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Old 01-28-2009, 01:02 PM   #1
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how many miles on your DR650?

I'm seriously considering one, and just wondered how they last compared to the klr....
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Old 01-28-2009, 04:27 PM   #2
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I've got 30,000km on my DR. My buddy has 75,000 km on his DR. Both bikes have been bulletproof. Gas oil plugs and regular maintenance.

Great all round machine.

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Old 01-29-2009, 02:17 AM   #3
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Right at 20,000 miles on mine. Be sure to check out the DR forum on Thumpertalk, too.

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Old 01-29-2009, 06:15 AM   #4
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Not quite 29,000 miles. No worries, no problems.
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Old 01-29-2009, 09:19 AM   #5
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2000 miles or not even. My excuse is I got it late at the end of the season
Hey you asked....
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Old 01-29-2009, 09:31 AM   #6
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06 with 8000 miles. Just checked valve clearance. Exhaust right on. Intake a bit loose. Other than that hasn't missed a lick. No engine/carb/suspension mods whatsoever.
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Old 01-29-2009, 09:37 AM   #7
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Thanks! Sounds like a well made machine.
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Old 01-29-2009, 09:39 AM   #8
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my brothers Dr have 85oookm
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Old 01-29-2009, 03:46 PM   #9
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Old 01-30-2009, 05:56 AM   #10
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Originally Posted by upweekis
I'm seriously considering one, and just wondered how they last compared to the klr....
I doubt there is any major difference as long as any specific modifications are done. Like the Dohickey in the KLR.

I have 42,000 on a KLX without any problems after making the cam chain adjuster a manual unit.

I don't know if there are any specific "do it now or pay later" modifications needed on the DR. I'd check here or at a DR specific site.
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Old 01-30-2009, 06:48 AM   #11
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Not meaning to Hijack this thread, but I have a question for you DR owners. I had a 2008 KLR that had ridiculous oil consumption when I rode it on highway/interstate for extended periods at or above 70mph. Have any of you guys ever had this issue on your DR? I'm seriously considering buying one and I thought you guys that have lots of miles on your bikes would be the people to ask. Thanks.
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Old 01-30-2009, 07:38 AM   #12
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18800+ Miles so far. These are both street and trail miles.

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Old 01-30-2009, 08:05 AM   #13
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I run a 14t sprocket and can run70 mph(gps speed) all day with 0 oil usage.
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Old 01-30-2009, 12:12 PM   #14
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no problems at all

14000 miles 14t cs,no oil consumption.Ran two up 2400 mile trip mid summer no problems.Have had no problems mechanically.Engine,airbox ,carb and exhaust completely stock
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Old 01-30-2009, 03:17 PM   #15
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Not meaning to Hijack this thread, but I have a question for you DR owners. I had a 2008 KLR that had ridiculous oil consumption when I rode it on highway/interstate for extended periods at or above 70mph. Have any of you guys ever had this issue on your DR? I'm seriously considering buying one and I thought you guys that have lots of miles on your bikes would be the people to ask. Thanks.
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I took a 6000 mile trip last summer and never had to add a drop of oil.
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