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Old 06-20-2012, 02:11 PM   #1
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Old 06-20-2012, 03:56 PM   #2
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A friend of mine has one of these - despite being a bit overtaxed on long-distance, "freeway-ish" rides, it is quite the Worthy Steed.

Excellent for skirting/avoiding "pavement irregularities" on the crappy Chicago streets he commutes.

If only it were factory-equipped with fore/aft rocket-launchers and twin .30 machine-guns, it would be the perfect bike for dealing with Chi-town traffic, IMHO.
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Old 06-20-2012, 04:53 PM   #3
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A friend of mine has one of these - despite being a bit overtaxed on long-distance, "freeway-ish" rides, it is quite the Worthy Steed.

Excellent for skirting/avoiding "pavement irregularities" on the crappy Chicago streets he commutes.

If only it were factory-equipped with fore/aft rocket-launchers and twin .30 machine-guns, it would be the perfect bike for dealing with Chi-town traffic, IMHO.
Yeah, the DR-Z makes bumps in the road disappear! The seat's kinda tall, tho, so short noobs will want to look elsewhere.
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Old 06-20-2012, 06:00 PM   #4
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I have often thought of buying a light DP to tow behind my Xpro and this looks like the ticket. The tongue weight with a carrier would fall under the 500 lb. limit. I like it.
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Don't forget that the DRZ engine is one that will go many many hours without destroying itself, unlike some of the other DPs with "new, improved" designs.
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So Duke-r, how hard would it be to lower the suspension a bit for the inseam-challenged?
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So Duke-r, how hard would it be to lower the suspension a bit for the inseam-challenged?
I guy I used to work with who was about 5'9" had one. I don't remember how he lowered it, but it is possible.
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Old 06-21-2012, 07:37 AM   #8
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So Duke-r, how hard would it be to lower the suspension a bit for the inseam-challenged?
Just eat a lot more and gravity will do it.
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This dude has a 24" inseam...

A couple of them are talking about doing a TAT run, and he is looking for a suitable bike. Problem is, getting a bike with some ground clearance makes his reach a problem.

A 125 or 250 is not quite adequate for highway travel, so the 400-650cc bikes are better candidates.

I tried to sell him on using an old Honda CT-70. His response is not suitable for this gentle forum.
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This dude has a 24" inseam...

A couple of them are talking about doing a TAT run, and he is looking for a suitable bike. Problem is, getting a bike with some ground clearance makes his reach a problem.

A 125 or 250 is not quite adequate for highway travel, so the 400-650cc bikes are better candidates.

I tried to sell him on using an old Honda CT-70. His response is not suitable for this gentle forum.
24" inseam?

What the hell is he, an orangutan?
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