GEEZ LOUISE......just go for a RIDE PEOPLE.....
It's NOT rocket science.
Go riding, think about while you're doing it. That'll answer ALL the questions and confusion.
2013 Yamaha Super Tenere(the new girl in town)
'06 Kawasaki KLR650(72,000+ miles)
'04 Honda XR400
'76 Yamaha TY250