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Offline lecap

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Re: DR1200
« Reply #20 on: September 07, 2016, 10:21:32 am »
Forget a 1200, use the 650 mill and make it 30kg lighter with decent suspension.

Give the 650 efi to make it Euro4 compliant, put on a 16l plastic tank and leave everything else as it was.

If you want better suspension then modify it or buy a 690. The standard suspension works for 95% of the owners 95% of the time. It does not make sense to make a bike R20,000 more expensive, more failure prone and more difficult to service and repair (USD forks) just to make a few buyers happy. The OEM rear shock is not bad at all. Get a stiffer spring or a gym contract if you're fat. And maybe get the damper re - valved.

And sorry but a DR 30kg lighter is simply not realistic. You would likely struggle to get more than 15kg off and that would come with a hefty price tag for an aluminium chassis and the loss of the bikes suitability as a DS bike as in flimsy sub - frame which snaps off as soon as it has to carry more than a beach towel.
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Re: DR1200
« Reply #21 on: September 07, 2016, 08:53:18 pm »
Urm, Capie, I think he was referring to the Strom 650 motor as apposed to the 1200/1000.
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Re: DR1200
« Reply #22 on: October 05, 2016, 12:39:17 am »
2017 VStrom 1oooXT
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Re: DR1200
« Reply #23 on: October 05, 2016, 05:46:50 am »
wanted to place my order , but couldnt find a Zook shop in Jozi ???
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Re: DR1200
« Reply #24 on: October 06, 2016, 10:37:14 am »
2017 VStrom 1oooXT

Now that in burned orange  :drif:
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Re: DR1200
« Reply #25 on: October 06, 2016, 11:08:01 am »
i think that yellow is schweet :thumleft:
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Offline DR BIG 750

Re: DR1200
« Reply #26 on: October 06, 2016, 11:09:54 am »
spokes :thumleft:  my 2015 rims are faarked from potholes dont take the strom on dirt. but great tourer
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