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Old 06-29-2012, 07:47 PM   #31
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No sir, we really don't. This one was created this afternoon in frustration after reading even MORE bitching and griping about a purchase made by an inmate and MAY or MAY NOT required fifty cents worth of washers. It's a sarcastic shot directly across the bow of people who take themselves too seriously.
Thanks for pointing out the DR thread, I love a good public meltdown.

I think most threads about most popular bikes have issues like that though, probably because there are so many experts on the bike.

The KTM LC4 seems OK though because we have a small band of people that know there shit, and everyone else knows they know there shit.

Even after they fake there own death they still get all the respect they deserve when they step up with an opinion, just like that Facken Creeper guy.

I stick my nose into KTM talk occasionally for info on my RFS engined bike, and you should see the arguments I have read between a couple of guy who are in the business of rebuilding RFS engines...

To many experts I tell ya.

And here is a pic of my old DR650rs just to keep it slightly less off topic...



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Old 06-29-2012, 08:08 PM   #32
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Thanks Rev and greenlizard. No disrespect to the 99.9% of the guys on the DR thread that are good guys, but at some point, a guy just has to throw the BS flag.

Anyway, cool bikes. Whats the story behind that blue/yellow windscreen?
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Old 06-29-2012, 08:18 PM   #33
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I just wanted it to look more like a rallye bike.

I don't know if you're familiar with the DR650rs, but it's just a fiberglass screen I made to replace the standard screen, and also to house the twin head lights, the standard rs had one rectangular light.
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Old 06-29-2012, 10:38 PM   #34
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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   #35
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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, 12:35 AM   #36
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hi all, here is my blue pig on the TAT heading for the Oark store,gotta love those DRs
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Old 06-30-2012, 03:04 AM   #37
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And this one is of a friend of ours who normally rides a 1937 Henderson 4, but bought a DR on our recommendation, and the bike's made a hooligan outa him!
A '37 Henderson 4? Salute!
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Old 06-30-2012, 04:14 AM   #38
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A '37 Henderson 4? Salute!
Sorry, my mistake. It's an Indian 4, made in '36.

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Old 06-30-2012, 05:42 AM   #39
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once upon a time i was riding this monster
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Old 06-30-2012, 05:48 AM   #40
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At least I won't lose in a parking lot:
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Old 06-30-2012, 05:49 AM   #41
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once upon a time i was riding this monster

Looks like a Mad Max DR. I wanted the white one you sold a few months back but it was a little far away. That's not this one is it?
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Old 06-30-2012, 06:07 AM   #42
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Looks like a Mad Max DR. I wanted the white one you sold a few months back but it was a little far away. That's not this one is it?
yeah, this one?


once looked like yours and this:

all the same bike
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Old 06-30-2012, 06:13 AM   #43
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That's the one! I even copied the pic from your ad so I'd have it as a reference later. I like the plain white look. I always thought solid white w/ the big red 'S' Suzuki logo on the tank would look sharp......even thought about painting mine solid white and putting a BMW roundel on the tank just to mess w/ my Beemer buddies.

I just found one much closer. Had to do the starter clutch fix, but it wasn't a big deal. $200 for the part from Jesse and an hour in the garage.

For now I"m just riding it. Maybe over what passes for winter here in South Alabama I'll work on some aesthetic improvements and firm up the noodly stock suspension.
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Old 06-30-2012, 06:14 AM   #44
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Plugeye, what is the fender and headlight on the earlier version?
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Old 06-30-2012, 06:31 AM   #45
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schnelby hill rd - sedona

1st adv bike was ktm 640 adventure-horrible on the street, 2nd was dakar 650-horrible in the dirt. Here is my dr650, just right!


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