Hello All, I sold my street bikes which included s Suzuki M50, 1984 Honda VF 1100 Sabre and a venerable Honda ST1100 so I can get a dual sport. My goal is to ride the TAT both directions in one trip. This is why my wife thinks I need professional help. There are so many dual sports out there to pick from. The list is narrowed because I want something bigger than a 500 and smaller than a 1000. Still there are many machines within this range. I enjoy simplicity over gee whiz tech. Three bikes remain in the fore front of my brain. Yes there are good reasons for avoiding the high end machines. Two daughters in college. DR650 (air cooled. doesn't get much simpler than that. Light too.) KLR 650 (proven. dare I say more?) Triumph Scramber (don't laugh. It looks so damn good. McQueen would ride it. Need I say more?) I've read everything written on these bikes and along with nearly every post on the Scrambler which there are many. So here is where I need your help. What can you tell me about what suits my needs that I don't? What bikes are out there that I may over looked or written off due my ignorance? While you compile your thoughts I will go and sit in my empty garage and sadly sip on a beer. Oh yeah! Where can I get a AV sticker or two?