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Old 07-01-2009, 07:18 PM   #61
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I got my doubts too! It ain't that great a bike....................it just fits me to a "T" and I just know it'll be "one of those bikes" that I'll always remember with fondness. And I've had dozens.
Tony, For that kinda money you could come visit it in my garage any time you wanted
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Old 07-01-2009, 07:20 PM   #62
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Does this bike make my belly look big?


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Old 07-01-2009, 09:15 PM   #63
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Tony, For that kinda money you could come visit it in my garage any time you wanted
yabbut your DR needs to be black

Besides, Tony's bike is too clean-- means it has'nt been ridden 'seriously'





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Old 07-01-2009, 09:55 PM   #64
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Does this bike make my belly look big?


Smuggling a hog out of a closed area?
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Old 07-02-2009, 07:31 AM   #65
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Tony, For that kinda money you could come visit it in my garage any time you wanted
Didn't mean for it to be soundin like that,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,gotta remember that yawwl haven't known this crazy ole nut for that long. Must ad that most of my machines were pre-owned(abused) or pre-pre-pre owned. The spectrum was pretty broad too. For a idea, one of my bikes was a Honda QA 50...........................

Absolutely no shame. Tisk-tisk-tisk. Use to scoot around the yard in the early 70's on this little turd crashin and bashin with my buds playin a kickball game we dreamed up. Motorcycles sure are fun!
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Old 07-02-2009, 07:45 AM   #66
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Didn't mean for it to be soundin like that,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,gotta remember that yawwl haven't known this crazy ole nut for that long. Must ad that most of my machines were pre-owned(abused) or pre-pre-pre owned. The spectrum was pretty broad too. For a idea, one of my bikes was a Honda QA 50...........................

Absolutely no shame. Tisk-tisk-tisk. Use to scoot around the yard in the early 70's on this little turd crashin and bashin with my buds playin a kickball game we dreamed up. Motorcycles sure are fun!
Hey that was the first motorcycle I ever rode! Way way back in '76 (dang I'm gettin' old) my cousin had one of those and I got a chance to ride it around the yard. Here's what I looked like: I was hooked then and there. Had to wait 4 more years before my dad bought me a little Yamaha 60 2-smoker. Here it is 29 years later and motorcycles still bring me that same joy they brought me back then.

For me, riding just never gets old.
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Old 07-02-2009, 08:48 AM   #67
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yabbut your DR needs to be black

Besides, Tony's bike is too clean-- means it has'nt been ridden 'seriously'






Black IS the faster color
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Old 07-02-2009, 08:01 PM   #68
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Black IS the faster color
Hmmmmmmmmmmm, Thinkin Ive had this conversation with $BOB$ recently regarding his Black VStrom. Black colored motorcycles couldn't pull a sick whore off a piss pot.
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Old 07-03-2009, 09:26 PM   #69
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'08 WR250R, $3500, Crystal River

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Old 07-04-2009, 04:18 AM   #70
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That ones got MADHOUSE written ALL OVER IT
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Old 07-04-2009, 05:29 AM   #71
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It is Tony, but not b/c it's 14yrs old-- the 350's need to be the late 98/99's w/ the better forks to command that price point

and IMHO, you're undervaluing yr 650-- add a grand and maybe be willing to wiggle a little (IF you ever do sell it, which frankly i have my doubts about )
Seriously? I bought my XRR for less than that dude is asking, and it has the "better forks." It's got an engine, too. I'll go on record here as saying that I just don't "get" the DR 350 thing. Not that it's a bad bike, but I don't understand the cult following. Why not just get a DRZ?
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Old 07-04-2009, 07:59 AM   #72
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Not that it's a bad bike, but I don't understand the cult following.
I don't either. I'm just following

If the 350 i bought does not live up to expectations/requirements, off it goes. DRZ or something of its ilk would be the likely next step.

Or i could abandon dirt altogether and start stalking the HD boutique...
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Old 07-04-2009, 10:08 AM   #73
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As Mug explained to me at camp, the DR350 is air cooled. No coolant leaks and busted radiators to worry with. Hence, greater reliability. I can't argue with that.
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Old 07-05-2009, 06:25 AM   #74
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As Mug explained to me at camp, the DR350 is air cooled. No coolant leaks and busted radiators to worry with. Hence, greater reliability. I can't argue with that.
As a happy DRZ owner, I've gotta admit that liquid cooling brings with it additional parts to break, and they do break, although infrequently. It's one (well, actually 4--radiator, hoses, waterpump, thermostat) more thing to go wrong out in the middle of BFE. To quote noted aircraft designer C.G. Taylor, "any part you leave out can't break."

And don't forget that the DR350 has that all-important 6th gear, the lack of which is the DRZ's biggest downfall, IMO--and I'm not the only one who feels that way. I still can't figure out why Suzuki decided to hamstring the bike with a close-ratio 5-speed. They coulda used the 5-speed for the E model and given the S a wide-ratio 6-speed, or at the very least a taller 5th gear.
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So, I read the WRR thread and realized it is not for me. I have a back and forth to work ride with big windshield and lots of storage. If I wanted something for exploring on the weekends and didn't want to have to drive to GA to buy the 400E for sale their: how about this?

http://tampa.craigslist.org/psc/mcy/1254335258.html
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