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Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2014, 03:06 PM
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Posted By shu
Not sure how you did that..... This...

Not sure how you did that.....




This is more like my experience. 6,000 - 7,000 miles and replace them with a bit of tread still left. 10,000 miles on the front K60 easy.

I've run several...
Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 102,293
Views: 20,021,136
Posted By shu
One data point: My IMS tank has seen 85,000...

One data point:

My IMS tank has seen 85,000 miles (70,000 on one bike, 15,000 on my current one) and 4 1/2 years of hard use and drops; desert sun/heat and below freezing (sometimes below zero...
Forum: The Garage 12-15-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,597
Posted By shu
Stock CV carb on a Suzuki DR650. High...

Stock CV carb on a Suzuki DR650.

High altitude: I live at 7500 feet in Colorado, and commonly ride between 5,000 and 12,000 feet. I have ridden it up Mt Evans as well, 14,000 feet. Runs fine,...
Forum: Thumpers 11-22-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 102,293
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Posted By shu
I've run 3 sets of K60 Scouts, 130/80 x 17. ...

I've run 3 sets of K60 Scouts, 130/80 x 17. 25 psi is too low, in my opinion. I usually run 30-32 psi in the back. Never have any traction problems and I get an honest 6000 miles with some...
Forum: Thumpers 11-22-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 102,293
Views: 20,021,136
Posted By shu
Looks fine to me too. If I recall, the...

Looks fine to me too.

If I recall, the shorter sidestand is silver, the stock is black? I think you have the stock stand.

...............shu
Forum: Equipment 11-10-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,499
Posted By shu
Wet outer gear I leave in the vestibule of my...

Wet outer gear I leave in the vestibule of my tent. My ground sheet extends to that area so nothing's lying in a puddle. If you don't have a ground sheet use a big garbage bag.

It doesn't matter...
Forum: Thumpers 11-10-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 102,293
Views: 20,021,136
Posted By shu
Shit. That sucks. I guess when something seems...

Shit. That sucks. I guess when something seems too good to be true, it probably is.



Snow here in Conifer, too. I rode to Evergreen for breakfast, took the long way home, nice ride, sunny...
Forum: Americas 11-08-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,079
Posted By shu
Exactly right. I've ridden from Denver to...

Exactly right. I've ridden from Denver to Phoenix (or Mexico) in the months of November, December, February, March, April and May- all winter months which can get nasty and snowy here.

Going west...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-06-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 7,753
Posted By shu
Meanwhile, here at ground zero in Colorado I...

Meanwhile, here at ground zero in Colorado I haven't noticed any difference since we changed the law.

Well, I did see a guy smoking a joint outside the music store but I used to see that before we...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-27-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 490
Views: 23,777
Posted By shu
Yes, that's what I've seen too. I've found...

Yes, that's what I've seen too.

I've found it to be common in many places where you have all kinds of vehicles- think: tractors, horse drawn wagons, old beat up pickups, scooters, work vans, semis...
Forum: Road warriors 10-22-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 497
Posted By shu
Well...you got the right bike.:wink: Now...

Well...you got the right bike.:wink:

Now look here for some friends and lots of good advice:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=135295&page=6661

...............shu
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-23-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,004
Posted By shu
I've noticed the same patterns you have over...

I've noticed the same patterns you have over 30-40,000 miles of use.



Not a huge issue for me since it turns right back on without problems.

................shu
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 891
Posted By shu
My most recent experience is similar: an '09...

My most recent experience is similar: an '09 DR650 I got last February with 2,000 miles.

Tires and tubes look new but the rubber is hardening, I replaced mine. The original tires were pretty well...
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 102,293
Views: 20,021,136
Posted By shu
Easy. Make a little trough out of cardboard...

Easy.

Make a little trough out of cardboard or a plastic milk jug, tape it in place under the filter cover- aimed to drain into your oil bucket- and open it up.

................shu
Forum: Equipment 08-12-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,396
Posted By shu
You're not really missing anything, you just live...

You're not really missing anything, you just live in a warm climate. Gloves that keep your fingers together are warmer- closer to mittens but still with some dexterity.

I like the Aerostich 3...
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 102,293
Views: 20,021,136
Posted By shu
My opinions: Tire? absolutely replace right...

My opinions:

Tire? absolutely replace right now...torn sidewall....I wouldn't trust that to ride on that unless I was in Mongolia with no other choice.

Wheel? I don't know. I'd have a wheel...
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 102,293
Views: 20,021,136
Posted By shu
Stock pipe for me too. I sometimes go so...

Stock pipe for me too.

I sometimes go so far as to shut my motor off and sit quietly by the side of the forest roads to let oncoming hikers go by. I hike too, and I know about the search for...
Forum: Thumpers 08-01-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 102,293
Views: 20,021,136
Posted By shu
This is not an unusual amount of time. Here's...

This is not an unusual amount of time. Here's what I would do:
1- not necessary, I think.
2. Yes, put Stabil or SeaFoam in the tank and run it for a several miles to fill the float bowl with the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-31-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 102,293
Views: 20,021,136
Posted By shu
...........and you can have the parts delivered...

...........and you can have the parts delivered to your door in a couple of days instead of waiting 7-10 days for a call, then driving down to get them.

I used to try hard to support the local...
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 102,293
Views: 20,021,136
Posted By shu
Yamaha XT 660 R or Z (Tenere).......but they...

Yamaha XT 660 R or Z (Tenere).......but they don't send them to the USA. Europe, Asia, Australia, yes, USA no.

..................shu
Forum: Americas 07-29-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 26,173
Views: 2,164,149
Posted By shu
Just a quick thanks seems to be in order at this...

Just a quick thanks seems to be in order at this point.

I've been to Mexico several times, ridden in Mexico three times now, the last time alone for 5 weeks. I don't always take the advice I get...
Forum: Thumpers 07-28-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 102,293
Views: 20,021,136
Posted By shu
That's a first, I think. I have never had a...

That's a first, I think. I have never had a problem with the cable guide and can't remember anyone else who has.:scratch

How exactly did this happen? Could the cable have been threaded through the...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-25-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,498
Posted By shu
Either way can work fine. If I'm not sure...

Either way can work fine.

If I'm not sure my tires will make the whole trip and I'm traveling someplace where getting tires can be difficult, I'll just change 'em before I leave.

Otherwise, I...
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 102,293
Views: 20,021,136
Posted By shu
I have to agree with everyone else. I'm 5'9 155...

I have to agree with everyone else. I'm 5'9 155 pounds- no problem riding the DR in it's tall form. It's totally unnecessary to be able to put both feet flat on the ground. You'll get used to how...
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 102,293
Views: 20,021,136
Posted By shu
:D well I'm no wheeler-dealer I can tell you...

:D well I'm no wheeler-dealer I can tell you that- I'm a pretty poor capitalist. My idea of a good deal is one where both the buyer and the seller walk away happy.

Here's the full story: It was an...
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 102,293
Views: 20,021,136
Posted By shu
Likewise, I've always found wind resistance,from...

Likewise, I've always found wind resistance,from 65+ mph highway speeds to be the biggest factor in gas mileage.

I can ride dirt and twisties all day getting 52 mpg. Get out on the open highway...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 102,293
Views: 20,021,136
Posted By shu
My '08 had 70,000 miles on it when I sold it and...

My '08 had 70,000 miles on it when I sold it and was still running fine. Based on my experience:

I would guess your steering head bearing is about done, and sometime in the next 10,000 + miles...
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 102,293
Views: 20,021,136
Posted By shu
Both very good tires with good life spans, but...

Both very good tires with good life spans, but not duplicates of each other: Expensive, but much longer lasting than many of the cheaper tires.

MEFO Explorer 99 rear:
...
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,984
Posted By shu
Aside from the tank a couple of drops shouldn't...

Aside from the tank a couple of drops shouldn't have hurt the bike. 2011; 2,000 miles- I would think you could get $4,000 for it.

BTW, you can probably pick up a replacement stock tank in very...
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 102,293
Views: 20,021,136
Posted By shu
Sounds normal to me too. I don't hear anything...

Sounds normal to me too. I don't hear anything unusual.


................shu
Forum: Americas 07-10-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,706
Posted By shu
Never. Also never had a huge beard or...

Never.

Also never had a huge beard or acted like a lunatic (well, maybe once or twice :wink:)



......................shu
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 102,293
Views: 20,021,136
Posted By shu
Type of tire can make a huge difference. A worn...

Type of tire can make a huge difference. A worn front knobby on rain-grooved concrete can be an interesting experience. Throw in a little gusty wind and some rain..........:huh

I always look to...
Forum: Equipment 07-10-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,355
Posted By shu
Tank Panniers (for an ATV), handlebar map case,...

Tank Panniers (for an ATV), handlebar map case, no tank bag- works for me.

http://i831.photobucket.com/albums/zz239/pshushan/NMex%20Ariz%20MAR%2011/NmexAZMar11022.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 102,293
Views: 20,021,136
Posted By shu
My stand has been shortened 1 inch. Clears the...

My stand has been shortened 1 inch. Clears the swingarm by about 1/4 inch- never touches it.


http://i831.photobucket.com/albums/zz239/pshushan/DR650/DSCF3286.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 812
Posted By shu
:rofl ..........shu

:rofl

..........shu
Forum: Americas 07-06-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 364
Posted By shu
Are you planning to travel to large cities with...

Are you planning to travel to large cities with high crime rates? if not, don't worry about it. Lots of people travel with panniers that don't lock.

Pack your gear in saddlebag liner bags (or...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-06-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,172
Posted By shu
Yup. The word 'drop' rather than 'crash' or'...

Yup. The word 'drop' rather than 'crash' or' wreck' clarifies things I think.

And yes, I include drops on the dirt- You can get hurt there, too. A guy I know-decent rider, too- got a ride in an...
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 102,293
Views: 20,021,136
Posted By shu
I've run many sets of MEFO rear tires. It's a...

I've run many sets of MEFO rear tires. It's a great tire and although expensive, in the long run it's not as much more as you might think.
I get 7,000 miles of excellent tread on a nice round...
Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,007
Posted By shu
Ugly??? ...

Ugly???

http://i831.photobucket.com/albums/zz239/pshushan/Mexico%202013/DSCF2746.jpg (http://s831.photobucket.com/user/pshushan/media/Mexico%202013/DSCF2746.jpg.html)

All in the eye of the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 102,293
Views: 20,021,136
Posted By shu
Sounds like it will work with just the one set. ...

Sounds like it will work with just the one set. I think you can count on 10,000 km out of the rear K60.


...........shu
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