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Old Yesterday, 07:22 AM   #1
Sunbeem OP
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Location: Darkest Yorkshire
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I wandered into a motorcycle shop in the lake district this morning, and had a brief ride around the yard on a bike that looks like it would do well as a winter hack.
I believe it is non-standard, though I'm not exactly sure what it is a non-standard version of......
But I like it.

So I'd be glad of any information I can glean.
Here's what I know so far.

Suzuki on/off road, circa early nineties.
650 single, electric start, oil cooler, mono shock.
Same engine is found in CCM's and others.
The instruments are after-market, as is the headlight, and I know not what - so appearance may be deceptive.

It's on a replacement Mikuni carb, it tiptoes nicely and sounds happy. Apparently there's lots of torque.
Anyone have any idea what it might be?


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Old Yesterday, 12:22 PM   #2
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2003 xt600e 150.000km
1986 xt350 100.000km
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Old Yesterday, 12:25 PM   #3
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Buy it fast i am googling motorcycle shops in the lake district right now.
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Old Today, 01:02 AM   #4
Sunbeem OP
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Yes, it's a '92 DR 650, thanks JensEskildsen, from the pics online it's not far from standard, though I understand the electrics have been simplified a bit, and the decompressor linkage removed, that's now lever-operated at the handlebars. The dealer is pleasantly "Old School" and interested in my XT350s so I'm hoping for a neat outcome.

His mechanic has been using the DR, and thinks well of it, and though I only wobbled round the yard I took to it immediately. I may need to find a silencer that works a bit more efficiently, though with the torque it seems to have, it may be possible to ride it quietly when needed. I often come upon horses in the back lanes, and I'm never happy unless I get a "thank you" wave from the rider.

At other times, a nice phat blatter from the exhaust can serve to wake a sleeping driver, or galvanise a texting pedestrian.

So, I see there's a dedicated thread for DRs -- looks like I've got some reading to do.

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