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Old 09-25-2007, 10:12 PM   #7456
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over 500 pages and 7,500 I think we can safely say this thread is still alive and kicking.. When i started this thread i never expected it to be this popular,... I cant see this thread dying there's always new info on modding a DR650 and due to its simplicity and affordabilty it makes these mods alot more affordable to 90% of the people who ride these bikes!!!! as of late though im a bit disappointed in the lack of dr650 photos being posted so here is mine .....
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Old 09-25-2007, 10:19 PM   #7457
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Old 09-25-2007, 10:32 PM   #7458
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No. Thats the only drawback with the Corbin is they use a steel pan thats a little heavy.
Very solid fibreglass/resin type pan.
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Old 09-25-2007, 10:35 PM   #7459
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I would like to see peoples windshield mods too. Addtional lighting, what ever, I have time to burn, a new welder to use and a industral sewing machine!! I need lots of ideas here!
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Old 09-25-2007, 10:38 PM   #7460
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over 500 pages and 7,500 I think we can safely say this thread is still alive and kicking.. When i started this thread i never expected it to be this popular,... I cant see this thread dying there's always new info on modding a DR650 and due to its simplicity and affordabilty it makes these mods alot more affordable to 90% of the people who ride these bikes!!!! as of late though im a bit disappointed in the lack of dr650 photos being posted so here is mine .....
Well, here are MaxPower's new fender pictures



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Old 09-25-2007, 10:40 PM   #7461
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as of late though im a bit disappointed in the lack of dr650 photos being posted so here is mine .....
Oh alright then...





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Old 09-25-2007, 10:41 PM   #7462
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Well, here are MaxPower's new fender pictures



Its painted to match and a bit higher and centered now. off a 85' bmw. Plug and play! the bolt holes matched right up .
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Old 09-25-2007, 10:43 PM   #7463
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I don't think I've ever posted a picture of my wife's DR650 here:


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Old 09-25-2007, 10:45 PM   #7464
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Its painted to match and a bit higher and centered now. off a 85' bmw. Plug and play! the bolt holes matched right up .
I thought that looked like an airhead fender.
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Old 09-25-2007, 10:47 PM   #7465
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Here she is! Man I Love this bike !!!!!!!!!!
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Old 09-25-2007, 11:02 PM   #7466
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Question Unused plug

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Above the headlight in the wire loom, there is an unused plug that is "hot" when the igniton is on. Any clue?
Just FYI on that unused plug, I went by the Suzuki dealership today with a couple questions. One being that plug, with the brown wire, and why it's there. According to the dealer it was his understanding that it was put there for use in the european market and may be used for lights. I used mine for a 12V plug-in, works great.

I was also wondering about the power output by the alternator because I was looking around for a heated Jacket liner for an Alaska trip next summer. Read a good article ( http://www.webbikeworld.com/r3/heated-jacket/ ) which was saying that the jacket would run best with at least a 300 watt alternator. Anything less would drain the battery.
Per the Suzuki book, the DR650 only puts out 200 watts at 5000 RPM.
Anyone use a heated jacket with the DR or do any mods for more electricity???
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Old 09-25-2007, 11:02 PM   #7467
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Cool2 picture time....

swish ill be in for a couple....

gone but not forgotten...




RIP.... killed by a woman who" didn't see you"

new badness....(but i love it)



and of course... FB hisself < that was intentional eddy



i sure do love a piccy thread moment.

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Old 09-25-2007, 11:08 PM   #7468
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Klay screwed with this post 09-25-2007 at 11:14 PM
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Old 09-25-2007, 11:10 PM   #7469
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Just FYI on that unused plug, I went by the Suzuki dealership today with a couple questions. One being that plug, with the brown wire, and why it's there. According to the dealer it was his understanding that it was put there for use in the european market and may be used for lights. I used mine for a 12V plug-in, works great.
Thanx for the info. I was going to try and hook up some lights to it but all the wireing on the bike seems so fine that im worried about the draw. At least I dont have to worry about a pesky starter sucking up the battery
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Old 09-25-2007, 11:54 PM   #7470
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Eibach fork spring length?

I know most here go with Eibach springs up front. I also know the Eibach straight rate spring is shorter than the stock progressive Suzuki fork springs and you need to add a PVC spacer to make up the shorter spring in order to achieve correct preload.

Given that a shorter spring means a stiffer spring, could one CUT the stock spring to a certain length and achieve the a similar result to an Eibach? (Adding a spacer to match the cut off amount.

Unless the Eibach wire is thicker or less tightly wound, this could work, no? I'm experimenting, thought I'd give it a shot.

Can anyone tell me the length of their Eiback spring and what the rate is?

Anyone ever cut stock springs before? Anygood?

TIA !!!
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