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Old 02-17-2011, 09:31 PM   #45016
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Yeah. I held back from riding a pumper equipped DR for the same reason.

I've got a pumper now :(
HEY!!! I didn't mind spending Basketcase's money. But now yer spendin' mine.

FCRxx or TM40??
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Old 02-17-2011, 10:49 PM   #45017
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HEY!!! I didn't mind spending Basketcase's money. But now yer spendin' mine.

FCRxx or TM40??
FCR since August last year.

It's actually the one off the bike I rode
He put it back to stock to sell (upgraded to a WR250R).
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Old 02-18-2011, 12:31 AM   #45018
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FCR since August last year.

It's actually the one off the bike I rode
He put it back to stock to sell (upgraded to a WR250R).
I'll bring mine tomorrow and you can show me what needs to happen to make it fit.
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Old 02-18-2011, 04:46 AM   #45019
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...Wondering about the power out put isue...what is stock adequate for and can it be upgraded and if so what's the best?
I got the impression he was asking about electrical power...
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Old 02-18-2011, 05:39 AM   #45020
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Buying a DR650SE 2008

Hi people,
I am looking at a DR650SE 2008 model with about 41,000km (25,500 miles).

Any good advice on what to look out for when checking the bike. I have been riding street bike most of the time and this will be my first dual sport bike. So will appreciate if anyone can tell me any potential problem with a DR650SE with this amount of milage.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 02-18-2011, 05:47 AM   #45021
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Hi people,
I am looking at a DR650SE 2008 model with about 41,000km (25,500 miles).

Any good advice on what to look out for when checking the bike. I have been riding street bike most of the time and this will be my first dual sport bike. So will appreciate if anyone can tell me any potential problem with a DR650SE with this amount of milage.

Thanks in advance.
Welcome to the asylum, Motocraz! With a "Y" at the end of your user name, you'll be perfect for this place!

There are plenty of more knowledgeable experts here, but in 2008, I haven't heard of any specific issues.

I would just recommend the usual. See if the PO has any maintenance records, look for drop damage, rust, loose steering head bearings, signs the engine has been gone into, proper lubrication of cables and pivots, tire wear, steering feel, spoke tightness, fastener tightness (and if they're original), fork alignment, chain wear, sprocket condition, easy starting, good idle, engine sounds, clean fuel, modifications, electrical operation, and probaly 20 other things I'm forgetting!

Should take, oh, ten minutes to check that all out!
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Old 02-18-2011, 06:25 AM   #45022
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Yep. After checking that all of those things are fine all it needs is regular oil changes and fuel when it starts to sputter.

They're damn near bullet proof.
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Old 02-18-2011, 07:50 AM   #45023
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Hi people,
I am looking at a DR650SE 2008 model with about 41,000km (25,500 miles).

Any good advice on what to look out for when checking the bike. I have been riding street bike most of the time and this will be my first dual sport bike. So will appreciate if anyone can tell me any potential problem with a DR650SE with this amount of milage.

Thanks in advance.
that bike was riden alot in a short amount of time. even though newer model price should be well below 3K. if not keep looking.
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Old 02-18-2011, 09:03 AM   #45024
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Hey guys...thinking on getting another DR650 to set up for some far off travels...Wondering about the power out put isue...what is stock adequate for and can it be upgraded and if so what's the best?

Thanks...pic of my old one that I should have never sold, along with many others.
That is the best looking DR I've ever seen. Love the black pipe!
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Old 02-18-2011, 09:07 AM   #45025
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Hi people,
I am looking at a DR650SE 2008 model with about 41,000km (25,500 miles).

Any good advice on what to look out for when checking the bike. I have been riding street bike most of the time and this will be my first dual sport bike. So will appreciate if anyone can tell me any potential problem with a DR650SE with this amount of milage.

Thanks in advance.
Check the upper chain roller. Make sure there isn't a hole in the frame where the roller should be. I wouldn't be afraid of the mileage really. Look at the airfilter. You can tell alot if it's filthy. If you do buy it check the NSU screws.
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Old 02-18-2011, 09:24 AM   #45026
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I put this how to over on TT:

http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/sho...d.php?t=957802
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Old 02-18-2011, 10:10 AM   #45027
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Don't say I never gave you anything. $1,000 off coupon for a new 2009 DR650. Good until March 31,2011

The fact they included the DR650 in the offer I'm assuming some dealers must still have them in stock.

Not a joke, this is a legimate Suzuki promotion from their website.

http://www.suzukicycles.com/microsites/1koff.aspx

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Wow. This really has my brain in a tizzy. I just called my local dealer and asked him to do a search in his system for any leftover 2009s. I haven't heard back from him yet.

The MSRP in '09 was $5,699. What do you think a fair offer would be?

I was thinking $4,900.
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Old 02-18-2011, 10:43 AM   #45028
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Even though my Carb jetting and Airbox are modified, I can't really argue with leaving the bike totally stock if doing a long range, extended ride. The only time power will drop off significantly will be at very high altitudes, like in the Andes and Himalayas. In the Andes you'll be riding over 15,000 ft. in a few places. Himalayas, even higher. The stock DR, as mentioned, does pretty well up to about 12K ft. (4K meters) In reality, by 12K its pretty gutless. But when up that high for extended periods there is a quick and easy solution: Remove the air box side cover. About a five minute job.
That's it? Awesome. One less question for when I'm rollin' down there.
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Old 02-18-2011, 10:45 AM   #45029
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I picked up a used black 09 with 385 miles for 3900.00 in showroom condition about a month ago.
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Old 02-18-2011, 10:45 AM   #45030
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The stock bar size is 7/8ths. I think any of the normal name brand bars will work fine. They do come in many different styles tho so it would be a good idea to call a customer service rep and tell them your height and riding style so they can point you toward the correct rise and pull back of bar. I have renthals on mine and they have survived many crashs.
That's a sweet looking bike you got. Is that and L.E.D tail light? It looks from the picture like it sits flush to the fender, any idea where it came from? Enjoy your new bike and read this thread in your spare time, it will tell you almost everything about your bike.
thanks for informations. yes its led tail light but has single curcuit lamp. the previous owner of bike had made it.
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