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Old 04-15-2012, 08:34 AM   #62926
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I like the Shinko 700's. The front cups very little when properly inflated. I run 24 psi most of the time. The rear wears faster than a 705, but it will last as long as a TKC. That's about 4K on the bike pictured above. I usually just replace the front around the second rear. On tours I run a 700/705 combo so I can make 6K on one tire set.

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Old 04-15-2012, 09:00 AM   #62927
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The PO of my DR did Renthal bars risers and lowered the foot pegs. He was about 6'2" or taller. TheDR is very comfy to stand on. So I suggest you do it all. Procycle has everything I believe. How is the suspension?
You know, I have o ly ridden my dr offload so I do not know anything better than what the stock suspension provides. At the time I am happy with it. I have read that tweaking it to suit my style is beneficial, but I have built my style around the stock suspension. Maybe sometime in the future, but for now I am staying stock.
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Old 04-15-2012, 10:25 AM   #62928
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I dont mind the stock shock. Forks were a .it harsh over haed hits but race tech cured that. I like my rides plush. Just take a dramimine and ride. Lol

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Old 04-15-2012, 10:51 AM   #62929
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Stock taillight rattled apart on me the other day... I had to zip tie it together for the ride home. DRZ250 tailight is now on order. I was hoping to use the stock one for at least a season but it didn't even last me one ride.

Next up on the list of mods will be a 35w hi/lo hid system, and while I am doing that I will be getting rid of the stock switches and replacing them with some nice Highway Dirtbike's units.

New tires are on the list...I got the bike with almost new Pirelli scorpions and they seem to do alright but something more aggressive would be very nice.
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Old 04-15-2012, 11:38 AM   #62930
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I'm sure this in in here somewhere...

Sorry for any repetition, but I didn't find any specific answers when I searched.

Just changed the clutch plates, ready to put the cover back on. My gasket came off clean and intact on the cover, and for some reason unknown to me I decided to replace it anyway since I have a new one in hand. My problem now is that it's practically welded on, requiring enough force with a blade to take small bits off that I'm concerned about damaging the cover. I'm a virgin, are there any tricks? Heat, chemical, black magic?

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Old 04-15-2012, 11:40 AM   #62931
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Sorry for any repetition, but I didn't find any specific answers when I searched.

Just changed the clutch plates, ready to put the cover back on. My gasket came off clean and intact on the cover, and for some reason unknown to me I decided to replace it anyway since I have a new one in hand. My problem now is that it's practically welded on, requiring enough force with a blade to take small bits off that I'm concerned about damaging the cover. I'm a virgin, are there any tricks? Heat, chemical, black magic?

TIA
The autoparts store has gasket remover that you apply. The gasket comes right off, no scraping.
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Old 04-15-2012, 11:49 AM   #62932
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Sorry for any repetition, but I didn't find any specific answers when I searched.

Just changed the clutch plates, ready to put the cover back on. My gasket came off clean and intact on the cover, and for some reason unknown to me I decided to replace it anyway since I have a new one in hand. My problem now is that it's practically welded on, requiring enough force with a blade to take small bits off that I'm concerned about damaging the cover. I'm a virgin, are there any tricks? Heat, chemical, black magic?

TIA
Gasket remover, scrape, gasket remover, scape...
Let the chemical do it's work though.
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Old 04-15-2012, 11:49 AM   #62933
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Stock taillight rattled apart on me the other day... I had to zip tie it together for the ride home. DRZ250 tailight is now on order. I was hoping to use the stock one for at least a season but it didn't even last me one ride.

Next up on the list of mods will be a 35w hi/lo hid system, and while I am doing that I will be getting rid of the stock switches and replacing them with some nice Highway Dirtbike's units.

New tires are on the list...I got the bike with almost new Pirelli scorpions and they seem to do alright but something more aggressive would be very nice.
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Old 04-15-2012, 12:03 PM   #62934
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Gasket remover, scrape, gasket remover, scape...
Let the chemical do it's work though.
+1 My gasket also stuck to the cover (breaking in several pieces) . I set it on the counter, applied gasket remover, scrape etc. I try not to use a steel scraper on alum, so it took a while. I'd scrape, apply remover, watch TV, repeat. Shortened my fingernails real nice though.
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Old 04-15-2012, 12:09 PM   #62935
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Wolfman Gen2 rack compatibility with Kientech GSXR exhaust hanger??

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Was in the neighborhood and stopped by the Wolfman store to see what's new. As it turns out, Eric and Berg have developed their 2nd gen DR650 panier mounts. Not sure if they are even on the website yet. They were just in the process of kitting them up and I couldn't wait.

Brought them home and the fit-up was perfect. The mounting is incredibly solid with the addition of a 3rd mounting point (per side). Lots of options are also available for moving the turn signals (required with hard cases), cross bar support (recommended for hard cases), foot-peg elimination spacers, and spacers for other top racks.

My pics show an ebay-special top rack with an adapter plate to attach a knock-off Givi case. Never mind my broken tail light; stock bracket busted on hard trails last weekend.

http://www.wolfmanluggage.com/





Does anyone know if the Wolfman Gen2 racks will work if you have the Kientech GSXR exhaust hanger installed? It looks like it mounts to the same hole in the frame that the hanger uses.

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Old 04-15-2012, 12:26 PM   #62936
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You know, I have o ly ridden my dr offload so I do not know anything better than what the stock suspension provides. At the time I am happy with it. I have read that tweaking it to suit my style is beneficial, but I have built my style around the stock suspension. Maybe sometime in the future, but for now I am staying stock.
that's funny cause I've been saying that to myself lately. I would like to try improved suspension, but for some of us its out of the financial boundaries. which sucks, but my advice, (though I don't know your weight) is if you ever get around to it, pull the shock out, clean it, and put in 15w shock fluid. This "increases" rebound a little. I weight 230, and I notice a difference. It's not all "ooh ahh" or spectacular, but it's an improvement.

Also, scew with the preload on the forks, it's easy to do, you don't even have to pull your forks off. just pop the caps off, and add or remove spacers. I added about .5 inch I think in thick washers.

Works good for me.

TIRES:
As for the tires, I'm running Shinko 705, they have about 3.5k miles on 'em, as others say, front looks good, rear is gettin' down there... so I might have to give the ol' 700's a try. Heck, they're a good performing cheap tire.
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Old 04-15-2012, 01:16 PM   #62937
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Also, scew with the preload on the forks, it's easy to do, you don't even have to pull your forks off. just pop the caps off, and add or remove spacers. I added about .5 inch I think in thick washers.

Works good for me.
I weigh 210 wearing my gear and I had no intention of spending the money necessary for suspension upgrades. So I put 1/2" spacers under my fork caps, too stiff. Dropped down to 1/4", too soft; but both made a big improvement in my brake dive (which is what I was trying to improve). 3/8" would have been perfect for my weight. Pick your weight, add some preload to the forks and ride.

If you like to tinker, there's also air preload:

http://www.thumpertalk.com/topic/935..._fromsearch__1

I had 1/4" plexi, so it's what I used.



But I had already done the Cogent shock group buy a year earlier, so I decided to splurge and do fork springs and emulators.
Hoooolllllllyyyyyyyy sheeeeeeet.
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Old 04-15-2012, 01:26 PM   #62938
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Throttle tube..

Cut as much away as you can,soft wire wheel being careful.
5 minutes maybe and looking like new.

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Old 04-15-2012, 01:32 PM   #62939
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Picked up an '07 650 a couple weeks ago since my brother was going to start riding the DR200 to get his feet wet...it's been fantastic! Put about 90 miles on her today going over to the state forest for a ride with no problems at all!

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Old 04-15-2012, 01:33 PM   #62940
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Well since I just picked up a used 2000 DR650 I thought that I would take a few minutes and throw on some new grips! I went to slice them off like all the other bikes I have ever done and was a bit surprised to find out that the thorttle grip is formed on to the tube. This is all that I could find from the past that was posted on this subject:

"My stock throttle grip was hell to remove, vulcanized (I think that's the term) to the throttle tube. Are you sure you were dealing with the factory grips? Don't mean to dispute, just wondering.

Sarah

So live and learn can I get some ideas from someone on how you handled this or any tricks you did to reuse the one that is on there? HELP! Thanks.
Yea it's a B I T C H! Must be at least 50 posts on the topic. That's why you need to read the WHOLE THREAD! Or at least the Index topics.

I used a Disc grinder to shave off the old rubber. The smart guys just replace the whole throttle tube.
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