Hey everyone, i'm new to this forum. I've been riding dirt bikes for 23yrs & currently ride an '01 CR 250. I want to get into dual sport & ride the LA-Barstow-Vegas in the next year or two. Ive never ridden either of these bikes. I trust both to be reliable. I want my bike set up to be geared toward mostly dirt & I understand i'll have to put some money into both to make them mostly dirt oriented. Looks like they both need the same upgrades, like bars, bigger tank, better looking tail lights, suspension work, jetting, etc. I have $3500 to spend on the bike itself (not including mods) so euro bikes are out of the picture. I'm young & tough (or dumb), so ergonomics & the weight of the bike arent a top concern, but money is. Which bike am I going to have to put the least amount of money into to make it a serious trail bike? Which would you buy?