Originally Posted by badweatherbiker
Looking at trading my 2004 Yamaha FZ6 for a 1996 DR650 with low miles and looks to be in great condition, am I crazy?
The guy is asking 2700 for the bike and mine is worth a little more maybe 3000 - 3200.
The DR has a FMF pipe and has supposedly been jetted for it and everything else is stock. What should I look for, I commute 100 miles a day is this thing reliable and able enough to make it? about 20 of that is interstate travel the rest is back roads. What about tank range, the FZ will take me about 250 miles on a tank of gas what about the DR? I also get 50 mpgs is this about the same?
Ask for the stock exhaust if you're getting this DR. The FMF is MUCH louder than stock on the slab, especially if you don't re-pack it religiously. Pipes that need re-packing just don't make sense for a bike that racks up mileage. They're better left to dirtbikes, that measure their wear in HOURS.