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Picked up brand new '06 (yeah, 2006) -- old school pics

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For those of you who forgot what the steel-framed biked looked like brand new, here are a few pics. I just bought the bike last week off ebay from a dealer in Wyo. He still had a brand new 2006! The discount was pretty sweet:ride:

This will be my new Baja bike, replacing a DRZ. I could tell in the shakedown ride it's going to be huge down in the desert:thumbsup:

On the way back I stopped of at the dunes in Idaho to break her in.

Now time to set it up for Baja.

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Man, looking at a new bike makes me want to run down to the dealer and pony up for one...

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For those of you who forgot what the steel-framed biked looked like brand new, here are a few pics. I just bought the bike last week off ebay from a dealer in Wyo. He still had a brand new 2006! The discount was pretty sweet:ride:

This will be my new Baja bike, replacing a DRZ. I could tell in the shakedown ride it's going to be huge down in the desert:thumbsup:

On the way back I stopped of at the dunes in Idaho to break her in.

Now time to set it up for Baja.

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That is beautiful!!!!

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For those of you who forgot what the steel-framed biked looked like brand new, here are a few pics. I just bought the bike last week off Eba from a dealer in Wyo. He still had a brand new 2006! The discount was pretty sweet:ride:

This will be my new Baja bike, replacing a DR. I could tell in the shakedown ride it's going to be huge down in the desert:thumb sup:

On the way back I stopped of at the dunes in Idaho to break her in.

Now time to set it up for Baja.

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so let us in on the secret, how much did you pay?? i must say i love my 05 WRY, i think it rides better than my 08 and easier to work on. :worthy:

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beauty the only steel framed bikes ive seen dont have any blue paint left near the ankles so i never knew how good it once looked

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yah, frame guards now before its too late! Then take them off and sell it like its barely been ridden... :worthy:

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so let us in on the secret, how much did you pay?? i must say i love my 05 WRY, i think it rides better than my 08 and easier to work on. :worthy:

4,250 all in.

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yah, frame guards now before its too late! Then take them off and sell it like its barely been ridden... :worthy:

lol.

After the thousands of baja miles I will be putting on this thing, frame guards will do nothing to hide the carnage:ride:

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Very nice - I also bought my 2006 model new last year.

I think it's still a nice looking bike even compared to the new ali frame model, and is a hell of a lot easier to work on!

I wrote up some stuff how to get it road legal here in the UK:

http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=656470&highlight=

Looks identical to yours: !

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Very nice - I also bought my 2006 model new last year.

I think it's still a nice looking bike even compared to the new ali frame model, and is a hell of a lot easier to work on!

Nice bike!

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super sweet find!

What mods are in store for that bad boy...besides the basics.

I am no expert, and most of my information comes from here along with some experiences. This is my plan:

_ stock suspension will work fo me. I'm just stripping it all down to pack good grease into all the bearings.

_ free motor mods, I'm going to start out with 48 pilot and 168 main in the carb/ flex jet remote fuel screw

_ 15t cs

_ 6g acerbis tank ( I really don't like running out of gas in Baja, or strapping extra gallons to my hip for big days)

_ Guts tall and soft seat

_ devol shark fin

_ devol rad guards (will likely have to trim to fit under tank)

_ Maxxis Desert IT / bridgestone UHD

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I am no expert, and most of my information comes from here along with some experiences. This is my plan:

_ stock suspension will work fo me. I'm just stripping it all down to pack good grease into all the bearings.

_ free motor mods, I'm going to start out with 48 pilot and 168 main in the carb/ flex jet remote fuel screw

_ 15t cs

_ 6g acerbis tank ( I really don't like running out of gas in Baja, or strapping extra gallons to my hip for big days)

_ Guts tall and soft seat

_ devol shark fin

_ devol rad guards (will likely have to trim to fit under tank)

_ Maxxis Desert IT / bridgestone UHD

While your at it, throw a DR.D slip-on on that bad boy and a set of springs for the extra weight and call it a day.

Once your done with all that, you will have one bad a$$ baja killer :worthy:

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WOW, $4250 --- u stole it!!! Payed 5100( in Ohio ) all in for my 06 last spring --- and again -- DO THIS -- when you get the chance put a slip-on DR.D and make shure you get a before and after picture of your smile:thumbsup:

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aaah, thats what my bike looked like!

nothing like a new bike... after every ride the cleaning ends up taking longer then the ride...

aah those were the days!

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yeah i remember now what mine looked like when I picked it up from the dealer in March 06. Doesnt look like that now!! 3000km of red dirt in the Pilbara of WA and she will never be the same.

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