Who has the most tricked-out DR ?

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  1. RiotPat

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  2. Rusty Rocket

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    I've got a 96 DR 650 w/ hi-comp piston, a cam, an alum skid plate, braided brake lines, Renthal bars, jet kit, airbox mods, K&N filter, SuperTrapp IDS2,
    DR250 taillite, front knobby. 9500 mi. I just picked it up mid December for $1700. Now I need a rear knobby and springs front and rear. Maybe a fork brace too. I have a pic, but don't have a clue how to attach. I'll try to figure it out. Do you have to have a smugmug acct?
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  3. rockt

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  4. Team Dennis

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  5. scootertrash

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    Here is a black DR from the Yahoo group owned by member "Hornet":

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  6. scootertrash

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    Here's the contents of the post:

    "You made a good choice, with Akrider and with the DR.
    I've seen Akrider's DR and it is set up almost exactly
    like mine with a corbin and IMS, and a small
    windshield. It is a better bike all around than their
    KLRs, you'll be happy you got it. You won't have any
    problem on the highway.

    --- spochynok <spochynok@...> wrote:

    > i'm signed up for the 06 deadhorse down alaska tour
    > and i chose the
    > only dr650 they had in inventory over the klr650,
    > fs650 and dl650.
    > the dr will be way more fun on the mining roads (not
    > so much on the
    > highways). but with 14k miles of riding on my dr the
    > stock seat
    > doesn't even bother me anymore (at least that's what
    > i tell myself).
    > besides at 5' 8", the klr's ergos just don't fit me.
    >
    > bol on your decision.
    >
    > steve
    >
    > --- In DR650@yahoogroups.com, Stefan Helmrich
    > <suzukistefan@...>
    > wrote:
    > >
    > > Let me give you one last piece of expert advice.
    > > I have owned/ridden the 4 major dual sports.
    > > The XL650, DR650, KLR650 and BMW650FS
    > > The XL is to offroad oriented, slow on the
    > street, and crude.
    > > The KLR is old old tech, plauged with stupid
    > problems, that have
    > not been fixed in 20 years!! (the doohicky problem,
    > terrible rear
    > shock, weak breakes, etc)
    > > The BMW is a nice ride. It is quite heavy, but
    > powerfull, having
    > the most power out of the bunch. It has nice
    > instrumentation, but
    > its dual rear exhaust is useless (if you look
    > closely at it, the
    > second muffler has a small "y" pipe from the first,
    > and is there
    > strickly for decoration) and servicing a BMW is not
    > quite as fun as
    > you would think.
    > > The DR is simple, inexspensive, and can be
    > modified quite a bit,
    > > If you are touring, go with the BMW, it has wind
    > protection
    > better than the DR, Fuel incjected engine is
    > powerfull/reliable, but
    > the DR is better all around, and WAY better bang
    > for your buck.
    > > Be carefull when purcahsing you BMW 650, because
    > rumor is that
    > this year BWM will be replacing the OLD Rotax 650
    > engine with a
    > Parallel Twin 700cc bike!!! Imagine a 70hp
    > dirtbike!!!! Just wait
    > and see, I have been following up this story for a
    > while, and am
    > waiting to purchase my next BMW Dual Sport as soon
    > as this arrives
    > in the showrooms.
    > > The 650 is a good bike, but if you want more
    > power/newest model,
    > wait for the new Parrallel Twin Beemer to come out.
    > > Hope this helps
    > > Stefan
    > > PS I still love my DR the best, its the
    > simplest, lightest and
    > funnest to ride out the bikes I've owned!!
    > >
    > > rlittle650 <rlittle@...> wrote: The BMW
    > is a great if
    > slightly overpriced street bike. The DR650
    > > feels like a minibike compared to the BWM.
    > >
    > > Good luck.
    > >
    > >
    > > --- In DR650@yahoogroups.com, "Bob" <mc2crazy@>
    > wrote:
    > > >
    > > > Thanks all for the feedback. I think I'm going
    > to try a BMW
    > F650. If
    > > > that doesn't work out I'm convinced the DR is
    > better for me
    > than a
    > > > KLR.
    > > >
    > > > Ride Safe,
    > > > Bob "
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  7. Spot White

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  8. Spot White

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  9. Spot White

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  10. Spot White

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    Girls just love the damn bike, have to keep a stick handy just to beat em off the back.
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  12. ALLDRTY

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    I really took my time on the prep,rough sanding+primer,smooth sanding+sanding,finish sanding+paint,light sanding+paint....

    It has held up great no chipping of flaking,best of all it's flat paint so I can touch it up and dont have to paint or sand the whole panel..

    I've got some USMC stencils and my unit logo/numbers that I'm getting ready to put on and she'll be done...

    I've got a Desert Tan DR in the works right now:clap
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  13. PackMule

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  14. ALLDRTY

    ALLDRTY I can do that...

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    Heres one more for you....

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  15. wibby

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    Mine's not very tricked out yet, since these photos I've added a skid plate, and the seat cover is on the Strom

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    I wanna put a natural IMS on it someday
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  16. Team Dennis

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    Sweet, who makes the clear handguards?
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  17. Team Dennis

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    That is SO NOT RIGHT.:lol3

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  18. Dirtgrain

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  20. scootertrash

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    Here's an old link I found in my bookmarks. It's a photo diary of a DR650 teardown/rebuild. Very good pix and some great ideas, I'm going to try to email the site owner....

    http://home.earthlink.net/~1919a4/

    EDIT: Just emailed him with a link to this thread, hopefully he'll post the pics from his site...
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