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Old 10-24-2012, 08:05 PM   #70441
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And even if it worked perfectly, it's still ugly as sin. Warriors of ancient Rome used shields smaller than the Cee Bailey windscreen.
i have no experience w/cee-bailey, but i do know they make more than one size of screen (smaller) than what was pictured a few posts back...

smaller screen:

http://www.ceebaileys.com/suzuki/dr650z400ws.html

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doug s. screwed with this post 10-24-2012 at 08:10 PM Reason: pic of smaller screen
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Old 10-24-2012, 08:31 PM   #70442
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i have no experience w/cee-bailey, but i do know they make more than one size of screen (smaller) than what was pictured a few posts back...

smaller screen:

http://www.ceebaileys.com/suzuki/dr650z400ws.html

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True. I was just judging based on what I had experience with. I think the biggest problem was just how thick the plastic was. It made it extremely heavy, which exacerbated the flimsy mounting.
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Old 10-24-2012, 09:33 PM   #70443
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Old 10-25-2012, 02:01 AM   #70444
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i have no experience w/cee-bailey, but i do know they make more than one size of screen (smaller) than what was pictured a few posts back...

smaller screen:

http://www.ceebaileys.com/suzuki/dr650z400ws.html

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Old 10-25-2012, 03:26 AM   #70445
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Lowering rear brake lever

I'm right at 6'3" and have a center stand. I can't put lower foot pegs on it but have a handy neighbor that took over an 1" out of my stock ones. I can adjust the shifter no biggie but as a nOOb how do you lower (adjust) the rear break lever?
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Old 10-25-2012, 03:32 AM   #70446
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I'm right at 6'3" and have a center stand. I can't put lower foot pegs on it but have a handy neighbor that took over an 1" out of my stock ones. I can adjust the shifter no biggie but as a nOOb how do you lower (adjust) the rear break lever?
If you rotate the shaft which goes into the master cylinder, you can raise or lower the brake pedal. Make sure you loosen the locknut, and free up the rubber dust cover before you try to turn the shaft. If it's stuck to the shaft, you might damage it.
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Old 10-25-2012, 06:44 AM   #70447
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thanks for all the windscreen replies gang,.

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Old 10-25-2012, 07:04 AM   #70448
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DR650 mileage

Mighty DR650 owners.... I'm in need of some pre-purchase advice or opinions!

I'm in the process of trading my fourwheeler for my first Thumper. I'm looking into a '08 DR650 with 8500 miles. I know that condition, care, and service are the important variables when assessing the mileage of a used bike... But what can you all tell me about 8500 miles on a '08 DR? What type of maintenance should have occurred at this point? Anything I should be concerned about? All I know thus far is that the bike looks clean and the owner says most mileage has been road/commuter... Not trail.

The price seems fair... $2700... All stock... No upgrades/mods/farkles... this is ok as I would enjoy setting it up to my preference anyway. It would be an almost even trade for what I'm asking out of my fourwheeler. I have my fourwheeler listed on the flea market in the "other" section (Yamaha Wolverine) if you care to check it.

Thanks folks... I'm hoping to go check out the DR this weekend.
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Old 10-25-2012, 07:30 AM   #70449
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The price seems fair... $2700... All stock... No upgrades/mods/farkles... this is ok as I would enjoy setting it up to my preference anyway. It would be an almost even trade for what I'm asking out of my fourwheeler. I have my fourwheeler listed on the flea market in the "other" section (Yamaha Wolverine) if you care to check it.

Thanks folks... I'm hoping to go check out the DR this weekend.

That is outrageous! I can't believe he would even waste your time with such a high number for such an old bike with 8500 miles. I won't stand for this!!! Tell me exactly where the bike is and I'll make sure this villain comes to justice...
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Old 10-25-2012, 07:33 AM   #70450
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Sounds like a good price ($2700).

I have the Screens for Bikes screen too. I had to cut mine down 2" (with the help of a fellow inmate) because of buffeting. I'm 5'8, and the 2" drop made all the difference. I want a Cee Baileys for my FZ1 (18" tall model), but from what I'm reading here, I'm wondering if I should bother. I like the wider nature of it for a bit more winter wind protection. I may end up with the Givi screen instead.

My Vapor weirdness problem has disappeared. Was fine on the ride home yesterday, and the ride back in this morning. Weird. Next time I have time, I'll pull things apart and check the plug caps, put dialectric grease on, etc.

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Old 10-25-2012, 07:59 AM   #70451
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That is outrageous! I can't believe he would even waste your time with such a high number for such an old bike with 8500 miles. I won't stand for this!!! Tell me exactly where the bike is and I'll make sure this villain comes to justice...
+1!

Terrible!


What some people try to slip by the unwary and unknowing.
We must teach that seller a lesson.
Where is that listing anyway?
Craigslist?
Happen to have the phone number handy?


If you don't buy it, many of us will jump at the chance!
For current asking prices check out this site:
http://www.bikefinds.com/suzuki-dr650-for-sale

(wow! only 26 DR's listed today? less than half the usual)
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Old 10-25-2012, 08:04 AM   #70452
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Thanks Rob... Compared to other ads I've been checking out this seems to be an ok deal... plus the guy is willing to trade... That's a big plus.

Also... Tex... Thanks for the response... You'll have to forgive me but I can't tell if you're being serious or not... If serious maybe I need to check the used/for sale ads in Texas... Perhaps Texas is the honey hole for used Dual Sports!! In my region I'm seeing ads for bikes older than 2008 with 10,000+ miles for more than $3000... I wouldn't consider that a deal.

Any other opinions... 2008 stock DR 8,500 miles $2700... Deal or no deal???
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Old 10-25-2012, 08:08 AM   #70453
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Ok... Ok... I'm starting to see that it's a fair deal!! Maybe I make a mistake by asking!!! Hold off on searching it out for a few days... You all might be +1 in the DR club by the end of the weekend! If you steal the deal I may be forced to apply for membership to the XRL club!
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Old 10-25-2012, 08:10 AM   #70454
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Any other opinions... 2008 stock DR 8,500 miles $2700... Deal or no deal???
LOL, sorry man. I bought an '05 recently. 13k, IMS tank, Renazco seat, heated grips, an entire box of spare parts blah blah blah. I paid $2900 and drove to Memphis to get it. Couldnt be happier. Seems like a great deal, plus you get to farkelize it all yourself!! My advice? Don't stop at the red lights.
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Old 10-25-2012, 08:22 AM   #70455
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Ok... Ok... I'm starting to see that it's a fair deal!! Maybe I make a mistake by asking!!! Hold off on searching it out for a few days... You all might be +1 in the DR club by the end of the weekend! If you steal the deal I may be forced to apply for membership to the XRL club!
Nothing wrong with the XRL club, but I'd definitely grab that DR if it's still available. It being bone stock like that is actually really nice. No worrying about what mods the PO did to it, and it's much easier to get help from the forums when you have a well defined start point.
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