The 'No Pissin and Moanin' DR650 Thread

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

  1. deputygene

    deputygene Been here awhile

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    Got out DR's out today for a little trail riding. Here is my wife on her Blue 07 DR
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    She doesn't really like trail riding that much, but she humors me
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    My son on his 96
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    My bike
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    Back home after a good ride.
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  2. Killa Meter

    Killa Meter Been here awhile

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    Hey kobukan I have the seat concepts on my dr and I'm really happy with it, you might as well buy one you have all the rest except the Corbin . Might be a good compromise between the procycle and the Sargent . I have no trouble standing with mine and its soft enough without being too soft.
    my 2 cents worth hope it helps
  3. kobukan

    kobukan almost gnarly

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    Got it sorted out last summer . . . still happy with it now.

    Here's the posts on how I modified it to get it the way I like it.
  4. TrophyHunter

    TrophyHunter Long timer

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    DeputyGene.... So good to see a family riding together! My wife humored me for a bit with her quad but finally decided not to ride. Good thing is, she'll jump on the back of my other bike with me.

    My son and I get out on our DR's as much as we can.

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  5. sandwash

    sandwash Long timer

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    Wow,check out those can's! Are both of those the 40's? Look's like great time and the bike's are a wonderful set up.Good job with the family and bike's.You did good:clap!! You have it going on.Great pic:norton
  6. TrophyHunter

    TrophyHunter Long timer

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    Yes - 40's. Set the bikes up pretty close to the same. Pumper carbs, etc. I did the suspension but my son weighs in at 130 lbs so the stock stuff is fine for him.

    Thx SW.
  7. Benduro

    Benduro It's been handled.

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    There's a 40 can on the parts flea market right now for 85!
  8. Midpack

    Midpack Been here awhile

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    Anyone had any experience with DIRT BAGZ mounting racks? I been happy with the durability of my Ebay side racks, but I picked up a set of DIRT BAGZ RANGER bags not knowing they made racks to go with them. The bag specific racks have simplistic clip on attaching points is why I'm interested.....Thanks
  9. JayHawk

    JayHawk Grandpa to 3

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    The racks are simple, durable and attaching the bags is easy. I use the system a lot.
  10. TinMan207

    TinMan207 Most often a lurker...

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    I was riding so the pics were taken by others...

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    Rosie and I doing our best imitation of a tractor
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  11. Adv Grifter

    Adv Grifter on the road o'dreams

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    Wow! Nothing better than seeing a DR650 towing a KTM! :rofl:lol3

    I hope you don't mind if I "borrow" your pic to post in those contentious DR650 bashing threads put up by KTM worshipers?
    Cheers!

    (PS: What was the issue with the KTM?)
  12. ER70S-2

    ER70S-2 Long timer

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  13. TinMan207

    TinMan207 Most often a lurker...

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    I won't deny a certain pleasure in hooking up to him. Actually had to do it 3 times in different spots. It would stop, then eventually go again, then die again.

    We assume that it was water related. that puddle was only one of many on that ride. When we got to our designated lunch spot he took his jets out and then put them back in. He didn't have any issues that I am aware of for the rest of the day but by then all the riding was dry.
  14. TrophyHunter

    TrophyHunter Long timer

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    990 SE......mid April......fuel pump went out. Bike trucked home. I'm usually surrounded by pumpkins in my group but don't really take much ribbin'. I don't have anything against 'em but there is a leeeeeetle pleasure there...

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  15. Rainier_runner

    Rainier_runner Heh..?

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    How's the Wolfman/Giant loop combo work? Great Basin or Coyote? I started with a Great Basin and Great Basin Dry Bag combo, but eventually traded to Wolfman for its 100% waterproofness and ease of packing. Just my personal preference. Both are great pieces of kit.
  16. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    I recently bought a set of Wolfman bags and only got out to try them this weekend and they're great. They hold a lot of weight/volume but they don't affect handling much. We rode through some heavy rain too, and they stayed completely dry.

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  17. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

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    i use a Wolfman duffel on ebay BBQ rear rack and GL Coyote on the rear rear of the seat w/ center straps around the front edge of the rack.
    combo is awesome, narrow and no extra side rack weight.
  18. TrophyHunter

    TrophyHunter Long timer

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    The 2 came together by chance as I had the GL Coyote for short overnights and bought the WM stuff to expand/replace the GL. Then I finally had a rational thought and combined the two. :D

    Worked well and was solid & easy to access/unload. I could see setting the GL a little forward to use for back support if I knew I was just doing slab or mild dirt roads.
  19. BluesCruiser

    BluesCruiser Adventurer

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    Aaarrrgh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  20. sandwash

    sandwash Long timer

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    Best just to buy a new throttle tube.R1 or R6 are short turns and can be bought for 15-20$ for both tube and grips.On a side note, I mess my bike riding.Can you guess where I am at?
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