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Old 04-26-2014, 03:27 PM   #1
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55 miles

New rider.1996 DR 350. rode 55 miles . loved the turns. looked where i wanted to go and powered out!. I am loving my new to me bike
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Old 04-26-2014, 09:33 PM   #2
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Great bike!
Tomorrow you need to ride another 55 miles minimum.
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Old 04-26-2014, 09:37 PM   #3
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Do I hear 60 miles?

60?

Going once. Going twice.

The bid is 60.

Aaaaaaand... we have a new bidder at... 110 miles!!!

Get out there and ride.
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Old 04-27-2014, 04:02 AM   #4
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predicting the near future

Good luck, and adjust to not being seen. Moderate speed is a big help in preparedness.
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Old 04-27-2014, 06:51 AM   #5
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It is a DR350. Moderate speed is a given.

Excellent bike to learn on though. Just right power with decent suspension and brakes for the period. They have a cult following for a reason.
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Old 04-27-2014, 07:05 AM   #6
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Old 04-27-2014, 09:09 AM   #7
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It is a DR350. Moderate speed is a given.

Excellent bike to learn on though. Just right power with decent suspension and brakes for the period. They have a cult following for a reason.
Most of my riding is under 55mph. Mostly back roads commuting to work or a country recreation ride. Heading out soon.
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Old 04-27-2014, 12:54 PM   #8
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New rider.1996 DR 350. rode 55 miles . loved the turns. looked where i wanted to go and powered out!. I am loving my new to me bike
Good for you man. Welcome to the insanity
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Old 04-29-2014, 09:29 AM   #9
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Most of my riding is under 55mph. Mostly back roads commuting to work or a country recreation ride. Heading out soon.
A little DR350 motivational viewing ...........

Brand new right off the dealer's floor:



Flat repair on the same bike in the same place almost 20 years later ......

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Old 04-29-2014, 10:01 AM   #10
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My wife got a '95 DR350SE about 6 months ago, and loves it. In about half a year, she has gone from passenger, to MSF course to fairly confident rider. She has dropped it a couple times in parking lots, and was able to pick it up with zero damage. We ride on and off road, so it is a perfect bike for her.

I took it out on a 60 mile loop through the forest, and really came to appreciate it. Compared to my 400+ pounder, there is almost no need to slow down for corners. It has enough power to climb hills, and will do 70 mph on the highway if needed.

We installed a full rack on it, so we can do over nighters on the bikes.

By the way, there is a thread around here somewhere called DR350 Farkles, started by a couple of guys making cool stuff for the Suzuki.
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Old 04-29-2014, 10:57 AM   #11
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The DR is a bike you can keep for your whole riding career. I've had bigger, heavier, faster bikes, bikes that turn better and stop quicker, but the DR is so simple, reliable, and cheap to own that when the time comes and you get the itch for another two-wheeled ride, you can just keep the DR and park the new bike next to it.
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