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  1. Well, this deal fell thru. But thanks again for the tips.
  2. Thanks for the tip. I looked in the service manual and watched a YouTube video and it doesn't seem too awful. Worst part is having to remove the side panels, the seat, and the gas tank.
  3. I'm going to look at a 2015 DR650 tomorrow morning. It has 165 miles on it. From what I've seen in service manuals it looks like the valves are "inspected and adjusted if necessary" at the 600 mile service. Is this really done by a dealer? If I purchase this bike I was just hoping to change the oil and filter and adjust/lube the chain -- and that's about it
  4. I bookmarked this. Thanks.
  5. OK . . . I think the shark has just been jumped. Thanks for the replies. I will update this thread no matter what bike I buy (or don't buy). I'm going to try to buy used (Craigslist) so it might be a month or two before a decent one shows up within a reasonable driving distance.
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  7. I'm 6'2" and sort of long legged so I'll probably be all right without the lowering kit.
  8. Simple is better, sometimes. I like the fact that it has an oil-cooler.
  9. Yeah. Same here. 50 lbs lighter and water cooling (because I live here in the desert). I logged that in my notes. Thanks.
  10. The stock DR650 seat will probably be fine for me. I'm an old guy and just ride 50 miles or so -- but I do ride almost every morning, all year round. My cross-country trips and 1000-mile jaunts are in my past, I think.
  11. Thanks for the replies. I will try to have some patience and wait (for a while) for a good used late-model DR650S to pop up on Craigslist.
  12. If I were to buy a new 2018 model, the 400 is only $200 more than the 650. The 400 is about 50 lbs lighter. I plan to ride mostly street with the occasional gravel road ride, but no serious "dirt" or "trail" riding. I am 6'2" and about 210 lbs so I can reach the ground fairly easily. My riding will be mostly city streets and back roads with very little interstate (super slab) riding. I'm torn between these two models , the DR650S and the DRZ400S. I don't want a KLR650 or an XR650L and I definitely don't want the more expensive BMW or KTM. I live in the desert so the water-cooled 400 may be better than the 650, although I think the 650 with its oil cooler would be just fine here. So, which one of these two would you buy? Why?
  13. The XR is definitely the tallest of the three--at least stock. I'm 6'2" with a 34 in inseam and I can just barely put my feet flat on the ground with my XR650L.
  14. The KLR650, the DR650, and the XR650L are all great bikes--just depends on what you want to do with them. The KLR is the best road bike, the XR650L is the best dirt bike, and the DR sits somewhere in between.
  15. Yes, the ends are capped off and the capped ends fit so close to the seat that there is no way they will hurt you in a fall.