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Old 12-17-2012, 04:05 PM   #826
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If anyone needs a set of white side covers, there's a scratched up pair for $50 on eBay. (No connection to me)
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"The motorcycle, being poorly designed for both flight and marine operation, sustained significant external and internal damage," police noted.
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Old 12-18-2012, 12:48 PM   #827
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Here it is, the middle of the Winter, and I'm out there in the cold garage installing my countershaft oil seal retainer...



Fits very nicely.

Need to order a new countershaft sprocket though, before closing it up. Should have guessed it would be shot.
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"The motorcycle, being poorly designed for both flight and marine operation, sustained significant external and internal damage," police noted.
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Old 12-18-2012, 05:46 PM   #828
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First Tour on New DR650

This is us on a break at Chimney Rock, NC. Lots of good curves in this area.
It was the first tour that my wife (Frau Blucher) did on her new DR650.

Chimney Rock Cafe 2.jpg

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Old 12-19-2012, 06:32 AM   #829
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It was the first tour that my wife (Frau Blucher) did on her new DR650.
Did I just hear horses..........?
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Old 01-16-2013, 07:32 PM   #830
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Time to revive the 'No Pissing' thread!

Anyone bought a rack from here?

http://www.dirtracks.com/catalog/suz...se-bike-racks/

I got their soft bag racks and found they wouldn't behave with my Suzuki carrier. Fortunately the seller is sending me two of his carriers for a very reasonable price.
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"The motorcycle, being poorly designed for both flight and marine operation, sustained significant external and internal damage," police noted.

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Old 01-17-2013, 04:04 AM   #831
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Took my dr for its first good ride

Before I got the dr I joined a local dual sport meet up group, but they weren't meeting. The leader gave up the group, so I took it. Went out on a good, road ride Saturday. My dr behaved well, but needs a little carb fine tuning. Had a v Strom, a husky, klr, and the new Honda 250 show up for the ride.

Not much dirt near by, but the Uwharrie forest is about 90 minutes away. Some gravel and about 25 miles of trails. The next decent day will see me down there attempting to stretch my skills. (Currently zilch)
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:20 AM   #832
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If anyone needs a set of white side covers, there's a scratched up pair for $50 on eBay. (No connection to me)
Thanks but I already have a scratched up pair with FSSNOC stickers on them. Took my DR out Sunday for a ride down Mines south of Livermore. About froze my you-know-what off, even with an electric vest! GOT to get a windscreen but need one short enough to be able to stand up. Any suggestions?

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Old 01-17-2013, 10:39 AM   #833
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Thanks but I already have a scratched up pair with FSSNOC stickers on them. Took my DR out Sunday for a ride down Mines south of Livermore. About froze my you-know-what off, even with an electric vest! GOT to get a windscreen but need one short enough to be able to stand up. Any suggestions?

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I don't like shields on the DR ... especially off road. Hard to see what's out ahead and NOT good if you crash and go through the shield. Nice in the cold I guess. It's been super cold in the Bay Area. Mines rd. get icy ... so beware! I don't like Black Ice ... I skip riding when it's below freezing.

If you keep headed South (past The Junction) you can go up to the Lick Observatory. You may have snow and ice on the road up. The West side, going down off the mountain, is warmer, less ice. Some great secret roads heading back North from there.
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Old 01-17-2013, 10:47 AM   #834
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Agree completely about riding Mines. Rolling down to "The Junction" for a Gerry-Burger and rings is high on my list of good time rides. I go back and forth on the windscreen. It would be nice to have one that is easy-on-easy-off.
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Old 01-17-2013, 02:13 PM   #835
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Thanks but I already have a scratched up pair with FSSNOC stickers on them. Took my DR out Sunday for a ride down Mines south of Livermore. About froze my you-know-what off, even with an electric vest! GOT to get a windscreen but need one short enough to be able to stand up. Any suggestions?

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First off I would suggest getting heated shorts

A one piece riding suit can make a big difference
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:19 PM   #836
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Old 01-18-2013, 03:35 PM   #837
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Windscreens. I have the Cee Bailey's Sport. Only time it got in my way was on some technical stuff. Other than that, no problems. Only 4 bolts so easy enough on/off.



When the bike was blue-ish


Got smacked in the chest on this trail. Dats me in the back getting ready to get punched.
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Old 01-18-2013, 06:02 PM   #838
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Thanks Troph! Does it actually do anything for you? It looks pretty short.
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Old 01-18-2013, 06:28 PM   #839
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You sound like my doctor talking to my wife after my last physical.....! Somebody was gonna say it.

Yes - takes all the air off of my chest and puts my head in clear air. The relief "scoop" on the screen lets enough air get behind the screen which takes out the buffeting. I know folks have had great success with other screens and if I was all weather road bound, I'd go bigger, but this suits my needs. I'm 5' 9.

I did a 290 mile day a few weeks back - about 50 on dirt - and it helps. Especially since it was 35 F out and we were on back roads at 60 - 70 mph sometimes. I love my heated grips and have a strange feeling I'm getting heated gear for my birthday (it's in my wife's closet waiting to be wrapped - shhhhhhhhh).

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Old 01-21-2013, 07:36 AM   #840
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You all are making it more complicated than need be. Take a piece of 1" o.d. square tubing that is long enough to reach the top of the damper rod. It fits perfect.
I finally got to the forks this past weekend. This "tool" worked perfectly for loosening/tightening the damper rod bolt. Naturally, I did not have enough fork oil so I only lowered one fork. But, it was simple enough to do.

The oil that I drained was red and did not have much, if any, odor to it. I'm guessing it was ATF. I replaced it with 10# weight fork oil (which smells like 90w gear oil). Now, I need another 6 oz. to do the other fork and complete the job.
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