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planemanx15 03-25-2011 10:43 PM

The DR650 Highway Touring Thread
 
There is a ton of info on this site (and others) about the great Suzuki DR650 and its dual sport abilities. But what about those that do mostly highway touring?

What features and comforts did you guys and gals add to your beast to make it a better highway cruiser?

For me, I haven't added much yet, but got an IMS tank for better range, had the seat customized to be much more comfortable (its a dished seat look), and plan on getting a bigger windshield, since the slipstreamer tombstone shield isn't good by any means. I also want to raise and change the bars, as well as lower the pegs. I would also like the dash area cleaned up a bit too, not a fan of the wires and lines going every-which way.

I really like the DR650 a lot, but would like it to be more tame on-road.

What about you?

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bluebye 03-25-2011 11:07 PM

Or you could just ride it
 
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ADV8 03-26-2011 12:50 AM

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planemanx15 03-26-2011 07:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ADV8 (Post 15510411)

i like that setup, how hard is it to move the key over? you dont have the ability to lock the steering now right?

planemanx15 03-26-2011 07:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bluebye (Post 15510166)

:eek1 Windshield doesn't hit the helmet?

Arc 21 03-26-2011 07:39 AM

Choice of tires and gearing makes all the difference in the world when it comes to which end of the spectrum these bikes function at.

I day dream about having two, one built as a super moto and my current one that leans more heavily twoards 80% dirt riding.

Northyork 03-26-2011 08:34 AM

Safari Tank
Corbin Seat
Heated Grips
Extended Mirrors
Suzuki rear rack
SW-Motech luggage racks
Pelican IM2600 storm cases
USB and Cigarrete lighter outlet ports
RAM mount for GPS
Tool Tube + tools
Spare back and front tubes
Lower foot pegs
Upgrade Suspension (front and back)
16T front sprocket
Windshield
Maier Hand Guards
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jessepitt 03-26-2011 09:24 AM

Great idea for a thread! I can't wait to see what every one has done to make their bikes ADV-touring ready. This will be a great resource!:clap

Foot dragger 03-26-2011 12:45 PM

Ive put a set of street wheels on my DR,19" ft,wider 17" rear,IMS tank.Corbin seat that broke in at about 15000 miles and now works great,lowered ft pegs,raised pro taper bars, It is smooth enough I have done 600 mile days no problem. I put a used Cee-Bailey windscreen on a spare headlight shroud and for me it works fine. I can change it over to a dirt dual purpose in about 45 minutes flat.

eakins 03-26-2011 03:11 PM

the 2 must haves imo for hiway touring
http://www.madstad.com/s.nl/sc.7/category.1921/.f
http://www.sargentcycle.com/suzwsdr650.htm

planemanx15 03-27-2011 07:41 AM

I like those Safari tanks, shouldda looked around more before I bought the IMS!

edf: Those trax panniers are really nice as well, do they preform as well as they look?

NorthYork: I like that dash set up, but why the two speedos? If you want to remove the windshield is it an easy task?

appalachian 03-27-2011 11:35 AM

NORTHYORK...what does the 12volt supply get its power from, wher in the electrical system does it connect ??

Been curious about how to put one on my bike later on.

bluebye 03-27-2011 09:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by planemanx15 (Post 15511234)
:eek1 Windshield doesn't hit the helmet?

Not much, if it does it's just above the visor. It's all a compromse, these dual sport thingy's .

Northyork 03-28-2011 06:24 AM

Trailtech Vapor/Vector/Striker are much more than just a speedometer. Check this link for a TrailTech computer comparison http://www.trailtech.net/computer_comparison.html
Removing the windshield is a minute job. It is held in place by two plastic bolts/nuts

Quote:

Originally Posted by planemanx15 (Post 15517923)
I like those Safari tanks, shouldda looked around more before I bought the IMS!

edf: Those trax panniers are really nice as well, do they preform as well as they look?

NorthYork: I like that dash set up, but why the two speedos? If you want to remove the windshield is it an easy task?


Northyork 03-28-2011 06:36 AM

I have ran two wires from the battery to the 12v outlet. The wire connecting to the + is fused. I did not want it to be switched, this way I can use it to connect the battery trickle charger.

Battery+>>>Fuse>>>12v outlet
Battery->>>>>>>>>>12v Outlet



Quote:

Originally Posted by appalachian (Post 15519466)
NORTHYORK...what does the 12volt supply get its power from, wher in the electrical system does it connect ??

Been curious about how to put one on my bike later on.



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