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Old 10-09-2011, 12:52 PM   #1
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Where are the singles?

I've been looking to find a big single for my next ride and singles are pretty much limited to dirt bikes these days. I haven't seen any out there any longer, gone are the days of big velocettes, and goldstars. I would like to keep it as simple as possible with air/oil cooling, and as you can see in my tag line I already own a DR650, so as for road thumpers what are my choices for 650cc and bigger?
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Old 10-09-2011, 01:08 PM   #2
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Suzuki S40 is one.
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Old 10-09-2011, 01:46 PM   #3
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Suzuki S40 is one.
Ditto! The Suzuki Savage is a nice little cruiser.
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Old 10-09-2011, 01:34 PM   #4
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Old 10-09-2011, 03:59 PM   #5
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Old 10-09-2011, 04:33 PM   #6
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I saw that in cycleword a couple of months back, that motor is really great looking to bad the bike isn't. Some subtle changes would make it look a lot better, I'll have to keep my open for a good used one for sure. Does anyone know what carb comes on the bike, mechanical of cv carb?
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Old 10-18-2011, 05:14 PM   #7
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I saw that in cycleword a couple of months back, that motor is really great looking to bad the bike isn't. Some subtle changes would make it look a lot better, I'll have to keep my open for a good used one for sure. Does anyone know what carb comes on the bike, mechanical of cv carb?
You'd better be small - I'm 6'5" - for me it'd be "circus bear" time for sure

I like the looks of it, too - except from the rear

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Old 10-09-2011, 04:40 PM   #8
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Old 10-10-2011, 01:35 AM   #9
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Aprilia Pegaso was a nice bike, and there might be the odd new one lurking at a dealers. The BMW G650 uses a variation of that Rotax engine, although BMW are migrating the 650s to their parallel twin motor.
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Old 10-14-2011, 02:24 PM   #10
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Aprilia Pegaso was a nice bike, and there might be the odd new one lurking at a dealers. The BMW G650 uses a variation of that Rotax engine, although BMW are migrating the 650s to their parallel twin motor.

Actually, the single 650's have such a popular following that BMW brought them back as the G650's.
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Old 10-18-2011, 08:32 AM   #11
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It would be nice if Suzuki either put the Savage engine into a standard frame, or make a 500cc version of the TU.
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Old 10-18-2011, 10:33 AM   #12
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It would be nice if Suzuki either put the Savage engine into a standard frame, or make a 500cc version of the TU.

I was looking at the GS500 frame on my bench last night and thinking a DR650 lump would fit easily.....it would be so easy for Suzuki to build. Too bad nobody would buy it.
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Old 10-10-2011, 04:02 AM   #14
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Old 10-10-2011, 10:39 AM   #15
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