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Old 02-11-2013, 04:41 PM   #73666
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OMG!!!

Just checked Procycycle and 2 pieces of plastic, PLASTIC, are $190 for a pair of F'n sidecovers!

The search continues.......

When the snow melts and I can get into my shed, I'll check to see if I have one for ya.
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Old 02-11-2013, 05:21 PM   #73667
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If Acerbis is making them that cheaply for the KTM, and the numbers of DR650SE's sold throughout the years seems greater than each KTM model... perhaps petition Acerbis to create body panels for the DR650?

Even if they only came in one or two colors, if the price was right for side-covers (or a whole kit)... they'd sell compared to Suzuki's prices.
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Old 02-11-2013, 05:39 PM   #73668
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If Acerbis is making them that cheaply for the KTM, and the numbers of DR650SE's sold throughout the years seems greater than each KTM model... perhaps petition Acerbis to create body panels for the DR650?

Even if they only came in one or two colors, if the price was right for side-covers (or a whole kit)... they'd sell compared to Suzuki's prices.
Heck, they make sets for the DRZ that are $115.
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Old 02-11-2013, 05:45 PM   #73669
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Geesh, your fingers are dirtier, how many miles on them?
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Old 02-11-2013, 05:51 PM   #73670
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if you dont mind i've bin looking for a tail bag as well to carry not so large objects in.
tried the tank bag option.
it always got in the way.

suggestions?
comments?
concerns?
The thing I like about this, over a tail bag, is it's not likely to fall off and it can be locked. I keep mostly camera gear in it.

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Old 02-11-2013, 06:02 PM   #73671
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Find the plastic pale that has the color you like, and forum your own plastic parts. or even better is to make them out of aluminium.

They are so easy to make, and home built looks better if you put some effort into it.

We have a good selection of diffrent colored pales up here in Westen Canada. White is the most common, then Black is pretty readable. Blue, Yellow, are a bit tougher to find.

I cut on my square and reform it into the flat mode with hot, hot, and hot water. Then cut out the shape needed. I put it in place on the bike to see where it needs the bends and mark them on the clean out side. With a heat gun on the back side of the pannal is were I heat to make my bends.

A few race stickers and your good to go.

From Jeathrow Bowdean PS: Man made it, and man can fix it him self !!!

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Old 02-11-2013, 06:11 PM   #73672
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Sorry for the sidetrack, but is that amount of slack in the throttle cable normal? I'm asking because I was fiddling with mine while adjusting for an R6 throttle tube this past weekend.
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Old 02-11-2013, 06:13 PM   #73673
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i emptied my IMS tank dry. the engine died as i coasted into the gas station (i was lucky as hell!), with my loop above. when i looked into the tank to see if it drained dry or stopped moving fuel because of the loop i saw a dry tank. there was no fuel left in the petcock area (except for gas wetness on the tank surface) and even the fuel from the right side of the IMS tank moved over by itself to the left side (no bike tipping to the left involved, just riding). even with a loop like mine, it drains all the fuel. i would replicate my setup on another DR in a heartbeat with no concerns. don't worry about.
Ditto here. I purposely ran my IMS dry while carrying a spare gas bottle. It ran D-R-Y with the little loop in it.
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Old 02-11-2013, 07:24 PM   #73674
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I saw that too, then went and looked it up at Rocky Mountain ATV. $60-ish each. BUT.. the heat shield is another $40 or so. Basically, ProCycle makes little or nothing on that stuff.

Next best bet will be Maier, in the off chance they have something. Otherwise, eBay.

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i yust now checked rocky mountain atv - $82... maier has nothing. unless you want a stock front rotor guard...

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Old 02-11-2013, 07:36 PM   #73675
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Just a thought... but ProCycle has the complete plastics kit for $359 WITH side panels. Why not order that in the color you want, then sell off the other pieces? Might make it cheaper. I dunno, it's a thought.

I'm going to order new plastic later this year when I get closer to stripping my bike down for a frame powdercoat and the 790 kit. I'm considering switching to black plastic (and a new black Acerbis tank) because the white IMS I have now is a total PITA to keep looking nice. Plus I'm considering painting the engine cases black like Jeff did on his 900 stroker kit. I can't wait to see pix of that back in the bike.

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Old 02-11-2013, 08:00 PM   #73676
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...I can't wait to see pix of that back in the bike.
I'm gonna need a bike to put it in.
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Old 02-11-2013, 08:21 PM   #73677
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I guess I was looking at those through the eyes of someone who had to replace plastics on a sport bike. When you've paid $450 for a single fairing panel, $190 for both sides starts looking cheap.
Right on. It might sound like a lot of money but compared to the rest of two wheeled vehicles, it's a steal.
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Old 02-11-2013, 08:21 PM   #73678
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I'm gonna need a bike to put it in.
You wanna put it in mine? I'm only an hour away. :)

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Old 02-11-2013, 08:35 PM   #73679
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You wanna put it in mine? I'm only an hour away. :)

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Looks like I need to buy another one. Looking for a good deal (just like many others!).
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Old 02-11-2013, 08:45 PM   #73680
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I've used automotive fuel filters on bikes in the past. Just got to the autoparts store and look for one with the right angle in and outs. And the right diameter for the hose. You can get a MUCH bigger, free flowing filter this way for just a few bucks. I've done this on many bikes in the past with good results.
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