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post #1 of 6 Old 08-29-2006, 06:15 PM Thread Starter
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DL650 Black Rhino

Saw this on ADVRider, thought I'd post it here. The DL650 Black Rhino is a European model:

http://www.suzuki.nl/nimag?nav=hgyfwCsHcPvMrJGNAQ
http://www.suzuki.nl/suzuki?nav=ogyfwCsHcPvMrJGNAQN

Except for the flat paint, everything looks to be just bolt-on Suzuki accessories. In fact, some of them are rebadged items made by other companies (the engine guards are made by SW-Motech, for example). Seems they did the same thing as when they made the "touring" model: just tack on some already available accessories. It would be easy to duplicate one in the US, assuming the model will never be sold here of course (a safe assumption). I've pretty much turned my bike into a Rhino already. I'm not sure if it has just matte paint, or if it's something more substantial like truck bedliner. I may go that route someday, when my bike has a little more "character".

I like the basic idea behind it though. I would have liked to see it go one step further and give it TKC80's and maybe a little more ground clearance.

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I clicked on the link hoping to see a big horn sprouting from the fairing. Mabye for '08.

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The screen is different than stock. I do not mean about the lip, but the shape of the lower end. Its convex cut.

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Truck bedliner as paint. It's a good idea. I painted a CJ-5 I had with it, and it worked well. I never washed it in over 5 years and it didn't matter as you could not really tell anyway. Brush on the trail didn't even touch it.
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I reckon it is on the continent or Holland only as my local UK dealer knows nothing about it.

The screen is a variation on the MRA screen, i've heard it is superb.

Don't think it is a K7 as they have small rubber heel plates to protect the famous thin paint on the frame.

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Yeah, it looks like a MRA Vario touring screen to me.

About bedliner as paint, it's funny you mention you had a CJ-5 painted with it. I got the idea from a coworker who is into Jeep offroading, and he's mentioned he knows a few guys who've done it. Right now my bike is in too good a condition, but maybe down the road when it has a few more scars.

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