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Old 11-09-2011, 09:16 PM   #196
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any updates on this thing?
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Old 11-10-2011, 06:13 AM   #197
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any updates on this thing?
Well, I rode the DR across the country, put 10000 miles on it in 6 months, and then sold it and got this thing


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Old 11-10-2011, 06:21 AM   #198
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Nice upgrade!

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Old 11-10-2011, 10:28 AM   #199
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Still patiently waiting on a headlight to pop up. Since this has been resurrected, figure it wouldn't hurt to ask...

Do you think this will work?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/200673503025...S:1123&vxp=mtr
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Old 11-10-2011, 10:33 AM   #200
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Still patiently waiting on a headlight to pop up. Since this has been resurrected, figure it wouldn't hurt to ask...

Do you think this will work?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/200673503025...S:1123&vxp=mtr
I'm sure it would work. Just don't expect it to be very bright.
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Old 11-22-2012, 08:39 AM   #201
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I never got around to share any photos from the places this great bike took me to last summer. Here's a few photos from the best month-long trip of my life so far. I sure hope the DR is treating it's new owner well.



















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Old 12-14-2012, 08:25 PM   #202
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Dongie, your bike inspired me:




Different tank, fender, and stock forks, but I loved the fairing and color scheme.
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Old 12-14-2012, 09:14 PM   #203
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Dongie, your bike inspired me.
Different tank, fender, and stock forks, but I loved the fairing and color scheme.
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Old 12-15-2012, 02:38 PM   #204
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Dude, what gave, I'm courious? Just stumbled acress this thread in midle of my debate...KTM 690 or Husky Terra 650.

You bilt an ultimate DR...why up to a biger bike? I'd like to hear your take on that after such a build and type of riding you've done on the bike.

I used to have a DR650 several years ago which i also tricked out pretty good and realy liked, alltho it was more SM focused. Now I'm lookin for somthing just like you have built and for similar purpose. More for adventure touring Baja and places like that, trailering close and than doing 1-2 weeks on the bike. Still want to use it as a SM (second set of wheels) on daily bases.

I'm having a hard time going back to building a bike when theres much better stuff out there now.
Having said all that, it is unfortunate that all my research shows that most of these "new better bikes" have some sort of reliability isues with them 690 in particular. Alltho still pretty new Terra shows most promissing but heavier than the old design DR.

Hope to get your take on all this.

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Old 12-17-2012, 08:49 AM   #205
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Well, I had a few reasons. I was going through a tough time in my life when I picked up the DR. Building it up and planning the month-long trip was a way for me to stay sane and have something to look forward to. The DR was a fantastic bike and got me through the 7000 miles of highways, woods, snow, rivers and rocky trails. All without skipping a beat.

When I got back, I felt like it was time to move on and start fresh. In many ways. The same week, a local guy listed the 950 for a price I couldn't say no to. I always had a soft spot for the big powerful twins so it was a no-brainer.
The 950 can do it all, just like the DR. It is better for riding 2-up and more comfortable for long trips. And I can still ride singletrack on it: http://youtu.be/2wT2JOuoJCo
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Old 12-17-2012, 09:42 AM   #206
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Well, I had a few reasons. I was going through a tough time in my life when I picked up the DR. Building it up and planning the month-long trip was a way for me to stay sane and have something to look forward to. The DR was a fantastic bike and got me through the 7000 miles of highways, woods, snow, rivers and rocky trails. All without skipping a beat.

When I got back, I felt like it was time to move on and start fresh. In many ways. The same week, a local guy listed the 950 for a price I couldn't say no to. I always had a soft spot for the big powerful twins so it was a no-brainer.
The 950 can do it all, just like the DR. It is better for riding 2-up and more comfortable for long trips. And I can still ride singletrack on it: http://youtu.be/2wT2JOuoJCo
Excelent vid....Shows rider experiance/capability is evrything. I'm sure all that time on the DR helped you with the ability/experiance to handle the big KTM in that enviroment. Way beyond my abilities.
How's the Katoom standing up? I mostlikely will be going the 690r route.
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Old 12-17-2012, 09:45 AM   #207
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The 950 is the most comfortable bike I've ridden standing up so far. The 690 is a great bike. I've only ridden the SM model but I bet the Enduro is amazing, too.
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Old 12-17-2012, 11:06 AM   #208
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The 950 is the most comfortable bike I've ridden standing up so far. The 690 is a great bike. I've only ridden the SM model but I bet the Enduro is amazing, too.


Cool, thanks man..........
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Old 01-12-2013, 06:59 AM   #209
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Seat Concepts Seat and PMB Rack

Hey- Can you get the seat off without removing the top (flat) part of the rack ?
With my Sargent seat this is necessary.
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Old 01-12-2013, 07:13 AM   #210
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Hey- Can you get the seat off without removing the top (flat) part of the rack ?
With my Sargent seat this is necessary.
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I'm pretty sure you can.
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