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Old 11-11-2010, 12:31 PM   #1
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DR650SE Index Topic #15- LINKS, WRITE-UPS & PICTORIALS

Got a link to your favorite DR650 parts seller? Did someone write up a repair thread (complete with pics) that really helped you out? Living vicariously following the blog of some DR rider out on an epic adventure? Share those links here. Videos of DR650's in action? Yes, please.

And while I've spent the past few days deconstructing the DR into its various catagories, we all know it's how well integrated those aspects are that make the whole motorcycle greater than the sum of its parts. So if there's a "build-up" saga of a DR you admire, show us where so we can see it, too...

LINKS
-VENDOR LINKS
-RIDE REPORTS
-WEB PAGES/BLOGS

PICTORIALS & VIDEOS
-REPAIR
-BUILD-UPS
-DR's IN ACTION


ON THE FENCE?
Maybe you're doing research, determining if the DR650 is the right bike for you. Here's a great place to start finding the answer. A thorough, yet breif write-up that highlights the bike's strengths and weaknesses. Good stuff...

WHAT ABOUT THE 1990-1995 MODELS?
This index is specific to the 1996-current SE version of the DR650. If you own the earlier style DR650S, you might feel like you missed the party. While these are perfectly fine bikes, their short production run, and frequent revisions kept the aftermarket from producing much that is specific to these models.
On the other hand, since these bikes came with bigger tanks, comfier seats, wind protection, skid plates and luggage racks, you could argue that there wasn't much the early DR650 owner needed from the aftermarket in the first place...
Acerbis still lists a 6.6 gallon plastic tank for the '92-'95 DR650 [P/N 11158806]
The biggest plus is the earlier engine made more horsepower, but it came at a cost of more weight. The swingarm is a steel unit instead of aluminum, so the bike weighs 50lbs more than the newer version. Also, the suspension is an older design and much cruder, not that the new ones are anything to write home about either.
Just beware that few part interchange and that the 1992 to 1995 are a different sub-variant within the older design.
Here's a couple DR650S links:
"Pre '96 DR650S Thread"by DRS Canada
http://dr650.zenseeker.net/
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