Help!!! About to pull the trigger

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by jumpingjerry, Feb 1, 2013.

  1. heirhead

    heirhead worlds worst mechanic

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    Good decision.

    heirhead
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  2. jumpingjerry

    jumpingjerry Adventurer

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    Thanks for all the links. Got them saved to my bookmarks. Will look through them.

    Not yet, but they still had it when they closed today. If all goes will I will put a deposit down on Tuesday morning at 9 am when they open back up (closed Sunday and Monday) and will head out to make to two hour road trip.

    I can't wait to ride!
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  3. Avi8tor

    Avi8tor ADV Poser

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    Cool. Be sure to post the obligatory pic of the new bike.
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  4. jumpingjerry

    jumpingjerry Adventurer

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    About to hit the road to go get the bike. Here are some pics the dealer sent me. I can't wait!

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  5. East Coast Rider

    East Coast Rider Just Me...

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    Nicely done, sir!

    :nod


    I love everything about the DR.

    I have a 1st gen KLR with 41K absolutely trouble free miles, and I love the bike. Wouldn't trade it for a DR, but if I were bikeless and had to choose between a DR650 and a current model KLR, I'd take a DR hands down. They porked up the current model KLR quite a bit compared to the first gen. Just too heavy for my liking. I can pick up my pig just fine...not sure about the extra 50ish lbs of the new ones.

    Suzuki knows a little something about making bulletproof air/oil cooled motors. :D
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  6. Rob.G

    Rob.G Mostly Harmless

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    Nice!!! I've always been a fan of the gray color. And I see the previous owner put a skidplate on it too. Excellent!

    Rob
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  7. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

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    I waited till a real low miles stock DR finally came up,3K later it was mine with out a scratch on it,never had been off road.
    I farkled to taste and its been a great bike.
    Its the one bike in the shed thats always ready to go.
    Nothing seems to break on it. I left engine/carb/exhaust stock and it seems to run just fine that way,valve adj is easy,oil change is easy,nice simple bike that will do slab at 80 mph all day then go in the dirt just fine.
    always gets 50 mpg or close to it.
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  8. jumpingjerry

    jumpingjerry Adventurer

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    Well what a long day! Left the house at 11:30 am and got home at about 6:30 pm. Well worth it though. :happay The bike did not have a scratch on it. Looked newer then the new bike I was looking at. Dug up my old dirt bike helmet from years ago so I was about to put a few miles on it when we got home. I really like it! It feels like it has more grunt then the KLR I rode least week. Didn't get a change to get it up to speed as I could not find my goggles. Only had my glasses on and they only block so much wind. Can't wait to really put some miles on it.

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