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Old 06-25-2010, 04:32 AM   #7516
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They look horny ... thanks
Both cost under $100 off US Ebay,but then I needed mirrors and a hydraulic banjo bolt but it is a lot tidier than stock and got some fold away mirrors later on.

If these are of any use,PM a address and I can get them in the mail.
They were spares I kept in the tool tube and never used.
Cut down stockers.

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Old 06-25-2010, 04:53 AM   #7517
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What ya planning
Nothing big in the pipeline old mate......just a few local tracks that need to be dusted one day
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Old 06-25-2010, 05:47 AM   #7518
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Why cut down levers ?
Just get Barkbuster VPS handguards
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Old 06-25-2010, 05:50 AM   #7519
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Originally Posted by ADV8
Both cost under $100 off US Ebay,but then I needed mirrors and a hydraulic banjo bolt but it is a lot tidier than stock and got some fold away mirrors later on.

If these are of any use,PM a address and I can get them in the mail.
They were spares I kept in the tool tube and never used.
Cut down stockers.

Thanks ADV8 but ive cut the stockers, was hoping to find some 2 finger type levers ..... will keep looking
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Old 06-28-2010, 06:46 PM   #7520
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I'm on the south coast of WA so there's a lot of tarmac to get to any of the desert raids so will compromise a little I think. Need the 30l for the desert and so have to be set up before I leave home
I got Vince Strang to set me up for a Kimberley trip and for around $650 I got a shock service and 8kg spring plus a set Racetech fork springs which give you the option of .4, .43, .46 and I used .43 plus Vince's recommendation of 15wt fork oil. He is good to deal with, easy to talk to and knows his stuff with DR650. I sent him all my details including type of riding , bike details etc and then had a chat on the phone. I have an IMS tank so a bit lighter on the front than a full Safari.
Set up worked well on the trip and only bottomed out a few times on dips with dip in the bottom and that could have been avoided with a bit more standing up or a bit more compression damping on the shock. Can't recommend Vince highly enough to deal with. All up bike weight loaded and with full tank and 2x 5lt jerries full was 220kg plus me with gear and backpack around 98kg. Most of the time the jerries were empty as we only needed extra fuel on a couple of legs.
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Old 06-29-2010, 02:12 AM   #7521
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couple of quick questions

Hey fellars, just a few Questions about the DR set up, getting ready for the OCR.

1. Can i make the stock headlight brighter with a better globe without draining the battery or needing a bigger alternator when the engine is running, if so how big, or watts?

2. How easy is it to hook up a cigi lighter for phone charging.

3. Are there any tricks or special tools needed for changing the front fork springs. I have done plenty of MX bikes before, but no DR's.

4. What sort of stand or home made set up can you take on a trip other than a centre stand, for changing a flat, or do you just look for a log or dig a hole.

5. Are the old surfboard type straps good enough for tying on your load, or are better ones required.
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Old 06-29-2010, 02:15 AM   #7522
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i can answer question 2 really easily. the others not so
there is two spare circuits on the dr on under the seat and the other under the headlight (brown wire)
they are linked to the ignition circuit
i have my heated grips running on the under seat one and a cig lighter form behind the light
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Old 06-29-2010, 02:32 AM   #7523
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Hey fellars, just a few Questions about the DR set up, getting ready for the OCR.

1. Can i make the stock headlight brighter with a better globe without draining the battery or needing a bigger alternator when the engine is running, if so how big, or watts?

2. How easy is it to hook up a cigi lighter for phone charging.

3. Are there any tricks or special tools needed for changing the front fork springs. I have done plenty of MX bikes before, but no DR's.

4. What sort of stand or home made set up can you take on a trip other than a centre stand, for changing a flat, or do you just look for a log or dig a hole.

5. Are the old surfboard type straps good enough for tying on your load, or are better ones required.
1. upgrading the globe poses no problems with the battery or alternator. i ran one for over 30 000km and never had a problem except for the 3 pin connector melting a little.

2. cigi lighter only requires 1.5m of wire, an off the shelf lighter and an inline fuse. you can wire it directly to the battery or get all fancy with a switch inline.

3.springs can be changes out with a shfter and a milk crate. get the front wheel off the ground with the crate, top of the forks off and the springs are sitting right there under a spacer. you may want to look at doing more later on though and adding some valve emulators or similar device that will require further dissasembly.

4. there are centre stands available but ive left the extra weight off and just use a log or rock.
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Old 06-29-2010, 02:51 AM   #7524
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1. upgrading the globe poses no problems with the battery or alternator. i ran one for over 30 000km and never had a problem except for the 3 pin connector melting a little.

2. cigi lighter only requires 1.5m of wire, an off the shelf lighter and an inline fuse. you can wire it directly to the battery or get all fancy with a switch inline.

3.springs can be changes out with a shfter and a milk crate. get the front wheel off the ground with the crate, top of the forks off and the springs are sitting right there under a spacer. you may want to look at doing more later on though and adding some valve emulators or similar device that will require further dissasembly.

4. there are centre stands available but ive left the extra weight off and just use a log or rock.
Very good! What size globe or wattage did you use in the headlight? Thanks for the reply :
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Old 06-29-2010, 02:55 AM   #7525
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I've got a centrestand, but some blokes use this jack outback.

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Old 06-29-2010, 02:55 AM   #7526
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I carry this on trips. Haven't had to use it for a tyre change yet but it's primary purpose is to lube the chain.
Ally tent pole. 360mm long 22mm diameter 100grams weight.
I've also put a small screw in the swingarm drain hole to locate it

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Old 06-29-2010, 03:05 AM   #7527
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I've got a centrestand, but some blokes use this jack outback.

http://www.ibbikelifts.biz/lifts-emergencylift.php
You see Dave, all that fancy stuff made for Harley's isn't a patch on Big Willy's piece of art. I shall send BW a royalty cheque or buy him a beer at the OCR if he's attending
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Old 06-29-2010, 03:14 AM   #7528
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What is the standard carby needle clip position?

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Old 06-29-2010, 03:25 AM   #7529
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Very good! What size globe or wattage did you use in the headlight? Thanks for the reply :
I use a 55\100w bulb with no problems
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Old 06-29-2010, 03:26 AM   #7530
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What is the standard carby needle clip position?

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