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Old 03-05-2012, 05:44 AM   #60841
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Shady - I see options for locks on the Seahorse site; what did you buy?
Plain cheapies. I can put small padlocks on them if I want to lock them though.
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Old 03-05-2012, 06:29 AM   #60842
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Out and about today. 82 in Los Angeles





I'm Jealous!!
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Old 03-05-2012, 07:34 AM   #60843
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Out and about today. 82 in Los Angeles



Do you have some kind of rack under your soft side luggage
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Old 03-05-2012, 08:01 AM   #60844
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I have a Bill Mayer seat on my DR650. It was already on the bike when I got it. In short, I LOVE it. It's the best seat I've ever used. It was so good that I spent the money and had a seat made for my KLX250S too.



This pic is from last week when I put another 1" of rise on the handlebars... I have the ROX 3-1/2" riser and the additional 1" blocks from ProCycle for a total of 4-1/2" (all on the stock cables too, btw). I can now stand on the pegs and not have to bend over to reach the bars (I'm 5'8). But anyway, this is the best shot of the BMS seat I have without digging through all of my past photos.

It's a very well-made seat. The covering on mine is the regular vinyl. I had the one on my KLX made the same way. I don't care for the non-slip stuff, as I like being able to move around on it.

My only complaint about this particular seat is that the previous owner got it at either stock height, or it may even be taller than stock, I'm not sure. But after getting the bike, I tried a Sargent Low seat, and while the height was much better, it wasn't nearly as comfy, so I kept the BMS seat and sold the Sargent.

When I had my KLX seat made, I had them cut it down as far as they could, but the DR seat is so nice I didn't dare have it modified.

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There are two Meyer's in the seat biz. Rick & Bill Jr. (Rocky)

Both of them make very nice seats. I have a BM on my DR, first upgrade I made. I've known Rocky for 20+ years and he made me the best seat on the planet. you can forget about yor butt and enjoy the ride. if you can go to his shop your seat gets made to your butt at the exact riding position for you. you can get any skin you can think of. Bill Meyer Sr. seat technology was bought by Russell
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Old 03-05-2012, 08:59 AM   #60845
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Nice looking tires.
How much street do they see, and what kind of tread life you getting? I'm thinking about getting a set.

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Old 03-05-2012, 09:28 AM   #60846
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Plain cheapies. I can put small padlocks on them if I want to lock them though.
Sorry to be dense, but I have never seen a Seahorse case. Are those holes through top and bottom, so can be used for a padlock (or 2)?

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Old 03-05-2012, 09:52 AM   #60847
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Does anyone grease the axle before putting in in? Yes I am talking about the bike.
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Old 03-05-2012, 09:58 AM   #60848
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Does anyone grease the axle before putting in in? Yes I am talking about the bike.
Yes
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Old 03-05-2012, 10:02 AM   #60849
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Old 03-05-2012, 10:04 AM   #60850
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Does anyone grease the axle before putting in in? Yes I am talking about the bike.
Dirtbike maintenance 101. Yes. helps keep the axle from developing rust and that makes it hard to get out.
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Old 03-05-2012, 11:41 AM   #60851
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Please, please, don't start an oil discussion.

I have a bunch of Castrol Actevo Premium Motorcycle Oil. It's 20/50. I have only ever used Spectro 10/40 and want to know how anyone here has found using 20/50 dino oil in their DR650. It's cool up here now and I will be riding quite a bit of riding in the high 40's and low 50's for a month or so.

I only need to know about 20/50 dino oil, because I will go get Spectro 10/40 at the local dealer if it ain't gonna work well. Thanks

p.s., don't start an oil war.
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Old 03-05-2012, 11:55 AM   #60852
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Dirtbike maintenance 101. Yes. helps keep the axle from developing rust and that makes it hard to get out.
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Greasing the axle also helps prevent the ingress of water to wheel bearings.
45K miles on original front and rear wheel and hub bearings. Axle cleaned and re-greased with every tire change.
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Old 03-05-2012, 12:03 PM   #60853
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Please, please, don't start an oil discussion.

I have a bunch of Castrol Actevo Premium Motorcycle Oil. It's 20/50. I have only ever used Spectro 10/40 and want to know how anyone here has found using 20/50 dino oil in their DR650. It's cool up here now and I will be riding quite a bit of riding in the high 40's and low 50's for a month or so.

I only need to know about 20/50 dino oil, because I will go get Spectro 10/40 at the local dealer if it ain't gonna work well. Thanks

p.s., don't start an oil war.
As far as MY dr goes, I tried some 20/50 castrol part synthetic. My dr did NOT like it. Back in with 10/40 for my moto. Not sure why the drastic difference, because my cruiser was fine with 10/40 in the winter and 20/50 in the summer. The dr likes 10/40 all year.

Maybe someone will chime in here in a minute and tell me why I'm an ignoramus. Either way, that was my personal experience. I won't get into an oil argument either!
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Old 03-05-2012, 12:06 PM   #60854
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Does anyone grease the axle before putting in in? Yes I am talking about the bike.
Yup, do it on all my bikes, street and dirt.
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Old 03-05-2012, 12:22 PM   #60855
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Greasing the axle also helps prevent the ingress of water to wheel bearings.
Agree.

I read in a dirtbike mag years ago to use WD40 on the axle, as the main purpose is to prevent it rusting and WD40 makes it easier/cleaner to remove the axle later on. I did this for a while, and the above is partially true, but in hindsight I didn't think bearings lasted as long when drowned in water occasionally. I'm sure WD40 is fine in the dry, but waterproof grease on the axle and oil seal must help keep water away from the bearing.
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