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Post by TREE on Sat Jul 30, 2011 12:36 pm

He posted this for the weeStrom riders ? Suspect

We know beemers have the displacement.
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Re: New Topic: Bores and Strokes

Post by Willard on Sat Jul 30, 2011 5:17 pm

No, it was posted for the weeStrom's little brother, the DR650 boys. Apparently the DR fellows were having a little difficulty living up to the "big single" thing.
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Re: New Topic: Bores and Strokes

Post by r90sLifer on Sat Jul 30, 2011 5:38 pm

Viagra might have it's good points but english composition isn't one of them, eh?
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Re: New Topic: Bores and Strokes

Post by TREE on Sun Jul 31, 2011 10:59 pm

The 'big single' DR has a 3.2 inch stroke
while the weeStrom only has 2.6
Looks like little brother is called wee for a reason . . .
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Re: New Topic: Bores and Strokes

Post by Willard on Mon Aug 01, 2011 10:42 am

TREE wrote:The 'big single' DR has a 3.2 inch stroke
while the weeStrom only has 2.6
Yes, this is true. The DR has a longer stroke and larger diameter but when it comes to to performance it's...it's...I hate to say it...it's a little soft compared to the weeStrom. Laughing
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Re: New Topic: Bores and Strokes

Post by 1st on Tue Aug 02, 2011 6:34 am

The level of discourse has sunk umm shrunk to a new low
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Re: New Topic: Bores and Strokes

Post by Willard on Tue Aug 02, 2011 8:22 pm

There is probably no need to "prolong" this thread but I would like to get something straight. Although the Suzuki brothers may be squabbling about bores and strokes and the like, and I may have said some disparaging things about little brother DR650, I want you to know that I really like the DR650.

Big singles are an absolute hoot to ride. They offer all day fun and put a big smile on your face. Of all the bikes I've let go the one that I regret selling the most was the KLR650 - I should have kept it. Most likely my next bike is going be be a newish DR650 or an older BMW F650 (single). Earlier in July I had an opportunity to put some miles on Jim G's 97 F650 and Tree let me go for a spin on his DR. I really liked both bikes. The DR is significantly lighter, and the F650 has quite a bit more horsepower. Either one will make a good stable mate for my V-Strom and FZ6.
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Re: New Topic: Bores and Strokes

Post by TREE on Wed Aug 03, 2011 10:08 am

Bill check this out : http://tinyurl.com/3ugmuqm
Long story short I talked to the owner but did not go to look.
Bike is registered in USA ( Louisiana?) , he works on rigs off Nfld.

There is a 2009 DR with low miles in kiji Hfx for $4200 which is a steal. Same price I paid for mine.

One last note ...... I'd rather be seen on a DR than a GayLR Very Happy
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Re: New Topic: Bores and Strokes

Post by Willard on Wed Aug 03, 2011 4:28 pm

TREE wrote:Bill check this out : http://tinyurl.com/3ugmuqm
...... I'd rather be seen on a DR than a GayLR Very Happy
There ain't nothing limp about the KLR.

There was a time when the KLR was a better choice for me. The KLR is probably a bit better suited to longer stretches on the highway and the DR is better on rougher roads. With my FZ6 and V-Strom taking care of my touring needs, the svelte DR would be preferable now.

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Re: New Topic: Bores and Strokes

Post by TREE on Wed Aug 03, 2011 6:32 pm

There appear to be 2 low mileage 2009 DRs for sale now, both white.
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