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Discussion in 'Australia' started by davorallyfan, Feb 20, 2007.
Thanks, Paul. I'll give them a go.
I'm not keen on any brand organic pads. Notice that the same company has sintered pads and I would give them a try
Does anyone know where to get those highway pegs that bolt on to the front of the frame, they look god awfull but my tired legs were begging for something like this on last weekends ride during the commute home.:eek1
Yes I have bar risers but no lowered pegs, just looking to streach the legs forward on trips.
Would be pretty easy to make your own like this http://www.happy-trail.com/Products/Happy-Trails-Highway-PegsbrSuzuki-DR650__HTP_0-0-4.aspx and just bolt it to the frame with a u bolt or 2.
Do you have a bash plate? Planty of pics of folding pegs just being bolted to the bash plate wings with a few correct sized spacers.
edit - here is a home made version with no plate. http://rthompson.us/2007/09/27/diy-dr650-highway-pegs/
Anyone used these guys for bits to convert to motard?
Wheel selection - http://home.exetel.com.au/bkm/cast-wheels-motard-drz/motard-wheel-charts/DR650SE-motard-wheel-chart.pdf (I am loving the 5 spoke vtr250 rims)
Any other dramas with the conversion? (besides speedo which a trailtech will fix) I would like to easily change between stock rims and knobbies and a set of cast road wheels n tyres without having to spend half a day doing it..
The bike the day i picked it up from the dealership.
And how it sits today
Mod list so far
Aftermarket handguards (unknown brand)
Eagle screen 360mm dark tint
Corbin seat, Carbon fibre leather top w/ asphalt sides
Wolfman racks + panniers
Pirelli Scorpion MT90 A/T
VSM lowering brackets
Front + Rear suspension rebuild
Engine case savers + oil filter cover
handlebar riser kit
Have done almost 2400km so far since purchase.
as a DR 650 owner I was wondering whether any of you know good mechanics/workshops around Sydney metro area (say within 30km of CBD).
Doesn't look like it mate. Get yourself a manual, do it yourself and save shitloads. Very easy bike to work on if you have a bit of mechanical nouse.
Vince Strang Motorcycles are pretty clued up on the DR
even a very average mechanic should have no problem with the DR.try a few that are convenient until you find one you like.
Boo and i are buying a couple of DR's in the next 2 weeks. new for her, either new or S/H for me.
i started a thread asking a few questions and thought i'd throw it up here as well.
thread is http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=639734
i'm looking for a fairing like this one
actually i'm looking for a bike like this one, but i'm intersted in the fairing.
what options are there for something that looks similar?
much as i'd like to do the whole frame mounted Dakar look, i think this is a more reasonable option
There is the "rubbish bin fairing" option.
I'll see if I can dig up a pic...
For anyone who is interested, i pulled out the carby again today and cleaned it again, still running like shit.
Cracked another beer, scratched me mo and thought i wonder if that fucking fuse holder sitting over the airbox hole would do anything :huh
Fuck me if that is all it was problem solved.
I have a waterproof fuse holder for my power socket and it must have moved and it is obviously big enough to make problem for airflow.
I now have a very clean carby
funny stuff.didnt think of that
the healing powers of beer work on motorcycles too
Depending on how much you want to spend, Britannia Composites in Canada do a cool fairing with lights that leave the stock light for dead. Adjustable screen too! www.britanniacomposites.com
Check the Motorbikin' Coast to Coast thread. They had something in there about the lights and fairings they used.
Yeah as the other guys said, the Dr is straightforward to work on, but if you couldn't be bothered or don't have the time you could give Beaconsfield Motorcycle Supermarket a try. They specialise in Honda, but I would recommend them. Competent, down to earth and they provide customer service.
Another alternative is Close Motorcycles I haven't been there, but their business card I picked up a few years back looks convincing. It says: "We've got five qualified service technicians. And they're bloody good at their job. If you're sick of dealing with people who aren't, call us."
i'm looking for a fairing like this one
This fairing was originally made by a shop in Dubai for their XR650 desert racers. http://www.sandstormmotorcycles.com/ I modified it to fit the DR. It was the last one they had. I asked them about making more from the mould but they weren't interested.
I'm feelin your pain brother,
I once gave a twin engine bike of mine a service only to find that after it it wasn't quite running right.
After asking for various advice and trying to find what the hell I had done I replaced the clutch slave on the hydraulic clutch, had the clutch plates off half a dozen times at least, replaced the engine oil at least 3 times and the hydraulic clutch oil I reckon about 5 times only to find that I had left the bloody spark plug solenoid cap off hadn't I. Hadn't planned on changing the plugs so buggered if I know how I knocked that off but I subsequently found that a twin doesn't run to well on one cylinder???? A sign of my mechanical expertise!!!
A very expensive exercise but hey the oils were damn clean!
Rally Raid International in the UK makes that exact fairing:
Cheap enough as well.
Imo, unless you get a fairing that shoots the air cleanly over your head when you are sitting, or you plan to ride at 80km/h, or you stand up 95% of the time, then you really don't need a rally type fairing.
I'd say you are better off having the wind blast your chest and therefore have a small screen that offers protection from roost mainly for your GPS.
Footpeg repositioning brackets would be the no.1 priority imo