Hello! As this constitutes as my first forum post Id like to say hello to everyone! So, I just finished my BRC this last weekend and for the past month I've been trying to find a bike that suits me. Figure this would be the best place to ask about it, if not please let me know or move it. Lets get what I want to do out of the way. I ultimately need a bike that can do 70 MPH without issue and preferably comfortably-ish, but also tackle some forest service roads over here in Washington. Also, something where I wont hate myself driving to work in the morning on street occasionally... but for the most part it will be for weekend adventures for fishing/camping/hiking and fiddling around on some back roads. From I have absorbed from the internet, building a "scrambler" would be my best bet for a cheap-ish bike I dont have to worry about if I drop a few times. I have no issues building a bike or basing it off a older model bike. I just can't find a decent guidelines for what you need for minor offroading. Most builds are for road scramblers it appears. Of course I could just shell out the money and buy a Triumph or Ducati... but being a newer rider Id be too paranoid about it (Plus I believe they are somewhere in the territory of 800+CC). On the other hand, there are dual sports. They appear to be a bit overkill for what I am trying to achieve. I would just like some input from people who do minor off roading in terms of what bike or what to look for in a base bike, suspension, height, sit stance, motor, torque? etc. I am also 6'2 so this really narrows down bikes for me...(I took the BRC on a 250 rebel, my handle bars hit my knees). TL;DR: 6'2 guy from Washington seeks bike for 80% pavement and 20% forest service roads who is relatively new to motorcycles with a small budget for his first bike.