the DR650 thread

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

  1. Nogoodnamesleft

    Nogoodnamesleft Long timer

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    do you have lowered pegs.? Makes it a bit more roomy.
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  2. Nogoodnamesleft

    Nogoodnamesleft Long timer

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    alpinestar toucan are a good compromise and comfy. :thumb
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  3. Anyone

    Anyone Been here awhile Supporter

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    @spklbuk i didnt understand the story, but had a good laugh all the same!
  4. Nogoodnamesleft

    Nogoodnamesleft Long timer

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    id be a little worried about pivot clearance maybe with a rear that small.
    Might increase slider wear.? A 16 front might fix it.
    Dunno.
    I do know the chain can hit the pivot point if you don’t keep a close eye on the slider wear.. :fpalm
    mine.. 15 / 43.

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  6. SloSolo2

    SloSolo2 Long timer

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    No lowered pegs. Do they not reduce ground clearance?
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  7. Nogoodnamesleft

    Nogoodnamesleft Long timer

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    for me not really.
    I might scrape my boots if I’m lazy on the street, but I also have bigger, wider pegs.
    But off road I don’t notice it. Its just more comfy.
    My legs are more comfy on my DR than GSA.

    maybe someone who rode in deep rutted or really rocky stuff might notice it, but I turn around at that point.
    I got short legs so lowering the pegs is also better than raising the seat. :thumb
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  8. x32792

    x32792 Cracker American

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    I use Acme Zoom lowering hardware (1" down and 1" back) with stock OEM peg hardware + IMS eBay knock off pegs. I appreciate the extra room. Yes, the lowering hardware hangs down about as deep as my OEM bash plate, but I figure I'd rather scuff them up than my frame, belly pan extra, etc.
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    Seemed perfectly clear to my sleep deprived brain. I'm not usually this punchy until well into the meat of spring gobbler season. Rearranging sleep patterns will do that for ya. Suffice it to say I was picking on Redfish just for the fun of it.
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  10. Nogoodnamesleft

    Nogoodnamesleft Long timer

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    I had a plate set up at first so I could get a better idea where I wanted them height and position wise and then made my own.

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    the only time the plates gave me trouble was on stuff like this. erosion prevention “jumps”
    mainly because I don’t have the balls or skills to launch a bike that close to a drop off corner..
    but no problem with my home made lowered mounts.

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    I was thinking about the logging roads we get down occasionally that are rutted up to the case as it is. I certainly wouldn't want anything below the skid plate. Mudhole Rd. (Actual name) last week was a nightmare of ruts and holes. Probably go back there soon. :lol3
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  12. radbrad511

    radbrad511 deer hunter

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    Last piece in my DR rebuild arrived today, JNS Round LED Headlight. Probably the cleanest and easiest mod ever. Plugged in and bolted on in minutes. Finish excellent and fit my 2000 DR with NO cutting of the headlight shroud/number plate. Always run BD squadron on our Baja bikes but, the JNS is way more appropriate for the street AND throws enough light for trail speeds. Got it in just days from ProCycle!

    I have fancier bikes but, the DR is sooo much fun to work on and ride. I think my 21 year old DR is one of the cleanest ever. Thanks to ProCycle and Cogent all I had to do was bolt stuff together! (and scrub like an OCD person).
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    "Scrub"?
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    Wow. Using the diffusivity of nitrogen gas though aluminium alloy to control damping. Really really slow damping. Rebound rates of microns per day. Who’d of thunk.
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  15. NC Rick

    NC Rick Cogent Dynamics Inc

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    There have been a few occasions where i considered higher pegs to keep my feet out of the ruts, rocks and trail debris. My knees get sore for sure.
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    NC Rick Cogent Dynamics Inc

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    You know it looks high tech but the porosity of the casting likely makes passages totally unnecessary.
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    NC Rick Cogent Dynamics Inc

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    Yellow spring.
  18. radbrad511

    radbrad511 deer hunter

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    Oh yes. I scrub everything. Dawn soap, WD40 and Scotchbrite are my friends.

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    For sure no Orange on my shock spring please, don't drink that CoolAid!
    HyperPro already has the DR purple as their trademark color, bold move.
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    radbrad511 deer hunter

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  20. Fishnbiker

    Fishnbiker Tire smuddy, hook swet

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    I'm 6 foot even, 32" inseam. My best setup is lowered pegs, lowered rear COGENT suspension (front stock height with heavier springs & DDC valves), taller padding on a Procycle seat, 2" ROX risers with 2" taller bars. Took me a couple of years experimenting but this works best for me. The knees now approve & the bum stays happy too.
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