Originally Posted by Mark Manley
Here is another of Birgit with partner Sam, again it does not show her bike very well but suffice to say it went everywhere Sam's GS did on their travels together.
There are more photos of both bikes and riders here. http://www.sam-manicom.com/photos/#!lightbox
I think a /5 is a great choice. When Sam and Birgit stayed with me many years ago I did some work on her bike and I was amazed that other than a reinforced subframe the bike was stock and and was really trouble free for her. In one of Sam's books
they talk about what a great machine her bike is. As well a friend and I went to Alaska in 97. I took my sidecar rig and he took his /5. Super simple machine, not much to fail and 8" of suspension travel in the front and zero issues