the DR650 thread

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by sleepywombat, May 1, 2006.

  1. David_S

    David_S Long timer

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    Since this is a DR650 thread does anyone have pictures of a dual star skid plate installed? I'm trying to find something that will offer some protection to the engine in the vent of a drop. I have a small skid plate but the shifter contacted the engine case once and I'm afraid it may cause some damage if it's dropped harder.

    Here's a pic from a recent Copper Canyon trip. The DR was an awesome mount for that trip :thumb

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  2. scootertrash

    scootertrash Mobile Homie

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    Here's my DS skidplate. It offers good protection , but it's not going to stop the shifter from hitting the alt case cover. My did that from a drop in the driveway. I ended up with an Advanced cover that make the stock one much stronger.
    Here's a pic of mine and a link to the cover:

    http://www.motorcycleproducts.org/DR650_guards.html

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  3. smeagol

    smeagol Beemer Virgin

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    hey guys, I have a 2004 DR650 with 2200 KM for sale, and was wondering what it should sell for?? (in canadian dollars if possible)

    smeags
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  4. davorallyfan

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    Now everybody regularly cleans and/or has replaced their 2nd air filter haven't they?
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  5. sleepywombat

    sleepywombat the DR650 pig

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    theres a 2nd airfilter ?
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  6. joshinthecity

    joshinthecity www.joshinthecity.com

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    here's mine. Hard to believe it's an 06 model...:wink:
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  7. Burren Rider

    Burren Rider Aussie Adventurer

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    I reckon Davo's referring to the CV Carb breather which used to come poorly equiped from the factory (probably still does?). I didn't know about it on my first DR and as a result the carb slide got dusted and scored. After that I used some fine air filter type foam in the breather and gave it an oil with filter oil every now and then to be sure.

    I imagine it would only be an issue for riders who encounter a lot of dust.
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  8. AaronK

    AaronK Grumpy Grumperson

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    Is that the hose that is secured near the battery, near the top of the airbox?
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  9. AaronK

    AaronK Grumpy Grumperson

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    What do you think the best street only tire is? I am looking for something like a motard but with the standard 21" and 17" set up. What size should I go on the rear? 130, 140, 150?
    Thanks
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  10. davorallyfan

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    Yep the black plastic thing on the end of the thick rubber hose under the seat at the back of the tank

    Yep a breather - my mechanic says that if you neglect it and run in dusty conditions it can lead to premature carby wear.

    I have replaced the original thin flimsy foam with thicker foam cut out of an old filter - I oil, clean and replace it at every air filter change.

    It's loosely held by two black plastic wheels which you need to pick out.
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  11. snowrider

    snowrider Long timer

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    I really like the michelin anakee. I heard it's made of the same compound as the pilot sport tires. It semed very sticky on the back. I haven't tried one on the front, but I'd like to try a set of them. It's not a pure street tire, but I'm not sure there's anything stickier in a 21" front.
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  12. BonneRocker

    BonneRocker Been here awhile

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    I rode these very hard on the street every day. I was amazed at what they could climb, off road, and how well they handled dry or wet pavement. I didn't drag hard parts but my boot edge did get worn down.
    I used the 140 80/18 on my KTM LC4.
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  13. BobCWNC

    BobCWNC Orange lithotripter

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    I'm assuming you meant the Anakee? What kind of off road surfaces did you try with it and how did it do?
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  14. ArcticDevil

    ArcticDevil Unregistered Jedi

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    Bad tiedown on the way to the shop, the bike fell over on the trailer and creased the tank. No leakage, but the wife insists that I must now get the 30 liter monster I've been drooling over....She treat me so good, I am happy boy:D
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  15. soboy

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    Try the Dunlop D607, it is very sticky for a 90/10 tire.
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  16. AaronK

    AaronK Grumpy Grumperson

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    Hey
    I read on a motard forum where a guy was using these tires on his sportsmans bike.
    Front: Avon AM41 Venom X Front Tire http://www.accwhse.com/photos/avon_venomx_frnt_tire.gif
    Back: Avon
    Roadrunner AM21 http://www.accwhse.com/photos/avon_roadrunner_am21_rr_tire.gif

    I searched around and found these come in 17s also so maybe:

    Heard good things about these:
    Back:
    Avon AM44 Distanzia http://www.accwhse.com/photos/avon_distanzia_rr_tire.gif

    or do you think this is too aggresive?
    Back: Avon AM52 Buell Tires
    http://www.accwhse.com/photos/avon_am52_rr_tire.gif


    I got all the info from http://www.accwhse.com/avon.htm#Tires%20street

    I have a second set of wheels for street only. Do you think 140 is too big?:ear
    Thanks again, Aaron :ricky
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  17. Knave

    Knave Less than ideal

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    I ran a set of Distanzias on my KLR, they are great street tires, good grip and they lasted 12K.
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  18. Rusty Rocket

    Rusty Rocket Life behind "Bars"

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    Interesting thread so far. I just put a Kenda Trakmaster rear knobby on mine. Had a deathwing before. Now in the woods it's a completely different bike. Always had a front knob.
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  19. AaronK

    AaronK Grumpy Grumperson

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    Doofus, what size rear Distanzia did you run?
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  20. davorallyfan

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    These Maxxis melt like butter!
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