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View Results: DR650 riders,Whats your age
Under 19 2 1.79%
20-29 11 9.82%
30-39 17 15.18%
40-49 29 25.89%
50-59 36 32.14%
60+ 17 15.18%
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Old 11-30-2012, 12:06 PM   #1
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DR650 owners, whats your age?

I saw somebody doing this in the GS thread, and was interested about our bikes. I believe I am one of the youngest dr650 owners on this site, just turned 23. Most of my friends ride ducatis or some form of sport/naked bike. They usually try to convince me to sell my dr... That will never happen!
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Old 11-30-2012, 12:17 PM   #2
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Location: Michigan/Indiana border
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28. Bought my 1st DR at age 26.

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Old 11-30-2012, 04:58 PM   #3
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Location: Spacecoaster FL
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I turned 40 this past summer. I've been wanting a DR for several years. I finally added one to the stable last September. I may get a new one, as well as a few other bikes, this year or next. I have to buy a house first though. The 1-car garage at my apartment is getting crowded.
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Old 11-30-2012, 05:45 PM   #4
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Location: Philippines and Seattle
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Well, I am 72, got my 2009 in October 2010. After riding mine my son age 33 picked up his 2007.
My DR 650 is in Seattle, I am now in the Philippines. I am in the process of importing it here, something that is not easy.
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Old 11-30-2012, 09:52 PM   #5
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Location: central Illinois (Bloomington)
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Im 52 and bought my 2003 in March of 2011 with 4400 miles.

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Old 11-30-2012, 10:37 PM   #6
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Location: Lebanon Oregon
Oddometer: 1,234

Rode my CB250 Adventure bike 35K before getting the DR. The little Honda twin has 4" of fork travel.

I'm 63 and got my 2006 DR 3 1/2 years ago with 4K miles. It now has 50K miles and still going.

Two pictures of 4 old guys riding back from the Pacific Ocean to I-5 in Oregon. Three DR650se and a 650 V-Strom.

This is near Crooked River in Central Oregon Spring Break camping/riding with a bunch of old guys.

Central Oregon solo camping near hwy 395 Lake Abert area.

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Old 12-01-2012, 01:19 AM   #7
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Location: Waiuku, North Island, New Zealand.(godzone)
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I'm 51, got my 09 DR650se 2 years ago, I swapped a BMW F650 g/s for the DR & a VL 250 for my daughter. She learned to ride on the VL & has only recently sold it.
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Old 12-01-2012, 02:10 AM   #8
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Location: Chepstow, South Wales, UK
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39 1/2, just finishing a restoration, exhaust just finished.
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Old 12-01-2012, 02:14 AM   #9
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Location: Glasgow, Kentucky
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'08 DR650, '13 TU250X
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Old 12-01-2012, 02:18 AM   #10
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I'm 29.
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Old 12-01-2012, 05:30 AM   #11
plays well alone
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Location: between the Ozarks and the Ouachitas
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50; installed an FMF header and Intiminators last night, pumper carb and heated grips today.
By God, Woodrow; it's been one hell of a party.
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Old 12-01-2012, 06:01 AM   #12
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Location: East Bay
Oddometer: 83
66 and my son (23) and I regularly wrestle to see who gets to ride the DR!

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Old 12-01-2012, 06:46 AM   #13
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35 here...
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Old 12-01-2012, 08:46 AM   #14
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Joined: Mar 2009
Location: SW Iowa
Oddometer: 163
Turned 42 just a few days ago. Bought my DR650 about three months ago. Also in the garage are:

2011 Ducati Diavel Carbon
2009 Ducati 848 (track-only)
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Old 12-01-2012, 09:18 AM   #15
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Location: Tricities Washington
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65 years old here. I am thinking about a more dirt worthy dualsport but I may keep the DR for longer adv rides. It is as good as a 950 KTM on every surface but freeways.
I have the bike completely stripped for painting the frame and I'm going to shorten the travel on the RMZ450 forks and change fork oil to a lighter weight while I put everything back together. The frame will be gloss black hammer tone this time.

A good adventure bike will get you to where you wish you had a good dirt bike! (and back)
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