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Forum: Thumpers 07-28-2013, 09:25 PM
Replies: 101,387
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Posted By Gleado
I got the TW22 on sale for 81 bucks. I know the...

I got the TW22 on sale for 81 bucks. I know the 244 is cheaper, but it'll never last as long as the 22. Like I said, I was pretty impressed with the combo. I haven't had any problems with 244 front...
Forum: Thumpers 07-28-2013, 08:48 AM
Replies: 101,387
Views: 19,677,100
Posted By Gleado
Yep-love the tank though. Heck, it's prolly paid...

Yep-love the tank though. Heck, it's prolly paid for itself in saved trips to the gas station. :lol3 Seems like I'm always filling gas cans with it for yard equipment!
Forum: Thumpers 07-28-2013, 12:03 AM
Replies: 101,387
Views: 19,677,100
Posted By Gleado
Deathwing-whatever....

I use my DR650 as a commuter mostly. Like most here I have been searching for tires that last forever and have perfect traction on and offroad-ha! I'd ran a kenda 270 up front but went to a Shinko...
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2013, 08:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 865
Posted By Gleado
Good choice...

as you'll spend nearly all your time riding and not wrenching. I too, was set on a KLR but after riding them side by side I liked the DR-so I came home with it. Mine is a '98 and had 9400 miles on...
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2013, 06:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,877
Posted By Gleado
There's lots of different brands like NSK, FAG,...

There's lots of different brands like NSK, FAG, etc. I'm no expert but I do have a good bearing house in Albuquerque. I rely on those guys to help with the upgraded bearings. If the original...
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2013, 02:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,877
Posted By Gleado
You might want to heat treat or surface harden...

You might want to heat treat or surface harden the balancer where the seals ride or it will just happen again. See if you can upgrade the bearing also with a higher grade bearing. Bearing supply...
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2013, 09:37 PM
Replies: 1,661
Views: 362,886
Posted By Gleado
DAKEZ-mirrors?

Dake-what mirrors are those and where did you get them?
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2013, 04:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,212
Posted By Gleado
I like the DR

You aren't going to beat a KTM or Husky off road. Side by side, I picked the DR over the KLR. As far as highway goes, I can cruise at 90 for hours with a 16 CS and that is with the pipe/minor mods...
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2013, 06:22 AM
Replies: 101,387
Views: 19,677,100
Posted By Gleado
Fcr

My FCR yields an average of 53 mpg and I've gotten as high as 58mpg. I've gotten as low as 38mpg after some extended 90mph highway jaunts. Reasonable highway speeds at 55mph will yield closer to...
Forum: Ride reports 12-11-2012, 09:44 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 15,467
Posted By Gleado
Nice ride.....

Thanks for taking us along!
Forum: Thumpers 08-11-2012, 01:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,307
Posted By Gleado
I'd say keep the triple. Buy a used DR650 (I got...

I'd say keep the triple. Buy a used DR650 (I got mine for 1850 with 9k on it). Then decide later on what you really want to do. After exploring both worlds you'll make a better choice in the long...
Forum: Thumpers 06-21-2012, 04:46 PM
Replies: 101,387
Views: 19,677,100
Posted By Gleado
Like Trophy hunter said, I do the same. Buy a...

Like Trophy hunter said, I do the same. Buy a decent quality inch/lbs needle type torque wrench. Do a Bing or Google search for inch/lbs to ft/lbs or metric conversion and you'll see what you need....
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2012, 05:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,462
Posted By Gleado
I thought about getting a fork brace...

when I first got my DR. Seemed like the forks were flexing at highway speeds causing the steering to feel unstable. I figured out I was leaning back with straight arms and the wind turbulence on my...
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2012, 05:11 PM
Replies: 101,387
Views: 19,677,100
Posted By Gleado
If it's one of the clutch bolts it may be...

If it's one of the clutch bolts it may be magnetic-check the properties with one of the other bolts. If it is you can use a pencil magnet to get it out. They also have the springloaded four prong...
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2012, 09:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,689
Posted By Gleado
I road those areas last summer with my then stock...

I road those areas last summer with my then stock 1998 DR650. No issues whatsoever, other than down on horsepower a little like a previous poster said. No worries. Less air means your mixture...
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2012, 03:24 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 39,557
Posted By Gleado
Clint-even if there was a bike out there that was...

Clint-even if there was a bike out there that was hands down the best at everything (which there isn't), the ultimate decision should be made after you ride them. Research is good, but in the end...
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2012, 09:42 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 39,557
Posted By Gleado
DR650-The Perfect Thumper.......

for me. There are reasons for this.

1)To me, simplicity means reliability-less to go wrong.
2)Low cost. Yes, I can afford any bike out there, but my current life stage now that I'm 50 is to get...
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2012, 05:05 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 39,755
Posted By Gleado
Divimon-I might have missed it somewhere, but did...

Divimon-I might have missed it somewhere, but did you clearcoat over the Dakar decals? Anyway, nice restore. Now with every mile you roll off the payback in enjoyment will make your labors all...
Forum: Thumpers 10-08-2011, 05:44 PM
Replies: 101,387
Views: 19,677,100
Posted By Gleado
I got numbers like that up around Silverton, Lake...

I got numbers like that up around Silverton, Lake City, etc, but I get the same numbers around Albuquerque too around 53-55mpg if I'm reasonable with the speeds. I'm running a FCR 39 carb though. ...
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2011, 05:28 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,381
Posted By Gleado
I agree. If KTM can master DI 2 stroke engines,...

I agree. If KTM can master DI 2 stroke engines, it will change things. That's why they're messing around with it. It's been done with outboards, it can be done with motorcycles too. If you remember...
Forum: Thumpers 09-28-2011, 05:36 AM
Replies: 101,387
Views: 19,677,100
Posted By Gleado
'96-2011 Acerbis Tank coming

More of a heads up post, but someone on DRRiders forum said Acerbis was coming out with a new tank for the 1996-2011 DR. I was going to get the IMS since the Safari is too pricey for me, but now I'm...
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2011, 05:42 AM
Replies: 101,387
Views: 19,677,100
Posted By Gleado
You can commute anywhere on a DR650, including...

You can commute anywhere on a DR650, including Alaska. I was running a 14 tooth up front because my bike came with one. Within a week I had a 16 on there and it pulls it just fine-found it quite...
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