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Old 05-04-2006, 06:58 PM   #31
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ditch. i keep seeing this guy on ebay selling big tail racks for the 96+ DR. Happy trail makes a few good side case racks aswell.

http://www.happy-trail.com/category....d=20&openid=20

Other folks like to upgrade the suspension. There are all sorts of stuff that you can do with that bike.


I myself have a problem making good turns offroad. I always get the feeling that if i lean like I do on street i'm going to lowside. Since this is on my DR, i feel it's appropriate to ask for help here.
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Old 05-04-2006, 07:24 PM   #32
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Talking I love my DR

DR's are good for getting a little muddy too...



Me swamping my 05 in scenic New Hampshire
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Old 05-04-2006, 08:17 PM   #33
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I traded a KDX220R and a few bucks for this 2005 DR with 1800 miles in Feb. It has 3000 miles now, mostly dirt. The previous owner installed narrowed ProTapers on TAG mounts, barkbusters, Racetech front springs, an Eibach spring and Racetech gold valve kit is on the shock, an 18" rear wheel from a DR350, DR250 fender, fork brace, skidplate, mag plate cover, etc.

I did the IMS tank, the FMF Q2, Moose chain rollers, and am having the forks resprung for my 220 lb weight - the .46 springs worked for his 160lbs, but not for me. I'm going with .49 springs from an XR600 (cut to size if need be) and the seals are being replaced (I blew one last weekend on a fast-paced 260 mile 75% offroad day).

It's not the dirtbike my 300EXC, 520 MXC or XR650R was....but it's a damn good bike for exploring about anything the Rockies have to offer. It works pretty well in the dirt too, much better than I expected it to.





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Old 05-04-2006, 08:25 PM   #34
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Old 05-04-2006, 08:26 PM   #35
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a dr forum would be great. that way i will only have to peruse one website instead of 4 lol.
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Old 05-04-2006, 08:37 PM   #36
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High Country, Victoria, Oz.

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Chitchester State Forest, NSW.

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Old 05-05-2006, 10:44 AM   #37
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Dom Z,
Thanks for the heads up. Since I'm a hop skip and short ride away from happy trails, I like to get stuff from there when possible. Support the locals, ya' know. Also, every time I go in there I get great service. I always walk out with a smile.... and less money than I walked in with, but, hey, smiles aren't free.
Anyway, thanks again.
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Old 05-05-2006, 12:18 PM   #38
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I like the idea of an ongoing DR thread here.

I just bought an '06 DR650 about 18 days ago. This will be my commuter and light weight adventure touring bike this summer.

With high gas prices The DR is able to run on $0.20 cheaper regular gas and at last fillup gets 15 to 18 miles more per gallon than my 1150 GS does on the more expensive premium. Oil and filter changes are cheaper than my 1150GS, and much cheaper and easier than my KTM950(sold),and KTM450EXC. The KLR is about the same as the DR in price and time.

Thats it for now, Lets keep this thread alive!

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Old 05-07-2006, 12:07 PM   #40
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My patented "break-in" procedure is going well !

What a glorious day to ride - went up into the woods with a fellow ADVRider and had a ball. We're gonna do a ride report showing the amazing riding we have .1 mile from my driveway. The new renthals worked perfectly.



I got a little muddy.



I think I'm gonna go back up in the woods right now.

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Old 05-07-2006, 03:28 PM   #41
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Dual Star skid Plate pics?

Since this is a DR650 thread does anyone have pictures of a dual star skid plate installed? I'm trying to find something that will offer some protection to the engine in the vent of a drop. I have a small skid plate but the shifter contacted the engine case once and I'm afraid it may cause some damage if it's dropped harder.

Here's a pic from a recent Copper Canyon trip. The DR was an awesome mount for that trip

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Old 05-09-2006, 01:17 PM   #42
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Here's my DS skidplate. It offers good protection , but it's not going to stop the shifter from hitting the alt case cover. My did that from a drop in the driveway. I ended up with an Advanced cover that make the stock one much stronger.
Here's a pic of mine and a link to the cover:

http://www.motorcycleproducts.org/DR650_guards.html

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Old 05-09-2006, 05:27 PM   #43
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selling price for dr650?

hey guys, I have a 2004 DR650 with 2200 KM for sale, and was wondering what it should sell for?? (in canadian dollars if possible)

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Old 05-10-2006, 09:54 PM   #44
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Now everybody regularly cleans and/or has replaced their 2nd air filter haven't they?

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Old 05-10-2006, 11:46 PM   #45
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Now eveybody regularly cleans and/or has replaced their 2nd air filter haven't they?
theres a 2nd airfilter ?
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