Thanks for the reply.
Yes i keep hearing that there are a lot of faults with the SWM .
That is a shame really because the bike is so good looking , plus they are the only manufacturer that builds an SM straight out of the factory specificaly for the road.
What i dont understand is how they have so many problems considering that the bike is 80-90% husky , and as far as can gather they were very relible and had a very good reputation.
Dosent really make sense .
i really cant be bothered to purchase a trails bike and then spend more money converting it from a trails to a SM.
I might wait a year or so and see if the big jap manufacturers decide to manufacture an "out of the factory" SM. A bike desighned for the road , something dedicated for road use only.
Why they havent moved in this direction already is beyond me . SMs have such a following!.
Suzuki DRZ would be perfect for updating - 500cc , 6 speed , fuel injection , 55bhp , alloy chassis , modern electrics , larger fuel tank , greater top speed , more miles to the tank and updated looks.
DRZ has such a good reputation for relibilty.