Originally Posted by jack82
Hi fellas........I'm thinking about getting a DR for a bit of offroad touring.I have a Gas Gas EC300 and an XR650R for the real dirty stuff but have just broken my right ankle so won't be kickstarting for a while.
If I could get a DR close to the XR's performance I'd be happy.
Would a big bore/cammed/carbed/piped DR have similar performance?
Is the Ricor shock/fork valve combo a good setup?
The opinion that seems to be the most prevalent around here is that the suspension is the weakest link. You'll be spending a ton of money and getting a lot done inside that engine to get the HP and torque up to an XR650R's level. However, you can spend a couple hundred bucks and get your forks completely re-done to be pretty solid.