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Old 09-09-2012, 11:35 AM   #15676
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Well I've done it! After much consideration and debate, with myself and my Wife I pulled the trigger today.....






Stock 2011 so let the Farkeling begin....................................

You're gonna love that bike! The white color looks great.
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Old 09-09-2012, 11:41 AM   #15677
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Speaking of DRZ adventure bikes: if you guys are interested in how a cheap 2000 DRZ-E fared over 4000 miles through Labrador and Newfoundland, here's my RR:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=823825
Nice report, thanks for sharing.
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Old 09-09-2012, 12:28 PM   #15678
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same exact bike

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You're gonna love that bike! The white color looks great.
I bought that same exact bike and same color last december. I love it. You will love it too.
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Old 09-09-2012, 08:02 PM   #15679
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I bought that same exact bike and same color last december. I love it. You will love it too.
I keep sayin the WHITE ones are faster
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Old 09-09-2012, 10:20 PM   #15680
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Lucky you!!
In Spain and I think in Europe the DRZ is not yet available.
Congratulations!
True but also in Europe they have some bad ass model that we don't have in the US & probably never will. I wanted an 660XT Tenere so bad . unfortunatly it isn't available in the US and the list go on.
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Old 09-10-2012, 03:11 AM   #15681
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spainish need some worker salary improvment, don't you think otherwise I would be like riding with one of their politician pigs not very attractive in front of ladies
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Old 09-10-2012, 09:12 AM   #15682
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Sprocket and chain

It's time for me to change my sprockets and chain on my 2006 DRZ400. I'm going back with the same sprocket count as before. Is there any suggestions on getting the best value? Suzuki shop or after market? Is there any advantages/disadvantages to after market? Thanks.
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Old 09-10-2012, 10:35 AM   #15683
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? Is there any advantages/disadvantages to after market? Thanks.
Some riders prefer steel for rear sprocket i use aluminum so it won't deteriorate/shorten the life of the chain. As for the chain use o-ring or x-ring at all time don't matter if it's after market or not (preferably to stick with brand name though).
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Old 09-10-2012, 10:51 AM   #15684
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It's time for me to change my sprockets and chain on my 2006 DRZ400. I'm going back with the same sprocket count as before. Is there any suggestions on getting the best value? Suzuki shop or after market? Is there any advantages/disadvantages to after market? Thanks.

I have a Dirt Tricks Ironman rear sprocket on my KTM and their advertisement is spot on. No visible wear after a few thousand miles of dirt, mud, sand, etc. It's a little more expensive but... if it lasts as long as they claim it does, it will save you money in the long run. My .02.
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Old 09-10-2012, 10:52 AM   #15685
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It's time for me to change my sprockets and chain on my 2006 DRZ400. I'm going back with the same sprocket count as before. Is there any suggestions on getting the best value? Suzuki shop or after market? Is there any advantages/disadvantages to after market? Thanks.
you might want to consider iron man sprockets.

http://www.dirttricks.com/ordering_sprockets.htm

they are more expensive, but last dang near forever.

i would avoid aluminum sprockets, personally. i put one on my DRZ at one point, and it lasted literally about 3 months. they just wear too quickly.

EDIT: haha. DR. Z beat me to the punch by a few seconds....btw, DR. Z--they really do last as long as (or longer than) advertised.
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Old 09-10-2012, 11:48 AM   #15686
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Old 09-10-2012, 11:53 AM   #15687
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Sorry for the intrusion...
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OTOH, yellow really is the slowest color. Black is Best.
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Old 09-10-2012, 12:26 PM   #15688
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True but also in Europe they have some bad ass model that we don't have in the US & probably never will. I wanted an 660XT Tenere so bad . unfortunatly it isn't available in the US and the list go on.
Long time ago I had a Tenere 660 (year 92 model) a very reliable bike, I was very pleased with it, so when Yamaha launched the new model I was very interested in it.
I tried it and I was disappointed, it was more or les like the old model: heavy, shorter and cheap suspensions, same power… 20 years after they can improve it more…
A shame because it could be the perfect adventure bike.
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Old 09-10-2012, 01:00 PM   #15689
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Long time ago I had a Tenere 660 (year 92 model) a very reliable bike, I was very pleased with it, so when Yamaha launched the new model I was very interested in it.
I tried it and I was disappointed, it was more or les like the old model: heavy, shorter and cheap suspensions, same power… 20 years after they can improve it more…
A shame because it could be the perfect adventure bike.
I had the 3yf...1992 tenere.
Bad-ass bike. Took me everywere!

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Old 09-10-2012, 01:05 PM   #15690
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I had the 3yf...1992 tenere.
Bad-ass bike. Took me everywere!
The same I had!! wonderful bike

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