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Old 01-18-2011, 11:47 AM   #44056
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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   #44057
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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   #44058
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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   #44059
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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   #44060
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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   #44061
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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   #44062
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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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Old 01-18-2011, 05:52 PM   #44063
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???
I would call Procycle and ask what they recommend.
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Old 01-18-2011, 06:19 PM   #44064
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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?
Things the FCR-MX has over the TM-40:
Inclosed throttle linkage
Decel vavle curciut
Float bowl baffle
Lots of vents tubes
I bought my FCR-MX of ebay and redid to MX-Rob'S specs.Had it over two years.No problems what so every.Best mod for the buck.

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Old 01-18-2011, 06:27 PM   #44065
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trip

Drove 734 miles today from Ohio to Alabama with the DR650 in tow. Barber Motor Sports Museum tomorrow then further South for a week of riding.

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Old 01-18-2011, 07:16 PM   #44066
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Smoking on start up and oil use.....

Well, I was worried because my DR was smoking on start up, thinking it might be burning a lot of oil. I just got back from a 1,200 mile trip to Big Bend and the official word is.......

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..... less than 1/4 quart in 1,200 miles, including running at 65-70 mph on the highways for extended periods with a full load, even with 14th tooth ft. sprocket. So, while my brother's 08 KLR was swilling the oil down, the ol' DR did just fine! So, in my estimation, seeing that oil consumption was not a real problem, no reason to crack the top end open. Thanks for all the tips and info on this great thread.
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Old 01-18-2011, 07:25 PM   #44067
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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.
Roger that. You did well!

I knew I would be paying more for luggage because I was buying new stuff from the vendors or manufacturers. Sometimes you pays you money and takes you chances...
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Old 01-18-2011, 07:52 PM   #44068
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I would call Procycle and ask what they recommend.
just thought someone on here mite have some hands on that mite offer some input, thanx for your thoughtful advice kind sir.
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Old 01-18-2011, 08:06 PM   #44069
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just thought someone on here mite have some hands on that mite offer some input, thanx for your thoughtful advice kind sir.
I weigh 225 without gear or luggage. I have .51 eibach straight rate up front. And 8.1 eibach straight rate out back. It could be better but way better than stock & not too expensive. I would do it again.
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Old 01-18-2011, 08:53 PM   #44070
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At 300 lbs, you'll want the stiffest springs you can find. This means the .50 kg/mm springs up front, and the 8.3 in the back. Springs alone with fresh oil (and maybe heavier weight oil) will make a big difference. If you're willing to spend a few extra dollars, then Intiminators up front might be a good solution for you -- they're a little cheaper than Emulators and they're much easier to install, and if you're mostly riding street, then you're golden. If you were mostly going to ride off-road then the Emulators might be a better option. The only downside to Intiminators is that there's no way to adjust them. On the other hand, making adjustments to Emulators is not a simple task, but it can be done. A Gold Valve in the rear will also be a big benefit, but installing it also requires some effort.

And as luck would have it, I just happen to have a set of .50 springs for sale at the moment... PM me if you're interested.



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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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