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post #41 of 42 Old 06-11-2018, 06:54 PM
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I've been riding bikes since the late 60's and have had more bikes then I can count. I currently own 6 bikes for different types of riding and if I could only have 1 bike it would be the dl650 which I have. However, what were you thinking selling a dual sport type bike with that oil filter sticking out front begging to be knocked off and no skid plate to protect it? For a bike this size it should have a center stand since a bike stand won't fit under it. Not sure if this has happened in the newer models or not but an ABS disable switch is a must have for dirt roads. I'm a 190 lb rider and find the suspension adequate for most conditions. I ride about 50/50 pavement and dirt and this bike handles both with ease considering it's size. I wouldn't even think of trailing it, but I have another bike for that. Over all I'd say you have a winner here but for gods sake at least put a skid plate on it. Trimming weight is always a good thing but i'm not sure how you could accomplish that without compromising other aspects of the bike. Please lose the "beak".
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post #42 of 42 Old 06-12-2018, 12:02 AM
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Originally Posted by mschoener View Post
If I had one wish for the wee it would be for a lower exhaust (like the Verys). This would allow panniers (happy trails Teton) to attach closer to the center of the bikke by several inches. As of now the width is a danger.
Suzuki was listening, apparently. The 2017+ model with factory panniers is wrapping close to the new style exhaust, keeping the bike narrow enough for city driving. And the panniers are quite roomy, the left one more so of course.
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