Looks like one of my summer purchases is going to be a Kawasaki KLR650. Since I have a lot of time off over the next couple of months, it's going to get ridden a lot. I'll be covering no more than about ten miles of asphalt to access tons of dirt roads and trails, one of the joys of living near a closed Army post that's in the process of being deeded over to surrounding towns and our stat'e Game and Fish Commission. The rest of my riding will be short (4-5 mile jaunts) to friend's houses and into town. I don't want to spring for 2 sets of gear or anything this summer. Will an off-road helmet and boots be too uncomfortable or unsafe for all this? FYI, I have a couple of places to practice at low speed, and a good friend who teaces an accredited safety class.