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Old 04-10-2012, 06:29 PM   #62701
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Sounds good. I think I am going with the 17 / 4.25 rear and 19 / 2.50 up front. But I love the front of your bike as it looks real stable. I am tired of getting caught in 2 - 4" cracks that are in the freeways at times as my bikes current OEM 21 front likes to follow those cracks. I call them Satans autopilot cracks.
SM or adventure front set up looks real appealing with either a 17 or 19 up front.
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Boulder: I relate to those Satan cracks. Those demons exist as friggin inline road splits elsewhere and have soiled me enough times. Those guys who haven't almost scraped an elbow from those haven't a reason in the world for a wide 19" or 17". That's ok. A guy should set-up for where they spend 98% of their time, s'pose. OR for what rep's their greatest terror.
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Old 04-10-2012, 06:37 PM   #62702
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Wow very nice!!

So you added the Ohlins spring?
No the new forks still need to go to the shop to have the Ohlins cartridges fitted and the rear shock serviced and re valved.
The TR5T has taken priority over the DR.

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The Eldorado is waiting for a going over also and the Hypermotard needs a new chain etc.
Poor old DR waits.
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Old 04-10-2012, 06:50 PM   #62703
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I purchased a Superbrace from Procycle and installed it per instructions. Measuring between the brace and the fender mounting bosses (fender removed) with the front supported off the ground there is 8 1/4 inches of clearance.With the fender installed it would be an inch or so less. My bike is not lowered. The front suspension travel is supposed to be 10.2 inches, so the brace is going to be hitting hard parts long before the fork gets to the end of travel. If you look closely at DirtySumo's picture (post 62853) you can see that there is nothing like 10+ inches of clearance. I have emailed both the maker and Procycle about the problem, but have not yet received a reply, when I do I will post it here.
Post it when you hear from them.
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Old 04-10-2012, 07:18 PM   #62704
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I was going to get one thinking "I will never use all the suspension anyway"...yeh right! I had a spare tube zip tied to my front fender (all the way around so the tie was under the fender too) and was riding down a nice dirt road and hit a washed out area about 2 ft deep- 3 ft wide! How I didn't crash is beyond me, but that spare tube went flying from the front tire taking out the zip ties! Made me wonder: would I have crashed with 2" less travel?

Like I tell my wife- Two more inches isn't important until you need it!

There you go then. . . " No more for Brace for You !" heh heh.. . ( I hope Seinfeld doesn't file ) .
Glad you didn't crash. I think the brace is more for people who are more concerned about street stability than off-road fork travel.. . . and even then for guys that have lots of front tire grip in turns. Unlike most DR's , I suppose mine is a bastard. Fits the owner, tho.
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Old 04-10-2012, 07:39 PM   #62705
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Oh crap.

Looks like I gotta read 4195 posts to catch up on the bike I just bought today...
4195 pages, 62915 posts.

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Edited again to say mine came in "Theft Deterrent Gray" color.


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I'll save the intake/exhaust mods for later...
After you read a few posts/pages, it will become apparent that intake/exhaust mods cause as much heartache as satisfaction; kinda like a redheaded any girl friend.

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Old 04-10-2012, 08:02 PM   #62706
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4195 pages, 62915 posts.



After you read a few posts/pages, it will become apparent that intake/exhaust mods cause as much heartache as satisfaction; kinda like a redheaded any girl friend.

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And to think my first edit was to change pages to posts...I guess I was right, but then I was wrong.

Then I went to pro cycle and got

Front Disk Fork guard
Case Armor
Skid Plate
Clean-up Backside Kit
Seat Concepts Foam & Cover kit

I think I should stop shopping soon or I'll be sleeping in a van down by the river...

I'm actually going to try my hardest not to mod the intake/exhaust to limit myself on performance. I ride with a pair of complete novice riders. As in one of them is getting his permit next month. (he rides well in the field...no road experience at all.) I don't want to find myself too far ahead of them, or make them feel they need to "keep up" and cause 'em to exceed their own capabilities. The cynic in me says, "yeah...that'll last a week." but I'm gonna give it an honest try.
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Old 04-10-2012, 08:04 PM   #62707
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Just read the last 100 pages...

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Oh crap.

Looks like I gotta read 4195 posts to catch up on the bike I just bought today...

I guess I'll sleep next month...

Edited again to say mine came in "Theft Deterrent Gray" color

And yet another Edit to say I think my first mods will be the Pro Cycle Seat kit, bash plate, D606s, and suspension.(re-valve & re-spring for my fat arse)

I'll save the intake/exhaust mods for later...
JUST READ THE LAST 100 PAGES. EVERYTHING ON THIS THREAD GETS RECYCLED ABOUT EVERY 20 PAGES. WHAT TYPE OF OIL SHOULD I USE, WHAT TIRES SHOULD I BUY, HOW DO I ADJUST THE JETTING IN MY CARBURETOR, ETC? OVER AND OVER, AND....SO ON.

BUT, THERE IS SOME VERY GOOD INFORMATION HERE, SORTING THROUGH IS THE PROBLEM.

YOU WILL LOVE THE DR650!!

RIDE SAFE,

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Old 04-10-2012, 08:25 PM   #62708
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And to think my first edit was to change pages to posts...I guess I was right, but then I was wrong.

Then I went to pro cycle and got

Front Disk Fork guard
Case Armor
Skid Plate
Clean-up Backside Kit
Seat Concepts Foam & Cover kit

I think I should stop shopping soon or I'll be sleeping in a van down by the river...

I'm actually going to try my hardest not to mod the intake/exhaust to limit myself on performance. I ride with a pair of complete novice riders. As in one of them is getting his permit next month. (he rides well in the field...no road experience at all.) I don't want to find myself too far ahead of them, or make them feel they need to "keep up" and cause 'em to exceed their own capabilities. The cynic in me says, "yeah...that'll last a week." but I'm gonna give it an honest try.
On the case armor make sure you put the right amount of high-temp red RTV silicone on, this is a very important part of the armor shock. I still think I could of put it on a little thicker.

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Old 04-10-2012, 08:28 PM   #62709
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EVERYTHING ON THIS THREAD GETS RECYCLED ABOUT EVERY 20 PAGES. WHAT TYPE OF OIL SHOULD I USE, WHAT TIRES SHOULD I BUY, HOW DO I ADJUST THE JETTING IN MY CARBURETOR, ETC? OVER AND OVER, AND....SO ON.
So true...

And there's also 10 answers to every question from 10 different people...but, it's not necessarily a bad thing. Just a tad superfluous.
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Old 04-10-2012, 09:41 PM   #62710
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JUST READ THE LAST 100 PAGES. EVERYTHING ON THIS THREAD GETS RECYCLED ABOUT EVERY 20 PAGES. WHAT TYPE OF OIL SHOULD I USE, WHAT TIRES SHOULD I BUY, HOW DO I ADJUST THE JETTING IN MY CARBURETOR, ETC? OVER AND OVER, AND....SO ON.
Cynic.

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BUT, THERE IS SOME VERY GOOD INFORMATION HERE, SORTING THROUGH IS THE PROBLEM.
Ohhhhhh, lookie here: Krusty's DR650SE INDEX. The idea is to keep the daily drivel here, on the DR650 Thread. The INDEX is meant for answers, not questions: "The Good Stuff".

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...2&postcount=32

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Old 04-10-2012, 10:38 PM   #62711
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So I went for a ride Monday on some kinda gnarly, sometimes rocky, tight singletrack. No doubt I'm still new to this whole dirtbike thing, but wrestling my DR was a bear.

It didn't help that my battery died for unexplained reasons, and I had to push this 400lb-ish beast 1/2 mile up and down this gnarliness (~3 hrs pushin'). Bump starting was a no-go on at least a dozen tries.

So, do you guys even bother riding this stuff with the DR? I'm feeling like I need something in the 250-400cc range for this stuff... and a kick start. The DR just feels like it's too heavy, too big and not enough suspension travel (I bottomed out many times).

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Old 04-10-2012, 11:21 PM   #62712
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To big?

Hello.

Love my dr but kind of agree. Been riding forever and got the dr as better on freeway to get to off road places in SoCal.
Went to Anza Borrego Desert two weeks ago and went up a rocky road. My friend went up 4 sections on his xt225 and I fell 3 times going up and once going down. My fat ass on the lowered bike bottomed out many times. Huge dent in my Utah skid plate. Off road on technical stuff I should be riding something smaller and lighter but will try and get used to it as I really like it everywhere else.

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Old 04-10-2012, 11:38 PM   #62713
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So I went for a ride Monday on some kinda gnarly, sometimes rocky, tight singletrack. No doubt I'm still new to this whole dirtbike thing, but wrestling my DR was a bear.

It didn't help that my battery died for unexplained reasons, and I had to push this 400lb-ish beast 1/2 mile up and down this gnarliness (~3 hrs pushin'). Bump starting was a no-go on at least a dozen tries.

So, do you guys even bother riding this stuff with the DR? I'm feeling like I need something in the 250-400cc range for this stuff... and a kick start. The DR just feels like it's too heavy, too big and not enough suspension travel (I bottomed out many times).

:(

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Skid plate, appropriate tyres, lower gearing.

That said, I prefer my little TT350 for playing on now. Get stuck on a few steep hillsides and you'll be wishing for a magic button to start the bugger though.
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Old 04-10-2012, 11:45 PM   #62714
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So I went for a ride Monday on some kinda gnarly, sometimes rocky, tight singletrack. No doubt I'm still new to this whole dirtbike thing, but wrestling my DR was a bear.

It didn't help that my battery died for unexplained reasons, and I had to push this 400lb-ish beast 1/2 mile up and down this gnarliness (~3 hrs pushin'). Bump starting was a no-go on at least a dozen tries.

So, do you guys even bother riding this stuff with the DR? I'm feeling like I need something in the 250-400cc range for this stuff... and a kick start. The DR just feels like it's too heavy, too big and not enough suspension travel (I bottomed out many times).

:(

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Hello.

Love my dr but kind of agree. Been riding forever and got the dr as better on freeway to get to off road places in SoCal.
Went to Anza Borrego Desert two weeks ago and went up a rocky road. My friend went up 4 sections on his xt225 and I fell 3 times going up and once going down. My fat ass on the lowered bike bottomed out many times. Huge dent in my Utah skid plate. Off road on technical stuff I should be riding something smaller and lighter but will try and get used to it as I really like it everywhere else.

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Sounds like you guys are discovering why I decided to do a Supermoto conversion on my DR. The DR will always be a heavy dirt bike. The more technical the terrain the more it's shortcomings become apparent. In Supermoto form I ended up with a good handling, nimble, lightweight street bike. I only ride street these days but I did the dual sport (enduro) bike thing back in the early eighties. The more serious I got about riding off road on my XL 600R the less I liked it, but it was a blast on the street. I ended up getting real dirt bikes for off road work, they just plain work better. Even a smaller displacement dual sport will be more forgiving on the trail but... it will be less comfortable on the street. Compromise bikes are just that. IMO it's true what they say about off road bikes...it's more to ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow.

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Old 04-11-2012, 12:57 AM   #62715
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Horses for courses guys !!! i'm 5ft 9in and 12 stone piss wet through and have taken my DR 650 places a goat wouldn't go , but i'm a bit nuts
Did Morocco last year Tar , Sand , Dry river beds and steep boulder stroon gorges !!!! do have to admit i wish i was on my DR250 at times but thats no magic button
A smaller bike will nearly always do better than a lump in tech stuff but once you get the balance of the beast it's amazing where you can push it.

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