the DR650 thread

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

  1. TwoUpTourer

    TwoUpTourer Long timer

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    I was on a camping trip when it started to pour, so we took refuge at a garage, parking my fully loaded bike under the verandah whilst we stood inside keeping dry. I didn't realise that where I put the DR was beneath the roof's main box gutter, which then overflowed and suddenly it was like Niagara Falls showering down on it!:lol3
    Well it was a good test of the waterproofness of my panniers!
  2. Lil' Steve

    Lil' Steve PussyWagon™ Chauffeur

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    I'd like to get something like this for emergency bike extraction to use on my side by side. Not sure I could get a bike across on mine like you did with the RZR.

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  3. psmcd

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    The side tipping that occurs off road might have the bike leaning and ripping the carrier apart or the bike out of the carrier. Perhaps farkle an upendicular sensor with a servo motor continuously maintaining the carrier vertical in lateral plane?

  4. Lil' Steve

    Lil' Steve PussyWagon™ Chauffeur

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    Or I could tell them to call an Uber! :lol3
  5. JRowland

    JRowland reaching for the sky Supporter

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    Got in a nice 100 miles of gravel today. Packed a turkey sangwich and hit the road at 10:30 and got home at 4:30. Had the roads pretty much to myself, didn’t see another bike.

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    Ate lunch on a rock here by these little waterfalls

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    Gray day but it was 50* and dry. Bike really drives out of the corners now, it’s nice to be able to steer with the throttle.

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  6. WYO George

    WYO George I have no idea

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    Damn I miss the southern Appalachian area.
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  7. JRowland

    JRowland reaching for the sky Supporter

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    You are welcome to come visit anytime. Bring the Harley or the DR, I have garage space for you.
  8. WYO George

    WYO George I have no idea

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    Next time I head home to see my folks (near Toccoa, GA) I'll be sure to stop by and say howdy.
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  9. TrophyHunter

    TrophyHunter Long timer Supporter

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    Did you walk uphill both ways to/from school? There's your answer.
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  10. yehaaa6

    yehaaa6 Been here awhile Supporter

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    Neighbors taking advantage of the snow. at least someone's having fun, lol!
  11. JRowland

    JRowland reaching for the sky Supporter

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    My father in law lives in Logan, he said yesterday it’s been like 2 feet, looks fun!
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  12. sims159914

    sims159914 Been here awhile

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    Ugh. 15% off at procycle. 790 kit. Hmm....
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  13. Nobade

    Nobade Keep on keepin' on...

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    Go ahead. You know you want it...
  14. ER70S-2

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    Link for the curious. Like BD said, the holes in the case are about 6mm deeper than the stock cover bolts.
    https://advrider.com/f/threads/dr65...te-ups-pictorials.636485/page-2#post-18839175

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  15. TwoUpTourer

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  16. ER70S-2

    ER70S-2 Long timer

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    They are 6mm, length in the link, 3 posts down.

    ETA: I’d use something with solid threads, not a waistbanded stud.
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  17. yehaaa6

    yehaaa6 Been here awhile Supporter

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    there's about 8 inches on the ground here now. very wet snow. it'll mostly melt off soon I feel like.
  18. Lil' Steve

    Lil' Steve PussyWagon™ Chauffeur

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    Crazy weather here early this morning. We had a tornado warning , lots of rain/wind, and there are lots of downed trees around town. Tomorrows ride ought to be interesting, glad I'm running sweep in the SxS.
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    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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