OK, for some Odd reason, I am finding myself wanting to ditch the DR for a GS 800 more and more. But I need some convincing. When something goes wrong on the DR, most likely I can fix it. A BMW, I probably couldn't change the oil filter. If I need a part, my nearest Suzuki dealer is 20 miles away. My nearest Beamer Dealer is 3 hours away and that guy works out of his garage really. I really enjoy riding in the dirt and the rocks and the mud. I don't feel so bad bangin the DR around and sinkin it almost to the tank in water. Would buying the GS make me more nervous about havin that kind of fun? Would buying a GS turn me into a poozy? In my head, a 5k investment is one thing, a 12k investment is another. So come on. Convince me. I really want to justify that bike.