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Old 06-29-2012, 12:22 PM   #1
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The 'No Gripin' and Moanin' DR650 Thread

Here's an idea. Let's start a thread to talk about the venerable Suzuki DR650.

Recommendation 1: Limit your posts to the DR650 and its variants

Recommendation 2: Do not moan/bitch about how your carb mods are superior to everyone else's carb mods

Recommendation 3: Do not moan/bitch about how dumb everybody else is and how smart you are

Recommendation 4: Do not moan/bitch about difficulty you're having w/ a vendor. Put on your big girl panties, pick up the phone/email them and work it out.

Recommendation 5: Do post pics of your rides and adventures that include your DR650 (which is a really swell motorcycle)

Recommendation 6: If, after reading 1-5, you still choose to whine/moan/complain like a little girl, do so comfortable in the knowledge that you will be publicly ridiculed and offered a couple of Extra Strength Midol and a Hello Kitty blanket.

Recommendation 7: If you don't have something nice to say, then just don't say anything. There are plenty of other threads here where you can let your immaturity gallop at full speed.

If you find yourself confused about a proposed post, examine the brief list above and see if your contribution conforms to these established criteria.


****This thread was started as a lighthearted way to poke fun at some of the inmates on the regular DR thread who are taking themselves and their individual pursuits a little too seriously. I'm not, repeat NOT trying to torque anybody off or start a shouting match. Just tryin' to keep it all real****
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Old 06-29-2012, 12:23 PM   #2
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Here's mine. '98. 7K miles. Puts a smile on my face every time I ride it.


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Old 06-29-2012, 12:45 PM   #3
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Wow! Some things musta' changed since my time in the DR650 thread.

It used to be that you'd witness a small tift, between a coupla' inmates, once or twice a year. But, for the most part, there were a lotta' good dudes who hung-out in there.

I was always thankful for the knowledge they shared, and the assistance they gave...


EDIT- ...like Ken ^^^. He's a good example of one of those dudes, who was always a benefit (and never a liability) to the thread.


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Old 06-29-2012, 01:21 PM   #4
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There seems to be a lot of vitriol on the 'other' DR650 thread right now. I've owned my DR for about nine months. I haven't had a chance to even take it for a ride yet. I tore it apart to have the frame powder-coated, discovered my carburetor needed a total overhaul, did that and then my mother-in law passed away (helping my wife and bother-in-law deal with that sucked up a lot of my free time since). It's back together now but I need to run it on the dyno to ensure the carb is properly adjusted (at least I would prefer to do it that way).

I used the other thread to see if I needed to do anything else while it was completely apart. But, it was quite a slog, at times. A few other inmates, that frequent the 'other' DR650 thread, have expressed similar feelings; too much piss/moan/bitch.

I would hope to have my DR on the road again soon and will be happy to post up some pictures as soon as it sees daylight.
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Old 06-29-2012, 04:28 PM   #5
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Here's mine. '98. 7K miles. Puts a smile on my face every time I ride it.


is humour allowed here:? i cannot see how your tag-line makes any sense, what w/that pic of your dr650. does an uglier motorcycle actually exist somewhere?

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Old 06-29-2012, 04:53 PM   #6
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is humour allowed here:? i cannot see how your tag-line makes any sense, what w/that pic of your dr650. does an uglier motorcycle actually exist somewhere?

doug s.

Ouch dude!!

See now my feelings are all hurt and I'll have to start a separate thread......


The sig line followed me owning a BMW R1150 GS and a VStrom. And I admit, the purple and yellow is kinda shocking, but I'm getting used to it. Eventually I'll get rid of the yellow gaiters and weird seat.

Humor is appreciated and applauded.

Geez, I'm here to have fun and learn a little more about my ride. If this thread fails, I'm ok w/ that. I just sent it up as a flag for other inmates that might be tired of the constant whiny baby syndrome.

End of rant.....

Ride on and let's see what ya' got............
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Old 06-29-2012, 10:38 PM   #7
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Ouch dude!!

See now my feelings are all hurt and I'll have to start a separate thread......


The sig line followed me owning a BMW R1150 GS and a VStrom. And I admit, the purple and yellow is kinda shocking, but I'm getting used to it. Eventually I'll get rid of the yellow gaiters and weird seat.

Humor is appreciated and applauded.

Geez, I'm here to have fun and learn a little more about my ride. If this thread fails, I'm ok w/ that. I just sent it up as a flag for other inmates that might be tired of the constant whiny baby syndrome.

End of rant.....

Ride on and let's see what ya' got............
sorry, i couldn't help it - the first time i saw the pic of your dr i broke out laughing, having read your tag line prewiously!

only one of my 3 bikes is a dr; i don't think it's quite as ugly as yours, if i do say so myself...




my wife used to take the buell when we went riding, but not since i have gotten the dr.


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Old 06-29-2012, 10:57 PM   #8
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Here's mine. '98. 7K miles. Puts a smile on my face every time I ride it.


That YELLOW and purple DR would put a smile on anyones face. choice
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Old 06-30-2012, 07:15 PM   #9
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Here's mine. '98. 7K miles. Puts a smile on my face every time I ride it.


Love the '98 tank. Nice, clean graphic design and subtle, cool colors....

They just overdid it a little with the seat cover and fork gaiters.
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Old 06-30-2012, 07:31 PM   #10
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Love the '98 tank. Nice, clean graphic design and subtle, cool colors....

They just overdid it a little with the seat cover and fork gaiters.

Thanks buddy.

I kinda' agree. The seat and fork gaiters are over the top. Still on the fence about the purple frame. Didn't really like the stickers on the side panels either, so I removed them.
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Old 06-30-2012, 07:50 PM   #11
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Thanks buddy.

I kinda' agree. The seat and fork gaiters are over the top. Still on the fence about the purple frame. Didn't really like the stickers on the side panels either, so I removed them.
I'm surprised you still have that fragile boat anchor of a tail light. The DR250 light is one of the cheapest, easiest and most useful mods you can make to any DR650.
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Old 06-30-2012, 08:00 PM   #12
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I'm surprised you still have that fragile boat anchor of a tail light. The DR250 light is one of the cheapest, easiest and most useful mods you can make to any DR650.

Yeah, I've been kinda' lazy about doing anything to this one yet. I'm between jobs, so mods to the bike have been pretty limited. Don't worry though, once I get back to work full time, I've got a small list......
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Old 06-29-2012, 12:43 PM   #13
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Seven things I can do. Nice. That thing is clean for it's age.
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Old 06-29-2012, 05:56 PM   #14
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Seven things I can do. Nice. That thing is clean for it's age.


Thanks. It's a good one and does what I ask it to do.
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Old 06-29-2012, 01:39 PM   #15
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Really? You need another DR650 specific thread?

You DR guys sure do like to toot your own horn and take yourselves a bit too seriously
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