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Old 11-25-2011, 05:23 AM   #196
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Yamaha brakes are good too..

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Suzuki v-strom brakes not so good are they?


V strom's have horrible brakes regardless what anybody says. I have owned over 25 bikes,6 brands, in the past 20 years, and the Strom im riding today has brakes that arent much better than my 1977 Yamaha TT500's drum brakes. That being said, the V Strom is is my the best bike ive ever thrown a leg over. It handles everything very well. I ride single track daily, ride cross country two-up, and use it for a commuter/grocery getter. My only complaint or frustration is that Suzuki didnt make the 12' Wee with a 750 or 800cc engine. The 650cc mill that is in it currently is the best small twin ever made......Im goinjg to put 200,000 miles on mine before I retire it and make it a garage ornament. I LOVE ALL JAPANESE MOTORCYCLES, THEIR HISTORY AND THEIR EVOLUTION.
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Old 11-25-2011, 07:49 AM   #197
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Here is my 2008 C50. Not your typical ADV bike, but it works for me. Only bike I've ever owned. Hoping to get a new a bike soon, would like a Wee-Strom, but I can get a Versys for $3k cheaper here, so that is probably what I will be getting.



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Old 11-25-2011, 08:03 AM   #198
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The Kings.From Suzuki.

Well my 2 bucks.

I like the Kinquad 750 4x4. 2008.

And last but least the B-King 2009.

And a few BMWs

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Old 11-26-2011, 06:08 AM   #199
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Here's mine and the wife's rides......



Don't know if I "prefer" Suzuki. But I have been growing more partial to them in recent years. Probably because they have offered bikes more suited to what I like. For example, when I bought my DRZ, the WR250r is nice, but I've got to have some torque, and the DRZ provides enough, and there's more room for improvement. The little 250 is good for a 250, but not for me. The color is more visible than other, except maybe for KTM's orange. The XR-L sucks more fuel, maybe makes slightly less overall power, and that old "V" shaped seat that only sits you in one spot, like the one on my wife's DR, is a big no no to me, I can't have it. The newer more "flat" seats are for me, so I can move around and keep the saddle from going to sleep. And the KLX, well, we've discussed power already, other than that, the KLX is awesome, even the cool green color. And fuel economy is right up there too on the DRZ.

And then of course my wife wanted one, but she's 5'3", barely, and we found a leftover 2007 DR200, same year and color scheme as mine, so that was a no brainer for a short woman learning to ride.
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Old 11-27-2011, 07:30 AM   #200
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I have always thought of myself as a BMW guy. I have had lots of bike of all marques, but always a few BMWs. Then one day I took stock and realized I have four Suzukis, too. Here are a couple of them, the DR650 I like to take to Mexico, and a plated DRZ400E:







The Suzukis get ridden more than anything else.
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Old 11-28-2011, 03:08 PM   #201
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Suzuki's

My first Suzuki was a DR250 back when the boys were growing up, we nearly lived on those dirt bikes for about 8 years back then. we had Yamahas, Hondas and Kawasakis, the DR out loved them all. After a weekend ride, I would spend an evening or two during the week to be ready for the next weekend, but rarely did I ever have to touch the DR. I kept the DR for another 10 or 12 years after the boys left home, I recently sold it to a buddy of mine for his grandsons to have. In all the hard years of abuse that bike got, I don't recall replacing anything more than the gas tank, chain & sprockets and tires, and obviously oil changes and spark plugs. Suzuki puts a hole new meaning to the term BULLET PROOF.

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Old 11-28-2011, 03:24 PM   #202
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Suzuki's

The first one is a VS1400, next a VX800 converted to Adventure Tour, the other ones are VS700s. How about that 5.7 gallon tank on the 1400? Although my dream bike is a Victory Vegas, I got enough Suzuki's to last a life time.

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Old 11-29-2011, 01:46 PM   #203
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The wife's '08 DR-Z400SM:


And my '02 DR650:
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Old 11-29-2011, 02:43 PM   #204
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'06 drz400sm

This is my first post I hope this works. This is also my first street legal bike, just got it about month ago . So far I've put 350 miles on it and absolutley love it. This thing just eats up twisty roads and with slicks on it, it does surprisingly well on gravel roads.
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Old 11-29-2011, 02:44 PM   #205
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Old 11-29-2011, 02:47 PM   #206
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Didn't realize the last pic was gonna be side ways . Sorry.
Here's one more with my buddies KLR in it also.
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Old 11-29-2011, 03:29 PM   #207
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Over 1400 miles in 3 1/2 days.
Did everything well and had a good trip.








A good time on a couple of 250's.
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Old 11-29-2011, 08:25 PM   #208
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Thumb Gotta Love Em

I like em cause they have taken me on some wonderful journeys and never complained and at a fraction of the $$$ of some of the classier cachet bikes I've owned. Now if I could only find pics of my old GS850G and PE175.

DRZ in the Sierra Madre Mtns Mexico



Our Wees about to cross the Liard River in the NWT Canada



DR650 in New "Mexico Riding the Divide"

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Old 11-29-2011, 09:35 PM   #209
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tu250x

Don't see to many being represented here so here goes my contribution

Bringing my baby home.


This is my first thumper!


Doing a little adventure riding


Does not like to be near that other brand...


Enjoying the little town of Ketchup.


Getting a few mods done.


Little walk around. Thumper style.





No cool mountains here in Myrtle Beach, but we sure have a lot of highrise parking garages..
aah, the scenery..


This now completes the representation of the TU250x.

Oh, forgot to add why I bought a suzuki.
I was looking for something small to ride around the beach, go to and from work. I wanted something I could work on myself and be nice on the wallet. Didn't want to look to dorkey on a small bike. Agree, this is a small bike but it has a big bike feel that's fun to run!! There was nothing that fit as well as the suzuki tu250x .
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Old 11-30-2011, 05:53 AM   #210
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Love those bikes. Totally classic. That mod sounds great.
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