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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Zapp22, Feb 3, 2006.
Where does one get black plastic? Or is that a Canadian thing.
C-Baileys Windshield, Bar risers, Corbin seat, 606s front and rear, Jessies on Happy Trails racks,have a center stand and Acerbis 5 gal tank going on when it warms up. One other thing I will be putting on this summer------------More miles
What brand of fork brace are these?
stinkin' MAHHHHVelous ! this thing just looks like the quintessential DualSport [did i spell that right?]
THIS is a COMBAT motorcycle. where's the missle POD?//
Loaded with KTM-seeking missiles.....
Dunlops from memory, sticky on tar and suprisingly good on dirt and roads fire trails. Quiet too. I replace tyres earlier than most and I think I got about 4,500 KM out of that one which is about average for a rear - I always run pirelli MT21's on the front.
Yeah in hindsight I should have waited the extra month for the aqualine.
PS the motard front guard helped reduce some of the buffeting at speed. I would reccommend it.
Great thread here. Nice DRs, I need to put a little money into mine.
Yes, I've gone through several KLRs before I got a DR. I like the DR more. It doesn't pack as much is my only complaint, but maybe that's because I don't put as much on it. I like the motor a lot more, and the bike's components are of generally better quality and beefier too. Also I think Suzukis are well engineered Japanese motorcycles, and the DR is no exception.
I did get stranded once on a KLR in very hot weather due to the water cooling system failing - fan blade melted and froze. Not a big deal, but not fun. The fan motor and blade on a KLR is a cheap POS yet very expensive. I ended up using a fan from an EX250 I got from a junkyard. Almost the same POS, but moves a little more air anyway. The Suzuki has no such item.
It's a very easy bike to handle on dirt or pavement and when really ridden on pvement will outhandle most other machines out there.
It might be green, but it's still a DRZ
I got it from a guy on the Yahoo group, I think it's an RSW? some kind of initials..
yes, it's an RSW, they only cost $69.99 to boot.
Hey Bill. I think I responded to you on the Yahoo DR group about the S-06. So here's what happened: I had a '92 BMW GSPD, (got another since), with the little factory windshield. Bought it for a trip to western Canada. Rode the bike for a couple of weeks around town and back roads, then shipped it to Calgary. My buddy was on an Oilhead BMW and the speeds were much higher than I was used to and the buffeting was beating the crap out of me. I noticed that when I stood up, the buffeting went away. After a couple of days we ended up staying at my buddies' borther-in-law's place in B.C. and at night after a couple of beers I started thinking out loud about the windshield problem. My buddy suggested cutting it, but I didn't want to do that. We took a look at it and I came up with the idea of drilling new holes to lay it back, effectively making it lower. Got the brother-in-law's drill out and soon it was raked back nicely, (actually looked pretty good, too, considering...). Next day we left and as soon as we got up to speed, it was way better, no longer rattling my brain.
So the first time I mounted the S-06, I thought about my past experience and mounted it raked back. Works great, though it doesn't provide the kind of wind break a bigger windshield would. You still get lots of wind, but it's smooth, not turbulent. The DR's never going to be great at high speed higway riding, but, at least for me, that's not the point of it.
You've already got the S-06 - throw it back on and experiment with the angle. You should be able to come up with something that works for you. I've taken mine off from time to time for a change and I always put it right back on - I like it much better with it on.
Well, mine came this way from the factory,
but I was thinking with the white IMS tank,
it might look better with white side covers,
but leaving the black fenders. What do you
Here's a before shot:
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Hey I seem to be having a bit of trouble sizing my pictures to fit. Any advice?
medium or small
Thanks for the link, but since I don't belong to the group, I can't read the message -- feel free to cut/paste/PM me with it (if you have time)...thanks alot...
I want one of those black plastic tailpieces where can I get one? any clues?
Gotta agree with scooter on the black colour thing.
Also, did the fork brace make any noticeable improvement to the bike ? (Ive tried them b4 with big jap and bm 70's roadies and didnt notice any appreciable difference) A nice bit of bling tho'
i did a summers racing on my old dr350 and it stiffened the front end a lot. just wiggle your handlebars while cruising down the road, the front will flex on the 650. these braces are quite good at tieing it together better.
How tough would it be to get one of our Canadian members to buy some black plastic and ship it down this way?
I'd love to get rid of the white and blue.
i think i agree... its almost totally bad now.... i think its more the decal on the tank than the color, but big and black right there would be awesome. Add the RSW fork covers shown above!!