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Old 02-04-2006, 03:34 PM   #16
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OK, one last question about your scoot, are those the kings kt966? and if so, can you give a little run down as far as wear, how they ride on street(noisy?), you know, the basics?

your bike is what mine aspires to be, just add a aqualine and it would be perfect. thanks

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With the end cap (baffle?) out it goes even harder - but its a bit too noisy that way. I like to stay on speaking terms with my neighbours! Plus noise can be a bit tiring on longer trips even with earplugs in.
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Old 02-04-2006, 03:48 PM   #17
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Hi Rockt, I notice you have the S06 w/s and it's laid down like a sportbike shield. How is it for buffeting and effectiveness? I took mine off as it was terrible! Turns out it was probably installer error (me) as I had it too vertical like a cruiser shield. I was holding up to the bike yesterday at the same angle as yours. If you tell me it works good, I'll re-install it...thanks!
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Old 02-04-2006, 03:54 PM   #18
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I've put progressive springs front and rear,Dunlop 606's,DualStar skip plate,FMF Q exhaust,Corbin seat,Renthal bars,Dyno jet kit,longer air screw,Air box mod,DRZ250 rear brake light,Left side case cover,O yeah I painted the bike OD green......DaulStar center stand on back order since Sept ....

I know its not the most tricked out DR, but I like her alot.

I think it's cool! What paint did you use and how is it holding up? Did you have to do a lot of sanding on the tank to get it so smooth? You should put some military markings on it now!
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Old 02-04-2006, 04:03 PM   #19
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Does anyone now own a KLR that used to own a DR or vice versa? I have a DRZ and would like a 2nd more pavement friendly commuter/DS bike...any thoughts?
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Old 02-04-2006, 04:06 PM   #20
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Does anyone now own a KLR that used to own a DR or vice versa? I have a DRZ and would like a 2nd more pavement friendly commuter/DS bike...any thoughts?
There is an individual on the DR Yahoo group that went from KLR to DR...pretty recent post: http://sports.groups.yahoo.com/group.../message/16941
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Old 02-04-2006, 04:07 PM   #21
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Where does one get black plastic? Or is that a Canadian thing.
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Old 02-04-2006, 05:23 PM   #22
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C-Baileys Windshield, Bar risers, Corbin seat, 606s front and rear, Jessies on Happy Trails racks,have a center stand and Acerbis 5 gal tank going on when it warms up. One other thing I will be putting on this summer------------More miles
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Old 02-04-2006, 05:26 PM   #23
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What brand of fork brace are these?
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Old 02-04-2006, 05:41 PM   #24
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Zapp22, Thankyou for starting a DR650 thread! I was about to, but you beat me to it. I agree that this bike is underappreciated, even Peter Egan of CW fame agrees.

Mine is getting tricked out every month with more on the way.
So far: Eibach fork springs, Corbin seat, DJ jetting, skid plate, IMS tank, Renthal RM bend bars, Moose Racing hand guards, mirror extenders, Racer T exhaust (wav file here: http://savefile.com/files/8597285 ) 14-16t sprockets, Kientech airscrew, DRZ250 tail light, Suz tail rack, L-side engine case cover...planned: rear suspension and tires.
stinkin' MAHHHHVelous ! this thing just looks like the quintessential DualSport [did i spell that right?]
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Old 02-04-2006, 05:43 PM   #25
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THIS is a COMBAT motorcycle. where's the missle POD?//
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Old 02-04-2006, 06:01 PM   #26
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OK, one last question about your scoot, are those the kings kt966? and if so, can you give a little run down as far as wear, how they ride on street(noisy?), you know, the basics?

your bike is what mine aspires to be, just add a aqualine and it would be perfect. thanks
Dunlops from memory, sticky on tar and suprisingly good on dirt and roads fire trails. Quiet too. I replace tyres earlier than most and I think I got about 4,500 KM out of that one which is about average for a rear - I always run pirelli MT21's on the front.

Yeah in hindsight I should have waited the extra month for the aqualine.

PS the motard front guard helped reduce some of the buffeting at speed. I would reccommend it.
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Old 02-04-2006, 06:07 PM   #27
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Does anyone now own a KLR that used to own a DR or vice versa? I have a DRZ and would like a 2nd more pavement friendly commuter/DS bike...any thoughts?
Great thread here. Nice DRs, I need to put a little money into mine.

Yes, I've gone through several KLRs before I got a DR. I like the DR more. It doesn't pack as much is my only complaint, but maybe that's because I don't put as much on it. I like the motor a lot more, and the bike's components are of generally better quality and beefier too. Also I think Suzukis are well engineered Japanese motorcycles, and the DR is no exception.

I did get stranded once on a KLR in very hot weather due to the water cooling system failing - fan blade melted and froze. Not a big deal, but not fun. The fan motor and blade on a KLR is a cheap POS yet very expensive. I ended up using a fan from an EX250 I got from a junkyard. Almost the same POS, but moves a little more air anyway. The Suzuki has no such item.

It's a very easy bike to handle on dirt or pavement and when really ridden on pvement will outhandle most other machines out there.
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Old 02-04-2006, 07:04 PM   #28
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Old 02-04-2006, 08:07 PM   #29
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What brand of fork brace are these?

I got it from a guy on the Yahoo group, I think it's an RSW? some kind of initials..
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Old 02-04-2006, 08:33 PM   #30
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yes, it's an RSW, they only cost $69.99 to boot.
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