the DR650 thread

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

  1. Fishnbiker

    Fishnbiker Tire smuddy, hook swet

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    Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, filmed in Broken Hill, South Australia. Too funny story that the town now takes to heart with the annual "Broken Heel" drag queen festival. It was a hard decision to wait 10 days to see it , or get over to The Flinders

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  2. Fishnbiker

    Fishnbiker Tire smuddy, hook swet

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    Resistance is futile, you will be assimilated.
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  3. enduro16

    enduro16 Been here awhile

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    Is it okay to post here or will I be banished from advrider for the rest of my life? Lol, Never rode a d r 650, but I've had plenty of Honda XR, s, but I really like the idea of on rear wheel having a cush drive, just stopped over to check out the action... 20190119_131349.jpg 20190209_120530.jpg 20181212_164217.jpg 20161129_160350.jpg
  4. Fishnbiker

    Fishnbiker Tire smuddy, hook swet

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    Nor car dollies with Explorer. Confirmed.
  5. dbarale

    dbarale Squiddly slow

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  6. NC Rick

    NC Rick Cogent Dynamics Inc

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    Wow! WOW! And I thought everyone was just making a joke when they talk of Australia being upside down. It’s a world where Pabst cost more than Pilsner Urquell! Indeed, upside down!!! Yikes! It’s expensive tolike beer there.
  7. NC Rick

    NC Rick Cogent Dynamics Inc

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    Daum , a 950 Super Enduro? Those Ornj bikes cost a lot and break all the time. I have looked on the 950 SE with lust and have committed motorcycle adultery in my heart many times.
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  8. Nogoodnamesleft

    Nogoodnamesleft Long timer

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    it's on special at the moment though..
    i still won't be buying it..

    this is my local bottleshop - the one in the pick.
    about a mile from my house.
    https://www.danmurphys.com.au/beer/country-usa?size=120

    it lists a heap of USA beers, but only has about 35 in stock.
    i don't know what most of these taste like..

    is there any "oh you gotta try" on this selection.?
    (if it asks for location - Sunnybank 4109)

    some of em are $$$ and like i said, if the link works and you explore the beer section - you'll see i live near a good bottleshop.. :thumb :drink
  9. AlH

    AlH Long timer

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    I'm partial to the Blue Moon Belgian White. But I am certainly not a beer conny sewer.:photog
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  10. NC Rick

    NC Rick Cogent Dynamics Inc

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    I’m not totally monochromatic when it comes to beer but... if the US beers that are shown in-stock were all in the fridge and I was going to pick a sure thing (based on what I know) I would pick:

    After a day at work and really want to chill:
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    If it was a hot day and I wanted a cheerful and refreshing beer I would grab the “Ballast Point, Sculpin”

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    and for a good goto beer that is nice and easy the:

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    Nothing in the fridge in the way of Porters. I do see a few I would like to try but haven’t had. The above are hoppy style beers which are only one style I like. My one buddy tells me they taste like Chrysanthemums.

    Ballast Point was/is a good brewery which was scooped up by Budweiser so I don’t drink it anymore, out of principle.

    Edit: Founders is a good brewery from up north (Michigan). I like Weiss beer in the summer but haven’t had the Sierra Nevada so I can only guess it will be good.

    Porters and Stouts are good with me if they are not made to be sweet or taste like cookies.

    There are very few American Pilsners worth drinking. When someone makes a good one, it seems unpopular. I stick with Pilsner Urquell or Belgian Duval.
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  11. NC Rick

    NC Rick Cogent Dynamics Inc

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    It seems like we have had on or two good ones together. We need to do that again. I have only been back to Oskar Blues once since meeting you and your wife there.
  12. Nogoodnamesleft

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    cheers.. i get the feeling i might end up with a list.
    and i'm ok with that. :lol3
    if anyone else sees something add it in. :drink

    some overseas beers get brewed local here which i'm not a fan of.
    we can get 2 versions of some stuff. you gotta check for the imported stickers on some beers, for the true article.

    likewise if any one has Australian beer access just ask for opinions. :thumb
    i got no idea what bottleshops over there are like, or if australian beer even rates..

    some stuff is $$$
    perspective mainstream beer- corona, becks, peroni, heineken, aussie is generally $50AU a carton. - 24 beers.
    hence my caution on trying some stuff i don't know.
    at least i have a choice, i don't mind paying twice as much if the beer is twice as good.

    how much is a carton of torpedo over there.?
    $$$ - 120 AU is about 85 US at the moment..
  13. mr.jadkowski

    mr.jadkowski Been here awhile

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    I hate to sidetrack the important (beer) discussion going on, but I have a quick question:

    I pulled my air filter and breather filter yesterday to clean them out. The breather filter was pretty dirty, so I thought I'd gently run some water through it to try to clean the foam off a bit. Of course, the foam completely disintegrated. I cut a nice cylinder of open-celled foam that fits in the breather filter housing, oiled it up with filter oil, and popped it in. Anything wrong with that? I know I can buy a fancy little filter for $15 from ProCycle or Moto-lab, but I'm trying to save all my pennies so I can give them to @NC Rick .

    Back on topic: if you want some good IPA you need to sample what my area has to offer. Best drink-it-in-the-boat, drink-it-in-the-garage, drink-it-all-day beer I've had in a long time:

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    The best part is that it's relatively cheap (for good beer). I think I pay $14 for a 12-pack? Ironically it's ghost-brewed by Two Roads in Connecticut so I think you can get it down there as well.
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  14. Ever Onward

    Ever Onward Older,Wiser, Smarter

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    Since I dont use spellcheck or any technobot fixer when posting, no, (formerly klay) has bitch slapped me in the puss many times over the years !

    He's gotta hate my punctuation and grammer too ! :lol3
  15. NC Rick

    NC Rick Cogent Dynamics Inc

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    A carton of 12 is around $18 here.
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    Ever Onward Older,Wiser, Smarter

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    Premo is really good midwestern brew !

    We started smugglin it from the "Land of 10,000 lakes" across to Sconny in 1979. It didnt show up in Wisconsin till about 2006 or so. Da Nordeast aint bad either !
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  17. SloSolo2

    SloSolo2 Long timer

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    I bought a briggs and Stratton foam air filter and cut a circle for mine. I guess its open cell foam. It works fine oiled up.
  18. Nogoodnamesleft

    Nogoodnamesleft Long timer

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    i just use something like this and oil it.
    not sure if this is the exact one.
    https://www.supercheapauto.com.au/p...filter-briggs-and-stratton-sprint/345703.html
    big hardware store would sell it i figure.

    some foam falls apart quickly.
    i'd keep an eye on it just in case.

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    edit..
    too slow, shoulda stayed in the chair and left out the pic..
  19. NC Rick

    NC Rick Cogent Dynamics Inc

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    I did the same as you but had a bit of airfilter foam that I bought in a square. I think I got it at Home Despot. I put a little oil on it too.
  20. Schmokel

    Schmokel Key to Happiness: Low Expectations

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    I've got to get a decent filter for the carb. The smaller filter. I want to say I have air filter oil I bought.
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