i like to hear that a 650 will do fine fully loaded. believe me, i dont want to spend 13-16k on a bike, especially if that much motor is not needed.
i have plenty of experience on dirt, mostly 2 stroke, track and trail. i have ridden XR's plenty but dont have much saddle time on dual sports. BMW's just seem to be the choice of much, i thought. this thread has opened up my mind to many other options. i am still leaning toward something that has more of a dual dirt/ pavement setup rather than leaning toward the dirt as much as an XR.
i guess if the bike that is falling on the pelican cases is not 4-5 hundred pounds they may hold up. they are much more attractive than a $800 aluminum setup.
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