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Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 06:46 PM
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Posted By dstriffler
Courier Box

I'm looking to buy a motorcycle courier box, similar to this:

<a href="http://s1261.photobucket.com/user/DJ650NX/media/motorcycle_delivery_box_zpsfa6a8db1.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img...
Forum: Thumpers 09-19-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 3,911
Views: 924,012
Posted By dstriffler
I may not be an NX650 owner anymore, but I came...

I may not be an NX650 owner anymore, but I came across this and thought I'd share it. I remember how crazy I would get trying to find parts for it, so maybe if someone needs parts this can help.
...
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 98,689
Views: 18,821,842
Posted By dstriffler
Where is that? Hecksher?

Where is that? Hecksher?
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 98,689
Views: 18,821,842
Posted By dstriffler
Just to throw my 2 cents in I bought my 2009 DR...

Just to throw my 2 cents in I bought my 2009 DR in May with 183 miles on it from a dealer. $4,000 out the door. So depending on the miles, I'd say you could get it for cheaper than $3200. It is...
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 98,689
Views: 18,821,842
Posted By dstriffler
I didn't mount it on a brace. I just bought the...

I didn't mount it on a brace. I just bought the kit and put it on. This pic was a stop on the way home from work. Ignore the large smiling tooth in the background.
...
Forum: Thumpers 09-15-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 98,689
Views: 18,821,842
Posted By dstriffler
I would absolutely recommend installing the low...

I would absolutely recommend installing the low front fender. Did wonders for the handling. I feel like everyone should have one, but I never see them even on KLR's!
Forum: Thumpers 09-14-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 98,689
Views: 18,821,842
Posted By dstriffler
What is that pad on your seat? I've also seen...

What is that pad on your seat? I've also seen some guys with what looks like a shag carpet on their seats. What is it and where can I get one?
Forum: Thumpers 09-13-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 98,689
Views: 18,821,842
Posted By dstriffler
Can I recommend these tires again? I get 10k out...

Can I recommend these tires again? I get 10k out of a rear, and around 15k out of a front. I also notice that the front seems more resistant to cupping than other tires. The stock trailwing front...
Forum: Thumpers 09-13-2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 98,689
Views: 18,821,842
Posted By dstriffler
I work for a fastener company and have never...

I work for a fastener company and have never heard of this. What is the name of the seminar and product? I'm very interested
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 98,689
Views: 18,821,842
Posted By dstriffler
you're by captree? <a...

you're by captree?

<a href="http://s1261.photobucket.com/user/DJ650NX/media/IMG_0581_zps81fd7f11.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img...
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 98,689
Views: 18,821,842
Posted By dstriffler
I can always feel heat coming off the motor when...

I can always feel heat coming off the motor when stopped at a light, but on the highway not at all. I had old Honda most of my life and they all run very hot. What really helped my DR was adding the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 98,689
Views: 18,821,842
Posted By dstriffler
I pick up my headlight Saturday, and I should...

I pick up my headlight Saturday, and I should have the tach/speedo combo within a week. I am 100% going with the headlight mod for safety reasons, but the dials I'm not sure. It's hard to find a pair...
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 98,689
Views: 18,821,842
Posted By dstriffler
Just thought I'd share a ride I took today after...

Just thought I'd share a ride I took today after work. I found out the golf course near me closed down. I had to ride out on the driving range, and of course, ride the mini golf course. :D

<a...
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 98,689
Views: 18,821,842
Posted By dstriffler
It looks like the passenger seat on the SC seat...

It looks like the passenger seat on the SC seat is elevated, which would help my gf see around me and give her a better riding experience. But I'm not sure her rear end would fit on the small seat...
Forum: Thumpers 09-09-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 98,689
Views: 18,821,842
Posted By dstriffler
Has anyone tried the seat concepts commuter seat?...

Has anyone tried the seat concepts commuter seat? I was looking for something better for 2-up riding.


Also, I have my stock white front fender from the DR if anyone is interested. Since I put...
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 98,689
Views: 18,821,842
Posted By dstriffler
I'd like to know what mods he did. I use my DR...

I'd like to know what mods he did. I use my DR for work and ride about 150 miles a day. Maybe he knows of a few tricks that would help me out.
Forum: Thumpers 09-07-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 98,689
Views: 18,821,842
Posted By dstriffler
What make is that skidplate?

What make is that skidplate?
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 98,689
Views: 18,821,842
Posted By dstriffler
Is a relay hard to install? It sounds like a...

Is a relay hard to install? It sounds like a great solution but I have limited electrical knowledge.

The reason I wanted a round headlight is because I hear that the round design helps reflect...
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 98,689
Views: 18,821,842
Posted By dstriffler
Ok, so I'm thinking about switching to a round...

Ok, so I'm thinking about switching to a round headlight. I'd like a bit better sight at night, and I'd like cars to be able to see me better. I was looking at the first generation SV650 headlight....
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2014, 04:04 AM
Replies: 98,689
Views: 18,821,842
Posted By dstriffler
I'm just not a fan of that new style tail light....

I'm just not a fan of that new style tail light. With your large rack I can barely see the light at all!:D
Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 98,689
Views: 18,821,842
Posted By dstriffler
Has anyone else taken note of the changes to the...

Has anyone else taken note of the changes to the DR for 2015? I see the rear turn signal mounts, what looks like a stainless steel header, and the smaller 'DR250' taillight.

<a...
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 98,689
Views: 18,821,842
Posted By dstriffler
Floppy Fender

I put an aftermarket rack on the bike, and use it frequently. But when I ride over bumps, the back fender flops around so much that the tail light bangs the rack. The fender is not loose, just...
Forum: Thumpers 08-23-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 98,689
Views: 18,821,842
Posted By dstriffler
My girlfriend complains that the passenger pegs...

My girlfriend complains that the passenger pegs are too high on the DR. Is there a solution to this? Besides get a new girlfriend? :D
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 98,689
Views: 18,821,842
Posted By dstriffler
Thats a good one :lol3

Thats a good one :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 98,689
Views: 18,821,842
Posted By dstriffler
From what I'm seeing it's only available in 18'...

From what I'm seeing it's only available in 18' rim?
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 98,689
Views: 18,821,842
Posted By dstriffler
This is unrelated to the topic, but I notice the...

This is unrelated to the topic, but I notice the rear tire you're using in the picture seems to be a trials type tire. I've seen people use these tires quite often. Why? Aren't they meant to be used...
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 98,689
Views: 18,821,842
Posted By dstriffler
Be that as it may, or not be that, I'm excited to...

Be that as it may, or not be that, I'm excited to see what Honda uses the 'Africa Twin' name for. Please, Please don't let it be a new version of the Goldwing!:D
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2014, 04:21 AM
Replies: 98,689
Views: 18,821,842
Posted By dstriffler
I looked at bikes like the V Strom and the NC700X...

I looked at bikes like the V Strom and the NC700X before buying the DR. I just feel like all the 'Adventure' bikes out there today aren't really adventure bikes. They're just marketing strategies...
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 98,689
Views: 18,821,842
Posted By dstriffler
I typically run the Trailwing TW21 and 22. They...

I typically run the Trailwing TW21 and 22. They were the stock tires for the Honda Transalp, and that bike was meant to go distances. On this rear tire I get 10k no problems.

<a...
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 98,689
Views: 18,821,842
Posted By dstriffler
I have 6k miles on the stock trailwing and its...

I have 6k miles on the stock trailwing and its still ok. I was hoping that by running a street tire I would get at least 15k right?

I was thinking about the tires a lot today and I realized I...
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 98,689
Views: 18,821,842
Posted By dstriffler
I did adjust it so that it sits close to the...

I did adjust it so that it sits close to the tire. I could raise it up to put knobbier tires on it, or if I was going in the mud. But yes 98% of my miles are pavement. I'm actually looking into a set...
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 98,689
Views: 18,821,842
Posted By dstriffler
Just installed the low front fender I received...

Just installed the low front fender I received today. So much better on the highway! I feel like it gets better airflow too.

<a...
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 98,689
Views: 18,821,842
Posted By dstriffler
Did you sell your NX? I sold mine for the DR and...

Did you sell your NX? I sold mine for the DR and have been happy with it. I do miss the NX fairing, and the overall bit of character that the NX had. You almost never saw another one, and even though...
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 98,689
Views: 18,821,842
Posted By dstriffler
Just changed the oil and filter today in the DR...

Just changed the oil and filter today in the DR and while the owners manual claims the bike requires 2.5 quarts, I found that at 2 it was full. Started the bike, rode to the gas station and came...
Forum: Thumpers 08-07-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 98,689
Views: 18,821,842
Posted By dstriffler
As a heads up there is a thread somewhere on here...

As a heads up there is a thread somewhere on here that has a discount coupon code for Motorcycle Superstore.
Forum: Thumpers 08-07-2014, 04:27 AM
Replies: 98,689
Views: 18,821,842
Posted By dstriffler
I just find it funny that the road-oriented bikes...

I just find it funny that the road-oriented bikes have the big oil cooler. I would think it would be most necessary for off road.
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 98,689
Views: 18,821,842
Posted By dstriffler
:thumb I was thinking how cool the low...

:thumb

I was thinking how cool the low exhaust looked, and immediately wanted to incorporate it into my DR. But it seems like the skid plate wouldn't fit between the pipe and the frame. Even if...
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 98,689
Views: 18,821,842
Posted By dstriffler
Sorry guys, I have another random question: ...

Sorry guys, I have another random question:

I see bikes like the Sachs Roadster 650 and the XF650 Freewind that use the DR engine, and they seem to use a much bigger oil cooler. What would be the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 98,689
Views: 18,821,842
Posted By dstriffler
I'm thinking of upgrading to the TM40 pumper...

I'm thinking of upgrading to the TM40 pumper carb, but does it lower mpg's?
Forum: Thumpers 08-04-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 16,103
Views: 2,475,371
Posted By dstriffler
I just took some measurements and the fairing...

I just took some measurements and the fairing will fit, but where can I buy the headlights?
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