While riding with RRR, et al on my KLR650 (I know, I know) I went down a couple of times in some sand. I am planning some further rides in the next week and August and am thinking of a smaller DS bike.
I also got some new more dirt oriented tires but am wondering if I just need more practice on the KLR. I see people doing all kinds of crazy trails with their big boy DS bikes.
RRR--heading towards Moab next week. Are you in for WRT or other trails? I will send out a PM to others who rode with us.