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DL650 - the mom jeans
« on: 12/30/16 10:03AM »
I keep looking at rogue, ootv, the pretender and dreaming about buying a touring bike...commit myself to 1 several hundred mile trip per month.

then I look at rockrat and xdjxclusive and want an sv650 for the daily commuting. Sprocket the back down a bit...get good gas mileage.

then I look at the awesome adv riding out there and want a bmw f650gs...save my knee from the risk of re-injury...stay off that death trap YZ250 for a bit

mostly a commuter. I want to add lights, bags, and be super comfy on the freeway.

So will it do it?

Should I put on the mom jeans?



Thoughts? will it fit all of those bills into one?

ADDED BONUS: Comes with built in security! (= ugly, non-theft bike  :32:)

motoquest rents them for $65/day...worth trying out I guess
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Re: DL650 - the mom jeans
« Reply #1 on: 12/30/16 12:27PM »

I imagine it would probably do all those things pretty well.  The only thing it may lack a bit is "excitement" but like you said, you can rent one and try it out.

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Re: DL650 - the mom jeans
« Reply #2 on: 12/30/16 01:43PM »
They're good bikes. A friend has a DL650 with around 70k miles, rides it everywhere.

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Re: DL650 - the mom jeans
« Reply #3 on: 12/30/16 05:47PM »
I am the same with the FZR...I ride it anywhere and everywhere I can!!

But on the other hand, there is some "excitement" riding it...I feel like a boss...freeway above 7,000rpm and the bike just wants to go!

the DL is a twin...so I am unsure...but it's just so ordinary and practical that I think it would be perfect. Damn this thing
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Re: DL650 - the mom jeans
« Reply #4 on: 12/30/16 08:25PM »
the DL is a twin...so I am unsure...but it's just so ordinary and practical that I think it would be perfect. Damn this thing

Off the line torque is fun stuff... ;) And it cruises on the freeway really nice too. Freeway is at about 6000 to 6700 for me right now, with plenty more pull up to about 10k. The DL is only slightly detuned for better low and midrange pull, losing a little at the top.

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Re: DL650 - the mom jeans
« Reply #5 on: 12/30/16 09:08PM »
I'm sure the baby strom is a good bike and worth a good look, but I've already put 10000 miles on my VFR and its a great commuter and touring choice and you can get one in great shape low miles for less than 3K. Though it may be too dam sexy for LB  :32: If you want to put some miles on one let me know.
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Re: DL650 - the mom jeans
« Reply #6 on: 12/30/16 09:48PM »
Rent one see how you like it.  If your budget is more open, I'd suggest throwing a leg over a Triumph Tiger 800 at the local dealer, in the newer models the triple puts out 30 more horsepower than the baby Vee and almost the same in torque.  Another more practical choice is the NC700 with its gas tank disguised as a trunk and almost 70 mpg's, you can put some serious miles between fill-ups, and take a trip to the grocery store while leaving the side cases at home.
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Re: DL650 - the mom jeans
« Reply #7 on: 12/30/16 09:59PM »
Another more practical choice is the NC700 with its gas tank disguised as a trunk and almost 70 mpg's, you can put some serious miles between fill-ups, and take a trip to the grocery store while leaving the side cases at home.

A buddy of mine rented one when he was down here visiting.  He didn't particularly care for it.  The engine is too car like; it redlines at 6.5k; it really does feel like they just cut the Honda Fit motor in half.  Other than the fuel economy and the cool storage compartment, it was mostly boring :)

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Re: DL650 - the mom jeans
« Reply #8 on: 12/31/16 10:39AM »
I love my "mom's jeans" bike... no off road though....
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Re: DL650 - the mom jeans
« Reply #9 on: 12/31/16 01:50PM »
I'm sure it's practical as hell.  Like a Pinzgauer.  Looks kind of like one too.  LOL!




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Re: DL650 - the mom jeans
« Reply #10 on: 01/03/17 09:36AM »
so this guy still has it...

http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/mcy/5897013932.html

$2,200 with bags...2007...27k miles

leaky fork seals...no battery. He's getting the battery and firing it up this week...I will try to negotiate him down on the fork seals.
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Re: DL650 - the mom jeans
« Reply #11 on: 01/03/17 09:41AM »
Honestly that's damn cheap. If you can get it for sub 2k you're basically stealing it.

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Re: DL650 - the mom jeans
« Reply #12 on: 01/03/17 09:52AM »
650s are slow! I have a SV1000 for my daily, ive had a sv650 but wouldnt do it again.

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Re: DL650 - the mom jeans
« Reply #13 on: 02/02/17 11:18PM »
eww



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Re: DL650 - the mom jeans
« Reply #14 on: 02/03/17 07:24AM »
pulled onto the freeway that's normally part of my commute...WOT, redlining each gear hunting for acceleration somewhere in the RPM range, and it was unimpressive as expected. Compared to the lively pull of the FZR 4-cylinder above 7,000rpm, I was quick to mark it as inadequate, but then I looked down at the needle and found it was actually 95mph indicated. Alright! So she doesn't moan and scream while tossing her head back and wrapping her legs around you while she's twitching in extreme orgasm. She lies there, missionary style, and gets off without much show ant tell, the way a good wife is expected to.

Not quite what I expected for "torque off the line". The XR650L felt like it had hella torque...or at least feels like it wanted to loft the front wheel in 2nd and 3rd gear with a little tug on the bars and it's canon ball sounding exhaust. The DL didn't even like sub 2,500rpm...you actually gotta keep those rpm's a bit wound up. But not that wound up...more around the middle of the rpm range. Around there it was fun to be lazy on it. Leave the bike in top gear and just vary the throttle when on the freeway. Fun to just torque your way around stop/go neighborhood riding. Silky smooth, easy shifting, soft pull clutch for the transmission. Kind of reminded me of putt-putting around on an XR200.

Brakes aren't confidence inspiring. More suspension travel with pogo stick forks = more dive than I'm used to. Definitely better to use front and rear when stopping vs. sportbike front (mostly).

Riding position felt worse than a sportbike. At least on the sportier style, you can put more weight on your hands and the rest on your lower back. The DL felt like I was sitting on a stool with all the wind blowing at your upper body. I'm also too tall to use the wind protection. May try adjusting that later.

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Re: DL650 - the mom jeans
« Reply #16 on: 02/03/17 07:33AM »
Oh, and swing by IKEA on the way home, pick up one of their small sheepskin rugs, and fashion a strap to mount it to the seat.

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/70026822/


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Re: DL650 - the mom jeans
« Reply #17 on: 02/03/17 06:57PM »
pulled onto the freeway that's normally part of my commute...WOT, redlining each gear hunting for acceleration somewhere in the RPM range, and it was unimpressive as expected. Compared to the lively pull of the FZR 4-cylinder above 7,000rpm, I was quick to mark it as inadequate, but then I looked down at the needle and found it was actually 95mph indicated. Alright! So she doesn't moan and scream while tossing her head back and wrapping her legs around you while she's twitching in extreme orgasm. She lies there, missionary style, and gets off without much show ant tell, the way a good wife is expected to.

Not quite what I expected for "torque off the line". The XR650L felt like it had hella torque...or at least feels like it wanted to loft the front wheel in 2nd and 3rd gear with a little tug on the bars and it's canon ball sounding exhaust. The DL didn't even like sub 2,500rpm...you actually gotta keep those rpm's a bit wound up. But not that wound up...more around the middle of the rpm range. Around there it was fun to be lazy on it. Leave the bike in top gear and just vary the throttle when on the freeway. Fun to just torque your way around stop/go neighborhood riding. Silky smooth, easy shifting, soft pull clutch for the transmission. Kind of reminded me of putt-putting around on an XR200.

Brakes aren't confidence inspiring. More suspension travel with pogo stick forks = more dive than I'm used to. Definitely better to use front and rear when stopping vs. sportbike front (mostly).

Riding position felt worse than a sportbike. At least on the sportier style, you can put more weight on your hands and the rest on your lower back. The DL felt like I was sitting on a stool with all the wind blowing at your upper body. I'm also too tall to use the wind protection. May try adjusting that later.

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Dare I say it...should have went with a VFR, you got the mom jeans but could have had the MILF pants!  :32:

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Re: DL650 - the mom jeans
« Reply #18 on: 02/03/17 10:07PM »
@rockrat - thanks for the links!! After a ride with ear plugs I think I will be alright on wind...The skin does have allure though...Next stop may be the DL1 seat

@ootv - oh definitely!! Only yh vfr wouldn't last long in LBC...The mom jeans was purchased because of its anti-theft device (= it's looks)
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Re: DL650 - the mom jeans
« Reply #19 on: 02/03/17 10:28PM »
And the VFR doesn't handle fore roads as well, don't forget. ThIS breakfast we are talking about...

 

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