Kiwi DR650 forum

Discussion in 'New Zealand' started by talbertnz, Mar 2, 2008.

  1. talbertnz

    talbertnz ..Clogs on da footpegs..

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    pfff was really enjoyin the combo oz kiwi dr forum!

    anyways how many Dr'ers are here in kiwiland
    post here!
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  2. PJay

    PJay Any bike, anywhere

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    Yeah, there's a few of us who appreciate the virtues of this device - and probably a lot more who are trying to eliminate what they see as their own ones' vices.

    Mine's a farkle-free zone as yet, but that will change...
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  3. cooneyr

    cooneyr terra firma rider

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    Quite a few DR riders round the souf island as well.

    I'm on a 97 SE

    Mines of the road at the moment as I'm getting the not so uncommon 3rd gear whine sorted (currently thought to be an assembly issue).

    Farkels include
    IMS 18 (going on 20)l Tank
    Scotty oiler
    progressive fork spring
    moose bark busters and hand guards
    home made tail rack
    home made soft pannier bars
    getting new shock spring and revalve while 3rd gear being fixed.

    No work on the carbie as the bike seems to be different to most in that it has different zorst and carbie. Bigger hole in the can and no micro switch (whatever that does) on the carbie.

    Just after putting the IMS on.

    [​IMG]

    Cheers R
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  4. Lard

    Lard Been here awhile

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    I own one.

    Just a quick note though, it would be worth a squizz in this thread for DR info before asking on here as it's usually been answered many times previously
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  5. far queue

    far queue Adventurer

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    I've got one too, 2003, Blue

    Farkels include ...
    32L Safari Tank
    Spacer in fork springs
    Bark Busters
    Ventura pack rack
    44T rear Sprocket
    13, 14, & 15T front sprockets

    Here's a pic ...
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  6. Qkchk

    Qkchk Learner Adventurer

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    Will be picking up a his and hers DR650 this weekend.............cant wait.

    BTW They are NOT the same colour :lol3
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  7. Bass

    Bass Been here awhile

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    Well I've got one, but I'm about to take it to Oz for a couple of months. Plan on about 22,000 km of backroads and 4WD tracks.
    It's pretty well farkled now, lots of changes - just dropped in the full Ohlins conversion last night. Last thing to add is the safari tank, but that will happen when we uncrate it in Brisbane.
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  8. talbertnz

    talbertnz ..Clogs on da footpegs..

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    Awsome! I so wanna do that one day! but for now got a f-in house mortgage to pay!

    Ride report please!
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  9. talbertnz

    talbertnz ..Clogs on da footpegs..

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    Went for a 4h ride north of auckl. in the pooring rain on tuesday. only to discover that my trusty old dutch all weather jacket wasn't all that water proof any more... that was one cold ride home! (oh and my behind was sore too (stock seat)) grrr..

    Also I usually ride in my 2 piece leather suit (and sunny weather) and always used to have the kneesliders attached, cause they never bothered me. altough I did seem to notice a few times, when riding that my legs didn't really naturaly (without my effort) ''hug'' the tank. I didn't really give it any thought as I thought it was just the Dr's ergonomics and the small tank that where to blame.
    Until a couple of weeks ago on the way back from the paeroa races it did bother me and I wondered if the kneesliders had any thing to do with it. so I Ripped them of, and That was it, they were pushing my legs appart.
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  10. Bass

    Bass Been here awhile

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    Will see what we can do.
    Plan on a daily diary and a comprehensive photo record, so should be able to come up with something reasonable.
    However, will have virtually nil internet access during the trip and so a report will have to wait until we get back - around the end of July.
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  11. Bass

    Bass Been here awhile

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    Within a month or 2, I predict that you will come to think that this is one of the best decisions you have ever made. I am pretty well travelled in NZ but I didn't realise just how much of the country I had missed and how spectacular it was, until I left the bitumen behind.
    The day I bought the DR, I tripled the length of road that was of interest.
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  12. Kennif

    Kennif Been here awhile

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    So.... where do the safari 32 litre tanks come from in NZ?
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  13. cooneyr

    cooneyr terra firma rider

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    Australia :D Far Queue is the only person I know of with one and he got his of Tardme for cheep. Seriously I think its easiest to import yourself.

    These guys are US based but both TransalperNZ and I have got IMS tanks from therm in less than two weeks from ordering and the prices are pretty good. The do the safari tanks as well. I dont know who to annoy in Ausi about one.

    Cheers R
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  14. far queue

    far queue Adventurer

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    These guys make and sell the Safari tank in Oz.
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  15. Kennif

    Kennif Been here awhile

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    What a hell of a differemce in prices on the US site from Safari to Acerbis to Clarke to IMS. So is there something special about the Safari that makes it a fair deal for the price?
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  16. cooneyr

    cooneyr terra firma rider

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    Suppose to be pretty strong and crash able, they have two petcocks which are suppose to be better petcocks than those that come with an IMS, the come with extra mounting hardware to stabilise the front wings, they are bigger i.e. more plastic.

    No idea really I'm just guessing:dunno

    Cheers R
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  17. far queue

    far queue Adventurer

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    Yep, it is strong and well mounted. I've had no issues with the couple of offs I've had with it on. Yep, 2 petcocks so all the fuel drains out and you arn't left with a couple of litres that you can't use, but I couldn't really vouch for the quality of the petcocks. They don't leak or anything but they're impossible to turn by hand, way too stiff. I've pulled them to bits to try and fix them, but no change.

    As for cost, I think AUD$650 plus freight plus gst is too steep, but I was happy with NZ$350 off trademe :clap
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  18. bikemoto

    bikemoto Tyre critic

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    Did you lubricate them afterwards? I followed the process outlined in What to do with Fuel Taps on the stiff tap on my 640A; fixed it good! I'll now do that annually. Used some rubber grease on the o-rings and around the plastic cone.
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  19. far queue

    far queue Adventurer

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    Yep, I followed those instructions to the letter with no difference. I just the leave the taps on reserve all the time now. It's easy to see exactly how much how much fuel I've got anyway so not a problem. If I need to turn the taps off to take the tank off for any reason I just use a big pair of pliers :evil
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  20. Kennif

    Kennif Been here awhile

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    I see that the IMS tank for the DR650 has a capacity of 4.9 US gallons. That is only about 18.5 litres. The stock tank has 13 litres. Do you reckon it is worth the expense? It looks as if it will cost around $NZ400 for the IMS tank (cost + shipping)
    Any comments appreciated.
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