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    The 2017 CRF1000D is amazing!
    This "ULTRA DUAL SPORT" is an Adventure bike more oriented toward off road riding than most in its class. Purchased as an upgrade to our smaller Dual Sport machines, it handles great and rides smooth & comfortable. We can now add Interstate riding to our dual sport experience with all the confidence of a 1 liter machine where highway power and acceleration are key factors. It handles its weight quite well and feels like a much lighter bike in most cases. Very capable off road. Fast and efficient on the highway. Dual Clutch Transmission technology (DCT) is remarkably accurate toward gear selections most riders would likely make on their own. Having no clutch lever or foot shifter is different at first, but one gets used to it quickly. It's enjoyable that no down shifting or clutch attending are required when pulling up to a traffic light on the way to the forest roads. It does it all on its own. I've done ten hours in the saddle on one ride/day with little discomfort noted. Does need a tire change if one desires to ride it on gravel, it comes equipped with highway tires and "carves the twisties" quite well when they are installed. With appropriate off road tires it handles gravel, rocks and mud just as good as, if not better than, our smaller dual sport machines. Not a trail bike yet quite appropriate everywhere else we have rode them. It certainly filled the niche we were intending to cover with the CRF1000L. No regrets to note.
    My CRF1000L and CRF1000D mods are in here on the last four or five pages...follow the link:
    https://thumpertalk.com/forums/topic/982224-honda-crf250lgive-it-a-chancei-did/?page=25
     
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    Awesome power and perfect suspension. Produced as a Trail bike the 2009 WR has a few attributes to tame it down, that need to be undone to unleash it. They are often called the "Free Mods". Once undone the WR becomes very versatile from desert to tight mountain single track. On the heavier side of trail bikes but makes up for it with explosive power. It'll thump around at 3mph yet hit 90mph when/if desired. I did change the rear spring as the OEM one wasn't good for my 235 lbs. Other than the free mods I have done very little to this machine and still run the stock exhaust (tried after market and changed it back) and gearing. I do run a Rekluse clutch and left hand rear brake (personal preference). Adding a GPR steering stabilizer was the best thing I ever did to it.
    My first electric start dirt bike...I'll never go back! I now own zero kick start machines.
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    1982 Suzuki GS1100GL shaft drive, the "Lazy Mans Cruiser" they used to call them...no need to shift, just roll the throttle back, it'll go from 20mph to 132 in top gear, easily and quickly. Not real fast top speed, but super quick! 100% frame off restoration about 2 years ago, a few mods too . I've owned this machine for 17 years and purchased it from a family friend, the original owner, with only 3000 miles on it. Fun to cruise on the interstate on a warm sunny day.
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