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Old 11-27-2011, 12:16 AM   #16
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Never going to happen for whatever reason.

The RMZ USD forks and triples bolt on to the DR.
The DRZ SM head light brackets fit like stock to those forks.
The DR650 fairing/headlight fits the DRZ SM brackets also like stock.
Suzuki could even put off road valving in the USD DRZ SM forks which would bolt up just like the RMZ items then retaining the 10 or so inch travel.
An adjustable rear shock OEM the same,not a problem for Suzuki but they never have done it even though bolt ons from available parts.

They probably could have sold quite a few DR650's with the DRZ SM wheel set as stock,never happened,never will.

At the end of the day the most likely single cylinder bike seen a long way from home out on the road or trail will still be a DR or KLR,'go figure.
mostly what i see heading south: drs & klrs
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Old 11-27-2011, 12:20 AM   #17
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We all love our lades....DR-s and other that are seating home...some of us invested some money in their " front ends "
I found out DRZ front end is going to be not so expensive comparing to other modification, made from silicon and this mod I am gonna ride hard all day...adjust as I am pleased.
It is strait bolt on with small fabrication for ignition, machining new axle and caliper adapter....not a big task for what you geat on the end.
EBay is a great place to bay used or new Ohlins {paid 10 Euros + shp } it was listed as from TM enduro 460milimetars from eye to eye, lower end opening was 20mm so local shop made new part for 25 Euros {30mm} added couple 5mm washers for top mounting and was strait bolt on ....I am 70kg so the spring was just about right.
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Old 12-01-2011, 10:30 AM   #18
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everyone should be convinced by now to get a TE630....
I did take a quick look a month ago - there were some new 2011's around for a decent price. Biggest turn-off for me is the size of the fuel tank (have to admit I didn't look at the aftermarket options) - I have a 4 gal Acerbis on my DR now but would be more comfortable on Baja rides with an IMS 4.9 - so the small tank doesn't do me any favors. I like a lot of things about that bike though!
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Old 12-01-2011, 10:43 AM   #19
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Biggest turn-off for me is the size of the fuel tank
Stock tank on a 630 is 3.2 gallons. Stock tank on a DR is 3.4 gallons. Is 0.2 gallons really that big a deal?
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Old 12-02-2011, 11:07 AM   #20
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Stock tank on a 630 is 3.2 gallons. Stock tank on a DR is 3.4 gallons. Is 0.2 gallons really that big a deal?
No, but as I mentioned - I'm not using the stock DR tank. It was too small as well.
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Old 12-02-2011, 11:21 AM   #21
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everyone should be convinced by now to get a TE630....
I would, however, that new front headlight and fender is a deal breaker. Have to go 511 or 449.
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Old 12-03-2011, 05:43 PM   #22
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is it true all new 2013's will need to be FI? if true, makes the new 2012 seem unattractive.
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Old 12-04-2011, 06:17 AM   #23
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I would, however, that new front headlight and fender is a deal breaker. Have to go 511 or 449.
You're close...you should come riding. PM me if you're interested
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Old 12-04-2011, 06:45 AM   #24
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No, but as I mentioned - I'm not using the stock DR tank. It was too small as well.
Look, I'm not trying to get into the DR/TE debate here (different strokes for different folks), but you said that you had a problem with the bike because the tank was too small. It's basically the same size as the tanks on many other bikes in the class, AND there are aftermarket tanks available, just like for every other bike.

I guess I just don't follow your gripe.
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Old 12-04-2011, 10:17 AM   #25
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i would buy the husaberg fe570 long before i would buy the te610

the nice thing about the dr650 is the price, then you can bolt on what ever parts make you happy.

the drz 400 suspension would be a good start and its still less money than the te610
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Old 12-04-2011, 04:47 PM   #26
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i would buy the husaberg fe570 long before i would buy the te610

the nice thing about the dr650 is the price, then you can bolt on what ever parts make you happy.

the drz 400 suspension would be a good start and its still less money than the te610
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Old 12-05-2011, 10:42 AM   #27
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Look, I'm not trying to get into the DR/TE debate here (different strokes for different folks), but you said that you had a problem with the bike because the tank was too small. It's basically the same size as the tanks on many other bikes in the class, AND there are aftermarket tanks available, just like for every other bike.

I guess I just don't follow your gripe.
No worries, amigo. You are correct - my unwritten assumption was that the aftermarket options for the TE630 would be pretty expensive. I guess in reality that was the assumed downside - the extra money to get the extra capacity as compared to a simple gravity fed tank for the DR.
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Old 12-10-2011, 11:05 PM   #28
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Buddy of mine went to the motorcycle show in Long Beach this weekend - says nothing has changed except the color. Same forks.
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Old 12-11-2011, 07:51 PM   #29
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Buddy of mine went to the motorcycle show in Long Beach this weekend - says nothing has changed except the color. Same forks.
no surprise
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Old 12-12-2011, 07:12 AM   #30
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Buddy of mine went to the motorcycle show in Long Beach this weekend - says nothing has changed except the color. Same forks.
And MSRP...
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