Originally Posted by cbig
Stayin' old school for a while. The boys (and girl) and I are gearing up for 4-5 days of Death Valley and Western Nevada. I have reasonable expectations Bessie will make it, and in comfort. Spark, fuel, or oil are all faults easily diagnosed and likely field fixed. Can't imagine riding remote on a BMW/Huskie fuel injected tech anything where the R2 unit has a blown motivator. ..or the unobtainium chip gave out/shorted..or the save the planet smog system faulted and shut down the unobtainium chip to spare the planet.. how do I fix that? Me saying that coming from two older Huskies.
Hope to see some great photos of your rides!
I hear you on the complex "gizmos" versus the simple & rugged reliability of an air cooled big bore! I have an XR650L and can relate, I love my bike and have had no problems at all! (I ruggedized it too!)
Your XR600 is a great bike and will be a lot of fun where you're going!
Having said that, I can see owning a street legal DI 2 smoke, that would be fun as hell!