Almost exact same setup that I've got on my DRZ.
..but curious as to why you're not taking the 690...
thats why i persist with the crfs with engine swaps ..theres nothing nowt nada between the low power250s and the 690 and already having run a drz for a long while id have no qualms about running another id love to buy a eighteen month old drz witrh sod all milage and have a pop at that gearbox on me 2nd take ..but they are imho just too old now to commitThedktor wrote: ↑Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:07 amIts funny how often the DRZ subject comes up, the "problem" is that it filled a void in the market that is now a gaping void with nothing
Yes the gearing is poor, and yes its heavier than a proper enduro bike. However....I run a DRZ-E on road gearing and for the road and main trails I use in Hampshire and Wiltshire it is brilliant - very quick, comfortable and a lot cheaper to buy and run than a KTM/Husky/a.n.nother.
A 250 i.e. the CRF just hasn't got the power and any 650 is a lot less manageable off-road.
I had the F800gs and bought a DRZ400s for off roading but ended up selling the BMW and sticking luggage on my DRZ.andrew882 wrote: ↑Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:29 amI'm another DRZ evangalist - had an F800GS which was ace on the road and good on gentle lanes until my intentions outweighed my skill (which happens quite a lot). It's a heavy old barge to pick up when you're a mile from the road and on your own...
I bought the DRZ initially with the idea of keeping both but the only places the little Suzuki really suffers against the Beemer (in my humble opinion) is the outright power and toys... I don't really rag it on the road anymore. On lanes the DRZ really shows its (relative) lack of weight and I know if (when) I drop it it'll cost me £ to fix rather than £££. As a consequence I have a lot more fun. Even the comfort feels not that much different on longer trips.
So the bus went and the DRZ stayed.
If I was planning multiple tours of Europe I'd have kept the BMW, but then again I'd maybe get a litre plus ADV bike.
Do wish you would start saying what you really mean...