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Old 12-15-2011, 04:35 PM   #57991
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Here are the pictures I took............I put the magnet through one of the mounting locations in the disk .....
that's a floating disc rivet, not for mounting bolts through. they expand and contract with heat to keep the rotor centered without being rigid.

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Thanks for that feedback about the 'sitting closer to the tank'.....
nuts on the tank, that's how you're supposed to ride the DR.

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i am not grifter, but... i went w/4500k...
mine are 6k, and too blue. while it looks fine at night, more white would be my preference. anything from 4800 to 5400k should be the right range for sunlight white.
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Old 12-15-2011, 05:51 PM   #57992
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t...mine are 6k, and too blue. while it looks fine at night, more white would be my preference. anything from 4800 to 5400k should be the right range for sunlight white...
as i said, mine, at 4500k are the bare acceptable limit for white, bordering on blue. if they had 4000k, i would have gotten that instead... some companies offer 4300k; i am ok w/my 4500k's; yust sayin'... the 3000k will be too yellow, the 3500k will be close to stock halogen color; mebbe a little yellower?

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Old 12-15-2011, 06:19 PM   #57993
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HID Lights

Excellent input Gents, thank you. I just need to decide between 4,500k or 5,000K now.
I ran an 8" halogen B-D light at night in Baja & liked the color, but it was interesting that some guys don't like how the whiter HID's wash out the shadows & depth of terrain.
My main consideration between 4500 & 5000 is not blinding traffic, as I'd like to point the headlight for max terrain coverage, but not blind little old ladies.
I'm stoked to be able to turn off the whole light with the high beam toggle -very cool feature when offroad, ditching, etc...

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Old 12-15-2011, 07:42 PM   #57994
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Howdy Grifter, I'm going to finally order a DDM kit today..are you happy with the 5000K or would you go a different color?
5K seems about right ... a touch Blue but not bad. 4500 would be fine too. I never get flashed with my HID 5000, only tiny adjustment required. Down the road reach of the light is very good.
Good luck!
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Old 12-15-2011, 11:12 PM   #57995
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DR650 does the LAB2V

Here is a video of my first attempt of the famous LAB2V 2011 on my DR650. 2 days, over 500 miles of dirt/deep sand and rock traveling from LA to Barstow to Las Vegas almost entirely off road. KTM's (of the smallish variety) were the bikes of choice but the DR pulled through most the the hard splits with only one soft spill through the first sand wash. After about 200 miles of deep sand I eventually got used to it - when in doubt, gas it! Enjoy...I did!

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Old 12-15-2011, 11:52 PM   #57996
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Great ride and video. Thanks for posting.

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Here is a video of my first attempt of the famous LAB2V 2011 on my DR650. 2 days, over 500 miles of dirt/deep sand and rock trveling from LA to Barstow to Las Vegas almost entirely off road. KTM's (of the smallish variety) were the bikes of choice but the DR pulled through most the the hard splits with only one soft spill through the first sand wash. After about 200 miles of deep sand I eventually got used to it - when it doubt, gas it! Enjoy...I did!

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Old 12-16-2011, 01:21 AM   #57997
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Go for an IMS (try Justgastanks.com)..360 kms +++. That standard tank will do 250 + kms, will that do your mate?
Man, I wish I got that out of mine!! 170 to reserve was what I got out of the standard tank. Have an IMS now and get about another 100 - 125k's. That new Acerbis looks great. Hopefully not as dear as the Safari!
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Old 12-16-2011, 01:32 AM   #57998
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Here is a video of my first attempt of the famous LAB2V 2011 on my DR650. 2 days, over 500 miles of dirt/deep sand and rock traveling from LA to Barstow to Las Vegas almost entirely off road. KTM's (of the smallish variety) were the bikes of choice but the DR pulled through most the the hard splits with only one soft spill through the first sand wash. After about 200 miles of deep sand I eventually got used to it - when in doubt, gas it! Enjoy...I did!


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Old 12-16-2011, 03:12 AM   #57999
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What vapor mount is that? I like it alot.
http://www.highwaydirtbikes.com/HDB_...let_protectors

You can get the billet protector to suit the Vapor with and without the dash.
This is the one for with the vapor dash and warning lights.



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Old 12-16-2011, 07:35 AM   #58000
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Here is a video of my first attempt of the famous LAB2V 2011 on my DR650. 2 days, over 500 miles of dirt/deep sand and rock traveling from LA to Barstow to Las Vegas almost entirely off road. KTM's (of the smallish variety) were the bikes of choice but the DR pulled through most the the hard splits with only one soft spill through the first sand wash. After about 200 miles of deep sand I eventually got used to it - when in doubt, gas it! Enjoy...I did!


Very nice. Looks like a lot of fun.
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Old 12-16-2011, 08:09 AM   #58001
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Here is a video of my first attempt of the famous LAB2V 2011 on my DR650. 2 days, over 500 miles of dirt/deep sand and rock traveling from LA to Barstow to Las Vegas almost entirely off road.
Looks like a good test for the DR. I liked the Red Rocks best. What if any suspension mods do you have?

One other question, How do you get back to the truck? It seems to me that you are 300 miles from the start.
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Old 12-16-2011, 08:44 AM   #58002
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Here is a video of my first attempt of the famous LAB2V 2011 on my DR650. 2 days, over 500 miles of dirt/deep sand and rock traveling from LA to Barstow to Las Vegas almost entirely off road. KTM's (of the smallish variety) were the bikes of choice but the DR pulled through most the the hard splits with only one soft spill through the first sand wash. After about 200 miles of deep sand I eventually got used to it - when in doubt, gas it! Enjoy...I did!
I really enjoyed the video!
Looks like you had a great time!
Good good job on the editing and music choices

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Old 12-16-2011, 08:44 AM   #58003
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Very cool! What time of year does that ride take place?
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Old 12-16-2011, 09:01 AM   #58004
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Very cool! What time of year does that ride take place?
http://www.labarstowvegas.com/

That crazy interweb is full of interesting information.
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