^^^ do what I do, see it as motorized hiking. There's a lot to see an experience off the pavement.
I'm pretty slow and cautious so when I venture off the pavement I just take it very cautiously like, well, motorized hiking.
Problem is if you are the type that cannot keep self control and inevitably wicks up the throttle. In that case, you can get in trouble and best to stay away from DS.
08 GS ● 02 KLR ● 12 WR250R ● 04 KDX200 ● 00 VFR