after a lot of research I'm leaning Yamaha WR250R as my first dual with maybe a KTM in the future after that. Skinny, fast, and loose. It's not a looker like a KLR, but it is more suited for what I want to do (desert sand/mud, tight spaces, forests, country backroads, no highways). Just like hittin Stoddard Wells or Hungry Valley, Hells Kitchen off Ortega, PCH rides. The White Rim Trail in Utah is a goal as well.