The Bike is Sold!
…to the motorcycle.
In keeping with the theme that “everything must go”, it’s time to sell the bike. We originally bought this dual sport motorcycle knowing full well that this will be the style of bike that we’ll most likely have when we get to Africa. Why a motorcycle? Well besides the fun factor, the daily commute can be cut down from about 45 minutes each way in traffic to less than 10. Since traffic laws are different in Africa (or mostly non existent), bikes can get through traffic much quicker. Having never ridden a motorcycle before, it was a great chance to become comfortable with the riding and maintenance in a place with regulated traffic laws (check out this motorcycle video from a fellow AIM teammate in Nairobi). We were actually planning on shipping this bike over to Africa because the selection, price and quality is much better here in the States. However, after a little research we found out that Kenya won’t allow the import of any vehicle greater than 8 years old. This bike is a 2003. When we arrive next January it will miss the cut off by 1 year…not to mention the unknown taxes and duties that will have to be paid to clear customs. So, to our dismay it must be sold. Anyone interested?
Here’s the craigslist ad posted below. Shoot us an email if you know anyone that’s interested.
2003 Suzuki DRZ-400s – $3500 (Midland, MI)
2003 DRZ-400S in excellent condition. The bike has only 2,360 easy miles. Never taken off road, primarily used as a commuter bike and gets 50+ mpg. Oil changes and maintenance performed regularly. The bike is running great and has just been tuned up with a brand new battery installed. Fires right up with the electric start. Fully street legal with clean title. Lots of extras installed and listed below:
- New Battery (May 2011)
- Moose Racing Bark Buster hand guards
- CFC engine case guards
- White Brothers Skid Plate
- Radiator Guards
- Manual Cam Chain Tensioner installed
- Kouba Links #2 installed (lowers the bike 1.25″, perfect for riders under 6′. I have the stock links if you want to switch back)
- Brand new Dirt Bagz Saddle Bags
- 14 Tooth front sprocket (new, not installed)
- Dust Cover
- STLun Top Box, removable and has key for locking. Perfect for commuting – holds helmet
Extra: I also have a like new Corbin seat that I’ll sell extra if interested. It’s very comfortable and lowers the seat of the bike another couple inches.