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Old 05-17-2007, 03:01 PM   #4711
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The Obese One

Well I weighed the Obese on at the scales, this scale measures in 20 lb increments so it could be a little above or below, the Obese One weighs 580 lbs fully fueld and loaded. Tack on 240 lbs for me in atgatt and we are at 820 lbs gross.

Does this make my ass look fat?
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Old 05-17-2007, 03:03 PM   #4712
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Well I weighed the Obese on at the scales, this scale measures in 20 lb increments so it could be a little above or below, the Obese One weighs 580 lbs fully fueld and loaded. Tack on 240 lbs for me in atgatt and we are at 820 lbs gross.
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Old 05-17-2007, 03:33 PM   #4713
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Well I weighed the Obese on at the scales, this scale measures in 20 lb increments so it could be a little above or below, the Obese One weighs 580 lbs fully fueld and loaded. Tack on 240 lbs for me in atgatt and we are at 820 lbs gross.
The stock DR650 GVWR is only770lb! You better be careful so you don't break the rear subframe or something equally important. Good luck!
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Old 05-17-2007, 04:29 PM   #4714
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OK,
bar risers- done
K&N- done
airbox mod- done
14T front sprocket- done
re-jetting- this weekend
skid-plate- this weekend

eibach spring upgrade- question:

It looks as if the fork springs can be removed without removing the forks from the bike, just unload the front suspension and remove the caps by the look of it... Right???
Anyway, since the bike is new, how about the fork oil? Can I just leave it alone or should I get heavier / more, etc???

TIA,
Sounds like you're getting it together. What did you use for the bar risers and how do you like them?
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Old 05-17-2007, 04:37 PM   #4715
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I have a question, for anyone that has bought the corbin seat. I was looking at their website and it looks like if you want to go with the Ims tank, you need to get a different one, but I was wondering if the seat for the Ims tank will fit the stock tank, so one doesn't have to do so many upgrades at once. Also, will the big Aqua tank or whatever it is called " from Austrailia" work with the corbin seat? Sorry, I have to many questions bouncing around in my head right now.
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Old 05-17-2007, 04:38 PM   #4716
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The stock DR650 GVWR is only770lb! You better be careful so you don't break the rear subframe or something equally important. Good luck!
Yeah. That's about the weight of my 1150GS.

Go around pot holes rather than over/thru them. Keep those tahrs pumped up.
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Old 05-17-2007, 04:57 PM   #4717
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Sounds like you're getting it together. What did you use for the bar risers and how do you like them?
Used the RoxRisers P2-S/S from roxspeedfx.com

See here...

I like 'em OK so far; but, just put 'em on last night. Probably gonna change the stock bars, too- They're in the right spot now; but, still not what I would call confidence inspiring in their construction...
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Old 05-17-2007, 05:25 PM   #4718
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$40 Seat Upholestry (Tweaks & Impressions)

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Ok, So I've got close to two weeks, and about 500 (~350 in 1 day, 200+ dirt http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...=227476&page=3 ) miles since finishing my seat reupholestry.

After the first day, I thought my seat was tilted forward too much. Seemed like while riding I was holding myself back with my arms when sitting. So, I pulled the stock cover, got out the electric carving nife and recarved the top profile, starting thin at the back and taking of nearly nothing at the narrow front area. I remounted the seat with cover off on the bike and test fitted my while carving. The seat looks much more like the Corbin's I've seen. Anyways I restapled the cover and proceeded on my usual work rides, and put in a 13 hour ride last Saturday. My butt is happy now.

If I were to do it again, I would try a homogenous foam, highest density I could get my hands on. I like what I did, but the different foams in the composite foam I used made carving and sanding more difficult, and you can see little bumps in the cover from the different densities in the composite foam. Not noticible unless your up close and persnnel with the bike, and I can't feel it, sitting on it.

And for those of you interested in the surplus saddle bags, and home made frames....
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they worked great. I even dumped my bike once last weekend, no problems. Very pleased with the results, and other riders say they are rock solid in the rough stuff, and on the I-state at 80+.

Up next....... a set of DRZ/KLX cartridge forks I bought on fleebay, and will be installing once delivered.

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Old 05-17-2007, 05:40 PM   #4719
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Now about my indicator question?
G'Day Davo,

I run these little round blinkers. They are made entirely out of rubber and run wedge bulbs so they never seem to fail or get busted. Perhaps not the best choice for visability but I reckon they work well enough.


There are a couple of brands floating around but the MCS ones seem to work the best (photo from Ballards but most shops ought to be able to get them).

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Old 05-17-2007, 06:08 PM   #4720
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Well I weighed the Obese on at the scales, this scale measures in 20 lb increments so it could be a little above or below, the Obese One weighs 580 lbs fully fueld and loaded. Tack on 240 lbs for me in atgatt and we are at 820 lbs gross.

Make your braking plans early...
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Old 05-17-2007, 06:43 PM   #4721
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I have a question, for anyone that has bought the corbin seat. I was looking at their website and it looks like if you want to go with the Ims tank, you need to get a different one, but I was wondering if the seat for the Ims tank will fit the stock tank, so one doesn't have to do so many upgrades at once. Also, will the big Aqua tank or whatever it is called " from Austrailia" work with the corbin seat? Sorry, I have to many questions bouncing around in my head right now.
I've got one for the stock tank configuration and it is mounted with a Aqualine tank. I understand the IMS tank has a flatter front and there is a gap unless you get a pan for that tank from Corbin. I admit to being a bit sketchy, as I picked up the seat used.

The seat brackets were a bit too far back, but a little tug with water pump pliers and I got the seat to pull far enough forward to bolt up. The seat pan apparently tilted a bit too far forward,as there was a slight wrinkle in the leather at the bottom of the curve. That is now gone after getting rained on a couple of times.

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Old 05-17-2007, 06:56 PM   #4722
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Get some hand guards or cut off the ends of the levers, otherwise you will eventually loose one.
Good looking bike.
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Old 05-17-2007, 07:01 PM   #4723
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Get some hand guards or cut off the ends of the levers, otherwise you will eventually loose one.
Good looking bike.
Thanks for the complement. Your ride in Mexico was what convinced me that this was the right bike for me.

Handguards are next on the list. I have already bent the brake lever, but not bad enough to break.

Then springs ... bars ... rack ... 18 inch rear rim ... and on and on and on

Have y'all got VR's bike back? I was enjoying your ramble through the south.
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Old 05-17-2007, 07:01 PM   #4724
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Center Stand

Just got the new Twisted Throttle centerstand installed; only took about twenty minutes.



The pegs are now about 3/4" wider on each side due to the mounting bracketry.








One thing that is questonable, the rear tire is only 1/4" off the ground. It rotates freely, but I'm wondering if this will be enough.



All in all it's a quality unit and installs cleanly. And it doesn't clunk when you retract it like my GS. The bike is much more stable with this than the side stand. The wind isn't going to blow it over now.
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Old 05-17-2007, 07:14 PM   #4725
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Thanks for the complement. Your ride in Mexico was what convinced me that this was the right bike for me.

Handguards are next on the list. I have already bent the brake lever, but not bad enough to break.

Then springs ... bars ... rack ... 18 inch rear rim ... and on and on and on

Have y'all got VR's bike back? I was enjoying your ramble through the south.
We hope that her bike will be fixed this year. Yeah, that trip hit a wall pretty quick. Thanks for asking.

The 18" will help the short side stand thing. Other springs will help it even more.

My bike flopped over during a CC trip, while it was parked, and the front brake lever is still today a 'shorty'.

Any complaints with that tank?
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