The Suzuki DR thread.

The Things We Ride
User avatar
boboneleg
Posts: 4555
Joined: Tue Sep 13, 2011 5:52 pm
Has thanked: 849 times
Been thanked: 574 times

The Suzuki DR thread.

Post by boboneleg » Wed Sep 10, 2014 2:07 pm

Someone on here said not long ago that you can never see enough photos of DR350's, so here's a thread where you can stare to your hearts content :)

I'll start then;

I've owned five of these great bikes from 1996 to the present day and they've all been called 'Doris'

This is Doris Mk1, bought in 1996 she was a Suzuki press fleet bike before I got her...

Image

She got sold after I had a serious accident (not on a bike) to a chap who went off around Africa, I wish I knew what happened to her in the end.

Once I was fit enough to ride again I went to Yorkshire to get Doris Mk2...

Image

After a couple of years riding I had to have another op and no riding for a while so she was sold to a friend who still has her today :)

Next was Doris Mk3 which I travelled to Norwich to buy, she needed a fair bit of work before I was happy to take her off on the trails...

before

Image

and after

Image

What's that saying about buses? as soon as I had Mk3 sorted a tasty low mileage model came up for sale close to me. I could not resist so for a while I owned two DR350's

Here's Doris Mk3 and Mk4 together...

Image

Once Mk4 was trail-ready Mk3 got sold. Here's Mk4 on the trail in Wiltshire...

Image

After a year or so I needed some cash for a trip to Europe so Mk4 was sold to a very nice lady in Slough who still owns here today.

And so to my present bike which I've had for four years now, this one is a keeper.

Doris Mk5 as I bought her...

Image

and how she looks now...

Image

OK, over too you, bring on the photos (thumbs)
one-legged adventurer

Adventure Bike Rider New Issue Out Now
Thedktor
Posts: 1006
Joined: Wed Oct 17, 2012 1:44 pm
Has thanked: 37 times
Been thanked: 63 times

Re: The DR 350 thread

Post by Thedktor » Wed Sep 10, 2014 6:48 pm

Nice one Bob, didn't know you had had so many!

I think I have done my share of DR posts but I suppose I had better add the current and my first :)

Mind you I have another now, no.3 ;)
- Steve



Southampton area

DR350

Montesa 349

Beepee
Posts: 498
Joined: Tue Dec 17, 2013 10:32 pm
Has thanked: 4 times
Been thanked: 2 times

Re: The DR 350 thread

Post by Beepee » Wed Sep 10, 2014 8:34 pm

I like aunty Doris (thumbs)
Been looking for something for a few weeks now to play on the trails when Katy hibernates......

mikeyboy
Posts: 1430
Joined: Sat Jul 16, 2011 6:17 pm

Re: The DR 350 thread

Post by mikeyboy » Thu Sep 11, 2014 6:33 am

Beepee wrote:I like aunty Doris (thumbs)
Been looking for something for a few weeks now to play on the trails when Katy hibernates......
i bought this earlier in the year to try and get my wife back into riding,however she has not even ridden it. :(
could be tempted to move it on as it is just taking up space (thumbs)
P1011017.JPG
P1011017.JPG (52.23 KiB) Viewed 1842 times
P1011019.JPG
P1011019.JPG (56.89 KiB) Viewed 1842 times
OVERLAND AND CLASSIC MOTORCYCLES

BMW 1200 final drive specialist

BMW transmission specialist

overland and trip preparation

servicing,repairs and tyres

1980's Japanese and European restorations

motorcycle engineering/fabricating

Redmurty
Posts: 11651
Joined: Thu Oct 28, 2010 6:44 pm
Has thanked: 245 times
Been thanked: 112 times

Re: The DR 350 thread

Post by Redmurty » Thu Sep 11, 2014 6:46 am

IMG_3230_2014-09-11.JPG
IMG_3230_2014-09-11.JPG (84.73 KiB) Viewed 1841 times
IMG_3231_2014-09-11.JPG
IMG_3231_2014-09-11.JPG (85.21 KiB) Viewed 1841 times

Mine as I bought her

cheers Spud ;)
Life... it's not a dress rehearsal



You don't waste time... you waste yourself

User avatar
boboneleg
Posts: 4555
Joined: Tue Sep 13, 2011 5:52 pm
Has thanked: 849 times
Been thanked: 574 times

Re: The DR 350 thread

Post by boboneleg » Sat Sep 13, 2014 8:20 am

Cheers guys, let's try and keep this going.

Here we are riding in the Usk/Wye valley, we all needed a rest after battling through this lane as it was about 25c and the lane was totally overgrown.

On the left is Doris Mk2, owned by Hugo since 2008, in the middle is one of Pauls bikes (he is the guru for DR350's) and on the right is Doris Mk4.

Image

Me and Hugo on our way back from North Wales....

Image

Crossing Moreton ford in Dorset....

Image
one-legged adventurer

Paul-S
Posts: 3601
Joined: Mon Mar 21, 2011 6:36 pm
Been thanked: 4 times

Re: The DR 350 thread

Post by Paul-S » Sat Sep 13, 2014 9:14 am

Lovin' this thread Bob

Kinioo
Posts: 646
Joined: Wed Sep 26, 2012 4:53 pm

Re: The DR 350 thread

Post by Kinioo » Sat Sep 13, 2014 1:19 pm

mikeyboy wrote:
Beepee wrote:I like aunty Doris (thumbs)
Been looking for something for a few weeks now to play on the trails when Katy hibernates......
i bought this earlier in the year to try and get my wife back into riding,however she has not even ridden it. :(
could be tempted to move it on as it is just taking up space (thumbs)
P1011017.JPG
P1011019.JPG
hi there,
what's the year, mileage?
how much and where about are you??
cheers

mikeyboy
Posts: 1430
Joined: Sat Jul 16, 2011 6:17 pm

Re: The DR 350 thread

Post by mikeyboy » Sat Sep 13, 2014 5:19 pm

Kinioo wrote:
mikeyboy wrote:
Beepee wrote:I like aunty Doris (thumbs)
Been looking for something for a few weeks now to play on the trails when Katy hibernates......
i bought this earlier in the year to try and get my wife back into riding,however she has not even ridden it. :(
could be tempted to move it on as it is just taking up space (thumbs)
P1011017.JPG
P1011019.JPG
hi there,
what's the year, mileage?
how much and where about are you??
cheers
1997 r plate.
will need to check mileage monday
£1400
melton mowbray
OVERLAND AND CLASSIC MOTORCYCLES

BMW 1200 final drive specialist

BMW transmission specialist

overland and trip preparation

servicing,repairs and tyres

1980's Japanese and European restorations

motorcycle engineering/fabricating

PHILinFRANCE
Posts: 5278
Joined: Wed Aug 24, 2011 5:35 am
Has thanked: 1312 times
Been thanked: 702 times

Re: The DR 350 thread

Post by PHILinFRANCE » Sat Sep 13, 2014 6:19 pm

A whole gaggle !!!!

Left to right my 650 my 250 and to get back on topic my mates 350 but ALL DRs (thumbs)

Image

Image

Post Reply

Return to “BIKES”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot], Majestic-12 [Bot] and 127 guests