the DR650 thread

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

  1. Nogoodnamesleft

    Nogoodnamesleft Long timer

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    millville ?? is that a Kenda.. i dunno.. those blue drink riders always gotta be a bit different don't they..
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  2. cyberdos

    cyberdos Easy Bonus Loop ♦♦

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    Adam suggested it to me prior to the Moab trip last year. Even though it's a really aggressive tire (which I thought would not last very long here) I gave it a shot. It has become my favorite front tire. It's still on Bertha right now a year later. No chunking and it's not all that bad on the pavement.

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    Almost as good as "twice as much Jamaican Me Happies"
  3. Nogoodnamesleft

    Nogoodnamesleft Long timer

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    i'm sure @Lil' Steve is gonna feel so much better when @BergDonk gets over there..
    i feel a blue drink intervention coming on, to get you off those drinks..

    beer.. beer is always the answer..
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  4. Lil' Steve

    Lil' Steve PussyWagon™ Chauffeur

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    Today was more of a tow vehicle shake down ride. The Wagon did great. I was not expecting the variety of scenery we encountered.


    Top boxes are great. But the bigger they are, the more you wind up stuffing in them.


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    Glad we do these shake down runs before big trips. @tobiism we need assistance.


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    A great day.

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    Really glad I was on my cheater bike today.


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    More pleasant surprises.


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    Is that a mirage?


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    Nope, it's real. Felt like a jackpot finding this little beach.


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    Here's @cyberdos demonstrating his love for his Shinko's. He's really impressed how well they grip.


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  5. William Wolfen

    William Wolfen Long timer

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    That, right there, is why I have a 244 on my bike again and not a second 805.
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  6. cyberdos

    cyberdos Easy Bonus Loop ♦♦

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    I fucking hate these tires. :bluduh

    Went up a seemingly doable but loose hill. When I figured that it was steeper than I expected I stopped and with full front and back locked brakes the bike skidded down about 20 feet. Screw these stupid tires.
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  7. Brutalguyracing

    Brutalguyracing Long timer

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    What tires would these be
    I can't go back and find it
  8. cogitech

    cogitech Been here awhile

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    Kenda K760 was very good off-road on my XT225, but I haven’t run one on my DR so...
  9. tobiism

    tobiism Long timer Supporter

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    bring it on over, I will weld it up
  10. ER70S-2

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    If you have some strap, box that puppy in. It's too lite for a top box in the terrain those two :loco ride in. :deal

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  11. cyberdos

    cyberdos Easy Bonus Loop ♦♦

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    805 rear, 804 front. They both suck.
    It's a flaw of the rack IMO. I do believe that if that part is welded back it'll break again. The rack needs to be supported on the sides rather than at that central spot. Especially with a large box.
  12. Lil' Steve

    Lil' Steve PussyWagon™ Chauffeur

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  13. tobiism

    tobiism Long timer Supporter

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    Not if we make it Stout enough Playa
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  14. FlyingLo

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    Here's a trick I used not wanting to undo the heated grip wiring again after the hair spray didn't work. Maybe I should have used my golf grip tape the first time.
    I used pressure sensitive electric tape (mastic) to fill the gap between the left grip and electrical control body much like a friction throttle lock. This stuff is great. Makes for a waterproof seal that is not tacky. I carry a small piece in my repair kit along with the zip ties etc.
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  15. cyberdos

    cyberdos Easy Bonus Loop ♦♦

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    Maybe not so bad after all.
  16. tobiism

    tobiism Long timer Supporter

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    For the money it sounds good! Just ordered one!
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  17. cyberdos

    cyberdos Easy Bonus Loop ♦♦

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    sweet.
    But I'd like to also weld something to the sides of the rack so that they sit were the rack that Bertha has.
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  18. tobiism

    tobiism Long timer Supporter

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    Is it steel?
  19. tobiism

    tobiism Long timer Supporter

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    @NC Rick do you guys carry the correct KTM spring that I need to order for this shock?

    The rear was bottoming out all day with the 6.6 spring
  20. NC Rick

    NC Rick Cogent Dynamics Inc

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    Can you check the number on the spring? We should.