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Old 11-06-2015, 12:31 PM   #21
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Just got into off-road riding myself. Advice I got was to stay away from these 500+ lbs behemoths and get a "real" dirt bike. Just picked up a plated CRF450X. Pretty much worthless on tarmac, but I didn't buy it for that. I only need it to be road legal for connecting trail heads.

I might get a slightly heavier dual sport, like a DR650, later. Then way down the road, may be an adv.
If all you're doing is off-road and trailering to get there, I'd say that's pretty sage advice.
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Old 11-06-2015, 12:33 PM   #22
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Just got into off-road riding myself. Advice I got was to stay away from these 500+ lbs behemoths and get a "real" dirt bike. Just picked up a plated CRF450X. Pretty much worthless on tarmac, but I didn't buy it for that. I only need it to be road legal for connecting trail heads.

I might get a slightly heavier dual sport, like a DR650, later. Then way down the road, may be an adv.
Most Adv bike owners have dirt toys too. These videos give most ppl the wrong impression about what u can actually do with these bikes. They are factory pro riders and well lets face it, we are not.
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Depends on the use. If you are going to trailer the bike to an off road place then no need to get a big bike. I have 2 off road bikes for that purpose and a quad. But I also have a GSA 1200 for when I go riding for a week or more. I just did 2k miles 2 months ago in Montana, Idaho and Wyoming and did many many miles on heavy duty off road. Roads that are known to be tough, etc, etc. And the bike performed awesome. Seemed to be at the limit in most places but never went down.
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