Just looking for thoughts, and general consensus on this idea I'm mulling over. Originally I wanted to buy a WR250R but due to a few different reasons I decided to pass on that. I still want what that bike offers, but could I get that out of a Frankenstein build? I found a newer 300cc street bike on craigslist for cheap. It was crashed, but runs and rides like new. Mostly cosmetic/handle bar damage. What I want to do however is convert it into a dual sport. Now I want good reasons why I shouldn't do it. For example forks, will forks from other bikes fit in the triple tree, and how would they perform in that situation? Rear suspension, how can I make it not suck? More importantly how can I do this cheaply? And of course the engine... A very capable engine with great gas mileage, but how would it hold up to the abuse from trails? Again I'm theory crafting here, and it's very much just a jumble of stuff in my mind. On top of it all I'm very bored and need something to do.