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  • #15031

    Briggs
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    for the past month i’ve been trying to decide between a DRZ or a DR and after deciding that i do want to travel more and do less technical stuff (i really want to get into MotoCamping)
    also thinking about doing a trip down to the south island since i’ve never been.

    one thing i really wanna know is how many k’s is too many?
    few bikes im looking at atm have 30k and 50k
    and looking to spend around 5-6k

    sorry if this wasn’t enough info.

    #15034

    Eddieb
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    • Location: Hamilton
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    Based on what you say above I’d say go 650, but them I am a little biased.

    @mark_wareham has one for sale with lots of bling

    #15053

    Briggs
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    i should probably also mention im 5’8 and pretty slender like 65 kg’s will this be much of an issue with the 650s extra weight?

    #15079

    ApewithHumour
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    0272672340…..:)

    #15080

    bart
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    • Location: Tararua
    • Bike: DR650
    • Rank: 80cc Rider

    I’m a couple of inches shorter than you (and a bit heavier…all muscle…not). I have a DR650. You have the option of lowering these easily. I have mine at full height as I don’t want to lose suspension travel for the rough stuff. I don’t have any problems with throwing it around until I get in the real rough stuff where I have to dab a foot (tight single track/river crossings).

    The DRZ400 is a little harder to lower. You can get a ‘dog bone’ thing for the suspension. I just wound the spring off on mine which wasn’t really ideal.

    30k is getting up there for a DRZ400 but not too bad for a well looked after DR650. I probably wouldn’t look at one over 50k, but that’s just me.

    A lot depends on what you want to do. If it involves over 50% road (gravel included), go the 650.

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