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Old 10-06-2011, 07:56 PM   #55171
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Is there any good write ups on DRZ400sm forks swaps out there??

I've been looking and can't much info.

Anyone know if the stems are the same, do they just bolt right up like the RM forks?? Any clearance issues with the forks and stock factory tank??
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Old 10-06-2011, 08:03 PM   #55172
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Trailtech recomends running there light on the high beem setting, so I put on 2 smaller lights to run on the low beem setting.......is there any problems with this?
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Old 10-06-2011, 08:11 PM   #55173
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My 2-cents.
Never been South of Mexico, but it seems to me that food and lodging is cheap enough there to forget camping. Hell, if I'm going down there I want a cold cerveza and some company!
This is true ... and I concur. Lodging is generally cheap ... but some folks just like camping out. You can find Cerveza and company all along the Gringo Trail; from Mexico to Argentina there are Gringo Ghettos ... and even Motoquero (motorcycle travelers) Ghettos in nearly every country. Places where foreigners hang out and party.

But some folks do their own thing and like to stay out in the countryside and away from "Gringos". I did a mix of both ... and most do the same. In every Gringo Ghetto you'll find lots of College students and Euro trash drifting down for a short vacation. This is fun ... for a while. But gets tiresome at times.

But the major flaw in your theory is that in very remote areas ... like the Andes of Northern Peru or parts of Bolivia ... there are places with hardly any towns and even fewer Hostels of any kind. Your best bet is asking around, find someone who will take in a boarder.

With good planning and no unplanned break downs you can avoid most of this ... but the remote areas truly are remote. Someone suggested taking a Bivi bag and super light down sleeping bag. Not a bad idea. I carried a Bivi bag.
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Old 10-06-2011, 08:53 PM   #55174
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Here is a couple of other shots of my delta romeo 650. Dont make fun of my dash it is not finished. Hope you like .
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Old 10-06-2011, 09:24 PM   #55175
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Can somebody please measure there sergent seat for me? I just need the width.. Thanks!!
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Old 10-06-2011, 09:35 PM   #55176
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Decision is made

I'm going to pick up my first Dual Sport tomorrow...a 2011 DR650! Kind of excited!
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Old 10-06-2011, 09:55 PM   #55177
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I'm going to pick up my first Dual Sport tomorrow...a 2011 DR650! Kind of excited!
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Old 10-06-2011, 10:01 PM   #55178
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Old 10-06-2011, 10:05 PM   #55179
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Old 10-06-2011, 10:11 PM   #55180
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fixing to dive into my 06 DR, been talking to Keintech, super nice folks; starting with the carb, airbox, and moving on back from there... never worked on a carb before, but going to man up and go for it... any advice on where else to get the most noticeable improvement, please feel free to let me know. I have always been a big fan of suspension upgrades in my cars, not really sure where to go on the DR.
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Old 10-06-2011, 10:28 PM   #55181
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Old 10-06-2011, 10:43 PM   #55182
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The carb jetting project is fairly easy. Just take your time. The performance improvement is dramatic although it will hurt your MPG. After the change i had to careful not to have the front come up on a quick take off! I had to fiddle a little with the fuel mixture screw a little to get the off idle right but other than that no problem.

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Old 10-07-2011, 12:50 AM   #55183
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Question Trusty steed let me down ...

Dear wise people,

I just rode to town on my bike which did not act up at all previously. When I wanted to come back the bike did not start. The light came up allright. I kicked up the stand, pulled the clutch, hit the button ... and nothing. Not a single click, sound, noise or anything. So I'm wondering, is there a dedicated fuse for the starter, and if, where is it located? Or do I have to chase down a broken wire? Any ideas/input is welcome, thanks in advance

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Old 10-07-2011, 12:58 AM   #55184
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When you get within a couple of days of San Jose Costa Rica PM me If you like. I have been living here for the past year and enjoy very much.

Ride safe and enjoy.

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After struggling with the issue of bringing camping gear I have decided to leave it in Des Moines with the option of either having it shipped when I reach Colombia or simply buying what I need there.

There's just too much stuff and I really want to be in a position to enjoy some off-road riding and not be too burdened down.

I may very well regret this but I can envision being pissed off carrying all the stuff as far as South America and not using it. Then again I'll be equally pissed when opportunities present themselves and I don't have the gear.

So there you go. Thanks to everyone for the valuable input. If I could comfortably bring it I would but that's not turning out to be the case.

Cheers all. Hope to see some of you on the road to wherever.
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Old 10-07-2011, 01:01 AM   #55185
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Dear wise people,

I just rode to town on my bike which did not act up at all previously. When I wanted to come back the bike did not start. The light came up allright. I kicked up the stand, pulled the clutch, hit the button ... and nothing. Not a single click, sound, noise or anything. So I'm wondering, is there a dedicated fuse for the starter, and if, where is it located? Or do I have to chase down a broken wire? Any ideas/input is welcome, thanks in advance

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