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Old 02-26-2010, 12:25 PM   #1
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DR650SE or any heavyweight dual purpose any good on dirt?

Found a fair price on a dr650se, but my concern is it's too heavy compared to middle and lightweight dual purpose bikes. I'm really leaning more towards middleweight bikes, seems to be the best mix between power, on-road and off-road capability. I'm 6'3 185 lbs.
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what type of dirt riding? fireroads and dirtroads with some trailriding will be fun on the big 650. . .tight forest trails and MX riding will not be it's best territory. If you want light, nimble, and "flickable", the 650 won't fill that role very well.
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what type of dirt riding? fireroads and dirtroads with some trailriding will be fun on the big 650. . .tight forest trails and MX riding will not be it's best territory. If you want light, nimble, and "flickable", the 650 won't fill that role very well.
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Even w/ my Drz, the trails at shnf are a workout. If you don't plan on doing tight/fast single tracks it'd be ok. Dr650 is better on the freeway than the Drz but not by much. Just depends on what your gonna spend the most time on. Light off road, technical trails, or road use.
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I would say mostly dirt roads and trail riding, this would be my first dirtbike, so we'll see. I'm mainly looking for something 250-450cc or so. I'll pass on the dr650 I found, but if I come across a good deal on a big bike like it I'll pick it up and see what I think.
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I wish I never sold my DR650 and kick myself every day, but it sounds like you need a Yammy WR450 and get a street legal kit for it.
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I see the 650 as more of a touring adventure bike. It will do great on established solid trails, but when you start getting into the sloppy muddy trails or anything will lots of clutch work and legs down its gonna be a little rough. Still though for $600 or whatever he wanted thats a sweet deal and you could always resell it and get your money back. The 26k miles on it is a testament to the reliablity and durability of the dr line. Check out advrider.com for breakdowns and ungodly amounts of info on any adventure / dual sport ever made.
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This is just my opinion but. . .I'd start looking for a Suzuki DRZ 400 that's already tagged and inspected for street use. You can ride around town and on the trails on knobby DOT tires until you save a little $$ and pick up a used set of wheels from a DRZ SM. Once you have the street setup, you have the best of both worlds. . .dirt and street!!! The older Suzuki's(DR 350 i think) that have been mentioned in your threads lately will suffice as well. If you want to find some quality reading material and scope out used bikes I would suggest you sign up at www.supermotojunkie.com and http://www.advrider.com/ Both pages are bursting at the seams with the information your looking for. Be warned, once you go supermoto, it's hard to go back to other motorcycles IMO.
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Get a DRZ. I have a drz400e (street-legalized) and a KLR and while the KLR is a little bit heavier than the DR, they're both huge on tight trails.
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This is just my opinion but. . .I'd start looking for a Suzuki DRZ 400 that's already tagged and inspected for street use. You can ride around town and on the trails on knobby DOT tires until you save a little $$ and pick up a used set of wheels from a DRZ SM. Once you have the street setup, you have the best of both worlds. . .dirt and street!!! The older Suzuki's(DR 350 i think) that have been mentioned in your threads lately will suffice as well. If you want to find some quality reading material and scope out used bikes I would suggest you sign up at www.supermotojunkie.com and http://www.advrider.com/ Both pages are bursting at the seams with the information your looking for. Be warned, once you go supermoto, it's hard to go back to other motorcycles IMO.
Good stuff however, DO NOT BUY DRZ400SM WHEELS THINKING YOUR GONNA PUT THEM ON YOUR DRZ400K/E/S & start supermoto riding. Drz400sm wheels have a 310mm front brake rotor, and as far as i know, i dont think anyone makes a 310mm brake caliper adapter bracket. Unless you plan on buying a new 320mm brake rotor and adapter bracket for the drzsm wheels. (if thats even an option)

I would recommend warp 9 as far as wheels go... their brakes and rotors are good for about 6 months then I'd replace the with some quality parts. But as for rims, hubs, & spokes... their great wheels. Plus, their WAY CHEAPER than other sm wheel companies, & its the only wheel company i'm aware of that has a somewhat of an insurance plan w/ detuctable... Supposedly for $60 they will fix what ever is wrong with their wheels. crack a rim... $60, Broken hub...$60. Other wheel companies will tell you your S.O.L.

So either way i guess your in the same boat... but with warp 9 you can buy yourself some time to save for upgraded brakes & rotors.
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Warp 9...

Motostano.com has a "barebones kit". for like $1200 give or take a few $$$. But it comes with Warp 9 Wheels, Rotors, Sprocket, Tubes, Tires, Caliper adapter, & sm front fender.

For the same price you might be able to find excel/talon sm wheels but with out the rotors/sprocket/tubes/tires/sm fender.

I think i made the right choice.
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thanks for the DRZ info. . .I've never been a huge fan of that bike so I've never done thorough research either. I still think a DRZ400 or XR400 based platform will suit him best. budget friendly and tough as nails
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Wise decision. . .My next bike will be a Husqvarna 610SMR
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Got any pics layin around of you SM? I thought about doin my 350, but its just to much money and I would rather buy a specific built xr600 SM or ktm/aprillia, because I like ridin dirt to much to sacrifice one or the other.
Pics i have... just not any with a good camera.

Which sm i have 2...lol
DR650SE or any heavyweight dual purpose any good on dirt?
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Wise decision. . .My next bike will be a Husqvarna 610SMR
nice... They upgraded to 630sm now.

my next sm will be a husky, but i'm leaning more towards the 510 to keep a TRUE tard in the stable. I want something i can still throw around and hooliganize. 610 is more like a 600cc hypermotard.
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Well, on a forum site ruled by sportbikes its nice to see a few dirt/dual-sport/supermoto threads now and again.
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