What you did on or with your D/S-Adv bike today

Discussion in 'The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan' started by Huzband, Mar 3, 2014.

  1. Philip Kuntz

    Philip Kuntz Fleasy Rider

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    Its a 2008, yes 650. Yes, this engine seems to have less vibes than my 650 Vstrom. I believe the wheel base is shorter, notice it has no rear rack. Also 17" front wheel, instead of the 19" on the Wee. It's more nimble.
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  2. Fla_Dawg

    Fla_Dawg Been here awhile Supporter

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    Appreciate the info, seems like that is just another plus in the V650's favor for me.
  3. motomike14

    motomike14 Thumper Crusader Supporter

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    I wrapped my cheapo Moose stand with an old inner tube and some good tape, something similar might help on those rim grippers. Or, trash those all together. I know for me I need that flexibility at times to flip the wheel or tire slightly up to sneak the spoon in or get the right leverage against my body. Then again I’m only 35 so I might need these soon :rofl
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  4. mr_guns

    mr_guns Look Mom no hands!

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    Took Betsy out for a spin.
  5. CliffElam

    CliffElam OldN00b Supporter

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  6. mr_guns

    mr_guns Look Mom no hands!

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    Work zone. There weren’t any StarBucks in the area. Gotta do what you gotta do.
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  7. FL Pepper

    FL Pepper OMGWTFFTW

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    Put a new back tire on the lil Versys. Of course had to try it out on some WNC gravel. :superShinko 700. Nice tread pattern and performed well on and off road.
    A 2x6 under the peg bracket makes a pretty stable way to remove the tire sans center stand.

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  8. Fla_Dawg

    Fla_Dawg Been here awhile Supporter

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    Tubed or tubeless? I took a hard look at those before going with the 804/805s on my V300x.

    Nifty solution to raise the rear wheel off the ground.
  9. FL Pepper

    FL Pepper OMGWTFFTW

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    I left the tube in, may decide to go tubeless in the future, though.
    I have the 804/805 on my Xco, great tires but wanted a tread more like knobbies for this bike.
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  10. Huzband

    Huzband Team Dirt

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    Shinko makes some surprisingly good tars. Some years ago I skeptically put a set of 705's on my '07 GSA before a trip to Little Switzerland. Climbed up 276 to the Parkway from Brevard & of course ran into rain. I was pleasantly surprised at how well they held on wet pavement. I was more confident on them than I ever was on Tourances.
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  11. YJake

    YJake Social Distancing Before It Was Cool

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    Tourances can eat a bowl of dicks.

    My TKC-80 front/Shinko 805 rear combo has spanked them in every measurable way.

    -Jake
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  12. ZachM1

    ZachM1 I'm a meat popsicle

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    I can attest that Tourances can in fact eat a bowl & and a bag of dicks. They are good at absolutely nothing. Not street or dirt.
    I can't complain @ $20 for a lightly used set from @YJake, but at least I now know not to waste my money for a retail priced set.
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  13. YJake

    YJake Social Distancing Before It Was Cool

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    Not gonna lie. For $20 a set, they’re REALLY hard to beat. :lol3

    -Jake
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  14. KimPossible

    KimPossible Long timer

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    I can relate to that!:muutt :lol3
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  15. Philip Kuntz

    Philip Kuntz Fleasy Rider

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    Nice. Use the 2x6 as a rear rack, and mount the 5 gallon bucket/seat on there. Then you have everything you need for trail side tire repair.

    In all seriousness, what advantage does that bike have over a KLR?
  16. FL Pepper

    FL Pepper OMGWTFFTW

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    I've never ridden a KLR so I can't really tell you the difference. This bike is very comfortable in stock form with a surprising amount of power for such a small engine. I surprised myself how much I enjoy riding it.
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  17. CliffElam

    CliffElam OldN00b Supporter

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    Basically not a KLR. I’ve owned two. The Vstrom (have ridden both extensively) is a vastly different bike. I’d rather the KLR out in the glades, but the V elsewhere.
  18. Mugwest

    Mugwest "You mean the REAL world!?"

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    Hush. Brag about them too much & Shinko will start charging German prices to match the German Conti molds they're made on :deal
  19. KirkN

    KirkN Long timer Super Supporter

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    Just ordered a set of Shinko 705s as more street-oriented tires for a spare set of wheels for my Sherpa.
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  20. playinatwork

    playinatwork Been here awhile

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    New tars, earl, and brake pads. Time to pack for Montana.

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