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Old 09-02-2012, 12:56 PM   #68746
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Question DR650 tires needed by Thursday - urgent!!!

I need a set of dual sport tires for a DR650 for a 3 day ride starting the 7th. So I need to spoon the tires on by Thursday night.

I just found out that tires cannot be shipped 2nd day or overnight...so, does anyone have a source for dual sport tires in the eastern Mass region?

I live in Arlington, MA and was looking for Bridgestone TW301/302s or maybe the Pirelli MT21s. In a pinch, most 50/50 I would do but don't want to break the bank. Local dealers or someone that can overnight a set to me would be good.

Thanks!!!

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Old 09-02-2012, 06:31 PM   #68747
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Anyone here on that DR forum? I'm trying to join but something is screwed up, I don't get an email back, someone contact an administrator or moderator for me please, 805gregg
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Old 09-02-2012, 06:35 PM   #68748
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Just got back on a shakedown ride with the dr. My opinion is the 16 42 combo works well for commuting and highway droning. Not to debate ratios, but, it worked really well actually having a 5th gear for, well overdrive.

I have a pumper carb so that might make a difference in rally lugging the motor.

Oh, I had the gocruise cruise control. Look mom! No hands!
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Old 09-02-2012, 06:52 PM   #68749
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I too run a 16 42 for going places on highway or graded gravel. It sure calms the revs down at highway cruising speeds. Stock motor except for a stage one 223 grind cam.
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Old 09-02-2012, 07:00 PM   #68750
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.......the 16 42 combo works well for commuting and highway droning.
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I too run a 16 42 for going places on highway or graded gravel. It sure calms the revs down at highway cruising speeds.
I like the 16-42 combo for the highway too, very mellow.
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Old 09-02-2012, 08:55 PM   #68751
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Been running a 16/42 combo for commuting and highway use here, too. Next combo (already purchased) will be 16/43. I found that for most of the 100km/h roads up here that I was almost lugging at or just under 100 and as a result, was always jumping between 4th and 5th.

I'm hoping one more tooth on the rear will alleviate that a bit.

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Old 09-02-2012, 10:00 PM   #68752
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Been running a 16/42 combo for commuting and highway use here, too. Next combo (already purchased) will be 16/43. I found that for most of the 100km/h roads up here that I was almost lugging at or just under 100 and as a result, was always jumping between 4th and 5th.

I'm hoping one more tooth on the rear will alleviate that a bit.
I don't use 5th until over 60 mph (92kph) unless I'm on a flat road or a downhill. I guess they get pretty 'touchy' if'n they catch you speeding up there.
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Old 09-03-2012, 01:22 AM   #68753
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I need a set of dual sport tires for a DR650 for a 3 day ride starting the 7th. So I need to spoon the tires on by Thursday night.
Use tyre levers - much easier than spoons...


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Old 09-03-2012, 01:56 AM   #68754
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Seems like I get tires in two days from Cedar Rapids, Motorcycle Maniac and Dennis Kirk.

http://www.cedarrapidstire.com/home.php
http://www.motorcyclemaniacstore.com/
https://www.denniskirk.com/

Good luck!

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I need a set of dual sport tires for a DR650 for a 3 day ride starting the 7th. So I need to spoon the tires on by Thursday night.

I just found out that tires cannot be shipped 2nd day or overnight...so, does anyone have a source for dual sport tires in the eastern Mass region?

I live in Arlington, MA and was looking for Bridgestone TW301/302s or maybe the Pirelli MT21s. In a pinch, most 50/50 I would do but don't want to break the bank. Local dealers or someone that can overnight a set to me would be good.

Thanks!!!

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Old 09-03-2012, 06:21 AM   #68755
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OK folks, my battle damaged knees have informed me that dirt riding is no longer in my skill set. So the Kung Fu Panda has to go.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=822901

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Old 09-03-2012, 06:47 AM   #68756
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Anyone here on that DR forum? I'm trying to join but something is screwed up, I don't get an email back, someone contact an administrator or moderator for me please, 805gregg
Are you talkin about DRriders forum or ADV ???
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Old 09-03-2012, 09:51 AM   #68757
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There was a post a few pages back about a rack found on eBay for about $124. It looks a lot like the TCI rack.

Look at the CycleRacks rack (cycleracks.com) for the DR650. I have that rack on my KLX250S and love it. It's wide, it's beefy, and it could be pretty cool. If I was going to buy a new rack for my DR, I'd probably get that one.. but mine came with the OEM rack so I've adapted it to my purposes already.

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Old 09-03-2012, 12:43 PM   #68758
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There was a post a few pages back about a rack found on eBay for about $124. It looks a lot like the TCI rack.

Look at the CycleRacks rack (cycleracks.com) for the DR650. I have that rack on my KLX250S and love it. It's wide, it's beefy, and it could be pretty cool. If I was going to buy a new rack for my DR, I'd probably get that one.. but mine came with the OEM rack so I've adapted it to my purposes already.

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Found the website, those racks can be found at dirtracks.com. Made in Canada and look like they would be good. I will check out cycle racks. Thanks
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Old 09-03-2012, 01:05 PM   #68759
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There was a post a few pages back about a rack found on eBay for about $124. It looks a lot like the TCI rack.

Look at the CycleRacks rack (cycleracks.com) for the DR650. I have that rack on my KLX250S and love it. It's wide, it's beefy, and it could be pretty cool. If I was going to buy a new rack for my DR, I'd probably get that one.. but mine came with the OEM rack so I've adapted it to my purposes already.

Rob
there is also manracks
http://www.manracks.com/master#!__master/suzuki-dr650
he's on adv
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=719358
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=549820
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Old 09-04-2012, 04:50 AM   #68760
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Over here LAMS is (going to be) 660cc or less.

An IT465 is approved
Yeah it's 660cc here in OZ too but with the addition of less than 150kw/tonne. For example a CBR600 is not LAMS approved.
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