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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-27-2012, 08:25 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,873
Posted By bigfish5
I use my DR650 , i have a PVC rod holder mounded...

I use my DR650 , i have a PVC rod holder mounded on the left side of the bike behind me. It will hold a 5"6' inch bass rod broke down into 2 pieces. I have even taken it flounder gigging. ...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-01-2012, 08:11 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,057
Posted By bigfish5
I am very interested in the Triumph 800xc, but i...

I am very interested in the Triumph 800xc, but i must admit that all of this heat talk worries me. I am in Jacksonville Florida and heat is definetely an issue. I commute 30 miles each way to...
Forum: Thumpers 09-20-2011, 10:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,690
Posted By bigfish5
klr

I had a 2008 KLR650 and found it to be a great bike. It needs far less farkling than the DR650 I currently ride, especially if you are big guy, the DR is cramped. The KLR has great wind...
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2011, 07:03 AM
Replies: 109,292
Views: 21,937,606
Posted By bigfish5
Would love to hear what your rubber insert...

Would love to hear what your rubber insert solution consists of. I do not want to wear earplugs , but i have also never had a bike that clacked and clacked like this one. I like the sound of...
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2011, 06:05 AM
Replies: 109,292
Views: 21,937,606
Posted By bigfish5
I have two thoughts. First off i have almost...

I have two thoughts. First off i have almost always lived with whatever seat came on my bike. I had an 08klr before this dr and the seat wasnt all that great but i lived with it. The dr seat was...
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2011, 05:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 359
Posted By bigfish5
Wicked Help with handlebar issues on my dr

Hi all

I recently bought a dr and have spent some money making it a better bike for me. I still have the stock bars, and the original bar ends that reduce vibration are missing. I...
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2011, 04:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,584
Posted By bigfish5
Bar end weights for the dr650

I recently bought a 2005 dr650 that was like new, but it is missing the stock bar end weights. I think I need a set of bar ends to calm the buzzy bars. Since I have spent about 600 in the last...
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2011, 10:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,380
Posted By bigfish5
I should be able to help you with this. I just...

I should be able to help you with this. I just sold my 08 klr, and bought a like new 05dr. I agree with pretty much everything above. I am having some issues with the dr washing out in soft...
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2011, 06:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 981
Posted By bigfish5
I do not have emulators , just heavier springs....

I do not have emulators , just heavier springs. i will try the above suggestion when i get home,, thanks.
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2011, 07:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 981
Posted By bigfish5
I do not have much time on this bike. But I have...

I do not have much time on this bike. But I have got on many bikes the first time out and they bred confidence. Others like my 2005 Honda crf450x never felt right. Front end always wanted to wash...
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2011, 06:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 981
Posted By bigfish5
The sag in the rear is right at 3 inches. I am...

The sag in the rear is right at 3 inches. I am not sure about the front. The .55 springs came with 2.5 and 2.75 inch spacers. I have the 2.5s in and they are still pretty stiff. But they flex.
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2011, 06:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 981
Posted By bigfish5
I have been trail riding most of my life. I...

I have been trail riding most of my life. I would be slow on a motocross track , but I can hold my own in the woods. Now for the high suspension setting the bottom shock bolt on the dr needs to...
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2011, 06:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 981
Posted By bigfish5
So I am now here looking for advice from the...

So I am now here looking for advice from the dualsporting community. Something just seems like it is wrong with the setup. If you have been through this. Or have experience with making a bike go...
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2011, 05:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 981
Posted By bigfish5
So I tell myself that this is probably because of...

So I tell myself that this is probably because of the crappy trailwing, and the soft suspension. So I ordered springs from kientech, .55s on the front and an 8.4 for the rear, (6"3" 275#s . ...
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2011, 05:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 981
Posted By bigfish5
Advice on making my dr handle better, I need help

About two weeks ago I bought an 05 dr650. It only had 431 miles on it. Now I'm a big guy and this bike was bone stock, so I started ordering some parts. Now the bike handled terrible right from...
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2011, 07:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,298
Posted By bigfish5
After seeing the votes of confidence above I just...

After seeing the votes of confidence above I just ordered a set of 2 inch risers. I went with 2 inches after really studying where I think I want the bars, about 2 inches up and 1 inch forward. I...
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2011, 07:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,298
Posted By bigfish5
Bar riser question for dr 650

Hi all

I just got my 05 dr650 "only 431 miles on it:evil" Has anyone tried to fit a set of 3 inch risers on a dr650? will the stock cables work? I am thinking of trying the powermadd 3...
Forum: Thumpers 02-13-2011, 06:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,007
Posted By bigfish5
Tkc80 140/80-17

I know it's shallow, but I think a meaty tire looks so much better on a thumper. Has anyone mounted a 140/80-17 on their dr650?
Thinking of trying a tkc80 on my dr in 140.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-03-2011, 10:10 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 21,904
Posted By bigfish5
im in Jacksonville, so im liking this route. not...

im in Jacksonville, so im liking this route. not to far to pick it up.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 01-04-2011, 06:32 AM
Replies: 22,090
Views: 4,309,515
Posted By bigfish5
im 6;3' and 265 so i might just lean toward the...

im 6;3' and 265 so i might just lean toward the beefier suspension to start. I am sure i will have to get a stronger rear shock either way though. And i meant use this sight to choose between...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 01-03-2011, 12:31 PM
Replies: 22,090
Views: 4,309,515
Posted By bigfish5
Hello all, I wanted to finally break the ice and...

Hello all, I wanted to finally break the ice and enter a post. While im sure some will point out that my opinion may be irrelevant because of my noob status, some may actually be decent about it. ...
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