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Old 05-11-2012, 11:46 AM   #64111
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haha. the whole machine looks like shit to me
i only think the pseudo h-d paint job looks like shite. but, i like the bikes on kneeslider better.

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Old 05-11-2012, 12:11 PM   #64112
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I wonder where they are hiding the birds nest that's behind the headlight cowl. Those street trackers look pretty clean up on top from far away, but they have to be hiding that mess somewhere.
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Old 05-11-2012, 12:24 PM   #64113
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that is funny - almost makes it a mockery of itself!

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I like that. I'm surprised though...that much attention to detail and they accepted the cheesy looking heat-shield?

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Old 05-11-2012, 12:29 PM   #64114
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Deus of Australia has a bunch of custom build singles and now twins ... some work, some don't. Check out their site. They have a shop in L.A. now and several other shops round the world, including Bali! I find Deus as a refreshing alternative to Asshats like Orange County Orangatangs and other custom builders who build $100,000 bikes you can't ride without being impaled on a Nazi spike or some other sharp piece of useless Bling.

http://au.deuscustoms.com/motorcycles/
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Old 05-11-2012, 01:29 PM   #64115
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Deus of Australia has a bunch of custom build singles and now twins ... some work, some don't. Check out their site. They have a shop in L.A. now and several other shops round the world, including Bali! I find Deus as a refreshing alternative to Asshats like Orange County Orangatangs and other custom builders who build $100,000 bikes you can't ride without being impaled on a Nazi spike or some other sharp piece of useless Bling.

http://au.deuscustoms.com/motorcycles/
i understand, but >$15k for something like that dr650 flat tracker is also absurd, imo. build or buy one of these for $7k. (or less?)



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Old 05-11-2012, 02:05 PM   #64116
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haha. the whole machine looks like shit to me
Yah know I was thinking the same thing but didn't wann be the first to say so. All that work and they left the stock carb on.
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Old 05-11-2012, 02:32 PM   #64117
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Now for Something Completely Different

I want to add a power port to my DR650 to run my GPS or charge my phone on long rides. Searching for signal in the middle of nowhere really eats the battery. Where would be a good place (for a rookie) to tap for power. I remember seeing a picture of an unused connector that someone was using for an aux light switch. Anybody know which one?
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Old 05-11-2012, 03:04 PM   #64118
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It's in the wad of wiring behind the headlight.

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Old 05-11-2012, 03:19 PM   #64119
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It's in the wad of wiring behind the headlight.


Is that key-controlled power or constant?

I'm thinking it might be a good idea, if that connection is low power and key-controlled, to use it to control a relay that runs to the battery.

That way there's no extra load on that connector (or too much of a load) and there's no load to drain the battery when the key is off.

Just thinking out loud...
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Old 05-11-2012, 03:20 PM   #64120
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It's in the wad of wiring behind the headlight.

That's it! are they orange and black w/ white stripe?

... I just realized that sounds like a Harley description
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Old 05-11-2012, 03:25 PM   #64121
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It's key controlled and 50/50 on the relay, up to the guy doing the work.

Brown and black/white.
Did you just say H*****?!?!
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Old 05-11-2012, 03:35 PM   #64122
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It's key controlled and 50/50 on the relay, up to the guy doing the work.

Brown and black/white.
Did you just say H*****?!?!
I knew it wasn't a Harley part because it's on a bike that actually gets ridden... although it was just sitting there in storage, not being used. Hmmm
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Old 05-11-2012, 03:41 PM   #64123
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4. Never use the generic socket. I used it and cracked my clutch cover near one of the bolts. Pics later...
http://www.harborfreight.com/38-driv...ket-67934.html

I've never used one of those "universal" sockets, don't plan to. However, out of academic curiosity, how did using that type of socket crack your cover???

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Old 05-11-2012, 03:50 PM   #64124
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i understand, but >$15k for something like that dr650 flat tracker is also absurd, imo. build or buy one of these for $7k. (or less?)

Yep. The Savage engine is a lazy, long stroke beastie. Suits the old school styling.
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Old 05-11-2012, 03:51 PM   #64125
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I wonder where they are hiding the birds nest that's behind the headlight cowl. Those street trackers look pretty clean up on top from far away, but they have to be hiding that mess somewhere.
Inside the headlight cowl.
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