We have some ATV tank bags . Take the seat off, throw them over the frame rails, put seat back on. Hardly even notice they are there, but carry a few extra items.
A peice of bicycle cable looped across with Aerostich Delrin locks keep the children from unzipping them.
Thorne has a heavy duty skid plate & crash guard on her Sherpa.
Yea the 250's with the six speed are great. Lots of times we are not in top gear, and locals who know the road blow past on 125cc bikes.
We are getting hungry for some of those rodents cooked on a skewer on a wood fire. .........