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Re: Myswaggers that ride dirt bikes
« Reply #75 on: June 21, 2020, 10:29:18 PM »
Have anyone bought an ex army bike?
Suzuki DR-Z400E

Are they any good?
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Re: Myswaggers that ride dirt bikes
« Reply #76 on: June 21, 2020, 10:46:55 PM »
Have anyone bought an ex army bike?
Suzuki DR-Z400E

Are they any good?

We've got an ex-Army Yam XT600, not sure which number owner we are ex-Army, but certainly the 2nd.

It needed a key (for the XT600, a proper barrel was going to cost ~$200.... on a $1,000 bike), and the wiring for the lights was all a bit interesting (once you worked out what it all did...)

There are things that are problematic in it, and you can tell it's been squaddy'd over the years - brakes are the same front and rear, rather than different (means one sort of pads only are needed) and there have been occasions where I reckon they've looked at and thought there's an empty hole there, it needs a bolt in it like the others have.... well, no it didn't need those 3 holes filling with bolts, but that's a whole other story...

But it came with a long range fuel tank, and has done us about 5,000km over the last few years as a hack bike.

If anyone's interested we might be tempted to sell it... we do have a slightly large fleet of vehicles at the moment...
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Re: Myswaggers that ride dirt bikes
« Reply #77 on: June 22, 2020, 05:57:05 PM »
I have 4 Kwaka's in the shed.

KLX for riding into town etc.
Kx 450 for having fun.
My sons KX 250
My daughters KLX 140.

All good bikes and fun to ride.
Wouldn't know life without a bike anymore. I mean there's important things in life, like food and water, but bikes really are essential. ;D
No pics as I'm far too lazy to find them and upload them  :'(
(Besides - they're just boring stock bikes!)
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