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Old 02-11-2013, 05:26 PM   #1066
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[QUOTE=Foot dragger;5520851]I like riding that KLR of yours, it rails the corners up by downieville, some day you'll have a DR and or Strom in your garage (buy my strom)[/QUOT


Wow, I was going through this thread and came upon this post from waaaay back. Looks like you were a psychic, Pally!
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Old 02-11-2013, 05:35 PM   #1067
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I hope you can see on the pictures what I made. It is quite similar to distech DR. I took the seedmeter out and a vapor in. I use the rack from the lamp to hold my new construction for the screen and the cockpit.



Have a look to the Distech rebuild also

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...=dr650&page=15
Thank you for the picture and the link
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Old 01-05-2014, 07:47 PM   #1068
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is this a contender or have i been totally outgunned?

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Old 01-05-2014, 08:54 PM   #1069
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I like riding that KLR of yours, it rails the corners up by downieville, some day you'll have a DR and or Strom in your garage (buy my strom)[/QUOT


Wow, I was going through this thread and came upon this post from waaaay back. Looks like you were a psychic, Pally!
That Strom do seem to suit you to a T!
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Old 01-07-2014, 10:20 AM   #1070
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KX USD forks, DRZ shock, 18" rear, bunch of other stuff. many many miles of good times. great bike.





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vintagespeed screwed with this post 01-08-2014 at 01:49 PM Reason: wrong pic. lol
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Old 01-08-2014, 09:08 AM   #1071
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Talking Does This Count?

Tried to put one together that would be aggressive in the dirt, AND carry weight for touring. Here is the result.



Acerbis 5.3 Gallon Fuel Tank
Corbin Seat
HDB Billet Handguard and top clamp set
Renthal Fatbar Handlebars
Sun Rims (black, Complete)
Dunlop D606 Tires (with custom yellow lettering)
Cyclop Motorsports H4 Rally Headlight
Wolfman Sideracks (no longer in production)
Wolfman Top Rack
DR250 Flush Taillight Conversion
Double Take RAM Mount Mirrors
Digital Instrument Cluster
Black Body panel kit
.55 Race Tech Straight Rate Springs
8.3 kg/mm Rear Shock Spring





It's been a great bike, but I think its time to get a new project.
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Old 01-08-2014, 09:49 AM   #1072
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...It's been a great bike, but I think its time to get a new project.
it's a good looking bike. stock suspension is garbage in the dirt though and add weight from gear and it's even worse.
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Old 01-08-2014, 09:57 AM   #1073
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I agree. The suspension upgrade was the first thing I did. .55 straight rate springs on the front, and 8.3 kg/mm spring in the rear.

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it's a good looking bike. stock suspension is garbage in the dirt though and add weight from gear and it's even worse.
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Old 01-08-2014, 10:17 AM   #1074
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I agree. The suspension upgrade was the first thing I did. .55 straight rate springs on the front, and 8.3 kg/mm spring in the rear.
....yeeaaahhh....

glad u like it.
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Old 01-08-2014, 11:40 AM   #1075
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I do love it. More fun than any bike I've had. But it is done now, and I am looking for a new project. So it is looking for a new owner.

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....yeeaaahhh....

glad u like it.
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Old 01-08-2014, 11:48 AM   #1076
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meh..



on the trans mass trail
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Old 01-08-2014, 01:06 PM   #1077
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quasi - Nicely done! Only recommendation is to add a piece onto the rear of the bash plate and bolt into the stock holes on the frame. That plate has ruined more than one center case as the mount bolts can punch through if they take a hit.

I witnessed one on a ride - oil pouring out on the trail - not fun.

This is one thing I like about the DR....watching everyone make them their own.

I'm more envious of bustedsprocket's pic - out on the trail.
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Old 01-01-2015, 04:08 PM   #1078
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Next on my list of important was a dash for the Vapor and Garmin GPS plus volt meter and some miscellaneous, there will be a second dash made but not now. I wanted the dash clear so I could keep a eye on the wiring and cables in the future.




During the dash build I also used the extra wiring behind the headlight to wire in a relay to power the heated grips direct from the battery, hopefully to get extra heat. In future will also power headlight from a relay.


Travelguy, did you ever do more with this dash? I also have a TPI windshield mount and it seems the perfect place to attach a dash. I'm thinking of making a cutting board plastic dash that hinges at the top and just flips up to get key access. Anyway enough about me, have you done any more work on it, and if not what ideas are you thinking of for the future dash development if anything? Please post any more detailed pics of what you've done here, are those DIY extensions on the bar clamps to move the upper TPI mounts further forward?
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Old 01-01-2015, 07:50 PM   #1079
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FartyMarty I finished up that bike and did something stupid, sold it but have built another. The TPI windshield mount worked okay but left some things to be improved on so for this bike I used my tubing bender and 1/2" tubing to make my our mount. Here's a photo of dash for the current bike. I like using the clear plastic so that I can see through it to view any problems that might develop.

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Travelguy, did you ever do more with this dash? I also have a TPI windshield mount and it seems the perfect place to attach a dash. I'm thinking of making a cutting board plastic dash that hinges at the top and just flips up to get key access. Anyway enough about me, have you done any more work on it, and if not what ideas are you thinking of for the future dash development if anything? Please post any more detailed pics of what you've done here, are those DIY extensions on the bar clamps to move the upper TPI mounts further forward?
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Old 01-02-2015, 12:05 AM   #1080
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FartyMarty I finished up that bike and did something stupid, sold it but have built another. The TPI windshield mount worked okay but left some things to be improved on so for this bike I used my tubing bender and 1/2" tubing to make my our mount. Here's a photo of dash for the current bike. I like using the clear plastic so that I can see through it to view any problems that might develop.
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OK thanks TG! I like hiding some of the mess, so it's unlikely I'll use clear plastic. Probably paint my windshield too and hide my mess from both directions. I like the way you have the GPS nice and high, helps staying in touch with what is going on right in front of you. I'll most likely mount my GPS (only one for me) at the very top of the dash and have my Vapor right below it. Nice tube bending job.
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