Jumping a DR650

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by acesandeights, Jan 5, 2013.

  1. acesandeights

    acesandeights Asperger

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    Maybe you're right. I've seen a few clips of DRs and XRLs on the (MX) track and the guys look like they're having a blast. Set up right I bet you could jump a 14 buses with a 1960 Harley. :D
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  2. brucifer

    brucifer Long timer

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    :lol3 Nice!
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  3. acesandeights

    acesandeights Asperger

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    I think I've had that happen myself.
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  4. focallength

    focallength You're Welcome

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    I will admit his bike is not exactly stock, its bored and sprung quite well...It is quite a sight to see a klr on a mx trackhauling ass though

    My drz will get some air, although admitedlly, im too much of a chicken to try for the doubles, but it does mx well enough. Maybe ill got for the doubles when its rebuilt...then again maybe not.
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  5. dogjaw

    dogjaw plays well alone

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    This is a buddy of mine jumping his DR about as far as I've ever seen... A short time later, he put his bike into the ground in this very area, full Atgatt, resulting in a medflight, prolonged coma, broken bones, lacerated lung and minus a kidney. His wife sold the bike while he was still in the hospital; I love to ride fast, but this kind of removed my desire to jump the DR...[​IMG]
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  6. NovaMoto

    NovaMoto Been here awhile

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    How is your friend now ? What happened when he attempted that last jump ?

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  7. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

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    300/400+lb bikes may be fun for some to play racer on. I value my skin and bones too much to do so.
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  8. dogjaw

    dogjaw plays well alone

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    Recovered, but quit riding due to the kidney loss and the fact he has two small kids... This pic was taken by me on a previous ride to this area, when he had the big wreck, he hasn't even left the parking area; it is surrounded be berms and jumps, not sure exactly what happened, but his friend had to leave him on the ground while he hightailed it for area where he could get cell coverage to call in medflight. He was a very experienced rider, fully geared as far as I know, but still got very jacked up. The bike was barely scratched...
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  9. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

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    It must have landed on him. I nearly endoed my DR on a downhill riding in dust and tagged a boulder,Ive never felt such a sense of imminent total disaster rolling along on the front wheel headed for a small bunch of trees.............Life Flight came to mind in a split second.

    Crashing a 400 lb bike isnt like crashing a 230 lb bike,sharp pieces of metal being pushed by 400 lbs can take you out plain and simple.
    Yes an expert can jump and do tricks on any bike and make it look easy.
    Most of us on here arent experts.
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