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Old 08-01-2013, 06:06 PM   #3
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Location: Arlington, MA
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Quick update on prep...

Quick update so far. I have two DR650s (2000, 2002). My brother Brad is riding the 2000. We had a blast doing the puppy dog last year with my other brother Ron so decided to expand the ride this year. Ron got in a very serious motorcycle accident late 2012 so he is sitting this one out and we'll miss him immensely.

My primary bike, the 2002, decided not to start a couple weeks ago and the 2000 has a leaking chain tensioner gasket. I found the problem on the 2002 and replaced the pulser/pickup coil....after about 2 hours of scraping petrified gasket and soldering the new coil to the existing wires, I got that bike running. I also replaced the tensioner gasket on the 2000.

We decided to transfer my e-bay racks to Brads bike and give him my existing Nelson Riggs soft luggage. I'm upgrading to Wolfman racks and Seahorse panniers (SE-720, equiv to the Pelican 1520s). I'm also switching to Shinko 244s front and back to replace the Bridgestone TW301/302s I have. That lets me go to the wider rear tire and replace the front TW301, it really sucks in the pig snot.

Brad is blasting, plating, and powder coating a couple of parts (oil cooler gaurd, rear grab handles) for the 2000 to spruce it up.
Happy to be here...
'02 DR650
'00 DR650

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