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sleepywombat 05-01-2006 11:28 PM

the DR650 thread
 
there are hundereds of threads on the dr650 so why not have a meeting point for all dr riders in one place, ask questions, ride reports, pics, modifications that do and dont work, new gear that becomes available etc etc etc...... we have to show the klr guys what we are all about !!!:clap

joshinthecity 05-02-2006 12:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sleepywombat
there are hundereds of threads on the dr650 so why not have a meeting point for all dr riders in one place, ask questions, ride reports, pics, modifications that do and dont work, new gear that becomes available etc etc etc...... we have to show the klr guys what we are all about !!!:clap

I'd be all for that..

Josh.

davorallyfan 05-02-2006 01:12 AM

Good luck with the project guys
http://davorallyfan.smugmug.com/photos/37373569-L.jpg

Wufnu 05-02-2006 01:31 AM

If someone had to try to copy the KLRs magic, I'm glad it's you guys!


:rabia:rabia:rabia

vaguelyliterate 05-02-2006 03:20 AM

Take a look at the following:

http://sports.groups.yahoo.com/group/DR650/

http://banditmotorcycles.com/v-web/b...n/bb/index.php

http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=41

sleepywombat 05-02-2006 03:53 AM

my idea wasnt about starting a new website it was about having one forum post on here for all dr riders.....

Bronco638 05-02-2006 12:05 PM

Would it be for all DR riders, 250 & 350 included, or just the 650? If it's for all DR riders...:thumb

Lone Rider 05-02-2006 05:15 PM

My Guess
 
Is that there would need to be a competent moderator to step up and raise their hand. Or someone else who would be willing moderate it.

Currently, there are 2 bike/brand specific forums - KTM and GS, and they seem healthy.

We're probably overdue for a KLR forum.

There are already a few sites that do a great job for specfic bikes, offering much more than ADVrider in the in the nuts-n-bolts aspect. ADVrider offers things that they others do not. How far to go......?

Madhouse 05-02-2006 05:52 PM

I`m in Mr. Sleepy Wombat!
 
Adv Rider is the first place I go. Thumper Talk is good, but I enjoy the international pictures and stories here. It would indeed be nice to have a DR site (650) that is!
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a236/xrl250/suki.jpg
Tony from northwest Florida

fullmonte 05-02-2006 05:55 PM

I'm all for having a DR thread. Let's do it.

Speaker 05-02-2006 06:08 PM

my DR has the leakiest fork seals here.

sleepywombat 05-03-2006 06:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bronco638
Would it be for all DR riders, 250 & 350 included, or just the 650? If it's for all DR riders...:thumb

yes it would include all DR riders even those who ride the old 800's and not so old freewinds.... i guess its just finding someone who has one of these bikes and doesnt go out on rides (like thats ever gonna happen :rofl ) ...they could moderate it

hacktastic 05-03-2006 06:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bronco638
Would it be for all DR riders, 250 & 350 included, or just the 650? If it's for all DR riders...:thumb

No DRZ400 riders allowed, eh? :D

Zapp22 05-03-2006 07:07 AM

I'm a wannabee-in-Waiting
 
Wannabee! ... i have seen the light.... now just need bucks
so ...:lurk

is there some way to archive/associate/append the SPECTACULAR thread
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=117546

That one is definitely a KEEPER for all DR650 pilots and wannabees. In fact, if anyone knows how and could pull it off, some sort of Album of the pictures in that thread would be Utter Uber-Magic

z

gus 05-03-2006 07:34 AM

I like the idea of an ongoing DR thread here.

I just bought an '06 DR650 about 18 days ago. This will be my commuter and light weight adventure touring bike this summer.

Paid $4700 for the bike and have spent about $1100 setting it up for me.
So far: 4.9Gal. IMS tank, Spitfire shield, bar risers Corbin seat, skid plate, Dirt Bags, Still waiting on the luggage rack ordered from the dealer the day I bought the bike so I can mount my JC whittney small top case, battery tender plug so I can run my tire pump. Still fairly cheap compared to say an F650 and will be better off the road.

I've never been a big fan of top boxes but the JCW comes off with a push of the button and it will add some security and convienance for $60. BTW it includes the quick release mount. Givi charges $40 extra for thiers. The spitfire WS comes off with 2 wingnuts in about 5 seconds. The Dirt Bagz will hold my tire repair kit and extra tools plus other stuff and are securely mounted but come off easy. I hate worring about gas so the IMS tank will carry me 200 to 250 miles. I ride a lot and consider myself to have a pretty tough butt, but the stock seat has me squirming after 60 miles. The Corbin is wider to support my cheeks and is flat to allow a change of position. Takes about 5 minutes to swap seats if I want to. Even with all this added stuff the DR feels lighter than My KLR. Nothing bad on the KLR, I still love the KLR. Just making a statement.

The Plan: To seek out new (to me) backroads and dirt roads in the mountains of Ga, NC, TN, & SC This Summer. Starting with the Tour de Tellico later this month.

With high gas prices The DR is able to run on $0.20 cheaper regular gas and at last fillup gets 15 to 18 miles more per gallon than my 1150 GS does on the more expensive premium. Oil and filter changes are cheaper than my 1150GS, and much cheaper and easier than my KTM950(sold),and KTM450EXC. The KLR is about the same as the DR in price and time.

Thats it for now, Lets keep this thread alive!

Gus


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