the DR650 thread

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

  1. Nogoodnamesleft

    Nogoodnamesleft Long timer

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    hmmm.. me neither..
    but i haven't bought a car since the 90's, so don't think it will be an issue for me.
    this was the last car i bought.
    ( although i have sort of got a car again, as my mum stopped driving - it's my first ever car with air conditioning, even has buttons to make windows go down, dang, what'll they think of next !!! )


    this was the last car i bought and paid actual money for. back in the 90's - should never have sold it. :baldy
    rare as hens teeth nowadays, as Aussies will know.
    late 60's XR panel van, no.. not the wagon.. but the rare early panel van..
    from that long ago, i needed a picture of a picture..

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  2. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    With a Pursuit 170?

    Panel van, aka Shagg'n Wagon.
  3. Nogoodnamesleft

    Nogoodnamesleft Long timer

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    :photog:photog:photog
    haven't heard that term for years..

    and yep.
    took me a while to find one with a 6 still in it.

    when i went to sell it, the guy bought it sight unseen.
    being a tradies car, only the right door had a lock.
    left hand side didn't have key entry. a very rare door.
    he was a collector and thats all he cared about - that door.
    he already had a heap of falcons.

    i was always into GT's and had a few, knowing all the rare original bits worth $$$$,
    but i was never totally switched on about the rarity of the vans and parts.
    after he paid for the car, he told me he would have paid just that much for the door.
    some of the car guys are just mad for original parts and the money they pay for them.
  4. marchyman

    marchyman DR and GS

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    I suspect most drivers won't know how to respond, either. :lol2

    I'm assuming that 'roos are like deer in that the only sure thing is that there is no sure thing. They may come toward you, run away from you, or nothing at all. And that's assuming you see them. My deer strike was when a deer jumped from a hidden culvert into the side of my bike. From first sight to contact was maybe a half a second.
  5. Hoges

    Hoges Adventurer

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    If it's rocking don't bother knocking.
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  6. NC Rick

    NC Rick Cogent Dynamics Inc

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    Wishing you all a most wonderful net year!

    Yea, the pu truck is cool
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  7. TwoUpTourer

    TwoUpTourer Long timer

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    More critters to contend with, but unlike most of ours, they won't eat you or jump out in front without warning.
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  8. Brainburn

    Brainburn n00b

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    Happy Trails and Mosko install.

    I didn't want to permanently mount my Moskos on my bike so I came up with a bit of a compromise.

    My intent is to keep the stock tank and run a couple of Rotopax to extend my range a bit. I got the Happy Trails SU racks a couple months ago and had to save a bit for the actual bags I wanted to run. After a TON of research I decided on the Mosko Moto 25L kit. the only problem is I didn't want to permanently mount them on the bike to get torn up as I rode in the woods locally (mud, rocks, dumping the bike, briars etc...).

    I grabbed a pair of the Rotopax inserts for the rack. They were a bit pricey but, they would allow me to mount everything the way I wanted.

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    First attempt.

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  9. Brainburn

    Brainburn n00b

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  10. Brainburn

    Brainburn n00b

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    If I had to do it again I would have raised the Mosko up a bit to allow the top buckle to sit flush. As it is, I just had to wedge it in a bit. I still zip-tied it though.

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    Everything fit nicely but, with the Rotopax mount it really stuck out there a bit. Not a big fan...

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    I stuffed the hell out of the bag with a moving blanket to see how it would look the way I would probably load it.

    Bummer...With the Rotopax mount securing the can I wasn't able to use the big lug screws/bolt that attach the Happy Trails Rotopax mounts. I ditched the mount.

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  11. Brainburn

    Brainburn n00b

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    Round 2

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    Cleaner and meets my original intent to remove them easily (without tools). I am just going to slip the can between the bag and the frame. No pics but it really made a difference.

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    Stows nicely. Nice and flat.



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    back

    Real happy with the final result.
    Sorry for the spammage...
  12. guavadude

    guavadude Dirt Nap Enthusiast

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    The Mosko 25s look to be a good size for the DR. I use the R80v2 and it works well and is paid for.
    I’ve seen others mount the rotopax to the backside of the racks, but nit sure what racks they used. I recommend getting a larger tank and using the rotopax only when you need more than a 300 mile range.
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  13. Fishnbiker

    Fishnbiker Tire smuddy, hook swet

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    On my Landrover road trip to the Flinders Range in South Australia, we counted over 200 dead roos in 300km. Had to drive no faster than 50kmh driving in the dark. Also a few birds ...

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  14. Fishnbiker

    Fishnbiker Tire smuddy, hook swet

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  15. Fishnbiker

    Fishnbiker Tire smuddy, hook swet

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    My solution was a bit different. I pushed the left side Happy Trails rack 50mm outboard & put the Rotopak inside it. Shown here is the modification process & the fuel in place if needed (not yet finished then). With the 20L Acerbis it woud give me 530km to reserve


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    Older photo but shows the topbox used for day trips
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  16. Chip Seal

    Chip Seal Long timer

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    New Year's Day Ride 01/01/18. Waiting for other at station, 33degrees and foggy. 15 miles west it was sunny and warmer.

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  17. jeepgeek2002

    jeepgeek2002 Long timer

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    i have all the baggage up front.. not on the sides... oh wait... thats my gut!
    @SlowerThanYou did you use your beard as a pipe cleaner for the jets?
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  18. Brainburn

    Brainburn n00b

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    Hey that looks great! I dig it.
  19. Fishnbiker

    Fishnbiker Tire smuddy, hook swet

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    :jack
  20. TwoUpTourer

    TwoUpTourer Long timer

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    Soon as I can see a 5 day stretch of cooler weather up there I'm going! Too hot to ride with proper gear on at present, and I'm smarter than the motard boys and won't go in a t-shirt and hope for the best.
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