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Old 02-13-2011, 08:04 PM   #44866
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I hope the buyer realizes what a smokin' deal he got!
You're gonna miss it
I was out with my friend Andy today and he asked me if I was still looking for a XR650 L because he saw one for the same price I paid for my new to me DR 650. I told him I wasn't interested I've got the bike I've all ways wanted or rather will have when I'm done with it.
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Old 02-13-2011, 08:26 PM   #44867
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A sad day. Surely the buyer knows he got a wicked deal.

What's the new bike?

Gettin' old sure does suck. I find it takes a lot longer to recover from stuff that shouldn't have hurt in the first place. And this arthritis shit is the worst. When I can't ride any more, I'll just have the missus put me out of my misery.




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I sold my DR today.
$1600.00, a little money for a lot of fun!
I told the guy to hang out here, and about procycle and seat concepts...

I sure wish I had gotten a dr when I was younger and not as fragile, it sure was a blast!
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Old 02-13-2011, 08:41 PM   #44868
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Question Video Camera's

I brought a cheapo helmet camera and thought it would be a good idea to hard mount it on the DR. Put it on the front reflector bracket and went for a 30 minute drive. Came back put the SD card in the computer but it had only recorded for about 90 seconds. DAMM. So reattached and tried again. This time it recorded for about 3 minutes and then shut down. On top of that when I once again put the SD card back into the camera for another go it wouldn't switch on!!! Any way the seller is replacing it for me but has anyone had any experience with mounting them on their bike? I suspect the vibration might be a bit to much for it and that I need to helmet mount it.
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Old 02-13-2011, 09:52 PM   #44869
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NJ-Brett, Just because you sold your DR, I hold that doesn't mean that we have heard the last of your sorry ass.
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Old 02-13-2011, 11:41 PM   #44870
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I sold my DR today.
$1600.00, a little money for a lot of fun!
I told the guy to hang out here, and about procycle and seat concepts...

I sure wish I had gotten a dr when I was younger and not as fragile, it sure was a blast!
Bah humbug...Never too old for a DR !
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Old 02-14-2011, 05:44 AM   #44871
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I will hang around, as you meet the nicest people on a dr!

I await the arrival of my new TU250.
I should stay out of trouble on that bike!

I think it would have worked out better if I had got the dr350 I was looking for when I found the 650. My riding is local, and was mostly dirt, so the 650 was a bit more then was good for me at my age, but it sure was fun to have all that power at every rpm.

The helicopter ride was sort of fun also....





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Old 02-14-2011, 06:02 AM   #44872
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The helicopter ride was sort of fun also....
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Old 02-14-2011, 06:51 AM   #44873
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Gettin' old sure does suck.
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, 08:19 AM   #44874
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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   #44875
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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   #44876
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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   #44877
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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   #44878
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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   #44879
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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   #44880
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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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