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    Hi all, finally bought a bike, a Suzuki DR650

    Some of you know me from my posts here, I've been looking to try and make a deal on any year TW200 for over a year now and my price point of $1,000.00 was just too low for even an '87 TW. I finally found a near mint condition 1997 Suzuki DR650 for only $1,000.00 after a little negotiation... It has a little over 6k miles on it was garage kept and beautiful. Since I'm 6'01 and 195pds this bike probably works out better for me anyway.

    After my third day of ownership I'd have to say its one of or the best bike I've ever owned out of my 11 bikes over 40 years.

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    Nice looking DR!

    Glad you were able to find a bike that you are happy with.

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    Great price too!

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    Wow you got a steal.. What was your favorite bike before that?

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    Congrats!

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    I had the same bike, same colors and all. Great bike!

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    Thank you! This bike brought back All the great memories of my prior enduros. Does anyone know why there's no tachometer and its a 650?
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    When the price is already low, I can't bring myself to try and negotiate a lower price. I know that's not the way it works : everyone tries to get the best price they can, both buyer and seller and that's the way it should be.

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    Nice and gratz , the DR like the T-Dub has a lot of aftermarket parts and followers. Head over to Drriders.com Im on their also

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    Quote Originally Posted by twlover View Post
    Thank you! This bike brought back All the great memories of my prior endures. Does anyone know why there's no tachometer and its a 650?
    Lazyness. All you can do is buy one online and install it; otherwise you gotta live without it.

    Just remember that a 650 single has a bore nearly as big as a truck, and the stroke isn't far off either. They're definitely not designed to be wound out - keep the engine speeds low (without lugging of course) and you'll be in the strongest part of the powerband and the bike should last you a long time. IIRC the redline on most 650 singles like the DR and the XR is around 6,000 - maybe 6,500 at most. Pretty slow compared to a 10k TW or 16k 600cc race bike. Or crazier yet, the CBR250RR - a 249cc inline 4 that winds all the way to 20,000...putting out almost 4 times the power of a TW with a rated 52 HP.
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    2007 CB919 - 70k Miles and still runs like new!

    * 2001 TW200 (Sold after 15k miles of fun)

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