the DR650 thread

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

  1. TrophyHunter

    TrophyHunter Long timer

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    You're right, it is an option. I wasn't begrudging the man for making a buck or two. I usually support the cottage industries whenever I can....like when I bought one of Skunkwizards tool boxes after he did a run of 'em. I have it for longer trips.

    Didn't mean to offend. I've taken many cost saving tips from this thread and also spent more on my DR than it will ever be worth....just trying to offer a solution to folks, like me, who have to be more budget concious.

    And yeah, that's a stout DRZ skid plate. He's popping up on Stromtrooper with a skidplate option too. I'm anxious to see the results.
  2. sunthechip

    sunthechip Been here awhile

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    Anyone ever get a Corbin seat and decided they like the stock better?
  3. doug s.

    doug s. Long timer

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    not me - i couldn't take more than about 20 minutes on the stocker. the corbin is great, imo.

    doug s.
  4. sunthechip

    sunthechip Been here awhile

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    hmmmmm.... I think my corbin seat is too low for me or something. My butt feels like it wants to go more forward with the corbin than I can remember with the stock.....
  5. Escaped

    Escaped Been here awhile

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    I never tried an after market set. I have over 40,000 miles on the stock seat and have been satisfied. Maybe I am just a hard ass. :D

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  6. toastmuncher

    toastmuncher I be new round here! Ello

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  7. Magnum Noel

    Magnum Noel Been here awhile

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    Yep!!!
  8. Mambo Dave

    Mambo Dave Backyard Adventurer

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    Hey Skunk, I'm nearly there with mine, but do you have a side-shot or better picture of the rear mount your rack goes to? I see the upper-forward mount seems to be between the grab bar and the rear frame, but I'd like to see your routing for the rest of it (maybe without the bags on).

    Thanks man.

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    I may bend those forward pieces down, or cut them off. I won't leave them like that.
  9. Albie

    Albie Kool Aid poisoner

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    Corbin's more comfortable then the stocker, but it sucks when you have to do a lot of standing up.
  10. Kommando

    Kommando Long timer

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    For a DR, most people would probably recommend another option that allows for different fueltanks and comfortable standing. Corbin seats are built on a heavier, stiffer seatpan.

    A popular, less expensive option these days is a Seat Concepts or Saddlemen re-cover/foam kit on the flexible and light stock seatpan. It's about half the cost of a custom seat, is flexible enough to fit with aftermarket OR stock tanks, is narrow where it needs to be for comfortable standing, is wide where it needs to be for comfortable sitting, and doesn't add appreciable up-high weight.
  11. barko1

    barko1 barko1

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    I never even noticed my Corbin when standing, probably too busy dodginh baby heads. Sure wouldn't want to go back to stock. Mine is with the 5 g tank.
  12. 40cu.in.of.furey

    40cu.in.of.furey Been here awhile

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    Ya I would rather spend 300+ on the suspension the just a seat.
  13. P-P

    P-P Adventurer

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    I'm with you. Maybe I'm bow-legged or something, but I just don't get what people are talking about when they say it sucks for standing?!?!
  14. Mongle

    Mongle Knuckle dragger

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    After having my Corbin for a few years now...I'm the exact opposite. I wouldn't go without my Corbin. The best money I have spent on my DR.

    If you only do 30-40 miles of trail riding (lots of standing up) a day the stocker is probably fine. But, if you plan on spending some seat time a day like I do (200-300 miles a day) it is well worth it.

    Ofcourse, you can see that some can stand the stocker...how, I don't know. Unlike the rest of me, my ass is about 2% body fat :wink: and 30 miles on the stocker made me want to sell the bike!
  15. Mongle

    Mongle Knuckle dragger

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    I would not powder coat the fins on an air cooled motor for sure.

    But, they do make paints that are made to help transfer heat. Someone else might be more versed in it but I know a lot of radiators in cars are painted black and I was told to help protect from corrosion and help transfer heat. I know I have seen some older air cooled motors painted black as well.
  16. JagLite

    JagLite Long timer

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    I have stock, Corbin, and Seat Concepts.
    I find the Seat Concepts the most comfortable of the three.
    Corbin is nice and wide but rather hard for my boney butt.
    Stock is just plain uncomfortable to me for longer than 20 minutes.
  17. mrprez

    mrprez KJ4WMZ

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    Just put this on using a mid pipe from Jesse. It's a Hayabusa 24F0. I haven't started it up yet, not ready to do that yet.

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  18. Rusty Rocket

    Rusty Rocket Life behind "Bars"

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    I got the 1" taller than stock. I lasted 7 years with the stock seat. I do stand a lot when riding. It was an upcoming 1500 mile pavement trip that got me to upgrade. I won't go back' I also think the black makes the bike look better than the old yellow/purple scheme. Almost don't notice the purple frame any more.:1drink

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    I would recommend the Seat Concept to anyone thinking about upgrading. $160 if you do it yourself and $20 more plus shipping of your stock pan, if you want them to staple it on. If you tell them you are on ADVRider, They used to ship it back free.
  19. Rusty Rocket

    Rusty Rocket Life behind "Bars"

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    Riding in the rocks in New England trails, beats on the lower parts of any bike. With it's lower ground clearance (compared to my KTM) I whack stuff quite often. After getting home from the last ride, while washing my DR, I noticed the part of the brake pedal that your foot lands on was gone. All that was left was the welds. I was wondering how I could fix it when I remembered I had a brake pedal from my now gone 2000 KTM in a box of stuff. I got it and took the toe rest off and after some grinding with an angle-grinder to get rid of the weld material, I drilled a hole and bolted on the replacement piece. Didn't even have to take the stock pedal off the bike.

    KTM part # 54603060150 Be sure to get the little bolt 0933050163 that goes with it. It's got a tapered head to countersink it so it doesn't hit your case. $10 total. Free if you have one laying around in a box in the garage. :lol3

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  20. Kommando

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    Yup. I don't notice much purple paint left on that DR either! :eek1

    That DR there has been RIDDEN, SON!

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