Join Date: May 2012
Contemplating in Washington
I have had fun over the last few years on my 2010 Triumph Tiger 1050 ABS. It's a fantastic road bike that suits my 6',3" frame (35" inseam) well. I have done camping trips on it and it has a lot of grunt, but it is not suited for off-road riding.
With so many good forest/fire service roads in the area, I have been itching to get a KLR (which I have only sat on for size - liked the fit) and am contemplating selling the Tiger to get a '09 or new KLR.
Question for the group - I have never ridden on dirt roads for extended periods. I don't intend to do rugged off-roading, but would like to explore dirt roads and open my camping options and exploring. Should I take some kind of skills development course, or will I be able to learn on my own the nuances of dirt road riding?