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    Talking New Suzuki.....

    I've been such a good boy ( ) that I decided to buy myself a new bike.

    I've wanted one of those DRZ400SM thingies since they first came out. Initially, I was persuaded not to because everybody says they are underpowered. But after doing some research, I've found that a little bit of tweaking unleashes a good amount of power, and the price of building a motard set up the way this one is about $2000 higher than the MSRP of one of these bikes.

    So I applied for the stupid Suzuki Credit Card (they gave me $15,000....maybe I should buy a 'Busa ), and I'm all set....but the stupid dealership wont come off from MSRP on this thing.

    Anybody know of a good Suzuki dealership where they're a little more willing to deal?

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    New Suzuki.....

    PM sent buddy

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    New Suzuki.....

    Not in VT

    but I would get a price from

    Columbia Motorsports in Willimantic, CT

    You should be able to get 5500 to 5600 without BS add ons.

    If your out of the area you should get the best price if you trailer it away.

    "I did not leave my local dealer; they left me"

    If they have to trade from another dealership then they can not give you the best price.


    After break in
    Remove airbox snorkles
    get the needle from the 400 suzuki quad
    150 Main jet

    my regular s will do 90 wfo

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    New Suzuki.....

    Originally posted by richw
    Not in VT

    but I would get a price from

    Columbia Motorsports in Willimantic, CT

    You should be able to get 5500 to 5600 without BS add ons.

    If your out of the area you should get the best price if you trailer it away.

    "I did not leave my local dealer; they left me"

    If they have to trade from another dealership then they can not give you the best price.


    After break in
    Remove airbox snorkles
    get the needle from the 400 suzuki quad
    150 Main jet

    my regular s will do 90 wfo
    Thanks for the info.

    I've heard that a pipe and carb jet makes them move along rather well.

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    New Suzuki.....

    i had a line on a almost new one. full motard kit installed (factory). new i think there 6995? this one had under 100 miles and came with jet kit, pipe and hot cams not installed for 5 g's even. i'm sure its gone by now.

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    New Suzuki.....

    thumpertalk.com built one with a 475 big bore kit and dynoed at 58 rwhp! now thats a beast! stock i think they;re like 40-ish

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    New Suzuki.....

    You got waited on at Land -Air !!! Holy crap how did that happen???

    Have you tried the other dealers in Vermont, or New Hampshire? - end of the month is coming, someone might make a deal.

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    New Suzuki.....

    Originally posted by SSearchVT
    You got waited on at Land -Air !!! Holy crap how did that happen???

    Have you tried the other dealers in Vermont, or New Hampshire? - end of the month is coming, someone might make a deal.
    Nope, I went to Cyclewise, a new place in Bridport.

    Got it bought, too!

    I pick it up next week.

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    New Suzuki.....

    Cool... I guess Now do the logical thing and spend the $2k you saved on that thing and go buy yourself some dirt gear and see where the real fun is
    Man, and you live in one of the easiest states in the country to convert dirtbikes to streetbikes in

    Anyway, congrats on the new ride

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    Bitchin, man

    You should come to the June 1st trackday and break that thing in on Chad's head.

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    New Suzuki.....

    Same thing happened to me last fall when I was looking for a SV650S. I went 3 times to the local dealer in Nashua and got quoted some ridiculous price ... a grand over MSRP and this was in September at the end of the model year.

    Last time I went, I got home so pissed that I started calling every dealer in the book. Plaistow Powersports picked up and gave me a good deal. I then bought a bunch of gear and other stuff from them.

    I hate dealing with dickwads that make me feel like I am doing them a favor by buying there.

    They then had the nerve to ask me to have my service done there. You know, if I did not have a problem traveling 45 miles to go buy a bike, I am not going to have a problem traveling 45 miles to service my bike (I do most of the minor maintainence stuff, they will do the valve adjustments and complex stuff.)

    Plaistow Powersports will now be the FIRST place I will go when I need new wheels. I don't have a problem recommending them to anyone else either.

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    New Suzuki.....

    Columbia Motorsports in Willimantic, CT
    It's actually in Columbia, Ct

    This place will get ALL my Yamaha business in the future, Scott runs the most stand up, no BS dealer I've ever delt with If he doesn't have what you're looking for, he'll do whatever it takes to get it for you. He's a volume dealer so the prices are good... which is why he sold the most Suzuki's of any dealer in the USA in 2005, also the largest volume dealer in the northeast

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    New Suzuki.....

    Originally posted by R7
    Cool... I guess Now do the logical thing and spend the $2k you saved on that thing and go buy yourself some dirt gear and see where the real fun is
    Man, and you live in one of the easiest states in the country to convert dirtbikes to streetbikes in

    Anyway, congrats on the new ride
    Oh, thats already in the works.

    I just needs to figure out how to adapt new wheels for this thing, so I can have a set for dirt riding. Apparently, the wheels are 17 in, and you cant get dirt tires in that size?

    So I have to buy new hubs specifically for this bike, then buy regular DRZ wheels....the only catch is that the DRZSM has a different swingarm, and so there might be a clearance issue?

    Either way, its *going* to get some knobbies on different rims, with a different caliper and rotor, etc.

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    New Suzuki.....

    Originally posted by Honclfibr
    Bitchin, man

    You should come to the June 1st trackday and break that thing in on Chad's head.


    I will be doing some trackdays....I just need to pick one and get signed up already.

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    New Suzuki.....

    $5499 advertised price at Troy City Garage in Troy NY. Should be closer than a CT run. I bought my bike from them. Very easy to deal with.

    www.troycitygarage.com

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    New Suzuki.....

    There was a Harley Suzuki Dealer in Groton, CT

    I showed up with my Van and my checkbook ready to walk out with a brand new drz400s they had in stock

    I waited a litteral 20 minutes while the hairy weasel salesman talked to a couple about

    Ta Da Ta da Da

    The merits of different length Jacket fringe !!

    Never acknowledged my being there

    I left

    They are no longer a Suzy dealer anyway

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    New Suzuki.....

    Originally posted by highsider
    Oh, thats already in the works.

    I just needs to figure out how to adapt new wheels for this thing, so I can have a set for dirt riding. Apparently, the wheels are 17 in, and you cant get dirt tires in that size?
    Noice!
    Congrats on the new ride...
    Definitely get a whole dirt wheel/rotor/chainring setup...
    Even if they did make 17" dirty tires you wouldn't want them... The rims are way too wide, but the main reason IMHO is that it's easy enough to bury a 21" front wheel in a rock garden and send yourself over the bars. A 17" would roll over even less stuff, so you'd be introducing your upper triple clamp to your crotch all day long.



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    New Suzuki.....

    I took the new bike for a ride last night. If it ever gets nice out, I'll post up some pics.

    I rode it directly up Rt. 17 here in VT, it was a blast. Has the whole motard handling thing....super light, with awesome brakes, and quirky (but always there) power.

    I cant wait to do a trackday with this beast.

    Now I just have to figre out the whole puzzle of how I adapt some dirt wheels on to this thing.

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