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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #3920 on: August 08, 2017, 10:29:08 am »

Gérrard, sy het nie net een nie, maar twee. Sy word nou 'n "collector"  :)
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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #3921 on: March 12, 2018, 04:57:06 pm »
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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #3922 on: March 12, 2018, 10:34:02 pm »
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Ek sien jy't chopperpilot se DR650 gekoop - flip daardie een is 'n beaut! Well done en lekker ry  :thumleft:
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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #3923 on: March 12, 2018, 10:55:53 pm »
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Ek sien jy't chopperpilot se DR650 gekoop - flip daardie een is 'n beaut! Well done en lekker ry  :thumleft:
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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #3924 on: March 13, 2018, 07:15:34 am »
Ai, baie jammer. Ek kan nog steeds nie een van myne laat gaan nie, en ek dink klaar aan nog een  :3some:
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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #3925 on: March 13, 2018, 08:28:28 am »
Ai, baie jammer. Ek kan nog steeds nie een van myne laat gaan nie, en ek dink klaar aan nog een  :3some:
Miskien moet jy jou volgende een n motard maak vir die commute elke dag. :deal: :thumleft:
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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #3926 on: March 13, 2018, 09:33:55 am »
Ai, baie jammer. Ek kan nog steeds nie een van myne laat gaan nie, en ek dink klaar aan nog een  :3some:
Hoeveel DRs en ander motorfietse het jy nou? :o
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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #3927 on: March 13, 2018, 12:13:13 pm »
@ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS Ek is nie so erg oor daardie wiele nie. Maar die een DR is wel 'n "dedicated commuter"

@chopperpilot 'n paar...  8)
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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #3928 on: March 14, 2018, 06:21:10 pm »
@ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS Ek is nie so erg oor daardie wiele nie. Maar die een DR is wel 'n "dedicated commuter"

@chopperpilot 'n paar...  8)



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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #3929 on: March 22, 2018, 08:18:07 pm »
In 2008 I bought a new DR650 and pretty much rode it around around SA (50 000km) when I got the chance - mostly solo. Last year I traded it on on a 1200GSA and did one or two trips to Natal and CT. The BMW really was a nice bike but I did miss the "go anywhere" nature of the DR. Anyway, a friend of mine had a DR650 with 5 000km on the clock which he also bought new so I asked him if he would like to swap bikes. To my surprise he agreed so once again I have a DR - do not think I will ever get rid of it again.

But I digress. The DR I now have had a SW Motech centre stand which I took off as I pretty have my own way of taking tyres off using just the side stand. If anyone would like it you are welcome to it - just reply on this thread. I really do not feel like posting it so would prefer if someone from Gauteng takes it or gets a mate who stays here to come and pick it up. I also have a Cowley exhaust, with the mid pipe, that I want to get rid of as well. It is loud! Also have an almost new titanium GSXR exhaust (very light) that I do not want. It is not the one that most people use on a DR but a slightly bigger one. And if you would like any of this just reply as in a week or two or it is going to be gotten rid of.

Whilst here thought I would take a moerse chance and see if there is anyone who has a "Screens for Bikes" screen (tinted) or a standard aftermarket (Sargeant or Corbin) seat for sale. Highly unlikely but worth a try!  :)
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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #3930 on: March 22, 2018, 08:35:38 pm »
Hi Rob,
I would really appreciate getting the centre stand from you.
I have one or two people in Gauteng who could fetch it for me.
I will send you a PM.
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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #3931 on: March 23, 2018, 06:58:10 am »
Hi Rob,
I would really appreciate getting the centre stand from you.
I have one or two people in Gauteng who could fetch it for me.
I will send you a PM.
Thank you
Okay, no problem - just give me a chance till this evening  and we will sort something out.

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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #3932 on: March 26, 2018, 12:30:44 pm »
Aftermarket seats are unheard of in SA. Even stock 2nd hand are super scarce.

Eikeboom on here, once made a good and affordable screen for the DR, similar to the imported screens for bikes.


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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #3933 on: March 26, 2018, 02:42:12 pm »
There is also a generic combined fairing and screen that fits on both DRs and XRs. I don't really like the look - can't get it in purple - but it's better than the BMW XChallenge screen the Gent is currently sporting.

Purple Gentleman, with the BMW screen, and Blue, a.k.a. "the new bike with the blue seat" because although a 2009 DR650, it must still reach 5,000 km. Gent is a 2014 model but a veteran of about 55,000 km. You can see which one gets to do most gravel :biggrin:

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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #3934 on: April 09, 2018, 01:53:57 pm »


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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #3935 on: April 09, 2018, 03:25:09 pm »
http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=221901.msg4035771#msg4035771

the story of how my DR came home to roost  :biggrin:   :ricky:

Eish what a process. Enjoy the DR650! You are going to have great fun in the bush what that one  :ricky:
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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #3936 on: May 28, 2019, 11:29:16 am »
Little bit of thread resurrection.

I'm a newbie and have take quite the liking to adv riding and after lots of reading and comparing I've decided that the DR 650 is the bike for me. I'm only wanting to get one at the end of the year coz I have a baby on the way and don't want to worry SWAMBO with bikes (she likes them, just doesn't like my timing).

Problem I've found is that these things are dam scarce in SA from what I can see. I might be able to get a secondhand one from 2013 or less but there are only a select few up for grabs. Can anyone help me find out why? They still sell in europe even though they are ancient.
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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #3937 on: May 28, 2019, 11:43:37 am »
Little bit of thread resurrection.

I'm a newbie and have take quite the liking to adv riding and after lots of reading and comparing I've decided that the DR 650 is the bike for me. I'm only wanting to get one at the end of the year coz I have a baby on the way and don't want to worry SWAMBO with bikes (she likes them, just doesn't like my timing).

Problem I've found is that these things are dam scarce in SA from what I can see. I might be able to get a secondhand one from 2013 or less but there are only a select few up for grabs. Can anyone help me find out why? They still sell in europe even though they are ancient.
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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #3938 on: May 28, 2019, 11:57:59 am »
Thank you!

It's driving me mad because one of the biggest factors of getting a bike is for it to be cheap to maintain, spares easy to find etc. I worry that this is not the case with these bikes and that's super upsetting,


Need some feedback on the DR650 vets here, what's your experience been?
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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #3939 on: May 28, 2019, 12:50:32 pm »
I've had DR 650 SEs for a number of years. :thumleft:

From 1996 till current (overseas) mechanically the same bike. Headlight shroud changed around 2000. ;)

Condition and milage should be your concerns, and not year model ;)

Spares can still be bought from Suzuki. Service parts are generic items.

You'll hardly need any body parts, as they crash well. Fit hand guards. :thumleft:

The 1998 and early 1999 models had a solid gear instead of the starter clutch. Easy to whip off the LH engine casing to inspect, but I doubt if you'll find many of that vintage still around. :'(

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