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Old 04-07-2012, 01:37 PM   #62551
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Thanks for the advice. Find I really have to hyperextend to get under the shift lever.
Did the spline move and will stick to road for a bit with new boots. As for now riding in the old and coming back with wet feet tomorrow.
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Old 04-07-2012, 01:44 PM   #62552
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what is the best year of Dr650se to look for?

Hello,
After reading threads on ADV. Rider for over a month now, I'm convinced that there will be a new or used Dr650se sitting in my driveway this spring. Is there any year or years that seem better than others to buy? I see the base gasket had some issue for a few years, any thing else? looking at the DR Thread, the bikes look unchanged for many years. I like that, why change things when something works? My friends want me to buy a KLR, but I like the simplicity of my old XT 500 Yammy and looks to me that the Dr650se is the one to buy for my riding.

If I buy a new 2012 model, What kind of deals are you guys getting? The MSRP is $5999.00 it looks to me. I live by Spokane, WA. is it worth the drive to say Seattle or Portland? I would pay the extra for the 5 year extended warranty. Do admit to, Not finding any used bikes here, unless I go for a KLR. Thanks for any info. VM.
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Old 04-07-2012, 01:49 PM   #62553
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Old 04-07-2012, 01:57 PM   #62554
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Lowered pegs might help a little but the one thing that will make the biggest difference in this case is a set of Pivot Pegz.
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Old 04-07-2012, 02:06 PM   #62555
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Hello,
After reading threads on ADV. Rider for over a month now, I'm convinced that there will be a new or used Dr650se sitting in my driveway this spring. ...

If I buy a new 2012 model, What kind of deals are you guys getting? The MSRP is $5999.00 it looks to me. I live by Spokane, WA. is it worth the drive to say Seattle or Portland? I would pay the extra for the 5 year extended warranty. Do admit to, Not finding any used bikes here, unless I go for a KLR. Thanks for any info. VM.
Try searchtempest.com with a 350 mile radius, which will include Seattle and Portland. This isn't the best time of year to find a great deal, but you can still do much better buying used rather than new. E.g.,

http://seattle.craigslist.org/skc/mcy/2944883430.html
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Old 04-07-2012, 02:36 PM   #62556
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Hello,
After reading threads on ADV. Rider for over a month now, I'm convinced that there will be a new or used Dr650se sitting in my driveway this spring. Is there any year or years that seem better than others to buy? I see the base gasket had some issue for a few years, any thing else? looking at the DR Thread, the bikes look unchanged for many years. I like that, why change things when something works? My friends want me to buy a KLR, but I like the simplicity of my old XT 500 Yammy and looks to me that the Dr650se is the one to buy for my riding.

If I buy a new 2012 model, What kind of deals are you guys getting? The MSRP is $5999.00 it looks to me. I live by Spokane, WA. is it worth the drive to say Seattle or Portland? I would pay the extra for the 5 year extended warranty. Do admit to, Not finding any used bikes here, unless I go for a KLR. Thanks for any info. VM.
2003 and up are good, if you look at a 2003, make sure it has the metal base gasket, look around the base of the jug and you will find a metal tang sticking out.
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Old 04-07-2012, 02:48 PM   #62557
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They'll set you back about $400, but I've read good things about the HT SL racks and Mojave bags for a neat, no-fuss set up:

http://www.happy-trail.com/Mojave-So...Bags-Pair.aspx

More here:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=758746

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Old 04-07-2012, 02:53 PM   #62558
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New seat

I sent my seat off to seat concepts, can't wait to get it back. I've got a 500 mile DS ride on 5/5 -5/6, that should be a good test.
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Old 04-07-2012, 03:16 PM   #62559
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Thanks for the offer but there's really no need. I have the lowered Pivot Pegz combo on my own DR and would never go back to the stock peg setup.
Do you have to do something with the brake lever when you use the lower pegs?
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Old 04-07-2012, 03:23 PM   #62560
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Hello,
After reading threads on ADV. Rider for over a month now, I'm convinced that there will be a new or used Dr650se sitting in my driveway this spring. Is there any year or years that seem better than others to buy? I see the base gasket had some issue for a few years, any thing else? looking at the DR Thread, the bikes look unchanged for many years. I like that, why change things when something works? My friends want me to buy a KLR, but I like the simplicity of my old XT 500 Yammy and looks to me that the Dr650se is the one to buy for my riding.

If I buy a new 2012 model, What kind of deals are you guys getting? The MSRP is $5999.00 it looks to me. I live by Spokane, WA. is it worth the drive to say Seattle or Portland? I would pay the extra for the 5 year extended warranty. Do admit to, Not finding any used bikes here, unless I go for a KLR. Thanks for any info. VM.
KLRs are fine bikes. I bought the DR over the KLR because I wanted a more dirt oriented machine than the KLR. KLR is 70/30 seventy percent road/30 percent off road. The DR does not have a radiator with its associated waterpump, hoses etc. to break. The KLR is heavier by about a hundred pounds. I did not want the big fairing that the KLR has. And the DR IMHO is prettier. Each rider has to decide on a machine based on its intended use. Are you going to ride more on road or off road? Will the height of the DR or KLR bother you? Let me end this section with saying both are good simple machines that will give the rider years of fun. The DR is a compromise between an road bike and off road machine. It does both adequately, but not as well as a dedicated road bike does on the road, or a dirt bike does off the tarmac. I love my DR, she does what I want her to.
A couple of things to consider about the year model to buy. Another inmate has already mentioned the 2003s having the metal base gasket between the top of the engine and bottom of the engine. The paper gasket is known to leak. If you do not want to mess with that buy an 03 or later. I read somewhere that some of the 03s had the paper gasket too. As another inmate said there is a little metal tab that sticks out that is the clue that it has the metal gasket. Another concern is 3rd gear bombing with some of the machines. This is a rare happening, but from what I have read, it happens enough to be concerned about. When 3rd gear goes, it often causes serious case damage and the cases are not cheap. Suzuki redesigned the gear system for the 06 models and again for the 08 models. So this may be a factor in the year model you purchase. It made a difference to me so I bought the 09 model. Well I have rambled on enough. Good luck in your quest for a dual sport. They are really fun. Roger
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Old 04-07-2012, 03:26 PM   #62561
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First use of NEW, stiff off road boots are always a challenge, very weird feeling ... but hang in ... you will adapt to them. This is common and well known. Buying a bunch of stuff you don't really need is fine ... but a couple days riding on the bike using the new boots ... all will be fine.

Golng up one spline on the shift lever can help (it's what I do) but mostly you'll need to get used to the numb feel with the Dirt bike boots on your feet. They won't really break in all that much (plastic guards prevent this) but your brain will adapt over time and miles, re-learn muscle memory. Takes a day or two riding for most.

Good news regards new boots is they can save broken toes, ankle or foot and even Tibia ... but are very awkward at first.

BTW, if you want them to be waterproof ... use SNO-SEAL on the leather, bake in a very low oven (125F max) for 10 minutes. Do this every season. Dry feet.
I have wanted to get some riding boots for years but have very wide calfs. Any company make a good boot with room for wide calfs at the top?
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Old 04-07-2012, 03:40 PM   #62562
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I didn't know they still made those things. Will check for them on procycle. Thanks
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Old 04-07-2012, 03:49 PM   #62563
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I have wanted to get some riding boots for years but have very wide calfs. Any company make a good boot with room for wide calfs at the top?
I just pulled the tape out and my calfs are 20 inches and when I got my boots I ask for large calf boots, most of the companys have wide sizes and larger calfs sizes dont forget the socks and pants inside the boots.
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Old 04-07-2012, 03:52 PM   #62564
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Divers use plastic bags on hands and feet to get tight wetsuits on, slip right on.
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Old 04-07-2012, 04:00 PM   #62565
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Do you have to do something with the brake lever when you use the lower pegs?
Go here, look at the last pic in post #22, then read down from there:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...=634746&page=2
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