Hi all, I'm in the process of trying to make a decision here. I've decided to get a dual sport to play on all the firebreak roads and trails out here in Southern California. I'm 6'0 tall and about 215 Lbs. I've pretty much narrowed it down to two bikes. An XR650L or a DRZ400S. They seem to be about the same price but are obviously very different machines. I'm not gonna be riding any single track technical stuff. Like I said, just trails and the like. Questions.....Does the air-cooled motor on the XR have any problems? I would think that pup would get pretty hot on a 100 degree So Cal. day. I like the simplicity of the motor but how does it hold up? Which of the two 04' bikes I've mentioned is better suspended for my purpose? Finally, what kind of deal can you get on the XR. It would seem they've depreciated all their tooling costs at this point and should have a pretty good profit margin so I'd think you ought to be able to get a pretty good deal on one. Is that right? I presently ride a Bandit 1200S and have had Honda's in the past. Always loved their build quality. My buddy had an 89' XL600R and I used to love riding that thing but never got it out in the dirt. I have to say the DRS looks tempting too. I like the weight, but it looks like a lot of fragile bits that may not be necessary for my needs. Any ideas?? Thaks in advance and nice site!!!