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Forum: Canada 04-14-2012, 01:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,483
Posted By TheFrenchCanadian
Thumb Welcome fellow DR650 owner!

I'm also in Regina & have a DR650. Check your private messages.

TFC
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2011, 08:36 AM
Replies: 102,162
Views: 19,968,178
Posted By TheFrenchCanadian
Wicked Elka, Cogent, Ricor, Eibach suspension

Howdy folks! Long time no see!

Yes 996DL you're right - put an Elka on my ride at the very end of the season in '09. Ran it all last year & am impressed with it. Mine has High/Low speed & rebound...
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2010, 09:46 AM
Replies: 102,162
Views: 19,968,178
Posted By TheFrenchCanadian
Thumb Risers & cables

Hi Rick,

I put 2" risers and bars with another 1" of rise on mine, for a total of 3" of extra rise. First thing that got tight was throttle cables. In the end, I moved them to the right side of...
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2010, 09:39 AM
Replies: 102,162
Views: 19,968,178
Posted By TheFrenchCanadian
I paid $225 for an 18" DR350 rear wheel, DR650...

I paid $225 for an 18" DR350 rear wheel, DR650 rotor, cush drive, spacers & sprocket last fall from an inmate here. Seen them as low as $200 since then, but not any lower that I can recall...

YMMV...
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2010, 03:02 AM
Replies: 102,162
Views: 19,968,178
Posted By TheFrenchCanadian
Two more things: Remove the backfire screen from...

Two more things: Remove the backfire screen from the rubber intake boot leading into the carb & grind out the header weld (mine was really nasty & globby). For the header weld grind I used a carbide...
Forum: Equipment 04-18-2010, 02:32 AM
Replies: 2,667
Views: 1,035,171
Posted By TheFrenchCanadian
Thumb PA Dual Head ratchet

Well, just got done installing new steering head bearings, and rebuilding my forks on my DR650 (installed Intiminators and straight rate Eibach springs). Basically took the whole front end apart and...
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2010, 10:52 AM
Replies: 102,162
Views: 19,968,178
Posted By TheFrenchCanadian
Same here. Been running nothing but Amsoil in 5...

Same here. Been running nothing but Amsoil in 5 different bikes of my own in the last 15 years or so & had a bunch of family friends all switch over too (probably about 12 -15 bikes in total) & every...
Forum: Canada 04-10-2010, 10:16 AM
Replies: 16,163
Views: 896,596
Posted By TheFrenchCanadian
Thumb Love Sandilands!

Yeah, nice place to ride eh? I was visiting out that way last summer and decided to ride through there, as I used to go hunting there with my Dad when I was a kid (grew up south of Winnipeg).
...
Forum: Equipment 04-10-2010, 09:10 AM
Replies: 2,667
Views: 1,035,171
Posted By TheFrenchCanadian
Thumb Thanks for the tip GT_Hawk, I picked one up last...

Thanks for the tip GT_Hawk, I picked one up last night.

The quality seems quite good, fit finish is very nice anyway & lots of teeth for fine work, if that's any indication. Gonna give it a try in...
Forum: Canada 03-28-2010, 09:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 925
Posted By TheFrenchCanadian
Thumb Going to try to get my DR650 out this coming...

Going to try to get my DR650 out this coming week!

Kudos to whowever started up that site - I'm a member/lurker there since late last season (same username). I'm hoping it'll bring a few of us...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2010, 10:08 AM
Replies: 102,162
Views: 19,968,178
Posted By TheFrenchCanadian
Question Can you elaborate on this? Just curious is all......

Can you elaborate on this? Just curious is all... I've used paper ones in past and have had trouble with fuel flow (not enough volume) on anything larger that a Briggs and Stratton 8hp snowblower...
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2010, 09:29 PM
Replies: 102,162
Views: 19,968,178
Posted By TheFrenchCanadian
Screwed mine up when I removed it last week to...

Screwed mine up when I removed it last week to clean it.

Went to the dealership to buy a new one and was told it's discontinued...:huh ??

Guess I'll be doing without then:wink:

TFC
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2010, 01:46 AM
Replies: 102,162
Views: 19,968,178
Posted By TheFrenchCanadian
Welcome obee1! Funny you should mention...

Welcome obee1!

Funny you should mention your GS ownership - I currently have an 1980 GS850 in my stable (my first street bike, a lot of firsts with this bike, I'll never sell it!) and my wife has...
Forum: Canada 03-10-2010, 06:02 PM
Replies: 16,163
Views: 896,596
Posted By TheFrenchCanadian
No problem! Glad you found what you needed... ...

No problem! Glad you found what you needed...

Take care,
TFC
Forum: Canada 03-09-2010, 08:24 PM
Replies: 16,163
Views: 896,596
Posted By TheFrenchCanadian
Hi BOBMUNZ, O.K., I've been watching this...

Hi BOBMUNZ,

O.K., I've been watching this develop for a couple of days now, and I wasn't gonna wade in 'cause I don't know where to send you in Winnipeg for this stuff (although I'm from there, I...
Forum: Canada 03-09-2010, 08:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,043
Posted By TheFrenchCanadian
Thanks, that would be much appreciated. I've...

Thanks, that would be much appreciated. I've noticed before with other universal USB chargers that they don't get along well with Motorola phones. Shame, as I was hoping that this would add phone...
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2010, 06:37 AM
Replies: 102,162
Views: 19,968,178
Posted By TheFrenchCanadian
Hey goodcat8, are you running stock size on the...

Hey goodcat8, are you running stock size on the rear? I remember reading your front is 19" (IIRC - but I don't recall the width) right?

TFC
Forum: Canada 03-06-2010, 09:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,043
Posted By TheFrenchCanadian
Thumb I can definitely confirm that it does. I bought...

I can definitely confirm that it does. I bought one shortly after this was posted, and just got around to testing it.

Connected it to my currently-in-storage bike battery here in my basement and...
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2010, 08:49 PM
Replies: 102,162
Views: 19,968,178
Posted By TheFrenchCanadian
Hi drsmiley, I've got a second set of...

Hi drsmiley,

I've got a second set of wheels awaiting rubber as well. I've been looking into it quite a bit lately and I think I'm gonna go with Avon AM26 RoadRiders. They've got great reviews...
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2010, 07:53 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,863
Posted By TheFrenchCanadian
Thumb I like Dunlop D606's

I know what you mean. I haven't tried a whole bunch of tires, but I've got 606's on my DR650 & quite like them. I plan to stick with them since they do the job. They do lock up a bit easier than some...
Forum: Ride reports 03-06-2010, 01:12 AM
Replies: 1,952
Views: 643,444
Posted By TheFrenchCanadian
Thumb :lurk Subscribed! Really enjoyed your...

:lurk Subscribed!

Really enjoyed your other ride reports, and am very much looking forward to this one!

Best of luck Jay...

Take care,
TFC
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2010, 01:01 AM
Replies: 102,162
Views: 19,968,178
Posted By TheFrenchCanadian
Yep Lukas, you hit the nail on the head. I...

Yep Lukas, you hit the nail on the head.

I figured out that in my case, the difference in daimeter between the D606 on my 17" and the 120/80/18 Avon AM26 on the DR350 rim is .6 inches. This means...
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2010, 11:10 AM
Replies: 102,162
Views: 19,968,178
Posted By TheFrenchCanadian
Thumb Hi TeeVee, I've got one I bought from...

Hi TeeVee,

I've got one I bought from another inmate last fall - apparently it's off an older model DR350. It uses the same cush drive the 650 has and mine included the brake disc. Haven't got it...
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2010, 09:07 AM
Replies: 102,162
Views: 19,968,178
Posted By TheFrenchCanadian
Thumb Thanks for the heads up!! I'll keep a close eye...

Thanks for the heads up!! I'll keep a close eye on it and maybe trim that fin back another 1/4" or so just for good measure...

August - no, the Pingle is not vacuum assisted.

TFC
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2010, 12:24 AM
Replies: 102,162
Views: 19,968,178
Posted By TheFrenchCanadian
Hi Collarbone, You can visit...

Hi Collarbone,

You can visit www.kientech.com (http://www.kientech.com/) or www.procycle.us (http://www.procycle.us) for an extended, easily adjustable fuel screw.

You're right, 2 1/2 does...
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2010, 03:28 PM
Replies: 102,162
Views: 19,968,178
Posted By TheFrenchCanadian
IMS petcock

Hi August,

Some of us have elected to use the OEM petcock partly for that reason. It is vacuum controlled and doesn't let the gas flow when the engine isn't running (unless of course it's in the...
Forum: Canada 03-01-2010, 07:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 925
Posted By TheFrenchCanadian
Looking forward to it, but still need some time...

Looking forward to it, but still need some time to finish farkeling!!:D

TFC

'02 DR650 (being farkled as we speak!) in Regina
Forum: Thumpers 03-01-2010, 03:46 PM
Replies: 102,162
Views: 19,968,178
Posted By TheFrenchCanadian
Thumb Yes.

Yes.
Forum: Thumpers 03-01-2010, 01:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 551
Posted By TheFrenchCanadian
Thumb Hi ged, That chart is exactly what I've...

Hi ged,

That chart is exactly what I've been looking for all week! The tire size vs. rim size information seems to match what I found out about my 2.185" width 18" rim, can't speak for others,...
Forum: Ride reports 03-01-2010, 12:52 AM
Replies: 313
Views: 83,493
Posted By TheFrenchCanadian
Thumb Many thanks!

Was in the BH last year a few weeks after you. Been reading your Ride Report and taking notes for our yearly trip back again this May. This will make things a whole lot easier for us.:D

Very...
Forum: Canada 03-01-2010, 12:36 AM
Replies: 16,163
Views: 896,596
Posted By TheFrenchCanadian
Thumb Hi from South Central Saskatchewan!

Hi guys,

Been keeping an eye on this thread for a while now, I'm originally from south of Winnipeg. Live in Regina now (since '93), got back to Manitoba last year and took a ride from St. Adolphe...
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2010, 08:36 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 17,029
Posted By TheFrenchCanadian
Don't mean to hijack, but have you taken your...

Don't mean to hijack, but have you taken your DR650 across anything challenging suspension-wise? I have. Mine now wears an Elka rear shock & I have intiminators and proper weight springs waiting to...
Forum: Vendors 02-27-2010, 01:00 AM
Replies: 835
Views: 157,907
Posted By TheFrenchCanadian
Thumb Will do! Thanks Bruno! :wink: TFC

Will do!

Thanks Bruno! :wink:

TFC
Forum: Thumpers 02-26-2010, 11:54 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 130,840
Posted By TheFrenchCanadian
Important to have your priorities straight!! :D ...

Important to have your priorities straight!! :D

Been following your build/trip with interest. Thanks for sharing!

Take care,
TFC
Forum: Vendors 02-26-2010, 11:51 PM
Replies: 835
Views: 157,907
Posted By TheFrenchCanadian
Question Hi Bruno, Been following this thread with...

Hi Bruno,

Been following this thread with interest lately. Thanks for all the good advice you've been offering folks, I'm taking notes for when I'm ready to upgrade my ride.

Just out of...
Forum: Canada 02-26-2010, 11:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 925
Posted By TheFrenchCanadian
Thumb Nice to hear from you. How did you ever...

Nice to hear from you.

How did you ever plate a XR650R?? Did you do it before last year? Must have, cause I looked into it last year and SGI is absolutely not letting people convert non road...
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2010, 12:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,706
Posted By TheFrenchCanadian
Thumb Nice work!

Awesome! Keep up the good work!
Subscribed... :lurk

TFC
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2010, 08:44 PM
Replies: 102,162
Views: 19,968,178
Posted By TheFrenchCanadian
I agree! Go for it... can't go wrong at that...

I agree! Go for it... can't go wrong at that price.

TFC
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2010, 06:28 AM
Replies: 102,162
Views: 19,968,178
Posted By TheFrenchCanadian
I've had an All Balls model on for about 3000k...

I've had an All Balls model on for about 3000k now. Took the stocker off at around 13000K. Stocker looked fine at that time, just all crudded up.

I noticed the new one ran quieter (less...
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2010, 02:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,031
Posted By TheFrenchCanadian
Been there, done that. In the rocks to boot. No...

Been there, done that. In the rocks to boot. No problem. Noticed the nice big steel guard running next to it? It works.

Been following the DR650 thread for some time, and though the odd broken...
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