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Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me Today, 11:58 AM
Replies: 23
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Posted By dstriffler
I'm so worried about spending $600 on a small GPS...

I'm so worried about spending $600 on a small GPS that could easily get stolen, or fall off on the highway and break. I'm leaning more towards the iphone and the Tom Tom app. I have 2 questions:
...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me Today, 05:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 542
Posted By dstriffler
At $159 for an automotive GPS, I could burn...

At $159 for an automotive GPS, I could burn through a couple of them before adding up to $600 for a motorcycle unit.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me Today, 05:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 542
Posted By dstriffler
Which model nuvi did you have? I just went to the...

Which model nuvi did you have? I just went to the website and saw the prices for the nuvi...much better than the prices for the motorcycle units. The car one I had didn't mount to the bike very well,...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me Yesterday, 08:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 542
Posted By dstriffler
It looks like a great unit, but the commercial...

It looks like a great unit, but the commercial for the dollar shave club comes to mind when I read all the features. " Does your GPS really need a back scratcher a drink holder an ipod and a phone?"...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 08:02 PM
Replies: 96,216
Views: 18,150,201
Posted By dstriffler
I don't have a windscreen because I thought it...

I don't have a windscreen because I thought it would actually increase drag. I want a nice barn door style one aka the Parabellum. :D

I still have the stock speedo and everything on there. I guess...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me Yesterday, 01:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 542
Posted By dstriffler
Does this Montana GPS have a mount to transfer it...

Does this Montana GPS have a mount to transfer it from the bike to the car?
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 01:15 PM
Replies: 96,216
Views: 18,150,201
Posted By dstriffler
I just returned from a 134 mile trip into Queens...

I just returned from a 134 mile trip into Queens and used 2.114 gallons. The trip was mainly highway, so I'm not sure if highway or city miles affects the bike much. I'm sure with the stock floppy...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me Yesterday, 06:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 542
Posted By dstriffler
GPS Question

Let me start by saying that I've never bought a GPS before. I use both my car and DR650 for work, and need a good GPS that can hook up to each. I had a small unit from Costco but it fell and broke,...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 06:04 AM
Replies: 96,216
Views: 18,150,201
Posted By dstriffler
I wouldn't say I baby the bike much, and I...

I wouldn't say I baby the bike much, and I average 63mpg in stock form. The highest mpg I ever got with the DR is 73mpg. This past weekend I made some adjustments to the carb so it wasn't as lean and...
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2014, 04:54 AM
Replies: 96,216
Views: 18,150,201
Posted By dstriffler
Stupid question: Does anyone know where to buy...

Stupid question: Does anyone know where to buy the UFO Super Bike Front Fender?
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 96,216
Views: 18,150,201
Posted By dstriffler
I'm picturing a cord running the length of the...

I'm picturing a cord running the length of the bike from the side panel to the handbars, where the GPS sits. Is this correct?
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 96,216
Views: 18,150,201
Posted By dstriffler
So just find that and plug in? I was checking on...

So just find that and plug in? I was checking on the valves today and found something similar underneath the gas tank. It was plugged up. I didn't have the time to investigate where it lead.
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 96,216
Views: 18,150,201
Posted By dstriffler
What are the switched accessory wires? I like the...

What are the switched accessory wires? I like the position of it being right by the handlebars. I use the bike for work and end up using a GPS a lot. I may plug in a phone charger once in a while,...
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 96,216
Views: 18,150,201
Posted By dstriffler
I've never installed a cigarette adapter power...

I've never installed a cigarette adapter power plug to a motorcycle before. I'm a little confused by the amount of different kinds there are, and where exactly I would install it. Here is the link to...
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 96,216
Views: 18,150,201
Posted By dstriffler
What size do you have? I'm about to order one and...

What size do you have? I'm about to order one and unsure of which size to get - the smaller or the larger. I'd really like to be able to smoke while riding too. :D
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 96,216
Views: 18,150,201
Posted By dstriffler
My fabrication skills are quite sub-par. I think...

My fabrication skills are quite sub-par. I think I'll figure something else out. Also, the front wheel on the Freewind is a 19 inch. It would probably be easier to buy the Safari tank and fairing...
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 96,216
Views: 18,150,201
Posted By dstriffler
I've heard the motor is almost exactly the same...

I've heard the motor is almost exactly the same in the DR as it is in the XF650 Freewind. The frames look very similar as well. Does anyone know if parts from the Freewind will fit on the DR? I'm...
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 96,216
Views: 18,150,201
Posted By dstriffler
I went for a little ride last night that...

I went for a little ride last night that consisted of a short highway trip and just a few miles of off road. Not enough to qualify for a ride report, but I thought I'd share a pic. This was the first...
Forum: Equipment 06-23-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 396
Posted By dstriffler
On the Shoei website it doesn't list the...

On the Shoei website it doesn't list the photochromic shield for the Qwest. I was specifically looking at this shield for protection against UV rays. If I won't be able to receive the shield for a...
Forum: Equipment 06-23-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 396
Posted By dstriffler
How long ago was this?

How long ago was this?
Forum: Equipment 06-23-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 396
Posted By dstriffler
Shoei CW-1 Transitions Photochromic Shield

I'm considering buying the Shoei CW-1 Transitions Photochromic Shield for my Shoei Qwest and I was hoping someone on here already has it and could give me feedback before I buy it. Anyone?
Forum: Thumpers 06-21-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 96,216
Views: 18,150,201
Posted By dstriffler
Stock. I'd like to put a jet kit in it or...

Stock. I'd like to put a jet kit in it or something, but with the mpg's I'm getting now I have a hard time trying to find a reason to try upgrading it.
Forum: Thumpers 06-21-2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 96,216
Views: 18,150,201
Posted By dstriffler
Pretty much. The only modifications I want to do...

Pretty much. The only modifications I want to do are a skid plate, a windscreen, and a rack. I also need to figure out a good solution for a low front fender. I'm testing out a few low fenders from...
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 96,216
Views: 18,150,201
Posted By dstriffler
I would assume the bike is very lean, as it only...

I would assume the bike is very lean, as it only has 1900 miles on it and is completely stock. But 63mpg isn't as good as the bike I just sold. I had a 1988 Honda NX650 and would regularly return...
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 96,216
Views: 18,150,201
Posted By dstriffler
I've been seeing an average of 63mpg's. I do hear...

I've been seeing an average of 63mpg's. I do hear a little backfiring during deceleration, but nothing too crazy.
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 96,216
Views: 18,150,201
Posted By dstriffler
What does this mean? Carb gummed up?

What does this mean? Carb gummed up?
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 96,216
Views: 18,150,201
Posted By dstriffler
My bike starts fine when cold, without the choke....

My bike starts fine when cold, without the choke. Is this good or bad, or should I just continue never using the choke?
Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 96,216
Views: 18,150,201
Posted By dstriffler
Do you find that at these intervals the bike...

Do you find that at these intervals the bike NEEDS the valves adjusted? Or is it usually within spec?
Forum: Thumpers 06-14-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 96,216
Views: 18,150,201
Posted By dstriffler
Valve Adjust

So I bought the bike with 183 miles, and now it has about 2,000. The repair manual does not specify the intervals to adjust the valves at. Anyone have the info?
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 96,216
Views: 18,150,201
Posted By dstriffler
$39 can go a long way towards risers or gaskets...

$39 can go a long way towards risers or gaskets or a windscreen. The bike is new I didn't expect to have to shell out the cash for something trivial like this. I'm pretty angry about the whole thing...
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 96,216
Views: 18,150,201
Posted By dstriffler
I'm sorry, but why would anyone make the throttle...

I'm sorry, but why would anyone make the throttle grip part of the entire assembly? I just don't see the logic in it, forgetting the fact that the stock grips are like two bricks tied to the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 96,216
Views: 18,150,201
Posted By dstriffler
throttle grip replacement

I'm replacing the terrible OEM grips, and I was having a very hard time removing the throttle grip. I read the repair manual and it claims that the throttle grip is part of the entire assembly, and...
Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 96,216
Views: 18,150,201
Posted By dstriffler
NSU switch

I just finished with the NSU switch mod, and I might be being paranoid but I feel like I hear a slight whine when the clutch is pulled in, like its dragging. Everything about it feels fine though....
Forum: Thumpers 05-25-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 96,216
Views: 18,150,201
Posted By dstriffler
I just bought a 2009 with 183 miles on it from a...

I just bought a 2009 with 183 miles on it from a dealer for $4000 out the door. Seemed like a fair deal to me!
Forum: Thumpers 05-23-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 96,216
Views: 18,150,201
Posted By dstriffler
low fender

I'm looking to convert to a low front fender. I have seen a pic online that a guy used an Africa Twin front fender. Anyone have experience using this? Or is there a fender from a model that was sold...
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 96,216
Views: 18,150,201
Posted By dstriffler
Skidplate

Does anyone have the heavy duty skid plate from ProCycle? I'm reading about the different kinds, and it seems to be a choice between the Suzuki Factory skid plate or the ProCycle one. I've also read...
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 96,216
Views: 18,150,201
Posted By dstriffler
New Bike

Just bought a 2009 DR650. Had 183 miles on it.
http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii583/DJ650NX/IMG_2934_zpsec03a4fc.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 96,216
Views: 18,150,201
Posted By dstriffler
Does anyone know if a front fender from the old...

Does anyone know if a front fender from the old DR650RS will fit a new DR650SE? Thought I'd ask before buying one only to find out it doesn't fit.

<a...
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 3,819
Views: 883,354
Posted By dstriffler
Just stumbled on this today didn't know if anyone...

Just stumbled on this today didn't know if anyone else knew about it or not:

http://justgastanks.com/product_info.php?products_id=5354
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 3,819
Views: 883,354
Posted By dstriffler
I made sure I listed a picture of the bike with...

I made sure I listed a picture of the bike with all the parts I have. I figure anyone who knows these bikes knows how rare these parts are!:D
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