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Forum: Australia 10-30-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,405
Posted By Captain115
Wow that's amazing! I thought we might get...

Wow that's amazing!

I thought we might get the feet on the pegs thing changed, but I didn't think that they would allow the helmet laws or lane filtering. Really this can't have come out any...
Forum: Thumpers 10-11-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 102,420
Views: 20,055,560
Posted By Captain115
Or the little Suzuki Across (you know the 250cc...

Or the little Suzuki Across (you know the 250cc 'handbag' with that useful tank storage section ala a R100GS)
Forum: Australia 10-06-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,868
Posted By Captain115
For what it's worth, I coughed up the cash for...

For what it's worth, I coughed up the cash for some prescription Raybans (new wayfarers) and think they are fucking fantastic. Slip into the helmet well, don't fall out when I turn or tilt my head,...
Forum: Thumpers 09-26-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 102,420
Views: 20,055,560
Posted By Captain115
Cheers for the reply, it's confusing the hell out...

Cheers for the reply, it's confusing the hell out of me. I sent them an email a few days ago, but I know that it's hard for them to respond with so much happening at the shop.

I guess I'll try and...
Forum: Thumpers 09-26-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 102,420
Views: 20,055,560
Posted By Captain115
Cogent springs, preload and fork sag.

Hi all,

So I installed the DDC's and new 0.525 springs from Cogent last night, and all went smoothly. However I noticed that the new straight rate springs I got from Cogent, the 0.525's, were...
Forum: Australia 09-17-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,785
Posted By Captain115
I've single seat registered 5 bikes (since the...

I've single seat registered 5 bikes (since the old XR600 was built as a single seater) and this is how it goes:

1) Take off pillion pegs

2) Take off pillion grab straps etc

3) Get a bloke...
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 102,420
Views: 20,055,560
Posted By Captain115
Thanks so much for that. I thought I was...

Thanks so much for that. I thought I was 'improving' the shock so by setting the sag to my weight. But the first roundabout I tried to go through with the current ~48% sag was scary, with the DR just...
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2014, 03:21 AM
Replies: 102,420
Views: 20,055,560
Posted By Captain115
0.525 I told Cogent my weight, average...

0.525

I told Cogent my weight, average weight of the gear I carry, style and amount of riding experience and that I have a 20L tank. They recommended the 0.525, so I went with that!
...
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 102,420
Views: 20,055,560
Posted By Captain115
Setting sag

Right so I've recently received my order of fork springs and DDC's from Cogent. Super keen to install them in the next couple of days.

Anyway, I want to correctly set the sag for the shock and see...
Forum: Thumpers 08-02-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 16,999
Posted By Captain115
Barrett Exhaust

I have been considering changing the stock muffler on my DR for a while now, but the cost and increase in noise always made me leave it alone. However, I recently got a larger-than-expected pay and...
Forum: Australia 07-17-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 119,187
Posted By Captain115
Bridgestone Trailwing front (and rear) tyres ...

Bridgestone Trailwing front (and rear) tyres

Got some Bridgestone Trailwing TW41 90/90-21" tyre that came stock on my DR. Used it for about 5000km of commuting and light offroad, then swapped it...
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 102,420
Views: 20,055,560
Posted By Captain115
Update to front springs

A huge thanks to everyone who put in their two cents regarding my question for fork spring rates, I truly appreciate it!

Following the general advice, and particularly the suggestions from...
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 102,420
Views: 20,055,560
Posted By Captain115
Fork springs

Hey all,

So I've pretty much decided to go for the Cogent DDC's in the front, but I'm having a bit of a paralysis by analysis happening with choosing the spring rate for the new fork springs.

I...
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 502
Posted By Captain115
I reckon it's the tyres. A fresh set of D606's on...

I reckon it's the tyres. A fresh set of D606's on my DR had the same effect when I was accelerating at 100kmph+.

I reckon you should just give it a few hundred km to bed in and you might find that...
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2014, 02:51 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 16,999
Posted By Captain115
Tyres: Pirelli Scorpion Rally front and Pirelli MT21 Rallycross rear

While I am currently in the process of writing up a 3 day ride from a fortnight ago, I decided to take a break and quickly punch out this post regarding the tyre situation of the DR.
This post will...
Forum: Australia 06-27-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,156
Posted By Captain115
Staintune on the TTR looks hot! I reckon they'd...

Staintune on the TTR looks hot! I reckon they'd be hilariously good fun to ride
Forum: Australia 06-20-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 14,606
Views: 1,966,538
Posted By Captain115
Hey stumps, thanks for the reply and the photos,...

Hey stumps, thanks for the reply and the photos, I really appreciate it.

I'm pretty keen on getting the Barrett, especially after having a chat with Jason but the problem with having a chunk of...
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 16,999
Posted By Captain115
Ah yes thanks for brining this point up, I...

Ah yes thanks for brining this point up, I actually forgot to mention it when I did the writeup! So a couple of potential drawbacks of the lowering plates include: reduced ground clearance and...
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 371
Posted By Captain115
Undo the single philips head screw at the...

Undo the single philips head screw at the centre-bottom of each side of the side panel plastics (one screw per side panel). Now pull down and forwards, like you're gently pulling it towards the front...
Forum: Thumpers 06-14-2014, 05:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,898
Posted By Captain115
Here's a potential solution; move to QLD where...

Here's a potential solution; move to QLD where it's $240/year to register a bike, buy two bikes and you'll still be a couple of hundred better off...
Seriously though, you put forward a solid...
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 16,999
Posted By Captain115
VSM Peg Lowering Plates

After the recent install of my Pivot Pegs (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=24218376#post24218376), I noticed that the increased peg width reduced the clearance between the edge of the peg...
Forum: Thumpers 06-01-2014, 12:35 AM
Replies: 102,420
Views: 20,055,560
Posted By Captain115
I always thought that 6 point was better because...

I always thought that 6 point was better because it 'held the bolt better and lessened the chance of burring'. Then I read an article that said that the contact between a socket and the bolt head...
Forum: Thumpers 05-31-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 102,420
Views: 20,055,560
Posted By Captain115
Don't stress about it, we've all been there. I...

Don't stress about it, we've all been there. I had to replace my head gasket 3 times on my XR rebuild because I kept fucking shit up. Keep going, and I promise that in a week, a month, a year you'll...
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 35,862
Posted By Captain115
This is such an amazing thread. Thank you so much...

This is such an amazing thread. Thank you so much for putting the time and effort into writing up your mods, trips, enduros and 'how to' sections. Please keep updating this, I really enjoy and...
Forum: Australia 05-28-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 14,606
Views: 1,966,538
Posted By Captain115
Hey BergDonk, I had a chat to Jason about that...

Hey BergDonk, I had a chat to Jason about that and he said that the Barretts come with both fibreglass and stainless steel wool, unlike the other DR pipes on the market.

As the race pipes (FMF DG...
Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 16,999
Posted By Captain115
I'm currently writing up a ride from the Saturday...

I'm currently writing up a ride from the Saturday just gone, and I can confirm that the crazy feeling of the Pivot Pegs has gone, and instead I love them! More info in the report, but I thought you...
Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 16,999
Posted By Captain115
Air Filters: UniFilter replacing Twin Air

Quite a few months ago, in the earlier stages of my DR ownership, I noticed that the stock air filter in my new bike had a tear in it, after only ~3000km. Suzuki denied a warranty claims because they...
Forum: Australia 05-22-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 14,606
Views: 1,966,538
Posted By Captain115
Hey robmoto, thanks for the response and pic....

Hey robmoto, thanks for the response and pic. Good to hear a positive review from an Aus DR rider! As I said, the Barretts seem to be the pipe of choice for the (now-defunct) TE610/630's but almost...
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 16,999
Posted By Captain115
Pivot Pegs Mk III

I have been looking at different types of aftermarket pegs for a long time, every since I first stood up on the stock pegs really. Now the DR's pegs aren't actually that bad, and I probably didn't...
Forum: Australia 05-21-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 14,606
Views: 1,966,538
Posted By Captain115
Righto ladies and gents, whats the go with...

Righto ladies and gents, whats the go with Barrett pipes (http://www.barrettexhausts.com.au/)? Australian designed and built, delivered for $450 sounds good. Seem to be popular with the KTM 1190's,...
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 16,999
Posted By Captain115
Goddamn, no we don't. I had to look that up...

Goddamn, no we don't. I had to look that up (thanks for the link) and it sounds terrible...but is it only California? The states in the US seem to have a lot more individual power, and so seem to...
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 16,999
Posted By Captain115
Well it's been a veritable Christmas at my place...

Well it's been a veritable Christmas at my place recently, with box after box of stuff coming in. This isn't really a mod/parts post, but more a quick update on what's been happening.

First up is...
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 16,999
Posted By Captain115
Yeah, how good are taller bars compared to the...

Yeah, how good are taller bars compared to the stock ones! I'm the same height as you, and I found that my CR High bars were a lot more comfortable, but recently I've noticed that they might still a...
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 16,999
Posted By Captain115
Dan's 2009 DR650: Part 2 - Installation of ProGrip 788 grips and bar risers

Alrighty then, this is the follow on post of mod that we have recently completed on Dan's bike.

Dan's 09 had come into his possession with a set of bling-looking gold Renthals handlebars, that had...
Forum: Australia 05-09-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 14,606
Views: 1,966,538
Posted By Captain115
Thanks for all the responses guys, I really...

Thanks for all the responses guys, I really appreciate the feedback and wisdom (?).

With the 606 sets being so cheap ($200 fitted) I'm not trying to get crazy life out of the front, just so it...
Forum: Thumpers 05-08-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 16,999
Posted By Captain115
Yeah I reckon you'll love it. I've put about...

Yeah I reckon you'll love it. I've put about 10,000km on my rack now it it's still look great. And it seems so cheap for such a large chunk of metal?

Glad to hear you like the thread, keep me...
Forum: Thumpers 05-08-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 16,999
Posted By Captain115
Dan's 2009 DR650: Part 1 - Post-purchase analysis, brake pads, B&B bashplate, etc

When I initially began this thread, I wanted to focus on recording the modifications to my new, stock DR as well as the rides that I was involved with.

Since my friend, Dan, purchased his 2009...
Forum: Australia 05-08-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 14,606
Views: 1,966,538
Posted By Captain115
Hey all, So I've been running D606's front...

Hey all,

So I've been running D606's front and rear on the DR for the past couple of months and lately for dirt rides on the weekend and then commuting every day during the week.I've got 3.8k km...
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 102,420
Views: 20,055,560
Posted By Captain115
See it's funny that you mention this, as I have...

See it's funny that you mention this, as I have only just finished trying a similar mod out and writing it up in my DR thread.

Basically I had very similar settings as you, completely stock, and...
Forum: Thumpers 05-05-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 16,999
Posted By Captain115
Yeah I completely feel you with the ride length,...

Yeah I completely feel you with the ride length, especially having to slab it home for hours on end. Really drains it out of you hey.
I want to do some overnighters, but it sort of takes away the...
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