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Old 05-16-2012, 03:17 PM   #64396
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You may want to look into lowering your footpegs down and back an inch each way. You can do this a few ways. 1) buy the lowered footpegs from Pro Cycle, no ground clearance loss, 2) chop and reweld your stock pegs, no clearance loss. 3) get lowering brackets http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=422338 that lower and move your pegs back an inch. With the brackets you lose a tiny bit of clearance with the ground due to them sticking below the frame. Once you do this, you will be able to adjust your shifter and brake levers to any height you wish and they will not interfere with anything. I also agree that you should compare your shifter to someones elses to see if yours been bent before.
Yeah, I may be stuck with the stock stuff for a little while. The interference is just ahead of the weld on the short perpendicular part. I'd have to take it off and move it up a notch to take a picture of how it hits, but it doesn't seem like that part is bent in, nor that the shifter even bend much so close to the weld to the clamp.

Thanks for the help, guys, I'll probably tackle taking a picture of it again next week once I try to move it up again.
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Old 05-16-2012, 03:26 PM   #64397
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Hey guys, long time lurker, new member. Long story short I'm about to pick up a 2012 dr650 and the lowest I can get them down is 300 off retail. This puts final cost after handling/tax at 6900. Is this a reasonable price? Reason I ask is because they say it is a very hot bike this year...thanks for any quick responses.
The DR650 is a HOT bike this year ... and has been the last couple years.
You may have to travel to get a deal. Look for left over '11 on Cycle Trader.

I'm guessing you're buying NEW to get 0% financing. You could pay HALF that $7000 if you bought used. Lots of nice used, low mileage DR's around in the $3500 to $4300 range. Some even have lots of extras. DR's don't really wear out. Anything under 10K miles is fine. Think about it. Re-sale is still not the greatest ... so a brand new bike will drop two grand in a year if you pay $7000.
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Old 05-16-2012, 03:33 PM   #64398
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Thanks for such a fast reply ADV8!



a-ha! So the chain cover needs taken off to do it. Sorry, I wrote 'case' - but it's actually the inner portion of the shifter - like right ahead of the shaft - that hits. But... I don't really want to take my chain cover off... at least I don't think I want to for commuting - but I will take it off for off-roading since I guess that's what you do.
Best way to bend your lever is to remove it and put it in a Vise. But I've done it on the side of the road after crashing.

Get something BIG ... like a Pipe that can go round the lever and go a few inches down on it. Bend S L O W L Y outward.

Next, remove front sprocket, cover 3 bolts. Remove 10mm bolt holding shift lever. Pull it OUT. Now work shift lever off. NOTE. Notice where it is NOW, before you pull it off. Probably go UP only one or two splines. Re-fit back on, replace bolt ... TIGHT. Replace plastic cover.

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Old 05-16-2012, 03:53 PM   #64399
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Hey guys, long time lurker, new member. Long story short I'm about to pick up a 2012 dr650 and the lowest I can get them down is 300 off retail. This puts final cost after handling/tax at 6900. Is this a reasonable price? Reason I ask is because they say it is a very hot bike this year...thanks for any quick responses.

MSRP on a 2012 DR650 is only $6000. I can't imagine $900 in taxes and fees.

Just to give you an idea: When I bought my new 2009 in 2010 the MSRP was only $5600. I got it for $5000 plus $300 in taxes and fees for a total of $5300.

Edit: just searched for the west coast. Simi Valley Cycles has the 2012 DR listed at MSRP $5999 and a 2011 DR for $5300 (and in white!). I would tell them to shove it at $6900!

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Old 05-16-2012, 03:57 PM   #64400
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Hey guys, long time lurker, new member. Long story short I'm about to pick up a 2012 dr650 and the lowest I can get them down is 300 off retail. This puts final cost after handling/tax at 6900. Is this a reasonable price? Reason I ask is because they say it is a very hot bike this year...thanks for any quick responses.
Since it is a 2012 and the unpopular Gray color maybe you can use that as leverage. Mine is the white one which is the most popular color so they were pretty damn firm. But I got em down a bit.
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Old 05-16-2012, 04:07 PM   #64401
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Since it is a 2012 and the unpopular Gray color maybe you can use that as leverage. Mine is the white one which is the most popular color so they were pretty damn firm. But I got em down a bit.
It's not 'unpopular' it's 'theft deterant' from what I read on this forum. I actually like it but I'm weird. Yes white is the best.... Rich
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Old 05-16-2012, 04:08 PM   #64402
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It's not 'unpopular' it's 'theft deterant' from what I read on this forum. I actually like it but I'm weird. Yes white is the best.... Rich
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Old 05-16-2012, 04:14 PM   #64403
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Hey guys, long time lurker, new member. Long story short I'm about to pick up a 2012 dr650 and the lowest I can get them down is 300 off retail. This puts final cost after handling/tax at 6900. Is this a reasonable price? Reason I ask is because they say it is a very hot bike this year...thanks for any quick responses.
I just bought a 2011 for $5800 out the door in southern Alabama. The dealer there acted like that bike was not a hot seller. He said he had to call his other shop across the bay, have it trucked over and his shop would "uncrate it". I bought it sight unseen and so far I'm very happy with it. I think I've paid the light bill at Procycle for the next year already considering the number of farkles I've ordered. Just curious to know if there are any changes on the 2012 models?
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Old 05-16-2012, 04:21 PM   #64404
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Hey guys, long time lurker, new member. Long story short I'm about to pick up a 2012 dr650 and the lowest I can get them down is 300 off retail. This puts final cost after handling/tax at 6900. Is this a reasonable price? Reason I ask is because they say it is a very hot bike this year...thanks for any quick responses.
I bought a 2012 OTD for $6587.87 in Memphis in April 2012.
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Old 05-16-2012, 04:25 PM   #64405
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Old 05-16-2012, 04:49 PM   #64406
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I just bought a 2011 for $5800 out the door in southern Alabama. The dealer there acted like that bike was not a hot seller. He said he had to call his other shop across the bay, have it trucked over and his shop would "uncrate it". I bought it sight unseen and so far I'm very happy with it. I think I've paid the light bill at Procycle for the next year already considering the number of farkles I've ordered. Just curious to know if there are any changes on the 2012 models?
Hey Andy. Did you get it at Hall's?

I'm only about an hour and a half north of you. We should get together and ride. I have the psychodelic '98 model repslendent if purple and yellow.
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Old 05-16-2012, 04:51 PM   #64407
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Buy any DR you want as long as its mechanically sound. Cost to change color:

IMS tank= $260
rear fender= $65 (Oneida Suzuki)
front fender= $30
Krylon Fusion paint for fairing=$5

color change= $360 plus shipping
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Old 05-16-2012, 04:54 PM   #64408
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Buy any DR you want as long as its mechanically sound. Cost to change color:

IMS tank= $260
rear fender= $65 (Oneida Suzuki)
front fender= $30
Krylon Fusion paint for fairing=$5

color change= $360 plus shipping
Or you could just order a complete set of plastics in black, white, yellow or blue (blue comes with white side panels) from Procycle for $350.
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Old 05-16-2012, 05:07 PM   #64409
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Or you could just order a complete set of plastics in black, white, yellow or blue (blue comes with white side panels) from Procycle for $350.


Or (and I would never endorse this idea because it would be wrong) you could go to WalMart and get some spray paint and some beer and do the whole thing for $20.


Oh, my bad. That would be if you had a KLR, not a DR...........
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Old 05-16-2012, 05:14 PM   #64410
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Well, I'm officially picking up the DR! Got 'em down to just around 6800 OTD. Looks like this is "average" for the 2012's after looking around. I actually like the grey color too. Next question...

I know this has been posted a thousand times (and yes I have searched and am constantly doing so) but my question is this. If YOU had 1,800 dollars to spend on mods/farkles what would you buy? The bike will be set up for long distance touring with 60/40 road/dirt. This budget is to include bigger tank, rack/bags, and any other comfort/touring/etc. items. Also, if you could look back and do it all again for those who have bought/sold items over the years your experience and wisdom is greatly appreciated! (Trying to stray from the same process haha).
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