Hi all. I've been off here for a while, me and the missus have just moved to Australia. Naturally I went straight for a bike to get me round this place. I purchased a very tidy TTR600 (2003) for the job. I plan on doing as much off road as possible, but during the week its gonna get me to work and back. I wanted to ask about their lack of cush drive rubbers. I had an XT before and it was smooth onthe road, but the TTR is grabby and not smooth. Will this negatively affect the bike? Heard the gear box wont last as long. Is this true? I've seen pics on Horrizons of people doing round the world trips on these, so surely they last well?