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Old 02-08-2013, 09:30 PM   #73576
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Have you had any time to run the 790cc kit yet !!!
Yep. Been running the 780 for almost 2-1/2 years. The 790 is identical except for the .024" bigger piston (for better compatibility with 'off the shelf' piston rings).
Also, now building a DR900 just for grins --> http://drriders.com/topic6662.html?s...ee6725ce7cb474
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Old 02-08-2013, 09:53 PM   #73577
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DR650 Snowbike

I purchased the AD bouvin Explorer smart terrain system. Thought I would share it with you DR lovers.
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Old 02-08-2013, 09:55 PM   #73578
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Old 02-09-2013, 04:53 AM   #73579
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Thanks for all the replies. Sounds like 5000 miles isn't bad. I just sold my DR350 and the Avon tires had 13000 miles on them with some left. Avon doesn't make then in DR650 size.
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Old 02-09-2013, 05:59 AM   #73580
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You did notice that Poll was started in 2004, right?
If you look at the various threads in the Thumpers forum .. and especially THIS thread, it's clear the DR650 out pulls the KLR by a large margin.
(basing on Views and numbers of posts)
Yes, but the KLR owners are clearly way out in front for the cheapest bike owners evah!!
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Old 02-09-2013, 06:39 AM   #73581
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Everybody:

Somebody's made a Poll on KLR650 vs DR650, and we're currently losing!!! Please go vote. :)

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=37395

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Old 02-09-2013, 06:59 AM   #73582
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DR needs rings

I need to replace the rings in my DR. Can I remove the cylinder without removing the engine from the frame? If so any links or tricks would be appreciated.
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Old 02-09-2013, 08:12 AM   #73583
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I need to replace the rings in my DR. Can I remove the cylinder without removing the engine from the frame? If so any links or tricks would be appreciated.
Yes, the top end can be serviced with the motor in the frame.
No special tricks involved but it's a good idea to have a service manual on hand.
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Old 02-09-2013, 09:02 AM   #73584
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I need to replace the rings in my DR. Can I remove the cylinder without removing the engine from the frame? If so any links or tricks would be appreciated.


take it to a spray and wash if you dont have a power cleaner and go crazy with it . The cleaner the working area the less issues later it seems. IE no crud falling or hiding nuts and bolts, heads of them are easier to see.No complicxations later from the crap . get a roll of industrial paper towel ina as you are moving the cylinder head up tuck it around the gap so if ther is a small piece of crap/ nut bolt / screw it doesn't fall into the crank case. then wipe the area down then tuck a clean non fluffy rag down there when the case and cylinder are finally seperated , to keep everything else out.. Good luck
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Old 02-09-2013, 09:28 AM   #73585
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center stand use?

hi all,

well, after running into some difficulty getting my center stand installed - one of the bolts holding the foot-pegs sheared off inside the frame, requiring drilling it out and installing a heli-coil type thread repair kit - the center stand is finally in its proper place. so, what is the trick to actually get the bike on its center stand? it seems there is not enough leverage to be had from grabbing the rear rack w/my right hand. has anyone successfully installed some type of grab device closer to the center of the bike? i figure the fact that i have a smaller diameter 150/60-17 rear wheel/tire isn't helping things, but it shouldn't make that much of a difference. my ducati darmah is a snap to get on its center stand, (which is a good thing as it doesn't have a side stand), and it weighs ~175lbs more.

any suggestions?

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Old 02-09-2013, 10:02 AM   #73586
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The KLR has an option to buy a handle that bolts on the same place as the passenger kickstand. Maybe you can fab something up for the dr?

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Old 02-09-2013, 10:20 AM   #73587
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Jethrow,
I'd suggest you go back about 250 pages in this thread. Start reading. Everything is covered ... over and over.
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Thanks for all the replies. Sounds like 5000 miles isn't bad. I just sold my DR350 and the Avon tires had 13000 miles on them with some left. Avon doesn't make then in DR650 size.
See my quote above ... all the tire info is here ... over and over again.
I've run several Avon Distanzia on my DR650. Great street/touring tire, good for between about 6 and 8000 miles on a rear, about 9000 up front.

Also see :
Michelin Anakee
Metzeler Tourance
Pirelli MT90 Scorpion
Shinko 705

All the above tires come in either 120 or 130/17 sizes. Some offer both ... and either a 120 or 130 will work perfectly on the DR650.

So back way up ... start reading. It's all here.
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Old 02-09-2013, 10:27 AM   #73588
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hi all,

well, after running into some difficulty getting my center stand installed - one of the bolts holding the foot-pegs sheared off inside the frame, requiring drilling it out and installing a heli-coil type thread repair kit - the center stand is finally in its proper place. so, what is the trick to actually get the bike on its center stand? it seems there is not enough leverage to be had from grabbing the rear rack w/my right hand. has anyone successfully installed some type of grab device closer to the center of the bike? i figure the fact that i have a smaller diameter 150/60-17 rear wheel/tire isn't helping things, but it shouldn't make that much of a difference. my ducati darmah is a snap to get on its center stand, (which is a good thing as it doesn't have a side stand), and it weighs ~175lbs more.

any suggestions?

tia,

doug s.
You've screwed yourself going with SM size wheels. It's going to be a major
lift to get the bike on the stand. I'd improvise a nice leather strap attached to passenger peg. Don't hurt your back ... easy to do at that angle.

My trick is to get the bike rolling backward ... then step down hard on the stand arm and hoik it up. Good luck.
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Old 02-09-2013, 11:36 AM   #73589
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simple. put a 2x4 in front of one or both wheels. then push bike up onto that before jumping on the center stand.

you can cut the end of the 2x4 at an angle to make it like a ramp. Ive done this with heavy street bikes for years. Just the rear wheel will do.
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Old 02-09-2013, 01:04 PM   #73590
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hi all,

well, after running into some difficulty getting my center stand installed - one of the bolts holding the foot-pegs sheared off inside the frame, requiring drilling it out and installing a heli-coil type thread repair kit - the center stand is finally in its proper place. so, what is the trick to actually get the bike on its center stand? it seems there is not enough leverage to be had from grabbing the rear rack w/my right hand. has anyone successfully installed some type of grab device closer to the center of the bike? i figure the fact that i have a smaller diameter 150/60-17 rear wheel/tire isn't helping things, but it shouldn't make that much of a difference. my ducati darmah is a snap to get on its center stand, (which is a good thing as it doesn't have a side stand), and it weighs ~175lbs more.

any suggestions?

tia,

doug s.

do you have a SM size wheel on the front too?? If so you might want to shorten the centerstand, I had to take about 1.5" out of the sidestand on my DR650SM to get the length right. FWIW the removed tubing can be cut lengthwise, reduced in diameter, then used as an insert between the cut pieceswhen the stand is welded back together...
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