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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Zapp22, Feb 3, 2006.
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?
Check your PM's.
Here is a black DR from the Yahoo group owned by member "Hornet":
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.
> --- In DR650@yahoogroups.com, Stefan Helmrich
> > 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
> 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@>
> > >
> > > 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 "
FMF Q pipe forest service approved, Moose Racing hand guards, Garmin SP III, Happy Trails bag frames, US Army ruck sacks
Girls just love the damn bike, have to keep a stick handy just to beat em off the back.
I power sanded the tank to get the decals off,just a few minutes and it was gone..The paint is just Krylon rattle can Olive Drab green,its labled as CAMO paint and they sell the basic 5 colors of camo..
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
I absolutely LOVE the OD bikes, guys!!
Heres one more for you....
Mine's not very tricked out yet, since these photos I've added a skid plate, and the seat cover is on the Strom
I wanna put a natural IMS on it someday
Sweet, who makes the clear handguards?
That is SO NOT RIGHT.
I like this one: http://www.odometer.org/bikes/index.cgi?&path=bikes/current_bikes/2001_drz400/10_motarded/IMG_1079.jpg .
Does anyone know how to get the Canadian black plastics here in the US??
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....
EDIT: Just emailed him with a link to this thread, hopefully he'll post the pics from his site...