Originally Posted by Adv Grifter
Great fun for hooligan antics and great on the twisty's. But totally useless for most of the riding I now do. I actually GO PLACES ... for days or weeks at a time. I rarely see SUMO's set up for touring. I struggled to strap a duffel on the back, so two to three days max and never two up.
This is why I picked up a 990 SMT. Check out the 950SM thread in Road Warriors. Quite a few set up for touring.
Also, with the 640 I put together, it has a little TT rack, tank bag, 18l tank and I have some Ortlieb bags for it. I've done a 3 month trip with that same set up.
2 up would still be a bad idea.
I see what you're saying though. A full out MX bike converted to SuMo would not be pleasant on a long trip.