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Old 02-08-2013, 01:24 AM   #73531
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Some DR parts listed in the flea market if anyone wants to farkle it up with stock gear. wooooot!
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Old 02-08-2013, 03:27 AM   #73532
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I use a Sony Ericsson Xperia Active with a SportyPal bar mount.

Should be robust enough.
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Old 02-08-2013, 03:38 AM   #73533
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they have bin shut down since early 2011
Oh crap. Well there you go

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Old 02-08-2013, 07:00 AM   #73534
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I use a Sony Ericsson Xperia Active with a SportyPal bar mount.

Should be robust enough.
Wasn't the Xperia Active already water proof and such?
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Old 02-08-2013, 09:37 AM   #73535
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I have one already, haven't mounted or wired it yet though. The construction leads me to believe it is water proof.


The flexible screen that you operate the touch screen through probably does reduce sensitivity (ha!) but I'm not planning on using this as my main gps. Secondary gps, phone and music (maybe). Hoping for reduced need to interact with it. With my phone plugged in the full power screen is pretty bright so I think I will be able to see it. Have to see if I just end up confirming TG's findings.

If you already have the case i have a favor to ask. Possibly a HUGE favor to ask.

Could you get the case put some paper towels in it and run some water over it for a few minutes while rotating. To make sure water doesn't get in.
this works for both of us. Ensuring that NO water gets in.. If it keeps water out without the back punched out. Then after i run wires through it i can silicone it sealed and it would be the same as if i never removed the back.
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Old 02-08-2013, 09:43 AM   #73536
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Going to require some work for wiring but I'm going to try one of these, AQUA BOX. There are a few different sizes and it's from Ram Mounts so it is mountable.
I had two sizes of the RAM Aqua boxes and I hated them. They were too big and heavy for what they were and electronics inside the boxes heated up far more than they should be run at. And it wasn't even that hot on the days I tried.

This was the Aqua box with a Garmin 295W I had at the time.



And this is the Arkon box I also bought to try, and also hated. I had the 295W in it to show the relative sizes of things. This shot shows how the case is made.



Granted, the Aqua boxes were fairly waterproof when used with the baffled cable entry point under the box.

But I wouldn't waste any money on either one. Just happy I was able to get rid of them.

A good baggie with a RAM mount would be just as useful, IMHO.
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Old 02-08-2013, 11:49 AM   #73537
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Screen was not clear and bright inside the box. Touch screw was almost unusable.

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what made it difficult to view the screen?

glare?
clarity?
etc etc

was it difficult to operate with gloves or without gloves?
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Old 02-08-2013, 12:18 PM   #73538
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i dont.

I need my phone,gps,music player on my bars. (EVO LTE)

suggestions?

or just sarcastic replies?
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Old 02-08-2013, 12:57 PM   #73539
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Wasn't the Xperia Active already water proof and such?
Yep. Brilliant little phone.
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Old 02-08-2013, 01:03 PM   #73540
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I also carry a ruggedized Olympus camera.
I got 4 years of service from my 1030sw. Used on the bike in all conditions. Rain, snow, sleet, below freezing, dry, dusty, hot...
Went perfectly.
The second time I snorkeled with it, the LCD died.

My new Canon waterproof camera takes much better photos, but the lens doesn't have a cover.
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Old 02-08-2013, 04:50 PM   #73541
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Tires

I just discovered this thread and I am sure this has been addressed but I could not find it. My 2006 DR650 eats rear tires. Best I get is 5000 miles. Any recommendations? I am probably 80/20 street to dirt.
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Old 02-08-2013, 04:58 PM   #73542
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. Best I get is 5000 miles. .


Ahh, keep doing what you are doing...I've never gotten 5000 miles out of a rear tire on ANY motorcycle I have owned. My DR is usually due around 3500-4000 depending on the tire.


I'm sure someone will come along saying they get 10K... they must count miles hauled on the trailer or something.
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Old 02-08-2013, 05:02 PM   #73543
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break pedal mod?

Has anyone put the 95 and earlier folding brake pedal on a 96 up bike? If so, please pm me. I'm interested in what it took to do it and how it turned out.
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Old 02-08-2013, 05:06 PM   #73544
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I'm sure many others will chime in, but I thought I was getting excellent mileage from my rear tires on my dr650se (compared to my xr650l) and I only averaged slightly better than that, and ran them down to almost completly bald. I was mostly running kenda k270's and average riding mix street/dirt. Depending on what actual tires you are running and riding style and how much tread left at changeover, there can be a dramatic difference. I wouldnt be surprised to see people ranging from 2500 to 8000 as the most common range (with you being about the middle). Compared to street bikes with high quality tires that doesnt seem all that good, but from what I've seen I think your somewhere in the normal range. Just my .02 ymmv.
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Old 02-08-2013, 05:06 PM   #73545
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...I've never gotten 5000 miles out of a rear tire
I can get almost 5000 miles out of 2 rear tires...
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