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Old 06-18-2011, 06:01 PM   #1
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Location: Avon, IN Not so much Motorcycle Heaven
Oddometer: 506
New project GR650

Okay...been ten years without a bike. Made my wife nervous when I arrived at my destination about a second and a half ahead of my bike. (Whoops.) Sold the bike while the kids were little and amused myself with an old Miata.

A friend I hadn't seen for awhile mentioned that he had what he thought was a DR650 in his barn that I could have. Sounded great to me. Turned out to be somewhat different.

The Suzuki GR 650 was only offered for sale in the U.S for two years. Has some interesting features, but it never caught on. Cycle World named it the "best buy of 1983" but that didn't save it. Was sold until '89 in Canada and Europe.

After a series of delays, I went today to get it. Four hours away in north central Ohio. Not a great start to the day.

Saw a few guys on I-70 getting a bit more adventure than seemed fun.

But I persevered and snapped a few shots while gassing up to head for home.

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