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    TWs " Big Brother " from another mother

    I've been looking for a bigger bike that style wise came close to the TW. I was into the profile of my TW, it reminded me of my enduro bikes of the 70s. And I didn't like lots of plastic like the KLR has. I wanted something kind of minimilistic and simple, low saddle, easy to work on, and a thumper of course! Well I settled on a 2008 DR 650. And I call it "Big Brother." TW gets along fine with his adopted brother from another mother. Though I didn't tell TW that Big Brother has eaten up his Farkle allowance.
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    Very nice. Looks clean. I love the DR650. Planning to get another one this summer, maybe even a brand spankers new one if I don't find one that looks as good as yours used.
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    Congrats, those are good solid bikes. I like the seat, looks comfortable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leben View Post
    Congrats, those are good solid bikes. I like the seat, looks comfortable.
    It is! The DR 650 is notorious for having a hard seat. I ordered the Seat Concepts kit for $160. Which is new foam and cover. It's an easy reupholster do it yourself thing.
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    Here is my '07 DR650. Behind it is Big D on his Honda XR650L. Behind him are 750 million tax dollars that were flushed down the toilet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elime View Post
    Here is my '07 DR650. Behind it is Big D on his Honda XR650L. Behind him is 750 million tax dollars that was flushed down the toilet.

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    Nice! You obviously have good taste in color. How many farkles are on it ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pass Man View Post
    Nice! You obviously have good taste in color. How many farkles are on it ?
    It is all stock with the exception of Heindau tires.
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    I liked my DR650. Even more so with the lowering kit. Might get another and lace up some TW rim sizes--never thought to measure and see if the rear would fit. Front is a simple matter of billet triples. and a spacer or 3.




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    Did Suzuki ever "fix" some of the issues with the past production DR's.......I read some had poor castings for 3rd gear and a couple other things I cannot remember off-hand. I did have a 650L several years ago,good bike but was a sail in the highway ?....is the DR650 the same way?. I really loved the suspension of the 650L and the seat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by qwerty View Post
    I liked my DR650. Even more so with the lowering kit. Might get another and lace up some TW rim sizes--never thought to measure and see if the rear would fit. Front is a simple matter of billet triples. and a spacer or 3.
    Got to admit the rear tire on the DR looks kinda wimpy next to the TW
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