the DR650 thread

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

  1. Belgradian

    Belgradian Been here awhile

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  2. gofargogo

    gofargogo Lurker, mostly

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    Is there much difference in handling between a 17” and a 19” front wheel? My bike has the supermoto set, and while 99% of my riding is on the street I do like to go moto camping in the woods when I can and have dreams of doing to Sea to Sierra route.

    I’m due for tires, and I’m debating whether I just get street rubber for the 17 now and sort out my wheels later, or offer it as a swap for a 19” and just run shinko 705s everywhere.

    Or the third option, which is source a set of stock wheels and put 90/10 rubber on those for when I’m planning an off road trip.
  3. procycle

    procycle Long timer

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    A 19 on the front makes a good 'everywhere tire'. Steering will be more neutral than a 17. It will do off road nearly as well as a 21.
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  4. amp333

    amp333 Life is short enjoy!

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    If the Trail tech quit, check to see if the magnet fell out of the bolt on the rotor, it could be lodged and causing the noise. Not highly likely but a possibility.
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    psmcd Long timer

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  6. Rusty Rocket

    Rusty Rocket Life behind "Bars"

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  7. sandwash

    sandwash Long timer

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    97,I did the film trick awhile ago and it stop for about 6 months.It was drooling before,now it just left a good film of oil everywhere.
  8. Nogoodnamesleft

    Nogoodnamesleft Long timer

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    others have posted good stuff,
    when was the last time you checked or flushed the brake fluid.

    pop the cover and have a look at the colour and check for crud.
    when i first got my DR350, the bloke said it had been sitting for a bit,
    i was so keen to ride it, (everything seemed ok after a quick spin) that i took it onto the freeway and then the front siezed on. :baldy
    new pads, new rotor, all because i didn't take 2 minutes to check.
    new bike fever turned into a disaster, that could have been prevented by undoing 2 screws and seeing the chalky crud in there.

    yep, happy to let others learn from my mistakes.. :D
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  9. Nogoodnamesleft

    Nogoodnamesleft Long timer

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    you might get some luck chucking it here as well
    https://advrider.com/index.php?thre...first-post-before-submitting-ad.938499/page-5
    sell everything you can before you sell that shovel i say..
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  10. NC Rick

    NC Rick Cogent Dynamics Inc

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    An option would be using dual sport tires in the correct sizes. MT60s are very cool. We used Avon Distanzas. Also TKC 80 is available for the mad-max look?

    I think the steering gets a bit light on the DR with 17” front.
  11. Schmokel

    Schmokel In desperate need of a nap.

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    T-minus 12h or so. Stoked.
  12. Nogoodnamesleft

    Nogoodnamesleft Long timer

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    just googled the time over your way..

    shouldn't you be drinking beer on a verandah instead of posting at this time of day. :drink:lol3
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  13. Nogoodnamesleft

    Nogoodnamesleft Long timer

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  14. NC Rick

    NC Rick Cogent Dynamics Inc

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    I’m going to be going for a ride. With my lawn mower.
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  15. the.seeker

    the.seeker Adventurer

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    Flushed it not too long ago. Followed all the standard procedures and nothing crudy came out.
  16. Schmokel

    Schmokel In desperate need of a nap.

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    Haha, you're not new to this are you?

    Did a once over on OSM. Got 300 miles tomorrow. Chain just got waxed. Oil is good. Lights work. Luggage secure. Chargers charging. Just prep myself for no sleep tonight. Haha
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  17. Nogoodnamesleft

    Nogoodnamesleft Long timer

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    :photog
    y'know i gotta ask, does it have a beer holder on it..
    nothing in the world tastes better than beer after mowing the lawn.
    it's only a little achievement after it's done, but it's such a beer worthy MAN-LY achievement !! :lol3
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  18. Nogoodnamesleft

    Nogoodnamesleft Long timer

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    oh well, was hoping for a simple fix for ya.
    i hate chasing my tail on stuff like that.
    good luck sorting it.
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    Now that I went back to work, I may be able to want to afford that Pro Series Mojave.Need to do something cause the stock worn out one sucks.
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  20. Nogoodnamesleft

    Nogoodnamesleft Long timer

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    :lol3

    not new to it all, but it has been a while.

    i even leave my morning ride day clothes stacked in the order i will put them on, when i get up in the morning, once i've run out of things to check.
    then as i try and fall asleep i start to think, will i need spares of the spares that i have packed :lol3
    as long as the credit card is double checked and packed i eventually fall asleep.


    Enjoy the ride . :thumb
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