the DR650 thread

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

  1. RichBeBe

    RichBeBe All Hail Seitan!!!

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    DR's are heavy:D
    I was out playing last night and found some rocky, gnarly singletrack and decided to ride my DR down it. It was steep and knowing momentum is key I carried some speed. Well it got a bit out of shape and I couldn't bring it back and plop we went. Me over the bars and it slamming to earth. Broke the mount off of my hand guard and bent the shifter into the cover. Gouged the cover but it didnt leak. Picked the big pig up and had to decide if I wanted to ride up, or ride down not knowing where I was going. I chose the up route and decided that exploring unknown rocky trails riding solo on a DR is not for me. I will use my two-smoke for that.
  2. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    I went down a hydro line trail yesterday and managed not to fall though there were some steep up and down sections.


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    I didn't use momentum on my downhills, though. I used the rear brake and pussyfooted down since I was also on my own. :rofl
  3. TinkerinWstuff

    TinkerinWstuff Take it apart

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  4. Rob.G

    Rob.G Mostly Harmless

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    This sort of thing is how I ended up with a KLX250S for that kind of riding. My DR rarely ventures off anything more "extreme" than a gentle two-track trail now. :)

    Rob
  5. Rusty Rocket

    Rusty Rocket Life behind "Bars"

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    at the price, it was worth it for the sprocket or cushions alone. to get both with a hub was a no brainer. I have all that already,so I passed. the same guy is parting out a DR650 so there's a lot of other stuff available for those looking.
  6. TrophyHunter

    TrophyHunter Long timer

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    Rich - as I'm sure you're aware, there's case protection available for those inevitable drops. I'm not on the home computer so I don't have the links to post but PC has a set and the maker of the AMP oil filter cover has some. They've saved me from an oil leak more than once.
  7. sect8dr

    sect8dr ride them all

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  8. Rusty Rocket

    Rusty Rocket Life behind "Bars"

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    Just got my new Seat Concepts 1" taller seat for the DR650

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    Seriously nice product. I got the "standard vinyl because I want to be able to slide around and have my pants come with me.:D

    I sat on it and it changes the whole feel of the bike. It feels like my KTM more. I feel like I'm on the bike as compared to in it. The stock seat always felt low to me.


    I will be taking it for a ride tomorrow. :clap

    A big thanks to Lendon @ SeatConcepts for getting this done in time for my upcoming trip. They can now make them for everybody.


    Sorry you had to see my bike without knobbies. She's dressed for a 1000 mile street ride. Not my usual type of riding.

    One other added bonus.....it gets rid of the blue and yellow stock seat colors.
  9. TrophyHunter

    TrophyHunter Long timer

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    Listing ended. If they're the ones from a guy in San Diego, yes, I had them on the DR. Only reason I took 'em off was to spend money on Wolfman stuff....lotsa money. :D

    They worked great and are very sturdy. I had soft bags on them with no issues.
  10. HOCKEYSTOP

    HOCKEYSTOP Adventurer

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    Who makes or where can I get short clutch and break leavers for my 2007 DR650?
  11. RichBeBe

    RichBeBe All Hail Seitan!!!

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    I have a KTM 300 for that stuff, but I was on the DR and it was there and legal enough to see where it led.
  12. ER70S-2

    ER70S-2 Long timer

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    :rofl :thumb
  13. barko1

    barko1 barko1

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    Where the heck can one ride in NYC :rofl And I have a Husky 250 for that type of terrain.
  14. BlueLghtning

    BlueLghtning Riding is my passion

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    Very nice. At 6'4", that is exactly what I'm looking for.
  15. Hasanito

    Hasanito Adventurer

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    I've been riding xt225 for about a year now and wasn't really planning an upgrade but I saw a very cheap DR650 for sale but wanted to find out from experts here, do's and don't for this model DR.

    It's a 1989 model DR650 for AU$1750
    It looks good for its age and assured that it runs well. It will need standard TLC like any other second hand bike.

    After some googling, I found a lot of info but can't find any record of 89 model dr650!
  16. GaThumper

    GaThumper Road Less Traveled

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    That looks really good. I don't need the extra height, but my Sargent seat could use an extra inch of good foam in it. My knees force me to sit down most of the time, so a little extra padding would be nice! I have a Corbin on my DR350 that was ordered for my riding buddy with an extra inch of memory foam and I love it. We just asked Corbin about making the seat softer for him and they said they could add an extra layer of foam to it. It really turned out good, and looks and feels like no other Corbin I've had. Instead of flat and hard it's got a taller look and is softer than your typical Corbin. Just another option if anyone is interested in paying the price for a Corbin.
  17. Mongle

    Mongle Knuckle dragger

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    hacksaw works great...I shortened mine about 1.5 inches to fit in the MSR brush guards. :lol3
  18. Mercenary

    Mercenary Mindless Savage

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    That's a fine looking saddle. What's the price tag...if you don't mind me asking?
  19. Eflyguy

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  20. Snowy

    Snowy Long timer

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    Yeah, they calculate it on a power to weight ratio, and they allow 80kg for the rider. The DR falls into the LAMS list because of it's low power output.

    So there's no removal of a restrictor to give you magic power gains, unfortunately. With the DR, what you see is what you get.

    On LAMS - I argued that I'm heavier than 80kg (95ish, 100+ in full riding gear), but that doesn't matter. If you weigh in at 100kg, the Wee-Strom and other bikes come into play, but they simply wont use that sort of logic. It's the advertised weight + 80kg.

    When my son was doing his Provisional license, he took his ZZR250 in for a service, and the shop gave him a Vulcan 1700 cruiser loan bike, which was perfectly LAMS legal.

    The stupidity is that if you weighed 100kg, and you were riding a Wee-Strom, if the cops pulled you over they'd book you for riding a bike outside your license category, when in fact, on a power to weight basis, it isn't. But it's not on the list.

    Just stupid. Another example of legislation without consultation or thought.