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Old 02-17-2012, 08:11 AM   #60166
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A local dealer has a nice 2009 black DR650 for sale. Its got 4400 miles. He is asking $3999. Whats a good price?
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8 months ago I paid $3,200 for my 2009 black with 800 original miles. Perfect condition. Super-trap exhaust can, K&N filter. He originally was asking for $3,500.00, Due to my ugliness he felt sorry for me so he dropped off 300 dollars...

I would say fair price bone stock with that mileage you spoke of a good deal would be $3,000.00. I would not pay more then 3,500.00 for that bike.

P.S. I didn't buy from a friend or anyone I knew. It was listed fro $3,500.00 in the local paper. Others for sale at the time i was looking ranged from $2,800.00 to $3,800.00 years and mileage varied from 2006-2009.

hope this helps. Dealer is asking 1300 less then a brand new one. I would buy brand new 2011 for $5,300.00 rather then paying 4k for 4400 miles. Yes I have been given deal quotes from dealers for a 2011 non used for $5,300.00. brand 2012 new ones are 5,999.00 msrp but i bet you can get them for 5,500.00

Dealer trick to put a used bike up against the new ones with a high sale value as it looks like your getting a great deal.

But honestly would not pay more then $3,500.00 for it. Crap my bike is fully adventurized fully set up & has $2,900.00 in farkles + I would throw in the original parts with 3500 miles on her now in pristine condition and i would be lucky to get 4500.00 for her and realistic I would get 4000 to 4200 with added farkles and original parts. Without farkles $3,000 to 3,500 I would ask for her.

The way it is set up now I believe a great deal for mine would be $3700.00. And I wouldn't sell her for less then 4k unless some babe shows up and really bats her eyes at me then maybe the $3,700.00 would work.

Hope this helps.

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Old 02-17-2012, 09:05 AM   #60167
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if i were gonna spend that much, i'd get a tsukigi...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/350492363597

http://www.ebay.com/itm/290574579577

http://www.ebay.com/itm/200539491144

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Old 02-17-2012, 09:05 AM   #60168
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I am planning to upgrade to braided stainless brake line on the front this year. Is it worth the cost to upgrade the rear as well?

How often should you replace your brake lines in general (assuming stock lines)?

Is an 8oz bottle enough brake fluid to switch out both front and back brakes?
I just did my bled my brakes and an 8 oz. bottle was enough to do both my front and back and my buddies front and back with still fluid to spare. It really does not take that much fluid.

I also have SS lines front and back and I like having them, but like others have said, the rear does not make as much of a difference. Having said that, it is just nice not having the rubber to weaken over time.
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Old 02-17-2012, 09:24 AM   #60169
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Is an 8oz bottle enough brake fluid to switch out both front and back brakes?
Where I shop a car-size quart / 1 liter bottle of brake fluid costs same as a small one, so I always end up with lots left over that I am afraid to use next time since it is hygroscopic.
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Old 02-17-2012, 10:06 AM   #60170
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Yeah, I'm not a big fan of that bolt on clamp, I like the welded mount, to each his own
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Old 02-17-2012, 10:15 AM   #60171
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Heidenau K60 Scout

I currently have a 130/80-17 Heidenau K60 Scout on my DR and really like them, on road there great, off-road they get clogged with mud easily, but are able to clear. And with harder surface off-road they work well.

i wouldn't want to put a 140 on the DR 2,50" wide rim. But iff you have no other choice. Lasts really well.

I am going to a 4,25" rim with the same tires, but in 150 size.

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I don't know if I can buy Heidenaus in Santiago, Chile. I've heard there may be a dealer. My buddies tried both the 130 and 140 and found that the 140 lasted quite a bit longer than the 130. Something about the center strip.

I've read a few other people put a 140 on, so I might give it a try. If I can find a 140...
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Old 02-17-2012, 10:19 AM   #60172
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Where I shop a car-size quart / 1 liter bottle of brake fluid costs same as a small one, so I always end up with lots left over that I am afraid to use next time since it is hygroscopic.
I've used open bottles of brake fluid and sometimes I got away with it. The large bottles seem to collect moisture faster. I used some in the DR650 once that had been open for more than a month. In 300 miles my front brake almost went dry, had to stop and get some cheap fluid. The cheap crap is working fine though.

I don't bother with open bottles anymore, not worth the surprise.
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Old 02-17-2012, 10:47 AM   #60173
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Yeah, I'm not a big fan of that bolt on clamp, I like the welded mount, to each his own
ya, to each his own. i much prefer the bolt-on clamp, which awoids the necessity of having to cut and re-weld the bracket.


i'd be willing to worry about the bracket, if i found a stock gsxr can for the normal $50-$100 going rate...

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Old 02-17-2012, 11:53 AM   #60174
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ya, to each his own. i much prefer the bolt-on clamp, which awoids the necessity of having to cut and re-weld the bracket.


i'd be willing to worry about the bracket, if i found a stock gsxr can for the normal $50-$100 going rate...

ymmv,

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The kit Jesse sells has a mounting bracket, so no cut and reweld.

Do those TSUKIGI Titanium mufflers need repacking? Also looks like they would be louder with the straight through design.
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Old 02-17-2012, 12:49 PM   #60175
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The kit Jesse sells has a mounting bracket, so no cut and reweld.

Do those TSUKIGI Titanium mufflers need repacking? Also looks like they would be louder with the straight through design.
i got my hi-flow kientech kit for $180 w/o the bracket; otherwise it woulda been $220..

tsukigi mufflers, whether ti, al, or s/s, do not need repacking. and they are not at all loud...

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Old 02-17-2012, 01:22 PM   #60176
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i got my hi-flow kientech kit for $180 w/o the bracket; otherwise it woulda been $220..

tsukigi mufflers, whether ti, al, or s/s, do not need repacking. and they are not at all loud...

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TSUKIGI Titanium mufflers are straight through packed mufflers? I've seen some say they are packed with stainless. When did they change to a baffled muffler? Are you talking about the quite baffle you add to the straight through muffler so your hearing can survive? On Busa's those suckers are loud.

What is the db's on yours?

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Old 02-17-2012, 01:36 PM   #60177
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TSUKIGI Titanium mufflers are straight through packed mufflers? I've seen some say they are packed with stainless. When did they change to a baffled muffler?
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that's a perforated metal mat you see inside; not sure what packing material is behind it. i dunno the measured db's, i simply know it has a nice tone, and is not at all loud. barely louder than stock, if at all. my '78 ducati darmah w/conti's, and my '95 buell s2 w/factory race exhaust - those are loud!

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Old 02-17-2012, 01:45 PM   #60178
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that's a perforated metal mat you see inside; not sure what packing material is behind it.

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Yes, its the same old straight through muffler. Never repacked a TSUKIGI so, I don't know what's inside either. Its probably the same old stuff.

I've heard that TSUKIGI mufflers are as loud as D&D's. They are popular on Busa's and ZX-14's. I ran the loud stuff in the past, maybe TSUKIGI makes some thing thats durable. The OEM GSXR set up is still my choice for zero repacking. Its plenty loud.
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Old 02-17-2012, 02:43 PM   #60179
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Yes, its the same old straight through muffler. Never repacked a TSUKIGI so, I don't know what's inside either. Its probably the same old stuff.

I've heard that TSUKIGI mufflers are as loud as D&D's. They are popular on Busa's and ZX-14's. I ran the loud stuff in the past, maybe TSUKIGI makes some thing thats durable. The OEM GSXR set up is still my choice for zero repacking. Its plenty loud.
from research i did before i bought my tsukigi, no one else has repacked one, either. that's why i sprung for one, when i wasn't able to find a stock gsxr can quickly. i lucked out, and got an nos tsukigi ti can for $100 shipped. mebbe they're loud on gsxr's, busa's and zx-14's, but the tsukigi gsxr1000 can on a dr650 is not loud. and, however durable they are on the bigger bikes, i am sure they will be even more so on the dr650...

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Old 02-17-2012, 03:06 PM   #60180
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that's a perforated metal mat you see inside; not sure what packing material is behind it. i dunno the measured db's, i simply know it has a nice tone, and is not at all loud. barely louder than stock, if at all. my '78 ducati darmah w/conti's, and my '95 buell s2 w/factory race exhaust - those are loud!

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