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About these Dr 650's?
« on: November 13, 2011, 07:19:49 pm »
Hi dogs. A mate of mine picked up his DR650 today, can you guys tell me more about the bike i.e tank range, reliability, fuel comsump etc. I only know the KLR and am keen to help him with some info about his bike. Looks to me loke he must buy a new seat first :imaposer: jokes...any mods he needs to do? Thank you
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Re: About these Dr 650's?
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2011, 07:36:36 pm »
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Re: About these Dr 650's?
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2011, 08:36:40 pm »
Thanks, but i was kinda looking for a more personal perspective of the bike. Reading the stats from google doesnt tell me much more than what Suzuki wants me to hear...anyway will wait to read what other dogs have to say about the DR's.
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Re: About these Dr 650's?
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2011, 06:05:31 am »
handguards are required.
most of the rest is 'nice to have'
if he's got cash,  then:
IMS tank
braided front brake line
progressive fork springs

standard tank is 13l - you'll make friends with all the petrol pump attendants,
IMS is 19l,  good for about 350 - 400km.
 

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Re: About these Dr 650's?
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2011, 06:22:02 am »
TThe tank did look small, only 13 liters? Eish...will chat to him about an ims tank. Cheers...
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Re: About these Dr 650's?
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2011, 06:39:52 am »
there are many MANY more mods,
look at:  http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=32071.0
detailed list of mods,  how to,  costing etc.
 

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Re: About these Dr 650's?
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2011, 07:50:14 am »
She is a great bike.
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Re: About these Dr 650's?
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2011, 08:56:02 am »
She is a great bike.

This is the type of comments about the bike I am looking for but with a little more substance...I know the KLR boys love thier bikes and are always keen to tell people why they think the KLR is such a great bike...seems the DR boys are a bit more professional in thier commenting on the bike  :pot:
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Re: About these Dr 650's?
« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2011, 12:31:21 pm »
KLR and DR is the same, just different brands, same reliability, although the KLR has the bigger tank as std, siome say DR more reliable because of aircooling, some say the liquid cooling on the KLR works better in sand.

Never heard of any one complaining about them unless it was speed related....

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Re: About these Dr 650's?
« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2011, 05:10:19 pm »
Basic, oil cooled assisted, soft ride, smooth engine, crashes well, cheap to maintain, shit seat.

About sums it up.
 

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Re: About these Dr 650's?
« Reply #10 on: November 14, 2011, 05:39:29 pm »
handguards are required.
most of the rest is 'nice to have'
if he's got cash,  then:
IMS tank
braided front brake line
progressive fork springs

standard tank is 13l - you'll make friends with all the petrol pump attendants,
IMS is 19l,  good for about 350 - 400km.

I would add a lecap bash plate to the required list and possibly some decent tyres to the "if he's got cash" list
 

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Re: About these Dr 650's?
« Reply #11 on: November 15, 2011, 06:19:51 am »
Basic, oil cooled assisted, soft ride, smooth engine, crashes well, cheap to maintain, shit seat.

About sums it up.
Ha ha ha pretty much the same thoughts i had... :imaposer:
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Re: About these Dr 650's?
« Reply #12 on: November 15, 2011, 06:24:14 am »
I would add a lecap bash plate to the required list and possibly some decent tyres to the "if he's got cash" list

right you are,  griffin,  not sure how i forgot about that.
mine has paid for itself with all the knocks it's taken...

i would also add a rear rack onto the list,
mine is in daily use.

bottom line is that the dr is a brilliant base to build an awesome ds bike from.
 

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Re: About these Dr 650's?
« Reply #13 on: November 15, 2011, 03:08:02 pm »
My mat eseems very happy with his. I think he got a good deal becuase he swopped his road bike (kak) for the Suzuki, now he will be joining me in Sani in December. Beats riding on tar every bloody day  :deal:

Also got my boss to buy a KTM (but he is keeping his road bike) , so now I have people to ride with in the bush instead of going solo all the time...happy days, oh happy days...
Oh when the Spurs, go marching in, oh when the Spurs go marching in, oh Lord I want to be in that number, oh when the Spurs go marching in.

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