Originally Posted by malignity
I'm looking at possibly getting a 2000 DR650. Its got about 22,000 miles on it. How many more miles on average will I be able to get before I'm looking at a rebuild?
With proper suspension, will a DR650 be able to achieve freeway speed with a 240lb driver and 170lb passenger?
I want a backup/guest 'dirt bike', but also would like to kill two birds with one stone and have an adventure bike for my wife and I. The XR650L is too tall for a passenger, and the KLR is too heavy to be used as a dirt bike.
I'm hoping the DR650 will fit.
There are posts of couples going long distances on a properly set up DR and several on this forum have over 50K miles. I know of one that sold to someone here with 75K and they're still riding it.
It should work for your stated mission once it's set up. Happy hunting.