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Old 05-20-2006, 07:58 PM   #151
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Since we are talking protection

Got some more bling - side case protector


Glued on with this



as recommended.

Hope it stays on.
After putting a divot in my case I got one of those. My old crusty tube of RTV was pulled out and the plate has been holding fine for a few months now...
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Old 05-20-2006, 09:10 PM   #152
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Old 05-20-2006, 09:19 PM   #153
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Old 05-20-2006, 09:30 PM   #154
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hey Davorallyfan

yeah yeah, you have a sweet yeller one. speaking of which, where did you find those awesome wave rotors? and can you tell a difference in braking ability? I saw some here:

http://www.hyperformanceparts.com/ca...h=194_669_1053

but they only go up to '96 model. anyone know if there is a difference?
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Old 05-20-2006, 09:49 PM   #155
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yeah yeah, you have a sweet yeller one. speaking of which, where did you find those awesome wave rotors? and can you tell a difference in braking ability? I saw some here:

http://www.hyperformanceparts.com/ca...h=194_669_1053

but they only go up to '96 model. anyone know if there is a difference?
Your thinking of a fella called 'bing' heres his bike.
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Old 05-21-2006, 07:30 AM   #156
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Question Oil cooler protection and/or backup hose info anyone?

My '05 DR is coming up on 22k km now - great bike, and no real troubles. Well, other then spearing a lump of timber through the oil cooler not long after I bought the bike. That one hurt the wallet aye!

The poofter radiator/cooler guard one that is OEM is starting to look pretty tired now too, even though its just grass and shrubbery that is hitting it I guess.

Anyway, has anyone out there fashioned up a guard for the oil cooler/radiator? Be keen to see some pictures if you have.

I also remember hearing someone say they knocked up an emergency hose just in case they hole the oil cooler in the bush well away from anywhere. Don't suppose anyone has pictures on this item?
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Old 05-23-2006, 02:00 AM   #157
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Hello all: about time I wrote something here. I'm one of the multitude of Aussie 2006 model owners. I've got 700 km up so far, and all I can say is 'man this this is fun - I wonder if there's any more go hidden in the top end'. can't wait till this thing's run in!

I'm curious about something: my bike is a Feb '06 model, and came with the little DR250 tail light from new: some of you have a very different set up on recently bought bikes. Anyone else get the little light?

Later from 'pig
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Old 05-23-2006, 02:03 AM   #158
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Hello all: about time I wrote something here. I'm one of the multitude of Aussie 2006 model owners. I've got 700 km up so far, and all I can say is 'man this this is fun - I wonder if there's any more go hidden in the top end'. can't wait till this thing's run in!

I'm curious about something: my bike is a Feb '06 model, and came with the little DR250 tail light from new: some of you have a very different set up on recently bought bikes. Anyone else get the little light?

Later from 'pig
I also have this tail light and according to Suzuki it's a factory fitment! No idea if they have changed it or not but it's good to have it! Looks better!
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Old 05-23-2006, 02:07 AM   #159
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Different tail lights for different markets? Mine had the flush-finish one as well. I think that big ornament is typical US stuff.
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Old 05-23-2006, 02:41 AM   #160
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Different tail lights for different markets? Mine had the flush-finish one as well. I think that big ornament is typical US stuff.
I think the Canadians were also lucky enough to get them too

Warpig - not sure about that much more up top - there is a big bore kit.
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Old 05-23-2006, 03:53 AM   #161
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Flush mount all the way!

...and get a little LED numberplate light from Ebay to get rid of that other rear fender ornament.

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Old 05-24-2006, 01:52 AM   #162
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Question for Stackator (and anyone else): I like what you have done with the rear fender....more details please on the led light, fitting and number plate hangar would be good. Also what bars have you fitted? I have a new blue one too. What to do with those those bar end weights - just chuck 'em? what about vibes? Also am lookking at a bashplate - any preferences for B&B or Whipps?

Have found the Ventura rack/pack system works very well.
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Old 05-24-2006, 05:45 AM   #163
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Hey,
The bar is a Pro-Taper from the Suzuki dealer. I just chucked the bar ends into the garage and have not noticed any vibrations or headshake. I even slid all the way back down the seat and let go of the bars at 80kph....nothing not even under braking going down hill!

The B&B bash plate is highly recommended as it covers everything but doesn't look like a huge bucket (if that makes sense). Oil changes with the bash plate on is a breeze - just get one you won't be disappointed. Here is a close up picture of the fitment below.
The LED number plate lights are DOT approved, water proof, shock proof and rated for 100,000 hrs which is pretty low maintenance(Ebay Item number: 4625052244) (Ebay seller: pardonjon). They cost $22 +$7 delivery. I haven't been able to find a numberplate bracket for the DR650 so I just cut a piece of alloy with the hacksaw and bent it at a right angle in my vice. I have some alloy left over if you are local. Cut the inner guard off at the end of the subframe and replace it to protect the under side of your sub frame from roost and rocks.
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Old 05-24-2006, 08:22 AM   #164
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Your thinking of a fella called 'bing' heres his bike.
Can you tell me whay kind of skid plate is that? Where did he get that front rotor?

I need to replace my skid plate with something with more coverage.
that looks like the hot ticket. How is the Utah Sport Cycle skid plate?

thanks
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Old 05-24-2006, 10:33 AM   #165
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+1 on the Utah Sports skid plate. I'm very happy with the one I've got. I haven't seen one that is better made or with better coverage.
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