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Meester DR
« on: June 07, 2014, 10:26:51 am »
Te veel geld + DR 650 =
 

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Re: Meester DR
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2014, 10:33:19 am »
Wow!  :drif: Ek het nie gedink die DR kan so mal lyk nie, nuwe insperasie vir looks. Dankie  :thumleft:
 

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Re: Meester DR
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2014, 11:09:36 am »
Like  :biggrin:
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Re: Meester DR
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2014, 11:09:54 am »
Blikemmer!! Daai is vir my mooi hoor!  :drif: :drif: :drif:

Dalk as my DR eendag groot genoeg is vir sy bestuur lisensie lyk hy so, maar vir nou is hy nog eers op doeke.  :imaposer:
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Re: Meester DR
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2014, 11:15:28 am »
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Re: Meester DR
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2014, 11:26:32 am »
I often sit and drool over the Dr 650 goodies on the Procycle.us website, but I've decided that if I wanted a KTM690, I'd rather buy one, rather than turning my DR into something that will make it lose what attracted me to it in the first place, i.e. the simplicity and reliability. Except for the suspension. I need to get that uprated.
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Re: Meester DR
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2014, 11:45:49 am »
Wonder if they sorted 3rd gear with that 790 kit?  I am happy with the looks of my DR , doing the 790 conversion, big valve head and pumper carbie oh and just to be sure the 3rd gear is high on my wish list! First on the list is money of course! ;D
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Re: Meester DR
« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2014, 12:00:26 pm »
One day I promise, I will read that article, but for now I cant get past the photos!
Awesome looking DR!
 

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Re: Meester DR
« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2014, 03:55:54 pm »
I often sit and drool over the Dr 650 goodies on the Procycle.us website, but I've decided that if I wanted a KTM690, I'd rather buy one, rather than turning my DR into something that will make it lose what attracted me to it in the first place, i.e. the simplicity and reliability. Except for the suspension. I need to get that uprated.

+1  :thumleft:
This is what I cannot understand about the "upgrade" boys. Rather spend the money upfront and buy a bike that was designed
for your intended use than trying to make an ktm 690 out of an XT,DR or Klr.
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Re: Meester DR
« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2014, 10:56:39 pm »
I participated in the Lowveld Dual Bike Adventure this weekend with my 15 year old DR 650. Did the black route, and didn't fall once. I'm not even half an Alfie Cox. Wilbers progressive on the front, and MP serviced shock on the back. TKC front, and D606 on the back. Serious deep sand sections. My fellow riders were impressed by the general performance of the DR in this technical environment. For the basic bike I paid R 22k in 2009. Engine standard, except for the FMF pipe. This wasn't a race, and most in my group were on 800/1200 BMWs. We had lots of fun! I don't need/want a high maintenance and expensive 690.


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Re: Meester DR
« Reply #10 on: June 07, 2014, 11:06:51 pm »
Every time I get back on to my DR 650 after riding any other bike I am always pleasantly surprised by the handling and engine character.
I feel more confident on my DR than on my XR650R in sand and hardcore offroad situations. But this might just be the lack of experience with my XR.

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Re: Meester DR
« Reply #11 on: June 08, 2014, 01:09:14 pm »
 :thumleft:
I participated in the Lowveld Dual Bike Adventure this weekend with my 15 year old DR 650. Did the black route, and didn't fall once. I'm not even half an Alfie Cox. Wilbers progressive on the front, and MP serviced shock on the back. TKC front, and D606 on the back. Serious deep sand sections. My fellow riders were impressed by the general performance of the DR in this technical environment. For the basic bike I paid R 22k in 2009. Engine standard, except for the FMF pipe. This wasn't a race, and most in my group were on 800/1200 BMWs. We had lots of fun! I don't need/want a high maintenance and expensive 690.



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« Reply #12 on: June 08, 2014, 03:48:26 pm »
In the right company, the DR will be awesome. If you adventure travel in a group that ride at racing speeds with 450/690 KTMs, the DR will be disappointing. The DR's engine is unstressed at 120 - 130 km/h on tar, and suspension is comfortably doing 100 - 110 on good gravel. It is still geared for slow technical challenges. What I have observed during the LDBA, is that many of the faster riders (amateurs) on expensive machinary have regular tumbles. What's the use of having an expensive machine then?

The DR 650 SE must be the biggest adventure biking secret, and the bike which gives you the most bang for your buck!


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Re: Meester DR
« Reply #13 on: June 10, 2014, 09:56:14 am »
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The DR 650 SE must be the biggest adventure biking secret, and the bike which gives you the most bang for your buck!
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Re: Meester DR
« Reply #14 on: June 10, 2014, 10:38:12 am »
...
The DR 650 SE must be the biggest adventure biking secret, and the bike which gives you the most bang for your buck!
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Psssst! Don't tell anyone. We'll expel you from the Secret Suzuki  Society!

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Meester DR
« Reply #15 on: June 10, 2014, 07:02:28 pm »
Enjoying the DR 650 SE!


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Re: Meester DR
« Reply #16 on: June 11, 2014, 06:23:43 am »
Nice picha chopperpilot!  :thumleft:
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Re: Meester DR
« Reply #17 on: June 11, 2014, 09:44:53 am »
Nice picha chopperpilot!  :thumleft:
Dankie!

Afgelope naweek by die Lowveld Dual Bike Adventure gaan ry!


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Re: Meester DR
« Reply #18 on: July 17, 2014, 09:41:43 am »
&%#@*!!!! maar dis mooi!  :drif: :drif: :drif: :drif: :drif:
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