the DR650 thread

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

  1. Precis

    Precis Maladroit malcontent

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    Ice-cold, golden, not too much yeast, a refreshing bite with little after-taste - and absolutely no hipsters involved in its creation. How's that for starters?
    None of that black stuff made for arthritic pensioners, nor that warm flat urine-coloured stuff the Poms drink either.
    Though with your current weather, I might opt for a good Port, or some Zacapa XO rum: so obscenely smooth it requires no mixer.
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  2. kezzajohnson

    kezzajohnson kezza

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    Naked Bolt ? Not a full frontal but close enough... The best I could do I am afraid.

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    Re mountings for Bashplate

    It is an early B&B bashplate that doesn't bolt to the rear frame mounts but instead has half saddle clamps that wrap around the frame forward of the frame mounts.

    The bolts are countersunk allen head bolts similar to the photos below.

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    The half saddle clamps have a captive nut welded to them where the hole is in the photo below (only photo I could find of something similar)

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  3. Nogoodnamesleft

    Nogoodnamesleft Long timer

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    How ya gonna explain your search history, if your missus come across that..?? :D:D
  4. kezzajohnson

    kezzajohnson kezza

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    Let's say I'm really good at clearing my Cache...naked bikes, naked bolts, naked milfs...
  5. Nogoodnamesleft

    Nogoodnamesleft Long timer

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    I'll just presume when say you clear the naked bolts, you clear the naked nuts as well..!! :D
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  6. TwoUpTourer

    TwoUpTourer Been here awhile

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    I see Arai are now selling helmets in Japan with auto darkening screens similar to welding helmets - presumably not as dark! I once went through a tunnel in Japan suddenly without warning, still with my very dark glasses on and very heavy traffic, and just could not get them off. It was the worst riding experience of my life, being able to only just discern the tail lights of the car in front but nothing else, total blackness, so auto darkening helmets are a good idea, particularly in a country that loves tunnels as much as Japan. We only have one near where I live, so not such an issue.
  7. Precis

    Precis Maladroit malcontent

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    Depends how fast they change - my wife has a photochromatic Pinlock insert but that takes a minute or two to darken. I want one too, as my Transitions specs don't change behind a visor or car's windscreen, but Pinlock stopped making them a while back as they felt the clarity wasn't as good as they wanted - Mrs P loves hers though.
    Kel Buckley, then editor of AMCN got stopped by the cops here for having a "tinted" helmet on her Bell. While plod was busy with the paperwork, she put it in the shade. Once he'd checked her licence, verified that the bike she was on was a Press demo bike and she was capable and allowed to ride it, she innocently asked what the ticket was for? "Illegal tinted visor," (even in daytime tints were illegal) without verifying that the visor was standard and self-darkening from Bell.
    Picking up the helmet, complete with no completely clear visor, she asked simply, "Where?" Grumpy plod had to tear up the ticket and probably do heaps of paperwork back at the sty. All he had to do was ask nicely ... Kel's a wonderful woman, but doesn't suffer fools gladly....
  8. TwoUpTourer

    TwoUpTourer Been here awhile

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    0.1 seconds to transition from light to dark and vice versa, being an electronically controlled process.
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  9. Lerxstdawg

    Lerxstdawg Wait...what?

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    This was the week just before Christmas, Flinders Ranges - heading toward bunyeroo gorge. The wind the previous night was like a hurricane. I weigh 105kgs and it lifted one end of my swag. There was a lot more damage along the trails too.

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  10. ctoldie

    ctoldie Been here awhile

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  11. Weldman

    Weldman Long timer

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    So glad I live in the sunny South myself. Shit.
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  12. AST236

    AST236 Long timer

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    Is that the PacSafe product on those soft panniers?

    If so, any idea which size?

    Thx,

    FH
  13. biker128pedal

    biker128pedal Super Lurker

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    Is it still snowing down your way? It is up here. Nice powder. Wish I had a little 250 dual sport.
  14. Tall Man

    Tall Man Priest, Temple of Syrinx

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    Mm. Had that happened here, I'd wager the LEO would default to, "I've already written the ticket", hand it to me, and explain how to proceed when mailing in my portion of the citation (with full payment to be remitted irrespective of my plea).

    I've been cooperative, almost to a fault, during each of the few times that I've been lit up. In the foregoing scenario, though, and particularly if the "already written it" line was used on me, I'd likely argue and backtalk just for the sake of making a point. Sometimes we have to take a stand.
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  15. Weldman

    Weldman Long timer

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    Flurries at this time. Super windy. I'll bet my old DR200 would be fun right now. I don't feel like dropping the 650 on my leg right now though. I'm still healing from my hip replacement. I need to fly down to Costa Rica and finish recovery in a hammock ...

    Have fun out there today!
  16. Kmack

    Kmack Reformed Shedevil

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    Spent a day getting new tires (golden boys) and having the AF plug drilled out to do some altitude adjustments (running choppy in 1st/2nd) .... the weather isn't letting me out of the house to see if I need jetting. :devildogI feel like we're caught up in "Groundhog Day". It's been 25 and freezing fog day and night for 4 days straight, and I've taken to dribbling the exercise ball through the dining room like a Globe Trotter. I should stop complaining before the east coast group throws a shoe at me..... UIWKke0iSGS5IUerE%Gr9w.jpg
  17. Burro driver

    Burro driver dba John

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    I want a lift like that when i grow up
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  18. Rusty Rocket

    Rusty Rocket Life behind "Bars"

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    I want the vintage Yamaha MX bike behind the front tire of the DR
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  19. Kmack

    Kmack Reformed Shedevil

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    Yeh they have amazing bikes there...
  20. Mr. Goodkat

    Mr. Goodkat The Dude abides......

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    Usually at this point in the year we have at least two or three times as much snow. I think the problem is it's been consistently too cold. Our daily real-feel has been below zero for the past month or so. I don't even want to ride my fatbike in temps that cold.

    I like snow for the holidays but it can piss off now....
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