well lets just say people's version of "mint" vary drastically....for a condition report of this sad machine, see my thread under suzuki tech, titled "dr650 electric start"
as for the weather and route....i missed a pretty nasty one this afternoon that blew in near Gettysburg off of 15.
i got the bike about 2pm tuesday, and drove it to gettysburg, spent the night, and drove back 45miles north up 15 for new tires. see earlier mentioned thread...left mechanicsburg about 3p and ended up here, in moorefield WV. not too bad considering there is no functioning headlight as of now.
so far i drove 15 to frederick to catch 340W ( nice) to catch I66 for a link up to 55W. this route is highly scenic, little traffic, and so far real windy and hilly as well. a very rural scene. perfect. but the new tires suck a$$ and are waaay worse than the OEM 15 year dry rotted deathwings it was equiped with. these are some kenda somethings. never thought it would be such a trial to get D/S tires til i needed em!
so here i am in this town of nada eating my "sheetz" touch screen fastfood gas station food....who'da thunk i would experince the "next level" of fast food technilogy in rural W virginia!!
in the morning have a few parts to install, then keep on 55 to elkins, catch 219/250 to lewisburg. then I64 to beckley, 16, 10, to 52, to get 119 into kentucky. my goal is to hit 80, hal rogers parkway, most the way of KY. We'll see from there.
Bike is awesome, super comfy, 500m a day should be no sweat. i'll let you know tomorrow.