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Old 10-01-2011, 01:37 PM   #55036
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Mounted my new Shinko 705's today!


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Old 10-01-2011, 03:22 PM   #55037
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Mounted my new Shinko 705's today!


I'd love to have a yellow one, my favorite color combo.
Let us know how you like the new tires.
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Old 10-01-2011, 04:22 PM   #55038
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Tube or Tubeless?

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Mounted my new Shinko 705's today!

I am going to put mine on in December did you go tubeless or tube?
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Old 10-02-2011, 10:06 AM   #55039
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To Do List - Call marine supply houses nearby to source an appropriate block, buy different gauges of wire, heat shrink, soldering gun and some connectors. I've already got some dielectric grease that I've been using on OEM connections. Wish me luck.
In hooking up my heated grip switch and other exposed connections I've used a specialist electronics insulating sealer by GC electronics. This stuff is a toxic goo of MEK,
Toluene Resin goo and God knows what else ... must be good right? You paint it on and it dries as a kind of rubberized coating ... so maybe like Shrink tube in a bottle? Very expensive at $9 usd at my local high end electronics store, like the kind around long before Radio Shack. So far, no short outs but I don't do that much rain riding ... and no under water submerging yet but lots of water crossings of one to two feet. Seems to adhere well and is strong.
Here is a pic of the Goo ... no idea where to find it other than Electronics Plus of
San Rafael, Ca.

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Old 10-02-2011, 10:14 AM   #55040
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I really like to have my GPS powered directly (well, with a fuse in-line) from the battery. It makes it much nicer not to have to leave the bike running when stopped to check on directions or progress. The current draw is very low, not much chance of it killing the battery unless you leave it running for a couple of days without starting the bike. While everything "marine grade" costs more, I am rather fond of using Ancor brand wire and terminals on my bike mods. The wire uses more small diameter strands which are individually tinned so it flexes better while resisting vibration cracking and corrosion. When possible I use their adhesive lined heat shrink terminals for the same reasons. I think that I have been using their stuff for almost 20 years without ever having to "redo" a connection other than to accomodate other changes.
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If you look around under your seat and up around the battery area you can find a few extra connectors. Most are "Switched" type, but at least one is NON-Switched .... which means it's "Hot" all the time. This for me would be better than running direct to battery. Look around and bring your VOM meter, find out what these "unknown" connecters do.

If you use a Non-switched plug be sure you turn off your GPS when you park for the night.
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Old 10-02-2011, 10:19 AM   #55041
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I'd love to have a yellow one, my favorite color combo.
Let us know how you like the new tires.
The turn-in "flop" was AMAZING on the brief little shakedown run yesterday....so far so good, I am thinking about ordering another set while they are on sale cheap.

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I am going to put mine on in December did you go tubeless or tube?
Tires are tubeless but tubeless isn't much of an option with spoke rims.
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Old 10-02-2011, 01:25 PM   #55042
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Distanzia makes another 1000 miles ... nice ride!

Did a 1000 mile, four day ride along the central California coast and mountains. Mixed ride, weird mix of bikes, mixed up riders ... not a dual sport ride but ended up on a few dirt road anyway. Funny how that goes.

My Distanzia rear tire was looking fairly worn when I left but I remembered the last one and how GOOD it wore towards the end of it's life. Here is a pic ... and it looked pretty much like this 1000 before. Not much more wear in it's final 1000 miles. I've got a break now so off it comes and New Anakee ($45 Craig's list special!) goes on next. Total miles on the Distanzia is a touch over 7,000. Not bad!

The DR did great as usual ... nothing too challenging in this group.
TIP: never take a virgin Ducati on dirt roads! Funny thing was, on the day I sat in this guys garage looking at his KLR ... I advised him it would be the "best tool for the job". He paid the price when he took a tumble going down a steep, silt covered rutted out slope. High Side! OUCH!



Beautiful camping in mountains above Big Sur ... and great roads in all directions.







Mission San Antonio is always a good stop




Some short cuts end up being No Go's.

Horse country around Parkfield ... Earth quake capital of the world. Great Horse ranches in this area. We camped at a famous Dude Ranch.

Twisty roads galore ... some of the best in the state.


Early Beer stop in Creston, near Pozo.

James Dean memorial site .... about a mile from crash site.

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Old 10-02-2011, 02:55 PM   #55043
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The turn-in "flop" was AMAZING on the brief little shakedown run yesterday....so far so good, I am thinking about ordering another set while they are on sale cheap.



Tires are tubeless but tubeless isn't much of an option with spoke rims.
I think some of the guys run tubes in the 705 tubless.
Bike looks good!
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Old 10-02-2011, 02:59 PM   #55044
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Mounted my new Shinko 705's today!

Show a better pic of those tires on the bike please, I'm considering putting those on for street tires, cause I have 2 sets of wheels. Thanks
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Old 10-02-2011, 03:23 PM   #55045
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Show a better pic of those tires on the bike please, I'm considering putting those on for street tires, cause I have 2 sets of wheels. Thanks
Will this help???
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Old 10-02-2011, 05:11 PM   #55046
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I have found the stock speedo is off to the low side.
2mph off low speed (25) and 4 to 6 high speed (50 to 80)
I hope I can get this map download shit down, I am thinking I should have paid the big bucks and got the Montana t with all the maps and topos.
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Old 10-02-2011, 05:19 PM   #55047
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do you guys ride around scared that your 3rd gear is going to grenade any second?


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Old 10-02-2011, 05:47 PM   #55048
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Old 10-02-2011, 05:50 PM   #55049
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Hi All.

I just bought two 2008 DR650's off of craigslist (sfbay area). They were owned by a father and son and have a few scratches on them. The fathers (so he told me) is the good one, with 98 miles on it and less scratches. The sons has 168 miles and a few dings and scratches.

Current plan is to sell the dad's, and keep the other one, I think. I have owned a couple of KLR and liked them. Looking forward to playing around with DR's. Maybe meeting up with some of the DR inmates here.

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Old 10-02-2011, 05:58 PM   #55050
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A couple of cherry picked DR's and the SF Bay area for your playground.

My take, if you liked the KLR's, you're gonna love the smoooth running DR's !


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