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Old 08-26-2013, 12:07 AM   #13441
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Does anyone know of a seat good for long days? Just got in from a 937km day and my ass hurts :) Hoping there is a better option.
I bought a second hand DR650 last year, one of the farkles I budgeted for was a better seat, given the reputation of the standard DR seat, I also found I didn't have enough leg room. I got some lowering brackets for the footpegs from Vince Strang in Inverell, and you know what, the seat comfort suddenly improved by about 300%, and I never did get around to getting a better seat. I think a lot of the problem is seating position. While it's no Gold Wing I have covered over 700km without undue discomfort, usually failing light and kangaphobia pulls me up not the dreaded monkey butt.

Adventure Moto sell a Seat Concepts kit for your seat, new foam and cover for about $190.00, apparently very popular. There are specialist trimmers around who can custom build a seat for you, one in Goulburn NSW has a very good reputation for seats optimized for your weight, size and riding style.
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Old 08-26-2013, 12:21 AM   #13442
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Thanks guys, have an aftermarket seat and sheepskin. Reckon I may just be soft. Will try an AirHawk or buy a 800XC :)
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Old 08-26-2013, 03:12 PM   #13443
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Search E-bay for Suziki DR650 sit and fly.

It is a seat cover made of nylon mesh.
Landed here in Oz for $40.

I did 1140 Km on mine last weekend and would say it is as good as my Airhawk

Well worth thr money and looks good too.
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Old 08-26-2013, 11:31 PM   #13444
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Search E-bay for Suziki DR650 sit and fly.

It is a seat cover made of nylon mesh.
Landed here in Oz for $40.

I did 1140 Km on mine last weekend and would say it is as good as my Airhawk

Well worth thr money and looks good too.

Can you post a link.

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Old 08-27-2013, 12:58 AM   #13445
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Lowering pegs

Benz, now you mention it I reckon you may be on to something. I fitted lowering pegs to my DR almost as soon as I got it, and was expecting a terrible seat from what I had read. I have found the DR more comfortable than the DL1000 I swapped it for. Possibly do less time just sitting on the DR as it feels more fun though.
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Old 08-27-2013, 01:30 AM   #13446
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Perth's Freeway

I made a new 7 minute video clip and put it up on my youtube channel. It is a speed up of a 1 hour ride from Kwinana to Landsdale. It's got some psychology audio mixed in and a little quote about television...and a 'herd mentality' observation bit. Nothing too heavy but I think it's entertaining and yeah, shows Perth's Freeway 2 days ago, Sunday morning,wet, if anyone's coming to Perth. Also Landsdale, bloody new houses all around there nowadays.

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Old 08-28-2013, 10:51 PM   #13447
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Can you post a link.

thanks

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-BLACK-SE...ht_2519wt_1399

Try this.
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Old 09-03-2013, 03:22 AM   #13448
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Well I was out riding dirt trails on Saturday, had a crash which is not unusual but managed to go down a bit harder than usual, broke my collar bone and bent the bars pretty good, so while I heal I have some time to shop around and find some good, affordable replacement handlebars.

I thought I'd jump on here and ask for suggestions on the cheapest option that can be good enough to last, also what bend corresponds to the standard bars, I'd like it to be close to the standard setup (which works for me) but not quite as wide if possible.
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Old 09-04-2013, 03:36 AM   #13449
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X2 Headlight

Any aussies used the Trail Tech X2 on their DR?

http://www.trailtech.net/x2.html

Any good? Mixed reviews everywhere I look.

Any other alternatives? Not after extreme lighting just something a bit brighter and better looking than stock.

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Old 09-05-2013, 02:29 AM   #13450
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I'm using one.
If you're after better, brighter light than stock, this isn't it.
It's much lighters and looks better but is about 80% of standard no matter what they say.
If you want better light, grab a set of solstice LED lights.
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Old 09-05-2013, 02:37 AM   #13451
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Worse.

F*#k me I wouldn't think that was possible!

They are rather sexy though.

Maybe I'll get it and some little led spotties as well.

Ta for the reply.

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Old 09-05-2013, 02:38 AM   #13452
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Well I was out riding dirt trails on Saturday, had a crash which is not unusual but managed to go down a bit harder than usual, broke my collar bone and bent the bars pretty good, so while I heal I have some time to shop around and find some good, affordable replacement handlebars.

I thought I'd jump on here and ask for suggestions on the cheapest option that can be good enough to last, also what bend corresponds to the standard bars, I'd like it to be close to the standard setup (which works for me) but not quite as wide if possible.
legend
i know you want the standard set up
but higher is better for a lot of reasons
try a set of kx bend pro tapers
and then after you've been riding with them for a while, have a ride on your mates stock barred dr
and you'll think, "how did i ever ride this bucket"!
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Old 09-05-2013, 02:57 AM   #13453
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try a set of kx bend pro tapers
And some risers too. You'll never fall off again !
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Old 09-05-2013, 01:15 PM   #13454
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And some risers too. You'll never fall off again !
i'd just go the hi bend bars (but possibly not the tassles), keeps the armpits nice and cool.

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Old 09-09-2013, 05:03 PM   #13455
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Yet Another "Which Tyres Question"

Hi All, Heading to Tassie with some friends and after some new tyres. Will have touring bikes with us so will be mainly on tar and good dirt/gravel. So after something with good dry/wet grip on the tar and will handle secondary dirt roads OK.

Thinking mainly Mitas E07 or Pirelli MT90AT - how do they compare? Or possibly Shinko 705, Kenda 751? Any recommendations?
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