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Old 09-18-2012, 01:24 PM   #69241
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Butting in here . . . I have been using a 19 X 2.5 for a few weeks and am delighted. Since I got the wheel for mainly street/commuting I'm running a Pirelli Scorpion Trail 100/90-19 with a Pirelli MT90A/T stock size on back (I believe this configuration is called a reverse mullet). The 2.5 in. front will take a larger 110/80 but works well with the 100/90 and allows use of all the side tread for really planted feel at full lean (and almost no chicken strips visible).

The speedo, checked with GPS, is out almost exactly 10% at most speeds and I can live with that as it is an easy calculation, i.e. 50MPH indicated = 50-5 = 45MPH true. I've also been toying with the idea of making a corrected stick-on scale for the speedo and see no need to go to a Vapor.

I intend to keep my 21 in. front and mount a more aggressive tire for dirt rides - takes about 10 min. to change out since both wheels have disks mounted.

Just got back off if my maiden voyage in the 19" with a 705; I am completely blown away. I rode a flooded out muddy trail with no problem, then hit some twisties as hard as I ever have on my 919... Now I see why the 19" is spec'd on so many ADV bikes, the best of both worlds.
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Old 09-18-2012, 01:31 PM   #69242
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As previously noted, the speedo was off by 10 mph above 50, 5 mph below 50... I'm sure that there may be a little more difference above 80, but I spend so little time there I'm not too concerned with it. I plan on making small labels to stick on the dial just for kicks, but it should be easy to keep track of without them.
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Old 09-18-2012, 03:51 PM   #69243
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Just got back off if my maiden voyage in the 19" with a 705; I am completely blown away. I rode a flooded out muddy trail with no problem, then hit some twisties as hard as I ever have on my 919... Now I see why the 19" is spec'd on so many ADV bikes, the best of both worlds.
I also have hit some unpaved roads since going to the 19 and it held up well even with the street rubber. Now if anyone wants to try a knobby on their 19 I have put a Kenda BigBlock on FM - it came on my 19 but I still have a 21 that I will use with a more aggressive tire for dedicated dirt rides.
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Old 09-18-2012, 06:08 PM   #69244
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dogjaw - the set I borrowed had the Pirelli Scorpion as pictured above. When I get my 19, I'll put a 705 on it since I already have an extra stock rear with one mounted up.

I see you had the same reaction I did.
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Old 09-18-2012, 06:55 PM   #69245
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So after what feels like a year without my bike running, I finally got the last bits bolted onto the bike this evening with the help of my old riding buddy. She grumbled for a second and then fired right up like nothing had ever happened. I think it might have even sounded a wee bit better than before because of the fresh oil and slightly cleaned carb. Massive thanks to everyone on here who helped me diagnose the issue and helped me sort out fixing it. Also, huge thanks to Procycle for helping me source the parts. Now...back to farkling.
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Old 09-18-2012, 07:00 PM   #69246
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So after what feels like a year without my bike running, I finally got the last bits bolted onto the bike this evening with the help of my old riding buddy. She grumbled for a second and then fired right up like nothing had ever happened. I think it might have even sounded a wee bit better than before because of the fresh oil and slightly cleaned carb. Massive thanks to everyone on here who helped me diagnose the issue and helped me sort out fixing it. Also, huge thanks to Procycle for helping me source the parts. Now...back to farkling.
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Old 09-18-2012, 08:41 PM   #69247
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Can one of you more knowledgeable inmates tell from the photos if what ive got here? are these stock springs or are they progressive? I got them in a box o parts that came with my doctor650 and wanna know if these are the progressives or if they are in the bike. Thanks much


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Old 09-18-2012, 08:56 PM   #69248
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Can one of you more knowledgeable inmates tell from the photos if what ive got here? are these stock springs or are they progressive? I got them in a box o parts that came with my doctor650 and wanna know if these are the progressives or if they are in the bike. Thanks much




They appear to be the stock springs, stock springs are progressive. You also have the stock spacers, as well as a length of pvc pipe to make spacers for aftermarket springs. I'm guessing that whatever brand and rate that is on that box is what you have installed on your DR650.
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Old 09-18-2012, 08:58 PM   #69249
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Stock Spacers

I can't judge the springs but those sure look like the 6 pound stock spacers sitting in the box. It would seem unlikely that someone swapped spacers but not springs but.....


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Old 09-18-2012, 09:03 PM   #69250
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They appear to be the stock springs, stock springs are progressive. You also have the stock spacers, as well as a length of pvc pipe to make spacers for aftermarket springs. I'm guessing that whatever brand and rate that is on that box is what you have installed on your DR650.
This is the box...



Think thats what they are? or thats whats in the bike and these are the stock ones?
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Old 09-18-2012, 10:31 PM   #69251
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They appear to be the stock springs, stock springs are progressive. You also have the stock spacers, as well as a length of pvc pipe to make spacers for aftermarket springs. I'm guessing that whatever brand and rate that is on that box is what you have installed on your DR650.
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I can't judge the springs but those sure look like the 6 pound stock spacers sitting in the box. It would seem unlikely that someone swapped spacers but not springs but.....

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I agree with these two 'inmates'. Those look like the stock spacers which implies they are also the stock springs.

What came in the box has probably been installed in your forks. Both of my aftermarket spring boxes have the spring rate on the box. Even though the box says Progressive, that may just be the mfr's name and the springs could still be straight wound. Again, look for the tag on the box, identifying the contents. If the springs in your forks are progressive wound, they'll look just like the pair you have there, tight coils on one end. FWIW: the tight coils go UP. ^
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Old 09-18-2012, 11:15 PM   #69252
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I was starting to fantasize about the Ktm 690 until I read a certain ride report thread that utilized a 690. Great local bike apparently.

Met up with a business owner who is expanding his rental dr650 fleet. In his words, people want to rent them and they are relatively indestructible. Cool stuff, makes one want to hug their bike just a bit more.
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Old 09-18-2012, 11:33 PM   #69253
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Old 09-18-2012, 11:37 PM   #69254
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Can one of you more knowledgeable inmates tell from the photos if what ive got here? are these stock springs or are they progressive? I got them in a box o parts that came with my doctor650 and wanna know if these are the progressives or if they are in the bike. Thanks much



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Old 09-19-2012, 01:03 AM   #69255
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I was starting to fantasize about the Ktm 690 until I read a certain ride report thread that utilized a 690. Great local bike apparently.

Met up with a business owner who is expanding his rental dr650 fleet. In his words, people want to rent them and they are relatively indestructible. Cool stuff, makes one want to hug their bike just a bit more.
in colo? who is that if you don't mind?
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