I just did the western half of Arkansas (started near Conway, AR) over the weekend along with a section of eastern OK on my DL650 last weekend. If it's dry it's no problem at all in AR. I did skip Warloop Road though as I've done that "road" on my DR400 so knew what it was like and I was by myself and tired with a sore shoulder so didn't think it was smart to try it. Plus it can beat the hell out of your bike! Skirted around it and made camp for the night.
haven't completed OK yet but I've done everything from the AR/OK line to Newkirk, OK although I headed home from near Tahlequah, OK last weekend. I live near Oklahoma City so I need to finish the OK section sometime although I have been on most of those roads at one time or another. You do not want to be on a Strom on those roads if it rains! A lot of sand in the western parts of OK too and watch for cows!
The Western AR ride is awesome, great scenery and nice roads. No technical stuff other than Warloop which is really only technical (to me) due to the weight of the Strom, again though, all bets are off if it rains. The only problem I've run into is when they have recently regraveled a road and used baseball sized gravel, that's no fun no matter what bike you are on. Having said all that, the AR section is easily doable on a Strom and well worth it.
If anybody is planning on an AR/OK run, let me know. I'm always up for riding that area if I can get the time.
Last edited by mrote; 04-26-2007 at 12:15 PM.