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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by planemanx15, Mar 25, 2011.
maybe one day someone will sell it back to you.
I originally bought that '00 DR650 back in about 2003, then sold it to a buddy, then bought it back about two years later for FatWife, then sold it to Dysco after she got her 1150GS! So this would then be the third time I bought that bike if it ever shows up again!
3rd time is the charm.
after they it's a keeper for ever.
updated wolfman side racks w/ hard bag mount option.
Corbin or sargent for the highway? Been looking at the russell day longs, but im not too keen on the looks...
i got the sargent and very happy with it
currently, I believe wider and firmer is better.. is there anything more to a seat?
I felt the same way about the DL1000 that I owned. It was a great bike, and cruised effortlessly on the highway, but was just too much bike for me. The power was intoxicating, but completely unnecessary, so I sold it.
does anyone have a pic of a vstrom windshield on the DR?
i know the pic. that DR had turbocity racks, then a madstad vstrom bracket bolted to it then the stock vstrom shield on the madstad.
you can't bolt the vstrom to the oem fairing.
you want all that just get a madstad
vstrom screen is nothing to right home about.
or just put ceebaileys sport or b-king laminar to the oem fairing
had corbin, like sargent better
Ended up with a Sargent, love it so far. I'm going to do a 200 mile trip on Saturday, while 2-up, hopefully it works out well. I also have a parabellum on order. I'm 5'8" and got the 23", hopefully that works out well too!
hopefully the parabellum works out for you.
had one on my r1100r and even though it big it's still buffeted really bad and since it was fixed it couldn't adjust it. i prefer what Madstad offers as his design offer infinite adjust-ability and it allows air to come up the backside and have laminar flow. backside laminar flow is THE key to smooth air at your helmet and i don't see that in the parabellum, that is unless you are looking through it and the bad air is above your helmet.
Unless you turn it upside down...
Then the curves match.
that would be kinda fugly looking.
Was trying to find a pic. I think there's one in this thread somewhere...
I had a 1998 DR650 that I used primarily on pavement with the occasional search for gravel or dirt, of which there isn't much in northern Indiana. I tarted it up with a 19" front wheel, stainless brake line, IMS 5 gallon tank, Corbin seat, Spitfire windshield, Dual Star center stand, SuperTrapp exhaust, revised jetting and Dirt Bagz.
The only picture I have of it sucks, but here it is all loaded up in the middle of a 5 week, 8500 mile ride on back roads to the Olympic Peninsula and back -
The bike ran flawlessly, even with my overly-rich jetting changes. If I had it to do over again I would lace up a wider rim for the back, but other than that it was a do-it-all bike, even when called upon to keep up with traffic on the interstates. When I had this bike I also owned a ZRX1100 and I found myself riding the DR650 most of the time.
What, pray tell, is that front fender from?
makes me want to sing Purple Rain for some reason.
i'm not too concerned about fabbing up a bracket for the screen, just thought it might be a cheap and relatively small shield to try.
plus it looks factory.
It was an aftermarket piece - probably a Maier "Superbike." There wasn't much aftermarket stuff available for the DR650 10 years ago, at least much that I could find.
And on the topic of the purple fork gaiters - you should have seen it with the factory yellow ones in combo w/ the purple frame... it was uniquely unattractive.