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Old 02-14-2011, 08:19 AM   #44866
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I brought a cheapo helmet camera and thought it would be a good idea to hard mount it on the DR
bad idea, mount it on your helmet.
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Old 02-14-2011, 09:14 AM   #44867
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bad idea, mount it on your helmet.
Yeah even if it worked, the footage would be so shaky you'd give yourself a seizure watching it.
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Old 02-14-2011, 10:23 AM   #44868
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I'm halfway through installing new springs and race tech emulators. For the "special tool" needed to remove the damper rods I used a 28mm socket and two 3/4" nuts. The second nut sat halfway out of the socket and was long enough to fit in the damper rod.

In theory a 29mm or 30mm socket and nut combo would be better, but I think the 28mm socket is the largest socket that will fit in the tube, and good luck finding a 30mm nut anyway.

The bolt / nut combo I started with (similar to what most people have used) didn't work - the nuts kept backing off the bolt. If I had permanent threadlocker around I probably would have just used that.
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Old 02-14-2011, 10:54 AM   #44869
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Bah humbug...Never too old for a DR !
You've got that right.
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Old 02-14-2011, 12:01 PM   #44870
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But you may want to just try fitting a pair of street tires to your stock rims, go back to stock gearing and toy with that to see how you like it. You'd be surprised how capable the bike feels on backroads with street rubber.

How about the TW's that came with it? I'll probably have plenty of fun that way and not spend any money. Besides, I'm not a street rider by any stretch.
Get bored when there's nothing to jump.
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Old 02-14-2011, 12:07 PM   #44871
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How about the TW's that came with it? I'll probably have plenty of fun that way and not spend any money. Besides, I'm not a street rider by any stretch.
Get bored when there's nothing to jump.

Yeah, you can have plenty of fun with the stock Trail Wings on tar. Mount them up with the stock front sprocket for the May BBA. You'll have a blast and you wont have to buy a thing.
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Old 02-14-2011, 12:35 PM   #44872
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I am quite sad that my dirt riding days seem to be over.
It was not a bad fall, low speed high side into the next whoop, something that could happen at any time to almost anyone, but the damage was great.
The doctor I have now said I was lucky to have lived.


Maybe in a few years I could get an old 250 dual sport, or one of those 200cc things with the really fat tires on it....that should be safe....




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But it beats the heck out of the alternative.

NJ-Brent, anyone nine years younger than me can not possibly be old. And my only helicopter ride I didn't enjoy was a medevac ride in the Army...
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Old 02-14-2011, 12:57 PM   #44873
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The bolt / nut combo I started with (similar to what most people have used) didn't work - the nuts kept backing off the bolt. If I had permanent threadlocker around I probably would have just used that.
I'm unsure if this is a question or not....so.....

I had the same problem with the nuts backing off on my homemade tool. I crossdrilled the nut & bolt and jammed a nail in the hole to "pin" the two together.

If it wasn't a question.....my typing wasn't an answer...
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Old 02-14-2011, 01:06 PM   #44874
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Maybe in a few years I could get ... one of those 200cc things with the really fat tires on it....that should be safe....
Yep, a TW200 is the ultimate "low and slow, plonk around in the dirt" bike. Put a knobby on the front and an ATV tire on the rear.
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Old 02-14-2011, 01:12 PM   #44875
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Question 140 Rear Tire?

Quick question: Can the stock DR rear rim and swing arm take a 140 tire?

I'm currently using 130's but am heading to Europe and the Heidenau K60 Scout 140/80/17 looks like a really good tire for me. The 130 profile is a different tread and construction.
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Old 02-14-2011, 01:13 PM   #44876
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I await the arrival of my new TU250.
I should stay out of trouble on that bike!
They can be adv-erized quite well too
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Old 02-14-2011, 01:22 PM   #44877
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I am quite sad that my dirt riding days seem to be over.
It was not a bad fall, low speed high side into the next whoop, something that could happen at any time to almost anyone, but the damage was great.
The doctor I have now said I was lucky to have lived.


Maybe in a few years I could get an old 250 dual sport, or one of those 200cc things with the really fat tires on it....that should be safe....

I'm saddened to read that. I got an E-Ticket ride though I don't remember it. Lady turn left in front of me while I was doing 65 mph at an intersection that said no left turn. Of course she didn't see me or the sign. I came to in the emergency room 4 or 5 hours later only to have the Doctor say "oh there you are we didn't know which way you were going to go" . That was over 30 years ago and I still watch out for left turning cagers but at 54 I'm still riding. I hope you work thru our own personal demons and if not riding is the best choice for you, so be it, but fear of getting hurt should only temper your ride not end it IMHO.
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Old 02-14-2011, 01:39 PM   #44878
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I am only giving up dirt riding.
Maybe I will get some 250 dual sport in the future, or try dual sport tires on the TU.
No more big heavy tall powerful dual sports for me though...

It really is easy to get hurt on something like the dr650.



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I'm saddened to read that. I got an E-Ticket ride though I don't remember it. Lady turn left in front of me while I was doing 65 mph at an intersection that said no left turn. Of course she didn't see me or the sign. I came to in the emergency room 4 or 5 hours later only to have the Doctor say "oh there you are we didn't know which way you were going to go" . That was over 30 years ago and I still watch out for left turning cagers but at 54 I'm still riding. I hope you work thru our own personal demons and if not riding is the best choice for you, so be it, but fear of getting hurt should only temper your ride not end it IMHO.
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Old 02-14-2011, 01:46 PM   #44879
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It really is easy to get hurt on something like the dr650.
It's in the wrist action.

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Old 02-14-2011, 01:50 PM   #44880
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Quick question: Can the stock DR rear rim and swing arm take a 140 tire?
Yep, no problem.
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