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New DR650SE
« 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
I want to upgrade and fix the small glitches before doing some serious offroading. 
 

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Re: New DR650SE
« Reply #1 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.
 

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Re: New DR650SE
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2014, 02:52:42 pm »
that bike i am most sorry off the lot that i sold it.  :'(

but  :useless:
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Re: New DR650SE
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2014, 06:37:34 pm »
Enjoy your new bike.  Congrats!
 

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Re: New DR650SE
« Reply #4 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
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.


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Re: New DR650SE
« Reply #5 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:
 

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Re: New DR650SE
« Reply #6 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:
 

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Re: New DR650SE
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2014, 08:26:02 pm »
 :thumleft:
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Re: New DR650SE
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2014, 07:15:46 am »
Very nice bike, ZA  :thumleft:

Many happy miles with it!
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Re: New DR650SE
« Reply #9 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.
 

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Re: New DR650SE
« Reply #10 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
 

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Re: New DR650SE
« Reply #11 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.
and she said " What are you doin today ? ".
and I said " Nothing ".
and she said " But you did that yesterday ".
and I said "I haven`t finished yet ".
 

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Re: New DR650SE
« Reply #12 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
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Re: New DR650SE
« Reply #13 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:
 

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Re: New DR650SE
« Reply #14 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?
 

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Re: New DR650SE
« Reply #15 on: February 17, 2014, 08:56:47 am »
Riding a DR650SE in the dirt is like cheating :lol8:
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Re: New DR650SE
« Reply #16 on: February 17, 2014, 11:50:49 am »
Riding a DR650SE in the dirt is like cheating :lol8:


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Re: New DR650SE
« Reply #17 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.
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and she said " What are you doin today ? ".
and I said " Nothing ".
and she said " But you did that yesterday ".
and I said "I haven`t finished yet ".
 

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Re: New DR650SE
« Reply #18 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:
 

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Re: New DR650SE
« Reply #19 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......
and she said " What are you doin today ? ".
and I said " Nothing ".
and she said " But you did that yesterday ".
and I said "I haven`t finished yet ".