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Discussion in 'Americas' started by Tewster2, Aug 8, 2017.
Good.......because that NATURAL fuel tank from Safari will look better on a White bike
Yes I'll be going with a natural 30 liter Safari tank.
Sorry I forced you into it.......peer pressure is a bitch
30 liters or 8 gallons @50 mpg (probably) will give me over 350 mile range.
$6500 plus the BMW. Not a bad deal.
I wanted a simple bike...the DR fit my wants perfectly. Plus it weighs 140 pounds less than a Strom. (Strom = 490 pounds wet.....DR...350 pounds wet) per Google.
Woodys Wheels is gonna Superlace and seal for tubeless a 3.5x17 Excel rim to my stock rear hub for around $450. I'll run a tube in the front as the fronts are super easy to replace a tube.
Haha we will see...the weather will determine where I go and when because I'm a pussy.
Tim, if it were mine.....which it is not......I would have Woodys' do his thing to the rear, as you already have planned, but I would also have him lace up a 19" wheel to the front...slightly WIDER wheel, and a tubeless wheel...on the front. Having that 19" tubeless front wheel was one of the main factors that directed me to the Wee-Strom 650XT.
I'll be installing a 250 watt stator....will handle my grips and jacket line well.
I called Cogent and talked to Todd this morning...all is well...I'll install the suspension after the first of the year.
I'll give you a buzz if I have any questions during the build, thanks.
Yep I may do that...just looking to keep the initial build and first trip at the budget...but you never know...
Haha...keeping the 700...for now
Adding another iron horse to the stables
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Here is a list I've put together for the initial farkles for the DR. Please comment yay or nay, thanks.
IMS 4.9 liter natural fuel tank (Safari tank much too expensive for the additional 3 gallons, $269 vs $629)
Sargent seat (I'll give it a try, if my ass hates it I'll order a Russell)
B&B bash plate
Barkbuster Jet hand guards/shields
Front fender brace (will carry my spare front tube in a Wolfman pouch on it)
SW-Motech center stand (easy to service the chain)
Cyclops 3800 Lumen LED headlight (20 watts low, 40m watts high, may not need an up-graded stator, we will see)
LED rear tail light bulb
Parabellum headlight guard (simple)
Woody's Wheels 3.5x17 tubeless rear wheel
2 inch handlebar risors
Oxford Heated Grips
Madstad 20 inch tall windshield (had one on my 250 and loved it, same design)
Metal Mile saddlebag racks, rear rack, Rotopax mounts
Wolfman Rocky Mountain saddle bags
Leaving the motor and exhaust stock as I don't need a lot of power or noise.
More after the break....
After some miles on the new bike I would like to see a list of pros and cons between the F700 and the DR650 when applying criteria for an Alaskan trip.
Keep up the good work Tim. I like your planning threads as much as the trip itself. Sorry I missed you this last summer. Hope you keep to your "every year to Alaska" thoughts as I'm planning to be up there again in 2019. (After checking the Maritimes off my list this summer.)
Be Well! KKORO
Would you be willing to do a youtube video on setting up the DR650 as an adventure bike? Look up Yenkro and Acerbis (fairing kit and tank)
Build thread! Build thread!! Build thread!!!
I might do sometime like that.
Hey Tim, hope all is well. Quite the Alaska Adventurer.....that’s cool. 36 months left at the S.O.... been to Utah , Montana aboard the GSA, about 30k in 3 years. Early planning stages for the TAT aboard the KTM690 for next year...