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The Suzuki DR thread. 2 years, 6 months ago #364795

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...



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...



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



and after



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...



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



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...



and how she looks now...



OK, over too you, bring on the photos
one-legged adventurer
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Re: The DR 350 thread 2 years, 6 months ago #364875

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
Last Edit: 2 years, 6 months ago by Thedktor.

Re: The DR 350 thread 2 years, 6 months ago #364908

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

Re: The DR 350 thread 2 years, 6 months ago #364941

Beepee wrote:
I like aunty Doris
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

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Re: The DR 350 thread 2 years, 6 months ago #364945

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Mine as I bought her

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

You don't waste time... you waste yourself
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Re: The DR 350 thread 2 years, 6 months ago #365467

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.



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



Crossing Moreton ford in Dorset....

one-legged adventurer

Re: The DR 350 thread 2 years, 6 months ago #365478

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Lovin' this thread Bob
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Re: The DR 350 thread 2 years, 6 months ago #365524

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mikeyboy wrote:
Beepee wrote:
I like aunty Doris
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

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hi there,
what's the year, mileage?
how much and where about are you??
cheers

Re: The DR 350 thread 2 years, 6 months ago #365567

Kinioo wrote:
mikeyboy wrote:
Beepee wrote:
I like aunty Doris
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

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

Re: The DR 350 thread 2 years, 6 months ago #365581

A whole gaggle !!!!

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



I'M HERE FOR A GOOD TIME NOT A LONG TIME

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