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Old 01-09-2012, 10:17 PM   #58831
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A lot of DR riders run what is called a "mullet". They use different tires front and rear. A common one is an MT21 front with a D606 rear. The D606 supposedly lasts quite a while and runs pavement fairly well for as knobby as it is, but it's not usually the cheapest DOT knob around.
Just curious, but i don't see the D606 in the right size for rears. Seams only available in 130/90-17. Does this fit ok? Would add some more options over stock size.
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Old 01-09-2012, 10:19 PM   #58832
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Coming off an R1 I don't think he will like the staggered knobs on the D606, unless as he says it is mainly for dirt use. The D606 does lend it self to controlled slides on the pavement at fairly narrow lean angles, it is predictable after the first couple of times though.

I'm liking my Kenda Big Blocks but I don't do much mud riding.
Mainly going to be used for dirt roads and 4x4 trails. I have two other street bikes, so street performance is not critical (ie not intended use - little to no commuting to work), though I got a dual sport so i could get to the trails without my trailer.
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Old 01-09-2012, 10:29 PM   #58833
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Just curious, but i don't see the D606 in the right size for rears. Seams only available in 130/90-17. Does this fit ok? Would add some more options over stock size.
130 width fits fine. The 130/90 will be a bit taller than stock too, but it fits.

I run a 130 Kenda right now, but I don't remember what series. I've still got a lot of room though.
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Old 01-09-2012, 11:03 PM   #58834
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650 V-strom-DR650 trade

Any of you fine folks in DR land want to experience a 650 V-strom? I'm looking to trade. I have an 09 (original owner), 6500 miles, happy trails aluminum panniers, bigger screen, heated grips, skid plate, crash bars, center stand etc.. I'd need to find one in the north west and it would need to be pretty decent. My bike would be worth somewhere around $6000-. P.M. me if interested and I'll et you more details and some pics. Thanks
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Old 01-10-2012, 12:04 AM   #58835
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Just curious, but i don't see the D606 in the right size for rears. Seams only available in 130/90-17. Does this fit ok? Would add some more options over stock size.
A D606 130/17 is fine, good in sand.

But a true "Mullet" means a more street biased tire in the rear. Like a Pirelli Trail, Trail Wing, or other 50/50 type tire or road biased tire. This seems to be a popular combination when covering a wide range of terrain and have quite a bit of street riding in the mix. Rear knobbies wear out very quickly on the road. Fronts last very well. So the solution is a "Mullet", knobby front, street or 50/50 rear.

Front tire is the important one off road. You can brake and corner OK and handle most steep downhills and even some mud. The rear may slew around but just slow down. On the street watch the front on wet roads ... otherwise a pretty fair combo that lasts a long time. The TKC80 works good for me on the street on the DR650. Sticks better than you'd imagine it wlll ... but may break loose on wet road if you push it.
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Old 01-10-2012, 12:13 AM   #58836
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I'm running 130/90-17 rear, plenty of room. Instead of the 606, check out the Perelli Rally Cross, very similar tread design, real solid off road, slightly less fear inspiring on road... and a good bit cheaper in my experience.
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Old 01-10-2012, 01:23 AM   #58837
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for those running a DRZ400 rear shock, did you have to do anything to the airbox? Ive done a trial fit and it seems super tight in there like the shock could have some effects on the airbox down the road.
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Old 01-10-2012, 05:05 AM   #58838
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I'm running 130/90-17 rear, plenty of room. Instead of the 606, check out the Perelli Rally Cross, very similar tread design, real solid off road, slightly less fear inspiring on road... and a good bit cheaper in my experience.
+1 on the Pirellis. Quite a confidence inspiring tyre. A good allrounder,
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Old 01-10-2012, 05:55 AM   #58839
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How do i remove the seat on my DR650?

Supposed to unscrew 2 bolts at the rear?
Or remove the side panels first to access hidden bolts behind it?

Thanks!
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Old 01-10-2012, 06:36 AM   #58840
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How to remove the seat on my DR650:

1 - remove the side panels first to access hidden bolts
2 - unscrew 2 (12mm socket/wrench) bolts at the rear


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Old 01-10-2012, 06:43 AM   #58841
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i'd just spend the $ on a 5gal IMS tank and keep all your gas in 1 spot.
+1 on this. I had my Fuel Pack Jr. mounted in the same manner on my DR350SE (using the left passenger peg mounts). I fell on a particularly rocky trail in the Georgetown CO vicinity. I promptly holed my Fuel Pack and watched about a gallon of gas dribble out onto the rocks. Fortunately I didn't need it, to get where I was going. But, it would have sucked if I had to rely on the extra mileage the Fuel Pack capacity provided. Mount it on your rear rack, where it has a fighting chance of surviving a fall or go with a bigger main tank.
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Old 01-10-2012, 07:13 AM   #58842
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Yep
Thanks...

Anyone knows of anywhere that i can find a used GSXR1k Muffler?
Tried Ebay but couldnt find anything there...
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Old 01-10-2012, 07:52 AM   #58843
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Thanks...

Anyone knows of anywhere that i can find a used GSXR1k Muffler?
Tried Ebay but couldnt find anything there...
www.gixxer.com in the for sale section would probably be a good place to look.
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Old 01-10-2012, 08:24 AM   #58844
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Thanks...

Anyone knows of anywhere that i can find a used GSXR1k Muffler?
Tried Ebay but couldnt find anything there...
or, for not much money more, you can find a tsukigi muffler for a gsxr, either sst, alum or titanium.

these have been on ebay a while, the sellers may take a lower offer:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/290574579577
http://www.ebay.com/itm/200539491144
http://www.ebay.com/itm/350492363597

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Old 01-10-2012, 09:03 AM   #58845
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Shinko 700's are fine for mild trails too, I use them just like my past TKC-80's. They get the job done and are cheap, about $108 per set. When I'm traveling I like to do a reverse mullet, thats running a Shinko 705 on the rear for me. I like Anakees also, but I won't pay full price for them. I get an easy 6K from a 705 rear and around 4K with the 700.

I'm running 700's now:






The font has about 2000 miles on it and the rear is at 3400. I have about an 1/8" till the center bar is even with the tread blocks. The center bar is fairly thick, you can run them down to almost smooth with no issues. Its a thick, tough built tire. The one pictured is a 130 size, they cost about $53 per. The 120's are fine though, they cost $48 per.




I like the TKC-80's, they do well over all, but after trying the Shinkos I have not gone back due to cost.
Shinkos are much better on the gasoline fund.

With TKC tires:



Reverse Mullet:



I need to go for a ride, but its raining and cold today. Too muddy, its slicker than snot on a turtles back just on my dirt driveway....
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