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Old 05-29-2012, 11:42 AM   #1471
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Old 05-29-2012, 01:14 PM   #1472
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Ahemmmm!







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Ström is a premium vodka, distilled by Shaman Spirits in Finland. The raw ingredients used are "spring-quality" water, grain...

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Old 05-29-2012, 08:03 PM   #1473
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Old 05-29-2012, 09:38 PM   #1474
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duuude that looks sooo much better... hmm maybe the strom can be made not so ugly after all
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Old 05-30-2012, 07:28 AM   #1475
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duuude that looks sooo much better... hmm maybe the strom can be made not so ugly after all
I really dig those "adventurized" stroms too...several fine examples can be seen in the Beasts forum. I just like adventurized bikes, period--Sanjoh's DirtNinja really had me droolin. Multiple build threads here on ADV, and pics of some really fine results, e.g.:


That's just badass coolness. Prolly would be better with spoked rims tho. Also, there's a small group of wackos out there who turn their K-bikes into pseudo-GS adventure bikes, I like the concept


Sometimes the concept goes to extremes, and turns into a parody. And that's OK, I bet these are fun bikes in their own way:



Yep that's a Yammie R1. 'Cuz who doesn't need a 150HP dirtbike? It'd prolly do a wheelie. Or how about a dirtbike that needs Oversize Load placards?


Hell yeah I'd ride it. Going thru my "cool bikes" file I found this almost-forgotten pic of a really well-done Transalp


Plus the coolest DR I've ever seen. Amazing how the addition of Buell headlights/flyscreen transforms the look of the bike


Hey ya know what? They're all dirtbikes.

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Old 05-30-2012, 07:36 AM   #1476
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Well said Tony! They are ALL dirtbikes



Oh wait, wrong pic

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Old 05-30-2012, 07:49 AM   #1477
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I really dig those "adventurized" stroms too...several fine examples can be seen in the Beasts forum. I just like adventurized bikes, period--Sanjoh's DirtNinja really had me droolin. Multiple build threads here on ADV, and pics of some really fine results, e.g.:


That's just badass coolness. Prolly would be better with spoked rims tho. Also, there's a small group of wackos out there who turn their K-bikes into pseudo-GS adventure bikes, I like the concept


Sometimes the concept goes to extremes, and turns into a parody. And that's OK, I bet these are fun bikes in their own way:



Yep that's a Yammie R1. 'Cuz who doesn't need a 150HP dirtbike? It'd prolly do a wheelie. Or how about a dirtbike that needs Oversize Load placards?


Hell yeah I'd ride it. Going thru my "cool bikes" file I found this almost-forgotten pic of a really well-done Transalp


Plus the coolest DR I've ever seen. Amazing how the addition of Buell headlights/flyscreen transforms the look of the bike


Hey ya know what? They're all dirtbikes.
You know, ewven if they dont handle coppy dirt conditions well, they sure do look super cool!
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Old 05-30-2012, 07:52 AM   #1478
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Hay-ulll yeah they're all dirtbikes--even when they're rental cars!

We've talked about Geek's ADV Ascot--he called it "The Loser." Looks like a winner to me, I'd want a front fender on it tho


Hey it worked for him! He rode that bike all over CO:
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Old 05-30-2012, 08:17 AM   #1479
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Hay-ulll yeah they're all dirtbikes--even when they're rental cars!

We've talked about Geek's ADV Ascot--he called it "The Loser." Looks like a winner to me, I'd want a front fender on it tho


Hey it worked for him! He rode that bike all over CO:
I guess anything with knobbies looks cool!


This might be a Suzuki!
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Old 05-30-2012, 09:06 AM   #1480
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My starter parts are in for the Honda, and so is the Kenda 270 for the front. It's a dirt road brawler for sure. 50hp, shaft drive, and such
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Old 05-31-2012, 04:37 AM   #1481
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Enough complaining outa me.

The difference in handling between my old trusty stock DR650 and the modified DRZ400 were stark from day one.
Weird transmission ratio's on the DRZ only added to the mess.

I don't ride as much as I use to, not as strong as I use to be, reflex's not as quick, ect, ect.
Been mostly blaming myself that all that was needed was running a bunch of tanks of gas through and gettin use to the new(er) bike.

Well, one last chance.
After a bit of phone tag, got in touch with Bob R. to talk about options for setting up the DRZ's suspension.
He asked a lot of good questions and I answered as best as I could.

I like the soft power delivery on the DRZ but its way too busy with too much (in my opinion) rider input neccesary on all types of terrain encountered.

Its a "go" for monday afternoon with Bob taking a look at what is going on and setting the dials/springs for my weight.
Maybe thats all it will take.
Its a popular bike and all those thousands of riders can't be that wrong.
Already know the front spring is at its limit with me @ 200# without hard on.
We'll see.

Last,,,,,last chance.............
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Old 05-31-2012, 05:02 AM   #1482
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The difference in handling between my old trusty stock DR650 and the modified DRZ400 were stark from day one.
Weird transmission ratio's on the DRZ only added to the mess.

I don't ride as much as I use to, not as strong as I use to be, reflex's not as quick, ect, ect.
Been mostly blaming myself that all that was needed was running a bunch of tanks of gas through and gettin use to the new(er) bike.

Well, one last chance.
After a bit of phone tag, got in touch with Bob R. to talk about options for setting up the DRZ's suspension.
He asked a lot of good questions and I answered as best as I could.

I like the soft power delivery on the DRZ but its way too busy with too much (in my opinion) rider input neccesary on all types of terrain encountered.

Its a "go" for monday afternoon with Bob taking a look at what is going on and setting the dials/springs for my weight.
Maybe thats all it will take.
Its a popular bike and all those thousands of riders can't be that wrong.
Already know the front spring is at its limit with me @ 200# without hard on.
We'll see.

Last,,,,,last chance.............
Does that mean you have to change the spring rate if you do have a hard on?

Impressive.

Maybe you should save the DR650 for when you're in that condition................
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Old 05-31-2012, 08:20 AM   #1483
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The difference in handling between my old trusty stock DR650 and the modified DRZ400 were stark from day one.
Weird transmission ratio's on the DRZ only added to the mess.
What were the Suzuki engineers thinking/smoking?

If only my DRZ had the DR350 gearbox it'd be the best dualsport I've ever had. But then again I'm just a slowburner...
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Old 05-31-2012, 08:35 AM   #1484
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What were the Suzuki engineers thinking/smoking?

If only my DRZ had the DR350 gearbox it'd be the best dualsport I've ever had. But then again I'm just a slowburner...

I feel that way about my DR650. If I had the 6 speed tranny from my old DR350 I could use the 14 tooth c/s sprocket and still have enough gearing on the top end for the highway.

........and I'm a slowburner too......
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Old 05-31-2012, 08:44 AM   #1485
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Well, I'm here to tell you that there is a solution to the shortcomings of the DRZ...


It starts by replacing the entire bike with an '03-07 KTM 450/525 EXC. :buzz

I've heard a lot of complaints about the maintenance intensive KTMs and it's all BS. The RFS is an easy bike to work on and mine has been very reliable to date. Valve adjustments take about 20 minutes & oil changes take no longer than they would on a DRZ. BTW valve adjustments on the DRZ are a PITA because of the shim/bucket design rather than the nut adjusters on the RFS. Granted, you probably don't need to adjust the valves on the DRZ that much but, being that it takes so little time to do it on the RFS, it is a non issue to me. It has a nice 6 spd gearbox, more HP than a stock DRZ, and quality suspension bits round out the package. The one thing that the KTM RFS has on the DRZ is weight. You can increase the HP on the DRZ but you can't get rid of the weight. For comparison, at the LBL ride last year, a stock DRZ fully gassed up with the stock tank & a rack came in at 321. My KTM with a fully gassed up MXC 3.4 gallon tank came in at 291.

My .02.
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