Ottawa DR650 Riders

Discussion in 'Canada' started by TDY, Feb 28, 2012.

  1. TDY

    TDY Been here awhile

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    :clapHi Ottawa DR650 riders, We are increasing in numbers over the past couple of years and should have a place to get together.:clap

    I've started a thread on ADV for local Ottawa DR650 Riders to:
    - discuss DR650 modifications
    - exchange parts and ideas
    - try out eachothers mods before doing our own
    - help each other with troubleshooting and tuning
    - pass along information on good deals on parts (group buys perhaps?)
    - find riding buddies
    - organize some rides

    :dealThis thread is not to replace any of the existing Ottawa, DR650 or ride threads on ADV or elsewhere.
    :dealThis is not a club or exclusive group, just a place to meet and talk local DR650

    Cheers,
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  2. thumpididump

    thumpididump MacGyver

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    I'm in.



    :thumb
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  3. TDY

    TDY Been here awhile

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    Wow that was fast Derek.
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  4. shipwrek12001

    shipwrek12001 Shipwrek

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    Terry started a thread.........................................:D

    I don't qualify but I'll be here to lurk...:D
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  5. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    You rode my DR so perhaps you do qualify.
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  6. dresda

    dresda shut up and RIDE!

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    Hurray! So, who'll be out this Saturday! :clap
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  7. thumpididump

    thumpididump MacGyver

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    Just happened to refresh my screen.


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  8. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    I bet we will - but not on the DRs. The BMWs have more capacity for heated gear of course.
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  9. zaskar

    zaskar Been here awhile

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    is peterborough too far to belong to the thread:evil
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  10. TDY

    TDY Been here awhile

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    No problem shipwrek I lurk everywhere on ADV

    I like to pretend my DR is a dirt bike sometimes and for short rides I do alright. The Algonquin 2 Day trail ride after the rain last year was pushing it (literally) a bit too far. I also enjoy twisty pavement rides so long as I don't have to go more than 120 for any length of time to keep up.

    My DR is a 2001 model baught new in 2002 but as you all know '96 to '12 are all the same until we get creative. Here for your amusement is my mod list:
    - Dynojet kit and opened top of air box
    - Twin Air air filter
    - NGK Iridium spark plugs
    - loctite on the NSU screws
    - GSXR muffler with FMF spark arrestor screen
    - DR250 tail light
    - removed lower fender
    - LED stick on licence light
    - Seat Concepts seat
    - IMS tank
    - EvoMx Fuel tank foam
    - Ricochet (Utah sport cycle) skid plate
    - headlight relays with direct wire to battery
    - Fastway foot-pegs
    - Galfer wave rotors
    - Galfer steel front brake hose
    - Cogent Dynamics rebuilt shock
    - Race Tech Cartridge Emulators
    - Ebach .47 kg/mm fork springs
    - extended fuel screw
    - Dual Star heated grips
    - home made bar risers
    - OEM Speedo removed
    - Garmin 60cx as speedo and trip meter
    - speedo eliminator spacer on front axle
    - Ken Sean mirrors
    - Emgo hand protectors with Acerbis wind deflectors
    - Hippo Hands hand muffs
    - home made extended lower chain guide
    - 520 x-ring chain, 15:47 sprockets
    - ignition switch and steering lock removed
    - D606 on the rear tire, Pirelli Scorpion Pro front
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  11. TDY

    TDY Been here awhile

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    You will have to head to the Ottawa area (Calabogie or Limerick forest) this summer for a ride to qualify. Otherwise it will be hard for me to try out your bike.:D
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  12. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    You mean '96 to '12, of course...

    '96 was the best year, I hear. :lol3
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  13. Drif10

    Drif10 Accredited Jackass

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    Lowly 350 riders left behind...

    But my 350 does have dr650 fork springs. :D
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  14. Booyashaka

    Booyashaka Ride Report Junkie

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    Cool, I'm in.I'm getting itchy to start taking stuff apart and bolting new stuff on :D I might be in need of some sage DR guru advice. I look forward to meeting/riding with some of you this spring/summer:freaky
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  15. dirtyrod

    dirtyrod Adventurer

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    Sounds great to me!
    Now lets get together for a beer somewhere, just keep me away from any firewood or logs on the floor where ever it is.:loaded
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  16. TDY

    TDY Been here awhile

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    Thanks emmbeedee. fixed.

    I have enough trouble with real names and faces and find remembering usernames a pain. I've noticed that real first names are often used in replies on ADV. Dose anyone here have a problem with that? I don't. In the meantime I will attempt to get the names and usernames associated with the right faces. I know most of you already but I think an introduction post of some sort from everyone is going to go a long way to helping sort out our little community.

    Does anyone have experience with the Shroai Li-iron battery or know of a cheaper source than Procycle?

    How about Dirt Bagz? http://www.dbzproducts.com/ They seem to offer the lightest side support brackets and saddle bags I've seen other than some questionable home made brackets. I would not use any soft saddle bags without a metal support to keep it away from the muffler. I also like how far forward they mount.

    If anyone needs an OEM muffler with a few scratches or a pair of OEM front fork springs make me an offer.
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  17. Drif10

    Drif10 Accredited Jackass

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    Try www.cyclenutz.com for the Shorai. Tony is an inmate here, he's Hotspice, and gives an advrider discount. Lots of goodies on his website.
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  18. Isatis

    Isatis n00b

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    I'am a new rider, let's learn ...

    :ear
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  19. dresda

    dresda shut up and RIDE!

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    I'm a fairly recent convert to the DR. I didn't want to ride my BMW on the gravel anymore so I'd bought a KLX about 2 years ago. However, I didn't enjoy the bike all that much, I found it too light and prone to move around in a disconcerting way when it was deflected off rocks etc. All those years on the pavement mean I'm not used to a bike that moves. When I found out how easy it is to lower a DR a bit I tried EmmBeeDee's out for a couple of weekends and really enjoyed it. It was perfect, had enough power to keep up on the highway but was lighter than the BMW and easy to ride in the gravel. And designed to fall over with minimal damage. So I picked up the '01 from a village near Tremblant. Most of my farkle seems to be used stuff (mostly from Thumpididump) but I've put a Pro-cycle seat and one of the big IMS tanks. Comfort and range, all at a great price. I put almost 7000kms on it last year and had a great time doing it.

    If I had to have only one motorcycle it would be the DR. :D

    (I do love the BMW, but the DR is more versatile.)
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  20. TDY

    TDY Been here awhile

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    Welcome to the asylum Isatis.
    Tell us about your riding experience (so far), your bike, places you like to ride etc.
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