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Old 02-04-2013, 06:30 AM   #73456
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I use this Seal Line bag.

just wondering how you mounted that bag. Waist strap under the seat perhaps?

I have the same one, and love it for kayaking. Seems a great, small, dry, tank bag option.
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Old 02-04-2013, 06:43 AM   #73457
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Thank you sir!
I appreciate the information, I was really leaning toward the Kendas as to never have ridden a DR off road to evaluate tire models, and the budget is tight right now in an attempt to get some dual sporting things so, try to save a little here and there...

Here is another quick question if you don't mind....is it better to have the handlebars lower or higher when riding off road?
I was thinking of putting some risers on the stock setup, so standing would be a little more comfortable, if necessary.

Thanks again, Rusty Rocket and DR crowd for good intel!
The stock handlebars are easily bendable steel,I found some handlebar clamps that not only raised the bars,still use the rubber mounts and they take the 1 and 1/8 Pro Taper style bar in a taller bend.
Im 6' tall and taller bars are much better for standing,lowering the footpegs help with this also.
Whole bike is more comfy on long trips with more leg room/taller bars. Then there's that stock seat............

Hunt the ADV classifieds for used Dual Purpose stuff,some great bargains from time to time.
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Old 02-04-2013, 06:53 AM   #73458
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...is it better to have the handlebars lower or higher when riding off road?
I was thinking of putting some risers on the stock setup, so standing would be a little more comfortable, if necessary.
I raised my bars on my KTM400 with 2" Rox Risers. Best thing I've done in a long time. (Cogent shock on my DR being the best).

2 things about raising the bars that went to my comfort. When standing with the old bars, I was kind of hunched over and I had to bend my neck back to look ahead, causing discomfort on a long ride. The other thing that was even worse was the inside edge of my thumb. The way my hands fell on the bars when standing put a lot of weight on the inner part of my thumb and "bruised" it. The bone was sore after riding. By raising the bars it put the weight on the palm. It also rocked my torso back some and I didn't have to bend my neck.

play with this and see http://cycle-ergo.com/

I like the Rox Risers because they are easily moved from bike to bike and aren't brand specific. and affordable.

http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/...ndlebar-Risers


good luck my friend.
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Old 02-04-2013, 07:58 AM   #73459
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I raised my bars on my KTM400 with 2" Rox Risers. Best thing I've done in a long time. (Cogent shock on my DR being the best).

2 things about raising the bars that went to my comfort. When standing with the old bars, I was kind of hunched over and I had to bend my neck back to look ahead, causing discomfort on a long ride. The other thing that was even worse was the inside edge of my thumb. The way my hands fell on the bars when standing put a lot of weight on the inner part of my thumb and "bruised" it. The bone was sore after riding. By raising the bars it put the weight on the palm. It also rocked my torso back some and I didn't have to bend my neck.

play with this and see http://cycle-ergo.com/

I like the Rox Risers because they are easily moved from bike to bike and aren't brand specific. and affordable.

http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/...ndlebar-Risers


good luck my friend.
Gotcha, I think I'll throw on my rox risers and a set of YZ handlebars, a tiny bit wider and less bend...I'll post a picture when I get a chance...not like anyone wants to see a stock 07' DR

Thanks again!
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Old 02-04-2013, 09:13 AM   #73460
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Old 02-04-2013, 09:55 AM   #73461
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Here is another quick question if you don't mind....is it better to have the handlebars lower or higher when riding off road?
I was thinking of putting some risers on the stock setup, so standing would be a little more comfortable, if necessary.
I went almost 5" of rise on my DR. Get 'em as tall as you can, comfortably and realistically. When I changed handlebars, I went to FAT bars, so I used the ROX 3-1/2" riser. That wasn't quite enough so I added 1" spacers between the triple and factory bar mounts (from ProCycle). The good news is the factory cables and brake line are long enough if you reroute them (just barely). Although when I decide to replace all the lines, I will probably have longer ones made just for the sake of having some more flexibility.

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Old 02-04-2013, 11:37 AM   #73462
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I went almost 5" of rise on my DR. Get 'em as tall as you can, comfortably and realistically. When I changed handlebars, I went to FAT bars, so I used the ROX 3-1/2" riser. That wasn't quite enough so I added 1" spacers between the triple and factory bar mounts (from ProCycle). The good news is the factory cables and brake line are long enough if you reroute them (just barely). Although when I decide to replace all the lines, I will probably have longer ones made just for the sake of having some more flexibility.

Rob
Having a bit of bar rise is good for tall guys, also good going from seated to standing position. It makes the move easier. The trade off is, if bar rise is TOO HIGH, then it's more difficult to get UP and over the bars ... in the "Attack" position. This position isn't just for racing.

It's helpful riding over rough terrain off road, in deep sand and on hill climbs. Also good for increasing front tire BITE on off camber, down hill fire roads ... or the like. Getting up over the bars puts more rider weight over the front tire.

Those with Moto or Enduro back ground will get this. Noobs should experiment with position ... learn how rider position really affects handling off road.
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Old 02-04-2013, 12:16 PM   #73463
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Having a bit of bar rise is good for tall guys, also good going from seated to standing position. It makes the move easier. The trade off is, if bar rise is TOO HIGH, then it's more difficult to get UP and over the bars ... in the "Attack" position. This position isn't just for racing.

It's helpful riding over rough terrain off road, in deep sand and on hill climbs. Also good for increasing front tire BITE on off camber, down hill fire roads ... or the like. Getting up over the bars puts more rider weight over the front tire.

Those with Moto or Enduro back ground will get this. Noobs should experiment with position ... learn how rider position really affects handling off road.
Agreed. I learned about that back when I was snowmobiling. Same thing when hitting a super-steep hill.. you're up over the bars, but you have to manage your position so you keep enough weight on the track. You don't actually want the skis on the ground, though... you generally want them a few inches in the air, and just like riding in sand, you steer with your feet/body.

Some of the newer sleds come with a telescoping handlebar setup, so you can change it on the fly... down low for sitting down on the trail (or climbing real high), or up for general standing/riding.

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Old 02-04-2013, 01:14 PM   #73464
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I started mx when I was 20 or so and although I'm 6'1" I have continued to keep the bars relatively low when riding off road. This allows me to get my weight over the front forks and still control the front wheel. When I sit on a motorcycle with tall bars it feels less controllable. I have also noticed that the higher the bras for any given bike the bigger the bike feels. I just bought a 2009 KLR and took the OEM bars off and replaced them with CR high bend bars which feel much more controllable off road. I will have to raise the CR bars a little to clear the side fairing but it feels right for dirt biking with lower bars, and feels like a much smaller bike. I realize tall bars work for some on pavement but I suspect the bike would feel smaller to you as well if the bars were lower.
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Old 02-04-2013, 02:16 PM   #73465
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The stock handlebars are easily bendable steel,....

This is often said and I'm sure many have bent their bars but.... I've not found it to be true for me. I've dropped my bike many times, a few times very hard and haven't ever bent the bars. I do have good barkbusters on, which I think helps by spreading impact load.

I'm 5'9" tall and find the stock bars fit me well.

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Old 02-04-2013, 04:13 PM   #73466
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Any of you want a Super moto project wheels for your DR?


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Old 02-04-2013, 06:38 PM   #73467
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difference of year models?

Been looking at DR650s for awhile- wondering what the difference is
Between <'06 & 07>on models. Believe I've read there is a slight weight
& H.P difference, but wonder why & what advantage there is in one to the
Other? Also between Calif. & non Calif models? I'm in Ariz, so could go either
Way if I find the right DR! & when is fuel injection coming to DR650?
Enjoy this thred & hope to add one of these iconic motos to my air cooled stable. Thanks for any/all info!
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Old 02-04-2013, 06:45 PM   #73468
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Been looking at DR650s for awhile- wondering what the difference is
Between <'06 & 07>on models. Believe I've read there is a slight weight
& H.P difference, but wonder why & what advantage there is in one to the
Other? Also between Calif. & non Calif models? I'm in Ariz, so could go either
Way if I find the right DR! & when is fuel injection coming to DR650?
Enjoy this thred & hope to add one of these iconic motos to my air cooled stable. Thanks for any/all info!
Don't worry about any of it, just get the one that's the best deal. They're all pretty much identical. The CA models have the CA-specific smog crap under the left side panel, all of which can be easily removed. By the time you get one and finish modding it to your liking, it really doesn't matter which one you start with.

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Old 02-04-2013, 06:52 PM   #73469
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Don't worry about any of it, just get the one that's the best deal. They're all pretty much identical. The CA models have the CA-specific smog crap under the left side panel, all of which can be easily removed. By the time you get one and finish modding it to your liking, it really doesn't matter which one you start with.

Rob
Although the purple framed one is highly collectible.












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Old 02-04-2013, 07:18 PM   #73470
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Although the purple framed one is highly collectible.
Hey, I resemble that remark!!! :)

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