the DR650 thread

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

  1. cyberdos

    cyberdos Easy Bonus Loop ♦♦

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    Oh, they are bright alright! I love these lights. Tonight I'll take a little vid and post some pics. I've searched too and can't find the stupid things. They have no markings either.
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  2. chethro

    chethro Been here awhile

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    If you haven't tried them it's hard to beat the Black and Decker battery tools. Cheap to buy especially around Thanksgiving and Christmas. IIRC I paid $29 for my last drill with two batteries at Wallyworld.

    I have the 40 volt chainsaw, hedge trimmer, weed eater and leaf blower. The leaf blower is a little weak but the other tools work great! The chainsaw is known as my angry beaver. I can go through three 12" diameter trees completely cut up per battery.

    Also, the 20 volt drill and 1/4" impact are top notch. I have three of the drills.

    I have been using them for about 4 years and nothing has broken yet.
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  3. Redfish Hunter

    Redfish Hunter Long timer Supporter

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  4. AlH

    AlH Long timer

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    I vividly remember the day I hit an ice patch in a Blue Ridge Parkway tunnel on my DL1000- I saw it a split second before I was on it and did exactly what one should do- remain as neutral as possible. As you said- make damn sure you don't try to slow or turn.

    I think it took several weeks for the pinched up spot in the seat to flatten back out....
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  5. MattR302

    MattR302 Awesomeness, Inc.

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    On my old DR350, I installed these after getting cut off twice in one evening.
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Motorcycle...ight-For-Victory-Benelli-Aprilia/372688024539
    They worked well in regards to holding their position, but that was purely street use.
    Because of the long stem, I did have to trim my handguards a bit to be able to aim them down correctly. They seemed more of a "spot" light than a wide driving light.

    I recently ordered a set of these for my 919. (Haven't installed them yet)
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/2pcs-10W-M...ork-Fog-Light-Mirror-Mount-4-BMW/372013628695
    These are quite a bit smaller and shorter stems. Durability seems very good. They require a bit more force to adjust, which I think is a good thing.
    They are 3 wire: 1 ground, 1 "halo" outer ring, and 1 inner spot light. (They also sell red, blue, and green halos but I stick with legal white)
    The white halo I bought is pretty bright and great for more "look at me" light without being blinding to oncoming traffic. I will wire these so they are always on.
    I may not use the inner spot light - depending on how many times you switch them on, it alternates between full power, half power (dim), and flashing.
    I'll check tonight to see if there's any interference with the DR brake fluid reservoir. I may order another set for the DR.
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  6. kezzajohnson

    kezzajohnson kezza

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    Speaking of impact drivers. Recent discussion has got me thinking about a job I've been meaning to do for a while. Have a ride coming up and am gonna get this sorted once and for all, just in case my pickup coil fails on me in the middle of no-where. I carry a spare, as failure is common enough, but I would probably have no hope of changing it out in the bush because of those pesky little OEM screws. At 67,000km, I don't like my chances of the gasket coming off cleanly either, so better order a new one just in case. If you need to know, the OEM scews are 5mm x 10mm with 0.8 thread. I am going to replace them with allen heads but not change the OEM pickup coil at this stage.

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  7. adam728

    adam728 Long timer

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    My DR lighting solution. A 6inch light bar, some hacked up captop brackets, and trimming the shroud to fit. Wire it up so the high beam triggers a relay and turns on the light bar. Paired with an ADVmonster led headlight bulb (that gives remarkably good low beam cutoff, an issue with many led bulbs in halogen housings) and I have much improved lighting.
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    And with the roads being snow/ ice / salt covered I am now done commuting via bike.
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  8. Sonny S.

    Sonny S. Long timer

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    Any pictures of the headlight without the 6" LED?
    Never heard of that ADVmonster bulb
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  9. JagLite

    JagLite Long timer Supporter

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    Must be.
    When the temp hits 80 I'm dying...
    60's and sunshine is my riding weather of choice.

    Although, I did buy a bike Saturday that will live at my brother's house in Green Valley, AZ.
    I found it searching CL and it was in Tucson so I asked my brother if he would fetch it for me.




    :wings




    @cyberdos will love my new-to-me racer!




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    :ricky

    I plan to go down for a week at a time during the winter to explore when the temperature won't melt my brain.
    Maybe you can head south sometime when I am down there and we can find some bonus loops.


    On a different subject, a friend sent me a picture of a couple custom bikes that I really like:

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    Ya gotta build two of them at least, so you and a friend can terrorize the town! :ricky :ricky
    I call 'em "Bugout Bikes", I dunno what the builder calls them, or who he is, or where he is, but he IS a genius! :thumb
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  10. cyberdos

    cyberdos Easy Bonus Loop ♦♦

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    :fpalm
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  11. JRowland

    JRowland Been here awhile Supporter

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    @sanjoh is member here. He seems like a good guy, he offered me the opportunity to ride some of his bikes when I was trying to figure out what kind of gravel mobile I wanted. I never made that happen but we will eventually ride together.
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  12. thump!

    thump! Adventurer

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    The small o-ring on the inside is often left out because it sticks to the old filter and gets discarded. Make sure it's there when assembling. Without it oil can bypass the filter.
  13. AlH

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    Well we did it- 2019 4Runner TRD Off Road Premium.
    Can't believe the POS tires Toyota put on them though, Dunlop AT20's.
    Have an appt in the morning at the local Discount Tire to swap for BFG KO2's, which we have on our FJC and 4wd F350. Was somewhat surprised what good trade-in credit they gave for the brand new 60 mi Dunflops.
    Was sad to see the spare, while full size and the same tire as the other 4, is on a steel rim instead of the alloy rims. Back in 2011 on the FJ they supplied all 5 on alloys.
    On the FJ Toyota advised rotating all 5. Can still do it on the 4R but it would look like crap with one black steel wheel.....so I'm on the lookout for a used alloy one.

    The tech in these now is impressive- never had a vehicle come with 2" of owner's manuals:lol3
  14. thump!

    thump! Adventurer

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    De nada
  15. Lil' Steve

    Lil' Steve PussyWagon™ Chauffeur Supporter

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    Congrats! That will be a perfect bike to explore around there. Cyberdos and I have ridden a bit of the AZBDR in that region a couple of years ago in December. We woke up to frost on the seats and by the afternoon we were shedding layers. I'll gladly drag drive him down to meet up for another opportunity to ride a TW. Let us know when you're heading down.
  16. JRowland

    JRowland Been here awhile Supporter

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    Congratulations Al! New vehicles are always fun. We passed that couple with their dogs in a 4Runner with stockish tires on Hurricane Creek. I sold a shit ton of them over the years, I enjoy driving them as well. It was one of the better vehicles Enterprise carried. I kind of miss walking out to a lot of 500 vehicles and picking which one I want to drive for a while.
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  17. Nogoodnamesleft

    Nogoodnamesleft Long timer

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    seeing you're in Aus, in the good state as well..

    i've used this stuff from aldi - it'll hold up to about 10mm / 3/8" and says good up to 250C /480F
    split down the middle and a couple of cable ties can hold it if needs be.
    handy for spots where heat shrink or wrapping tape may be too much work.
    you can quickly shove it over the top.

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  18. 805gregg

    805gregg Long timer

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    It was 7º this morning. I prefer sitting at my desk at work without having to thaw my nuts.


    83 degrees here today, the most important aspect about real estate is location
  19. Nogoodnamesleft

    Nogoodnamesleft Long timer

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    uhmm..
    sorry..

    thread police here,
    Sir, pull over please..

    i've seen where you and @cyberdos go on 2 and 4 wheels..
    you do not ride, you travel over obstacles in a forward direction..

    for me that is not considered riding, i can consider it a lot of things, but riding is not one of them.. :D
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  20. sarcoid

    sarcoid Been here awhile Supporter

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    Nice congrats. What color? Keep an eye on Toyota's website. I grabbed 5 TRD pro wheels at 40% off last spring. Found the same spare on my 2015 SR5. Now the stock wheels are up for sale. Was going to swap them around for winter / summer sets but my commute just dwindled down to 22 miles daily so no need.
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