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daveinhawaii

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  1. daveinhawaii

    broken clutch cover

    i just finished running a search but can not find whether or not this SFB cover will fit 2006 DRZ S... i know the little message reads it but i dont want to order one with out knowing what kind of fit/product i'm getting... anyone seen or have one???? thanks much dave http://www.motosport.com/offroad/productDetail.php?prodId=321767&nav=3&sMMY=SUZUKI;DRZ400S;2006
  2. daveinhawaii

    plating a bike in hawaii???

    the wife and i are looking into buying a dirt bike for her to do some trail riding out in hawaii when we move there this summer ( i recently bought a DRZ in preparations ) anyhow, we were thinking of picking up an older XR250R or so for her. what do i need to know to get a four stroke dirt bike "street legal" or can someone point me in the right direction to find this information? is it just head/tail lights, signals, and mirrors or are there any crazy smog restrictions or what not out there??? thanks in advance, dave
  3. daveinhawaii

    opinions on warranty

    thanks, the responses have reinforced my original thought. its horrible how bike dealerships are just as despicable (SP) as a car dealership (no offense to you honest bike/care salesmen out there)... but really, seems like someones always in your pocket every time you turn around.... and gsxrdoug- we plan on being in the area around the end of june; theres a couple other nice people ive met since joining this site and would like to get together with all the fellow TT members hawaiian style once we get settled... thanks again, dave
  4. daveinhawaii

    opinions on warranty

    not sure if this has been debated or not but ive recently bought a new 2006 DRZ S model. the "finance guy" was all about pushing the 4 yr service plan; which i was somewhat leary of. i'm semi-mechanically inclined and figured the 550 they were going to charge for the warranty wasnt anything but another way to pull $ out of my pocket. and now, a total of 2 days after buying my new ride, i have had it die on me about a dozen times, had the front tire go flat (after reading their service check off, i noticed they filled the front and back to 30 psi when it called for 18 and 25 respectively), and my chain roller had all but fallen off. to say the least i am concerned over both the safety and reliability of my new baby...... i'm thinking i'm off to a seriously bad start and that this "dealership" is nothing but a bunch of first thing tues, when they open; i plan on being in there to speak with the owner.... other than venting with the above complaints; how does everyone feel about purchasing the 4yr service plan (granted it will never be serviced by G & S Suzuki of Wichita Falls) thanks dave
  5. daveinhawaii

    help a green fellar out

    thanks DrZin & Mr Batman, ive come to the decision, after the input ive gotten from the both of you, and seeing the awsome pictures put up by tourture, that i'm going to get the S. especially liking the idea of being able to ferry over to the other islands for some dirt excursions... really looking forward to getting back into the dirt and tearing up the trails with you guys... thanks again! dave
  6. daveinhawaii

    help a green fellar out

    thats not the main issue; as my wife is 5-9 135 and i'm 5-10 210/// its really the pragmatic behind getting an SM... i'm just seriously doubting it now... yes, its mostly going to be a commuter; but i dont want to sacrifice my weekends by buying a street bike on the islands......you know....\ if someone could tell me that having 60on road and 40 off road tires would do me; then i'll probably buy this week....\\ thanks for the help--- i'm going to sleep on it later dave
  7. daveinhawaii

    help a green fellar out

    well, thats not really an option as the wife will be riding by her self every now and again. the 650 is way to tall and the 250 is way to punny..... seems like suzuki has a monopoly on the market i'm looking for.... is it really that under powered??? seems like there are a lot of complaints about how weak it is??? thx d
  8. daveinhawaii

    help a green fellar out

    well i'm showing my knowledge here by saying why cant i run with the 60 road and the 40 off road tires that are all over the place? of course the arent going to be mx or strictly trail; but will they work?? again i'm a newbie???? the greatest q i have is; is the SM for me from what ive listed above??? or should i be looking else where? dont mention KTM or some other crazy expensive ride; i'm a full time student and tight with my duckets.....hehe thx dave
  9. daveinhawaii

    help a green fellar out

    bro i am lost; i could use a good ass kicking.. ive looked into dual-purpose/enduros for a total of about 2 wks now and i am lost... i thought cafe bikes were in depth... anyway.... i love the way the SM looks and from past experience the hopped up suspension (for the price) is well served, other than that is is more or less a DRZ400S correct? its going to be a commuter bike (mon-fir) but i would really like to get serious with the trials; the pics posted from oahu have me salivaging! but i also want something that can roll two up when need be (thought the misses will eventually have her own- shes been taught on my race CR250; so no slouch when it comes to riding).... in short; is the drz400sm the bike i should be looking at with the above preferences?>???? lost dave
  10. daveinhawaii

    dealer invoice for 2005 DRZ400SM

    thanks for the heads up. i figured it would be better for me to purchase out here; but now i am undecided in what i want to buy... i'm an ex-motorcross racer and have had a couple track days on my R1 but am totally new to duals... the pics ive seen from oahu makes me think than a SM might not be the bike for me.... preferably, (in my limited wisdom on DP bikes) it will be a commuter, every now and again a two up bike, and absolutly every weekend (thanks to the pics from hawaii and from what mrbatman has said) a trail bike! is the SM even for me? any opinions are always appreciated!@ peace dave
  11. daveinhawaii

    help a green fellar out

    quick and straight to the point. will a DRZ400 SM handle trail riding? planning on buying a commuter bike but getting serious about trails on the weekend, will the SM do? preferrably a bike that can handle two up on occasion, work well on the street and do what i want on the trails.... i know i am in the DRZ forum but this is all ive investigated thus far.... any opinions would be greatly appreciated!! dave
  12. daveinhawaii

    looking for oahu info

    previously posted in DRZ forum; just looking for more insight on the island; riding scene, bike market, crime in the areas, and anything else a "mainlander" might want to know before moving out! thanks much dave you all have been so very helpfull in my (soon to be) purchase of a 2006 DRZ400SM i thought i would share what i paid for from cycle buy; its in my price help thread but didnt want it to get lost for those of you in the same situation.... list price 6199 dealer cost 5296 ready to sell cost 5346 (cost of the machine with NO PROFIT to the dealer) they say 5 to 10% above ready to sell is an acceptable range; at least thats what i am looking for... again, thanks for all the help especially you islanders; i am seriously looking forward to riding with you guys... and on another note; my wife will be looking for a commuter/trail bike... how is the used bike marker out there?? thinking like a DR200 or comparable? selection here is HORRIBLE... thanks & aloha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! dave
  13. daveinhawaii

    dealer invoice for 2005 DRZ400SM

    i'm not ging to be able to touch that. ive considered waiting until i move to hawaii to make the buy; but since ive found this site and learned more about the drz' sive gotten the fever..... just thought it would be a help to share the numbers to haggle with local dealers... later dave
  14. daveinhawaii

    dealer invoice for 2005 DRZ400SM

    sorry, price i quoted includes everything other than assembly which is an avg. of $50 per product.... thats the ONLY variable happy shopping dave
  15. daveinhawaii

    dealer invoice for 2005 DRZ400SM

    you all have been so very helpfull in my (soon to be) purchase of a 2006 DRZ400SM i thought i would share what i paid for from cycle buy; its in my price help thread but didnt want it to get lost for those of you in the same situation.... list price 6199 dealer cost 5296 ready to sell cost 5346 (cost of the machine with NO PROFIT to the dealer) they say 5 to 10% above ready to sell is an acceptable range; at least thats what i am looking for... again, thanks for all the help especially you islanders; i am seriously looking forward to riding with you guys... and on another note; my wife will be looking for a commuter/trail bike... how is the used bike marker out there?? thinking like a DR200 or comparable? selection here is HORRIBLE... thanks & aloha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! dave
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