The call of the 'tard has beckoned me, and I have answered. Bill is getting my 2007 Husqvarna 450 SM all ready for me, lowering it a tad more and prepping for me to pick up. Some dirt/dual tires on those 17" rims and I'll be exploring the roads around here with abandon. I have been looking for a dual sport bike for some time, but it has always been a matter of my legs being too short for those huge saddle heights on most of them, until this bike. I took it out for a quick spin on my last visit there, and it's gonna be hugely fun. Up here, 98% of the roads, and most of the good ones, are not paved, and soon I'll have a bike that can cross the divide between asphalt and dirt/gravel. Thanks to Roger for mentioning this bike in another thread, it will be perfect for me. And thanks Bill for doing the little extras to get it all ready.