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Old 02-05-2006, 08:51 AM   #46
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Thanks for the link, but since I don't belong to the group, I can't read the message -- feel free to cut/paste/PM me with it (if you have time)...thanks alot...
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"You made a good choice, with Akrider and with the DR.
I've seen Akrider's DR and it is set up almost exactly
like mine with a corbin and IMS, and a small
windshield. It is a better bike all around than their
KLRs, you'll be happy you got it. You won't have any
problem on the highway.

--- spochynok wrote:

> i'm signed up for the 06 deadhorse down alaska tour
> and i chose the
> only dr650 they had in inventory over the klr650,
> fs650 and dl650.
> the dr will be way more fun on the mining roads (not
> so much on the
> highways). but with 14k miles of riding on my dr the
> stock seat
> doesn't even bother me anymore (at least that's what
> i tell myself).
> besides at 5' 8", the klr's ergos just don't fit me.
>
> bol on your decision.
>
> steve
>
> --- In DR650@yahoogroups.com, Stefan Helmrich
>
> wrote:
> >
> > Let me give you one last piece of expert advice.
> > I have owned/ridden the 4 major dual sports.
> > The XL650, DR650, KLR650 and BMW650FS
> > The XL is to offroad oriented, slow on the
> street, and crude.
> > The KLR is old old tech, plauged with stupid
> problems, that have
> not been fixed in 20 years!! (the doohicky problem,
> terrible rear
> shock, weak breakes, etc)
> > The BMW is a nice ride. It is quite heavy, but
> powerfull, having
> the most power out of the bunch. It has nice
> instrumentation, but
> its dual rear exhaust is useless (if you look
> closely at it, the
> second muffler has a small "y" pipe from the first,
> and is there
> strickly for decoration) and servicing a BMW is not
> quite as fun as
> you would think.
> > The DR is simple, inexspensive, and can be
> modified quite a bit,
> > If you are touring, go with the BMW, it has wind
> protection
> better than the DR, Fuel incjected engine is
> powerfull/reliable, but
> the DR is better all around, and WAY better bang
> for your buck.
> > Be carefull when purcahsing you BMW 650, because
> rumor is that
> this year BWM will be replacing the OLD Rotax 650
> engine with a
> Parallel Twin 700cc bike!!! Imagine a 70hp
> dirtbike!!!! Just wait
> and see, I have been following up this story for a
> while, and am
> waiting to purchase my next BMW Dual Sport as soon
> as this arrives
> in the showrooms.
> > The 650 is a good bike, but if you want more
> power/newest model,
> wait for the new Parrallel Twin Beemer to come out.
> > Hope this helps
> > Stefan
> > PS I still love my DR the best, its the
> simplest, lightest and
> funnest to ride out the bikes I've owned!!
> >
> > rlittle650 wrote: The BMW
> is a great if
> slightly overpriced street bike. The DR650
> > feels like a minibike compared to the BWM.
> >
> > Good luck.
> >
> >
> > --- In DR650@yahoogroups.com, "Bob"
> wrote:
> > >
> > > Thanks all for the feedback. I think I'm going
> to try a BMW
> F650. If
> > > that doesn't work out I'm convinced the DR is
> better for me
> than a
> > > KLR.
> > >
> > > Ride Safe,
> > > Bob "
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Old 02-05-2006, 08:54 AM   #47
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Old 02-05-2006, 08:56 AM   #48
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Old 02-05-2006, 08:57 AM   #49
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Old 02-05-2006, 08:59 AM   #50
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Old 02-05-2006, 09:01 AM   #51
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Old 02-05-2006, 09:33 AM   #52
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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!
I power sanded the tank to get the decals off,just a few minutes and it was gone..The paint is just Krylon rattle can Olive Drab green,its labled as CAMO paint and they sell the basic 5 colors of camo..

I really took my time on the prep,rough sanding+primer,smooth sanding+sanding,finish sanding+paint,light sanding+paint....

It has held up great no chipping of flaking,best of all it's flat paint so I can touch it up and dont have to paint or sand the whole panel..

I've got some USMC stencils and my unit logo/numbers that I'm getting ready to put on and she'll be done...

I've got a Desert Tan DR in the works right now
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Old 02-05-2006, 12:00 PM   #53
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I absolutely LOVE the OD bikes, guys!!
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Old 02-05-2006, 03:23 PM   #54
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I absolutely LOVE the OD bikes, guys!!
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Old 02-05-2006, 04:03 PM   #55
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Mine's not very tricked out yet, since these photos I've added a skid plate, and the seat cover is on the Strom





I wanna put a natural IMS on it someday
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Old 02-05-2006, 05:37 PM   #56
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Old 02-05-2006, 05:40 PM   #57
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Old 02-06-2006, 11:47 AM   #58
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I like this one: http://www.odometer.org/bikes/index....d/IMG_1079.jpg .
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Old 02-06-2006, 12:05 PM   #59
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Old 02-06-2006, 12:08 PM   #60
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Here's an old link I found in my bookmarks. It's a photo diary of a DR650 teardown/rebuild. Very good pix and some great ideas, I'm going to try to email the site owner....

http://home.earthlink.net/~1919a4/

EDIT: Just emailed him with a link to this thread, hopefully he'll post the pics from his site...
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