OK, you can see that I'm helping my friend with his DR200... and I've got a MAJOR hard-on for a mid-size dual sport bike... It won't happen until probably Feb or March, but it's in the works none the less... I like the 200, but would like something a bit bigger, like the 350, but not as big as the 650... I've got a Blackbird for the street, so this would be strictly putting around town and riding the 5 miles to the river.
Are the 90's DR350's good bikes? I haven't seen much in the way of huge complaints or anything, but how are they as far as longevity, off-road capability, reliability, etc? I'm speaking specifically abou the street legal ones too...
Also, I immagine they are sprung pretty softly (I only weigh 185 though), but can one just replace the springs front and rear and have something that's pretty good off road, or would one need to completely replace the rear shock?? Forks?? I realize it isn't any motoX bike or anything... I'm just looking for a woods/trails bike to get muddy with!