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Old 12-24-2011, 04:46 PM   #58231
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And the advantage to Sumo-ing a DR650?

If you actually plan to go Super Moto racing ... then great. Makes sense. If you have lots and lots of perfectly smooth, tight mountain corners in Minnesota ... and you think you are fast .... well then, once again go that way.

But a 21" has several advantages. Typical dual sport tires work very well on wet roads and wick away water better than sport tires. They also perform far better in gravel or mud strewn corners on paved roads.

For just commuting or long highway tours ... no difference other than 21" tires will last longer and are cheaper than 17" sport bike tires.
The fact is ... a decent rider on a stock DR650 with stock tires can achieve fairly decent corner speeds and get well leaned over. When the bumpy parts come along mid corner the 21" tire will handle it better and if sliding happens, it's easier go into flat track savior mode to recover.
Than of course there is off road.
I moved from Minneapolis, MN to San Jose, CA in 1982. I moved because in MN, there are only four corners in the entire state that aren't perpendicular intersections, and there are *no* mountains. Plus, there are only two seasons: Winter, and road construction. And mosquitos - lots of 'em weigh as much as a small bird.

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Old 12-24-2011, 08:12 PM   #58232
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Who's relocated or moved their key ignition anywhere?
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Old 12-25-2011, 12:45 AM   #58233
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It will be moved to the frame next.

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Old 12-25-2011, 03:06 AM   #58234
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I did. Used a different switch though

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Old 12-25-2011, 06:06 AM   #58235
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That is a very clean, efficient looking setup.
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Old 12-25-2011, 08:22 AM   #58236
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Has anybody ever dealt with this crazy looking deal? Looks comfortable.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Suzuki-DR650...item1c200b5ab6
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Old 12-25-2011, 09:09 AM   #58237
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Has anybody ever dealt with this crazy looking deal? Looks comfortable.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Suzuki-DR650...item1c200b5ab6
The DR is not a cruiser, I don't think that seat would work very well for dual sport riding. Next thing you"ll be wanting to add ape hangers to your DR.
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Old 12-25-2011, 09:42 AM   #58238
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The DR is not a cruiser, I don't think that seat would work very well for dual sport riding. Next thing you"ll be wanting to add ape hangers to your DR.
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Old 12-25-2011, 10:18 AM   #58239
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Has anybody ever dealt with this crazy looking deal? Looks comfortable.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Suzuki-DR650...item1c200b5ab6
kind of ugly, but i bet it rides great, i'm past looks , i like what works
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Old 12-25-2011, 10:22 AM   #58240
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kind of ugly, but i bet it rides great, i'm past looks , i like what works
I was thinking of Blue's XR 650 seat... It sure doesn't hold him back. Wish I could find that pic.
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Old 12-25-2011, 02:58 PM   #58241
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I have been using an Airhawk pad, works well. That seat looks like a Gold Wing seat for the DR. I would try it.
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Old 12-25-2011, 03:02 PM   #58242
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Has anybody ever dealt with this crazy looking deal? Looks comfortable.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Suzuki-DR650...item1c200b5ab6
Looks like a giant black maxi pad thing........with wings....
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Old 12-25-2011, 03:09 PM   #58243
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Looks like a giant black maxi pad thing........with wings....
That is EXACTLY what I thought when I first saw it.....
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Old 12-25-2011, 03:41 PM   #58244
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It will be moved to the frame next.

Did you re-use an existing bracket or fab your own to move it left? And did you do anything with the remaining ignition bracket off the triple?
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Old 12-25-2011, 04:25 PM   #58245
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Nice bikes ya'll got there. Here's mine.. also a DR650, or not...















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