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Old 02-09-2013, 03:26 PM   #73576
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I bought the Race Tech rear shock shaft assembly with spring. I went to the Race Tech site and used their product/spring rate search. You can put in your weight and riding style. I had a suspension shop install my stuff (did the front at the same time, and a couple mechanical things). After getting the bike back and measuring sag it looks to be damned near spot on for aggressive riding, which is what I was trying to set it up for. It also offers rebound adjustment, so it's not just valved for my riding weight.

I would buy the exact same thing again tomorrow if I needed suspension for my DR. If you look in the vendors section Race Tech is offering an AdvRider discount
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Old 02-09-2013, 03:58 PM   #73577
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I accidentally shifted without pulling the clutch in and was wondering if that has done any damage to the engine.

The 1st time was a down shift when I was going about 30-40mph, and the 2nd time was when I shifted into 1st from neutral at a stand still.

I have never done this before - I din't even know that it was possible, but I know it is bad for my bike.

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When I am riding trails, rarely do I clutch. On the road I do just out if habit and am trying to get out of it. The transmission is always in synch to a degree. Downshifting is more tricky.

An r1 is better at clutch less than the dr, but can still be done.


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Old 02-09-2013, 04:08 PM   #73578
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Ahh, keep doing what you are doing...I've never gotten 5000 miles out of a rear tire on ANY motorcycle I have owned. My DR is usually due around 3500-4000 depending on the tire.


I'm sure someone will come along saying they get 10K... they must count miles hauled on the trailer or something.
I run a Kenda TrakMaster II in the rear and it's shot at 2500 miles.
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Old 02-09-2013, 04:09 PM   #73579
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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, 04:19 PM   #73580
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Is the motoman method really the preferred? I have a friend who is a mechanic that said a lot of problems can steam from running a brand new engine hard in the beginning of its life. Then again, he might just be saying it for the business. Does anybody have an engine with a ton of miles\Kms on it that has used the Motoman method? My main concern is oil leaking past the rings.
I think lawyers wrote owners manuals not engineers when it comes to break in. Tuner shops break in on dyno.


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Old 02-09-2013, 04:52 PM   #73581
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Are there ADV stickers still for sale and who has them?
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Old 02-09-2013, 04:57 PM   #73582
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Are there ADV stickers still for sale and who has them?
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Old 02-09-2013, 05:01 PM   #73583
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Old 02-09-2013, 05:41 PM   #73584
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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?

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I have standard wheels on mine but, I step down on the stand and roll back more than lift. Works bettet when loaded down.
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Old 02-09-2013, 06:10 PM   #73585
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I bought the Race Tech rear shock shaft assembly with spring. I went to the Race Tech site and used their product/spring rate search. You can put in your weight and riding style. I had a suspension shop install my stuff (did the front at the same time, and a couple mechanical things). After getting the bike back and measuring sag it looks to be damned near spot on for aggressive riding, which is what I was trying to set it up for. It also offers rebound adjustment, so it's not just valved for my riding weight.

I would buy the exact same thing again tomorrow if I needed suspension for my DR. If you look in the vendors section Race Tech is offering an AdvRider discount
Thanks for the info, think I'll check thier site & see what options they offer.
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Old 02-09-2013, 07:53 PM   #73586
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I run a Kenda TrakMaster II in the rear and it's shot at 2500 miles.
TrakMaster II up to 2500 miles?? WOW u must be lucky. I can barely get 2000, but da ride is awsome . For best longivity, keep them away from black top even though it's a DOT tire (that's weird huh ).
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Old 02-09-2013, 08:09 PM   #73587
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Thanks for the link and pics. Question ... is the gas cap cutout big enough for a standard IMS gap with shorty vent tube and Procycle check valve? The vent probably sticks about 1.5" above the IMS cap. Is there only one Acerbis cap with integrated vent ... their web site seems down and some retailers show caps that look different than your picture. Also some forums mention the threads are close but not exact, etc.

Thanks - dman
Get the Acerbis locking gas cap. It does not have a vent tube sticking up.
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Old 02-09-2013, 08:33 PM   #73588
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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.
i didn't screw myself going w/the sm wheels - i wanted a motard!

i will consider your location adwice for a strap - it will have to be in a similar location, as there are no passenger pegs. and thanks to everyone else for their suggestions. not sure i wanna be shortening the center stand, but we'll see how it goes. a board under the rear wheel looks to be the easy ticket for garage work...

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Old 02-09-2013, 09:06 PM   #73589
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i didn't screw myself going w/the sm wheels - i wanted a motard!

i will consider your location adwice for a strap - it will have to be in a similar location, as there are no passenger pegs. and thanks to everyone else for their suggestions. not sure i wanna be shortening the center stand, but we'll see how it goes. a board under the rear wheel looks to be the easy ticket for garage work...

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Not screwed ... Motard is good
My wording was wrong ... I just meant a center stand may be tough to deploy. I've done this on bikes heavier and more unwieldy than the DR. I try to park on a slight slope. Park Nose UPHILL ... then let her roll back, use momentum and once moving wham that foot perch down on the stand hard and try to get her up all the way.

Left hand on left bar, right hand on strap (or rack or whatever) roll her back and pop her up.
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Old 02-09-2013, 09:31 PM   #73590
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Not screwed ... Motard is good
My wording was wrong ... I just meant a center stand may be tough to deploy. I've done this on bikes heavier and more unwieldy than the DR. I try to park on a slight slope. Park Nose UPHILL ... then let her roll back, use momentum and once moving wham that foot perch down on the stand hard and try to get her up all the way.

Left hand on left bar, right hand on strap (or rack or whatever) roll her back and pop her up.
i know the technique; as i said, w/no side stand on my 525lb dry duc darmah, it's the only way you can park it. i am surprised the dr650 is such a struggle...


i think i need to find a way to locate a grab point lower and/or further forward than the rear rack on my dr650.

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