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My New (Old) Bike

From Lucky's Hideaway
Posted on Tue Jun 16 10:59:27 PDT 2009

After five great years and many miles together, I?ve bid adieu to my dear V-Strom. Although somewhat bittersweet, the big beast had become a little too much to handle given my recent back problems. No worries though, I replaced the technologically advanced, fuel-injected Suzuki with something so much better: a 1982 Yamaha XJ650RJC! Air cooled and carburetted, but at least it?s got TCI (no points ? yeah!) and a lovely low-maintenance shaft-drive.So how does it ride? Pretty darn nice! Feels much more nimble than the V-Strom ever was, but I?m
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