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Old 03-14-2013, 05:43 AM   #74731
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Er70s-2. Thanks for the advice on the bike and grammar.
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Old 03-14-2013, 06:32 AM   #74732
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Is it just me or does it seem like Suzuki is really selling a lot more DR 650 lately? Even my local dealer who never carries any tools for motorcycles actually has a DR 650 on the floor for 0% finance. They usually just cater to the squids and pirates, never to dual sports.

Hmm....squids and pirates, what's the derogatory name for dual sporters or do we need to come up with one?

Check the magazines and e -media, Dual sport is the next big wave, expect to see more riders on your favorite trails come this summer. This new popularity will be a blessing and a curse.
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Old 03-14-2013, 06:47 AM   #74733
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Hmm....squids and pirates, what's the derogatory name for dual sporters or do we need to come up with one?

How about Dirt pirates or mud squids.

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Old 03-14-2013, 06:49 AM   #74734
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Hmm....squids and pirates, what's the derogatory name for dual sporters or do we need to come up with one?

Check the magazines and e -media, Dual sport is the next big wave, expect to see more riders on your favorite trails come this summer. This new popularity will be a blessing and a curse.
I just call them...us.
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Old 03-14-2013, 07:02 AM   #74735
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I was think'n maybe "knob heads"
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Old 03-14-2013, 07:08 AM   #74736
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I was think'n maybe "knob heads"
google image search that one. (without "safe search")
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Old 03-14-2013, 07:15 AM   #74737
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google image search that one. (without "safe search")
LOL! I never considered our brothers across the pond or what it would mean there! And me a Triumph rider for 40 years!
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Old 03-14-2013, 07:43 AM   #74738
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Hmm....squids and pirates, what's the derogatory name for dual sporters or do we need to come up with one?

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Twat waffles?
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Old 03-14-2013, 07:49 AM   #74739
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Old 03-14-2013, 07:52 AM   #74740
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Hmm....squids and pirates, what's the derogatory name for dual sporters or do we need to come up with one?
There's a thread in another sub forum here discussing this. I think the consensus was "douchebag"
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Old 03-14-2013, 07:58 AM   #74741
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Be aware your DR may not have the OEM chain size, as in 520 vs 525. Something else to be aware of.

Probably best to simply replace both sprockets and the chain, then you will be sure of what you have. Besides, it's good practice, worn sprocket(s) will significantly increase chain wear. ProCycle sells sprocket/chain kits.

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Good point Lex. I hadn't considered that. I know it's due, and I've got 3890 miles on the tires too. Metzler enduro 3 s. I'd like to save some money, but I know better than to piece meal or cheap out. I guess I'm in the market for drive train and tires. Don't tell the wife, she thinks this is the inexpensive bike. -Andy
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Old 03-14-2013, 08:50 AM   #74742
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Hmm....squids and pirates, what's the derogatory name for dual sporters or do we need to come up with one?
"Friends" is about the most derogatory thing I can call my riding buddies...
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Old 03-14-2013, 08:52 AM   #74743
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Old 03-14-2013, 08:59 AM   #74744
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Price check

There's a 2009 DR650 with just over 8100 miles for sale for $4000 firm. It's a trade in at a dealership and had been listed for $5000 during February. From the pics, it looks to be in great condition. All stock and the salesman said the PO never took it off road or dropped it. He's supposedly a mature 40-something rider who traded it in for a cruiser.

This would be my first DR and I'm hoping to get a good deal! Is this a fair price?

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Old 03-14-2013, 09:25 AM   #74745
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There's a 2009 DR650 with just over 8100 miles for sale for $4000 firm. It's a trade in at a dealership and had been listed for $5000 during February. From the pics, it looks to be in great condition. All stock and the salesman said the PO never took it off road or dropped it. He's supposedly a mature 40-something rider who traded it in for a cruiser.

This would be my first DR and I'm hoping to get a good deal! Is this a fair price?

Thanks,
Boon
Dealer? Write him a check for $3800 and start heading out the door. If you can get it for 4K, you can get it for 3800! I'd buy it. Farkle it YOUR way.
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