|06-19-2014, 01:30 PM||#541|
Joined: Dec 2006
Location: SW Victoria
This is my DRZ400 with a wide ratio gearbox (ACT) . It has heavier springs and valving , motoracks-com pannier racks, 28 L of fuel, MSC steering damper.
It can cover up to 500 km. of any track condition, although I avoid deep sand if fully loaded.
After riding my V-strom it feels like a minin bike.
|06-19-2014, 01:37 PM||#542|
Joined: Dec 2006
Location: SW Victoria
this is my latest toy. It is very smooth and comfortable after years of riding single cylinder dirt bikes.
Value for money and a good reputation for reliability is why I bought it.
Suzuki should add a wire wheel option for the Adventure model.
|06-19-2014, 02:04 PM||#543|
Joined: May 2002
Location: NW of Philly, Hoboken, Brooklyn, Jamaica
I've had good number of Suzuki, all of them have in common that they are cheap, most under $2k when purchased later sold for profit.
I started with a DRZ400, thought it would be a nice dual sport, simple engine to work with, enough power to get me everywhere, but it turned out to be too much engine vibe for road use and heavy for me off-road. Replaced it w/KLX300, much happier.
For 2-up riding, there is no other better for my wife as the Burgman 650, twist-n-go triple digit speed still rock solid, passenger seating comfort, uber underseat storage, very fun ride w/a partner:
I've had a few Bandits, I like them for the smooth engine, nice torquey throttle response for inline-4, upright riding position, rock solid engines and easy maintenance, and ids seem to love Bandit, too.
But they are a bit heavy for me, upright riding position doesn't work for me on long distance, so I sold them all after a while.
First one was a 01 Bandit 600:
Then a 03 Bandit 1200 from salvage yard, bought under $2k sold for $3.2k 4 months later:
Then a 01 Bandit 1200 to replace the sold one..
SV650s, got me hooked on cheap thrills. Light handling, nimble for its powerplant, decent riding position, narrow between the legs, rock solid engine, easy maintenance.
Like an idiot I sold it when someone offered me more than I paid for it.
then I had to get another one, sold that one, too when some one offered me even more $$:
With the profit I made, I figure I''d splurge, but had to sell it because I got laidoff from my job 10 mo. later:
After a while miss the SV too much to be without one, so I got a pair of them:
Then sold both for profit.. after 9 mo without an SV, it was time for my current SV, likely I'll keep this one for a while:
I have also had Katanas. Similar to the Bandits, I like the Katana engine and easy maintenance. 6-speed gear box vs Bandit's 5-speed.
My first one came with a sidecar:
Had more fun on it as a normal bike:
Sold the sidecar rig to make room in garage, handling of the sidecar was just too much hassle for fun riding.
Just couple of months ago, I'm back on another Katana, just love it for my twice a week, 125 mile highway commute, I just lay on the tankbag and cruise for 2 hours:
|07-11-2014, 12:46 AM||#547|
What the hack???
Joined: Aug 2012
Suzuki's, I've had many of them.
I've bought this GS850 for commuting and it brought me to work and home for 4 years without any problems. After these 4 years it had 115000 miles on the odo and I sold it for roughly the same amount as I bought it for.
For my wife I bought this GS850 GL. She loved to ride it and surprised many of her riding girlfriends with the power and smoothness of the engine.
The yellow beak in my avatar is the front of my GSX1100 (or GS1100 E as it is called at your side of the big lake).
This heavily modified '83 is a very lightweight, powerfull and fun thing to ride. I've had it for 20 years now and it still makes me smile.
Some of the other Suzi's I've had:
GS750 in mint condition:
A LS 650 behind my Trabant:
Next to these I've had 2 GS1000, a GR650, a GS450, a rotten GS750 a SP370 and a DR350. I'll have to look for some more photographs.
And my little fun bike to play around in the rough, a TS 185:
To beer or not to beer, that's no question.
My Leaner build: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=836987
|07-11-2014, 01:51 PM||#549|
Joined: Oct 2010
Location: Central Fla
|07-11-2014, 03:38 PM||#550|
XT 600 Z [34L]
Joined: Feb 2012
Location: Nijmegen [NL]
shup; I take it you've learned your life lessons reading motorcycle instructions and sales adverts :P
Here's mine. A Dr 800 or also know as DR big. Most likely due to the big bore single 800cc that propels it forward.. Meaning a lot of low down torq to play with and being that its build by japanese and them contemplating a balancing shaft in the engine design process it's still a fairly comfortable bike to drive. Definitely big trip worthy.
i bought it last year to go offroading in the alps. At 200 kilo no lightweight but as long as you keep it going it gets you through the rough stuff. After that it stuck i guess. The good sound it produces, the seating position being dead on for me. yeah it made me a believer .
I just finished her up today for its upcoming big trip to the UK next week.
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