Wild Dog Adventure Riding

Technical Section => Make / Model Specific Discussions => Suzuki DR & DRZ => Topic started by: ZA on February 15, 2014, 12:06:54 pm

Title: New DR650SE
Post by: ZA on February 15, 2014, 12:06:54 pm
I got my new DR650SE yesterday. Very excited to go test it out today  :ricky: (offroad)
I got this bike because I need something reliable.  :lol8:
Is anyone familiar with this link? http://dr650.wikia.com/wiki/Potential_problems_to_be_aware_of (http://dr650.wikia.com/wiki/Potential_problems_to_be_aware_of)
I want to upgrade and fix the small glitches before doing some serious offroading. 
Title: Re: New DR650SE
Post by: djhep on February 15, 2014, 02:19:14 pm
Hi Zebra....
Congrats on the new bike....
Also bought a new Dr 650 last week.
Stuck at work at the moment so can only pick it up 2 weeks time :(
I don't think that there are many new ones left now, so decided to get it while i could.
What colour did you get?.

Cheers.

Dave.
Title: Re: New DR650SE
Post by: GSBoland on February 15, 2014, 02:52:42 pm
that bike i am most sorry off the lot that i sold it.  :'(

but  :useless:
Title: Re: New DR650SE
Post by: Crossed-up on February 15, 2014, 06:37:34 pm
Enjoy your new bike.  Congrats!
Title: Re: New DR650SE
Post by: chopperpilot on February 15, 2014, 07:55:59 pm
I got my new DR650SE yesterday. Very excited to go test it out today  :ricky: (offroad)
I got this bike because I need something reliable.  :lol8:
Is anyone familiar with this link? http://dr650.wikia.com/wiki/Potential_problems_to_be_aware_of (http://dr650.wikia.com/wiki/Potential_problems_to_be_aware_of)
I want to upgrade and fix the small glitches before doing some serious offroading.
It's an awesome bike! Congrats!

I have a '99; wanted to buy a new one as well, seeing that they will be discontinued in SA. Found an immaculate, low km '07.

All you need to know about the DR 650 you will find in the DR 650 Thread on WD.


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk (http://tapatalk.com/m?id=1)
Title: Re: New DR650SE
Post by: ZA on February 15, 2014, 08:11:17 pm
Hi Zebra....
Congrats on the new bike....
Also bought a new Dr 650 last week.
Stuck at work at the moment so can only pick it up 2 weeks time :(
I don't think that there are many new ones left now, so decided to get it while i could.
What colour did you get?.

Cheers.

Dave.

Thanx  :biggrin: According to the sales man at Suzuki South, they bought out the last 5. (Not sure if it's only for the Western Cape) There was a second hand 2011 White model for sale, that caught my eye, but some rusty spots had me thinking. ???
I got the grey model and you?
This bike handles beautiful on the sand, I think you got yourself a good bike def!!!  :thumleft:
Title: Re: New DR650SE
Post by: ZA on February 15, 2014, 08:21:38 pm
that bike i am most sorry off the lot that i sold it.  :'(

but  :useless:

I can imagine, I only wish I got this one first. I poped Dakar Burkbusters on it that fits easy.
On the second photo, with the new shine on it, will hopefully convince you to get one again  :biggrin:
Title: Re: New DR650SE
Post by: GSBoland on February 15, 2014, 08:26:02 pm
 :thumleft:
Title: Re: New DR650SE
Post by: zebra - Flying Brick on February 16, 2014, 07:15:46 am
Very nice bike, ZA  :thumleft:

Many happy miles with it!
Cheers
Chris
Title: Re: New DR650SE
Post by: djhep on February 16, 2014, 07:24:10 am
Hi Zebra....
Congrats on the new bike....
Also bought a new Dr 650 last week.
Stuck at work at the moment so can only pick it up 2 weeks time :(
I don't think that there are many new ones left now, so decided to get it while i could.
What colour did you get?.

Cheers.

Dave.

Thanx  :biggrin: According to the sales man at Suzuki South, they bought out the last 5. (Not sure if it's only for the Western Cape) There was a second hand 2011 White model for sale, that caught my eye, but some rusty spots had me thinking. ???
I got the grey model and you?
This bike handles beautiful on the sand, I think you got yourself a good bike def!!!  :thumleft:

Hi Zebra.
I got a white one. I tried quite a few places up in  Gauteng, but the few that were left were all grey ones.
Now that i see the pics of yours, a grey one would have done just fine.

I'm pleased to hear the they handle well in sand. My 1200 was just too much for me in those conditions, so will now be relegated to long road trips.

Cheers.

Dave.
Title: Re: New DR650SE
Post by: Skootaboy on February 16, 2014, 05:51:14 pm
I've had my DR650 for 3 years now - no problems at all.
Congrats on your new purchase - I'm sure you'll be happy with it
Title: Re: New DR650SE
Post by: Woestynhond on February 16, 2014, 06:05:00 pm
Nice ! You will love the dr! Fit a decent size tank if you want to travel with it.
Title: Re: New DR650SE
Post by: zebra - Flying Brick on February 17, 2014, 07:59:43 am
Hi Zebra....
Congrats on the new bike....
Also bought a new Dr 650 last week.
Stuck at work at the moment so can only pick it up 2 weeks time :(
I don't think that there are many new ones left now, so decided to get it while i could.
What colour did you get?.

Cheers.

Dave.

Thanx  :biggrin: According to the sales man at Suzuki South, they bought out the last 5. (Not sure if it's only for the Western Cape) There was a second hand 2011 White model for sale, that caught my eye, but some rusty spots had me thinking. ???
I got the grey model and you?
This bike handles beautiful on the sand, I think you got yourself a good bike def!!!  :thumleft:

Hi Zebra.
Cheers.

Dave.
thanks for the comments, aimed at Zebra ASSISTANT (I am Zebra)  :thumleft:
(just so none of the 11fiddy riders think I've gone and sold my 1150!  ;)
Cheers
Chris
Title: Re: New DR650SE
Post by: ZA on February 17, 2014, 08:09:00 am
Hi Zebra....
Congrats on the new bike....
Also bought a new Dr 650 last week.
Stuck at work at the moment so can only pick it up 2 weeks time :(
I don't think that there are many new ones left now, so decided to get it while i could.
What colour did you get?.

Cheers.

Dave.

Thanx  :biggrin: According to the sales man at Suzuki South, they bought out the last 5. (Not sure if it's only for the Western Cape) There was a second hand 2011 White model for sale, that caught my eye, but some rusty spots had me thinking. ???
I got the grey model and you?
This bike handles beautiful on the sand, I think you got yourself a good bike def!!!  :thumleft:

Hi Zebra.
I got a white one. I tried quite a few places up in  Gauteng, but the few that were left were all grey ones.
Now that i see the pics of yours, a grey one would have done just fine.

I'm pleased to hear the they handle well in sand. My 1200 was just too much for me in those conditions, so will now be relegated to long road trips.

Cheers.

Dave.

I went with the stock Bridgestone tires on the sand, didn't even deflate and it was GREAT!! I got off my Sertao which is almost 50kg heavier and the DR felt like a 450 under me. I think once you get a 1200 the DR will feel like a 250 :lol8:
Title: Re: New DR650SE
Post by: ZA on February 17, 2014, 08:13:02 am
Nice ! You will love the dr! Fit a decent size tank if you want to travel with it.

Dankie Woestynhond, haha avatar  :spitcoffee: dink jy die tank conversion is beter as 2 fuel bladders? Wat vir bande stel jy voor op die DR?
Title: Re: New DR650SE
Post by: lecap on February 17, 2014, 08:56:47 am
Riding a DR650SE in the dirt is like cheating :lol8:
Title: Re: New DR650SE
Post by: ZA on February 17, 2014, 11:50:49 am
Riding a DR650SE in the dirt is like cheating :lol8:


 :laughing4: =  :ricky:

Cheat.....maby, yes.............but FUN!!!!!!!!  O0
Title: Re: New DR650SE
Post by: Woestynhond on February 17, 2014, 08:40:47 pm
Nice ! You will love the dr! Fit a decent size tank if you want to travel with it.

Dankie Woestynhond, haha avatar  :spitcoffee: dink jy die tank conversion is beter as 2 fuel bladders? Wat vir bande stel jy voor op die DR?
Fitting a larger tank gives you more space for luggage etc... and it looks cooler too!
Bande hang af van wat jy die DR voor wil gebruik.
Title: Re: New DR650SE
Post by: ZA on February 18, 2014, 08:23:51 am
Nice ! You will love the dr! Fit a decent size tank if you want to travel with it.

Dankie Woestynhond, haha avatar  :spitcoffee: dink jy die tank conversion is beter as 2 fuel bladders? Wat vir bande stel jy voor op die DR?
Fitting a larger tank gives you more space for luggage etc... and it looks cooler too!
Bande hang af van wat jy die DR voor wil gebruik.

Grond pad, maar so veel as moontlik sand.... :ricky:
Title: Re: New DR650SE
Post by: Woestynhond on February 18, 2014, 10:00:59 am
Goeie bande vir grond en sand sal ek se is michelin T63 voor en agter asook mitas co2 agter Die michelins sal jou ook nogal goed dien op die teer ook! Kry natuurlike rubber extra heavy duty tubes, hulle is duur maar moeite werd en sit iets soos slime of fug it in tubes.
Daar is natuurlik baie ander bande maar die michelins is sekerlik die goedkoopste bande wat goed hou......maar net my opinie daar is baie ander wat sal stry......
Title: Re: New DR650SE
Post by: ZA on February 18, 2014, 11:53:06 am
Goeie bande vir grond en sand sal ek se is michelin T63 voor en agter asook mitas co2 agter Die michelins sal jou ook nogal goed dien op die teer ook! Kry natuurlike rubber extra heavy duty tubes, hulle is duur maar moeite werd en sit iets soos slime of fug it in tubes.
Daar is natuurlik baie ander bande maar die michelins is sekerlik die goedkoopste bande wat goed hou......maar net my opinie daar is baie ander wat sal stry......

Dankie, ek sal dan gou my Sertao verkoop, dan kan ek tires bekostig  :biggrin:
Title: Re: New DR650SE
Post by: Woestynhond on February 18, 2014, 12:07:42 pm
Jy het tyd om goeie koper te soek vir hom totdat die DR se bande klaar is! :imaposer:
Title: Re: New DR650SE
Post by: ZA on February 18, 2014, 12:14:03 pm
Jy het tyd om goeie koper te soek vir hom totdat die DR se bande klaar is! :imaposer:

 :laughing4:  :lol8: :laughing4:

Ek moet se, ek is beindruk met die bridgestones, maar iets wat meer kan grawe sal goed wees.
Title: Re: New DR650SE
Post by: chopperpilot on February 18, 2014, 03:23:26 pm
Goeie bande vir grond en sand sal ek se is michelin T63 voor en agter asook mitas co2 agter Die michelins sal jou ook nogal goed dien op die teer ook! Kry natuurlike rubber extra heavy duty tubes, hulle is duur maar moeite werd en sit iets soos slime of fug it in tubes.
Daar is natuurlik baie ander bande maar die michelins is sekerlik die goedkoopste bande wat goed hou......maar net my opinie daar is baie ander wat sal stry......
Ek het huidiglik TKC voor op, en 'n D606 agter. Baie tevrede. Dink ook aan die T 63 roete te volg. Dalk weer 'n TKC voor op! Net 'n bietjie duur!


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk (http://tapatalk.com/m?id=1)
Title: Re: New DR650SE
Post by: Vettie on February 18, 2014, 03:27:40 pm
Goeie bande vir grond en sand sal ek se is michelin T63 voor en agter asook mitas co2 agter Die michelins sal jou ook nogal goed dien op die teer ook! Kry natuurlike rubber extra heavy duty tubes, hulle is duur maar moeite werd en sit iets soos slime of fug it in tubes.
Daar is natuurlik baie ander bande maar die michelins is sekerlik die goedkoopste bande wat goed hou......maar net my opinie daar is baie ander wat sal stry......

Dankie, ek sal dan gou my Sertao verkoop, dan kan ek tires bekostig  :biggrin:

Wat het gebeur? Geen meer Sertao?

Why?
Title: Re: New DR650SE
Post by: ZA on February 19, 2014, 08:22:50 am
Goeie bande vir grond en sand sal ek se is michelin T63 voor en agter asook mitas co2 agter Die michelins sal jou ook nogal goed dien op die teer ook! Kry natuurlike rubber extra heavy duty tubes, hulle is duur maar moeite werd en sit iets soos slime of fug it in tubes.
Daar is natuurlik baie ander bande maar die michelins is sekerlik die goedkoopste bande wat goed hou......maar net my opinie daar is baie ander wat sal stry......

Dankie, ek sal dan gou my Sertao verkoop, dan kan ek tires bekostig  :biggrin:


Wat het gebeur? Geen meer Sertao?

Why?


 :lol8: Ek het gewonder wanneer jy gaan reageer op die thread. Daai D#$nerse Sertao gee so baie probleme, lek olie, water pomp lek, starter gebreuk...Doen jouself n guns vettie, doen n bike conversion....before it's to late!!! Die DR is amper 50kg ligter en al wat dit nie het nie is ABS en heated grips (nie dat dit my slapelose nagte gee nie) Hoe vorder die plaas koop? :deal:
Title: Re: New DR650SE
Post by: fredda on February 19, 2014, 08:33:33 am
Baie geluk met jou DR Zebra Assistant! Glo jy sal aangenaam verras wees en die DR baie geniet.  :ricky:
Title: Re: New DR650SE
Post by: Vettie on February 19, 2014, 08:34:55 am
Goeie bande vir grond en sand sal ek se is michelin T63 voor en agter asook mitas co2 agter Die michelins sal jou ook nogal goed dien op die teer ook! Kry natuurlike rubber extra heavy duty tubes, hulle is duur maar moeite werd en sit iets soos slime of fug it in tubes.
Daar is natuurlik baie ander bande maar die michelins is sekerlik die goedkoopste bande wat goed hou......maar net my opinie daar is baie ander wat sal stry......

Dankie, ek sal dan gou my Sertao verkoop, dan kan ek tires bekostig  :biggrin:


Wat het gebeur? Geen meer Sertao?

Why?


 :lol8: Ek het gewonder wanneer jy gaan reageer op die thread. Daai D#$nerse Sertao gee so baie probleme, lek olie, water pomp lek, starter gebreuk...Doen jouself n guns vettie, doen n bike conversion....before it's to late!!! Die DR is amper 50kg ligter en al wat dit nie het nie is ABS en heated grips (nie dat dit my slapelose nagte gee nie) Hoe vorder die plaas koop? :deal:


Dis jammer. Myne het selfde issues gehad, maar alles is onder waarborg herstel. Sy ry nou eers lekker!
Title: Re: New DR650SE
Post by: ZA on February 19, 2014, 08:52:58 am
Goeie bande vir grond en sand sal ek se is michelin T63 voor en agter asook mitas co2 agter Die michelins sal jou ook nogal goed dien op die teer ook! Kry natuurlike rubber extra heavy duty tubes, hulle is duur maar moeite werd en sit iets soos slime of fug it in tubes.
Daar is natuurlik baie ander bande maar die michelins is sekerlik die goedkoopste bande wat goed hou......maar net my opinie daar is baie ander wat sal stry......

Dankie, ek sal dan gou my Sertao verkoop, dan kan ek tires bekostig  :biggrin:


Wat het gebeur? Geen meer Sertao?

Why?


 :lol8: Ek het gewonder wanneer jy gaan reageer op die thread. Daai D#$nerse Sertao gee so baie probleme, lek olie, water pomp lek, starter gebreuk...Doen jouself n guns vettie, doen n bike conversion....before it's to late!!! Die DR is amper 50kg ligter en al wat dit nie het nie is ABS en heated grips (nie dat dit my slapelose nagte gee nie) Hoe vorder die plaas koop? :deal:


Dis jammer. Myne het selfde issues gehad, maar alles is onder waarborg herstel. Sy ry nou eers lekker!


Ek het dit nog onder waarborg, ek kort net tyd om dit na Donford toe neem. My punt is, waarborg of nie, BMW moet teen hierdie tyd n bike uit bring sonder K@K. Hoe kan jy n goeie bike soos die Dakar maak en dan afdraend donner..... ???
Ek het n klient n tydjie terug by die winkel gehaad met sy Sertao, en die fender het af geneek. Volgens hom het BMW gese dit was n factory default...maar ek is seker as hy in die hospitaal gele het sou hulle seker sy mediese onkostis ook gedek het.

Search your feelings Vettie, you know this to be true  :biggrin:.............
Title: Re: New DR650SE
Post by: DerekW on March 25, 2014, 09:00:30 pm
Hi zebra
I also bought a DR in dec and enjoying every moment......have you managed to find anyone in SA that can supply DR protection like bash plates etc

Title: Re: New DR650SE
Post by: chopperpilot on March 25, 2014, 09:58:48 pm
Hi zebra
I also bought a DR in dec and enjoying every moment......have you managed to find anyone in SA that can supply DR protection like bash plates etc
Bashplates...LeCap on the Forum, or PSP Racing.

PSP Racing also make a nice luggage rack.


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
Title: Re: New DR650SE
Post by: lecap on March 26, 2014, 11:15:58 am
I am busy fabricating bash plates. It willmost likely be the last batch. Two still available.

There are pictures somewhere:

They are made from 5083 sheet (that's the stuff the Yankees make the M 113 APC (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M113) from :lol8:
Flexible mounts on existing mounting points on the frame means excellent shock absorption, low noise, no vibration cracks, no problems to remove the bash plate if it has taken a beating and no paint damage caused by clamps on the frame cradle.

They cover the sump, oil filter & alternator housing, foot peg brackets and the suspension lever and keep grass and branches from snagging the foot brake pedal and gear shift lever.

Self draining, no mud and water accumulates in the plate.

Cut out to access the sump plug.

Mountings recessed and protected from damage.

Mounting hardware high tensile steel with mil grade cadmium plating.

R 2,800