DR650 owners, whats your age?

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by planemanx15, Nov 30, 2012.

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DR650 riders,Whats your age

  1. Under 19

  2. 20-29

  3. 30-39

  4. 40-49

  5. 50-59

  6. 60+

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  1. Honda55

    Honda55 Been here awhile

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    Oddometer:
    197
    Location:
    Quakertown, PA
    I think I win as the youngest!:clap

    I sold mine last month to upgrade to an XR650R, but I bought my DR 650 when I was 15 (3 weeks before turning 16). I rode it for 9 months and then sold it to uprade to the xrr. All my friends make fun because its a dirtbike and some even say I should get a harley:huh


    Obligatory Pic...
    (yes i know the blinker is hanging, this is before I replaced them.)

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    #21
  2. macrae85

    macrae85 Been here awhile

    Joined:
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    391
    Location:
    New Zealand,Scotland,Arizona USA.
    23yrs,but i was born in '67........just never grown up! :p
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    #22
  3. dogjaw

    dogjaw plays well alone

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2008
    Oddometer:
    3,238
    Location:
    between the Ozarks and the Ouachitas
    I need to see some more pics of this beast...
    #23
  4. acesandeights

    acesandeights Asperger

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2008
    Oddometer:
    4,094
    Location:
    So. Oregon
    40, bought it when I was 38.
    #24
  5. jessepitt

    jessepitt Ride More

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2008
    Oddometer:
    993
    Location:
    Redmond Oregon
    I'm 32 now and just got my second one six months ago. I got my first when I was 24ish.
    #25
  6. basketcase

    basketcase lifelong reject fixer

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2004
    Oddometer:
    1,446
    Location:
    Fading...
    57 now, I bought it several years ago just before I turned 55.

    It took me six months of tweaking and experimenting to get it like I wanted it to ride the CDT in July 2010. Then I almost sold it last year but took one more ride and changed my mind.

    I figure now to keep it until I get out of riding. In fact, given the around town fun factor of the DR and that my wife is no longer interested in riding, the Wing will go first.
    #26
  7. badweatherbiker

    badweatherbiker Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2007
    Oddometer:
    710
    Location:
    North Florida
    39 when I bought my DR, I'm still 39....
    #27
  8. KiloBravo

    KiloBravo Armchair Adventurer

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2011
    Oddometer:
    840
    Location:
    Alabamistan
    I'm 52 bike is an 07 it's the daily ride, grocery get'er, etc...

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    #28
  9. KiloBravo

    KiloBravo Armchair Adventurer

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    Alabamistan
    Good on ya PHILinFrance :beer
    #29
  10. Straight

    Straight n00b

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    Oddometer:
    7
    Location:
    Connecticut
    What if you're 19? Looks like you can't vote!
    #30
  11. Skidmarkart

    Skidmarkart Dirty Middle Age Man

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2012
    Oddometer:
    227
    Location:
    Durham NC, The Old Durty
    37... I work at the local Ivy League college. A lot of the kids who have bikes on campus wave me down - then see me, and I can see the look of, "oh, another dual sport rider!" turn to "uh, old guy." Oh well, I still enjoy it. Some one asked me if it was a mid-life crisis bike, and I told them I was saving my mid life crisis for something much, much more stupid than a DR650 :evil
    #31
  12. mrprez

    mrprez KJ4WMZ

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2008
    Oddometer:
    1,265
    Location:
    Mobile, Al
    I'm a '52 model the DR is an '04.
    #32
  13. ShadyRascal

    ShadyRascal Master of None

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2007
    Oddometer:
    6,964
    Location:
    the Root, Western Montana
    Decided I needed one in 1996 when they changed to the current model. I was 35 then, with little kids and we just did dune quads under command of the Wife so I had to wait.

    Bought my 03 DR in 2007. 51 now and loving it.
    #33
  14. shu

    shu ...

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    Location:
    Colorado
    #34
  15. Duelsporter

    Duelsporter Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2008
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    297
    Location:
    Walnut Grove, GA
    Boy. We are a bunch of old farts!
    #35
  16. macrae85

    macrae85 Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2010
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    391
    Location:
    New Zealand,Scotland,Arizona USA.
    Here it is before i changed the kit over to the other DR650......
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    .......after......
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    .......work in progress,my Argentine trip is over a year behind schedule........2013,fingers crossed!
    #36
  17. macrae85

    macrae85 Been here awhile

    Joined:
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    391
    Location:
    New Zealand,Scotland,Arizona USA.
    Couldn't think of a better bike to do Morocco on........well,my Freewind,for the top part of the country! :p
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    #37
  18. GSF1200S

    GSF1200S Been here awhile

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    Jul 14, 2012
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    976
    Location:
    Austin, Texas
    28
    #38
  19. Mongle

    Mongle Knuckle dragger

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    3,395
    Location:
    North Carolina Y'all
    :lol3

    I was just thinking the same thing. I think the DR is one of those bikes that is bought because it works...not because it is cool. Keeps a lot of the under 30s people from buying one.

    I look back at the cruisers and sport bikes I have owned and think: I could have owned several DRs and had WAY more fun....:wink:
    #39
  20. GSF1200S

    GSF1200S Been here awhile

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    976
    Location:
    Austin, Texas
    Maybe not cool, but sort of a 'macho' thing? Im not really sure on this one either, and im under 30 :lol3

    My 1200 Bandit isnt the most flashy bike, but it is a great deal more comfortable than a sportbike and even faster in a straight line (isnt stock)- wont turn for shit though (weight, suspension). That said, I bought it mainly for that rush of acceleration, and secondly to do longer trips with. It rarely gets attention, most of my buddies who ride sport bikes give me shit, etc, so im not really sure about 'cool'. I have to say ive had more compliments and comments on the DR650 in the short time ive owned it then I have had for the Bandit the entire time Ive owned it.

    I really think it boils down to 'conquering' a given environment- sportbikes conquer tracks and streets faster than any bike, while dirtbikes conquer dirt faster than any bike. The DR650 isnt the best at either. Men are heavily driven to 'conquer' everything around them- money, women, locations, other men (by dominating them, e.g. sports, fights, etc), and maybe thats why DRs arent really popular with the younger group. JMHO :1drink
    #40