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Old 03-02-2008, 01:59 PM   #1
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Kiwi DR650 forum

pfff was really enjoyin the combo oz kiwi dr forum!

anyways how many Dr'ers are here in kiwiland
post here!
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Old 03-02-2008, 02:02 PM   #2
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Yeah, there's a few of us who appreciate the virtues of this device - and probably a lot more who are trying to eliminate what they see as their own ones' vices.

Mine's a farkle-free zone as yet, but that will change...
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Old 03-02-2008, 02:32 PM   #3
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Quite a few DR riders round the souf island as well.

I'm on a 97 SE

Mines of the road at the moment as I'm getting the not so uncommon 3rd gear whine sorted (currently thought to be an assembly issue).

Farkels include
IMS 18 (going on 20)l Tank
Scotty oiler
progressive fork spring
moose bark busters and hand guards
home made tail rack
home made soft pannier bars
getting new shock spring and revalve while 3rd gear being fixed.

No work on the carbie as the bike seems to be different to most in that it has different zorst and carbie. Bigger hole in the can and no micro switch (whatever that does) on the carbie.

Just after putting the IMS on.



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Old 03-02-2008, 06:12 PM   #4
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I own one.

Just a quick note though, it would be worth a squizz in this thread for DR info before asking on here as it's usually been answered many times previously
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Old 03-03-2008, 01:19 AM   #5
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I've got one too, 2003, Blue

Farkels include ...
32L Safari Tank
Spacer in fork springs
Bark Busters
Ventura pack rack
44T rear Sprocket
13, 14, & 15T front sprockets

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Old 03-03-2008, 08:25 PM   #6
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Will be picking up a his and hers DR650 this weekend.............cant wait.

BTW They are NOT the same colour
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Old 03-05-2008, 12:58 PM   #7
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pfff was really enjoyin the combo oz kiwi dr forum!

anyways how many Dr'ers are here in kiwiland
post here!
Well I've got one, but I'm about to take it to Oz for a couple of months. Plan on about 22,000 km of backroads and 4WD tracks.
It's pretty well farkled now, lots of changes - just dropped in the full Ohlins conversion last night. Last thing to add is the safari tank, but that will happen when we uncrate it in Brisbane.
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Old 03-05-2008, 05:58 PM   #8
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Well I've got one, but I'm about to take it to Oz for a couple of months. Plan on about 22,000 km of backroads and 4WD tracks.
It's pretty well farkled now, lots of changes - just dropped in the full Ohlins conversion last night. Last thing to add is the safari tank, but that will happen when we uncrate it in Brisbane.
Awsome! I so wanna do that one day! but for now got a f-in house mortgage to pay!

Ride report please!
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Old 03-05-2008, 06:20 PM   #9
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soakin wet/ kneesliders

Went for a 4h ride north of auckl. in the pooring rain on tuesday. only to discover that my trusty old dutch all weather jacket wasn't all that water proof any more... that was one cold ride home! (oh and my behind was sore too (stock seat)) grrr..

Also I usually ride in my 2 piece leather suit (and sunny weather) and always used to have the kneesliders attached, cause they never bothered me. altough I did seem to notice a few times, when riding that my legs didn't really naturaly (without my effort) ''hug'' the tank. I didn't really give it any thought as I thought it was just the Dr's ergonomics and the small tank that where to blame.
Until a couple of weeks ago on the way back from the paeroa races it did bother me and I wondered if the kneesliders had any thing to do with it. so I Ripped them of, and That was it, they were pushing my legs appart.
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Old 03-24-2008, 05:48 PM   #10
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Old 03-24-2008, 06:04 PM   #11
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1.yup pretty stock standard still


-And yeah yeah i know.. that screen.. made up the windscreen before riding back to aukland from matamata as I hated the wind tryin to blow me off on the way there. made up frombit of plexiglass and old curtain rod for support just a quick fix. works well so thats why its still on. will start fabbing a better (read prettyer) one soon. plus farklin ones we got some money to spare!!!

2. i used some of that cheapy (silicone based?) tire shine stuff from the warehouse on everything plastic and rubber and some metal bits aswell , wipe of with cloth, works well shines and protects! BUT dont get it on tyre grip surface. things get verry slippery and takes a quite a while to dissapear to.
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Old 03-05-2008, 07:29 PM   #12
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Ride report please!
Will see what we can do.
Plan on a daily diary and a comprehensive photo record, so should be able to come up with something reasonable.
However, will have virtually nil internet access during the trip and so a report will have to wait until we get back - around the end of July.
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Old 11-03-2012, 05:05 AM   #13
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Hi Guys, I have been lurking for a while now. But it is time to intro my self. I m a proud owner of "Big Bird". (a yellow DR650). it is total orig at the moment while I figure out how to set it up to best suit my needs. I m also new to forum ing so if i make a mistake just educate me.
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Old 11-04-2012, 01:08 AM   #14
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Hi Guys, I have been lurking for a while now. But it is time to intro my self. I m a proud owner of "Big Bird". (a yellow DR650). it is total orig at the moment while I figure out how to set it up to best suit my needs. I m also new to forum ing so if i make a mistake just educate me.
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Nordieboy is the DR guru. He'll probably be along shortly.

Standard mods are tank, exhaust, open airbox, bashplate, handguards. From there, the list is huge. Most people change the bars (bar risers), seat, tweak the suspension, heated grips. From there it's a new carb, big bore etc.

In my opinion, if you have to go that far, you should've bought a KTM 690 or similar.

Break out the plastic and take a look over here......

http://www.procycle.us/bikepages/dr650.html
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Old 11-08-2012, 10:12 PM   #15
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Your riding desires may evolve over time, too, so don't get too hung up on planning rigidly for the future.
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