So today I was in Birmingham and went by two dealerships. Managed to sit on a new KLR650, and a new DR650. In terms of height, I did not find either to be the monster so many seem to describe (at that point) in reading several internet boards. After years on BMW's and basically an adult lifetime of tip-toeing on any motorcycle I've owned, sitting on them proved to be a draw in terms of desirability. Next, I can lower the DR with the stock setup, or it would cost maybe $75 to lower the KLR (with new links). But, the KLR stock gas tank is adquate, while the DR will need a different ($250 to $400) aftermarket tank to get the range I want. On other issues ... I have been leaning towards the DR because of the simpler maintenance, lighter weight, and air/oil cooled (less stuff to break). But the DR did not "feel" like a good fit in stock form. The seat was like a landscape timber, and the handlebar position seemed to want to pull me up onto the tank. I don't care for an aggressive riding posture. Is the available adjustment in those bars adequate to alleviate that complaint? The KLR on the other hand "felt" right -- my arms dropped comfortably and my posture was what I like, the seat was better than the DR. But as regards the KLR, I've been antsy about the more complex valve adjustments, liquid cooling (more chances of something to break), and older technology. As a natural born Extravert it helps me to hear (read) what other have to say. So I'm asking for some help here. What issues am I overlooking ... obsessing on ... etc.? Finally, what would you consider the tipping points if you were looking at a new purchase of one bike or the other? Thanks in advance.