Yes, I was thinking of getting another bike. Keep the Dakar though - I have done quite a few long distance trips, have two planned for this summer. Up to Canada via Black Rock Canyon, and Central Oregon, head west along the Columbia River. Up the coast to the Olympic Penninnsula/Port Angels. Ferry Boat to Vancouver Island and head north. Take the northern most ferry to the Canada Mainland and make my way to Vancouver BC from there. Fly back to Hawaii for my month of work.
Then its back to Vancouver to get the bike - Ride across Canada in as much dirt as i can until I'm north of Montana - turn right and take the Continental divide rout down until I hit Arizona, turn right again and get back to Sparks via dirt in NV.
I ride solo, or, with other people on my trips. I have a great time!