Thanks for the feedback. My problem is that I'm retiring at 55 years old in a year, have no dirt experience except what I've done on my streetbike, but still have visions of the translabrador, alaska, and all of those awesome routes that Docking Pilot has posted on here. I also intend to spend weeks seeing this country from the back of a bike, and as much as I'd like one bike to do it all, that probably isn't realistic. Also, whereas I now ride solo, I might have the need for a passenger and all of our gear, so probably the larger explorer would be the better option. Probably in the end I'm better off just keeping my Legend since I can do all of my own work on it, and keep it simple. Maybe pick up a smaller dirt bike for the rougher roads? Too many decisions and too expensive to have all of them!