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    Re: 650 thumpers


    Spend it while you are living.

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    Re: 650 thumpers

    Ya'll are fun.

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    Re: 650 thumpers

    Fun. Bullies. Funbullies.

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    Re: 650 thumpers

    Who’s gonna buy my Tiger so I can make room for my 790 on deposit?

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    Re: 650 thumpers

    R or std?

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    Re: 650 thumpers

    Neither... DR

    790cc big bore. Only took it for a quick spin but it rips pretty good. Street, dualsport, and occasional track day. SM wheels likely coming soon.
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    Re: 650 thumpers

    Not quite the new KTM 790 that Chipper was thinking...

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    Not at all. That’s a dirty trick.

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    Re: 650 thumpers

    +1. I feel.. played.
    Maybe that's just from reading too much politicsness...

    So I've been watching the list-of-the-craigs. You can buy a HELL of a lot of CRF250L for very short money. I don't love it.. but..

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    Re: 650 thumpers

    Quote Originally Posted by MattR302 View Post
    Neither... DR

    790cc big bore. Only took it for a quick spin but it rips pretty good. Street, dualsport, and occasional track day. SM wheels likely coming soon.
    So someone spent crazy money making a shitty bike faster when they could have just bought a better bike for similar money?

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    Re: 650 thumpers

    Meh, “better bike” is in the eye of the beholder. Which is better, a new CRF450L that needs oil changes every 10 hours, or an XR400 that will run for decades on third-world gasoline? Different strokes.

    Anyways... Took the DR790 out for a quick chilly 5 miles after work. Holy shit this has some low end get-up-and-go. Feels at least as quick to 70mph as my FZ6. The mfr’s dyno pulls show mid-50’s for hp. It does have the stock CV carb, so the throttle response is reflective of that, but I’ll wait until if/when I can find a deal on a pumper. PO reported no less than 45mpg on 87 octane. Anxious to see how it feels with a 17” front. Scored a cheap spare front hub, may try to cheaply lace up a 19” front, tons of positive feedback on that combo from DR owners.

    For the type of riding I do, I’m finding I defintely like smaller bikes better. Thompson was a blast on my <30hp DR350. Heck I enjoy my backroads commute more on my 8hp Grom than on my 130hp Tiger.

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    Re: 650 thumpers

    Whatever makes you happy. I'm not one to judge.

    But yeah, I'd rather have the CRF450L. The oil change thing is overrated.

    Good luck finding a "cheap" pumper. Prices have gone sky high. At least for the sizes used on the DRZ.

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    Re: 650 thumpers

    Quote Originally Posted by nhbubba View Post
    Whatever makes you happy. I'm not one to judge.

    But yeah, I'd rather have the CRF450L. The oil change thing is overrated.

    Good luck finding a "cheap" pumper. Prices have gone sky high. At least for the sizes used on the DRZ.
    Same. I have tried and gotten rid of bikes that go oink.

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    Okay but you could ride a Vstrom on terrain like this...climb some rocky uphills in Barstow!

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    Re: 650 thumpers

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    Okay but you could ride a Vstrom on terrain like this...climb some rocky uphills in Barstow!
    show me a wee that has 240mm of travel, and just as importantly: electronic cruise control.
    Also, there's an awkward moment in that clip where he goes over a dune, and it cuts weird. He eats it on the other side.

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