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Forum: Thumpers 01-04-2013, 08:30 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By gippyphil
Does it do anything noticeable performance-wise?

Does it do anything noticeable performance-wise?
Forum: Thumpers 01-04-2013, 06:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 490
Posted By gippyphil
Aftermarket exhausts for DR650

Been looking around on eBay and elsewhere for DR bits and I keep seeing various FMF exhausts for the DR. Are these sorts of mods worthwhile (FMF, or generally)?

Do they do much for the performance...
Forum: Thumpers 01-03-2013, 08:34 PM
Replies: 101,391
Views: 19,677,842
Posted By gippyphil
Took the DR for a quick run up my (gravel) road...

Took the DR for a quick run up my (gravel) road with the new bars - feels great, and the extra height makes it way more comfortable to ride standing.

It's about 40C here today (105F) so time to...
Forum: Thumpers 01-03-2013, 06:40 AM
Replies: 101,391
Views: 19,677,842
Posted By gippyphil
The guy at the shop threw in a tube of "grip...

The guy at the shop threw in a tube of "grip glue" which as far as I can work out is basically superglue. It is messy and stinks, and I'm still picking it off my fingers, but I'm sure it's effective...
Forum: Thumpers 01-03-2013, 05:37 AM
Replies: 101,391
Views: 19,677,842
Posted By gippyphil
Well I finished the bar installation - I ended up...

Well I finished the bar installation - I ended up having to file down the locating pins inside the two electrical boxes (there are locating holes on the stock bars), but the worst thing was the right...
Forum: Thumpers 01-03-2013, 01:18 AM
Replies: 101,391
Views: 19,677,842
Posted By gippyphil
Thanks Berg, took me a minute to realise that was...

Thanks Berg, took me a minute to realise that was a DR650 in the picture - I really should read your build thread!

I notice the old bars had what looks like a locating hole for the choke/indicator...
Forum: Thumpers 01-03-2013, 12:39 AM
Replies: 101,391
Views: 19,677,842
Posted By gippyphil
Talking You were spot on Rusty - as soon as I top the top...

You were spot on Rusty - as soon as I top the top clamp off, it popped right back

http://www.philarly.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/IMG_1905.jpg

And the bars were definitely bent!
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Forum: Thumpers 01-01-2013, 03:38 PM
Replies: 101,391
Views: 19,677,842
Posted By gippyphil
New set of Renthal bars and grips, Dunlop 606s to...

New set of Renthal bars and grips, Dunlop 606s to be fitted next week :)
Forum: Thumpers 01-01-2013, 01:55 PM
Replies: 101,391
Views: 19,677,842
Posted By gippyphil
Thanks everyone for your advice - I will take the...

Thanks everyone for your advice - I will take the bars apart tonight and have a look-see. Looking at how some of the bar clamps work, I can see that the through-bolt may not be bent, but at least...
Forum: Thumpers 01-01-2013, 01:57 AM
Replies: 101,391
Views: 19,677,842
Posted By gippyphil
80mph?! I wish - that would at least be a great...

80mph?! I wish - that would at least be a great story to tell. I got into the wrong track on a heavily rutted farming road and lost the front end at about 30-40kph.
Forum: Thumpers 01-01-2013, 12:50 AM
Replies: 101,391
Views: 19,677,842
Posted By gippyphil
Cry Help me, DR650 riders, you're my only hope! ...

Help me, DR650 riders, you're my only hope!

I dropped my 2011 DR, and bent the bars. By all accounts, this is not uncommon, and I have been reading threads on bar recommendations. However, it...
Forum: Australia 02-05-2012, 09:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,538
Posted By gippyphil
I knew someone who was comprehensively insured...

I knew someone who was comprehensively insured (can't recall who with, but it was a major company). He was run over by someone who pulled a u-turn in front of him without looking.

Bike was written...
Forum: Australia 02-04-2012, 06:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,538
Posted By gippyphil
RACV (conprehensively) insured my 2011 DR for $14...

RACV (conprehensively) insured my 2011 DR for $14 per month. My TLR was $89! I have three vehicles, so roadside assistance works out to $64 per vehicle per year.
Forum: Australia 02-02-2012, 09:12 PM
Replies: 4,995
Views: 346,378
Posted By gippyphil
Now I just need five other guys to paint their...

Now I just need five other guys to paint their DR650s blue and we can work on an homage to this

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Forum: Australia 02-02-2012, 08:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,441
Posted By gippyphil
Pissed Speaking of camp culinary pursuits, I had some...

Speaking of camp culinary pursuits, I had some bloody nice roast lamb and spuds done in a camp oven the other weekend. Probably be a bit heavy to lug around on the back of the bike though ... plus...
Forum: Australia 02-02-2012, 01:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,441
Posted By gippyphil
What a coincidence - I was watching that video...

What a coincidence - I was watching that video about a week ago, but I can't remember how I got there (YouTube's like that - I always seem to end up at the "busty news reader" video...)

What I...
Forum: Australia 02-02-2012, 02:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 943
Posted By gippyphil
Yeah me and the bike are fine, although it needs...

Yeah me and the bike are fine, although it needs it's 1000km service now, and the air filter won't arrive until Monday, so no practice this weekend :-(

I found my tires really struggle on wet...
Forum: Australia 02-01-2012, 04:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 943
Posted By gippyphil
Got the DVD today, and I've already watched it...

Got the DVD today, and I've already watched it twice. The part about how to use the pegs to steer was a real eye opener.

Still think I need some Dunlop 606s on the DR though :-)
Forum: Thumpers 01-30-2012, 03:37 AM
Replies: 101,391
Views: 19,677,842
Posted By gippyphil
Hi fellow DR riders, Two potentially dumb...

Hi fellow DR riders,

Two potentially dumb questions from a fairly new DR owner:

1) I realised that I did my 65km commute today with the choke on - will this have had any ill effect (besides...
Forum: Australia 01-29-2012, 07:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 943
Posted By gippyphil
Thanks for the tipoff, Fulldeck. Turns out I can...

Thanks for the tipoff, Fulldeck. Turns out I can change about 10km of my commute from tar to gravel, so that should give me a little extra practice time.
Forum: Australia 01-28-2012, 10:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 943
Posted By gippyphil
Wow! Even watching the trailers for the videos is...

Wow! Even watching the trailers for the videos is awe inspiring - seeing the riders tacking rocky downhill twisty trails, etc.

Might have to put the movie on my phone so I can easily review it...
Forum: Australia 01-28-2012, 08:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 943
Posted By gippyphil
I bought the first disc off one of the inmates...

I bought the first disc off one of the inmates here. Now it only has to be half as good to be good value :-)
Forum: Australia 01-27-2012, 08:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 943
Posted By gippyphil
Question Anyone seen the Dual Sport Riding Tips DVDs?

Someone gave me $100 to spend on my bike, and I thought these might help me transition from riding on bitumen to gravel, etc. Reading the description certainly resonates with some of the areas I...
Forum: Australia 01-27-2012, 05:19 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,906
Posted By gippyphil
The experienced guys I was riding with made the...

The experienced guys I was riding with made the point that 90% of offroad riding is mental. They make ag bikes (and my DR) do things you'd never imagine were possible. I think it's because they know...
Forum: Australia 01-25-2012, 04:10 AM
Replies: 14,527
Views: 1,943,387
Posted By gippyphil
New DR650SE owner here. 700kms in its first week,...

New DR650SE owner here. 700kms in its first week, and only one stack. Loving being back on a bike again, and this one's heaps of fun. Now for some accessories (farkles, is it?)...
Forum: Australia 01-25-2012, 01:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,939
Posted By gippyphil
I notice that the JustGasTanks mob sell Safari...

I notice that the JustGasTanks mob sell Safari tanks cheaper than you can buy them direct from Safari here!

Even if you factored $100 for freight I think it would still be cheaper. I'll never...
Forum: Australia 01-25-2012, 12:09 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,906
Posted By gippyphil
Thanks B1. The dealer showed me a similar rack,...

Thanks B1. The dealer showed me a similar rack, which screwed into the pillion grab rail mount points. I think it was about $130. I am used to Ventura racks (I think I even have a Ventura bag...
Forum: Australia 01-24-2012, 12:42 AM
Replies: 807
Views: 75,310
Posted By gippyphil
Question Hi Nazza, Love reading your adventures -...

Hi Nazza,

Love reading your adventures - makes me want to pack up the bike and hit the road!

I have a female friend who's looking to get back into riding after a 10 year absence. She likes to...
Forum: Australia 01-24-2012, 12:26 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,906
Posted By gippyphil
560 kms racked up in 6 days (almost all of which...

560 kms racked up in 6 days (almost all of which involved a backpack), and I'm definitely thinking I need a rack/luggage/panniers and a nicer seat!

The fuel tank is a bit annoying (I have a 130km...
Forum: Australia 01-21-2012, 04:49 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,906
Posted By gippyphil
So, I took the DR up to a mate's farm to learn...

So, I took the DR up to a mate's farm to learn some offroad skills. The two brothers that live there (and have been riding bikes their whole lives) both took the DR for a spin. One of them managed to...
Forum: Australia 01-19-2012, 03:19 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,906
Posted By gippyphil
You say that, but it's unlikely your eulogy will...

You say that, but it's unlikely your eulogy will be the subject of a newspaper article titled "Shitty Machining Kills Local Tightarse on Dirt Bike Deathtrap"...
Forum: Australia 01-19-2012, 02:11 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,906
Posted By gippyphil
Just took mine for a quick spin to move the cows...

Just took mine for a quick spin to move the cows - handled the bumps and dips with style (the bike did anyway).
Forum: Australia 01-19-2012, 01:27 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,906
Posted By gippyphil
F***ing awesome! ...

F***ing awesome!

http://img.tapatalk.com/771203f4-d394-2487.jpg

300kms so far, and I can say this is the easiest and most fun bike I have ever owned!

I decided to get the BarkBusters fitted...
Forum: Australia 01-17-2012, 04:48 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,906
Posted By gippyphil
I was looking at my milling machine the other day...

I was looking at my milling machine the other day thinking I could solve that gearing problem too.

Maybe when the warranty runs out :-P
Forum: Australia 01-17-2012, 03:32 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,906
Posted By gippyphil
I don't mind spending a bit of money on things...

I don't mind spending a bit of money on things like boots and leathers if they make you comfortable. My first set of gear was cheaper Cordura stuff - it was hot in summer and has always had a weird...
Forum: Australia 01-17-2012, 02:53 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,906
Posted By gippyphil
You mean I won't be able to do a 200' superman...

You mean I won't be able to do a 200' superman jump right off the footpath outside the dealer???

That's it - I'm going to spend all night posting comments about how shit DRs are on YouTube videos ...
Forum: Australia 01-17-2012, 02:14 AM
Replies: 663
Views: 47,430
Posted By gippyphil
This might be slightly OT (and showing my...

This might be slightly OT (and showing my ignorance), but why aren't there more 'overpowered' dirt bikes?

Like it seems like if Suzuki made a modern day "DR" 750 that had a detuned GSXR750 motor...
Forum: Australia 01-16-2012, 11:58 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,906
Posted By gippyphil
Talking Tomorrow's new bike day

Unless something goes awry with the dealer's (verbal) offer, I'll be picking up my new DR650 tomorrow! :D

I've decided to get a black one - I have black leathers, helmet, etc., so that was as good...
Forum: Australia 01-15-2012, 05:31 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,906
Posted By gippyphil
This dealer is giving me a good trade in on my...

This dealer is giving me a good trade in on my TLR (more than I have been able to get offers privately) so I will go with him, unless something changes. Not mucking around with tire kickers is worth...
Forum: Australia 01-15-2012, 12:44 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,906
Posted By gippyphil
The dealer I have been talking to (in Vic) was...

The dealer I have been talking to (in Vic) was using a figure of $7990 as his drive away price. That was the same for the DR650 and DRZ400.
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