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Old 03-25-2011, 09:43 PM   #1
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The DR650 Highway Touring Thread

There is a ton of info on this site (and others) about the great Suzuki DR650 and its dual sport abilities. But what about those that do mostly highway touring?

What features and comforts did you guys and gals add to your beast to make it a better highway cruiser?

For me, I haven't added much yet, but got an IMS tank for better range, had the seat customized to be much more comfortable (its a dished seat look), and plan on getting a bigger windshield, since the slipstreamer tombstone shield isn't good by any means. I also want to raise and change the bars, as well as lower the pegs. I would also like the dash area cleaned up a bit too, not a fan of the wires and lines going every-which way.

I really like the DR650 a lot, but would like it to be more tame on-road.

What about you?

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Old 03-25-2011, 10:07 PM   #2
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Old 03-25-2011, 11:50 PM   #3
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Old 03-26-2011, 06:17 AM   #4
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i like that setup, how hard is it to move the key over? you dont have the ability to lock the steering now right?
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Old 03-26-2011, 06:18 AM   #5
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Windshield doesn't hit the helmet?
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Old 03-26-2011, 06:39 AM   #6
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Choice of tires and gearing makes all the difference in the world when it comes to which end of the spectrum these bikes function at.

I day dream about having two, one built as a super moto and my current one that leans more heavily twoards 80% dirt riding.
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Old 03-26-2011, 07:34 AM   #7
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Safari Tank
Corbin Seat
Heated Grips
Extended Mirrors
Suzuki rear rack
SW-Motech luggage racks
Pelican IM2600 storm cases
USB and Cigarrete lighter outlet ports
RAM mount for GPS
Tool Tube + tools
Spare back and front tubes
Lower foot pegs
Upgrade Suspension (front and back)
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Old 03-26-2011, 08:24 AM   #8
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Great idea for a thread! I can't wait to see what every one has done to make their bikes ADV-touring ready. This will be a great resource!
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Old 03-26-2011, 11:45 AM   #9
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Ive put a set of street wheels on my DR,19" ft,wider 17" rear,IMS tank.Corbin seat that broke in at about 15000 miles and now works great,lowered ft pegs,raised pro taper bars, It is smooth enough I have done 600 mile days no problem. I put a used Cee-Bailey windscreen on a spare headlight shroud and for me it works fine. I can change it over to a dirt dual purpose in about 45 minutes flat.
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Old 03-26-2011, 02:11 PM   #10
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the 2 must haves imo for hiway touring
http://www.madstad.com/s.nl/sc.7/category.1921/.f
http://www.sargentcycle.com/suzwsdr650.htm
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Old 03-27-2011, 06:41 AM   #11
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I like those Safari tanks, shouldda looked around more before I bought the IMS!

edf: Those trax panniers are really nice as well, do they preform as well as they look?

NorthYork: I like that dash set up, but why the two speedos? If you want to remove the windshield is it an easy task?
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Old 03-27-2011, 10:35 AM   #12
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NORTHYORK...what does the 12volt supply get its power from, wher in the electrical system does it connect ??

Been curious about how to put one on my bike later on.
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Old 03-27-2011, 08:07 PM   #13
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Windshield doesn't hit the helmet?
Not much, if it does it's just above the visor. It's all a compromse, these dual sport thingy's .
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Old 03-28-2011, 05:24 AM   #14
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Trailtech Vapor/Vector/Striker are much more than just a speedometer. Check this link for a TrailTech computer comparison http://www.trailtech.net/computer_comparison.html
Removing the windshield is a minute job. It is held in place by two plastic bolts/nuts

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I like those Safari tanks, shouldda looked around more before I bought the IMS!

edf: Those trax panniers are really nice as well, do they preform as well as they look?

NorthYork: I like that dash set up, but why the two speedos? If you want to remove the windshield is it an easy task?
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I have ran two wires from the battery to the 12v outlet. The wire connecting to the + is fused. I did not want it to be switched, this way I can use it to connect the battery trickle charger.

Battery+>>>Fuse>>>12v outlet
Battery->>>>>>>>>>12v Outlet



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NORTHYORK...what does the 12volt supply get its power from, wher in the electrical system does it connect ??

Been curious about how to put one on my bike later on.
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