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the DR650 thread

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

  1. TreasureState

    TreasureState A murse posing as a freelance dirt rider

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    Every DR650 project comes to that critical part of the algorithm where you have to dial 541-688-9543 or else you missed a step.
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  2. procycle

    procycle Long timer

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  3. NC Rick

    NC Rick Cogent Dynamics Inc

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    We stopped to try to help these folks out. They were so excited to hear than I had a pump! As I dug into my tool kit to get it, I said “yer not gona like my pump”.
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  4. NC Rick

    NC Rick Cogent Dynamics Inc

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    With regard to grinding the weld on the header; don’t go crazy on that. For one thing, I don’t think it really makes a difference you will ever notice, the other thing is that the weld needs some support from the bead for strength and vibration resistance. I ground mine. Mine cracked right there too. It took it a while.
  5. NC Rick

    NC Rick Cogent Dynamics Inc

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    What a great experience! I didn’t know Ducati had. 950cc vs of the Multistrada. I’ve been on the 1200s and think they are very nice but kinda too much power and everything wise which seems the thing these days: more is better, too much is just right.
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  6. shu

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    Hehehe.....that's going to be a pretty good work out to fill that tire.

    I once complained to a local mechanic about the POS hand pump that came stock, attached to the frame under the seat of my 1971 R75/5. I told him it took forever and a day on the side of the road, to pump my tire up. He said, ' did you get it inflated?' I said 'yes, but...' He said, 'What are you complaining about then? It worked. ' :nod


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    The stock tool kit on those old BMWs, by the way, was awesome. I still have most of those tools.


    ................shu
  7. oz_johnno

    oz_johnno Adventurer

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    I dunno about you blokes, but I am in my 50's and I have a crook back. I like to travel alone, but I need help when it comes to lifting my bike up after an off.

    I found this, Certainly something that could help lift a fully loaded DR650
  8. JagLite

    JagLite Long timer Supporter

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    It's a great idea but it is heavy and something else to haul around. :dunno
    There is at least one other product available to lift a bike.
    I agree the DR is a beast to pick up. :baldy



    I think a great product would be inflatable air bags mounted on each side of the bike with an onboard electric compressor.

    When you find yourself on the ground, just turn the engine off, then push the button to inflate that side airbag to lift the bike up to where you can easily tip it all the way up.
    The airbags wouldn't have to be very large, or lift the bike very much.
    A BMW or HD is a good bit easier to lift because they don't lay flat on the ground like our bikes do.
    A good heavy duty fabric (Kevlar?) bag with the thin inflatable rubber airbag inside would be trick.
    Perhaps a plastic outside shell that clips to the bike to contain the deflated bag like a side cover?
    The airbag would be mounted to the bike sides below the seat...

    Hmmm, maybe a winter shop project? :hmmmmm



    Nah, I have several bike builds to work on that are much more fun :ricky
  9. Fishnbiker

    Fishnbiker Tire smuddy, hook swet

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    Best I could do on short notice. The BULL BAG. We used these in the 1970's & 80's during 24 hour long off paved road rallying. Could push a 4x4 out of a snowbank. More effective as the vehicle got smaller. Just needs connection to exhaust pipe (adapter?).

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  10. TrophyHunter

    TrophyHunter Long timer Supporter

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    https://www.rakuten.com/shop/beacha...MItqStleC53QIViv5kCh1scAnCEAkYECABEgLlzPD_BwE

    I saw a post resembling what your talking about. Not the link above which came up on a late night, lame, googlefoo round. I'll try to find it.
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  11. sh4kes

    sh4kes Been here awhile

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    Yeah, R and RN from memory. Cant remember which one is the top ring.

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  12. sh4kes

    sh4kes Been here awhile

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    Its amazing how far a simple thank you goes on threads like this!
  13. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    Which reminded me of a Bathurst 1000 fail a few years back. Crew leader queried about why the car was taken out the back when they'd announced it was withdrawing because of an electrical issue. The interviewer pushed a bit and it was admitted it was an alternator problem which had failed due to a connecting rod damaging it.


    I travel with a bull bag in my ute at times, can make all the difference if stuck in soft stuff.
  14. jdub

    jdub Dawg bytes reel gud Supporter

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    I'm with you regarding there's such a thing as too much or an excess of necessary power. That's exactly why I selected the 950 for that ride, and it was the perfect bike for me over there.
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  15. Ever Onward

    Ever Onward Older,Wiser, Smarter

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    So bone dry, the poof dust is up to several inches deep in places ! No real rain at all in months. Forecast shows nothing the next 2 weeks.

    Can you guys in the carolinas spare 1/4 inch please ?


    Somehow the aspen and birch are able to start turnin yellow around 7000 feet even in the extreme drought.




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  16. daveagl

    daveagl borrowed time

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    Hello, I'm looking for advice on buying a DR 650 in France as a foreigner with a working visa.
    a few questions:
    Any model/year I should try to avoid?
    Does anybody know the paperwork needed to register it?
    Thanks for the help.
  17. William Wolfen

    William Wolfen DR Guy

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    They haven't sold them in Europe for the better part of 20 years. They'll all be early models and you'll likely have to take what you can get since they aren't as common.
  18. sandwash

    sandwash Long timer

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    Out with the old and in with the new,it's a thing of beauty.Totally way different ride,It just soaks up the bumps and makes for a super smooth ride.With all the adjustments on it make easy to get it where you want it.,very stable and and keeps the rear end planted.With the info I gave Todd at Cogent for the build it was spot on,very little adjustment on my part to make it a super comfortable ride(with Rick's advice).Big heads up to Rick,Todd and the rest of the folks at Cogent for putting something like this out there for folks like me/us that need/want something way better than stock.It is a great investment along with the DDC's for a super plush ride,couldn't be happier with the results.Did I mention it just soaks up the bumps?
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  19. daveagl

    daveagl borrowed time

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    I'm looking at a few that are from 1993 and around, they look lovely though!
  20. William Wolfen

    William Wolfen DR Guy

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    Ok. So that's one thing that needs explaining. The DR that this thread is about its the '96 and later model. The earlier ones are a totally different design. There also happens to be another thread about them. They're not bad bikes, but they've been out of production a long time now.
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