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Old 09-28-2011, 08:22 PM   #54991
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I know this is retarded but what do you guys typically do in regards to reserve? Use it when you run out of gas? Isnt that dangerous? Or do you just flip it into reserve at a certain mile mark?
I've never had a bike that didn't transition well from ON to RESERVE, so I typically ride ON until it sputters and then switch. I try to pull in within 15-20 miles.

When I fill, I reset the odo. I usually have a pretty good idea when it's going to start sputtering, but it can vary by 5-10 miles. It's a good idea to ride the slow lane when you're getting close.

If I know I'll need RESERVE soon, and I won't want to stop later, I fill up before sputtering. Ditto if fuel will be a long ways off (out west). I also carry an MSR fuel bottle on trips, just in case the first 3-4 stations I pull into are closed (It's happened).
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Old 09-28-2011, 08:46 PM   #54992
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Hitting reserve for me was like hitting the kill switch. I learned quick to keep an eye on the trip meter. Loosing power in traffic at 70 mph sucks!

I love my translucent fuel tank, always knowing the fuel level is a great feeling. I see the fuel, I know exactly how far I can go. I really like the Safari, I run all day and never look for gas, 400 miles per day is my average DS touring pace.

My overall average this year is 48.6 mpg. I ride mostly two lane roads with lots of stop signs and such. Speeds run around 60 to 70 mph. On trips I see 50 to 52 mpg at speeds under 65 mph. I love my Procycle TM-40. I really like the GSXR exhaust mod too. I'm glad I waited till I found a muffler. I have $280 in my exhaust and 4,000 miles later its a great farkle. The no hesitating pumper carb is probably the best farkle I've done after the Corbin saddle. The exhaust is the next best, should have done it years ago.
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Old 09-28-2011, 08:53 PM   #54993
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Hey Sagedrifter, when you planning on doing another ride up into N. Ga. & NC? I go up there quite a bit from Atlanta.
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Old 09-28-2011, 09:12 PM   #54994
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Hey Sagedrifter, when you planning on doing another ride up into N. Ga. & NC? I go up there quite a bit from Atlanta.
I've done lots of DS riding up in the Tellico area this year, did the BRP and a run through GA on forestry roads. About 5,000 miles of fun rides.

I'm going to drive the car up to western NC with the family in early Oct, I doubt I'll do any more long rides this year. I thought about riding the bike up with the family in the car but, I've ridden enough to satisfy my needs this year... I think.

I'll probably camp in Talladega NF one more time before hunting season is in full swing. Then I'll be using my spare time hunting...
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Old 09-28-2011, 09:20 PM   #54995
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I've done lots of DS riding up in the Tellico area this year, did the BRP and a run through GA on forestry roads. About 5,000 miles of fun rides.

I'm going to drive the car up to western NC with the family in early Oct, I doubt I'll do any more long rides this year. I thought about riding the bike up with the family in the car but, I've ridden enough to satisfy my needs this year... I think.

I'll probably camp in Talladega NF one more time before hunting season is in full swing. Then I'll be using my spare time hunting...
I was thinking about doing a ride on the BRP, at least from about Boone to back down to Cherokee, then make my way thru some other good roads back to Ga. How was the BRP on the DR and did you camp?
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Old 09-28-2011, 09:21 PM   #54996
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i have only recently gotten my dr650 on the road; i will be curious about the mileage. it has a 4g acerbis tank, and is set up w/k&n filter (no airbox at all), fcr carb, and exhaust w/fmf powerbomb hedder, kientech hi-flow midpipe and tsukigi titanium can for gsxr1000. it pulls real nice, right from idle. i waited a long time for a gsxr can, but gave up when i found one of these tsukigi titanium cans for $100 shipped. they're still awailable in titanium, but the prices seem a bit high now. one seller has 'em in aluminum for $149:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/200539491144


also re: the stock seat; i was miserable after a half hour; it boggles me that suzuki hasn't changed it in so many years, and from the comments, their gel seat isn't any better. i was fortunate to get a decent deal on a used corbin from a semi-local guy; it is so much better....

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Old 09-28-2011, 09:29 PM   #54997
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great pics, brake info, ADV8!



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Old 09-28-2011, 09:30 PM   #54998
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I was thinking about doing a ride on the BRP, at least from about Boone to back down to Cherokee, then make my way thru some other good roads back to Ga. How was the BRP on the DR and did you camp?
On my last trip I camped near Joyce Kilmer in the no fee primitive area, camped at Crab Tree Meadows in NC and then in GA, can't remember the place in GA though. It was not primitive, they had water and rest rooms. I usually stay at a primitive site in the Coopers Creek area but I tried something different. The place I stayed was west of Dalonega on 60 at a Forestry CG.

I like the BRP from Cherokee to Mt Mitchel. I try and do that run at least twice a year. I go through Rome and over Ft. Mountain up 68 into Tellico and then across the Cherohala and on to the BRP. I usually come back through Highlands into GA and back across Warwoman, 348 and 60 to Ft. Mountain etc.. My favorite pavement loop.

I spent years living in Alpharetta, GA so I've been around the North GA area. My favorite is probably Cruso at the Blue Ridge Motorcycle CG or a primitive commando style site where ever I feel like.

I'm a sucker for nice CG's with showers sometimes. Cheoh point near Robbinsville has hot showers.
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Old 09-28-2011, 10:03 PM   #54999
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Renazco did my seat. HUUUUUGE difference. I had him make the actual seat the entire width of the pan (which added another ~2-3" of seat width) and with 1 tier up stiffer foam than normal. 4-500 mile days are much more manageable as my ass no longer hangs off the sides. Custom stitching was a perk as well
And how are things coming for the upcoming ride? Im looking at a 1250 Suzuki Bandit as the Triumph is dead again.
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Old 09-29-2011, 04:29 AM   #55000
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I should have added putting a little never seize on the pin thread and plug to avoid it getting stuck as can happen.

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great pics, brake info, ADV8!



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Old 09-29-2011, 06:57 AM   #55001
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Im going to put a 8" light on and there's a couple out there, Baja Designs and Trail Tech that make them. Anybody bought from either one?
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Old 09-29-2011, 01:16 PM   #55002
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good catch. got any pics of it mounted?

with the gsxr can supply getting thinner and thinner Jesse should start looking for something like this pipe so he still can sell his product. without a pipe supply his mid-pipe and bracket are useless.
this way he could sell a whole package.

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i have only recently gotten my dr650 on the road; i will be curious about the mileage. it has a 4g acerbis tank, and is set up w/k&n filter (no airbox at all), fcr carb, and exhaust w/fmf powerbomb hedder, kientech hi-flow midpipe and tsukigi titanium can for gsxr1000. it pulls real nice, right from idle. i waited a long time for a gsxr can, but gave up when i found one of these tsukigi titanium cans for $100 shipped. they're still awailable in titanium, but the prices seem a bit high now. one seller has 'em in aluminum for $149:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/200539491144


also re: the stock seat; i was miserable after a half hour; it boggles me that suzuki hasn't changed it in so many years, and from the comments, their gel seat isn't any better. i was fortunate to get a decent deal on a used corbin from a semi-local guy; it is so much better....

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Old 09-29-2011, 01:33 PM   #55003
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i replace mine with this style brake pin:
http://www.mooseracing.com/catalog.j..._group_id=7295
the head sticks out so you just use a 8mm socket on it.
it's on my front and rear brake calipers and makes changing pads a snap.

wierd things is it's gone from the market place???
i think i bought mine at rocky mtn atv and it was either moose or tusk brand but i can't find it there nor does procycle have anything?

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I should have added putting a little never seize on the pin thread and plug to avoid it getting stuck as can happen.
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Old 09-29-2011, 01:36 PM   #55004
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Procycle foot peg lowering bracket:
http://www.procycle.us/bikepages/dr650.html#controls
for those who have this, does it lower straight down or down and back?
it looks to be straight down but Procycle's webpage does not say nor has Jeff answered my PM.
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Old 09-29-2011, 03:35 PM   #55005
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good catch. got any pics of it mounted?

with the gsxr can supply getting thinner and thinner Jesse should start looking for something like this pipe so he still can sell his product. without a pipe supply his mid-pipe and bracket are useless.
this way he could sell a whole package.
here's a coupla pics:





everything was plug-n-play. but, i must say, it took a while to get everything installed w/o rubbing on the frame &/or shock spring - that mid-pipe & hedder are fat! note the bolt centered in this pic; it's what attaches the mid-pipe to the frame:

i had to trim the fat rubber grommet inside the frame there, and then use a fat fender-washer underneath the bolt, so as to pull the midpipe closer to the frame so it would clear the shock spring. (anyone else have this problem, when installing the kientech midpipe?) clearance between the midpipe and the frame is ~1/16"; there's ~1/4" clear between the midpipe and the shock spring...

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