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Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2014, 02:06 PM
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Posted By TRAVELGUY
+1 400+ miles is a good range for a tank...

+1

400+ miles is a good range for a tank when traveling. Also gives you more opportunity to shop for less expensive gas in metro areas. Plus I don't really enjoy stopping to gas up every...
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 09:13 AM
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Posted By TRAVELGUY
I have removed that bolt on my DR several times...

I have removed that bolt on my DR several times to change shocks.
1st set the DR on a mike crate of stand.

2nd remove rear wheel, helps with working room. Then you can lay under the bike to...
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 96,082
Views: 18,110,411
Posted By TRAVELGUY
I've got a set of K60's on my V Strom 650. At...

I've got a set of K60's on my V Strom 650. At this time they have more than 8500 miles on them (all but 300 miles on pavement) and still have safe tread remaining. You'll have no problems on your...
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2014, 01:02 PM
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Posted By TRAVELGUY
Looks okay for another 3000 at least. ...

Looks okay for another 3000 at least.

TravelGuy
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2014, 06:33 AM
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Posted By TRAVELGUY
I had three different tanks for my DR's. IMS,...

I had three different tanks for my DR's. IMS, Acerbis, and the Safari. By far I like the Safari best. Safari with the front brace is the most secure but no fitment problems. Acerbis is good...
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2014, 10:58 AM
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Views: 18,110,411
Posted By TRAVELGUY
I don't understand how this is a downside to...

I don't understand how this is a downside to Imtiminators. I've used Intiminators on two of my DR's an find them to only have upside effects. They are a great product and improvement.

...
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 96,082
Views: 18,110,411
Posted By TRAVELGUY
Call MotoLab. You will find them in the Venders...

Call MotoLab. You will find them in the Venders thread.

TravelGuy
Forum: Equipment 06-26-2014, 12:14 PM
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Posted By TRAVELGUY
Thanks for posting. Really great to get back on...

Thanks for posting. Really great to get back on topic after pages of stoves that should be in another thread.

TravelGuy
Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 96,082
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Posted By TRAVELGUY
That a bad thing for motorcycles!!!! ...

That a bad thing for motorcycles!!!!

Travelguy
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2014, 03:39 PM
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Posted By TRAVELGUY
Seems like a 33% increase to me? TravelGuy ...

Seems like a 33% increase to me?

TravelGuy




So i dont worry about it much.
Got 15kmiles out of my last chain.
But honestly thats only 5k more than i get with never lubing a chain.
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2014, 12:29 PM
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Posted By TRAVELGUY
+1 TravelGuy

+1

TravelGuy
Forum: Equipment 06-05-2014, 07:32 AM
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Views: 2,366,876
Posted By TRAVELGUY
Thermo-Rest Neo-Air packs to about 4"x9". Using...

Thermo-Rest Neo-Air packs to about 4"x9". Using for two years. Very comfortable.

TravelGuy
Forum: Thumpers 06-03-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 96,082
Views: 18,110,411
Posted By TRAVELGUY
Had a problem like this one day after filling...

Had a problem like this one day after filling tank. Fought the problem for hours then took the tank off the bike and poured all the gas out. Put in fresh gas and problem cured. Water in the gas....
Forum: Americas 05-19-2014, 05:55 AM
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Posted By TRAVELGUY
Baja/San Luis Rio Colorado Crossing

Used this border crossing into Baja a few months ago, really easy, helpful personnel. Nice not needing a TVIV for Baja but I have a question. Is it correct that if staying only three days or less...
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 96,082
Views: 18,110,411
Posted By TRAVELGUY
I disagree. Major stresses are absorbed by the...

I disagree. Major stresses are absorbed by the trailer suspension. The bikes suspension still has some movement. Have never poked a hole in trailer or truck bed. Possibly your trying down the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2014, 04:12 AM
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Posted By TRAVELGUY
I've been hauling bikes since 1964. Putting...

I've been hauling bikes since 1964. Putting kickstand down has always been done on purpose on heavy bikes like the DR. Done properly restrains bike from swaying to that side and makes bike firmer...
Forum: Equipment 05-13-2014, 07:17 PM
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Posted By TRAVELGUY
What make/model is that tent? TravelGuy

What make/model is that tent?

TravelGuy
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2014, 12:47 PM
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Posted By TRAVELGUY
+1 Derek can cure your problem. ...

+1

Derek can cure your problem.

TravelGuy
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2014, 04:08 PM
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Views: 18,110,411
Posted By TRAVELGUY
I've noticed you have gotten some silly answers...

I've noticed you have gotten some silly answers to your post. I don't understand someone replying in that matter but here are the facts. DR650's are extremely reliable. Maintenance is minimal. ...
Forum: Thumpers 05-09-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 96,082
Views: 18,110,411
Posted By TRAVELGUY
Lowering the bike by the Suzuki OEM procedure...

Lowering the bike by the Suzuki OEM procedure does not change the distance between the pegs and seat, only the distance from the seat to the ground.

TravelGuy
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 96,082
Views: 18,110,411
Posted By TRAVELGUY
Since yours is a '06 you have the Current...

Since yours is a '06 you have the Current Generation DR650. Stock gearing for that is a 15 front 42 rear on USA models..

TravelGuy
Forum: Thumpers 05-05-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 96,082
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Posted By TRAVELGUY
Not sure why but my stock gearing and engine is...

Not sure why but my stock gearing and engine is happy to run 50 MPH in 5th gear and will accelerate smoothly when applying throttle. Only change from stock is the non USA carb needle and...
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2014, 08:39 PM
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Posted By TRAVELGUY
The Dino 15w40 is all that I use in all of my...

The Dino 15w40 is all that I use in all of my bikes. Never have had a oil related problem with any of them and a couple of the bikes have gotten 60ish K miles on the clock.

TravelGuy
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2014, 09:44 PM
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Posted By TRAVELGUY
I have used Ricor Imtiminators on two of my...

I have used Ricor Imtiminators on two of my DR650's with stock springs and have been extremely satisfied. Riding locally with no luggage all worked well and traveling with 80 lbs of gear all was...
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2014, 06:42 AM
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Posted By TRAVELGUY
Locate paint dots next to the valve stem. I...

Locate paint dots next to the valve stem. I always balance tires. I have found that they last longer and cupping is reduced when balanced properly.

TravelGuy
Forum: Equipment 04-27-2014, 03:24 PM
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Views: 2,366,876
Posted By TRAVELGUY
+1 TravelGuy

+1

TravelGuy
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 96,082
Views: 18,110,411
Posted By TRAVELGUY
Yes I bought a 5/8" diameter at my local hardware...

Yes I bought a 5/8" diameter at my local hardware store. That will work for both front and rear wheels. I also bought a can of the liquid plastic dip that is for coating tool handles and coated...
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 96,082
Views: 18,110,411
Posted By TRAVELGUY
I mounted one of those tanks on my DR a few weeks...

I mounted one of those tanks on my DR a few weeks ago. Very unhappy with the one petcock and going to install the second one before my first real trip.

TravelGuy
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 96,082
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Posted By TRAVELGUY
I used my masonary drill and mounted it to my...

I used my masonary drill and mounted it to my garage floor with lead anchors and lag blots. Used it for the first time two days ago. Needed some modifications but then did a great job.
...
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 96,082
Views: 18,110,411
Posted By TRAVELGUY
The difference in your gearing will make that...

The difference in your gearing will make that much difference in your KPG whenever your riding in first or fifth gear..

TravelGuy
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 96,082
Views: 18,110,411
Posted By TRAVELGUY
The Metzler is natural rubber so that normally...

The Metzler is natural rubber so that normally means better quality. The link you posted does not show rim diameter so make sure your ordering a 17" diameter tube.

TravelGuy
Forum: Thumpers 04-19-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 96,082
Views: 18,110,411
Posted By TRAVELGUY
Had to go out in my garage and look at my Rotella...

Had to go out in my garage and look at my Rotella gallon jug. Does say Triple Protection but the important thing is "Diesel Engine Oil". That's the one you want to use.

Hope this helps;
...
Forum: Thumpers 04-19-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 96,082
Views: 18,110,411
Posted By TRAVELGUY
I've been using Rotella 15w40 mineral oil in all...

I've been using Rotella 15w40 mineral oil in all my bikes for more than 100,000 and have not had any oil related problems. Two of the bikes reached 60000 mikes on the speedometer. I think your...
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 96,082
Views: 18,110,411
Posted By TRAVELGUY
Get off Derek's ass.

Several of you have continually shown your lack of knowledge by criticizing Derek's post. He does a great job of explaining in his post and is very knowledgeable, we are lucky that he takes his time...
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 96,082
Views: 18,110,411
Posted By TRAVELGUY
By installing the Intiminator you added 9/16"...

By installing the Intiminator you added 9/16" more preload. When I install mine I machine off 9/16" off the stock spacers and then raise my fork tubes 9/16 in the triple clamps. That way I have...
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 96,082
Views: 18,110,411
Posted By TRAVELGUY
If the forks aren't leaking I say leave them...

If the forks aren't leaking I say leave them alone. Have changed oil and spring many times with no problems to the seals. Easy job to change springs, a lot more work to change seals and bushings....
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 96,082
Views: 18,110,411
Posted By TRAVELGUY
+1 TravelGuy

+1

TravelGuy
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 96,082
Views: 18,110,411
Posted By TRAVELGUY
Same for me. I have done that mod on two...

Same for me. I have done that mod on two DR650's and happy with results on both.

TravelGuy
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 96,082
Views: 18,110,411
Posted By TRAVELGUY
Yes a shorter sidestand is necessary. I cut my...

Yes a shorter sidestand is necessary. I cut my stock long one and welded the foot back on.

TravelGuy
Forum: Thumpers 04-05-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 96,082
Views: 18,110,411
Posted By TRAVELGUY
There are very well written inswtructions in teh...

There are very well written inswtructions in teh DR650 shop manual. I just did it a few weeks ago to my 3rd DR. Not hard takes about a hour.

TravelGuy
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