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Dec. 16, 2016, 11:39 p.m.
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Any of you guys come across a stock exhaust from a '96 to '17 Suzuki DR 650 please let me know .

I'm looking to gut the can and make a tool box mounted to make it look like the bike has a dual exhaust .

The stock exhaust system has a rep of being quite the boat anchor , so it is quite common to ditch it in favor of something ( much ) lighter .

You may want too stop by the VSM shop on Powell Street. That could be something they have lying around.

Dec. 17, 2016, 7:41 a.m.
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VSM ? Refresh my memory . . .

Dec. 17, 2016, 8:22 a.m.
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VSM ? Refresh my memory . . .

http://bfy.tw/924n

Fourth from the top

Dec. 17, 2016, 2:29 p.m.
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VSM ? Refresh my memory . . .

Vancouver Super Moto

Dec. 24, 2016, 11:14 p.m.
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Joined: Nov. 18, 2015

How am I only finding this thread now?

I love riding my 899 around the North Shore and Van. I use it as a rain or shine commuter (12 months a year minus the snow storm days) and another way to have fun that I dont seem to be getting in cars anymore.

The bike has been great. I love the electronics as I can pretty much go out in crap weather and the bike will stay upright. Its comfortable. Gives me boners. But isnt fast enough to scare me. Its a great streetbike.

My third bike. Previous two were supermotos (2009 WRX and 2010 Duke 690). Super fun but I wanted a change. Everynow and then I think about getting an SM again….

Its gotta be raining pretty hard to take the car - and Ive got a sweet car! This bike puts a smile on my face like no other vehicle Ive had yet has.

Dec. 26, 2016, 12:40 p.m.
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Joined: Dec. 4, 2002

Wow, that's a helluva rain or shine bike. I did the same thing for 40k miles on my orange 625sxc with enduro and sumo hoops. The rain took its toll on linkage and swingarm bearings but it was worth it!

Ride More Bitch Less

Dec. 28, 2016, 9:57 a.m.
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Wow, that's a helluva rain or shine bike. I did the same thing for 40k miles on my orange 625sxc with enduro and sumo hoops. The rain took its toll on linkage and swingarm bearings but it was worth it!

I feel that life is too short to worry about that kind of thing - but it is parked inside at both ends so its just the time spent on the road where it gets wet. And I rinse it off and dry it if needed.

I agree with you - ride what makes you happy when you're riding and figure the rest out! If it was a sunny day only bike it wouldnt have left the garage since July!

So far the bike has taken whatever weather its been out in like a champ. Id love to do a shorter tour next summer - Kelowna or something.

Feb. 12, 2017, 6:08 p.m.
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Goes with bell-bottomed pants?

“.....with a malevolent fascist swine atop its titular apex, the pitiful wounded beast of a rotten, spiritually dead American Superpower is careening towards epic barbarism while pushing the species dangerously to the tipping points of extinction.”

Feb. 12, 2017, 6:44 p.m.
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If that's your thing, go check out Class 6 Cycles. Gift shop and restorations

1434 Rupert St North Van (where Marzocchi used to be) by Canadian Tire

Stupid Iphone orientation.

Feb. 12, 2017, 6:47 p.m.
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Feb. 12, 2017, 6:57 p.m.
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“.....with a malevolent fascist swine atop its titular apex, the pitiful wounded beast of a rotten, spiritually dead American Superpower is careening towards epic barbarism while pushing the species dangerously to the tipping points of extinction.”

Feb. 12, 2017, 10:13 p.m.
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Jonesin' to ride.

Ride More Bitch Less

Feb. 13, 2017, 8:06 a.m.
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Jonesin' to ride.

Cant say I've seen a rack like that before. :damn:
I'm hoping to get another summer on my 420 hour rfs top end, 2007 450 exc.
Still 3 turns left on valves and not going through a ton of oil.
I should have drove it down to DH when the dollar was at par.
At this point just dont know if Its worth it to rebuild or just get a slightly used 500.

Chainsmoker 8)

Feb. 13, 2017, 9:44 a.m.
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I'm 600+ hrs on my '07 525 original top end, still runs well and intakes had 2.75 turns last I checked. It's totally worth rebuilding yours, even with exchange. That 400 on the back of the truck had Dave's hands through the motor, should go another 500 hrs easy.

Rack is a Joe Hauler. Hurley FSR approved with 2 bikes on it and 10ply tires.

Ride More Bitch Less

Feb. 23, 2017, 1:18 a.m.
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Anyone here heard of the TCAT (Trans Canada Adventure Trail) Mostly offroad 15 000km coast to coast.

I want to try it.

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