the DR650 thread

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

  1. guavadude

    guavadude Dirt Nap Enthusiast

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    The Mosko 25s look to be a good size for the DR. I use the R80v2 and it works well and is paid for.
    I’ve seen others mount the rotopax to the backside of the racks, but nit sure what racks they used. I recommend getting a larger tank and using the rotopax only when you need more than a 300 mile range.
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  2. Fishnbiker

    Fishnbiker Tire smuddy, hook swet

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    On my Landrover road trip to the Flinders Range in South Australia, we counted over 200 dead roos in 300km. Had to drive no faster than 50kmh driving in the dark. Also a few birds ...

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  3. Fishnbiker

    Fishnbiker Tire smuddy, hook swet

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  4. Fishnbiker

    Fishnbiker Tire smuddy, hook swet

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    My solution was a bit different. I pushed the left side Happy Trails rack 50mm outboard & put the Rotopak inside it. Shown here is the modification process & the fuel in place if needed (not yet finished then). With the 20L Acerbis it woud give me 530km to reserve


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    Older photo but shows the topbox used for day trips
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  5. Chip Seal

    Chip Seal Long timer

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    New Year's Day Ride 01/01/18. Waiting for other at station, 33degrees and foggy. 15 miles west it was sunny and warmer.

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  6. jeepgeek2002

    jeepgeek2002 Long timer

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    i have all the baggage up front.. not on the sides... oh wait... thats my gut!
    @SlowerThanYou did you use your beard as a pipe cleaner for the jets?
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  7. Brainburn

    Brainburn n00b

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    Hey that looks great! I dig it.
  8. Fishnbiker

    Fishnbiker Tire smuddy, hook swet

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  9. TwoUpTourer

    TwoUpTourer Been here awhile

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    Soon as I can see a 5 day stretch of cooler weather up there I'm going! Too hot to ride with proper gear on at present, and I'm smarter than the motard boys and won't go in a t-shirt and hope for the best.
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  10. jskateborder

    jskateborder Been here awhile

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    I recently pulled my skidplate for some work, and ended up taking the bike to work without it. I noticed that the bike ran significantly cooler during both trips (>20°), and now I'm wondering if drilling a couple of holes in the front of the plate is such a bad idea. This bike sees pretty high temperatures, so additional cooling advantage is nice, especially when it moving closer to factory airflow levels. It's a JNS plate BTW. Thoughts? Bad idea?
  11. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    More holes are helping my cooling.

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  12. SlowerThanYou

    SlowerThanYou I'm Del

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    Ha! Not me or my beard! But maybe I should grow one just in case... :gerg
  13. jeepgeek2002

    jeepgeek2002 Long timer

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    @BergDonk Geezus dude.. you slam boulders with that skid plate?
  14. Texas Mud Taco

    Texas Mud Taco Ants in my pants

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    Thanks, man. Aux power is the terminal with a brown and a black wire, eh? [​IMG]
  15. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    Its what they're for.

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  16. ER70S-2

    ER70S-2 Long timer

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  17. jeepgeek2002

    jeepgeek2002 Long timer

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    i have a plastic skid in case a palm tree or sand flea decides to jump in front of it.. my klx has an aluminum skid.. i feel as though i should polish it rather than run it!
    if i lived in land of oz... i d have a boulder basher too!
  18. joefromsf

    joefromsf Dark Happens

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    Working on my spare DR, prepping it for sale. It has a clip style master link for the chain, which I'm not too familiar with. Are they reusable? I mean the whole link, not just the clip. Can I remove the whole master link and then put it back together on the same chain?
  19. procycle

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    Yes, that's the whole point of a clip type link.
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  20. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    Yes, as long as the clip isn't damaged. A square edged pair of pliers works good for removing the clip, squeezing the open end against the nearest pin. With o ring chains, a press may be useful to refit the sideplate. Note also that the clip is directional, with the closed end leading and the open end trailing. Some links can allow the sideplate to press on too far and result in overly crushed O rings and a loose clip. They need to be fitted with care for no issues.
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