I am considering a change with my DL1000. Looking at several bikes. I will stay with a dual sport/adventure bike for comfort, but there are a few with 17 inch front and back, some of the reviews i read seem to say a 17 inch front is too small to consider taking the bike on dirt, but somehow a 19 inch front makes all the difference in the world.
Is this really true? Can 2 inches make this a black and white decision?
I ride mostly pavement, but i want to be able to hit a dirt road on occasion, some of the roads up North are only dirt.