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Old 09-27-2014, 08:06 AM   #1
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Help needed. Wanting to find the right bike before buying the wrong bike again... I'm wanting a dual sport that is comfortable on the street but light enough to handle some (10%) technical trials ie: rocks, inclines etc. I ride in the Ozarks Ar. I'm 6ft 215lbs 51 yrs old. My last trip was on 2001 Dakar 650 it is great on the pavement and ok on the trial but was a handful on the rock hill climbs and down the other side. I love the comfort and don't want the straight up dirt bike feel. Would really appreciate some opinions from members. I've been looking hard at the Husky 630. Thanks for any advice.
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Old 09-27-2014, 01:03 PM   #2
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Lower your expectations. You will find every dual sport is a compromise, some stronger off road others on road, some comfortable some not. It is give and take.

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Old 09-27-2014, 01:06 PM   #3
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XR650l Of course.
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Old 10-02-2014, 07:55 PM   #4
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^yep the xr650l or dr650 seam to be a good compromise for the money
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Old 10-03-2014, 04:23 AM   #5
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IMO and based on the 10% trail oriented purpose, the Suzuki DRZ 650 should fit your needs.
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