the DR650 thread

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

  1. Nogoodnamesleft

    Nogoodnamesleft Long timer

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    :lol3:lol3

    Not a fan of things that size when riding.
    Remind me of wild goats.
    Sort of animal that looks skittish enough to mess your ride day up.

    Nothing worse than riding along and seeing a pack of wild goats just hanging out further ahead..
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  2. Kmack

    Kmack Reformed Shedevil

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    At the speed I ride...I'm safe enough (on trail)....on the road it's another thing. The town is covered in deer from sunset through sunrise.
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  3. TwoUpTourer

    TwoUpTourer Been here awhile

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    Just read today that the software that controls driverless cars has hit a major problem in Australia due to the highly erratic movement of kangaroos. We all know this, that they can boing at a tangent in any direction at speed, and driverless cars don't know how to respond. Won't get me in one.
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  4. Fishnbiker

    Fishnbiker Tire smuddy, hook swet

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    Kill all the roos, put 'em into a butcher shop, it'll be fine
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  5. Nobade

    Nobade Been here awhile

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    Didn't get to take the DR out today, but the 200 was very happy playing around in the woods. 40deg. F today, bright and sunny. A perfect start to the year! And a big thanks to Cogent for the shock rebuild! It works awesome!
    Happy New Year everybody!
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  6. dflow

    dflow Been here awhile

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    I have on my 1st DR. Add a jumper between high and low beam suppllies with a diode.
  7. JB™

    JB™ Adventurer

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    Simpler way is to snip the low beam wire and tie the headlight side to the switched aux power source behind the headlight and block off the dimmer switch side.
    Then low beam works anytime key is on, and dimmer switch works as an on/off for the high beam.
    No diode needed.
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  8. SlowerThanYou

    SlowerThanYou I'm Del

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    Beautiful day in the Mohave desert last Saturday. Probably 75 degrees.

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    The dr started hesitating down low and then died coming to a stop about 10 miles in.

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    Checked spark and that was good. Then, carby work in the sand! Fun stuff, especially when the float bowl has never been off and the screws are frozen. It took small vice grips and two buddies to get them off. Blew through the jets, buttoned it up and off we went with no trouble the rest of the day!

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  9. SlowerThanYou

    SlowerThanYou I'm Del

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  10. Nogoodnamesleft

    Nogoodnamesleft Long timer

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    hmmm.. me neither..
    but i haven't bought a car since the 90's, so don't think it will be an issue for me.
    this was the last car i bought.
    ( although i have sort of got a car again, as my mum stopped driving - it's my first ever car with air conditioning, even has buttons to make windows go down, dang, what'll they think of next !!! )


    this was the last car i bought and paid actual money for. back in the 90's - should never have sold it. :baldy
    rare as hens teeth nowadays, as Aussies will know.
    late 60's XR panel van, no.. not the wagon.. but the rare early panel van..
    from that long ago, i needed a picture of a picture..

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  11. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    With a Pursuit 170?

    Panel van, aka Shagg'n Wagon.
  12. Nogoodnamesleft

    Nogoodnamesleft Long timer

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    haven't heard that term for years..

    and yep.
    took me a while to find one with a 6 still in it.

    when i went to sell it, the guy bought it sight unseen.
    being a tradies car, only the right door had a lock.
    left hand side didn't have key entry. a very rare door.
    he was a collector and thats all he cared about - that door.
    he already had a heap of falcons.

    i was always into GT's and had a few, knowing all the rare original bits worth $$$$,
    but i was never totally switched on about the rarity of the vans and parts.
    after he paid for the car, he told me he would have paid just that much for the door.
    some of the car guys are just mad for original parts and the money they pay for them.
  13. marchyman

    marchyman DR and GS

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    I suspect most drivers won't know how to respond, either. :lol2

    I'm assuming that 'roos are like deer in that the only sure thing is that there is no sure thing. They may come toward you, run away from you, or nothing at all. And that's assuming you see them. My deer strike was when a deer jumped from a hidden culvert into the side of my bike. From first sight to contact was maybe a half a second.
  14. Hoges

    Hoges Adventurer

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    If it's rocking don't bother knocking.
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  15. NC Rick

    NC Rick Cogent Dynamics Inc

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    Wishing you all a most wonderful net year!

    Yea, the pu truck is cool
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  16. TwoUpTourer

    TwoUpTourer Been here awhile

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    More critters to contend with, but unlike most of ours, they won't eat you or jump out in front without warning.
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  17. Brainburn

    Brainburn n00b

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    Happy Trails and Mosko install.

    I didn't want to permanently mount my Moskos on my bike so I came up with a bit of a compromise.

    My intent is to keep the stock tank and run a couple of Rotopax to extend my range a bit. I got the Happy Trails SU racks a couple months ago and had to save a bit for the actual bags I wanted to run. After a TON of research I decided on the Mosko Moto 25L kit. the only problem is I didn't want to permanently mount them on the bike to get torn up as I rode in the woods locally (mud, rocks, dumping the bike, briars etc...).

    I grabbed a pair of the Rotopax inserts for the rack. They were a bit pricey but, they would allow me to mount everything the way I wanted.

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    First attempt.

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  18. Brainburn

    Brainburn n00b

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  19. Brainburn

    Brainburn n00b

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    If I had to do it again I would have raised the Mosko up a bit to allow the top buckle to sit flush. As it is, I just had to wedge it in a bit. I still zip-tied it though.

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    Everything fit nicely but, with the Rotopax mount it really stuck out there a bit. Not a big fan...

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    I stuffed the hell out of the bag with a moving blanket to see how it would look the way I would probably load it.

    Bummer...With the Rotopax mount securing the can I wasn't able to use the big lug screws/bolt that attach the Happy Trails Rotopax mounts. I ditched the mount.

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  20. Brainburn

    Brainburn n00b

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    Round 2

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    Cleaner and meets my original intent to remove them easily (without tools). I am just going to slip the can between the bag and the frame. No pics but it really made a difference.

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    Stows nicely. Nice and flat.



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    back

    Real happy with the final result.
    Sorry for the spammage...