|11-03-2013, 08:22 AM||#1|
Joined: Dec 2011
Help me spend my money wisely
I am buying a new dr650 this week and am putting it out there for a bit of help.
The plan is to build a all round bike that will spend most of its life as a motard but will do a solo crossing of the Simpson next year.
I would appreciate any suggestions as to what and where to buy all the bits for on and off road that will build up a great bike.
A bit about me: middle age, 80kg, 176cm reasonable skills on and off road, not into racing but don't mind a fang.
I don't mind spending for good equipment but I am not going to gold plate the frame for the coffee shop w@nk factor.
Thanks in advance for any help you might offer.
|11-08-2013, 06:44 AM||#3|
Joined: Sep 2010
Location: Southern New Jersey
Buying new is no way to spend your money wisely.
What is wrong with the stock bike?
I loved a pumper carb, that made the bike a LOT of fun, I spring for that to be rid of the crappy stock carb, but I did nothing else to the bike, as the suspension had been upgraded by the PO.
$1500.00 with 5000 miles on it, and the upgrades.
Some spare parts were also included....
I think my upgrades to a stock bike would be the suspension, stiffer springs at least, the pumper carb (for the fun factor), and a seat concepts seat if I was doing long rides.
On the street, the stock suspension is likely fine.
The pumper carb makes the wheel come up with just the throttle in the first 3 gears!
What a hoot!
|11-08-2013, 06:45 AM||#4|
Joined: Oct 2007
Location: Flagstaff Az
go over to drriders .com and look at their motard thread
97dr650 FCR-MX pumper,plus other goodies
|11-08-2013, 06:50 AM||#5|
Joined: Feb 2013
Location: Montrose, PA.
1) Really good sticky tires for the Motard wheels
2) Really good knobbies for the Simpson
3) HDB Handguards and mirrors
Tank for the Simpson, and of course the extra range will be nice around town. I don't know the DR options well enough to pick one.
|11-08-2013, 06:59 AM||#6|
Joined: May 2011
Location: The best trails in Nevada
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