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Bought this as a project will be for my son and guests 

Been parked outside for years only done 9000ks 

Good company for the ttr 

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You can barely tell it apart from the Open Enduro. Take the pic in black and white and it's only the decals that give it away.
Be an interesting comparison.
Have fun

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Looks a tidy one even for been outsid, they are great bikes but the only niggle I have is that parts are not as available as with the ttr’s they are basically a drz250 though. Heres mine in action!



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TTR and DRZ are pretty much the same bike..
they almost mirror each other in the spec's..
I looked at a few DRZ's before I bought the TTR..

Suzuki kept the oil cooler and don't seem to have starter clutch issues..


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-- Edited by petenz on Saturday 6th of April 2019 01:07:26 PM

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Thanks for the replies and info 

Going to make a start later today but the ttr is getting a run first with an early morning lap of the forest. 



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Suzuki appeared to straight out copy the TTR, i still think the TTR is built better. As evidenced by the numbers of TTR's still being used.
Pluses for the Suzuki, oil cooler, can still buy new, plastics still available and availabilty of an aftermarket 300cc piston, no case spiltting required.

is the subframe on the DRZ bolt on bolt off?

I look forward to your thoughts on comparing the two bikes.

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Only has the same frame piece unbolt off the left hand side 

Did the tank and carby today runs nice 

So similar to the ttr 

Got a few electrical gremlins I'd say that's why it's been parked for years.  Easy fix but that will be next on the list 

Might gear it for longer rides and keep the ttr set up for the max 300k dirt only rides 

Still early days though 



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got it all sorted , ordered parts for the front brake master cylinder and caliper , the rest has been a matter of disassembly clean and reassemble  so nearly done .

the TTR will have a working stable mate soon . its so similar to the ttr is a bit weird working on it next to the ttr in the shed 

 

 



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You could get a set of Open Enduro decals for it if it's making you uncomfortable! Grind off the engine markings and noone will know of your traitorous behavior

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Now I'm in deep and it's still so similar to the ttr in every way  decided to go right through it and well under way looking forward to comparing  it with the ttr I've had a couple of weeks off so added a few more days of riding on the ttr 

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Still working through everything the  ttr comparison is getting closer 

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If you have never seen Mondo Enduro then find a copy and watch Before the Long way Round there was Mondo Enduro – seven friends riding the world without support and they used Suzuki's DR350 for the trip years before Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman even got on a BMW GS and started off



-- Edited by pug on Sunday 19th of May 2019 06:14:35 AM

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Thanks pug  had a look at the shorts on you tube 

It's all about the trip not how flash the gear is.  Only way to go 



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Got it back together a 450k drive today to pick up rebuilt rear shock 

Got it out in the forest a few adjustments needed will have it out with the ttr for a comparison soon

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So similar to the ttr the way it's built but feels very different to ride than the ttr 

Ttr is still my favorite 



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Got the not ttr (Dr)  on the road will be able to compare them now as well I have a choice of rides 

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I thought the chain was supposed to go over the sprockets to drive the bike forwards, not connecting back wheels preventing either from moving?? confuseconfuse

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Strange how two similar looking machines can have such differing manners.

Looking good though - both of them. smile

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The not ttr has had its first proper outing goes well prob a bit smoother and better mannered on road than the ttr but the ttr is better off-road still very similar

Will have both out this weekend so can jump between them   ttr is still the pick 

With the Dr a visitors bike and will keep a few KS off the ttr 

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Looking forward to your comparison.

I thinks its fair to say the Suzuki engineers didn't start with a clean sheet but straight out copied the TTR.

You have one of the best problems now, which bike should I ride. confusebiggrin



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I can say the ttr is a better dirt  bike and my pick  and the Dr is comfy similar power just a bit soft in the suspension than the ttr 

It's going to be good to have a choice  and will work on setting the suspension 

Defiantly prefer the ttr but a bit if work and there won't be much of a difference  

 

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wonder if the plastic tank DRs are slightly different...



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Had both bikes out today have to say they are very similar git to go with the Dr is a good all-rounder with the ttr a bit better on the dirt 



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