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Old 03-13-2012, 05:18 AM   #61276
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The US dollar is the worlds currency and I think that might be why everything is usually less expensive here. But Im guessing here.

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Old 03-13-2012, 05:24 AM   #61277
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The US dollar is the worlds currency and I think that might be why everything is usually less expensive here. But Im guessing here.

The US $ is worth little on the world market yet a Safari tank here in Australia where they are made costs US$692 (AU$650) + shipping

They simply drop the price to get sales in the US,profit by volume.

Pivot pegs are no different,made in Australia yet I saved some $60 buying them in the US including the postage.
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Old 03-13-2012, 05:27 AM   #61278
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Retail price on a 2012 DR 650 in Australia is US$8526.
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Old 03-13-2012, 05:27 AM   #61279
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The US $ is worth little on the world market yet a Safari tank here in Australia where they are made costs US$692 (AU$650) + shipping

They simply drop the price to get sales in the US,profit by volume.

Pivot pegs are no different,made in Australia yet I saved some $60 buying them in the US including the postage.
Correct. The Aus $ as actually worth more than the US $ at the moment. Hence the cc is getting a workout on US net shops.
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Old 03-13-2012, 05:35 AM   #61280
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What tires?

Time to order tires for an upcoming trip at the end of April. Not sure what to put on. I'll be riding just over 4K over the two week trip and will be doing a lot of pavement. Heading to the Smokies, Ozarks and the Delta region. I have been running a T63 on the rear and that does pretty good on the pavement. Thinking about Shinkos. Tight budget but since I'm heading to the Gap area I want something that corners decently on pavement. I'll be hitting dirt roads in the Smokies and Ozarks and where ever else I come across 'em, but I'd guess the majority of the miles will be paved.
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Old 03-13-2012, 05:37 AM   #61281
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If you aren't going to be hitting to much mud, shinko 705 is a great 80/20 tire, handles really nice on pavement. Maybe a little too street oriented for your trip though?
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Old 03-13-2012, 05:42 AM   #61282
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What have you been doing to them?
I brought the first one in Darwin (08) a blue one.
It cracked up and started to leak.
It was close to causing a fire.

The replacement (blue) lasted a few weeks and leaked at the rear mount,also on to the hot header pipe.
It has a obvious bodge at at the leak point.

The replacement (blue) had the same bodge but has held out (Darwin to Cape York,Darwin west,darwin to Sydney etc etc.

I got a clear version for a reasonable price so will use that.
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I payed AU$8500 on the road from NT Motorcycles in January 2008.
Strangely at that time (08) the NT retail of $7500 (+$1000 orc) was equal to around NZ$10000 but a DR there cost around NZ$8000.

AU$7300 is around US$7781 on the current exchange rate.

Apples and oranges,swings and roundabouts.
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Old 03-13-2012, 05:45 AM   #61283
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For the last few years I have been using a DOT rated Arai XD3
Cost at the time AU$470 to the door from the US.
It has no AS sticker so I am going to bite the bullet and buy another XD3 locally,cost here AU$699 or US$745.
There is a XD4 also but not sure if it is here yet.

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Old 03-13-2012, 05:54 AM   #61284
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I brought the first one in Darwin (08) a blue one.
It cracked up and started to leak.
It was close to causing a fire.

The replacement (blue) lasted a few weeks and leaked at the rear mount,also on to the hot header pipe.
It has a obvious bodge at at the leak point.

The replacement (blue) had the same bodge but has held out (Darwin to Cape York,Darwin west,darwin to Sydney etc etc.

I got a clear version for a reasonable price so will use that.
All this cracking up at a near enough $700 price tag isnt filling me with confidence.....
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Old 03-13-2012, 05:55 AM   #61285
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All this cracking up at a near enough $700 price tag isnt filling me with confidence.....
Don't buy blue.
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Old 03-13-2012, 06:03 AM   #61286
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All this cracking up at a near enough $700 price tag isnt filling me with confidence.....
I think it was somewhat of a isolated incidence(s) or I must have upset some one.
The current blue one has been fine and will probably sell it when I get the clear version. (still to be posted)
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Old 03-13-2012, 06:06 AM   #61287
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If you aren't going to be hitting to much mud, shinko 705 is a great 80/20 tire, handles really nice on pavement. Maybe a little too street oriented for your trip though?
Since I'm riding alone I doubt I'll be getting into technical riding, just dirt roads most likely. I'm thinking the 705 might be the way to go but I don't mind going a bit more aggressive with the tread. Everyone seems to like them from what I've read.

How about the Shinko 700's? They look a little more aggressive. Anyone been using them?
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Old 03-13-2012, 06:09 AM   #61288
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translucent (ugly as a robber's dog, but practical)???
Like a cap full of arseholes.

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Old 03-13-2012, 06:18 AM   #61289
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I keep reading about the slide lag associated with the CV carb on the DR. And I have of course experienced it, but on my DR it was very VERY slight when things were not quite right with the tuning, and then only on an abrupt wot from a low rpm. I am at aprox 4,500'asl.

I don't recall ever noticing it when stock or when just pulling the snorkel (and trust me, I notice these kinds of things). But when I opened the airbox a little more is when I started to experience an ever so slight hesitation.

I am currently at about half of a full open airbox, and after some trial and error tuning I now do not notice any hesitation at all. I can whack it open from any reasonable rpm (2500\3000rpm and higher) for this carb and it just starts to pull away. Obviously not like a pumper, but no annoying lag.

Maybe I am stating the obvious, but I think this problem is magnified by opening the airbox, and the window for tuning it out becomes smaller (if even possible) as the opening becomes larger. We almost never hear of it until the modifications begin.

Just my observations

Edit: I probably should note that some of my mods are outside the norm (like cutting a few coils off the slide spring, custom needle, etc). My tinkering is sometimes an illness.

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Old 03-13-2012, 06:42 AM   #61290
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Looks like the 705's run around $100 a set, damn, can't beat that price. The T63's around $130 a set. Since my trip is in the spring and likely to be wet I'm wondering if the T63's might be better for muddy dirt roads. I'm sure the 705's will be a whole lot smoother on pavement but what are they like on muddy roads? I've only had the DR for 7 months so don't have much experience with different dual sport tires. I might want to get off the road and onto a trail to find a stealth campsite a few times.
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