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Old 10-03-2011, 04:03 PM   #55051
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So you have 705's on your street wheel set up? I have 2 sets of wheels and I have the stock trailwings on the 2nd set I picked up, I have them almost wore out and looking for what I should replace them with for the street. I was originally looking at the pricey Avon Distanzias, but I'm hearing some really like the Shinko 705's and there price. Thanks
If I ever get a good weekend, I've got 705's on my DR, you could see how well they work on the local trails.

Mine sees about 95% street use, the other 5% being an occasional gravel road, which they do fine on. I would absolutely hate them in mud, I have noticed that the front likes to wash out on you in real slick stuff like wet grass and pine straw. (but what street oriented tire doesn't?)

What chicken strips?? Mine were gone shortly after I mounted them. I still need a good section of twisties to wear the nipples off though.
My nearly worn out boots are lacking in toe rubber also.

The 705s make great street tires. I can't vouch for them on the trails yet, but I'd imagine they would do well.
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Old 10-03-2011, 05:15 PM   #55052
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If I ever get a good weekend, I've got 705's on my DR, you could see how well they work on the local trails.

Mine sees about 95% street use, the other 5% being an occasional gravel road, which they do fine on. I would absolutely hate them in mud, I have noticed that the front likes to wash out on you in real slick stuff like wet grass and pine straw. (but what street oriented tire doesn't?)

What chicken strips?? Mine were gone shortly after I mounted them. I still need a good section of twisties to wear the nipples off though.
My nearly worn out boots are lacking in toe rubber also.

The 705s make great street tires. I can't vouch for them on the trails yet, but I'd imagine they would do well.
You missed a good ride saturday, I did 160 miles of fs roads paved roads connecting them. I rode from Turners Corner over to Helen and and back over to Suches. Let me know when you can ride, the weather was great!
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Old 10-03-2011, 05:45 PM   #55053
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You missed a good ride saturday, I did 160 miles of fs roads paved roads connecting them. I rode from Turners Corner over to Helen and and back over to Suches. Let me know when you can ride, the weather was great!
Lucky...I'm dying to get my DR out on some good trails! I'll definitely let you know if I get a free day one weekend.
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Old 10-03-2011, 08:45 PM   #55054
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Need helb with wobble

After installing new Kenda K270 tires I now have a wobbley rear tire/wheel combo. Yes the wheels were balanced. Cush drive and bearings seem great. spacers great..........until after 300 mile dual sport day this Saturday. took the wheel off before day 2 and everything looked great but the spacers on each end were chewed up a bit.

What did I do wrong?

What causes the rear tire to wobble? From a close distance my buddies said the wheel and hub looked straight but who knows?

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Old 10-03-2011, 09:45 PM   #55055
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The 705s make great street tires. I can't vouch for them on the trails yet, but I'd imagine they would do well.
I think you'll find they do better than you'd expect.
Air down to 20f 18r and go anywhere you want...
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Old 10-03-2011, 09:57 PM   #55056
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Old 10-03-2011, 10:35 PM   #55057
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Found a better pic of this cool DR does anybody know what rims those are?


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Old 10-04-2011, 01:11 AM   #55058
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95% sure they are cbr250rr wheels as on this site.

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Old 10-04-2011, 08:55 AM   #55059
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DJ Kit

I just installed a TM40 on my DR. I have my DJ kit to sell with extended fuel screw. I am offering it here before going to the FM. PM me for details if you are interested. It will go to the FM later today.
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Old 10-04-2011, 10:03 AM   #55060
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After installing new Kenda K270 tires I now have a wobbley rear tire/wheel combo. Yes the wheels were balanced. Cush drive and bearings seem great. spacers great..........until after 300 mile dual sport day this Saturday. took the wheel off before day 2 and everything looked great but the spacers on each end were chewed up a bit.

What did I do wrong?

What causes the rear tire to wobble? From a close distance my buddies said the wheel and hub looked straight but who knows?

Thanks!
Are you sure you got the spacer inside the wheel in? The long one that goes inside the wheel bearings.
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Old 10-04-2011, 10:52 AM   #55061
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....originally looking at the pricey Avon Distanzias, but I'm hearing some really like the Shinko 705's and there price...
i currently have a set of distanzias on my sumo wheels, DS compound on the rear. i found them as take-offs from a DRz and got them pretty cheap. so far i'm really impressed! they feel great on the road and i rode them about 70mi of dirt/rocks this weekend. work great in the dirt, not so great on the rocks but they got me where i wanted to go.

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Has anyone ran the 130/90-17 on their DR? Currently running the 120/90-17.
Thanks,
i ran the 130/80/17 Shinko for 5000mi and was pretty happy with it, they stick well in the corners but mileage was short for my commuter. i just took off the front Shinko after 5600mi and it's hardly worn (pic/right).

i swapped to a Kenda K761 (pic/left) rear and was not impressed, is squirmy when leaned over and the wear looks pretty bad after only 1500mi. but it was cheap and works well in the dirt.

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Old 10-04-2011, 12:38 PM   #55062
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I have the 705's on mine right now. I really like these tires. I spend most of my time on the road, but I like them off road as well. When aired down a bit they work just fine. Not a knobby, but way better than the stock tires for sure.

I have around 3000 miles on them right now and they still look great. My rear is the tubless/radial if that makes any difference in the rubber compound/mileage. I am not easy on the right hand either. Both the stockers and (of course) the 606's were ready to change at this point in the tires life. These just keep going and performing.

I don't see any reason to use another tire. When these wear, I will buy another set to put on there.

The price is right, the tire is perfect for my needs, they look good. What else do ya need?
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Old 10-04-2011, 12:57 PM   #55063
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Happy Trails SU side racks question

I am looking at some racks to carry panniers...still debating what kind of bags (hard or soft) looking at the Happy trails stuff. This is a pretty specific question about the Happy trail rack and a option they offer.... so sorry for any confusion. I will put the link below. First of course you can buy the SU racks but they also offer an option of a new tail plate. Here is what the web-site says:

Add Happy Trails Tail Plate System: Specific for the DR650, this is a stand-alone tail plate. Wing-plate style eliminates the need for an underlying tubular.

http://www.happy-trail.com/Suzuki-DR...cks-DR650.aspx

When you look at the picture you can see a cleaner look with their tail plate...my question is with this different mounting system is it stronger? Reworded: I can put the Su rack on with my current tail plate or replace and in the process take off the underlying tubulat bars...which one is stronger?

Welcome any insights on this brand in particular with the Givi hard bags.
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Old 10-04-2011, 08:28 PM   #55064
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emissions?

Ok I tried to do a search for this and I failed. Can someone point me to the location of the emissions sticker. It's on a 2009.
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Old 10-04-2011, 11:47 PM   #55065
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howdy gents, any thoughts if my sumo setup on my 2000 drz400E would fit on a dr650?



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