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2006 Suzuki DR-650 for sale in San Antonio, Texas

I am selling my 2006 Suzuki DR-650. It's in good shape overall and mostly stock. There are some caveats.

  • Automatic compression release has been "disabled". This is one less thing to go wrong. Also makes the starter draw a lot more juice and harder to start in cold weather with the current battery.

  • Has a low fender. Great in the wind and much better in the highway. Far less wind steer. Gets clogged with mud easier, not stock, fork brace can bottom out into the lower triple near the max of its range. Not violent, but a little more dramatic than a traditional bottoming. Includes a white high fender that's less wind catchy than the stock one. Pretty nice one, actually. We also vented the rear a little bit, like the stock fender which is now used as a low fender. The fork brace probably also helps in the corners but I think the forks have a tiny bit more stiction with it on.

  • Front suspension doesn't have enough preload. Going down a steep rocky hill, it's easy to bottom it out and lose control. On the other hand, if the front suspension had more preload, the bike wouldn't turn in with these tires. If we wanted it to turn in, we could jack up the preload on the rear to match. Then we have a very tall bike that's more difficult on technical terrain.

  • Front suspension has the FRC damper valves. This is a huge improvement on rebound damping. When you hit a big rock, the bike doesn't buck back at you so much. Rear shock FRC valve included but not installed (definitely more work).

  • Seat is not stock, I'd say it's marginally better. Procycle foam and fabric update.

  • Has a rear rack. Not sure if factory or not. Also a factory bag that you might be able to ask me nicely into including on it. One the straps is broken.

  • Jetting has been altered slightly with the stock airbox. It's better than it was, but there are some conditions where you can stall the bike with a quick but short throw opening the throttle. Haven't sorted it out and difficult to figure out.

  • Exhaust has a bung added for a wideband O2 sensor. That, or there's an extra header with such.

  • Including a 5-something gallon Acerbic tank. It's not mounted. After riding another DR with such a tank, I'm not sure I would mount it. Makes the bike heavier, especially high up and in the front, and the riding position less ideal.

  • Including a skidplate. It made a horrible racket when I put it on. Very, very beefy American made one. Did everything I could to quiet it down, including covering the whole thing in bed liner. It's still so noisy that it drives me crazy. Leaving it off for now. I would recommend trying a plastic skidplate.

  • Original factory toolkit, in all its glory.

  • Fresh sparkplugs.

  • Continetal TKC-80 tires. Aggressive, very noisy. I did a review on this matchup before. Okay in the dry on the road. Overall, vastly prefer the Trailwings that came on it. Especially for how I could setup the suspension and get a bike that turns in and goes down hills without bottoming out so easily.

  • Stock gearing. I tried the 14 tooth. It was awful on the highway and not much better offroad. Easier wheelies, though. Don't worry, I'm not very good at them. I didn't do a ton of wheelies or stoppies on this bike. You can't do stoppies on the TKC-80s, or at least I can't. I could on the Trailwings.

Miles are somewhere over 3,000 and less than 4,000 if I'm not mistaken. I've put most of those miles on. Before most of the alterations, I did the Colorado BDR with my Dad on this bike. I bought it just over a thousand miles from a guy in Colorado who took good care of it.

It's been dropped a couple times, not a ton. One of them is documented in the videos of the COBDR trip.

Looking for $3,000 USD in cash, Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, gold, or silver.