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Offline sweatmachine

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New toy for dirtier adventures: 2020 DR 650
on: January 11, 2021, 05:55:12 AM
I've been wanting a Dual Sport/Enduro bike for the last year or so.  After some research and talking with friends in in the ADV world I decided on a DR 650.  I've been looking out for good deals on used ones locally, and when I saw this one come up I decided to pounce on it.  The wifey and I drove 2 hours each way after dark last week to pick up this 2020 DR 650.  It's "used" with 450 miles on it.  The previous owner bought it new, added $1k in accessories (Sargent seat, bash plate, rejetted carb, luggage rack, and more) then decided it wasn't for him.  I got it for well under the cost of a new bike, all extras included.

I've only been able to put about 5 miles on it so far due to work, weather, and other plans but it reminds me a lot of the KLR 250 I used to rip around on as a kid, just bigger.  I've already got a handful of mods in mind, specifically a pumper carb, full exhaust, and some crash protection/luggage support.  I've already torn into it a bit to look over everything and it's amazing how simple it is, especially compared to the Versys.

Fear not Versys friends, I will not be parting ways with my beloved Versys anytime soon.  It's been a while since I've ridden a "slow" bike and getting onto the highway with this thumper is very different than with the big V.  I think their vast differences make them compliment each other well.    This little thing makes the Versys seem massive.

Picking her up, 2 hours from home, in the cold dark night:



The wonderful and lovely wife, thrilled about getting roped into a 4 hour escapade to bring home another motorcycle   :008:



Yours truly, grinning like a kid on Christmas   :757:



Any of y'all into dual sport bikes?


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Re: New toy for dirtier adventures: 2020 DR 650
Reply #1 on: January 11, 2021, 06:10:40 AM
Nice acquisition!

It's great to be able to have different types of bikes. Like this, depending on the mood, the weather, where you want to go or do, you pick the one that suites the best :)

I got lucky two months ago when I found the grand mother of your DR. It was sitting in barn for 30 years. With TLC and some parts, she's back into the wild.

Enjoy your new wheels!




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Re: New toy for dirtier adventures: 2020 DR 650
Reply #2 on: January 11, 2021, 07:04:01 AM
Good on ya for bringing Granny Bushpig back to life!  She looks great!

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Re: New toy for dirtier adventures: 2020 DR 650
Reply #3 on: January 11, 2021, 09:13:40 AM
Great bikes Guys, I hope you enjoy riding them.....I love any mud plugger and have owned a couple over the years


 


   





My wonky knees, back and shoulders no longer permit any 'off road' riding for me  these days   :008:   
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Re: New toy for dirtier adventures: 2020 DR 650
Reply #4 on: January 11, 2021, 10:29:09 AM
Can't afford new, here is my 2009 pig.


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Re: New toy for dirtier adventures: 2020 DR 650
Reply #5 on: January 11, 2021, 11:57:43 AM
*Originally Posted by Maverick [+]
Can't afford new, here is my 2009 pig.



You're sure you compressed the front fork enough for transport  :745:

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Re: New toy for dirtier adventures: 2020 DR 650
Reply #6 on: January 11, 2021, 12:02:17 PM
*Originally Posted by TYKE [+]
Great bikes Guys, I hope you enjoy riding them.....I love any mud plugger and have owned a couple over the years






My wonky knees, back and shoulders no longer permit any 'off road' riding for me  these days   :008:

Really like the look of the Ossa, the early age of dirtbikes. Mixt of dirt and trial :020:

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Re: New toy for dirtier adventures: 2020 DR 650
Reply #7 on: January 11, 2021, 02:23:32 PM
Excellent choice..those are great bikes.
I picked a Royal Enfield Himalayan for the same purpose. 

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Re: New toy for dirtier adventures: 2020 DR 650
Reply #8 on: January 11, 2021, 02:57:20 PM
*Originally Posted by dketchum [+]
Excellent choice..those are great bikes.
I picked a Royal Enfield Himalayan for the same purpose.

Hi Dave, let me know if you want to hit some trails sometime.  I've know the Hill Country roads like the back of my hand but I'm ignorant to good spots for trail riding. I've not been on a dirt bike since I was a kid.

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Re: New toy for dirtier adventures: 2020 DR 650
Reply #9 on: January 11, 2021, 06:12:34 PM
Good on you Sweatmachine ....i had a DR650 for 4 years... great bike ...reliable, easy to work on , setting the valves is a piece of cake  and an excellent city bike as well as some off road and lite touring .
Had to let her go , bad knee and one more tip over off road at the wrong angle could have ended all riding or limited it.
The stock seat was /is terrible good job you have an aftermarket  best mod i did was a Corbin ..

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