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  1. I just purchased a new Suzuki DRZ400S for trail and fire road riding and am now looking to purchase appropriate gear. My background was total street, so full face, quite Aria Quantum was my choice. Do these style helmets work well in the dirt? Helmets marketed as dirt bike lids appear to me to be more of a hybrid between full-face and 3/4 open face? Also the use of goggles instead of a full face shield? Are these configuration differences important or just stylistic?
  2. Thanks to everyone. Put down $$$ on a new blue DRZ400S today. See you this spring on the trails in Minnesota and Wisconson!
  3. Thanks to everyone. Put down $$$ on a new blue DRZ400S today. See you this spring on the trails in Minnesota and Wisconson!
  4. Learned how to ride on dirk bikes back in the early 70's (Bultaco 100, Suzuki 125, Kawa 250) then moved to the street after a couple of years. As to friends who ride, hoping to make some new ones (took a break starting in 2002 after an accident).
  5. Thx, but done with all street riding see: http://www.gather.com/viewArticle.jsp?articleId=281474976718217
  6. I'm looking to enter dual sport riding but am really stuck on which bike to buy. Am 48 yr old, 175lb 5'10" and in good shape. Rode sport touring bikes for 35 years, until 2002 when I crashed big time and tossed in the towel on sport touring once and for all. Expect to ride my ?? 40% on fire and logging roads, 40% on old rail beds and other state maintained trails (i.e., no obstructions), 10% on street (getting to and fro for the night while on the trail) and 10% true "off road" (mostly getting to/fro camp sites, turn offs, etc...). Not going to do any jumping, roster tailing, heavy mud etc...just interested in getting out of the house on weekends and taking advantage of the large number of off road riding opportunities in MN, WI, and Manatoba Canada. Is the DR650 the right bike for this? Every review I read seems to indicate it's off road capability is rather limited, at least compared to the DRZ400S. On the other hand, the DRZ400S sits really high, has a really uncomfortable seat.
  7. I'm looking to enter dual sport riding but am really stuck on which bike to buy. Am 48 yr old, 175lb 5'10" and in good shape. Rode sport touring bikes for 35 years, until 2002 when I crashed big time and tossed in the towel on sport touring once and for all. Expect to ride my ?? 40% on fire and logging roads, 40% on old rail beds and other state maintained trails (i.e., no obstructions), 10% on street (getting to and fro for the night while on the trail) and 10% true "off road" (mostly getting to/fro camp sites, turn offs, etc...). Not going to do any jumping, roster tailing, heavy mud etc...just interested in getting out of the house on weekends and taking advantage of the large number of off road riding opportunities in MN, WI, and Manatoba Canada. Is the DR650 the right bike for this? Every review I read seems to indicate it's off road capability is rather limited, at least compared to the DRZ400S. On the other hand, the DRZ400S sits really high, has a really uncomfortable seat.