yeah i have heard nothing but good things about the dr650, and i do like it. i sat on a brand new one at the dealership out near me and without the factory lower setting i was on the balls of both feet, or flat with 1 foot and toes with the other one. It will probably be the bike i move up to once i feel comfortable off road, but i am really satisfied with the xt225 so far, i love how light it is, right now im getting it ready for some off roading. i dont want to destroy it first time out so i have crash bars/skid plate on the way, as well as some moose racing aluminum hand guards. gonna get myself some knee/shin guards and elbow guards too cause im pretty sure im going to fall once at some point lol. any other things i should think about? at first im just going to start out on forest roads and stuff and eventually do some ohv trails and work my way to single trails i guess.
any tips to keep me safe and to keep the bike from getting destroyed or me getting stranded lol. thanks