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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 08:04 PM
Replies: 97,237
Views: 18,409,134
Posted By Kommando
The DR650 wikia page has a wealth of info that is...

The DR650 wikia page has a wealth of info that is fairly organized.

I buy a lot of used parts from Ebay, flea market ads (here, www.drriders.com, and elsewhere), and www.searchtempest.com. I buy...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-20-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,745
Posted By Kommando
He handled that much better than George...

He handled that much better than George Washington jumping the Delaware...according to Stephen Colbert.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-17-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,296
Posted By Kommando
If you can easily handle a monthly payment and...

If you can easily handle a monthly payment and full-coverage insurance, buy a $x bike while keeping $x or more in savings/investments. Finance at 0% and keep the bulk of your money in your...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-17-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,296
Posted By Kommando
I bought a new DR650 in December. I also still...

I bought a new DR650 in December. I also still have a paid-for 2003 DR650 as a buddy/backup bike.

Dealers and mfrs have to stay in business. Used prices were relatively high at the time. Suzuki...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-17-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,043
Posted By Kommando
You take compliments...uh...strangely. :lol3

You take compliments...uh...strangely.

:lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-17-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,043
Posted By Kommando
Why care if something is an insult? Their issue...

Why care if something is an insult? Their issue is THEIR issue. Maybe it's even a cry for help.

If it's a compliment though, find something sincere and nice to say back. You can even wait a...
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 97,237
Views: 18,409,134
Posted By Kommando
I don't like the front Shinko 244 off-pavement,...

I don't like the front Shinko 244 off-pavement, and it's even more aggressive than a front K270. I much prefer an affordable, more aggressive, front DOT knob like the IRC TR8, and they work fine on...
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 97,237
Views: 18,409,134
Posted By Kommando
Yup. A good bleed after a stainless hose...

Yup. A good bleed after a stainless hose installation will allow you to lock the front tire at will with clean OEM pads and rotor.
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 97,237
Views: 18,409,134
Posted By Kommando
I've done 1000-mile+ days on my DRs. Set it up...

I've done 1000-mile+ days on my DRs. Set it up for comfort and range. Build yourself up too. I still ride them like chunky dirtbikes in the sand, mud, and roots, then use them to commute too. If you...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-11-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,338
Posted By Kommando
I caught Suzuki's 0% financing for 5 yrs. I put...

I caught Suzuki's 0% financing for 5 yrs. I put just enough down to not need GAP insurance/be upside-down. I keep getting tempted to just pay it off, but other things cost more interest or could earn...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-11-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,659
Posted By Kommando
Classes/reading/videos can REALLY shorten the...

Classes/reading/videos can REALLY shorten the learning curve for new riders going out into today's crazier traffic.

I rode minibikes, mopeds, scooters and whatnot for years before I got a...
Forum: Beasts 07-22-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 470
Views: 28,217
Posted By Kommando
By this ONE example you give, are you trying to...

By this ONE example you give, are you trying to say that NOBODY'S ABS has ever failed to work properly, and NOBODY'S ABS will EVER fail to work properly?

The boyscouts of America don't carry...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-22-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 787
Posted By Kommando
PacSafe bags pack small when not in use. ...

PacSafe bags pack small when not in use.

Get a Xena disc-lock with a cable adapter, and a 15'-30' security cable from Home Depot or Lowes, to lock the bike frame and wheels to a streetlamp or...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-22-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,620
Posted By Kommando
I ride in states without helmet laws. I still...

I ride in states without helmet laws. I still wear helmets.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-21-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,620
Posted By Kommando
If they're staying within sight of the bike, why...

If they're staying within sight of the bike, why not?

If they're not, I don't even trust the helmet locks, and I usually remove them from my bikes. That's what a topcase, PacSafe bag, a...
Forum: Beasts 07-20-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 1,405
Views: 320,414
Posted By Kommando
What if we want the ABS model?

What if we want the ABS model?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-17-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 313
Views: 13,203
Posted By Kommando
Yup. Most people seem to forget this. My...

Yup. Most people seem to forget this.

My wife's Suzuki SX4 has excellent brakes for being about the cheapest 4WD, rated for over 30MPG, that was offered at the time. It stops decently quick,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-17-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,201
Posted By Kommando
I wish I could get a polar vortex installed in my...

I wish I could get a polar vortex installed in my yard. :cry


It aint the heat by me. The 14 months/yr of humidity means that my sweat is sweating.
Forum: Beasts 07-16-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 470
Views: 28,217
Posted By Kommando
A bike with no brakes can probably be ridden back...

A bike with no brakes can probably be ridden back to pavement.

A bike with a dead fuelpump or engine-killing sensor probably can't be.


I like EFI...on bikes that stay close to civilization....
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 97,237
Views: 18,409,134
Posted By Kommando
Not if you're the tanker for your riding...

Not if you're the tanker for your riding group...especially exploring someplace like out south of Fredonia AZ. Go check out the Tuweap area. Gas stations are slightly further apart than I'd like out...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-15-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,285
Posted By Kommando
Knobs, especially up front. Half-assed DS tires...

Knobs, especially up front. Half-assed DS tires don't cut it on real dirt.

Don't be afraid to gas it.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-15-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 749
Posted By Kommando
Set up the ergos for your comfort and get a...

Set up the ergos for your comfort and get a throttle-lock.
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,488
Posted By Kommando
Consider the IRC TR8 up front. It's a little more...

Consider the IRC TR8 up front. It's a little more open than the TKC and about half the price.
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 683
Posted By Kommando
I just turned 42 on July 9. I bought a DR650...

I just turned 42 on July 9. I bought a DR650 almost 3yrs ago and started riding dirt. I pretty much just went out and started having fun in the sand and mud. I'd watch a few instructional videos on...
Forum: Beasts 07-14-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 470
Views: 28,217
Posted By Kommando
Racing can be broken into different classes....

Racing can be broken into different classes. Electronic aids should be optional and switchable for the private consumers, IMO.
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 13,929
Posted By Kommando
Yeah, EFI can run really nice, and the larger Jap...

Yeah, EFI can run really nice, and the larger Jap thumpers are definitely lagging as far as suspension and power goes. Aftermarket helps, but I guess not everybody wants to have to build a DR790 or...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-14-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 651
Posted By Kommando
MSF offers the BRC, ERC, and ARC. They also offer...

MSF offers the BRC, ERC, and ARC. They also offer dirt courses. If you don't already ride dirt, and haven't attended a dirt course, I'd recommend one. Then I'd ride a lot of dirt, preferably with...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-14-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,458
Posted By Kommando
Also notice that most cornering done in dirt/SM...

Also notice that most cornering done in dirt/SM method is done at lower speeds. If you're riding a heavier bike at higher speeds, the more important things to take away from riding dirt trails with...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-14-2014, 01:11 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,458
Posted By Kommando
Yes. On many dirt-capable bikes, there is a...

Yes. On many dirt-capable bikes, there is a weight bias to the rear. This can aid in clearing trail obstacles by making wheelies easier. However, this can also cause the front tire to be looser than...
Forum: Beasts 07-13-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 470
Views: 28,217
Posted By Kommando
What does a CV carb have to do with torque...

What does a CV carb have to do with torque output? Several bikes can put down serious torque with CV carbs. They just may not have the throttle response of a pumper-carbed or EFId bike.

Brakes are...
Forum: Beasts 07-13-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,816
Posted By Kommando
Commuting, short trips, and no real offroad? Have...

Commuting, short trips, and no real offroad? Have you thought about the CB500X, DL650, MT-07, or Versys 650?
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 97,237
Views: 18,409,134
Posted By Kommando
I've used those. They require more space than...

I've used those. They require more space than fuses, but if you're using non-capped fuseholders, they work fine.
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 97,237
Views: 18,409,134
Posted By Kommando
Weld a big nut onto it. You could even...

Weld a big nut onto it.

You could even drill the head off it first. Then weld a nut onto whatever is sticking out after the rotor pops off.
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,040
Posted By Kommando
Unless you want to ride 2up, or you pack really...

Unless you want to ride 2up, or you pack really heavy, you should be fine. You will want to get appropriate springs and suspension valving for the weight to get the best out of the suspension. Power...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-13-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,458
Posted By Kommando
A paved track course may not do you nearly as...

A paved track course may not do you nearly as much good as riding technical dirt trails with a variety of surfaces. Paved track surfaces are usually kept too perfect. Public roads are not. Technical...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-13-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,580
Posted By Kommando
I was once getting ready to pull a right out of...

I was once getting ready to pull a right out of an Autozone one evening, onto a street that had poor lighting. It was a dark night and there was a bit of traffic. I saw an opening, and started...
Forum: Beasts 07-12-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 470
Views: 28,217
Posted By Kommando
People ride R1s and other silly-powered bikes in...

People ride R1s and other silly-powered bikes in dirt without all sorts of electronic aids. Somehow, they don't fall on their asses constantly.
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 13,929
Posted By Kommando
I've run several carbs in the mtns without issue...

I've run several carbs in the mtns without issue too though. Off the beaten path, I don't feel that EFI is any real advantage, and may actually be a potential liability. Gravity never goes out of...
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 97,237
Views: 18,409,134
Posted By Kommando
Use dielectric grease on connections to reduce...

Use dielectric grease on connections to reduce arcing. Without it, some is to be expected with an LED neutral indicator, as LEDs often don't require much voltage at all to illuminate. You will also...
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 97,237
Views: 18,409,134
Posted By Kommando
That one looks a bit bulky, and like it would be...

That one looks a bit bulky, and like it would be best off kept in a tankbag or something.

I've used a 12V receptacle from Cycle Gear that mounts directly onto the DR's handlebars, between the...
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