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Old 10-07-2011, 12:05 AM   #55186
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Check your kill switch?
Oh crap, I totally didn't think of that and now my bike is downtown .... It was too late and I was too tired. That would probably be it. Thanks. I'll grab a cab tomorrow and check it out. Darn!
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Old 10-07-2011, 12:06 AM   #55187
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Tell us more about the fairing please. Did you make it or where they can be purchased. Looks great !

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Hey guys seeing if my posting powers are what they are. If this works this a good shot of my front fairing.
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Old 10-07-2011, 01:32 AM   #55188
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Check your kill switch?
+1

I ate it in a sandtrap once. Bike did the exact same thing. I ended up pushing it......for miles. Out of desperation I started spitting on things because sand was lodged everywhere. Sure enough, there was a bit of sand in the kill switch not enabling it to fully release. Little more spit and a couple taps later, it fully released. Bike fired right up.
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Old 10-07-2011, 03:32 AM   #55189
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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 .
Chears
mott
Nice job with your DR.

Might be prudent to add case savers. These should help in case of a tip over. They install in 10 minutes with a heavy bed (cushion) of hi-temp silicone (clean and degrease with isopropyl alcohol first).

http://www.procycle.us/bikepages/dr650.html



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Old 10-07-2011, 04:07 AM   #55190
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IRC TR-1 Dual Sport Front?

Just when I decided on a D606 front tire to replace the IRC GP-1 I have now, I saw this tire:



IRC TR-1 Dual Sport Front

Anyone used this? I am looking for better off-road traction in sand and rocks than the GP-1, with tolerable road manners.
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Old 10-07-2011, 04:11 AM   #55191
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Front shot
looks great to me
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Old 10-07-2011, 05:04 AM   #55192
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Find a used DR350 rear wheel. All you will need is a DR650 brake rotor. That is what I use for my dirt set up. I paid $400 for a rear 18" with a new D606, and a 21" front with a new D606. Good luck.
Thanks. I think it would be difficult to find. DR is not the most popular motorcycle in Russia. :)
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Old 10-07-2011, 05:13 AM   #55193
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he'll need a sumo'd DR to make a proper comparison.



mine is not for sale however....

Where did you get your wheel/tire/brake setup? The cold, hard reality is that my DR spends 99.5% of it's time on pavement and after a few hairy moments of "understeer" with the skinny front Trailwing, I'm ready for some proper street rubber.
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Old 10-07-2011, 05:30 AM   #55194
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17 euros

I'm off to Morocco in a couple of weeks and still have the stock tank on !!!! less than 3 gallons , so i've been looking at plastic tanks but the price frightened the hell out of me
Here's what i did for €17......and that was for the 5lt jerry can, i had the stainless lying about in the garage



Ohhh i made my own screen aswell

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Old 10-07-2011, 05:53 AM   #55195
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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??
Looking at the parts fiche for the DR and the DRZ's it appears that the headstock bearings are all the same part number so chances of a bolt-up are pretty good.
If you google for "RT 30X52X16" (the bearing) it shows up for DR's DRZ's, RM's RMZ's, etc..
Here's a link to my RMZ fork install: http://hawkeye.ualr.edu/~ltjones/sho...rkinstall.html

Seems like I remember seeing a post here, maybe within the last couple of months, of someone who had put DRZ400[E|S] forks on a DR.

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Old 10-07-2011, 06:05 AM   #55196
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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 10-07-2011, 06:08 AM   #55197
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+1

I ate it in a sandtrap once. Bike did the exact same thing. I ended up pushing it......for miles. Out of desperation I started spitting on things because sand was lodged everywhere. Sure enough, there was a bit of sand in the kill switch not enabling it to fully release. Little more spit and a couple taps later, it fully released. Bike fired right up.
Welcome back. I always enjoyed your posts!
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Old 10-07-2011, 06:14 AM   #55198
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I'm going to pick up my first Dual Sport tomorrow...a 2011 DR650! Kind of excited!
I'll just say this about that..... PROCYCLE.
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Old 10-07-2011, 06:35 AM   #55199
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I know that the DR650 has an automatic cam chain tensioner (acct), but at what point do I need to think about doing something with it or the cam chain itself. Almost zero discussion here about this subject. Is it really a set it and forget it item?
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Old 10-07-2011, 06:42 AM   #55200
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I know that the DR650 has an automatic cam chain tensioner (acct), but at what point do I need to think about doing something with it or the cam chain itself. Almost zero discussion here about this subject. Is it really a set it and forget it item?
Its automatic,no need to fool with it other then the gasket around the base of it tends to leak eventually. The DRZ400 is the one that gets the manual cam chain tensioner more often then not.
DR650 cam chains dont wear out any quicker then any other bike.
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