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Old 01-09-2012, 11:06 AM   #58831
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I hate to rub it in for all you northern types, but yesterday started in the low 50's, sunny and dry, here in central Florida, and it warmed up to the low 70's by the afternoon. It was awesome!

Man, I love this bike! Here's a link to some pictures that I just posted in the the Sandbox forum...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=754965

I'm starting get a little more comfortable riding in deep sand! Even on the stock Bridestones, the DR did great!

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I found the Deathwings terrible on sand and soon switched to D606s.... come ride with us in ONF
http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...26190&page=584 or at our winter meet http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=754348
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Old 01-09-2012, 11:35 AM   #58832
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I hate to rub it in for all you northern types, but yesterday started in the low 50's, sunny and dry, here in central Florida, and it warmed up to the low 70's by the afternoon. It was awesome!

Man, I love this bike! Here's a link to some pictures that I just posted in the the Sandbox forum...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=754965

I'm starting get a little more comfortable riding in deep sand! Even on the stock Bridestones, the DR did great!

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Well, here's our Sunday ride. A little different than yours I guess. Still gotta ride, never say too cold......
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Old 01-09-2012, 03:40 PM   #58833
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After doing a little research trying to find a Rotopax mounting options, I came across this and really like the way this has been mounted. Has anyone else done this? and/or Had any problems with this set-up? (passenger peg removed and rotopax mounted in its place)
As others have noted, how would you RIDE it, especially in the sand its parked on? Sand riding involves keeping your weight to the back, leaning back to keep the front light. Or down hills?

I made up these for water carrying and they are on the limits for me of leaning back. Just snag on scrub a bit at times in tighter going. The good bit is the weight is forward and low down. A bit vulnerable in a lay down, but untested in that respect as yet

They slide over the pegs and bolt to one peg mounting bolt and the extended seat bolts I made up in a minute or so.





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Old 01-09-2012, 04:11 PM   #58834
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After doing a little research trying to find a Rotopax mounting options, I came across this and really like the way this has been mounted. Has anyone else done this? and/or Had any problems with this set-up? (passenger peg removed and rotopax mounted in its place)
This setup has worked very well for me because the mounting holes of the Rotopax plate line up directly with the mounting holes of the passenger footpegs.

I have a Moose Racing Rack on the tail and sometimes put it on there too.
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Old 01-09-2012, 04:22 PM   #58835
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I'm starting get a little more comfortable riding in deep sand! Even on the stock Bridestones, the DR did great!
Yeah, the sand can be a bit challenging, especially on Deathwings at street pressures. The big DR handles it surprisingly well for as tall and heavy it is compared to a small enduro.

IF you air down to 15PSI it gets a little better, but wait until you can get some sand-friendly rubber on that thing. I found a 90/90-21 sand-snake knobby at Motorcycle Superstore for $20 last month. You may want to keep something like that on a spare wheel for strictly weekend use though, as it's not meant to be road-friendly.
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Old 01-09-2012, 04:23 PM   #58836
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This setup has worked very well for me because the mounting holes of the Rotopax plate line up directly with the mounting holes of the passenger footpegs.

I have a Moose Racing Rack on the tail and sometimes put it on there too.
Looking a bit closer at the pic, I guess that the most forward part of the Rotopax is quite low, and therefore probably not too dissimilar to what I did. No doubt, the mounting solution is elegant.

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Old 01-09-2012, 07:08 PM   #58837
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Man, I love this bike! Here's a link to some pictures that I just posted in the the Sandbox forum...


Looks like a fun ride. Time to get a skid plate and some handguards, maybe- before things start to get broken?


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Old 01-09-2012, 07:56 PM   #58838
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Well, I just picked up a 2000 DR650SE. First dirt bike. Did some dirt riding like 20 years ago on friend's 125/250's. Excited to find some good dirt roads and trails to test this thing out on. But first I need to find some new tires. Thinking the Pirelli MT21's will be my choice. I have two other road bikes (R1/FZ1), so my goal is to set up this DR for mainly offroad.
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Old 01-09-2012, 08:04 PM   #58839
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After doing a little research trying to find a Rotopax mounting options, I came across this and really like the way this has been mounted. Has anyone else done this? and/or Had any problems with this set-up? (passenger peg removed and rotopax mounted in its place)
Love the set up! Keeps it all down low and looks like it mounts securely. Can't see it being to much of a problem when riding.
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Old 01-09-2012, 08:41 PM   #58840
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i took the stock spacer and cut it down a small bit (to accommodate for the thickness of the intiminator body that is now sitting in their too) and end up with 13mm of preload.

unless i'm having a suspension brain fart that is how much the cap sits above the top of the upper suspension tube, with all the pieces (springs, washers, intiminators etc) in place and the upper tube fully extended.

it sits 13mm above it finally screwed in place and thus when i screw it down, it snugs down 13mm. that's how i understand preload.

is that correct anyone?

sounds like i have a slightly heavy spring and too much preload per all i have read.


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Just to clarify your post above, when you installed the Intiminators you removed the stock preload spacer and replaced it with a 13mm spacer?

That seems to be a significant reduction in preload?

I'm interested as I am running the Intiminators with the same oil weight and height as you but with 15mm removed from the stock spacer to account for the Intiminator height and find the improvement overall great, however I find them a bit harsh on seal with small bumps or joins between sections.
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Old 01-09-2012, 08:47 PM   #58841
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Well, I just picked up a 2000 DR650SE. First dirt bike. Did some dirt riding like 20 years ago on friend's 125/250's. Excited to find some good dirt roads and trails to test this thing out on. But first I need to find some new tires. Thinking the Pirelli MT21's will be my choice. I have two other road bikes (R1/FZ1), so my goal is to set up this DR for mainly offroad.
You bought the DR.Great.Mind if ask what kind of deal you got on it?I remember your earlier post.
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Old 01-09-2012, 08:51 PM   #58842
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After doing a little research trying to find a Rotopax mounting options, I came across this and really like the way this has been mounted. Has anyone else done this? and/or Had any problems with this set-up? (passenger peg removed and rotopax mounted in its place)
i'd just spend the $ on a 5gal IMS tank and keep all your gas in 1 spot.
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Old 01-09-2012, 08:54 PM   #58843
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i see your low 70s and raise you a high 70s here in mex

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I hate to rub it in for all you northern types, but yesterday started in the low 50's, sunny and dry, here in central Florida, and it warmed up to the low 70's by the afternoon. It was awesome!

Man, I love this bike! Here's a link to some pictures that I just posted in the the Sandbox forum...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=754965

I'm starting get a little more comfortable riding in deep sand! Even on the stock Bridestones, the DR did great!

More pics:

Withla1

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Old 01-09-2012, 09:02 PM   #58844
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i'd just spend the $ on a 5gal IMS tank and keep all your gas in 1 spot.
What?Shoot for some real mileage and get out there.7.9 gallon Safari tank.http://www.procycle.us/bikepages/dr650.html#bodyframe

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Old 01-09-2012, 09:07 PM   #58845
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Well, I just picked up a 2000 DR650SE. First dirt bike. Did some dirt riding like 20 years ago on friend's 125/250's. Excited to find some good dirt roads and trails to test this thing out on. But first I need to find some new tires. Thinking the Pirelli MT21's will be my choice. I have two other road bikes (R1/FZ1), so my goal is to set up this DR for mainly offroad.
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.
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