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post #1 of 36 Old 04-04-2010, 06:50 PM Thread Starter
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suzuki dl650 driveshaft

Honda has brought the NT700 to the U.S.A. apparently to compete with the dl650.
Will suzuki put a driveshaft on the dl650 to compete with Honda.
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Honda has brought the NT700 to the U.S.A. apparently to compete with the dl650.
Will suzuki put a driveshaft on the dl650 to compete with Honda.
I really hope not!!! Sorry, owned a BMW Here's the deal You pay a thousand dollars more for getting shafted, and then you get shafted again. (when it's time to repair it.)

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Seems that many DL650 owners place a priority on gas mileage. I have always heard that chain drive is more efficient that shaft drive.

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If gas mileage is lost to a shaft how about belt like the Buell Ully
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Doubt it. The DL650 is still considered a great bang for the buck motorcycle. The Dullville is overpriced, IMO, for what it is. $10k for a mid-sized tourer with saddlebags is going to scare away potential customers.

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Honda has brought the NT700 to the U.S.A. apparently to compete with the dl650.

Who told you that load of old codswallop?
They are totally different bikes for entirely different markets.
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After my Beemer I will never buy a shaft drive again ut: :frown: :censored:




Well, maybe I would make an exception for a Yamaha FJR 1300 :biggrinjester:

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If gas mileage is lost to a shaft how about belt like the Buell Ully
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I have often wondered about this too. I know the belt is less maintanance intensive but do the belt and sprockets last longer than the typical chain and sprockets. I believe that the weight is less for the belt but what about the cost? It is an interesting topic and I am not sure where to look for the answers.
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If gas mileage is lost to a shaft how about belt like the Buell Ully
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I'd go for that, on the street.

Has anyone heard of a Buell Ulysses belt failing from kicked-up gravel?

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Has anyone heard of a Buell Ulysses belt failing from kicked-up gravel?
You know, I've always wondered about that old "saw." Those belts are damn tough; I saw bikes come in to the service dept. at the HD dealer I worked in with belts that were beat to crap and they still held. On one, the pulley got out of alignment and the belt was down to less than 1/4 it's normal width. The guy was just riding around, never noticed.

They are a bit harder to adjust, but once they're set, you don't have to screw with them again until you pull the wheel. There's a kit for the Vee, but it's almost a grand.

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