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Offline Moto Guzzi

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The Mighty DR650 and a date with 100,000 miles
« on: October 18, 2020, 07:37:46 PM »
I’ve owned my 2007 DR 650 since new, bought it in May of 2007 from Smith Brothers of Birmingham when they had their shop in Trussville.  Today I took it on a memorable ride. 

Start of the day

 

I rode through one of my favorite nearby places, Turkey Creek Nature Preserve



Next up was a stop at the tunnel on Comer Dairy Rd



Followed up with a stop at Higginbotham’s Lake



And an old general store in Locust Fork





Getting closer to that magical number




Next stop was at the Garden City River Park






I then headed up to Dodge City to ride County Road 565




Then down US31 and over County Road 26 to Blountsville, where the magic happened!







 
End of the day!




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Offline SoloRider73

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Re: The Mighty DR650 and a date with 100,000 miles
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2020, 08:25:27 PM »
Did you have any issues with it over the 100K?  I seen a few on the forums at 70K but most needed a rebuild.

I guess you could sell it as a low mileage 2007 now.   ;D

Offline Moto Guzzi

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Re: The Mighty DR650 and a date with 100,000 miles
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2020, 09:49:52 PM »
Did you have any issues with it over the 100K?  I seen a few on the forums at 70K but most needed a rebuild.

I guess you could sell it as a low mileage 2007 now.   ;D
Nothing other than usual maintenance items and a leaky gasket here and there. 


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Offline klaviator

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Re: The Mighty DR650 and a date with 100,000 miles
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2020, 06:08:12 AM »
That's very impressive!!!

Offline TWJohn

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Re: The Mighty DR650 and a date with 100,000 miles
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2020, 09:59:04 AM »
Very cool! Congratulations on that memorable milestone.
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Offline TN_twowheeladdict

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Re: The Mighty DR650 and a date with 100,000 miles
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2020, 09:25:33 PM »
Congrats. Now where is you 100,000 mile patch.   ;)

The most I ever made it on a bike is 60,000 miles before trading it off for something new. 
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Offline Mulley

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Re: The Mighty DR650 and a date with 100,000 miles
« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2020, 11:05:33 AM »
It's impressive that you rode it that far but I'm truly amazed that a single cylinder engine can function for that long with no mechanical issues. Well done Suzuki engineers, well done.

How long do you plan to go before changing out the piston and inspecting the valves?
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