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Old 02-12-2013, 12:47 PM   #73696
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Thanks Procycle for the manual cam chain tensioner. Fixed the noise I was getting after installing the high compression piston.
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Old 02-12-2013, 01:25 PM   #73697
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Recently picked up a pair of Manracks trailer tie-down clamp loops for my DR.
My handlebars are packed with stuff so it's always a challenge to strap down while the bike is up on the trailer and i'm holding on to it.

These bolt to the lower triple clamp and make things much easier.

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Old 02-12-2013, 02:29 PM   #73698
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Manracks tie down loops

Seems to me that they might work better attached "up side down" to the way shown in the picture.

I think strap tension and normal vibration while trailering would create forces acting to create in a "scizzors-like" rotation.

By flipping them the forces would be more "in line" .

Probably a non-issue. Just thinking...
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Old 02-12-2013, 03:23 PM   #73699
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Seems to me that they might work better attached "up side down" to the way shown in the picture.

I think strap tension and normal vibration while trailering would create forces acting to create in a "scizzors-like" rotation.

By flipping them the forces would be more "in line" .

Probably a non-issue. Just thinking...
This is true from a physics standpoint, but if he flipped them it may cut the rubber tubing and let dirt in there. Just thinking also.
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Old 02-12-2013, 03:37 PM   #73700
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Seems to me that they might work better attached "up side down" to the way shown in the picture.

I think strap tension and normal vibration while trailering would create forces acting to create in a "scizzors-like" rotation.

By flipping them the forces would be more "in line" .

Probably a non-issue. Just thinking...
not sure about that but any forward or backward load could cause them to fold over.

I'm loving the idea though.
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Old 02-12-2013, 06:42 PM   #73701
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Geesh, and I though my tip about writing my phone # on the inside of my side plates was the bomb.
I like it, if I am ride where you ride, I can get free plastic, and then mock the guy with his number on the panels.
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Old 02-12-2013, 06:53 PM   #73702
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Easy now. I'm all DR. 200/ 400/ 650. It is easier to keep this thread as 650, and let each class sit in thier own world to prevent mix up of to much going on !!!

From Jeathrow Bowdean in Western Canada PS: I have a few bikes, so it's easy to drift around to visit !!!
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Old 02-12-2013, 07:26 PM   #73703
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And I'd have to say that I was very suprized to see that the DR is gaining more ground up here in Western Canada then the KLR which was the number one selling unit for many years up here. The DR 650 is $6499 in Alberta and the KLR 650 is $6899

Suzuki is becomimg the new dual sport rocket ship of Western Canada.

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Old 02-12-2013, 08:34 PM   #73704
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Seems to me that they might work better attached "up side down" to the way shown in the picture.

I think strap tension and normal vibration while trailering would create forces acting to create in a "scizzors-like" rotation.

By flipping them the forces would be more "in line" .

Probably a non-issue. Just thinking...
yep i'm gonna swap the reflector brackets and then you can mount em low.
i'll update the pic when i do.
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Old 02-12-2013, 09:25 PM   #73705
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Manrack tiedowns. I have 'em mounted with the hole at the bottom. Work great but I did bend one just a little by pulling the strap tight instead of pulling down on the handlebars while taking up the slack. I hope that made sense. It sure avoids the problem with finding a place on the bars.

With all the talk about chains, it might be a time to mention again that just because the snail adjusters are on the same number that your chain is straight. Put a string down it or get a http://www.bikebandit.com/motion-pro...FQThQgodM3kAuw

or watch a video on it http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7f9y0MFIPY

I didn't do this step and was told by a rider behind me that he could see my rear tire and front tire at the same time. I was "crabbing" to the right. Mine are now marked for the stock 15 & 14 CS sprocket for a quick change over.
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Old 02-12-2013, 09:29 PM   #73706
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Wolfman Gen 2 racks

Hey gents I was wondering if any of you had any comments on the new DR650 "Gen 2" side racks from Wolfman? I'm about to order my first set of racks and I have a choice between the old and new style. Which would you recommend? Some considerations from my personal observations:

1) The Gen 2 seems to mount about 4" more towards the rear of the bike and maybe a fuzz higher than the originals.
2) I have no desire to mount hard cases to the bike, so the added brackets and option of cross brace are of no benefit to me.
3) I will be using Large Rolies and Expedition Dry bags on these.
4) The Gen 2 uses two mounting legs on the rear portion which may interfere with my Kientech exhaust bracket and homemade rack.

Any input? I know either will be the tits, but help me make an informed decision here
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Old 02-12-2013, 09:35 PM   #73707
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Actually, ProCycle made it happen...
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Old 02-13-2013, 02:31 AM   #73708
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110km now, running good just a question, as this is my first DR650 and my first "new" bike ever, I can hear my timing chain, it's not "loud", in fact I only hear it if I try to listen to it. I'm wondering what "normal" engine noise is for a DR.

Thanks.
Wait until you put a bash plate on it and you wo'n't hear the timing chain anymore for the typical DR knock that is bounced back off the bash plate. In standard form the DR is almost too quiet...
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Old 02-13-2013, 03:10 AM   #73709
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Wolfman Gen II

I have the Gen II and no problems mounting with the Kientech bracket (assuming the GSXR can one?). I don't know what your rack is set up like but I have the ProMotoBillet. I ordered the adapter kit from WM.

Interesting point about the front to rear orientation. I didn't notice that when comparing....maybe it's a camera angle thing? I've had great response when emailing or calling WM so a quick contact with them might answer that. It seems odd they'd move the Gen II back but if they did, the reason would be interesting.

I got the Gen II for the flexibility of hard bags if I go that way but I'm currently using the Expedition bags. As you mentioned, no plans for that so Gen I would work fine.

If you get an answer, I'm interested in it.
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Old 02-13-2013, 03:24 AM   #73710
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Probably one of the easiest fixes in the interwebs. You need to wear earplugs when you ride.
So true .......that applies to almost every air (and oil) cooled engine
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