Been a long time road rider but looking to get more off the street and more off road, maybe a 50/50 style. Now in my early 30's, I'm looking for exploration and enjoying nature. This forum seems promising and looking forward to sharing ideas, tips, and experiences.
First I need a bike, been researching the DRZ400 or even something in the 650 range. Look forward to any suggestions.
Hi from another noob here.
Goodonya for getting onto the dirt. Wish I'd done it at your age because trying to catch up seems to regularly result in busted bikes (and busted ass).
As for the Drizzer400...did a 4500mi West Coast ramble in 2011 and the better half had a "tricked" DRZ400 (gearing and seat changed) without a single hiccup.
Other bikes going along were a DR650 and the KLR I bought in Portland a year earlier.
Had a cracker of a time and the little 400 proved the ace-of-the-pack, happily sitting on 65-75mph all day long without numb-bum or numb-hands.
They can get hot while at it, though... (and we werent't even "out of the gate"
The KLRs have this tire-problem, you see?
Sorry, got carried away again...WELCOME! to what seems a pretty, bloody nice spot on the interweb, full of