55 miles

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by Jamesx2, Apr 26, 2014.

  1. Jamesx2

    Jamesx2 Been here awhile

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    New rider.1996 DR 350. rode 55 miles . loved the turns. looked where i wanted to go and powered out!. I am loving my new to me bike
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  2. BRPtourer

    BRPtourer Been here awhile

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    Great bike!
    Tomorrow you need to ride another 55 miles minimum. :D
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  3. Mr_Gone

    Mr_Gone The Lejund!

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    Do I hear 60 miles?

    60?

    Going once. Going twice.

    The bid is 60.

    Aaaaaaand... we have a new bidder at... 110 miles!!! :clap

    Get out there and ride.
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  4. scootrboi

    scootrboi Long timer

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    Good luck, and adjust to not being seen. Moderate speed is a big help in preparedness.
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  5. Grreatdog

    Grreatdog Long timer

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    It is a DR350. Moderate speed is a given. :lol3

    Excellent bike to learn on though. Just right power with decent suspension and brakes for the period. They have a cult following for a reason.
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  6. DAKEZ

    DAKEZ Long timer

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    :ricky
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  7. Jamesx2

    Jamesx2 Been here awhile

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    Most of my riding is under 55mph. Mostly back roads commuting to work or a country recreation ride. Heading out soon.
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  8. Thanantos

    Thanantos Ride hard.

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    Good for you man. Welcome to the insanity :evil
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  9. Grreatdog

    Grreatdog Long timer

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    A little DR350 motivational viewing ...........

    Brand new right off the dealer's floor:

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    Flat repair on the same bike in the same place almost 20 years later ......

    [​IMG]
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  10. High Country Herb

    High Country Herb Adventure Connoiseur

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    My wife got a '95 DR350SE about 6 months ago, and loves it. In about half a year, she has gone from passenger, to MSF course to fairly confident rider. She has dropped it a couple times in parking lots, and was able to pick it up with zero damage. We ride on and off road, so it is a perfect bike for her.

    I took it out on a 60 mile loop through the forest, and really came to appreciate it. Compared to my 400+ pounder, there is almost no need to slow down for corners. It has enough power to climb hills, and will do 70 mph on the highway if needed.

    We installed a full rack on it, so we can do over nighters on the bikes.

    By the way, there is a thread around here somewhere called DR350 Farkles, started by a couple of guys making cool stuff for the Suzuki.
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  11. SloMo228

    SloMo228 World Class Cheapass

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    :clap

    The DR is a bike you can keep for your whole riding career. I've had bigger, heavier, faster bikes, bikes that turn better and stop quicker, but the DR is so simple, reliable, and cheap to own that when the time comes and you get the itch for another two-wheeled ride, you can just keep the DR and park the new bike next to it.
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