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Old 10-26-2011, 12:23 AM   #76
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that would be kinda fugly looking.
Was trying to find a pic. I think there's one in this thread somewhere...
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Old 10-26-2011, 06:30 AM   #77
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I had a 1998 DR650 that I used primarily on pavement with the occasional search for gravel or dirt, of which there isn't much in northern Indiana. I tarted it up with a 19" front wheel, stainless brake line, IMS 5 gallon tank, Corbin seat, Spitfire windshield, Dual Star center stand, SuperTrapp exhaust, revised jetting and Dirt Bagz.

The only picture I have of it sucks, but here it is all loaded up in the middle of a 5 week, 8500 mile ride on back roads to the Olympic Peninsula and back -



The bike ran flawlessly, even with my overly-rich jetting changes. If I had it to do over again I would lace up a wider rim for the back, but other than that it was a do-it-all bike, even when called upon to keep up with traffic on the interstates. When I had this bike I also owned a ZRX1100 and I found myself riding the DR650 most of the time.

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Old 10-26-2011, 07:20 AM   #78
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What, pray tell, is that front fender from?
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Old 10-26-2011, 08:45 AM   #79
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...The only picture I have of it sucks....I found myself riding the DR650 most of the time.
makes me want to sing Purple Rain for some reason.

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Was trying to find a pic. I think there's one in this thread somewhere...
i'm not too concerned about fabbing up a bracket for the screen, just thought it might be a cheap and relatively small shield to try.

plus it looks factory.
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Old 10-26-2011, 01:49 PM   #80
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What, pray tell, is that front fender from?
It was an aftermarket piece - probably a Maier "Superbike." There wasn't much aftermarket stuff available for the DR650 10 years ago, at least much that I could find.

And on the topic of the purple fork gaiters - you should have seen it with the factory yellow ones in combo w/ the purple frame... it was uniquely unattractive.

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Old 10-27-2011, 12:41 PM   #81
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Was trying to find a pic. I think there's one in this thread somewhere...
i found this pic and it's not as bad as i thought.
looks like you need to space it out correctly.

someone else did use this screen too but with turbocity brackets & a vstrom madstad adjustable mount.
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Old 10-27-2011, 02:06 PM   #82
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i found this pic and it's not as bad as i thought.
looks like you need to space it out correctly.

someone else did use this screen too but with turbocity brackets & a vstrom madstad adjustable mount.
there we go, thanks! yeah doesn't look too bad, i wonder how it works?

i would cobble up some kindof adjustable mount for it as well. interesting....

what shield is this?

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Old 10-27-2011, 02:59 PM   #83
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Getting my parabellum 23" tonight. After fiddling with a universal scooter shield, and the National cycles deflector, Its time to give the parabellum a shot. If it doesn't work well, it will be going back, and a turbocity is next lol.. I love return policies..

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Old 10-27-2011, 06:38 PM   #84
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there we go, thanks! yeah doesn't look too bad, i wonder how it works?

i would cobble up some kindof adjustable mount for it as well. interesting....

what shield is this?

You may like the Madstad....it does what you're looking for.

http://www.madstad.com/s.nl/sc.7/category.1921/.f

I'm 6'4" and it's what I plan to get when I can get other upgrades done (tires, suspension, luggage).
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Old 10-27-2011, 07:41 PM   #85
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Got the Parabellum on tonight.. God that thing is HUGE... It took about 30 mins to get it all settled in, and I wish the directions were a little better (they are hand drawn), but it fits nicely. It has a little bit of adjusting, but I have not got to ride yet and adjust. Tomorrow morning, Ill get on the highway and see if it is really as good as other inmates say.

I do not like the mount that goes to the handlebar clamps. Basically I have the top of the clamp, a space, the windshield bracket, and bolt. the Space is created because the windshield bracket sits on top of the lip on the top clamp... Kinda hard to explain, I may have to take a picture. I think I will have to Install a spacer in order to make the bolt fit snugger.

Here is the final setup:

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Old 10-27-2011, 10:53 PM   #86
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that has to be the largest screen for the DR on the market, by a long shot.
i think it's gonna be hit or miss if it works, depending on your height.
it's got the most side protection for colder riding.
might be a great winter shield.
you might even be looking through it, if you can stand that.
my money is still on madstad as the best of the larger DR options as he offers 4 screen options plus it's fully adjustable. you can also quickly remove the screen when you're riding more off-road stuff.
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Old 10-28-2011, 03:39 AM   #87
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turbocity brackets & a vstrom madstad adjustable mount

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i found this pic and it's not as bad as i thought.
looks like you need to space it out correctly.

someone else did use this screen too but with turbocity brackets & a vstrom madstad adjustable mount.
That would be me ...
see the link below .... not pretty -- but worked very well.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...&postcount=217


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The V-Strom MRA w/ adj. Spoiler - worked GREAT !

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When I got my second DR650SE - I went to the MadStad RoboBrackets and CR Sport windscreen as seen below

http://www.madstad.com/s.nl/sc.7/category.1921/it.C/.f
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A cleaner Set-up for sure .... with the RoboBrackets there is TONS of adjustment options (both height and tilt) and you can put just about any size or shape windscreen on. Plus with the T-Bolts - it's a quick tooless job to remove the windscreen ...

The adjustment isn't as quick as with the V-Strom MadStad Brackets thou ...
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Gsvs: what kind of hand guards are these? Do they provide decent protection?

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Old 10-28-2011, 06:39 AM   #89
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I presently use this small slipstream model which works well for its size.
AAlso tried the Vstrom shield but didn't care for the angle. The slipstream offers more protection and looks somewhat better. I put a 16 tooth countersprocket in, just thought I'd mention it since this is the highway thread. Love it now on the open road and still have no trouble in the dirt.
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Old 10-28-2011, 08:46 AM   #90
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Gsvs: what kind of hand guards are these? To they provide decent protection?

Hey planemanx15 ...

I only had that DR650 for a short time (SOLD it - big mistake because it was set-up very well, now I'm wised up and bought another DR650) --- but I do remember that hand guards did an excellent job of blocking the wind.

The Handguards are Moose Racing Hand Guards with Moose Racing Large Competition Handguards Protectors

Follow the two links below .. for details and review

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...andguards.aspx

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...Protector.aspx

Here's a couple if more pictures that show the hand guards better ...
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Hope that helps ...
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