My wife and I have been leaning towards dual sporting for the last few years, planned to sell our VFR and R1, and then either go with a KLR and/or F800GS.
But after doing the jump school at 5th Gear, we had way too much fun on the little bikes and also realized riding home that it would be nice to keep the streetbikes.
So we were thinking of getting a couple of used/cheap dirtbikes for doing some trail riding, mucking about, nothing serious, no MX, no racing. Just weekend play bikes. And then keep our sportbikes for touring, best of both worlds.
So this might not be the best place to ask, so if there are any good local dirtbike forums, please point me in that direction!
1. Insurance - So technically supposed to have liability insurance for riding on crown land but most people just have storage? If the bikes get stolen away from home, shit out of luck?
2. Good starter size? 2 stroke vs. 4 stroke? Recommendations? I want something light and fun, for ripping around trails, easy to handle. I'm 6'1" and 185lbs, my wife is ~5'8". I'm thinking 250cc four stroke for easy maintenance and size? I really have no idea about dirt bikes though!
Any feedback is much appreciated, building budget over the winter so we can get dirty in the spring!