After several years of planning, a couple false starts, more planning and now about ready I am going to ride the TAT THIS SPRING!
Have a DR 650 for the trip and a riding partner. Wife doesn't want to go, may not be here when I get back, but this trip is on.
My question is, I love my DL Adventure (hate the name GLEE)
Anyone used these for a true long adventure ride? I have seen pics of them off-roaded for short distance, and lots of ride reports showing long road rides, but what about a ride like the TAT? The FI would be great in the high passes, the comfort on the road on the way home would def be a big plus. I know this is no dirt bike, but with the right tires and gear has this been done much? I searched ride reports on ADV but haven't come up with much. I know the DR would be a good bike for this ride for the rough parts
But we are also planning to ride back, maybe retracing some of Pirsig's ZAMM route backwards. I have seen a few ride reports of big bikes on the TAT, mostly beemers, but have not seen anyone on a DL.
What do you guys think?