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Old 12-25-2012, 05:11 PM   #72181
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Merry Christmas everyone!

I like the dog hidden away down the bottom of the pic.

If your bike is inside, it must be cold over there? In Oz, our xmas days was a sweltering 33c - a water fight pursued.

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Old 12-25-2012, 11:16 PM   #72182
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So here I am looking at about 9 months till my time in the military (28 yrs) by the time its done, to finish it all. Due to the way it is with the Canadian Forces I am entitled to 2 yrs of training to allow myself a second career. So I am leaning towards a basic motorcycle engine course followed by a Spanish and photography course. With those done I am looking at a Tour guide rider or support truck driver. The bike a DR 650 2011 is coming together slowly and steadily.
The bike is relativity bulletproof with most of the weak spots known and easy to watch and fix. I am looking at getting a stock of known expendable parts and getting them laid away so my brother can get them to me so I will have an on hand supply or have him ship em to a place I will be. swap out the old ones install the new ones then I will have spares for the next leg. I am trying to figure out the few bits and pieces Hard vs Soft Luggage I know I want a hard box up top at least for secure storage for camera / laptop and a few other odds .
I have seen others doing the same with a solar powered charger made for the box top for charging the electronics. This is to take the strain off the under powered DR charging system roughly 400 watts for a BMW vs the 200 for a DR. As a Canadian I am looking for info on riders who have done rides on their own bikes and would like to know about Carnert De Pass for bringing Bikes through countries and who to contact how much these run for various countries. I am always looking for useful info on places to avoid and places to hit.
If i do my planning now I hope to get it all together before my time is up so I can make a clean break. From there I can live life as a leaf in the wind .
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Old 12-26-2012, 12:16 AM   #72183
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So here I am looking at about 9 months till my time in the military (28 yrs) by the time its done, to finish it all. Due to the way it is with the Canadian Forces I am entitled to 2 yrs of training to allow myself a second career. So I am leaning towards a basic motorcycle engine course followed by a Spanish and photography course. With those done I am looking at a Tour guide rider or support truck driver. The bike a DR 650 2011 is coming together slowly and steadily.
The bike is relativity bulletproof with most of the weak spots known and easy to watch and fix. I am looking at getting a stock of known expendable parts and getting them laid away so my brother can get them to me so I will have an on hand supply or have him ship em to a place I will be. swap out the old ones install the new ones then I will have spares for the next leg. I am trying to figure out the few bits and pieces Hard vs Soft Luggage I know I want a hard box up top at least for secure storage for camera / laptop and a few other odds .
I have seen others doing the same with a solar powered charger made for the box top for charging the electronics. This is to take the strain off the under powered DR charging system roughly 400 watts for a BMW vs the 200 for a DR. As a Canadian I am looking for info on riders who have done rides on their own bikes and would like to know about Carnert De Pass for bringing Bikes through countries and who to contact how much these run for various countries. I am always looking for useful info on places to avoid and places to hit.
If i do my planning now I hope to get it all together before my time is up so I can make a clean break. From there I can live life as a leaf in the wind .
Tour Guide eh? So ... you want that dream job that me and about 10,000 other ADV Riders want! Nice work if you can get it!

A friend and I looked into starting our own dual sport touring company about 12 years ago. In the process we looked at other companies out there ... like the half dozen or so outfits that run Baja tours. Pretty competitive and not all make money. In some cases the guides are also principles in the company.

Seems the guys who make the MOST are guys running Harley tours ... especially those doing full package tours for Euros coming over to see all the usual sites in the USA. (Death Valley, Disneyland, Grand Canyon ect ect)

Outfits like Edelweiss and Ron Ayers ... I imagine guides are well paid. Most of those guides are fluent in 3 or 4 languages and some are Master mechanics ...usually BMW's.

To Get Started ....

I would start hanging out over on Horizon's Unlimited and HUBB. Buy Grant and Susan's fabulous CD's and just start reading. It's FAR more useful than ADV Rider for really learning the nuts and bolts of setting up for travel.

One of THOUSANDS of things you'll quickly learn on the HUBB is that you do not need a Carnet for any of Mexico, Central or South America. As time goes on, seems fewer countries require a Carnet.

Horizon's and HUBB will provide thousands of such tips.

Prepping the DR650 is very easy. It's a natural traveler and is one of the:
1. least expensive to buy and set up.
2. One of the most reliable and nearly maintenance free.
3. Makes one of the very best travel bikes in the world.

Have fun!
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Old 12-26-2012, 06:23 AM   #72184
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Plenty of reading to do on endless sites. These two are DR specific and may be of some help. Congrats on a successful career and service. Enjoy.
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Old 12-26-2012, 03:19 PM   #72185
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Added a 12v outlet, and the gsxr is finally fitted. PS there is uncut keys on ebay for 1.60 a piece, i got a couple and they work good.





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Old 12-26-2012, 03:21 PM   #72186
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Pretty quiet around here...

Maybe this will liven up the party a bit.

That my friends is a 10mm over stroker DR650 crankshaft with custom made Carillo rod getting ready to go into the DR900 DR-zilla motor.
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Old 12-26-2012, 03:28 PM   #72187
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I'm confused. Won't the additional stroke increase torque?
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Old 12-26-2012, 03:30 PM   #72188
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Maybe this will liven up the party a bit.

That my friends is a 10mm over stroker DR650 crankshaft with custom made Carillo rod getting ready to go into the DR900 DR-zilla motor.
That seems like a excellent way to bring some life to the party
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Old 12-26-2012, 04:24 PM   #72189
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I'm confused. Won't the additional stroke increase torque?
Ya know, it just might do that!
As they say, there's no replacement for displacement.
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Old 12-26-2012, 04:26 PM   #72190
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Oh, I guess I'm not confused. Good luck and post up here or on your site so we all now how jealous to be.
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Old 12-26-2012, 05:02 PM   #72191
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That my friends is a 10mm over stroker DR650 crankshaft with custom made Carillo rod getting ready to go into the DR900 DR-zilla motor.
Ho Lee Shit! For the DR owner who thought they had it all!
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Old 12-26-2012, 06:08 PM   #72192
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Ya know, it just might do that!
As they say, there's no replacement for displacement.
What are you gonna do for a tranny and cooling?
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Old 12-26-2012, 06:44 PM   #72193
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What are you gonna do for a tranny and cooling?
I'm confident the stock trans will be up to it (with a billet 3rd gear set).
There's no reason to think it will need any more cooling than the current 790. It will gain a lot of internal cylinder area to shed heat. But really, a bigger motor doesn't just automatically make more heat. It depends on how hard you run it. With the longer stroke and more torque it should have an easy time of of it. In equal conditions a smaller lower powered motor has to be run harder to give the same performance as a larger more powerful motor.
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Old 12-26-2012, 06:55 PM   #72194
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Old 12-26-2012, 07:23 PM   #72195
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How much does nitrogen presure affect shock?

Is there much difference in shock damping or ride height from 140 psi to 160 psi in my DRZ400S shock on my DR650? Thanks, L D
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