ok here is the deal I got this 00 dr650 and really love the bike......but it does have one or two issues that need addressed. #1 the seat. #2 the kick stand. I am going to make a seat for it cause I can't spend a lot on a custom made aftermarket all though I did buy a procycle seat and it's ok but not for the distance I will be riding it (500+miles a day) for 2 weeks in august. I got a airhawk for it but it does not work well with the procycle seat (to high). I put 2in handle bar risers on it and they made a big difference for comfort but the seat slopes forward and that is very uncomfortable, the stock seat has the same slope to. I don't want to cut up the new procycle seat so I will make a new seat pan and go from there. I don't care what the seat ends up looking like as long as it is comfy. I will take it off and put the other back on for normal riding. But maybe somebody has a good idea there?? ok the kick stand I think is to tall and when the bike is loaded it will be unusable so I was wondering if anybody here has put one of the center stands on and do they work ok? or do I buy or make a new kickstand that is shorter? what else do I need to think about for this cross country ride any insights will be appreciated.