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Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 102,420
Views: 20,056,800
Posted By Midpack
HEIDENAU K6Os

Heidenau tires are good long wearing, gripping very good on dry pavement. I've gotten 10,300 on my 800XC and have a second set doing as well. They are extremely hard to spoon on and off, it take two...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-23-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 479
Views: 27,729
Posted By Midpack
Thumb Packed

11 Hours and counting:wink:
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-23-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 479
Views: 27,729
Posted By Midpack
Fridaay morning

Abruzzi and I are leaving Las Cruces at 7am, dropping off gear at Desert View, and should be at the restaurant by 8:30. We'll eat and check out the ride board. Can't wait! The Flying Pig (DR650)...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-08-2014, 05:11 AM
Replies: 479
Views: 27,729
Posted By Midpack
Being prepared

ABRUZZI ( with brother Brian ), BARKO1, DEEPBARNEY, and I along with another, Bruce practiced wandering :huh(getting lost) this weekend south of Cloudcroft, NM. Four of us are registered so if...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-27-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 479
Views: 27,729
Posted By Midpack
I'm in!

Dang Barko1, you beat me registering. I had a great time last year even though I didn't know a soul. Your a great bunch making me feel welcome. Just finished signing up and paying. I'll swap out...
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2014, 02:22 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 29,270
Posted By Midpack
150 Big Block

Just a thought, did you consider the added weight of the Big Block verses the 606? I checked their spec's finding a 2lb. difference. Then add the extra weight of the wider wheel. This will effect...
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 102,420
Views: 20,056,800
Posted By Midpack
Up date thoughts

A real up date for Suzuki's DR would be heavier springs/dampening front and rear for the average weight rider which I believe they peg at 170lbs and a 300 watt charging system. The cost of this...
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 29,270
Posted By Midpack
3 Day ride impression

Just back from a 3 day, 3 bike ride of 830 miles along the NM/Mexico and AZ/NM boarders. The DR had a fresh set of Shinko 705s on my back up rims. Sizes were 90/90 21 and 130/90 17 aired at 26...
Forum: Thumpers 05-08-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 102,420
Views: 20,056,800
Posted By Midpack
Therapy cost?

My07 new out the door in Feb 08 was ....$4700.00

ebay racks
skid plate
Sargent seat
...
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 102,420
Views: 20,056,800
Posted By Midpack
Looks like your DR likes his women BIG:wink:

Looks like your DR likes his women BIG:wink:
Forum: Beasts 04-12-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,932
Posted By Midpack
I'm on my second set of K60 Scouts since the...

I'm on my second set of K60 Scouts since the first set went 10,500 miles. A drawback being the stiff sidewalls and getting the rear tire on and off for flat repair if needed. I opted to do the 3M...
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 102,420
Views: 20,056,800
Posted By Midpack
This looks like a section of Hwy 191 coming up...

This looks like a section of Hwy 191 coming up out of Morenci, AZ. I've included this 90 mile stretch to Alpine in a 650 mile loop along the AZ/NM boarder 3 times in 2 months wearing out the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 34,578
Posted By Midpack
More pics

Hmmmmm. 15pages in 7 years?
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 102,420
Views: 20,056,800
Posted By Midpack
Wicked Time found

I have been lurking E Bay and Craig's List for several years getting a spare set of wheels/tires lined up and finally mounting them up. Found a front almost immediately, but took 2 years for the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 102,420
Views: 20,056,800
Posted By Midpack
Center stand

I've been running the lowered suspension same as you with the Procycle center stand with no problems for 4 years. It just takes a little more heft to get it extended, but you have more clearance to...
Forum: Thumpers 01-28-2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 102,420
Views: 20,056,800
Posted By Midpack
High compression piston thoughts.

I was thinking of a 10.5 comp piston and cam set up for a little more umph, quicker rev, and less vibes (I have to go about an hour on pavement to get to the good stuff). It's been suggested in other...
Forum: Thumpers 01-28-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 102,420
Views: 20,056,800
Posted By Midpack
Heidenau answer

[QUOTE=Hesaid;23337603]I'm going to bump my own post here, because I'm still looking for answers. I think I'm starting to obsess a bit about tire wear/longevity, and I might be going slightly mad. I...
Forum: Thumpers 12-12-2013, 02:07 PM
Replies: 102,420
Views: 20,056,800
Posted By Midpack
Congratuations!

It's amazing after a simple post by SLEEPYWOMBAT this Tread has amassed 5649 pages of great and helpful information over the years. Thanks again.....Midpack
Forum: Thumpers 11-19-2013, 06:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 513
Posted By Midpack
50/50 tire

It kind of depends on where you live and what off road is like. Here in southern NM there is a lot of sand so I run T63 Michelin, they stick well on asphalt, and last reasonably well. We don't get...
Forum: Thumpers 11-16-2013, 06:20 AM
Replies: 1,702
Views: 375,766
Posted By Midpack
Ahhhh

http://advrider.com/forums/d057e479-43c4-974e-3f4db24be68a.jpg

Pictures?:huh
Forum: Beasts 11-07-2013, 11:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,354
Posted By Midpack
Larger tank

1 1/2 gallon max, the bike already top heavy. How about a blue like the triumph logo on the white tanks, should work with white and black bikes. Grey or matte black to tie into the stock plastics. ...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-15-2013, 06:23 PM
Replies: 531
Views: 35,701
Posted By Midpack
a WATSUMSPARK iridium tip spark plug might...

a WATSUMSPARK iridium tip spark plug might help:huh
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2013, 10:06 PM
Replies: 8,768
Views: 1,510,460
Posted By Midpack
Snaged

I usually fallow the DR650 and XC800 Threads, but am drawn to this TU Thread. Maybe its because my first extended trip bike was a 68 BSA 250 Starfire. The TU's style, simplicity, and owner...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-14-2013, 10:53 AM
Replies: 531
Views: 35,701
Posted By Midpack
Friday Noon

Friday noon Sunset Grill, I'm in. Post if any changes
Forum: Thumpers 10-10-2013, 08:52 PM
Replies: 102,420
Views: 20,056,800
Posted By Midpack
2nd ANNUAL RUBBER CHICKEN RIDE...T or C, NM

Barko1 there's still time!:deal Oct 18th-20th...Ken
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-10-2013, 08:38 PM
Replies: 531
Views: 35,701
Posted By Midpack
Registered today, booked a room at the Olympia...

Registered today, booked a room at the Olympia last week for the 18th and 19th. I've done Monticello Wash, Monticello to Sunshine Campgrounds, Chloride Wash and looking to try some new routes and...
Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2013, 07:07 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,529
Posted By Midpack
KLR Cafe

It'll be a first!
Forum: Beasts 08-30-2013, 09:16 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 31,830
Posted By Midpack
Not cheap, just wondering

Has anyone tried the IRC GP1/Shinko 244/Kenda K270 type tire on the 800XC? Are these even speed rated? Just wondering. I have 7650 miles on my K60 Scouts and have been very pleased. Picked up...
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2013, 05:01 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,017
Posted By Midpack
Sportster/DR

I know I'm late to the party, but I had a 1991 1200 Sportster for 3 yrs and have a 2007 DR since new (6 yrs). I dumped $3500 in suspension, seat, brakes, 18 inch rear wheel, over that time span and...
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2013, 12:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 460
Posted By Midpack
Racks

If your doing a ADV setup you might decide on side racks first. Most makes design a tail/side rack setups. I've used both the Ebay and Dirtbagz sets on my DR with good results. Dirtbagz does a set...
Forum: Beasts 08-13-2013, 03:42 PM
Replies: 2,901
Views: 691,797
Posted By Midpack
Waiting....

:lurk Where's the pics?
Forum: Beasts 08-04-2013, 04:48 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 31,830
Posted By Midpack
Tire choice

Having 14,700 miles on the XC I'm only on my 2nd set of tires. The stock Battle Wings were great on the road where I was able to keep up with sport bikes, but lacking off pavement. At 7300 miles the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2013, 02:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,480
Posted By Midpack
DRvsTU

My daughters 5'6" , a 125lbs runner who rode a 82' CB125S to college 8 years back. A couple of weeks ago she for the first time jumped on my lowered DR, took off, and came back throwing me the keys...
Forum: Thumpers 07-17-2013, 10:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,321
Posted By Midpack
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2013, 05:27 AM
Replies: 102,420
Views: 20,056,800
Posted By Midpack
Cam change

The great thing about the DR is it is easy to work on doing my own maintenance and upgrades. After I'm finished with the rear suspension I was thinking of a cam and high compression piston. I...
Forum: Thumpers 06-04-2013, 04:21 AM
Replies: 3,042
Views: 853,481
Posted By Midpack
INSOMNIA , passing time

BIKE PORN:wink:, I LOVE IT!
Forum: Thumpers 06-04-2013, 03:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,898
Posted By Midpack
DR vs KLR

Nobodies covered this, but if your really riding 80% off road the DR in the lowered suspension setting has the same travel and ground clearance as the KLR. This gives the DR about another 1+"...
Forum: Beasts 06-03-2013, 08:32 PM
Replies: 21,756
Views: 4,016,168
Posted By Midpack
Jessie racks

With my Scorpion aftermarket slip on it's 15 5/8". With the stock pipe a 1" spacer was installed making it originally wider.
Hope this helps.
Forum: Beasts 05-26-2013, 09:00 AM
Replies: 21,756
Views: 4,016,168
Posted By Midpack
Tire wear

I never had a bike wear out the front tire before the rear. The original front Trail/Battle Wing on the 800XC was gone at 7300 miles with a good 2000 left on the rear. I went with the stock sized...
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2013, 09:18 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 36,050
Posted By Midpack
Dr650 dirt bags set up

Thanks for the reply!
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