the DR650 thread

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

  1. Tex76

    Tex76 Motersykle Advntyers

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    Voted. Who knew KLR owners had computers? Didn't know you could fashion those out of milk crates...


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  2. Jeathrow Bowdean

    Jeathrow Bowdean Been here awhile

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    Ha Ha I have a DRZ, so I voted DR. I just sold my DR last year, and I was a awesome bike. Some one was wondering about a tire for the 50/50 , whoops should I say 60 hyw/ 40 off road that might last longer . Heidenau K60 Scouts. It will be a long time before you ever change a tire again !!!
  3. procycle

    procycle Long timer

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    9 year old thread... but I voted anyway.
  4. Jeathrow Bowdean

    Jeathrow Bowdean Been here awhile

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    porcycle. I bet this is the out fit from Oragon USA. Nice to see you on this forum. From Jeathrow Bowdean in Western Canada. Ha Ha. If I get my DRZ going, I'm still planing on come down there to sleep in your back yard. Ha Ha.
  5. Jeathrow Bowdean

    Jeathrow Bowdean Been here awhile

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    Have you had any time to run the 790cc kit yet !!!
  6. wizdum

    wizdum Adventurer

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    I run a GPS mount that looks like the Arkon Box.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
    Works just fine for a Nuvi 255W
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    The only thing I can complain about is, you cant hear the speaker.<o:p></o:p>
    Even that is no biggie to solve if you wanted to.
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    It makes a handy place to keep my registration & insurance card in as well.<o:p></o:p>
    I can have them in my hand and practice my innocent look before the Policia get out of the car.
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  7. Adv Grifter

    Adv Grifter on the road o'dreams

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    You did notice that Poll was started in 2004, right?
    If you look at the various threads in the Thumpers forum .. and especially THIS thread, it's clear the DR650 out pulls the KLR by a large margin.
    (basing on Views and numbers of posts)
  8. Adv Grifter

    Adv Grifter on the road o'dreams

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    Jethrow,
    I'd suggest you go back about 250 pages in this thread. Start reading. Everything is covered ... over and over.
  9. Jeathrow Bowdean

    Jeathrow Bowdean Been here awhile

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    Thanks advgrifer. I wanted to read some info on this 780/ 790cc stuff. I'll look back and see what I can find.

    Thanks muchly
  10. procycle

    procycle Long timer

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    Yep. Been running the 780 for almost 2-1/2 years. The 790 is identical except for the .024" bigger piston (for better compatibility with 'off the shelf' piston rings).
    Also, now building a DR900 just for grins --> http://drriders.com/topic6662.html?sid=e6944d09546c26db36ee6725ce7cb474
  11. popsbronco

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    I purchased the AD bouvin Explorer smart terrain system. Thought I would share it with you DR lovers.
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  12. popsbronco

    popsbronco n00b

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  13. majorfaller

    majorfaller Old and slow

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    Thanks for all the replies. Sounds like 5000 miles isn't bad. I just sold my DR350 and the Avon tires had 13000 miles on them with some left. Avon doesn't make then in DR650 size.
  14. Albie

    Albie Kool Aid poisoner

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    Yes, but the KLR owners are clearly way out in front for the cheapest bike owners evah!! :lol3
  15. Carl Childers

    Carl Childers Ghost in the Machine

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  16. ban

    ban Adventurer

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    I need to replace the rings in my DR. Can I remove the cylinder without removing the engine from the frame? If so any links or tricks would be appreciated.
  17. procycle

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    Yes, the top end can be serviced with the motor in the frame.
    No special tricks involved but it's a good idea to have a service manual on hand.
  18. PPCLI-Jim

    PPCLI-Jim Been here awhile

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    take it to a spray and wash if you dont have a power cleaner and go crazy with it . The cleaner the working area the less issues later it seems. IE no crud falling or hiding nuts and bolts, heads of them are easier to see.No complicxations later from the crap . get a roll of industrial paper towel ina as you are moving the cylinder head up tuck it around the gap so if ther is a small piece of crap/ nut bolt / screw it doesn't fall into the crank case. then wipe the area down then tuck a clean non fluffy rag down there when the case and cylinder are finally seperated , to keep everything else out.. Good luck :bmwrider
  19. doug s.

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    hi all,

    well, after running into some difficulty getting my center stand installed - one of the bolts holding the foot-pegs sheared off inside the frame, requiring drilling it out and installing a heli-coil type thread repair kit - the center stand is finally in its proper place. so, what is the trick to actually get the bike on its center stand? :eek1 it seems there is not enough leverage to be had from grabbing the rear rack w/my right hand. has anyone successfully installed some type of grab device closer to the center of the bike? i figure the fact that i have a smaller diameter 150/60-17 rear wheel/tire isn't helping things, but it shouldn't make that much of a difference. my ducati darmah is a snap to get on its center stand, (which is a good thing as it doesn't have a side stand), and it weighs ~175lbs more.

    any suggestions? :ear

    tia,

    doug s.
  20. JBradley500

    JBradley500 Adventurer

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    The KLR has an option to buy a handle that bolts on the same place as the passenger kickstand. Maybe you can fab something up for the dr?

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