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Old 08-22-2013, 06:26 PM   #7981
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Nice pics and I am sure a GREAT ride.
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Old 08-22-2013, 07:08 PM   #7982
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Old 08-23-2013, 10:11 AM   #7983
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Are those stock forks?

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Old 08-23-2013, 10:35 AM   #7984
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Maybe you could post a few more pics of your bike, cjracer....
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Old 08-23-2013, 05:34 PM   #7985
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Maybe you could post a few more pics of your bike, cjracer....
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Old 08-24-2013, 10:51 AM   #7986
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Old 08-24-2013, 11:44 AM   #7987
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I wish I had an audio file of the landing!
There was more noise from my yippees in Helmet than landing noise. No bottom outs.
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Old 08-25-2013, 10:00 PM   #7988
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Old 08-26-2013, 02:00 AM   #7989
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Old 08-26-2013, 03:48 AM   #7990
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Old 08-27-2013, 05:40 PM   #7991
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Old 08-28-2013, 10:52 PM   #7992
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Old 08-30-2013, 06:01 AM   #7993
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Old 08-31-2013, 01:27 PM   #7994
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Old 08-31-2013, 01:38 PM   #7995
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Thumb Don't hesitate, find yourself one.

1) How does it handle on road... mostly freeway?
I have the 650 (bought it new in '08, on my second one [see #5, below]), it's easily flickable, peg-scrapable (not recommended, tho') & very comfortable on the slab for long hours. I've never had any hesitation passing big rigs at 80~90+, and did do triple-digits in MT carrying a full load of camping gear. It seemed to me like the engine had more to give than my nerves could stand, so I backed off, but it felt totally fine at speed. Oh, and that also goes for pounding rainstorms, I've been through more than a few on just the stock rubber, never stopped me.

2) what is the sitting posture for someone (me) 6'3"?
I am also 6'3" @ 185 lbs. & found the Tall Suzuki windscreen on the Madstad Bracket fully cranked up is ideal for me. What buffeting ? The posture is one of being upright, which my aged and at times tricky back muscles appreciate, especially the 500+ mile days. It's been called a standard bike in dual-sport clothing. I guess so, anyhow, the posture is standard because of it, which to me is a very good thing.

3) I see a lot of them in offroads, how do they handle on dirt?
I'd agree with all that was said before about this, having been on hard dirt, packed & loose gravel, hard sand, sugar sand (as it's known here) and mud, both unladen and hauling gear. It's not ideal, but can do it capably, the 650 probably better than it's larger cousin at trail speeds. Stand up, lean forward, be committed, not shy. Not a problem, though your first hours of practice may seem a bit puckered, depending on the surface you are on. I went fully-loaded on camping treks, no complaints & never went down. It did whatever I asked of it.

4) 1000cc vs 650cc, i do more commuting would the 1000 be better for me?
That likely depends on your preference for power & the conditions of your commute, both the roads & the traffic volume. I find the 650 ideal in this hostile urban ghettoburbia.

5) one reason you would rebuy one!
Because some idiot woman turned left into me and crushed the first one !

Enjoy, you will not regret it.

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