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Old 04-02-2012, 01:55 PM   #62356
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Almost time to renew my cycle insurance.. just curious what other DR650 owners are paying.

I'm currently with Progressive here in Michigan and have the following on my 96 DR650

Bodily Injury Liabililty: $20K/40K
Property Damage Liability: $10K
$1K Comp/Collision Deduct
$3000 Accessory Coverage.

Total comes to $93/year, but living in the great State of Michigan where we have a high percentage of uninsured motorists an additional fee of $145! is added on to the premium to help those that are uninsured :s_mad

Thus a total of $238/year for the DR650..

What you guys paying? Anyone in Michigan know if if there is a way around the MCCA fee, especially if I am already paying the MCCA fee on my car insurance?
That's close to what I pay for the same coverage with Allstate in Alabama. I think its $240 or so. The minimum coverage was $105 with no injury or collision. The $240 was the best they offered.

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Old 04-02-2012, 01:56 PM   #62357
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Don't come to San Diego, Kalifornia, where 20 - 30 thousand uninsured motorists cross into the county each day. Add those to the one's already here.... Plus, I have to carry 100K/300K etc plus a million$ umbrella policy in case anything happens so I don't lose my house and all my savings.

I'd love to pay your bill. Not in addition to mine, of course

Make sure your ins company has the correct annual mileage figure in their calculations - it's all about exposure. Mine was pretty good working with me since I have the DR and the Strom but I'm the only one that rides 'em. They gave me the minimum annual mileage for each bike so that helped a bit.

esurance is now owned by Allstate so some heavy backing with possibly lower rates due to the online management...?
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Old 04-02-2012, 02:40 PM   #62358
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Almost time to renew my cycle insurance.. just curious what other DR650 owners are paying.

I'm currently with Progressive here in Michigan and have the following on my 96 DR650

Bodily Injury Liabililty: $20K/40K
Property Damage Liability: $10K
$1K Comp/Collision Deduct
$3000 Accessory Coverage.

Total comes to $93/year, but living in the great State of Michigan where we have a high percentage of uninsured motorists an additional fee of $145! is added on to the premium to help those that are uninsured :s_mad

Thus a total of $238/year for the DR650..

What you guys paying? Anyone in Michigan know if if there is a way around the MCCA fee, especially if I am already paying the MCCA fee on my car insurance?
Check with your agent on the possibility that if you've already paid the MCCA, that it includes all vehicles. If so then get the same coverage as you cars. I have Progressive. They give a discount to AMA members and multi bike discounts. I think I pay less for 2 bikes than you are for 1.
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Old 04-02-2012, 02:41 PM   #62359
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Almost time to renew my cycle insurance.. just curious what other DR650 owners are paying.

I'm currently with Progressive here in Michigan and have the following on my 96 DR650

Bodily Injury Liabililty: $20K/40K
Property Damage Liability: $10K
$1K Comp/Collision Deduct
$3000 Accessory Coverage.

Total comes to $93/year, but living in the great State of Michigan where we have a high percentage of uninsured motorists an additional fee of $145! is added on to the premium to help those that are uninsured :s_mad

Thus a total of $238/year for the DR650..

What you guys paying? Anyone in Michigan know if if there is a way around the MCCA fee, especially if I am already paying the MCCA fee on my car insurance?
Geico $35/yr

50/100/50 liability.

Only have comp on the 690 and KX450F
Don't carry coll on any of the bikes, especially a cheap bike like the DR

There's a high percentage of uninsured motorists EVERYWHERE.
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Old 04-02-2012, 04:02 PM   #62360
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Originally Posted by epix1718 View Post
Almost time to renew my cycle insurance.. just curious what other DR650 owners are paying.

I'm currently with Progressive here in Michigan and have the following on my 96 DR650

Bodily Injury Liabililty: $20K/40K
Property Damage Liability: $10K
$1K Comp/Collision Deduct
$3000 Accessory Coverage.

Total comes to $93/year, but living in the great State of Michigan where we have a high percentage of uninsured motorists an additional fee of $145! is added on to the premium to help those that are uninsured :s_mad

Thus a total of $238/year for the DR650..

What you guys paying? Anyone in Michigan know if if there is a way around the MCCA fee, especially if I am already paying the MCCA fee on my car insurance?
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Geico $35/yr

50/100/50 liability.

Only have comp on the 690 and KX450F
Don't carry coll on any of the bikes, especially a cheap bike like the DR

There's a high percentage of uninsured motorists EVERYWHERE.
You guys in the states have nothing to complain about, try living in Canada or BC particularly where we have gov't insurance. I pay $500 for 6 months, liability only, no collision. And I've been driving for 35 years, no accidents, no speeding tickets. That's for the DR, my CBF is even more because they base the rates on displacement. Only bike that is even close to being reasonable is my wife's DR200, but that's still close $300 for 6 months.

I guess that's the price we pay to have this as our daily commute...



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Old 04-02-2012, 04:03 PM   #62361
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Still within CocaCola's reach.
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Old 04-02-2012, 04:44 PM   #62362
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Now that I got the black Compost Bin installed.... I'm pretty sure I'm done with the farkles..........





...the only good thing to say about a Safari tank is this: Its big. Rode 300km/s without refuelling today - thats never happened before. Still plenty left in the tank..............
What tires you running?
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Old 04-02-2012, 05:21 PM   #62363
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Old 04-02-2012, 06:16 PM   #62364
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Still within CocaCola's reach.
and, there's a few mickey dee's there, as well. one even within walking distance of where i lived, located at spice mall. but, i didn't eat at a mickey dee's the entire time i was in latvia. i actually wanted to, yust to try it, but it the one near where i lived was right next to a lido which had excellent local food in a million warieties, and it was as cheap or cheaper, depending on what you ordered. i also remember seeing hardly any pick-up trucks, wery few suv's and almost all the cars were manual transmissions. but, when i left, gas was ~$8/gallon; i am sure it is even higher now...

for anyone interested in progressive new music, tune in to radio naba on the 'net; mebbe the best station of its type on the entire planet:
http://www.radionaba.lv/
http://www.radionaba.lv/index.php?op...1365&Itemid=98
http://tunein.com/radio/Lat-R5-NABASaeima-931-s48034/

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Old 04-02-2012, 07:00 PM   #62365
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Now that I got the black Compost Bin installed.... I'm pretty sure I'm done with the farkles..........





...the only good thing to say about a Safari tank is this: Its big. Rode 300km/s without refuelling today - thats never happened before. Still plenty left in the tank..............
Ya I would stop sometime or you may as well just have gone ahead and bought a big heavy KLR!
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Old 04-02-2012, 07:30 PM   #62366
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Big drop in fuel economy post jet kit install

So, i just finished all the mods I wanted to do on my 2000 DR that I picked up in January. last one was exhaust, intake, and jet kit. Got a GSXR pipe, short non-titanium version, along with Jesse's mid-pipe and stock header. Have K&N filter, with top of air box removed. Got dynojet kit from jesse, and installed 160 jet. Fuel screw was about 2 turns out, which i changed to 2.25 before leaving work today as it was running a slight bit rough. 2.25 was better.

My setup before all this was stock carb with aftermarket fuel screw (not sure how many turns out it was), stock airbox and filter, stock header, unknown aftermarket slip on with integral mid-pipe.

I ran out of fuel on primary after 70 miles (with screw 2 turns out for 65 of those miles). Really surprised me as before i was getting 95-105 on primary. Switched to reserve and found nearest gas station. Filled up and it was 72 miles on 2.5 gallons, filled up to the bottom of the filler neck. Putting mileage around 29 mpg. I was getting around 40 mph before. This is pretty much all slab right now, varrying from 35 to 60 mph, commuting to work.

So i figured i would lose a bit of mileage, but not a 30% drop. Is this normal, or if not, any ideas how to improve this? I see people talking about mid to high 40s on here, so figuring something ain't right.

Thanks much.
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Old 04-02-2012, 08:03 PM   #62367
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Depending on your riding style (bouncing off the rev limiter?), that's still awful. Since we spend most of our time on the needle circuit, I'd drop the needle one at a time until it ran like doo doo; then back-up one. If you're on the rev limiter, I'd drop the main jet one at a time until I noticed a drop in rideability.
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Old 04-02-2012, 08:28 PM   #62368
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So, i just finished all the mods I wanted to do on my 2000 DR that I picked up in January. last one was exhaust, intake, and jet kit. Got a GSXR pipe, short non-titanium version, along with Jesse's mid-pipe and stock header. Have K&N filter, with top of air box removed. Got dynojet kit from jesse, and installed 160 jet. Fuel screw was about 2 turns out, which i changed to 2.25 before leaving work today as it was running a slight bit rough. 2.25 was better.

My setup before all this was stock carb with aftermarket fuel screw (not sure how many turns out it was), stock airbox and filter, stock header, unknown aftermarket slip on with integral mid-pipe.

I ran out of fuel on primary after 70 miles (with screw 2 turns out for 65 of those miles). Really surprised me as before i was getting 95-105 on primary. Switched to reserve and found nearest gas station. Filled up and it was 72 miles on 2.5 gallons, filled up to the bottom of the filler neck. Putting mileage around 29 mpg. I was getting around 40 mph before. This is pretty much all slab right now, varrying from 35 to 60 mph, commuting to work.

So i figured i would lose a bit of mileage, but not a 30% drop. Is this normal, or if not, any ideas how to improve this? I see people talking about mid to high 40s on here, so figuring something ain't right.

Thanks much.
Its probably not the jet kit, you have other issues. I would start with replacing o-rings and setting the float. Double check the needle position. I expect at least 45 mpg out of a jetted BST and I ride hard and usually with luggage.

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Old 04-02-2012, 09:08 PM   #62369
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past post on mileage problem

I did the mods just about like yours, and guess what, terrible mileage.

read on.

Originally Posted by rockydrxrvr
Well, if 36 mpg. is okay, down from 50 mpg,...then jet kit knock yourself out. I was sorry I did it. At todays gas prices, and long ride in Baja Outback, I was the fuel worry problem child riding with KLRs and BMWs in remote areas. I love that big single torque just as stock gave me, But I'm an old fart. On my newer DR.....50 mpg, and only drilled out the idle jet lead plug and enrichened that circuit.


Been there done that

My 2006 with just the plug removal, and a 4 gallon tank......close to 200 miles before fuel panic.
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Old 04-02-2012, 10:23 PM   #62370
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That is a beautiful commute, you're very lucky, I'm jealous.

Can you post a pic of that commute in January with your DR in the foreground like in the bottom pic?

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You guys in the states have nothing to complain about, try living in Canada or BC particularly where we have gov't insurance. I pay $500 for 6 months, liability only, no collision. And I've been driving for 35 years, no accidents, no speeding tickets. That's for the DR, my CBF is even more because they base the rates on displacement. Only bike that is even close to being reasonable is my wife's DR200, but that's still close $300 for 6 months.

I guess that's the price we pay to have this as our daily commute...



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