The 'No Pissin and Moanin' DR650 Thread

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by AST236, Jun 29, 2012.

  1. bobnoxious67

    bobnoxious67 Baby steps...

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    This guy gets it:deal

    I'll buy the second round:1drink
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  2. nsorens

    nsorens n00b

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    Love the '98 tank. Nice, clean graphic design and subtle, cool colors....

    They just overdid it a little with the seat cover and fork gaiters.:eek1
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  3. AST236

    AST236 Long timer

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    Thanks buddy.

    I kinda' agree. The seat and fork gaiters are over the top. Still on the fence about the purple frame. Didn't really like the stickers on the side panels either, so I removed them.
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  4. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    I'm surprised you still have that fragile boat anchor of a tail light. The DR250 light is one of the cheapest, easiest and most useful mods you can make to any DR650.
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  5. AST236

    AST236 Long timer

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    Yeah, I've been kinda' lazy about doing anything to this one yet. I'm between jobs, so mods to the bike have been pretty limited. Don't worry though, once I get back to work full time, I've got a small list......
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  6. ShadyRascal

    ShadyRascal Master of None

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    I had that bigazz stock taillight for a while, till I took a long fire road ride and it busted off, then proceeded to destroy my rear fender whilst it bounced around on it. So I was out the cost of a fender plus the new DR250 tail light.

    LivnLern.
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  7. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    Mine broke off but I managed to stop it damaging anything else. That DR250 light is so much better.
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  8. planemanx15

    planemanx15 Long timer

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    Is it just as bright?
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  9. Night Falcon

    Night Falcon Adventure NZL

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    My old purple & yella DR.

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  10. sagedrifter

    sagedrifter Southern Explorer

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    Just about.... Its smaller though and doesn't fall off at will. :D

    The big tail light won't last even on pavement. The dealer fixed mine once before the warranty ran out. It broke again in about 5k. The 250 light has been trouble free.

    Sent from my GT-S5690L using Tapatalk 2
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  11. DR650SEDDY

    DR650SEDDY ride2discover

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    U got my vote too AST236 :thumb...Here's my yella steed, in action :evil.
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    Here's a link of a vid. i took it a while back in March, climbing a nasty hill on my DR6FIDDY in AZ.
    ------------>http://contour.com/stories/blue-b-mine-rd
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  12. dec181966

    dec181966 Dude on a motorcycle

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    Just finished putting the final touches on this morning. I think it turned out pretty good! :wings

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    Bring on the adventures!!

    Thanks for looking
    Michael
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  13. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    A couple of Neduro's DoubleTake mirrors would finish that off nicely. When (not if) you drop the bike, the stockers are the first thing to break.
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  14. Bronco638

    Bronco638 Nobody Home

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    I'm willing to bet you could put her in the "priceless" category, wouldn't you say Shady? :D
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  15. Bronco638

    Bronco638 Nobody Home

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    OK, I got a new set of Dirt Skinz to replace the tired old pair that came on the DR. I used the zip-ties that came with them to hold them in-place. When I dropped the DR off the center stand yesterday, both Skinz proceeded to pop right off the lower legs (in other words, the zip-tie didn't do its job).

    Full Disclosure: I have a fork brace on the DR's forks so that the area to attach the Skinz is probably 1/4" to 3/8" (above the brace).

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    Should I think about ditching the zip-ties and going with a gaiter clamp instead?

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    Perhaps there's another trick to keep them from popping off?

    TIA.
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  16. jessepitt

    jessepitt Ride More

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    I had those on my last DR and never got them to stay put. They also seemed to collect a lot of dirt and I had to clean them regularly. I used the stock metal gaiter clamp because i had to clean them so often. I wont use them again, I will get new accordian style gaiters.
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  17. doug s.

    doug s. Long timer

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    have you tried using the fork brace itself as a clamp?

    doug s.
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  18. Rainier_runner

    Rainier_runner Heh..?

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    390 some odd miles yesterday, over 180 offroad. Knocked out section 2 o the WABDR with ease. I love this bike!

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    P.S. She did take her 1st and only dirt nap to date. :2cry
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  19. jessepitt

    jessepitt Ride More

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    Damn thats a good looking bike RainerR.
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  20. Toxic Mark

    Toxic Mark Adventurer

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    New to forum.

    What's the easiest way to post pics of my DR?

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