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Old Yesterday, 04:51 PM   #1
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Wink Dual Sport 650cc class

Hey all, new to the site, and I am probably going to start up a good debate.
I have had several dirt bikes and cruisers over the years, but my favorite pony in the stable right now is my little 200TW (stop laughing ) I have rode this bike in places where quads got stuck behind me. It is a fun little mud bike but it limits me to where I can go. (not really a highway bike)
I have looked, researched, driven and tested a lot of duals and have come to the conclusion that the 650 cc class is all that I require for my needs(I originally though I NEEDED the 1200 gs no one NEEDS a 1200).
I am a heavier set guy, at the six foot range but only have a short inseam so most any bike you mention,will have to be lowered.
I am looking at 50% in town, 20% highway and 20% back roads and 10% pure dirt and mud.
I am mechanically inclined but very mechanically impatient,(and very limited on free time, so I don't want to be in the garage all the time tuning)
I want a bike that is reliable, well equipped from the store, one that I can lower, and is agile enough to go truly off-roading.
When making you selection, don't forget to mention what upgrades or modifications you would recommend.
Price is not a factor...........
aaaaannnnndddd begin
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Old Yesterday, 05:03 PM   #2
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Hey all, new to the site, and I am probably going to start up a good debate.
Google klr650 vs. dr650 vs. xr650. This is has been debated to death
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Old Yesterday, 05:23 PM   #3
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Or save yourself some time and buy a DR650 and be done with it.
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Old Yesterday, 05:48 PM   #4
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i have researched

and in my head the DR is winning, but the BMW is very appealing, the 800 duc is nice but too much bike to be doing what I am doing
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Old Yesterday, 05:55 PM   #5
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If I had some stupid money, I'd buy a Ducati Scrambler, just because it's cool looking and seems to be a good deal.

For now, I'll ride the DR.

Find a used one for half the cost of a new one, have Cogent take care of the suspension, buy a Seat Concepts seat, lower it and ride..............
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Old Yesterday, 07:34 PM   #6
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I guess it comes down to xt660,dr650 and xr650l. I personally don't like the klr,it's unnecesarily heavy and very ugly.
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Old Yesterday, 07:51 PM   #7
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If money is not a concern, get a 690 ! Light, lots of power, good suspension. Add kouba link to lower, Original bark busters,(different levels of wind protection and easy to install) and some Mosko Moto luggage.( new and innovative) , Remember you said price is not a factor.

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Old Yesterday, 08:22 PM   #8
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I guess it comes down to xt660,dr650 and xr650l. I personally don't like the klr,it's unnecesarily heavy and very ugly.
You sir are a gentleman and a scholar.
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Old Yesterday, 09:26 PM   #9
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You sir are a gentleman and a scholar.
Lmao thanks bro about the xt660,i remembered they are not sold in America. It's a shame because they are very capable. I know this guy who did south Brasil-alaska on his with the bike basically stock.
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Old Yesterday, 10:16 PM   #10
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Old Yesterday, 10:52 PM   #11
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Short inseam but larger guy, all around bike in the 650 category that will do it all out of the box...

Yep, that's a DR650.

Ride one and youll probably agree.
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