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    Moved to Perth. Needed a commuter.

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    and now that's sorted as well.

    DR-Z400e. Wanted the E model as they have better and bigger cams and a bigger carb, though that's also non stock on this particular example.

    Good Excel rims, plus it has the dirt rims. Came with a spare set of forks, so I can actually spring and valve for road and offroad really easily. Also has 1-1/8" fatbars fitted, another mod I would have done anyway.

    Needs a gear rack since this will be my only transport when on this side of the country, and a few other tweaks, but it's a good option and I don't have to worry about changing oil weekly unlike if I got a CRF etc.
     
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    What luggage options are there for a bike like that?
     
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    Well, luggage just fucks up the wheelies.

    B&B make a gear rack. I have ordered this, it matches the bash plate presently unfitted to the bike.

    There's some pannier options, but not after that.

    For work I'm a waterproof backpack kind of person no matter the bike (even when I have a real gear rack); for play, well, the B&B one will be enough to strap a 1 person backpacking tent and stuff to for weekends.
     
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    I was raised in WA.

    Riding in WA in winter is a lot nicer than doing the same in Canberra.

    Rego and Third Party in WA is also lower than Canberra.
     
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    Nice ride... Love me the 400 'tards :D
     
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