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Old 07-19-2013, 05:32 PM   #78871
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The one point I can't get past is the weight difference. Like 50+ pounds heavier for the Husq.
Better, larger forks (& rear suspension), stiffer frame, and the beefiness to be able to create more power?

That would cover it for me. If the DR650 had 50 more pounds but very high quality suspension I guess I'd be just as happy with it, but it doesn't - which is why I don't own a KLR650 since it seems to give nothing for its weight.

Edit: Oh Jesus, and Brembo Brakes?!! Yeah, I'd be content.
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Old 07-19-2013, 06:09 PM   #78872
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Ok mine hits about 190klms before reserve and I have carried on to 260klms. That was driving very carfully. I must admit getting a bit worried until I reached the servo.
Here we go again with the km's...
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Old 07-19-2013, 06:13 PM   #78873
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On my first DR650 trip last weekend I got 148 and 144 statute miles when reserved was required. Almost immediately afterward, I pumped 2.9 gallons to fill it both times. I have the Raptor fuel tap from ProCycle. I wonder if it gives less run and more reserve.
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Old 07-19-2013, 06:43 PM   #78874
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Stock pipe header weld

I ground the weld years ago and it cracked this summer. this time I hope I solved the problem.
I welded to back side where it has more purchase. the mount for the primary fit well.
after a good scrub and 5 minutes on the buffer & some juice I heard about from MX Rob, the pipe cleaned up.
I even broke down and spent the $2.75 on a new gasket (I'm cheap)
I working on a new heat shield to swag it up some prolly use carbon fiber & Kevlar

going back together I used a dab of anti-seize on the bolts (I recommend this)


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Old 07-19-2013, 07:24 PM   #78875
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No worries. Mine has a welt- I never notice it at all.

..............shu
Thanks!
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Old 07-19-2013, 07:26 PM   #78876
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I ground the weld years ago and it cracked this summer. this time I hope I solved the problem.
I welded to back side where it has more purchase. the mount for the primary fit well.
after a good scrub and 5 minutes on the buffer & some juice I heard about from MX Rob, the pipe cleaned up.
I even broke down and spent the $2.75 on a new gasket (I'm cheap)
I working on a new heat shield to swag it up some prolly use carbon fiber & Kevlar

going back together I used a dab of anti-seize on the bolts (I recommend this)


(SW still on the lurk here)
Cleaned up nice........
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Old 07-19-2013, 07:31 PM   #78877
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Cleaned up nice........
Wait, is that the stock pipe?

How did he get it so clean?!
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Old 07-19-2013, 08:28 PM   #78878
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Wait, is that the stock pipe?

How did he get it so clean?!
Scroll down the page, there are several posts starting at #984. I have 20 posts per page and the link shows page 50, so you might have to find #984.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...117546&page=50
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Old 07-19-2013, 09:56 PM   #78879
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Better, larger forks (& rear suspension), stiffer frame, and the beefiness to be able to create more power?

That would cover it for me. If the DR650 had 50 more pounds but very high quality suspension I guess I'd be just as happy with it, but it doesn't - which is why I don't own a KLR650 since it seems to give nothing for its weight.

Edit: Oh Jesus, and Brembo Brakes?!! Yeah, I'd be content.
Yea, Brembo brakes and about 10 to 15 HP over the DR650. I'm sure it's not perfect ... but so far very few faults with that Terra that I've read about.
Lose the 2nd exhaust can to save some weight ... not sure where else it's carrying the extra weight.
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Old 07-19-2013, 09:59 PM   #78880
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I ground the weld years ago and it cracked this summer. this time I hope I solved the problem.
I welded to back side where it has more purchase. the mount for the primary fit well.
after a good scrub and 5 minutes on the buffer & some juice I heard about from MX Rob, the pipe cleaned up.
I even broke down and spent the $2.75 on a new gasket (I'm cheap)
I working on a new heat shield to swag it up some prolly use carbon fiber & Kevlar

going back together I used a dab of anti-seize on the bolts (I recommend this)


(SW still on the lurk here)
Yous got skills! Nice weld!
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Old 07-19-2013, 10:15 PM   #78881
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Check it out I'm famous! Touratech-USA facebook page!

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Old 07-19-2013, 10:37 PM   #78882
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How kewl izzat!!
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Old 07-19-2013, 11:52 PM   #78883
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Nice DR!

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Old 07-20-2013, 12:01 AM   #78884
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Nice DR!
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Old 07-20-2013, 12:20 AM   #78885
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That must be a mistake ..? I don't see a Blue Rondel on that bike!

Do Tourtech still sell these?
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