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Old 10-29-2012, 07:27 PM   #70561
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Hmm, is that how that works? I'll look into it. Thanks.
a possible solution? (personally, w/the non-inwerted stock forks, i would think a brace would be a good mod anyway...):

http://www.ebay.com/itm/280930223405


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Old 10-29-2012, 07:31 PM   #70562
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I don't ride it hard enough to need a brace, but I'll go that route to get a low fender on it.
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Old 10-29-2012, 07:56 PM   #70563
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i made this from the shape of an old Bultaco Pursang fender, but used kevlar & C/F


I took her up to Gorman all day yesterday.
sure is a pig in soft sand

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Old 10-29-2012, 08:07 PM   #70564
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i made this from the shape of an old Bultaco Pursang fender, but used kevlar & C/F
Beautiful work!
If you went into production with that fender, I bet you could sell quite a few to the DR crowd!

Knobbies make a big difference in dry deep sand. It's still a pig but you can make it through most stuff with decent technique. It always takes me nearly a full day of sand riding to get my Mojo back for it and relax. After that, I do much better ... but that first day is always tough. My TKC 80's worked very well.
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Old 10-30-2012, 12:01 AM   #70565
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Gotcha. Yup, the pad needs to align with the heel of the existing pad. Any extensions are to the side or front.
Make sure the new foot bits align nicely with the ground.

The heel of a short stand is about 4mm or so off the ground on a full height bike.
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Old 10-30-2012, 12:03 AM   #70566
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How the hell do you get a fork seal to last that long?
They wear out?

116,000km so far and only a leak 40,000km ago I fixed with a feeler gauge seal clean...
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Old 10-30-2012, 12:11 AM   #70567
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But does anyone here think he is not overloaded?
There's a DR under there?
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Old 10-30-2012, 12:14 AM   #70568
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Okay, I can't find a satisfactory low fender for my DR650. All I can find are abbreviated fenders. Is there a low full-coverage fender out there for sale other than examples adapted with difficulty from other models?
KTM?
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Old 10-30-2012, 12:18 AM   #70569
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I would like someting that rides an inch or two more above the wheel than that.
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Old 10-30-2012, 02:05 AM   #70570
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Eh? Why the rollings mounds of luggage with wheels?

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Some may have seen Colebatch's epic report on yet another Sibirsky Extreme Adventure. See it here:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=834987

Below I've borrowed a couple pics and text from the report of our DR member's first and last day on the ride.

Colebatch blames the bike ... but looks to me like 'ol Rick is about 30 years older than Colebatch! Might have something to do with it. What' ya think guys?

And was the "Hip" issue a pre existing condition? If so, then Rick made a error there.
But Cole is right about Rick's DR being "top heavy" ... actually, I'd call it simply overloaded. Whatever, shame he only made it ONE DAY in the dirt before crapping out.
He's let down all 10 million DR650 Riders/ Readers on this thread!

Check out the thread, some of the best stuff on the ADV.
Why would somebody load down a bike like that then try to take it into gnarly off-road situations? That seems way more dangerous and frustrating then fun.......honestly if thats the kind of trek a person wants to go on, why not just take a jeep or equivilant instead and strap a small dirt bike on the back?
I've done multi-day trips, but I just load the back-pack with the bare necessities, and keep the bike light and agile like it should be for that kind of riding. I'll admit I don't camp out on the bike tho.....I have no desire to load my bike down to the point of being unrideable, then trying to make a gnarly ass dirt trip
True Camping is what 4-wheel drives are for.....and they'll haul a dirt bike on back no prob. The best of both worlds imo
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Old 10-30-2012, 02:17 AM   #70571
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I would like to go with thicker fork oil for my front fork. Found out there is only 10 and 15 and nothing in between. Anyone tell me what mixture I should use to get 12??
Just mix them both together at equal amounts, that should be close enough (12.5) you won't tell the difference.

I always run 15wt with spacers and 0.46 springs, works great for me (makes sure you leave atleast a 110mm air space.
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Old 10-30-2012, 02:42 AM   #70572
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I think this is an improved version of the chart I was looking for listed by highest to lowest viscosity. I'm using the Torco 15wt with some .70 Race Tech springs and like it alot.
Link to the PDF and props to Peter Verdone's website for having this available on a Google search.
Thanks. Will give it a try
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Old 10-30-2012, 05:04 AM   #70573
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Hey... I made a few posts on here at the end of last week asking whether a DR I was considering buying was a good deal or not... Thanks to everyone who responded.

Post Weekend UPDATE: I didn't end up getting the DR... The seller backed out. He and I had discussed trading. I had a fourwheeler to offer but he preferred cash or to trade for a golfcart. Some of the responders seemed to think the DR was a good deal... 2008 8500miles $2750 (bet he'd take lower!)... So I wanted to share the link for anyone interested. Hope the DR finds a good home.
http://charleston.craigslist.org/mcy/3257150956.html

I did however pick up a 2002 XR650L on Sunday and am happy with the trade/purchase. So although I'm not in the DR club... I'm happy to finally have a Thumper and am ready to start riding!!
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Old 10-30-2012, 05:36 AM   #70574
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any info on R3?



Anyone come across this r3 doo-dad in the wiring loom at the rear of the tank?

Appears to be a 2K2 resistor, connects to the Green/ Blue wire from the CDI unit & a Red/ black wire that disappears into the main loom.

Can't find any info in the manual.
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Old 10-30-2012, 06:28 AM   #70575
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I would like someting that rides an inch or two more above the wheel than that.

Picky picky. You will have to make your own I beileve.

That first fender pictured, if you flip it around backwards, might be the ticket.
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