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Old 01-14-2011, 09:43 AM   #43936
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Ya ride a big DR, and what do ya get
Another day older and deeper in debt
Jeff don't ya offer me farkles no more
I owe my soul to the Procycle store...

Man thats some funny stuff, I gotta kick outta that.
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Old 01-14-2011, 10:23 AM   #43937
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I think you guys are doing it wrong, just buy a good used bike cheap, with the stuff already done.

My bike has 6000? miles (almost broken in?), suspension upgrades, delux chain roller, pumper carb, twin air filter, suzuki tail rack, raptor petcock, 2 sets of new tires, rim locks and other stuff, I am selling for $2000.00!
Thats really chump change.

Why buy a new shiny bike at a premium cost to run it into a mud hole?
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Old 01-14-2011, 11:51 AM   #43938
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Well I've already done a lot of "the usuals" DJ kit, FMF, Bars, 520 chain, etc... What I'm wanting to do is Pumper carb, the lace it yourself motard rims (I have a spare set of stock rims already) and since my gasket is leaking anyway some version of the performance top end kit. I'd like to go big bore but I'll probably go with the Hi-comp piston and cam. the bike runs great now but I would like a little more versatility and pop out of it. I know a KTM won't come with 2 sets of wheels but it does have that wood inducing motor... recent pic... I'm totally conflicted on this. Wish I'd win the lotto so I'd just buy them both... uggh....
I love my 525 to death. The absolute sweetest motor ever, but....it kills me riding it to the dirt. When I had sumo's on it, I couldn't stand the way it handled..too twitchy. I think with a few motor mods the DR will feel similar to the way the 525 puts down power, just not as much of it. The Dr does way better for me on the street and I ain't constantly checking valves and changing oil, filters and screens. My Ktm has been relegated to dirt only,
back of the truck duty, because I refuse to put any more money into it to make it more street worthy. I spent 2300 on the Dr and another 1500 in mods, so for under 4000 you get a great do it all that the Ktm will never be.
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Old 01-14-2011, 11:59 AM   #43939
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You'd have to sell your DR and then would you be happy with a $3500 "stock" KTM? Or would you start farkling it?
There's some good ones but this is one of the best point yet. I don't leave ANYTHING alone and updating a big orange bike isn't cheap. But the starting point is a lot further along than where I'm at.

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I think you guys are doing it wrong, just buy a good used bike cheap, with the stuff already done.

My bike has 6000? miles (almost broken in?), suspension upgrades, delux chain roller, pumper carb, twin air filter, suzuki tail rack, raptor petcock, 2 sets of new tires, rim locks and other stuff, I am selling for $2000.00!
Thats really chump change.

Why buy a new shiny bike at a premium cost to run it into a mud hole?
Where were you when i was shopping for one! Damm!

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that's why i'm on a dr. i'd rather deal with and upgrade some old school japanese that is know is not gonna have issues. it's funny when i read ride reports with ktms in it. you can put $ that somewhere along the thread is a pic of one of the ktms all apart trying to figure out an issue. never seems like it strands them...but always an issue. that reminds me of traveling in old VW buses.
Reliability does concern me with the KTM's. My buddy is an LC$ junkie and rides the snot out of his. I mean crazy hard. But he's been through 2 engines and bought a "spare" for when he inevetibly blows this one. That would be a lot cheaper with a DR
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Old 01-14-2011, 12:10 PM   #43940
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I'll have to admit. I've been browsing the Procycle store ... It's like a DR porn site.
If that's the case, then a bunch of DR owners around here are riding porn queens.

Just saying...

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Old 01-14-2011, 12:29 PM   #43941
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I think you guys are doing it wrong, just buy a good used bike cheap, with the stuff already done.

My bike has 6000? miles (almost broken in?), suspension upgrades, delux chain roller, pumper carb, twin air filter, suzuki tail rack, raptor petcock, 2 sets of new tires, rim locks and other stuff, I am selling for $2000.00!
Thats really chump change.

Why buy a new shiny bike at a premium cost to run it into a mud hole?

Or buy a new one and add a couple farkles every year... your still ahead, cause KTM ain't ever cheap in the long run.

I still saved money on the DR, I probably have 3K in farkles. Maybe more..

BUT, its nothing compared to what my KTM 950 ADV cost to set up and maintain. So the farkled DR is my money saver since I have no desire to run a KTM twin now. I got the orange out of my system totally.

The DR650 does every thing so well for a dual sport I don't feel the need to "upgrade" every couple years. I just add a cool farkle and call it good.

I rather have a cheap 250 dirt bike for off road and keep the DR650 for dual sport duty. My 07 is an ADV Touring bike anyway, never intended to use it as a woods bike.
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Old 01-14-2011, 12:58 PM   #43942
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I rather have a cheap 250 dirt bike for off road and keep the DR650 for dual sport duty. My 07 is an ADV Touring bike anyway, never intended to use it as a woods bike.
I can't do it on my budget but I think you may have the best answer. Make the DR the best street bike I can make it (motard with options for racks etc) and get a 250 for dirt days. For now I'll have to settle for 2 sets of wheels and look for a bargain on a 250 down the road.

Despite what a previous poster wrote a DR650 (while not king of the hill by any stretch) is a fantastic motard platform. With stock rims and GP1's I ran Deals Gap as fast as anything on the mountain that day. I swapped bikes with a guy for kicks and his motarded DR was just ridiculous. I was laughng in my helmet. If you know how to work the torque and the lean it goes like stink.
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Old 01-14-2011, 01:29 PM   #43943
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I can't do it on my budget but I think you may have the best answer. Make the DR the best street bike I can make it (motard with options for racks etc) and get a 250 for dirt days. For now I'll have to settle for 2 sets of wheels and look for a bargain on a 250 down the road.

Despite what a previous poster wrote a DR650 (while not king of the hill by any stretch) is a fantastic motard platform. With stock rims and GP1's I ran Deals Gap as fast as anything on the mountain that day. I swapped bikes with a guy for kicks and his motarded DR was just ridiculous. I was laughng in my helmet. If you know how to work the torque and the lean it goes like stink.
I took my DR up to Deals last Oct and had some fun in the evenings. Had the road to myself after 5pm. Even with the TKC tires I was keeping up with faster bikes just fine. I find most of my riding buddies will take those curves around 40 mph at a calm pace so I can get on thier rear tire easy till they can open the throttle in between curves. The guys I know who ride sport bikes are not good riders so I rub it in when I can.

Recently I put on some Anakee tires and found they do very well on roads like 129, good enough for my needs. I really miss the old days on 129 when I lived up there, the 30 crap sucks. You really have to make sure you don't forget where the Troopers are, they will ticket locals more than 5 over.

I want the 320 front brake upgrade now, the weak brakes scare me sometimes coming down some of those curves a bit hot with luggage! If I ever get the money, I like the wider 19" front wheel idea with mild dual sport rubber for the mountain curves and packed gravel roads.
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Old 01-14-2011, 01:39 PM   #43944
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Everybody sing along...

Ya ride a big DR, and what do ya get
Another day older and deeper in debt
Jeff don't ya offer me farkles no more
I owe my soul to the Procycle store...

Man thats a crack up.
Guna owe my soul to the Procycle store soon.
I see a 725 in my near future
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Old 01-14-2011, 01:57 PM   #43945
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Old 01-14-2011, 02:21 PM   #43946
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This thead...

Ive been following this thread since September when I first started to look at a DR-650. Ive noticed one key fact about this thread... There is more talk about how well the bike preforms then there is about problems the bike has. Think about that whenever anybody thinks about selling their 'Zuki.
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Old 01-14-2011, 02:44 PM   #43947
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Ive been following this thread since September when I first started to look at a DR-650. Ive noticed one key fact about this thread... There is more talk about how well the bike preforms then there is about problems the bike has. Think about that whenever anybody thinks about selling their 'Zuki.
You know if I could just as Suzuki for 2 modifications to these bikes I wouldn't want a total remodle. Just give me a better cylinder head with reasonably sized larger valves for better flow and a better stock headlight.

Done.

I'd be happy to take care of the rest myself.

Although a wider flatter seatpan wouldn't suck either lol..
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Old 01-14-2011, 03:01 PM   #43948
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I just placed my first order with Jeff. I have heard all you guys brag about how fast they are, and I was always a little skeptical. I know how helpful jeff is on this site and on the phone, but.........

I placed the order @ 3:09 CST and just received shipping confirmation that it is on its way @3:54 CST. That is 45 min to get an order processed, boxed and shipped! HOLY CRAP!

JEFF you are the man!
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Old 01-14-2011, 03:03 PM   #43949
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Received my air filter, fuel filter and secondary air filter two days after ordering in Ohio. Lightning fast and nice stickers too!
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Old 01-14-2011, 04:02 PM   #43950
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I just placed my first order with Jeff. I have heard all you guys brag about how fast they are, and I was always a little skeptical. I know how helpful jeff is on this site and on the phone, but.........

I placed the order @ 3:09 CST and just received shipping confirmation that it is on its way @3:54 CST. That is 45 min to get an order processed, boxed and shipped! HOLY CRAP!

JEFF you are the man!
My stuff came in very fast. and it had to cross the entire country.
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