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Old 05-11-2012, 01:05 PM   #64141
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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, 01:32 PM   #64142
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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, 02:04 PM   #64143
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It's in the wad of wiring behind the headlight.

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Old 05-11-2012, 02:19 PM   #64144
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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, 02:20 PM   #64145
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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, 02:25 PM   #64146
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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, 02:35 PM   #64147
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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, 02:41 PM   #64148
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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, 02:50 PM   #64149
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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, 02:51 PM   #64150
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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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Old 05-11-2012, 03:16 PM   #64151
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Long time lurker, first time poster!

Looking at picking up a local DR650. The one I'm looking at is a black '07 in great shape with a corbin(stock tank version), luggage rack, windscreen (don't know what brand), bike cover, and a taller front sprocket+stock sprocket. He is asking $3500 but I can get it for a little less. What do you guys think about this deal?
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Old 05-11-2012, 03:22 PM   #64152
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I would have ordered the filter from procycle but I wanted to get the oil changed immediatly after break in so I could ride it to work and take it camping this weekend so I found it locally.
Get a magnetic drain plug. It's cheap, long term insurance. 14x1.25mm FatChance posted a link recently, Autozone or Advance I think (don't remember). I agree with early oil changes for a new motor.

This is where I post NordieBoy's photo:
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Old 05-11-2012, 03:24 PM   #64153
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good buy on Polisport Shield Handguards

There's a closeout going on at Motorcycle Superstore on Polisport Shield Handguards

Order these two items:
http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...andguards.aspx
and
http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...Mount-Kit.aspx
The Magura/Protaper/22mm kit fits 7/8" bars. I didn't see a mount kit for 1 1/8 bars.

Shipping brings it to about $20.

Got mine today and they look nicely made. Haven't mounted them yet.

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Old 05-11-2012, 03:34 PM   #64154
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There's a closeout going on at Motorcycle Superstore on Polisport Shield Handguards

Order these two items:
http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...andguards.aspx
and
http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...Mount-Kit.aspx
The Magura/Protaper/22mm kit fits 7/8" bars. I didn't see a mount kit for 1 1/8 bars.

Shipping brings it to about $20.

Got mine today and they look nicely made. Haven't mounted them yet.

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nice! wish they had more colors, but can't pass up that deal.
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Old 05-11-2012, 03:58 PM   #64155
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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???

Thanks,
Lex
Instead of spending money on fancy bmw style plugs I just use my battery tender cable. I have it routed under the seat near the front. From there I plug in a 3-way cig plug with a sae cord on it. That feeds stuff in the water resistant tank bag. I charge my phone while stopped, so I like an always on connection.

I have used the bmw style plugs before, I don't see the need anymore on a DS. I spent lots of money on my other bikes putting on lots of electrical stuff. On the DR I didn't feel the need......

Here is First Gears version of the good stuff: http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...ith-Cover.aspx

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