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Old 07-01-2012, 08:49 AM   #76
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I had those on my last DR and never got them to stay put. They also seemed to collect a lot of dirt and I had to clean them regularly. I used the stock metal gaiter clamp because i had to clean them so often. I wont use them again, I will get new accordian style gaiters.
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Old 07-01-2012, 09:27 AM   #77
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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.
have you tried using the fork brace itself as a clamp?

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Old 07-01-2012, 09:34 AM   #78
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390 some odd miles yesterday, over 180 offroad. Knocked out section 2 o the WABDR with ease. I love this bike!









P.S. She did take her 1st and only dirt nap to date.
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Old 07-01-2012, 09:44 AM   #79
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Damn thats a good looking bike RainerR.
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Old 07-01-2012, 10:29 AM   #80
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New to forum.

What's the easiest way to post pics of my DR?


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Old 07-01-2012, 10:37 AM   #81
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New to forum.

What's the easiest way to post pics of my DR?


I use photobucket, but u can aslo use any sight as well like Picasa & so on.
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Old 07-01-2012, 11:28 AM   #82
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A few more of my '11 DR. I did a lot of work on it when I was home from work last. I still have a Ricor shock and Procycle fork solution kit to install on my next return.


I was a little worried that the new TKC80 rear tire wouldn't clear the ground with the centerstand but found out later that it did. Here it is with the stock death wing:

Those panniers are just the right size for me :

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Old 07-01-2012, 11:56 AM   #83
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Went out for a quick test ride after some recent upgrades...

Acerbis tank, Mefo Explorer tires, Denali aux lights, Eastern Beaver headlight relay, and NSU bolts.




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Old 07-01-2012, 11:58 AM   #84
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Went out for a quick test ride after some recent upgrades...

Acerbis tank, Mefo Explorer tires, Denali aux lights, Eastern Beaver headlight relay, and NSU bolts.



Sweet looking bike. You can stop by the hotel, drop the bags and have a great little run around bike. Very cool..
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Old 07-01-2012, 12:18 PM   #85
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Thanks. The pics were taken at the top of a nearby observatory popular with motorcyclists. There were BMS, Harleys, and Moto Guzzis, but surprisingly they were all gathered around the modest DR asking me questions about it.
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Old 07-01-2012, 02:58 PM   #86
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390 some odd miles yesterday, over 180 offroad. Knocked out section 2 o the WABDR with ease. I love this bike!




Well sorted-out looking DR there Rainier. What tank bag is that?
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Old 07-01-2012, 03:14 PM   #87
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Dr650

I may regret moving on to an XR650R after my sub-frame brakes and I fry the electrics trying to run an e-vest. At least I could carry all my crap on my DR650 :o)





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Old 07-01-2012, 05:15 PM   #88
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Artsy sketch...

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Old 07-01-2012, 05:45 PM   #89
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Artsy sketch...


That, my friend is COOL. Did you do that? Can I get one?
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Old 07-01-2012, 06:26 PM   #90
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That, my friend is COOL. Did you do that? Can I get one?
It's a photo I took, processed through this iPhone app.

My Sketch

Here's another example:



Works really nicely. If you have a photo you want done that way but you don't have an Iphone or iPad, PM me and I'll do the file for you.

And another, for your viewing pleasure.

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