I'm curious as to what bikes forum memebers think work the best for prolonged desert riding. No doubt this arises in part from the problems I recently experienced after about 10 hours in the dez on my DR. Of course any bike can have problems, but lets face it some are more likely to than others. The DR is a great bike and in fact it's one of my two favorite dirtbikes... but I wondered what others think. I'm not talking about adventure touring, where you start to get into beheamouth twins with big integrated luggage -- but rather the long baja style day rides I love. Breaking down can be more than an inconvenience, unlike say MX or even day riding in ATV areas. Terrain and climate are different. Heat is a bigger issue in the dez than anywhere else. Air / liquid cooling? Rocks are bigger and meaner than in the woods, and a lot more of 'em. I know this is the thumper forum but is there still a case to be made for ringy-dingies when it comes to prolonged desert riding. Certainly the bit KX and CR 500s were the top guns of choice for a while there. Just curious what the forum members think are the top choices.