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Old 21 Oct 2011
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Anyone from the North east of the UK ?

Hi all

Im just wondering if anyone has a DR650 in the north east of uk that would fancy meeting for a coffee n biscuits

I currently have a DR250 and Im not sure if its big enough for a RWT I have planned for 2012

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Hi Will
I don't have a DR650 but I do have a DR250 like you!
I'm in Leeds but always riding around Yorkshire if you fancy a coffee. I have a bigger road bike for longer distances too.
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Always up for a coffee

so whats your bigger bike then ?

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so whats your bigger bike then ?
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A CBF1000 - although currently considering getting something different....
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Have you considered a Yam XT600e?

Pretty bombproof and quite easy to get hold of. I think you may find a 250 hard work for a RTW.

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Dan Ive thrown my leg over lots of bikes... but being close to being a dwarf ! it sorts of limits me.....

Ive been practising picking up my wee strom today.. no problems with my panniers half full... so next week going to practise with it fully loaded

If I can manage it then I think I will look at beefing up the strom and taking that

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Dr400z

Have you considered the DR400Z?

Rugged enough for just about anything, a firm favorite with travellers ( I believe Austin Vince has said it is THE long distance travel bike), if you want you can probably get a lowering link for it and a Suzuki which you are familiar with.

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hi Dan

I attempted to climb a DR400 last week lol.... stepladders would have been good !

Ive now found out that you can lower them by 4 inches ?

at this moment in time... I think I will be taking my trusty wee strom (ive put 30 k miles on her in under 3 years).... just need to beef things up a bit :-)

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Hi Will

I'm with you on the Wee Strom ,I had mine down to the Spanish Pyrenees this year and it 's such a great all rounder, covers long distances no probs and dead versatile when you get there .Admittedly it can't quite compete off road with the likes of the DR s but as an overall package I think it takes some beating. If you fancy a coffee and a chat somtime I'm in Durham.


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Have you considered the DR400Z?

Rugged enough for just about anything, a firm favorite with travellers ( I believe Austin Vince has said it is THE long distance travel bike), if you want you can probably get a lowering link for it and a Suzuki which you are familiar with.

Dan

Doh!

I mean DRZ400e.

Still, if you've decided on the V-strom its not an issue!

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just spotted this thread
i'm in gateshead with a DR800.
not long come back from a 2 week, 3500 mile tour round europe and more than willing to meet up for a coffee sometime
forgot to mention me mate did the trip with me on his XF650 freewind with no problems.

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Forgot about this thread

Well I now have a TT600RE K4 which is now my travelling bike, the Vstrom is going up for sale


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Hi all

Im just wondering if anyone has a DR650 in the north east of uk that would fancy meeting for a coffee n biscuits

I currently have a DR250 and Im not sure if its big enough for a RWT I have planned for 2012

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The NE of the UK is around Caithness.

You mean NE England which is only a bit of the UK. Uk means United Kingdom, not England.

There! now you know where you live.
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