Motorbikes - show us yours

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Re: Motorbikes - show us yours

Unread post by smokescreen » September 22nd, 2012, 1:25 pm

My 2012 Can am XMR mud runner 800 i can't wait to start modding this bad boy.
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Re: Motorbikes - show us yours

Unread post by kerry460 » September 22nd, 2012, 1:47 pm

G,,day smokey just read the other post. :eek:
best not tell the missus about the mods!!!!
and make them invisible.
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Re: Motorbikes - show us yours

Unread post by coolblue80 » September 22nd, 2012, 2:25 pm

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Just picked myself up a 2011 Suzuki DR650, 1400k's on the clock & dead stock apart from a bash plate.
Cheers to me.
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Re: Motorbikes - show us yours

Unread post by Sparkys » April 29th, 2013, 3:11 pm

^^Belated comment on your bike Mike. Looks the goods, nice bashplate too, Aussie made! What's your plans for it, tourer, commuter or trail bike?

I bought a 2012 DR650 end of last year on a runout sale and have caught the touring bug. They're a great bike, got to love a simple thumper.

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Re: Motorbikes - show us yours

Unread post by smokescreen » April 29th, 2013, 10:27 pm

The trusty old DR650 simply reliable cheap and a pleasure to ride nice bike mate.
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Re: Motorbikes - show us yours

Unread post by coolblue80 » May 1st, 2013, 6:04 am

Sparkys
Hey mate, Love my DR. For a stock bike they have plenty of grunt to keep me interested & doesn't embarrass itself at the lights etc. At the moment it's still stock as a rock except for a genuine rear rack I put on. Mods will probably just be a fat pipe & maybe a carb tune. Would really love to put the 750cc big bore kit from the states in it & really surprise some people but would hate to spoil the bike in the process. I even had thoughts of going full motard with it but then I won't be able to use it in the dirt. So for the time being I'm just commuting with it(10 mins each way) & the occasional (very) w/end ride.
For me it is just a great all round bike. I would love to see them with a six speed box instead of five & maybe a better seat as I really struggle with it after about half an hour. I very nearly bought the KLR650 but couldn't believe how underpowered it felt compared to the DR. Luckily, common sense prevailed & bought the DR on it's merits & not the KLR for it's looks.
Cheers, Mike.

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Re: Motorbikes - show us yours

Unread post by Sparkys » May 1st, 2013, 9:44 am

Sounds similar to my usage of the DR. Pity you're in QLD or we could go find some tracks on them, I don't know many DR owners near me. I'd have to say out of all of the bikes I've owned (trail bikes, sports bikes, tourer bikes, quad bikes) the DR is my favourite!

If you're going to change the exhaust, consider going the GSXR 1000 K1 option, they're branded Suzuki so fly under the radar, give good power and a nice note without being too loud, and fit up really easily with an off the shelf midpipe.

Enjoy your riding mate.

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Re: Motorbikes - show us yours

Unread post by coolblue80 » May 1st, 2013, 11:30 am

I've been looking for the Gixxer muffler but haven't found one yet. Was going that way for the reasons you stated above & they sound nice too. This is my first trail bike so to speak & I don't rate myself as a dirt bike rider(always had roadies) but at the moment it ticks all boxes for me.
Cheers, Mike.

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Re: Motorbikes - show us yours

Unread post by Sparkys » May 1st, 2013, 12:52 pm

It will probably tick those boxes for a looooong time too :)

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Re: Motorbikes - show us yours

Unread post by Callum Mc » May 2nd, 2013, 7:03 am

This is mine, 1994 CBR250RR...
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I am the one on the right, on Queensland Raceway
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List of mods is huge, Tyga performance fairings, aftermarket stainless steel heelguards and chain gaurd, Digital dash, bigger main jets, straight through race pipe, upgraded front springs, stiffer rear spring, tank camera mount, braided brake lines, I cant think of what else I have done to it, but I know there is a heap more.
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Re: Motorbikes - show us yours

Unread post by patrol17 » May 3rd, 2013, 5:35 am

After a 400k trip on my wr400 im selling all my toys and thinking of the Dr650 got to see the response people have for them, for around the 8grand mark better then the Tenere or Kato 690 price's. Dr650 is in my price range.

I will get a 30ltr long range tank but on the stock dr650 tank of many k's you get out of them?

1st repair job of the day plus that seat hurts lol

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Seen this on side of road to.

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Re: Motorbikes - show us yours

Unread post by Sparkys » May 3rd, 2013, 12:57 pm

Patrol 17, km/tank in the DR650 obviously depends on riding style, but generally with stock carb, stock exhaust etc people get around 200km before hitting reserve. Hard riding can dramatically reduce this.

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Re: Motorbikes - show us yours

Unread post by coolblue80 » May 3rd, 2013, 4:54 pm

Round town commute & a bit of a squirt up the highway & I'm hitting reserve between 150 & 170k's.
Cheers, Mike.

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Re: Motorbikes - show us yours

Unread post by patrol17 » May 4th, 2013, 5:14 am

Thats not to bad guy's.

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Re: Motorbikes - show us yours

Unread post by Darknight » May 4th, 2013, 11:59 am

Seem someone bothered to revive this thread I've added another one.

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Had it about a year with grandiose ideas it would give the old bike a bit of relief from been ridden all the time FAIL! I'm not a huge fan of it trying to sell it currently.

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