I knew from reading that it made a pretty big difference in performance. I was not prepared for how much better this thing runs. I'll be hitting the trails this weekend to test the new tire, it's gotta be better than the stock tire. I'll probably be putting an MT21 on the front, from what I read the D606 front is not really good for riding in the loose stuff. The next mods are a skid plate, frame supports and new hand guards. I also need to decide on what bags I want to put on it. I feel the need to carry a decent tool kit and spare tubes. Here's a pic of what she looks like at the moment.