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Old 01-10-2012, 06:55 AM   #58831
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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?

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Old 01-10-2012, 07:36 AM   #58832
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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, 07:43 AM   #58833
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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, 08:13 AM   #58834
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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, 08:52 AM   #58835
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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, 09:24 AM   #58836
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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, 10:03 AM   #58837
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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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Old 01-10-2012, 10:13 AM   #58838
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Muffler wrap

So I have been riding with my new FMF powerbomb and see that it gets much hotter (or so it appears) than what I was used to with the stock muffler. It scares me a little but runs purrrrrrfect and have seen a nice low end power increase. Not to mention wheelie heaven! So I was thinking about wrapping the muffler, but don't know if this will increase engine heat or not. As it stands now the vapor shows temps nearing 310 degrees when idling and when really on an uphill push for extended periods. What are some thoughts here about the wrap? Any ideas? Has anyone done this before with the same exhaust? Thanks in advance John
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Old 01-10-2012, 10:37 AM   #58839
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+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.

A bigger tank will probably be my next move too. I have done 3k miles with the Rotopax mounted there. May not be ideal but I have yet to puncture it. When I know we will be riding offroad I usually put it on the tailrack.
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Old 01-10-2012, 11:01 AM   #58840
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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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The IRC-GP1 front that was on my DR when I bought it in August was not at all confidence-inspiring in sand. I have a new MT-21 front at home to mount when things warm up. I plan to keep the Mefo Explorer rear for now, and see how it does with a more aggressive front before I consider a change in the rear. I don't enjoy D606s on the road.
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Old 01-10-2012, 11:21 AM   #58841
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My only experience with the 606's was on road, about 70 miles on an F8GS - a little slab, a lot of twisty secondary, and they about made me pee a time or two. The Pirelli's are actually quite confidence inspiring, and let you know when your at their lean/speed threshold progressively, and without drama.
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Old 01-10-2012, 11:33 AM   #58842
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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 just don't know how some of you guys do it. I mean I don't even get 3.5K miles out of a Pilot Road on my Strom. Never come close to 3K on ANY 50/50 dual sport tire I've ever tried. Never got 1.5K out of any knobbie. Now I just picked up a DR and even if I can get twice the milage on it that I get out of a tire on my 690 or my 450 EXC that still won't even come anywhere close to what you're getting
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Old 01-10-2012, 02:28 PM   #58843
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I just don't know how some of you guys do it. I mean I don't even get 3.5K miles out of a Pilot Road on my Strom. Never come close to 3K on ANY 50/50 dual sport tire I've ever tried. Never got 1.5K out of any knobbie. Now I just picked up a DR and even if I can get twice the milage on it that I get out of a tire on my 690 or my 450 EXC that still won't even come anywhere close to what you're getting
I'm running Shinko 005 Advance on my GS5 and I notice little wear at 3000 miles.My bike is a fat pig that is rode hard and put up wet.Shinko 005 Advance is a repop of the older pilot tires.The compound is between sport touring and sport riding.I get good lean.Even more if it wasn't for that pesky center stand.I don't think I have ever gotten under 6000 on a rear tire.I mostly average 8000 miles.
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Old 01-10-2012, 02:54 PM   #58844
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Urbanized my DR650

This is pic with my latest urban accessories. Yesterday first day to really own and ride my DR650, battery was dead. Battery was an 08 with 900 miles. Guess it served it's purpose to previous owner. Must have sat too long at the dealer. Proper burial, new AGM blemished battery installed from Ellis Battery 50.00. New windshield from Harley Sportster, new mirrors, taken from XL500R, seat cover from Walmart, and various stickers.
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Old 01-10-2012, 03:04 PM   #58845
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You are kidding with that windshield, right?
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