Test Firing a DR (a dinky little trip)

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by Barterer, Jun 19, 2011.

  1. Barterer

    Barterer Adventurer

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    Now that I have my adventure rig almost done I thought I'd take it on a little overnight trip, Austin to Matagorda, TX. The night before the trip, I loaded up the GiantLoop bag and got ready to go. This is a pretty standard ADV rig, a DR650 fitted with an IMS tank, good handguards, a GPS and Corbin Seat. I have also taken care of the normal DR650 stuff like the chain roller and NSU switch. I'd tried a windshield for a short time, but found the buffeting worse than the full wind blast, so removed it. The footpegs are dropped 1.5 inches, an essential mod IMO.
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    To avoid some of the heat, I got up for a good early start. There is something neat about motorcycle instruments before dawn, as you are about to take off.
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    ...and what a great job tinypic/photobucket has done deleting my pics, which pretty much puts the kibosh on the thread.

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