NEBDR on a DRZ400 and KLR650

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by cassimonee, Nov 10, 2020.

  1. cassimonee

    cassimonee Adventurer

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    Thank you! I was pretty happy with how the paddle board photo turned out :) My boyfriend is 6' 1" ~180 lbs and he always rode the DRZ without issue power-wise. The compression on the bike is pretty bad right now and it needs a rebuild, but even with that diminished power I've thought it had enough for me. I would also note that I have less teeth on the rear sprocket as well for easier freeway riding which also dilutes the power
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  2. i4bikes

    i4bikes Been here awhile

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    Great ride report. IMO you guys have a great attitude about adv riding and making the ride yours. Instead of worrying about rolling your wheels over the same dirt as someone else.
    Rolling with problems like the bent rotor and head light problems added to your story.
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  3. cassimonee

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    Thank you! We have had so many issues on our trips in the past that we kind of expect things to go wrong on our trips now hahaha
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  4. AUstate

    AUstate Been here awhile

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    Very good report, and amazing pictures!!
    Your DRZ is by far one of the coolest looking bikes Ive seen, love the design and colors on that!
    The KLR looks pretty good as well.
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  5. cassimonee

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    Thank you very much!
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  6. snglfin

    snglfin this statement is untrue

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    i’m the guy who approached you in cheshire... really great write-up on what sounds like a challenging adventure - thanks for sharing!

    best regards,

    johnnyg
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  7. cassimonee

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    awesome, so glad you found this! It was really great talking to you. Btw you were right about that restaurant - we both felt sick afterwards from the grease hahaha
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  8. dano619

    dano619 Long timer Supporter

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    What a great way to start my Sunday morning!! For first ride report you hit a home run!! Great pictures (some of the best I've seen here on ADV) ... screen saver pics for sure.....Great write up also. Thank you for sharing your adventure!!
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  9. cassimonee

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    Thank you! I’m glad you enjoyed it :)
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  10. snglfin

    snglfin this statement is untrue

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    yeah, there’s not much quality food in our immediate area... glad you enjoyed your trip!

    best regards,

    johnnyg
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  11. munsonbw

    munsonbw Been here awhile

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    Sorry if I missed it, but how did you do the graphics? A few minutes on google doesn't turn anything up.
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  12. cassimonee

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    The DRZ is all vinyl wrap. I bought sheets and cut them to the sizes/shapes needed :)
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  13. munsonbw

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    Great job on the colors and pattern. When I saw your bike I thought: Now that is how a DRZ should look!
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  14. Klinc207

    Klinc207 To PERU!

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    Went down in the exact same spot in VT! HA! Was 2UP and went right when we should have gone left. Luckily we ended up flopping into the washout not over the edge!
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  15. cassimonee

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    It’s definitely a spot that requires you to follow one specific line hahaha

    You probably saw the photo, but Elliot went right as well and had such long legs that he just walked it up
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  16. Aces&8s

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    Great report. Loved the pictures.
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  17. KYwoodsrider

    KYwoodsrider Been here awhile

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    Great report and a trip you will remember the rest of your life.
    The pictures were awesome as well.
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  18. jncdi

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    So how did you carry the DSLR equipment?

    I am planning the same trip for next year with a buddy. We will also be on a DRZ and a KLR.
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  19. cassimonee

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    All my camera/electronics stuff goes in the bag on top of the rear rack. I used a dedicated Ape Case camera bag and strap it down to the rear rack. It has a rain cover for wet weather and can be detached fairly easily if I need to carry it inside in sketchy areas. It’s the safest spot on the bike to prevent crushing accidents and the beefy camera bag insulates from vibrations

    I’ve only found this setup to work though if all your other gear fits in the side pannier racks (which mine does)
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  20. jncdi

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    Thanks for the info.

    Really enjoyed your photography and trip report.
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