Originally Posted by jbc1200
Great article. I really want to get into dual sporting but need to sell my '12 Wee so I can get a small beater dual sport bike. There is an awesome looking DR350se near me in the flea market but I can't do anything until my Wee sells.
At 5'6" 160lb I need a much smaller bike to get on the gravel and dirt. I don't see how people trail ride the big Adventure bikes like I see pictures of. Thinking back to riding dirt bikes as a kid I never once thought "this thing is too big and heavy to be in the woods like this." We just rode the crap out of the bikes and crashed here and there and it wasn't a big deal. I want that experience again.
you wouldn't be disappointed in the DR350SEX, in any way
my '99 has provided me w/ MANY hours/days of GRINNNNNNS!
the world of DS was written around those anvil simple/durable machines
i have had some of most every style/type and the DR aint going away
i am, now, playing w/ a 2wd Ural on back roads and scenic 2-lanes
it pushes the DR in the FUN category
and she doesn't slip/fall down in slimy water crossings
minimalistic camping off the DR is quite doable
you can haul the kitchen sink in the hack
keeping my options OPEN, butt... DS will remain in my vocabulary for a long tyme
may you, all, have many days full of grinnnnns