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Old 06-30-2012, 11:47 AM   #61
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Welcome Bob.

You're a motorcycle guy and an ADV guy. I'll buy you a cold drink at the end of the ride and offer assistance if you need it.

And quite honestly, I couldn't care less what you ride as long as you like it.

.........and if you really think we are taking this thread too seriously, I invite you to go back and read the first post. I created this as the 'we don't take ourselves so seriously that we waste a week's worth of time publically griping and complaining thread'.

This is a public forum and all are welcome. Remember though, if you purposely poke the beehive, it pisses off the bees...........
This guy gets it

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Old 06-30-2012, 07:15 PM   #62
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Here's mine. '98. 7K miles. Puts a smile on my face every time I ride it.


Love the '98 tank. Nice, clean graphic design and subtle, cool colors....

They just overdid it a little with the seat cover and fork gaiters.
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Old 06-30-2012, 07:31 PM   #63
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Love the '98 tank. Nice, clean graphic design and subtle, cool colors....

They just overdid it a little with the seat cover and fork gaiters.

Thanks buddy.

I kinda' agree. The seat and fork gaiters are over the top. Still on the fence about the purple frame. Didn't really like the stickers on the side panels either, so I removed them.
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Old 06-30-2012, 07:50 PM   #64
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Thanks buddy.

I kinda' agree. The seat and fork gaiters are over the top. Still on the fence about the purple frame. Didn't really like the stickers on the side panels either, so I removed them.
I'm surprised you still have that fragile boat anchor of a tail light. The DR250 light is one of the cheapest, easiest and most useful mods you can make to any DR650.
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Old 06-30-2012, 08:00 PM   #65
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I'm surprised you still have that fragile boat anchor of a tail light. The DR250 light is one of the cheapest, easiest and most useful mods you can make to any DR650.

Yeah, I've been kinda' lazy about doing anything to this one yet. I'm between jobs, so mods to the bike have been pretty limited. Don't worry though, once I get back to work full time, I've got a small list......
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Old 06-30-2012, 08:05 PM   #66
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I had that bigazz stock taillight for a while, till I took a long fire road ride and it busted off, then proceeded to destroy my rear fender whilst it bounced around on it. So I was out the cost of a fender plus the new DR250 tail light.

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Old 06-30-2012, 08:10 PM   #67
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I had that bigazz stock taillight for a while, till I took a long fire road ride and it busted off, then proceeded to destroy my rear fender whilst it bounced around on it. So I was out the cost of a fender plus the new DR250 tail light.

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Mine broke off but I managed to stop it damaging anything else. That DR250 light is so much better.
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Old 06-30-2012, 08:20 PM   #68
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Mine broke off but I managed to stop it damaging anything else. That DR250 light is so much better.
Is it just as bright?
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Old 06-30-2012, 08:51 PM   #69
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Old 06-30-2012, 09:09 PM   #70
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Is it just as bright?
Just about.... Its smaller though and doesn't fall off at will.

The big tail light won't last even on pavement. The dealer fixed mine once before the warranty ran out. It broke again in about 5k. The 250 light has been trouble free.

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Old 06-30-2012, 10:24 PM   #71
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Here's an idea. Let's start a thread to talk about the venerable Suzuki DR650.
U got my vote too AST236 ...Here's my yella steed, in action .





Here's a link of a vid. i took it a while back in March, climbing a nasty hill on my DR6FIDDY in AZ.
------------>http://contour.com/stories/blue-b-mine-rd
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Old 06-30-2012, 10:27 PM   #72
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Before & After Pics

Just finished putting the final touches on this morning. I think it turned out pretty good!

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Bring on the adventures!!

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Old 07-01-2012, 05:41 AM   #73
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Just finished putting the final touches on this morning. I think it turned out pretty good!


]Bring on the adventures!!
A couple of Neduro's DoubleTake mirrors would finish that off nicely. When (not if) you drop the bike, the stockers are the first thing to break.
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Old 07-01-2012, 05:43 AM   #74
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An '03 with 2500 miles I brought home for 3300 bucks. Passenger cost me much more.
I'm willing to bet you could put her in the "priceless" category, wouldn't you say Shady?
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Old 07-01-2012, 05:54 AM   #75
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Fork Gaiters - Dirt Skinz

OK, I got a new set of Dirt Skinz to replace the tired old pair that came on the DR. I used the zip-ties that came with them to hold them in-place. When I dropped the DR off the center stand yesterday, both Skinz proceeded to pop right off the lower legs (in other words, the zip-tie didn't do its job).

Full Disclosure: I have a fork brace on the DR's forks so that the area to attach the Skinz is probably 1/4" to 3/8" (above the brace).

This one:


Should I think about ditching the zip-ties and going with a gaiter clamp instead?

Like this?


Perhaps there's another trick to keep them from popping off?

TIA.
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