I'm a long-time lurker, first-time poster. I keep coming back to TT and I realized what the hell, I need to join. I want a dual sport bike erring on the side of dirt bike, but for riding on the street most of the time. I live in the middle of a field and want to ride there, but also want to be able to ride across the country if I wanted to. I don't need tons of power, but I want a light, sporty bike. I think the CRFs are &%$#@!ing cool as hell and I'd get a 450-x in a heartbeat, but I've heard they require TONS of work. I'm partial to Hondas, but a 650 is kinda heavy and a bit too much of a fuel hog. I've heard that the DRZ400s are excellent bikes, but they seem heavy too. What makes a bike like the CRF-450x so maintenance heavy? Is there any way to make a CRF bike go for longer without rebuilding, oil changes and the like? If not, where should I look? Thanks!