Let's hope I put that I post this in the right section. I finally upgraded from my first bike- a Hyosung gt250r. I know, pretty crap but was it was good to learn on. So I finally settled on a Suzuki Dr650se. I'm glad I chose the 650 and not the 250's I was looking at. Quite different to the sports bike I learnt on but was keen to do some off road stuff as well as riding to work sometimes. I also wanted something I could double on and have enough balls to sit at a decent freeway speed. And there is definitely no problem with that having done both already. The first thing I did was to put a new exhaust on it as the original was way too quiet. More of a safety thing in cars blind spots rather than beefy sound but wow. The Two Brothers Racing pipe my local bike shop sold me is very loud, maybe too loud but sounds great. The cars can definitely hear me now. I just hope it's still legal! I also put some bash plates and luggage rack on it. After the first 2 weeks of having it and only doing some short road trips to work and local rides, I finally got it off road last week. I was absolutely loving it until I got to the first sandy corner and come a gutser. A bit if inexperience probably contributed but definitely the original road tyres were not meant for this sort of stuff. Whenever there was some soft sand it felt like it was aquaplaning across it. Put a bend into the equation and bam. Down it went. The front end would just slip straight out on me. After putting it down about 6 times during the day and taking a bit of skin off, not mention a broken blinker and mirror (lucky that was all I guess). I decided some new tyres were a must. So guess what I've done this week. Yep. New nobblys are on. 80%off road and 20% on road. I know I'll have to be a bit more careful on the road but will definitely have more fun off it and hopefully stay upright now. Can't wait to get on the dirt again. Has anyone else got a Dr650 and what else have they done to it or what other mods can I do to improve it or just what are your thoughts?