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    The legend. The myth. The mighty Suzuki DR200! :)

    I'm so bummed that I ended up selling my little DR but such is life. This video sure brings back some of the great memories, though -- and proves that you don't need fancy equipment to get out and kick some ass on a snotty trail! I can confirm that hundreds of hours of this kind of riding won't kill it -- what an indestructible little beast!




    p.s. Mine wouldn't have had those silly clutch issues, because I'm on top of that sort of thing! But I definitely have to give this guy props for clearly using the bike to it's full potential and then some! Awesome rider and video
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    I raced Hare Scrambles on a Suzuki TS-185. It was so much fun to pass guys on full race bikes with my little trail popper. Not to brag but at Budds Creek I passed the entire field on the first lap and was doing very well until the crank bearings let go. Still finished in the top 10.

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    I was going to say...I hope they make the 200 a bit more durable than their 650...but apparently not.

    Issues with a Suzuki? OMG how unusual.... </sarcasm>
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    I understand his mental attitude very well. Your on this under powered turkey trial bike that no one expects much from. It feels so fricking good to blow bye these clowns on their top tier race bikes and leave them in your dust. The fact that he used his horn to pass was priceless.
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    I think the horn was such a nice courtesy call.
    "Hi, I'm almost up your ass. Pull over or get run over!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xracer View Post
    I raced Hare Scrambles on a Suzuki TS-185. It was so much fun to pass guys on full race bikes with my little trail popper. Not to brag but at Budds Creek I passed the entire field on the first lap and was doing very well until the crank bearings let go. Still finished in the top 10.

    Very nice Xracer! These are definitely cases-in-point for the "slow bike fast" mantra LOL: enter a race on a bike like this and keep it pretty much 100% throttle the entire time!
    Last edited by kj7687; 10-24-2019 at 03:06 PM.
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    Got that right! Plus the fact I'd been riding it since 1974 pretty much every day after school and work I knew just how it handled and what it took to keep moving forward. Got to tell you when my friends started yelling that I was in first place on my cheap little trail bike it was the best feeling ever.
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    All I can say is WOW! What an over the top ballsy rider! Would love to see what he could do with a Dub...
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    May I ask,
    What was the average speed of that rider, on that bike, on that run? It looked like he was doing 50-60 mph.
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    Hey KJ7687
    Thanks for posting this

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