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Old 08-29-2012, 09:19 PM   #68656
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Suspension mods, Seat Concepts seat kit, different handlebars that suit me, different gearing, (several sets of gearing) stage one cam, Turbo City WS with Laminar lip, custom rear rack, Cortech TriBags, DRZ-S rear shock, Hi Intensity headlamp bulb, true 50 - 50 DOT tires, Waterproof GPS and a few other touches done. :-) Thousands of miles ridden. :-) Just want a little more oopmh on the highway with a quiet stock exhaust, had a GSXR1000 muf on and didn't like the noise.



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I would recommend suspension changes before messing with the piston. Probably LED lights too.

Hope to see you out on the trail. I've done the rest of the mods and the piston is next on my list. Let us know how it goes should you proceed.
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Old 08-29-2012, 10:11 PM   #68657
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Suspension mods, Seat Concepts seat kit, different handlebars that suit me, different gearing, (several sets of gearing) stage one cam, Turbo City WS with Laminar lip, custom rear rack, Cortech TriBags, DRZ-S rear shock, Hi Intensity headlamp bulb, true 50 - 50 DOT tires, Waterproof GPS and a few other touches done. :-) Thousands of miles ridden. :-) Just want a little more oopmh on the highway with a quiet stock exhaust, had a GSXR1000 muf on and didn't like the noise.
Was mostly just poking fun although I was serious about suspension.

The high compression piston seems like a hell of a value and will be on my Christmas list.
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Old 08-29-2012, 10:53 PM   #68658
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Mocked up, not bolted down yet. Getting there.

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Old 08-30-2012, 03:12 AM   #68659
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yes you do have a DR problem...looks great.

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Mocked up, not bolted down yet. Getting there.

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Old 08-30-2012, 06:23 AM   #68660
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After the few years of keeping up with this thread and modifying my own DR, I still enjoy seeing how each rider makes the bike their own. One of the strengths of the DR IMO, personalizing. A good common base with an endless list of outcomes supported heavily by the aftermarket and penny tech tinkering brains around the globe.

Lookin' good MeterPig..!
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Old 08-30-2012, 07:07 AM   #68661
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Sounds like you have your easy fix then. I spent all of about 20 minutes removing mine for a track day, and never bothered putting them back on. The mounts make such good tie down points... Since then, the DR hasn't spent much time outside of TN and NC, but I have plenty of friends in VA without signals too.

Is it possible that you have an electronic flasher module, like those designed to operate LEDs at a normal flash rate?
The flasher is whatever is stock. I put mini turn sigs on a couple years ago. The bulbs are 12v 23W. Everything worked for years, but all of a sudden none work but the dash indicator still flashes.

I'm headed to the garage to dig around in the harness.
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Old 08-30-2012, 08:11 AM   #68662
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Love the ammo cans but they are heavy

That's your setup? Very nice.
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Old 08-30-2012, 08:20 AM   #68663
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That's your setup? Very nice.
That's just one setup. My DR will be in the next movie installment of Transformers
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Old 08-30-2012, 08:34 AM   #68664
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anyone still accumulating parts for a quick change rear gear and rubber setup:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2003-Suzuki-...d12389&vxp=mtr

no affiliation with the seller.

I've finally got a complete spare rear wheel and second drive hub for my ADV and singletrack setups.
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Old 08-30-2012, 09:34 AM   #68665
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Question Aqualine + Brittania Comp + HDB?

I'm currently running an Aqualine Safari tank with a Britannia Composites fairing and Fat bars. I'd like to add a HDB set of hand guards with clamps, but I'm concerned about clearance between the tank and the ABS portion of the fairing. I'm already hitting the tank before I run out of steering lock.
Anyone running a similar setup? Successfully?
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Old 08-30-2012, 01:00 PM   #68666
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Stock Flasher Relay

In search of a DR650 stock flasher relay.. I gave away my stock unit to a member doing a RTW trip after I switched to LEDs, but I am in the process of returning my other DR650 back to stock so looking for this part. If you have one please let me know! PM me please :)

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Old 08-30-2012, 01:10 PM   #68667
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Labor Day Ride

I'm heading out tomorrow for a four-day ride up around Mount St. Helens, Mt. Rainier, Mt. Adams and Mt. Hood (probably in that order). If anybody else is up in that area this weekend, wave if you see me. White DR650, purple frame, clear ScreensForBikes screen, Givi side luggage, a MotoFizz bag on top (with sleeping bag on top of that), etc. I have an ADV sticker on the back of my left-side case and an old-style ADV sticker on the headlight cowling under the windscreen. Oh and LED aux lights too.

I'll take lots of pix and try to do up a RR when I return.

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Old 08-30-2012, 01:32 PM   #68668
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Hey all, what is the name of the clip, or more importantly can it be procured separately that connects the turn signal wires to the main wiring harness? I don't want to cut mine to splice in some aftermarkets but would rather fab up an OEM connector.
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Old 08-30-2012, 01:52 PM   #68669
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Hey all, what is the name of the clip, or more importantly can it be procured separately that connects the turn signal wires to the main wiring harness? I don't want to cut mine to splice in some aftermarkets but would rather fab up an OEM connector.
These are what I used to wire up aftermarket LED signals w/o having to splice. Get 2 pairs (one for front/one for rear)
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Pair-Suzuki-...ht_1138wt_1397

edit: I've put a good 2,000+ miles including being out in the rain and no issues yet with mine.
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Old 08-30-2012, 01:55 PM   #68670
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Thank you so much-just bought a pair (already have some for the rear). Right on!
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