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Old 02-11-2012, 03:50 PM   #59926
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B'sides, no fair complainin' about parts yer not ready fer anyway. And once they get there and you have to figure out how to get the &%$@&%@'s squished in enough to get the rear wheel assembly back in the swingarm, you'll be more p!ssed than when ya didn't have 'em.
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Old 02-11-2012, 03:56 PM   #59927
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Old 02-11-2012, 04:02 PM   #59928
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Old 02-11-2012, 05:13 PM   #59929
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I am dead set on a DR650

Dear ADV , I have been riding for a few years already and every now and again I find my self searching for answers to motorcycling questions.... more often then not I find the answers some where in the ADV forums. Thank you for that.

So I am looking to replace my Jeep wrangler with a DR650, and i am having a hard time finding decently priced Dr's in the northern Sac valley. any advice on where to look aside fro craigslist? also what is a good price for a DR650? best model years, things to avoid? thanks in advance. Tony


P.S idk if i posted this in the right section or not...
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Old 02-11-2012, 05:26 PM   #59930
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Dear ADV , I have been riding for a few years already and every now and again I find my self searching for answers to motorcycling questions.... more often then not I find the answers some where in the ADV forums. Thank you for that.

So I am looking to replace my Jeep wrangler with a DR650, and i am having a hard time finding decently priced Dr's in the northern Sac valley. any advice on where to look aside fro craigslist? also what is a good price for a DR650? best model years, things to avoid? thanks in advance. Tony


P.S idk if i posted this in the right section or not...
Watch Ebay as well, there are a couple on there now albeit in Michigan. Or keep an eye in the flea market. No bad years, I bought a 98 that had been sitting a few years. That year requires a replacement of the starter clutch torque limiter (or whatever it is called) but no big deal. I put in a new battery, cleaned the carb, and she was as good as one 10 years newer.
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Old 02-11-2012, 05:45 PM   #59931
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Dear ADV , I have been riding for a few years already and every now and again I find my self searching for answers to motorcycling questions.... more often then not I find the answers some where in the ADV forums. Thank you for that.

So I am looking to replace my Jeep wrangler with a DR650, and i am having a hard time finding decently priced Dr's in the northern Sac valley. any advice on where to look aside fro craigslist? also what is a good price for a DR650? best model years, things to avoid? thanks in advance. Tony


P.S idk if i posted this in the right section or not...
I pretty much did the same thing...replaced a '95 YJ with an '03 DR650SE. The DR gets much better MPG, can park anywhere, flies through tight and bumpy trails, but isn't quite up to snow or mud like the Jeep was. It pops wheelies much easier though.

If you use your Jeep like I used mine...not so much for technical offroading, but for exploring and camping instead, you're gonna like having a pack-mule dualsport like the DR.

Find one on www.searchtempest.com. Be willing to travel a bit. I actually found mine on advrider, in the flea market. You could even post a want ad. I wouldn't pay more than $3500 used. A good price depends on what farkles and mileage are on the bike. I've seen healthy examples go for as little as $1K. $1500-$3500 is more common. 2004 and later have metal base gaskets. Some 2003s have metal too. I wouldn't really sweat a paper one though. Many never leak, and they aren't super difficult to fix if they do leak.

Listen to 3-4-5 gears for whine. Check the frame for cracks/holes, especially by the swing-arm and the upper chain roller. Check the wiring harness for functionality and fraying, especially by the steering stem. Insist on a test-ride, but bring the asking price in cash to expect one.

See the DR650 wiki for more info on possible issues with certain years.

My DR is a hoot, especially with the stock jetting and choked intake gone bye-bye. I ride streetbikes too, but my DR gets the most usage...by FAR. I commute on it during the week, use it for errands and roadtrips, then wail the tar out of it offroad on weekends. It's light enough for me to horse it around and pick it up in the sand here, yet heavy enough to stay planted on the slab. It'll haul a passenger ok too if you're not big people (I'm 5'8"/200lb/30"inseam, she's 5'4"/petite, and I use a tankbag/tank pannier/rearward-shifted topbox.), but there are better bikes for that.

Kommando screwed with this post 02-11-2012 at 07:00 PM
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Old 02-11-2012, 06:12 PM   #59932
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Dear ADV , I have been riding for a few years already and every now and again I find my self searching for answers to motorcycling questions.... more often then not I find the answers some where in the ADV forums. Thank you for that.

So I am looking to replace my Jeep wrangler with a DR650, and i am having a hard time finding decently priced Dr's in the northern Sac valley. any advice on where to look aside fro craigslist? also what is a good price for a DR650? best model years, things to avoid? thanks in advance. Tony


P.S idk if i posted this in the right section or not...

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=758194
here is a fine specimen, in your neck of the woods.
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Old 02-11-2012, 06:35 PM   #59933
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Dear ADV , I have been riding for a few years already and every now and again I find my self searching for answers to motorcycling questions.... more often then not I find the answers some where in the ADV forums. Thank you for that.

So I am looking to replace my Jeep wrangler with a DR650, and i am having a hard time finding decently priced Dr's in the northern Sac valley. any advice on where to look aside fro craigslist? also what is a good price for a DR650? best model years, things to avoid? thanks in advance. Tony

There's one on CL right now here in Reno.. a 2006 for $3000.

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Old 02-11-2012, 06:50 PM   #59934
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That is exactly what I paid for my 2006 ...

with less than 3000 miles on it. Good deal there if miles are low and condition excellent ...

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There's one on CL right now here in Reno.. a 2006 for $3000.

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Old 02-11-2012, 07:09 PM   #59935
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Dr 650

This is my winter project, I have put Honda CRF 450 forks and Gary Emig of "Emig Racing" made the triple clamps and steering stabilizer. The bike has a Honda front wheel and a RMZ 450 rear wheel. Gary made the spacers for the rear wheel to work. Installed TKC 80 tires front and rear. Gary does nice work and if anyone is interested in
triple clamps or custom work his number is 816-847-1100 or emigracing.com















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Old 02-11-2012, 07:10 PM   #59936
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I would buy a new one from a dealer. I'd call dealers within a 200 - 300 mile radius and see who'll make you the best deal. A 2011 lists for $5899, so you can probably get them down to $5399 or $5499 and there is a $200 customer cash/rebate right now and 0% financing. So, for about $5199 you can have new, with zero percent interest. Around here, a motorcycle loan is closer to 10% (with excellent credit) on a used bike. So, if you can afford to pay cash, used will save you a few bucks (maybe $1500), but otherwise new *might* be the way to go depending on your credit and what you can find near you.
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Old 02-11-2012, 07:32 PM   #59937
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http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=758194
here is a fine specimen, in your neck of the woods.
Yeah I saw him today... nice guy too, bad he thinks my jeep is not worth his DR. I might sell my jeep and ask him again with cash.... but I hate yellow.


[QUOTE=DIRT MAN;17966484][SIZE=2]This is my winter project, I have put Honda CRF 450 forks and Gary Emig of "Emig Racing" made the triple clamps and steering stabilizer. The bike has a Honda front wheel and a RMZ 450 rear wheel. Gary made the spacers for the rear wheel to work. Installed TKC 80 tires front and rear.

Nice well thought out.

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There's one on CL right now here in Reno.. a 2006 for $3000.

Rob
I am looking into that one.


As for getting a loan. If I can avoid it I will. But after looking at the yellow one earlier today I may just buy a new one.

KAMANDO thanks for the info, usefull knowledge here.
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Old 02-11-2012, 07:33 PM   #59938
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Dear ADV , I have been riding for a few years already and every now and again I find my self searching for answers to motorcycling questions.... more often then not I find the answers some where in the ADV forums. Thank you for that.

So I am looking to replace my Jeep wrangler with a DR650, and i am having a hard time finding decently priced Dr's in the northern Sac valley. any advice on where to look aside fro craigslist? also what is a good price for a DR650? best model years, things to avoid? thanks in advance. Tony


P.S idk if i posted this in the right section or not...
Try looking here http://www.bikefinds.com/suzuki-dr650-for-sale-in-ca as already said don't be afraid to travel a bit for a deal. I got my '07 from SoCal - 4.9 tank, probillet rack and saddlebag guards, skid plate, HID light, soft luggage set, fram horn, RG3 suspension modded, 10k miles for $3250.
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Old 02-11-2012, 08:19 PM   #59939
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Fwiw, there is a 2008 dr650 up here by me, 100% stock, but only 189 miles on it. Seller asks $3900. I don't know how a person can own one and not ride it. Bummer dude.

I bought mine a year ago, 2006 for $3100 with 7k miles stock except new Shinko 705s. Not a steal, but I was sick of waiting around. 3rd gear whines a little, but I guess that's common, its not really loud. What's important is that it gets ridden...
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Old 02-11-2012, 08:30 PM   #59940
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This is my winter project, I have put Honda CRF 450 forks and Gary Emig of "Emig Racing" made the triple clamps and steering stabilizer. The bike has a Honda front wheel and a RMZ 450 rear wheel. Gary made the spacers for the rear wheel to work. Installed TKC 80 tires front and rear. Gary does nice work and if anyone is interested in
triple clamps or custom work his number is 816-847-1100 or emigracing.com

Damn! Nice looking bike! Looks a lot like mine.




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