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Old 02-20-2012, 02:50 AM   #60256
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Sell your motorcycles and get a bicycle problem solved, whats next? This is sad,we have a huge problem with men growing vagina's in America.
Guys with a mentality like yours are exactly why I call harleys "penis-extenders." Unlike you, I, and many others, give a shit about disturbing other people with loud bikes and keeping the DOT off our backs but you clearly missed that point, didn't you. The only thing that's sad here is your willingness to publicly articulate the idiocy of you comment.
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Old 02-20-2012, 03:36 AM   #60257
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You've just said what I and a lot of others have been

thinking and would have said if we bothered to take the time to.
Gotta roar loudly to prove we don't have that "vagina" doncha' know ...

Thanks.
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Old 02-20-2012, 04:09 AM   #60258
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What can you say about a guy who thinks a loud pipe somehow translates to his sexual organs?
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Old 02-20-2012, 04:51 AM   #60259
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Hi All,

I'm going to replace my rear rim with a 4,25 x 17.

What i want to know is if the rim will be drilled specifically for the DR or if it is possible to lace a standard rim to the DR hub?

Getting a new Excel/ Morad/ Warp9 rim would be nice, but new prices can be a bit steep.

If it's possible to use a 2nd hand one, that would give me more options. Also a standard rim would be easier to find for a good price online.

I would do the lacing myself.

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On the DR rear wheel the left side spokes run at different angles than the right side. That is because the cush drive makes the left side on the hub bigger in diameter. To have a properly laced wheel that is safe and strong the holes in the rim must be drilled at the correct angles for each side of the hub. If you build a DR rear wheel with a rim that is not drilled to match the spokes will have to bend instead of making a nice straight connection. A rim built this way is not strong or safe.
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Old 02-20-2012, 05:14 AM   #60260
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Hi Procycle,

Thanks, just what i (didn't) want to hear,

I'm not planning on doeing any FMX style jumps, but do like to have my technical bits be technically sound. So just have to get it correctly done by a wheel builder. So be it.

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Old 02-20-2012, 06:23 AM   #60261
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thinking and would have said if we bothered to take the time to.
Gotta roar loudly to prove we don't have that "vagina" doncha' know ...
Reportedly by Betty White:

“Why do people say "grow some balls"? Balls are weak and sensitive. If you wanna be tough, grow a vagina. Those things can take a pounding”
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Old 02-20-2012, 08:38 AM   #60262
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For myself, the stock DR exhaust has a more than satisfying sounding exhaust note, exiting through a substantive sized outlet, it's constructed of stainless steel and anchored via an oem rubber mount.
With my Kientech modded airbox / Jesse tweaked DynaJet kit, it pulls 16/42 roadie gearing like a bear and gets great mileage.

Count me amongst those, more than satisfied with the stock exhaust system !

And if I want substantive weight savings, I'll skip desserts...

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+1 I feel the same way about this. Of course those who spend a lot on upgrading their motorcycle will think the results are really worth what they spent. To each their own. I'll pocket the extra costs others are spending to buy new carbs, louder mufflers, new forks, expensive suspension mods, new lighting systems, new wheels, etc. and use it to ride more.
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Old 02-20-2012, 10:12 AM   #60263
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http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=470415 This post clearly demonstrates we can all sell our DR's and buy something less powerful, etc.

And as with many things, personal preference - and sometimes necessity - plays a role. For the riding I do, the suspension needed attention. I was raised by a mechanical engineer who presented me with my first two bikes in boxes. As a former aircraft mechanic, I enjoy wrenching and trying things out.

Everything past the suspension was a "want to" and I'm having fun with it & not disturbing others. Isn't that the point?

I am on the "quiet" side of the fence, even with the GSXR exhaust. I don't unnecessarily twist the throttle and shut down to let horses by (in the opposite direction - I'm not THAT slow)...
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Old 02-20-2012, 10:20 AM   #60264
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+1 I feel the same way about this. Of course those who spend a lot on upgrading their motorcycle will think the results are really worth what they spent. To each their own. I'll pocket the extra costs others are spending to buy new carbs, louder mufflers, new forks, expensive suspension mods, new lighting systems, new wheels, etc. and use it to ride more.
have you ever actually heard a gsxr or tsukigi can on a dr650? people who keep saying we shouldn't be making our bikes louder, have not heard them, i suspect.

yes, my bike has upgraded carb, upgraded (not loud) muffler, upgraded (not expensive) suspension, new lighting (that actually works when it is dark), new wheels (on the bike when i bought it - i wanted a motard, so that was a good thing), etc.

my bike runs fantastic, is set up the way i want it, and i have $4k total inwested in it. sure, i coulda kept the total inwestment <$2k, but it would be ridden less not more, cuz it wouldn't be nearly as nice a ride - my buell & ducati would be getting ridden more.

exactly how much do you have inwested in your dr650 - $4k or less? and, what exactly, is the point you are trying to make?

ymmv,

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Old 02-20-2012, 10:28 AM   #60265
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http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=470415 This post clearly demonstrates we can all sell our DR's and buy something less powerful, etc.

And as with many things, personal preference - and sometimes necessity - plays a role. For the riding I do, the suspension needed attention. I was raised by a mechanical engineer who presented me with my first two bikes in boxes. As a former aircraft mechanic, I enjoy wrenching and trying things out.

Everything past the suspension was a "want to" and I'm having fun with it & not disturbing others. Isn't that the point?
no, the point is, to spend less on the bike so you can ride it more, even if it is not as much fun for you. c'mon, get w/the program!!!

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Old 02-20-2012, 10:46 AM   #60266
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Dangit - missed the boat again!

I'll ad another category - "probably smart to have" - bash plate, case guards - especially on yesterday's ride.
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Old 02-20-2012, 10:59 AM   #60267
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Stock vs modded

Some (myself included) actually "enjoy" the process of making something more personal, almost as much as the riding. The process is as much a part of the fun as is riding the end result. It is all part of a hobby for me regardless of where the money is spent.

It is like my other interest of shooting\guns, I enjoy the re-loading and customizing part of the hobby every bit as much as the actual shooting.

Being loud just for the sake of being loud and having a "look at me" atitude has always annoyed me. But I certainly enjoy the sound of a fine running motorcycle. Hard to express the personal line for me, but I know it when I hear it --- like the teen who pulls up to you at the intersection and thinks everyone loves (or should love) the same music he does.


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Old 02-20-2012, 11:05 AM   #60268
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Old 02-20-2012, 11:16 AM   #60269
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Can anyone tell me how long the factory suzuki sidestand is, and or how long the shorty sidestand is?
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Old 02-20-2012, 11:16 AM   #60270
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Few bikes are more worthy of throwing money at, than the 96+ DR650 series, that's a given on this thread, regardless of the exhaust system utilized.

Trying to find a bare bones stock DR on this forum, would be a daunting task indeed.

Group hug all you DR aficionados and let's move on to oil preferences...

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