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Old 05-01-2015, 04:39 PM   #1
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How many dual sports is too many?

Right now I have a dr200 and a brand new drz400sm but I have an itch for wanting a dr650. I took the drz off road a few times but it sucks with supermoto tires. I absolutely love my little dr200. It's amazing but it's lacking in top speed. I want to ride it to farther away trails but I can't since I won't be able to keep up with traffic without my engine blowing up. I can mess around locally but I would have to trailer it farther. I don't want to buy knobies for the drz since it's still a really new bike and I don't want to start wrecking it off road. I dropped it once but only came out with tiny scratches on my barend. I found a 2007DR650 for $3200 with 4,000 miles. I'm so tempted. I was saving that money for anther sport bike but let me tell you, dual sports won me over!
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Old 05-01-2015, 05:26 PM   #2
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It's obvious you have a DR fetish!


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Old 05-01-2015, 05:28 PM   #3
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Sounds like what you really need is to replace the DR200 with a DR350. Lighter than the DRZ, a little less power, but it has a 6 speed. You can probably get a nice one for the same price as a set of wheels for your DRZ (1000-1500).
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Old 05-01-2015, 05:34 PM   #4
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This is like an oil thread!
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Old 05-01-2015, 05:41 PM   #5
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Old 05-01-2015, 05:49 PM   #6
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haha yea I gotta collect them all! Suzuki sure does make good dual sports and motards. I was considering a KLR but idk, Suzuki got me hooked

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Sounds like what you really need is to replace the DR200 with a DR350. Lighter than the DRZ, a little less power, but it has a 6 speed. You can probably get a nice one for the same price as a set of wheels for your DRZ (1000-1500).

No way they have a six speed? I just bought the dr200 in march lol. I'll probably just let my dad ride it if we ever go trail riding. It has non dot knobby tires on so it kinda sucks on the street but I still ride it under 50mph. I paid $1700 for it. I was looking at the yamaha xt350 but having 2 carbs for a thumper does over complicated.
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Old 05-01-2015, 05:54 PM   #7
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I'm conflicted between these two bikes. Same price, $3200


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Old 05-01-2015, 06:07 PM   #8
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That was a rhetorical question, wasn't it?
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Old 05-01-2015, 06:22 PM   #9
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Old 05-01-2015, 06:30 PM   #10
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I just sold my dual sport. Had three bikes, and decided to keep the street bike and the plated dirt bike.

You need a plated dirt bike and a street bike.

Maybe a V Strom instead of the DR650 would make more sense. I'm not a huge Suzuki fan, but since you are I'd say try out a few more varieties. Why not an RM250 2-stroke for the dirt? How about a Bandit for the street? They both have good reputations.

I'd rather try a few different brands. I like Yamaha, Honda, & KTM too.

"Variety is the spice of life." A dual-sport is a compromise bike by nature; not a real dirt bike & not a street bike.
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Old 05-01-2015, 07:27 PM   #11
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I just sold my dual sport. Had three bikes, and decided to keep the street bike and the plated dirt bike.

You need a plated dirt bike and a street bike.

Maybe a V Strom instead of the DR650 would make more sense. I'm not a huge Suzuki fan, but since you are I'd say try out a few more varieties. Why not an RM250 2-stroke for the dirt? How about a Bandit for the street? They both have good reputations.

I'd rather try a few different brands. I like Yamaha, Honda, & KTM too.

"Variety is the spice of life." A dual-sport is a compromise bike by nature; not a real dirt bike & not a street bike.
Yea I also have a 1991 kawasaki ZX11 which was the fastest bike in the world for 6 years and a 1985 honda v65 saber. It's kind of too much touring for me I think. It's insanely fast though. The previous owner ran a 10.98 quarter mile. My ZX11 is in drag racing spec. Built engine and everything. It's not stretched so it wheelies more than my drz lol. I was considering trying a yamaha. I have a 83' honda shadow 500 in non running condition. The DRZ was my first suzuki.

I LOVE the concept behind those big enduro bikes. The uglier you can make it, the better lol. I wish the bmw 1200gs wasn't so pricy. I would have light bars hanging off of it and everything. I wish I could find an Africa Twin. I would buy one in a heart beat. I would own a two stroke but I still need to buy my own truck. I can't be tagging a long with everyone else all the time lol
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Old 05-01-2015, 09:13 PM   #12
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Just remember the formula for the number of bikes you need is x=n+1 where n is the number of bikes you currently have. Pretty simple math if you ask me...
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Old 05-01-2015, 09:57 PM   #13
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DR hands down if you want better when you get to the far away trails, the KLR if you want better getting to the far away trails.
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Old 05-01-2015, 10:57 PM   #15
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Just remember the formula for the number of bikes you need is x=n+1 where n is the number of bikes you currently have. Pretty simple math if you ask me...


If I had a KLR it would be x=n-1.
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