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First trail outing

Discussion in 'Ride Reports' started by norbert77, Jun 16, 2014.

  1. norbert77

    norbert77 Limited User

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    Went on a 55 mile single jeep trail. Did 14 miles with the god awful heavy dr650 and the rest on the much nicer and lighter dr200. Both bikes fell over and got swamped. Lots.

    I found the dr650 too heavy to hold up on the slow technical trail. It was nice while speed was above 10 miles an hour, anything below it stalled and chugged. The dr200 on the other hand excelled. It even got swamped up to the tank and it managed to stall before sacking in water. It was so stuck it needed to he winches out and the ATV really had to work to get it out. The dr200 with stock tires was great, needs the jet kit, might help the 650 too. No pictures of any of the fails and drops and sinkings, I was too worried about getting out before flooding engine.

    I'm thinking the drz400 would be a good compromise but I didn't want water cooled.

    Water was this deep
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  2. Neil Edmunds

    Neil Edmunds ODSC Executive

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    Careful with deep water, engine rebuilding is rather pricey. Have you checked the airbox inlet height to know how deep you can safely go?
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    toddszr600 ODSC-ADV Member

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    You need to gear down the 650, its still no light weight but it will work much better, besides you look big enough and young enough to handle it! :D
  4. norbert77

    norbert77 Limited User

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    The 200 should have sucked water, the top of the air box was under water so good thing it stalled.

    The 650 has the snorkel still, buys me a few extra inches fording depth. While I would like to regear I want it highway ready since it sees mostly highway use.