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Old 01-18-2011, 09:26 AM   #44026
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I already owned the Helen Two Wheel's duffel ($75) and the yellow kayak bag ($30) when I suffered the brain phart and got into this dual sport thing.

Counting shipping I have right at $450 in the following:
- Happy Trails racks for soft bags
- Wolfman Summit Saddlebags
- Wolfman Enduro Tank Bag
- Generic ATV Panniers

And since the bike does not come with one from the factory I suppose it would be appropriate to include the Suzuki tail rack. Tack on another $80.

That comes to a total of $635 for luggage and storage.



No doubt there are less expensive ways to do it but for my purposes having tough, tested equipment was worth it the ride.

PS: the hat was not included in that total.
I have a tail rack $120, Ortlieb dry duffle $85, Ebay soft saddle bag supports-$90- bought on flea market from inmate, Cortech soft saddle bags $40- bought used from local motorcycle store. I just recently added a med sized Pelican case $40 that I made a mount for my tail rack. Works good for commuting if you need to lock up wallet phone or gps.

So I have a total of $375 including my Pelican case. Not too shabby I don't think.

If any of you guys have local MC dealers check them for luggage. I walked in and asked if they had had any bikes traded that still had saddle bags. They looked in a closet and found a pair of cortech sport saddles that looke dbrand new. All straps included. Gave them $40 cash and had some new luggage!
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Old 01-18-2011, 09:33 AM   #44027
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I won't use hard bags that don't come off in a crash, too many friends and friends of friends over the years have broken a leg because of them. I know if you keep your feet on the pegs and ride the crash to the ground you shouldn't get hurt. I just have perfected that yet.
agreed. that's why i'm big fan of giantloop on the dr.
i do have pelicans on my strom but use a dry duffel on the rear.
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Old 01-18-2011, 09:34 AM   #44028
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wow. i like to travel light compared to you.
not a fan of all the extra weight, so i leave alot at home.

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I already owned the Helen Two Wheel's duffel ($75) and the yellow kayak bag ($30) when I suffered the brain phart and got into this dual sport thing.

Counting shipping I have right at $450 in the following:
- Happy Trails racks for soft bags
- Wolfman Summit Saddlebags
- Wolfman Enduro Tank Bag
- Generic ATV Panniers

And since the bike does not come with one from the factory I suppose it would be appropriate to include the Suzuki tail rack. Tack on another $80.

That comes to a total of $635 for luggage and storage.



No doubt there are less expensive ways to do it but for my purposes having tough, tested equipment was worth it the ride.

PS: the hat was not included in that total.
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Old 01-18-2011, 09:49 AM   #44029
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DR650 Cracked engine case

I bought a 2000 DR650 in Santiago a couple of weeks ago (At least I think that is the year). In any event the boss that holds one of the starter gears cracked off both on the valve cover, and on the engine block. I am trying to source parts from the states off ebay as I write this.

Here is the current situation. For aproximatley $70 a motorcycle shop in Talca can disaasemble and reassemble the motor provided I supply a set of Gaskets. Once disaasembled I can then take the left side engine case to a welding shop where they can repair the broekn boss.

I know this solution would not be as good as getting brand new cases but it is far chepaer, and less time consuming. If I did this, I would also plan on doing the torque limiting Starter clutch mod. Can anyone explain to me exactly what this is and how it is done. From what I could gleam on the internet an extra, back torque limiting gear, is added to the two gears of the starter clutch mechanism on a 1998-1999 and some 2000 models. Is this simply a drop in item or do other components need to be modified?

Any advice would be appreciated
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Old 01-18-2011, 10:07 AM   #44030
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I bought a 2000 DR650 in Santiago a couple of weeks ago (At least I think that is the year). In any event the boss that holds one of the starter gears cracked off both on the valve cover, and on the engine block. I am trying to source parts from the states off ebay as I write this.

Here is the current situation. For aproximatley $70 a motorcycle shop in Talca can disaasemble and reassemble the motor provided I supply a set of Gaskets. Once disaasembled I can then take the left side engine case to a welding shop where they can repair the broekn boss.

I know this solution would not be as good as getting brand new cases but it is far chepaer, and less time consuming. If I did this, I would also plan on doing the torque limiting Starter clutch mod. Can anyone explain to me exactly what this is and how it is done. From what I could gleam on the internet an extra, back torque limiting gear, is added to the two gears of the starter clutch mechanism on a 1998-1999 and some 2000 models. Is this simply a drop in item or do other components need to be modified?

Any advice would be appreciated

Call Kientech or Procycle. They are both very knowledgeable and have more experiance with the DR than any other single source out there IMO.
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Old 01-18-2011, 10:30 AM   #44031
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I bought a 2000 DR650 in Santiago a couple of weeks ago (At least I think that is the year). In any event the boss that holds one of the starter gears cracked off both on the valve cover, and on the engine block. I am trying to source parts from the states off ebay as I write this.

Here is the current situation. For aproximatley $70 a motorcycle shop in Talca can disaasemble and reassemble the motor provided I supply a set of Gaskets. Once disaasembled I can then take the left side engine case to a welding shop where they can repair the broekn boss.

I know this solution would not be as good as getting brand new cases but it is far chepaer, and less time consuming. If I did this, I would also plan on doing the torque limiting Starter clutch mod. Can anyone explain to me exactly what this is and how it is done. From what I could gleam on the internet an extra, back torque limiting gear, is added to the two gears of the starter clutch mechanism on a 1998-1999 and some 2000 models. Is this simply a drop in item or do other components need to be modified?

Any advice would be appreciated
I don't think I have heard of many people getting the bosses welded successfully. It is definitely a way cheaper option however so you don't have much too lose by trying it out.

The "mod" just means you change the parts to the newer/older ones, they will drop right in. IIRC it's the starter limiter, a toothed gear, a pin, and two bushings with washers. The Kientech site has a pic but is not complete.
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Old 01-18-2011, 11:35 AM   #44032
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I already owned the Helen Two Wheel's duffel ($75) and the yellow kayak bag ($30) when I suffered the brain phart and got into this dual sport thing.

Counting shipping I have right at $450 in the following:
- Happy Trails racks for soft bags
- Wolfman Summit Saddlebags
- Wolfman Enduro Tank Bag
- Generic ATV Panniers

And since the bike does not come with one from the factory I suppose it would be appropriate to include the Suzuki tail rack. Tack on another $80.

That comes to a total of $635 for luggage and storage.



No doubt there are less expensive ways to do it but for my purposes having tough, tested equipment was worth it the ride.

PS: the hat was not included in that total.
How much for the Rocking Chair? Do they make a larger version?
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Old 01-18-2011, 11:39 AM   #44033
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Even with the range of gear you have at your doorstep through Procycle and Keintech makes me wonder why everyone over there doesn't ride a DR650. make the most of it and farkle your little hearts away-Enjoy

Many of us don't realize the potential and enjoyment you can get with the DR....Heck, it took me YEARS before I even concidered a dual sport bike. Rode cruisers, sport bikes and just in the past year got into the dual sports. I think many americans can't get over having the biggest, shiniest hot rod out there. I know I wont ever look back!
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Old 01-18-2011, 11:47 AM   #44034
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Mine looks the same way when I pack for camping.
Some one accused me of being kin to the Clampetts.

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Old 01-18-2011, 12:43 PM   #44035
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How much for the Rocking Chair? Do they make a larger version?

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Mine looks the same way when I pack for camping.
Some one accused me of being kin to the Clampetts.

Yeah.

The story on the rocker is that after I had it all lashed down the night before Phillip and I departed my wife took a look and said, "you are going to look like the Clampetts going up the trail -- all you need is granny's rocker!"

At which point she went into her vast storehouse of knickknacks and whatnots and came up with that miniature rocker.

It lasted until I crashed in a creek sometime after we left Atlantic City, WY.
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Old 01-18-2011, 01:40 PM   #44036
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Everyone has different travel style. For good tips on how to pack up a DR650 can be found right here on ADV rider Ride reports section.
Here are a few links to travelers either on the road or recently traveling on DR650's.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=582578

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=556240

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=600065

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=534007
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Old 01-18-2011, 02:29 PM   #44037
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TM40 Reliability

I'm getting real close to pulling the trigger on a pumper carb.

Has anyone had any reliability issues with them?
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Old 01-18-2011, 03:27 PM   #44038
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The stock rear spring is 6.5 (per Race Tech). I weigh 180 and used the stock spring on my Cogent. There are springs in the 7.xx if I want to go faster or carry tour equipment. I don't think the stock rear shock is capable of damping an 8.1 spring. For your weight, the stock spring is a better choice. IMO Well, unless you're riding MX in the Supercross series.
So I went to swap the stock spring back in and didn't realize until I had everything out that I was missing the steel spring seat. At least the rear suspension has all been lubed now

Anyone got an extra stock spring seat lying around?

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I'm getting real close to pulling the trigger on a pumper carb.

Has anyone had any reliability issues with them?
I've got the FCR installed by the previous owner and I haven't had any problems in the 10k miles since I got it a little under a year ago. Not sure if that helps since I've got limited experience, but I figured I'd chime in.
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Old 01-18-2011, 05:13 PM   #44039
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I'm getting real close to pulling the trigger on a pumper carb.

Has anyone had any reliability issues with them?
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Old 01-18-2011, 05:45 PM   #44040
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I'm look'n at the(Pro Cycle) fork solution kit with .50 springs and the shock solutions kit for the rear but need school'n first.

can this set up deal with a 300 pound rider plus IMS tank, and side bags ? I dont like beat'n on my bike but wont hesitate if I need to clear a ditch or a gnarly hill climb, but mostly a conservative rider, it'll also be used as a daily commuter.

Can these suspension mods deal with my needs ? if not what do you suggest ?
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