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Old 04-07-2012, 12:30 PM   #62536
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I was checking those out on your site.

What if they combined those pegs with the lower mount? Double whammy.

If you want I can try them out and report back
Thanks for the offer but there's really no need. I have the lowered Pivot Pegz combo on my own DR and would never go back to the stock peg setup.
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Old 04-07-2012, 01:01 PM   #62537
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Thanks for the offer but there's really no need. I have the lowered Pivot Pegz combo on my own DR and would never go back to the stock peg setup.
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I think I may give the lowered Pivot Pegz combo a try. next order sure it will be soon.
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Old 04-07-2012, 01:12 PM   #62538
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So finally got some decent boots, Tech 3 to stay drier on the rides.

Test run find I am having trouble shifting as now difficult to angle my foot underneath the shifter. I know they need breaking in but just the angle needed to shift up is pretty uncomfortable, even if they were worn in.

I tried angling the shifter so I can get my boot under easier but now find I can hit it back enough to shift up. So now as heading offroad tomorrow am putting shifter back in stock position and riding with old boots on.

Do the lowered pegs you see selling out there alieviate this problem?
First use of NEW, stiff off road boots are always a challenge, very weird feeling ... but hang in ... you will adapt to them. This is common and well known. Buying a bunch of stuff you don't really need is fine ... but a couple days riding on the bike using the new boots ... all will be fine.

Golng up one spline on the shift lever can help (it's what I do) but mostly you'll need to get used to the numb feel with the Dirt bike boots on your feet. They won't really break in all that much (plastic guards prevent this) but your brain will adapt over time and miles, re-learn muscle memory. Takes a day or two riding for most.

Good news regards new boots is they can save broken toes, ankle or foot and even Tibia ... but are very awkward at first.

BTW, if you want them to be waterproof ... use SNO-SEAL on the leather, bake in a very low oven (125F max) for 10 minutes. Do this every season. Dry feet.
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Old 04-07-2012, 01:41 PM   #62539
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^^^^^^ +1
This was a stiff pair of boots!! I loved them.

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Old 04-07-2012, 02:25 PM   #62540
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The KTM 500 EXC is $9899. Seems they don't want me to know how much the 690's are.
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Old 04-07-2012, 02:26 PM   #62541
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^^^^^^ +1
This was a stiff pair of boots!! I loved them.

Captain America boots!!!!!!!
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Old 04-07-2012, 02:34 PM   #62542
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First use of NEW, stiff off road boots are always a challenge, very weird feeling ... but hang in ... you will adapt to them. This is common and well known. Buying a bunch of stuff you don't really need is fine ... but a couple days riding on the bike using the new boots ... all will be fine.

Golng up one spline on the shift lever can help (it's what I do) but mostly you'll need to get used to the numb feel with the Dirt bike boots on your feet. They won't really break in all that much (plastic guards prevent this) but your brain will adapt over time and miles, re-learn muscle memory. Takes a day or two riding for most.

Good news regards new boots is they can save broken toes, ankle or foot and even Tibia ... but are very awkward at first.

BTW, if you want them to be waterproof ... use SNO-SEAL on the leather, bake in a very low oven (125F max) for 10 minutes. Do this every season. Dry feet.
Thanks for the advice. Find I really have to hyperextend to get under the shift lever.
Did the spline move and will stick to road for a bit with new boots. As for now riding in the old and coming back with wet feet tomorrow.
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Old 04-07-2012, 02:37 PM   #62543
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Thanks for the advice. Find I really have to hyperextend to get under the shift lever.
Did the spline move and will stick to road for a bit with new boots. As for now riding in the old and coming back with wet feet tomorrow.
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Old 04-07-2012, 02:44 PM   #62544
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what is the best year of Dr650se to look for?

Hello,
After reading threads on ADV. Rider for over a month now, I'm convinced that there will be a new or used Dr650se sitting in my driveway this spring. Is there any year or years that seem better than others to buy? I see the base gasket had some issue for a few years, any thing else? looking at the DR Thread, the bikes look unchanged for many years. I like that, why change things when something works? My friends want me to buy a KLR, but I like the simplicity of my old XT 500 Yammy and looks to me that the Dr650se is the one to buy for my riding.

If I buy a new 2012 model, What kind of deals are you guys getting? The MSRP is $5999.00 it looks to me. I live by Spokane, WA. is it worth the drive to say Seattle or Portland? I would pay the extra for the 5 year extended warranty. Do admit to, Not finding any used bikes here, unless I go for a KLR. Thanks for any info. VM.
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Old 04-07-2012, 02:49 PM   #62545
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Old 04-07-2012, 02:57 PM   #62546
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Lowered pegs might help a little but the one thing that will make the biggest difference in this case is a set of Pivot Pegz.
Or both.




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Old 04-07-2012, 03:06 PM   #62547
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Hello,
After reading threads on ADV. Rider for over a month now, I'm convinced that there will be a new or used Dr650se sitting in my driveway this spring. ...

If I buy a new 2012 model, What kind of deals are you guys getting? The MSRP is $5999.00 it looks to me. I live by Spokane, WA. is it worth the drive to say Seattle or Portland? I would pay the extra for the 5 year extended warranty. Do admit to, Not finding any used bikes here, unless I go for a KLR. Thanks for any info. VM.
Try searchtempest.com with a 350 mile radius, which will include Seattle and Portland. This isn't the best time of year to find a great deal, but you can still do much better buying used rather than new. E.g.,

http://seattle.craigslist.org/skc/mcy/2944883430.html
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Old 04-07-2012, 03:36 PM   #62548
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Hello,
After reading threads on ADV. Rider for over a month now, I'm convinced that there will be a new or used Dr650se sitting in my driveway this spring. Is there any year or years that seem better than others to buy? I see the base gasket had some issue for a few years, any thing else? looking at the DR Thread, the bikes look unchanged for many years. I like that, why change things when something works? My friends want me to buy a KLR, but I like the simplicity of my old XT 500 Yammy and looks to me that the Dr650se is the one to buy for my riding.

If I buy a new 2012 model, What kind of deals are you guys getting? The MSRP is $5999.00 it looks to me. I live by Spokane, WA. is it worth the drive to say Seattle or Portland? I would pay the extra for the 5 year extended warranty. Do admit to, Not finding any used bikes here, unless I go for a KLR. Thanks for any info. VM.
2003 and up are good, if you look at a 2003, make sure it has the metal base gasket, look around the base of the jug and you will find a metal tang sticking out.
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Old 04-07-2012, 03:48 PM   #62549
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They'll set you back about $400, but I've read good things about the HT SL racks and Mojave bags for a neat, no-fuss set up:

http://www.happy-trail.com/Mojave-So...Bags-Pair.aspx

More here:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=758746

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Old 04-07-2012, 03:53 PM   #62550
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New seat

I sent my seat off to seat concepts, can't wait to get it back. I've got a 500 mile DS ride on 5/5 -5/6, that should be a good test.
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