the DR650 thread

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

  1. thump!

    thump! Adventurer

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  2. Precis

    Precis Maladroit malcontent

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    Ahem. We prefer the term 'Beer-drinkers' - since no-one else drinks real beer....
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  3. Precis

    Precis Maladroit malcontent

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  4. adam728

    adam728 Long timer

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    Very nice looking project. Where at in Michigan?
  5. Tall Man

    Tall Man Priest, Temple of Syrinx

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    Agreed. That was my first thought when I examined the underside that day.

    The bolt on the side wing is a good idea. I'll investigate doing the same on my SWM skid plate.
  6. Mr. Goodkat

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

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    Thanks. I'm in the Escanaba area of the UP.
  7. Burro driver

    Burro driver dba John

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  8. Fishnbiker

    Fishnbiker Tire smuddy, hook swet

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    I built up a protective collar around mine, but evidently it wasn't enough. Still got the screwhead bent. Mount is still OK. Will have to check out your design. Got a photo of a naked bolt?
  9. Fishnbiker

    Fishnbiker Tire smuddy, hook swet

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    Maybe we need YOUR definition of "beer". If referring to that Yankee pisswater, I'll agree, beyond there you'll have to be more concise.
  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. Nogoodnamesleft

    Nogoodnamesleft Long timer

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

    kezzajohnson kezza

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    Let's say I'm really good at clearing my Cache...naked bikes, naked bolts, naked milfs...
  14. 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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  15. 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.
  16. 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....
  17. 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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  18. 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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    ctoldie Been here awhile

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