Originally Posted by viverrid
It's worse than that, they'll bitch about whatever it is. If it is good on the slab it isn't light enough or have the suspension or clearance for the dirt. If it is good in the dirt it is too light and gets blown around on the slab, and is too tall, and can't carry enough luggage for two-week trips camping on the road because the rear sub-frame isn't heavy enough. Blah bla blah it isn't perfect so why don't they make.....
Yup. I see people complain about the DR650 being too heavy and clumsy for anything more technical than an NFS road. Then I see other people complaining that it's too light and twitchy for running miles of slab. For some it's too low. For some it's too high.
I just hop on and ride, slab or sand, whatever. Then I address what I need to for it to work for me.
'8yrs in the Marines, 'almost a decade of knocking heads in the service industry, I took a ride out to visit family and friends for Thanksgiving at 41yrs old, and my mom confiscated my bike.