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Old 02-01-2013, 09:28 AM   #73351
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What's the effect of lowering the front suspension slightly without the same in the rear, meaning what if the rear is stock and you lower the front by 1/2" - 1". Is it quicker or slower turn-in, or something else entirely?
Lowering typically helps keep the front planted and reduces wash out. Quicker steering. Its the same principle as sitting up by the gas tank when turning in the dirt.

I'm told too much lowering can increase tenancy to get in to a tank slapper, but never experienced that myself. Also too much lowering plus soft springs can lead to a front end tuck when in the loose stuff in turns.

I typically lower all my dual-sport front ends by 3/8-3/4". It helps turn in and overall stability on dirt/gravel. 1" is a bit excessive. At some point you will lower enough that your dust seals and upper edge of the fork tube will run in to the lower triple clamp instead of bottoming out in the oil lock piece. Not only would this be very jarring, but would probably damage something. If I lower more than 1/2" i typically pull the springs and let the fork collapse all the way down to check that the fork seals will not impact the lower triple.
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Old 02-01-2013, 09:36 AM   #73352
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Hi, I have sold my DR650, moved on to a KTM 990 Adventure. DR650 is a great bike, it gave me lots of satisfactions, but it was time to try something new. Anyhow I have a whole bunch of accessories for sale.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=20627086&postcount=1

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Old 02-01-2013, 09:51 AM   #73353
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Thanks. After having my suspension rebuilt; emulators, springs, rear shock shaft assembly and spring, it seems my bike turns in much faster. My bike was factory lowered at the time I bought it and I rode it that way for over a year.

I don't think the aftermarket rear shock assembly allows for the rear to be lowered as much as it's capable of being lowered with stock parts and it got me thinking that maybe it's slightly taller in the rear than it was, while the front is lowered the same as it was prior to having the suspension work done. It wouldn't be much of a difference, but I thought it might account for part of the difference in turn-in. I guess I had too much changed at once to pin it down exactly. The bike just rides much more like a dirt bike than it did.
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Old 02-01-2013, 10:14 AM   #73354
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Thanks. After having my suspension rebuilt; emulators, springs, rear shock shaft assembly and spring, it seems my bike turns in much faster. My bike was factory lowered at the time I bought it and I rode it that way for over a year.

I don't think the aftermarket rear shock assembly allows for the rear to be lowered as much as it's capable of being lowered with stock parts and it got me thinking that maybe it's slightly taller in the rear than it was, while the front is lowered the same as it was prior to having the suspension work done. It wouldn't be much of a difference, but I thought it might account for part of the difference in turn-in. I guess I had too much changed at once to pin it down exactly. The bike just rides much more like a dirt bike than it did.
The lowering for the rear is all in which hole you put the bolt through... that shouldn't have changed with the rebuild.

When your forks were done, did the guy put the spacer on top (stock ride height) or under the damper rod (lowered)?

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Old 02-01-2013, 10:39 AM   #73355
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Old 02-01-2013, 10:59 AM   #73356
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Hey Jeff - ProCycle,

Do you offer shorter or have found shorter fork boots that compensate when using a fork brace? The stock boots have to be pushed up a good bit to sit above the fork brace. Do your aftermarket fork boots fit better with a fork brace?

Thanks Bill

ps if you can find the supplier for this cap http://www.vstroma.com/oilfillercap.htm it fits the DR perfectly (the exact same cap used on the DR & Vstrom. i compared when i owned both bikes at the same time) and this cap is a great security cap for RTW travelers. have it on my bike - see pic below.

here are the pricier options:
http://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/1...rom-DL650-1000
http://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/P...rom-DL650-1000

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Old 02-01-2013, 11:06 AM   #73357
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Hey Jeff - ProCycle,

Do you offer shorter or have found shorter fork boots that compensate when using a fork brace? The stock boots have to be pushed up a good bit to sit above the fork brace. Do your aftermarket fork boots fit better with a fork brace?

Thanks Bill
Replace 'em with the neoprene fork skins instead. I use those and love 'em.

Word of caution -- if you're running the factory lowered setup, the fork brace will likely hit the underside of your fender. I discovered this the hard way; ended up selling off the brace.

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Old 02-01-2013, 11:06 AM   #73358
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Tell us more about that seat, looks wide & comfy.
It's a Fischer custom. I like it a lot.


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Old 02-01-2013, 11:18 AM   #73359
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Hi, I have sold my DR650, move on to a KTM 990 Adventure. DR650 is a great bike, it gave me lots of satisfactions, but it was time to try something new. Anyhow I have a whole bunch of accessories for sale.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...6&postcount=27
oh that gsxr muffler is rare find.
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Old 02-01-2013, 11:24 AM   #73360
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Hi, I have sold my DR650, move on to a KTM 990 Adventure. DR650 is a great bike, it gave me lots of satisfactions, but it was time to try something new. Anyhow I have a whole bunch of accessories for sale.

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Old 02-01-2013, 11:30 AM   #73361
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I'm looking at a tank bag too and am now interested in the giant Loop Fandango bag http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Giant-Loo...#ht_584wt_1085 which is waterproof (more than the worlfman tank bag).

How do you think they'd fit on the safari tank? I'm someone that likes to watch the speedo as much as possible but if its blocking my view of how fast I'm going, well it makes Mr Policeman more interested in me
You won't have any problems seeing the speedo at all with the Fandango. Mine is on an IMS tank, but don't think the Safari is any higher and both tanks position the bag far enough back that it isn't anywhere near the line of sight. I'm also a speedo watcher and have never had any issues with it.

Here's a pic of mine set up for riding the TAT last summer and you can see how low the front of the bag is compared to the bars and speedo:



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Old 02-01-2013, 11:52 AM   #73362
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[QUOTE=Northyork;20625936]Hi, I have sold my DR650, move on to a KTM 990 Adventure. DR650 is a great bike, it gave me lots of satisfactions, but it was time to try something new. Anyhow I have a whole bunch of accessories for sale.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...86&postcount=1/QUOTE]


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The black dot on the side of the muffler is from the rubber bumper on the number plate





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Old 02-01-2013, 12:14 PM   #73363
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You won't have any problems seeing the speedo at all with the Fandango. Mine is on an IMS tank, but don't think the Safari is any higher and both tanks position the bag far enough back that it isn't anywhere near the line of sight. I'm also a speedo watcher and have never had any issues with it.

Here's a pic of mine set up for riding the TAT last summer and you can see how low the front of the bag is compared to the bars and speedo:



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What type of gas cap are you using with that setup? Did you get a self-venting cap or is the bag positioned behind the gas cap?
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Old 02-01-2013, 12:26 PM   #73364
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PM sent about AMP oil guard

I have sent you a reply. The original link stopped working (I posted in the wrong place and moderator deleted it) Here is the new link http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...86&postcount=1
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Old 02-01-2013, 12:29 PM   #73365
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I'm using the stock IMS gas cap with a shorty vent tube and check valve. It is pushed forward by the tank bag, but there is enough room there so it doesn't pinch and fits just fine. It's also very easy to refuel with the Fandango, just unzip the bag from the base about 3/4 of the way and flop it over, the bag just hangs off the zipper.

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