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by Richard Simpson Mark II
Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: If Only Suzuki Would....?
Replies: 42
Views: 1029

Re: If Only Suzuki Would....?

To be fair the valve check/service interval is probably far longer on the Honda than the Suz as there are fewer wearing parts. But I only ever needed to adjust one valve once after 10,000 miles on my DR.

Much depends on use and fuel quality.
by Richard Simpson Mark II
Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: If Only Suzuki Would....?
Replies: 42
Views: 1029

Re: If Only Suzuki Would....?

Need to adjust the valves on DR350...you'll need a feeler-gauge and couple of spanners. You just need to take the rocker covers off. All done in 30 minutes while drinking a cup of tea. Same job on the Honda...strip the cam out, and get your micrometer and factory shim set out. Bugger about, put it b...
by Richard Simpson Mark II
Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: BIKES
Topic: If Only Suzuki Would....?
Replies: 42
Views: 1029

Re: If Only Suzuki Would....?

I was talking to one of the guys on the Suzuki stand at the ABR festival and even he said that they have a huge hole in their range. I was actually bemoaning the fact that you can still buy a DR650 in Aussie and USA but not in Europe :roll: Suzuki is struggling a bit with its motorcycle range. They...
by Richard Simpson Mark II
Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: BIKES
Topic: If Only Suzuki Would....?
Replies: 42
Views: 1029

Re: If Only Suzuki Would....?

I've been thinking very hard recently about exactly what it is I want from motorcycling now, having got to a certain age (50) where my energy, risk appetite, crashworthiness and need/wants aren't what they once were. My big tour days are over, I don't commute by bike and and it's mostly day trips a...
by Richard Simpson Mark II
Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: If Only Suzuki Would....?
Replies: 42
Views: 1029

Re: If Only Suzuki Would....?

I was talking to one of the guys on the Suzuki stand at the ABR festival and even he said that they have a huge hole in their range. I was actually bemoaning the fact that you can still buy a DR650 in Aussie and USA but not in Europe :roll: Suzuki is struggling a bit with its motorcycle range. They...
by Richard Simpson Mark II
Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: BIKES
Topic: If Only Suzuki Would....?
Replies: 42
Views: 1029

Re: If Only Suzuki Would....?

dave h wrote:
Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:27 am
summat wrong wi you lot,
if that bike was so good you would all have one ,
you ant ,
dave.

I regret selling mine and buying a pile of scrap with a Husqvarna badge to replace it.
by Richard Simpson Mark II
Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: BIKES
Topic: If Only Suzuki Would....?
Replies: 42
Views: 1029

Re: If Only Suzuki Would....?

If you read Mondo Enduro, they set out on that jouney with pretty much no prep or planing. It came as a big surprise to them, for example, to find that chains and sprockets actually needed periodic replacement...and they found out in Siberia! There were no Suzuki dealers in Siberia, but luckily ther...
by Richard Simpson Mark II
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: If Only Suzuki Would....?
Replies: 42
Views: 1029

Re: If Only Suzuki Would....?

I'm a great fan of the DR350...I had one of the first DR350Ss in the country.

You can still get a new bike with a DR350S engine in the UK: the Beta Alp; 4.0.

If Beta would put the same engine in something like the X-Trainer chassis, I'd buy one.
by Richard Simpson Mark II
Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: FOR SALE - WANTED
Topic: Moto Morini Granpasso 2008
Replies: 5
Views: 375

Re: Moto Morini Granpasso 2008

I had a ride on the Corsaro (roadster version) when it came out...one hell of a motor!
by Richard Simpson Mark II
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: ABR FESTIVAL 2020
Topic: ABR Festival 2020 - The Details
Replies: 20
Views: 722

Re: ABR Festival 2020 - The Details

From my experience of events, exhibitions, live shows etc, if the venue owner sees an event doing better than expected they tend to bump up next year's price a bit.

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