DRZ 400 vs DR 650 questions

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by superdutyGS, Sep 13, 2011.

  1. rivercreep

    rivercreep Banned

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    Seriously! W.T.F. do you base the highlighted comment on?
    I'm riding around on a stinking little 250 that's only air cooled and run it down the highway all day long at 65 mph.
    :eek1

    If I'd had been able to afford to buy another DR650 with the insurance money from my stolen 09DR650 I would have and it would have been my fourth. The DR will run down the highway all day long at 75 and not even breath hard.

    To the O.P. If I had your height, I'd go with the DRZ400S because it would fit you better and have a better suspension out of the box. (compared to the DR)

    Both DR and DRZ need aftermarket seats for candy asses and maybe, a small shield to deflect some wind for hwy stints.
    Either will do hwy speeds with ease, all day long. (I mean, if my 250 can = W.T.F.!?)

    As for the rider being able to tolerate those hwy speeds = if you aren't a pussy that's acclimated to fairings and cages, you shouldn't have any issues at all.:wink:
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  2. One Less Harley

    One Less Harley OH.THAT'S GONNA HURT

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    well you post comes across rather strong and opinionated, damn...try toning down your comments a bit, being tactful is a good thing most times.....
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  3. Kommando

    Kommando Long timer

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    Umm...I think my candy, and my kitty, just got offended or something.



    :lol3
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  4. One Less Harley

    One Less Harley OH.THAT'S GONNA HURT

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    :rofl:rofl:rofl
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  5. jessepitt

    jessepitt Ride More

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    Having never ridden one you realy dont have a clue what you are talking about and should stop spreading misinformation. The XR650 R is a great bike but awful on the freeway. The DR650 does fine at 75. :deal

    And SCREW tactful, people shouldn't talk SHIT about bikes they no nothing about! lol
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  6. heirhead

    heirhead Been here awhile

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    Hello,

    Kind of reminds where the book, (best seller), Places Rated Almanac named Seattle the #1 city in US.
    Author said weather was great. After some scrutiny, turns out author had NEVER been to Seattle!!!!
    Lost all credibility. HUMMMM NEVER rode a dr650, PLEEEEEASE.

    Heirhead

    PS. Not knocking Seattle, just part of the story.
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  7. tkent02

    tkent02 Long timer

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    Yep, way more better.
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  8. rivercreep

    rivercreep Banned

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    Ok, Ok,! I apologize for the tone of my previous post.

    What set the mood for that response was having read through several posts in a row on other threads where guys were bitching about comfort and vibes from their thumpers, lack of wind protection, and general nonsense that gave the impression they completely forgot they were riding motorcycles.

    Sometimes it's enough to make you want to tell them to just get back in their Cage and drive to where they want to go. It's maddening!:kboom

    Then you read the type of response I highlighted and wonder W.T.F.!?
    Believe it or not = my respone to that part of the statement WAS toned down.
    (I didn't call anyone a name directly; rather it was a an if the shoe fits statement):deal

    F.W.I.W. I can't stand the continuing pussification of motorcycles and vehicles in general that allows anyone with 1/2 a brain to drive/ride them. (mostly because, that's about the only amount of their brain that they use to operate them, as evidenced by todays drivers):eek1

    Ride on!...and I'm sorry.:freaky
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  9. bobnoxious67

    bobnoxious67 Baby steps...

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    Funny...I get the same way when people who have no first hand experience with Euro bikes blather on about maintenance and reliability and useability based on interwebby BS. :lol3
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  10. sadexcuse4s10

    sadexcuse4s10 Been here awhile

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    I have a drz and an xr650l. Both modded, and both will run slab at 80mph all day.

    The drz gets blown around on the hwy alot more than the heavier xrl, which weighs about the same as the dr650. The low end grunt of the bigger bike though IMO is really where the street advantages come in at, you don't have to bang gears going through town as much, but the aircooled motor does keep your legs alot warmer in stop/go traffic, and I hope you don't drop the bike and that hot cyl. head land on your leg.

    The drz is awesome for shorter trips on slap to get get to the trails, fire roads, or track. Then ride like a banshee all day and drive it home. It's an excellent commuter also if work isn't too damn far down the slab, gets good mileage if you don't beat on it (same as the dr or xr, which mileage really suffers when you flog them)
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  11. TeamGS

    TeamGS Adventure-seeking family

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    We owned both the DR 650 and DRZ 400, now own a DR 350 seems to be a great bike. 6-speed, nice ergonomics, durable, air cooled. Simple performance for dual sporting.
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  12. GISdood

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    Just about any thumper can be made tolerable for slab miles - assuming you don't want to run flat-out on the interstates all day.

    For the last two summers, my wife and I have undertaken 2500-mile road trips; me on a DR650 and her on a DR-Z400SM.

    Some of the common creature-comfort mods done to both bikes include +1 gearing on the CS sprocket, Seat Concepts replacement pads & seatcovers, wind deflectors (Spitfire on the DR, National Cycle Deflector on the DRZ) & heated grips.

    If my wife can endure 2500 miles of riding on the DRZ and tenting over 10 days with all this in her back...

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    ... I'm sure you'll do just fine - unless of course your kitty is coated in candy... :D

    My recommendation for a TAT bike would be the DRZ for the weight savings and suspension, as gearing is a simple trailside fix to suit your conditions. However, if you're looking for an all-rounder, I'd lean toward the DR. Just my $0.02 having ridden both. Good luck with your bike search!
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  13. wide

    wide Been here awhile

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    Just cos a 250 can do it doesnt mean jack shit, I mean my boy can sit at 55/60 all day on his 125!!!


    Some sense:clap

    I know enough cheers ya fuckwit... tactful enough for you:lol3 I mean I ride around our beautiful countryside with a few lads with XRs and fully know their capability... fuck me my mate did 900 miles in a day from JohnO Groats to Lands End on his XR650R... So you know more obviously... I bet you even polish the end of your knob:rofl
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