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Old 12-06-2012, 01:39 AM   #13854
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Location: Austria "Mostviertel"
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Originally Posted by catweasel67 View Post

Bikeless in Vienna here :(

I'm narrowing my next bike choice down and number one on the list is a DR Big. The price is right, they're available (although in fairly limited supply), they're funky enough etc etc. I'm up to page 50 in this thread and I've a lot of pages to go so if this is 205 my apologies :)

So, intro done, question time;
Right now I'm wondering what the differences, just the big ones, are between a SR42 and an SR43.
Is it worth hanging on for one model over the other?
Is there a buyer's guide buried in this thread that I've not found so far?

thanks in advance for your answers :)
hey catweasel,

there is an used buyers guide for the DR 800 at motorradonline

i have 2 sr42´s, and what i can tell you is, that they are very rare here in austria, so getting used parts is a PITA. i was looking for a second sr42 for a long time and found one this august in upper austria. i paid 1000euros for it, needed new battery and tyres.
i´m no expert on the sr43, but AFAIK the main difference is a smaller fuel tank, auto-decomp and the new styling.
for me, some must do´s are steel brake lines and tuned suspenison in the front with fork brace.

have you seen this one already?

greetings from wieselburg
92' Suzuki DR 800, 00' Buell M2
07' Husky TE 450, 95´ Ducati 916, 92´Ducati 900SS

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