Show us your Suzukis and explain why you prefer them

Discussion in 'Photos' started by ThomasVolomitz, Aug 16, 2011.

  1. visovm

    visovm Adventurer

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    I figured it was time for me to post here.

    First up the the DL650.
    It was the first bike.
    It was the reason why I joined this forum.
    It too my best friend and I on many trips and will take me on many more.
    It has almost 50K on the clock and the only issue was the starter/headlight switch (now fixed).

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    On the Dragon

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    At the 45 th

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    And doing anything else I ask!

    Never a complaint or hiccup; always a blast to ride.

    The second bike a DR350 is a bit rough around the edges, but never fails and is bomb proof.
    I picked this one up for next to nothing and brought her back to great running condition and now enjoy homing my woods and trail riding skills.

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    Up in northern NH

    I have never owned another brand bike (minus the Guzzi, but thats in its own league) and I hope to continue my enjoyment of the Suzukis by adding a DR650 to the stable for the more serious ADV touring and hopefully a TAT ride :clap
    The Suzukis have worked so well for me, why would I have any reason to change it now.
  2. Prime Mover

    Prime Mover Anything Can Happen

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    Mr. Volomitz, you call the starting time and place and I will meet you there.
  3. RebornRider

    RebornRider Been here awhile

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    Even babies love Suzukis!!
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  4. ThomasVolomitz

    ThomasVolomitz New Old Stock

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    Great! Wiped out my DRZ on an icy hill Sunday, slid for quite a way before coming to a stop. Also dropped it six times in the woods that day. Not a scratch on the bike, sore shoulder for me.

    I am always up for a spin, will be avoiding the ice from now on.
  5. pavemike

    pavemike I fall down alot

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    Out of 6 bikes in the garage, 3 of them are 'Zuks.

    Long distance rig is the bulletproof wee
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    Light weight touring rig is the bombproof DRZ
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    The wife's flip proof (proven :lol3) DR200
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    Never a single problem with any of them. They definitely give my Hondas a run for their money in the dependability department.
  6. d.burbach

    d.burbach Been here awhile

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    Cheap and fun. That's why.
  7. OfirMX

    OfirMX Sierras' Gatekeeper

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    Hello RoadRunner! :D

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  8. ThomasVolomitz

    ThomasVolomitz New Old Stock

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    Happy New Year! Thanks for all the great postings to this thread.
    I have about 50 caps, overkill. Like this one the most , but it has been worn and washed to death. Haven't been able to find another like it.
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  9. d.burbach

    d.burbach Been here awhile

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    Howdy!
  10. toadl

    toadl Been here awhile

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    I believe a steeper hill climb will prove you wrong.:lol3
  11. Cowgirl

    Cowgirl Cougar on the prowl

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    That looks awfully familiar :D
  12. 5punksdad

    5punksdad Tag-Master-Flash

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    Cuz they are awesome wheelie machines.

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  13. ThomasVolomitz

    ThomasVolomitz New Old Stock

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    Although I ride as much as possible in the winter, it definitely sucks. Spring is just around the corner.
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  14. Shadowed_Stranger

    Shadowed_Stranger Adventurer

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    Because they just won't quit. My 600 Bandit just stopped working, and it's at 59,xxx miles. One of my more mechanically inclined friends said it just needs new spark plugs.

    And my DR200 keeps on ticking too. I have beat the snot out of this poor bike, and it has never failed me (except for the one time some scumbag drained the oil out one night. Still ran for at least 2 days with almost no oil, and has continued running since.)

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  15. 60/40

    60/40 Oops

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    I wish I would have kept it.

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  16. palden

    palden wannabee

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    This was the basic weekender-commuter, but always fun on local rides.
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  17. Bama Gringo

    Bama Gringo Been here awhile

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    iv had 9 suzukis. never had a minutes trouble from any! pics....

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  18. spikerjack 46

    spikerjack 46 Adventurer

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    :wave

    This was my second Suzuki, the first being a 250GT. I
    found riding traillies more comfortable so got the DR400s
    in 1981. Loved it.
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    After a break of nearly 30 odd years I got this DR400 s, 1981 model. It's great
    for messing around on.


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  19. trevorf

    trevorf Banned

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    I love my old Suzuki. and love this pic a buddy took of me last year on a trip to WA State...makes me laugh.:D
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  20. veetwo _tls

    veetwo _tls RENOVATIO:

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