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Old 07 April 2014, 17:28   #211
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Uh oh.

Try to resist....Two engines mean twice as probable you will need to use a wrench at any moment in time.
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Old 08 April 2014, 12:03   #212
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my wife thinks we'll be OK if I just buy one new engine. She pointed out that the last engine we had, a new Honda, ran for 10 years without a hitch.
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Old 08 April 2014, 12:13   #213
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my wife thinks we'll be OK if I just buy one new engine. She pointed out that the last engine we had, a new Honda, ran for 10 years without a hitch.
Tell her that Honda isn't going to work since they only go to 250 hp.

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Old 08 April 2014, 12:59   #214
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A new suzuki would be easiest, 4 bolts. I'll probably stick with a 250 although I guess I could look at the 300.
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A new suzuki would be easiest, 4 bolts. I'll probably stick with a 250 although I guess I could look at the 300.
Maybe you can still find one of the old DF250's for cheap(er). If you have to get the new(er) DF250AP that's that same weight as the 300. Go 300!
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Old 08 April 2014, 13:40   #216
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thanks one used engine was enough. It lasted 7.5 minutes. The next one is new, it hurts but what can you do? I'm not too concerned about weight. It's designed for 800lbs of twins and it sits really high out of the water. I weigh 100lbs more than the next guy and I don't see that ever talked about.
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thanks one used engine was enough. It lasted 7.5 minutes.
I meant "old dealer stock" or whatever they call it. Suzuki still show the old DF250 up their website. It doesn't have the new gears or "lean burn" but still would work for you - and there are rebates (I think).

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It's designed for 800lbs of twins and it sits really high out of the water. I weigh 100lbs more than the next guy and I don't see that ever talked about.
Nope, no one ever discusses that here. Though, I have friends that ride bikes and they make fun of the guy who buys every titanium accessory to make their bike lighter when the simplest thing to do would be to lose 40 lbs!
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Sorry, I misunderstood. I see the difference in the new engines, nothing that I really need, true.

I am a cyclist myself and my biggest issue is that parts only last about 6 months for me. I've snapped off two pedals, taco'd 1 frame, just broke the rear triangle on my new carbon MTB frame, a spoke a month, brake pads last 3 months, the list goes on and that's only the last year I can remember.
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I am a cyclist myself and my biggest issue is that parts only last about 6 months for me. I've snapped off two pedals, taco'd 1 frame, just broke the rear triangle on my new carbon MTB frame, a spoke a month, brake pads last 3 months, the list goes on and that's only the last year I can remember.
Ever thought about buying a motorbike instead
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Ever thought about buying a motorbike instead
they are too heavy to pedal uphill
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