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Old 05-13-2013, 05:15 PM   #1
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DR-ski

http://gainesville.craigslist.org/mcy/3801032083.html



$800 for a DR with magical gearbox and a title. That's as good as it gets.
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Old 05-13-2013, 05:24 PM   #2
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Nice! I want one of those.
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Old 05-13-2013, 05:24 PM   #3
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KSO on those bikes is a PITA!

I'll take the XRR KSO over a DR KSO anytime.
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Old 05-13-2013, 06:26 PM   #4
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KSO on those bikes is a PITA!

I'll take the XRR KSO over a DR KSO anytime.

Weird...my dad had an DR500, older model, but it was simple to start as putting a milk crate on a KLR.
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Old 05-13-2013, 06:49 PM   #5
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Nice! I want one of those.

MugwestMotorsports has a '95 with the Beloved ButtonTM with your name on it, Robin.

The big GS needs a front wheel, so MMS is in $special pricing$ mode on the DRjr
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Old 05-13-2013, 07:52 PM   #6
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KSO on those bikes is a PITA!

I'll take the XRR KSO over a DR KSO anytime.
Meet the DR650 from hell.

Minimum 15 minutes and 2 guys taking turns.








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Old 05-13-2013, 08:36 PM   #7
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I've heard the DR650 is quite the PITA too!

For a 650, the XRR is a piece of cake. I can start it with flip flops on.


Here's a chucklehead that started a BRP barefoot...




Try that with a DR350 or DR650 and you'll wind up with a broken foot.
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Old 05-14-2013, 01:49 PM   #8
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That's as good as it gets.
Technically 94, starts the as good as it gets and it ends with the last year and their "superior" forks, although I have the cure for that...
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Old 05-14-2013, 03:19 PM   #9
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I've heard the DR650 is quite the PITA too!

For a 650, the XRR is a piece of cake. I can start it with flip flops on.


Here's a chucklehead that started a BRP barefoot...




Try that with a DR350 or DR650 and you'll wind up with a broken foot.
All that with a heater in his mouth. The video should have started, "hold my beer watch this".
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Old 05-16-2013, 11:46 AM   #10
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Question tempting

Is this bike able to be registered for street use? Some of the DRs are "off-road" only I believe...
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Old 05-19-2013, 07:06 PM   #11
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I've heard the DR650 is quite the PITA too!

For a 650, the XRR is a piece of cake. I can start it with flip flops on.


Here's a chucklehead that started a BRP barefoot...







Try that with a DR350 or DR650 and you'll wind up with a broken foot.
I've watched a lot of videos about kick starting, and even had a kick-start only bike myself (an old MX100), but I know I don't know a thing about the bigger bikes except that I don't even understand how the guy in the video kicked it three times (with the clicking) before he went for it on the fourth kick.

I know it's about setting up the piston, but that's about it... and I don't think I've ever seen someone false-kick three times before starting it on the fourth.

All I do know is that I was severely injured by a big bike I tried to help kick start (again, NOT knowing shit about what I needed to do, and while trying to kick it in boat-shoes) when the kicker came up as my foot slipped off and broke an artery open inside my lower leg.

WIthin seconds the side of my leg had a huge elongated bubble pushing out as far as the skin would stretch from all the blood that was being pushed out of that artery. I felt an immense amount of pain, and ... until I actually can take a fully-organized class (like a MSF beginner riding class, but entirely focused on one thing - kick starting) on it, I don't ever want to kick another large bike, and may not even try to eve kick a small bike again.

Call me a pussy, but fuck... I could have had serious complications when I did try it over 20 years ago, so I ain't trying it again unless I really have to.
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Old 05-19-2013, 07:12 PM   #12
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I've watched a lot of videos about kick starting, and even had a kick-start only bike myself (an old MX100), but I know I don't know a thing about the bigger bikes except that I don't even understand how the guy in the video kicked it three times (with the clicking) before he went for it on the fourth kick.
Compression release lever mounted on the bars. Pull the lever on the bars and an arm comes down and holds the exhaust valves open. It lets you kick through a full stroke without hitting comrpession.

Kicking 101:
  • Kick through a bunch of times with decomp pulled and choke set appropriately.
  • Release the decomp.
  • Find TDC.
  • Pull decomp and run kicker about 1".
  • Release decomp
  • Kicker back at top of stroke and kick full stroke.

Magic.
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Old 05-19-2013, 07:18 PM   #13
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I seriously wouldn't know if I found TDC, lol.

Thanks though. Great explanation - I'm still gonna stay the F away from big-bike kick starts till they come out with a course for it
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Old 05-19-2013, 07:55 PM   #14
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I seriously wouldn't know if I found TDC, lol.

Thanks though. Great explanation - I'm still gonna stay the F away from big-bike kick starts till they come out with a course for it
TDC is when you can't move the kicker anymore after releasing the decomp lever.

I just got a big bike with a kick start. I flailed away at it for a few minutes when I got it, then went and found a thread here on ADV on how to do it right. It's like magic now.
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