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Old 06-11-2007, 06:54 PM   #81
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Originally Posted by A.solgaard

I've found a dr 200 - 96 or 98, I forget, with 600 kms for $2300 canadian. I believe it to be a pretty good deal. my only question is, how bad is it really on the highway? some people on this thread say it's okay, some say not so much. is it really whining out at 100k - 60 miles an hour? I was thinking about doing a trip to baja later on this year, riding from somewhere in SoCal, down, would this bike be sufficient? I have no doubts about it on the trails as far as nimbleness and lightness goes, but the highway thing is my only concern.

if i could have only one bike, this wouldn't be it. i love my dr200, but unless you are willing to travel slowly it's not the best bike.

i have a 39 tooth sprocket to install to get the rpms down at highway speed, but i don't have any illusions of interstate blasting once it's on.

and like viverrid says, if you're taller then getting up on it will be a problem. i'm 5'4" and it's almost a little short when i stand up on it (which isn't too often).
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