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Old 03-07-2013, 05:24 PM   #74431
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I think many of you guys are missing a grand opportunity to do wrist strengthening exercises!
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Old 03-07-2013, 05:52 PM   #74432
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Are you using the CB2 - 1 3/8" And Smaller Diameter Grips or Larger Diameter Grips?? I was going to get one of these ages ago but since I have Oxford Grips, not sure which size to get??

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The small one. I just measured my offroad grips at 1.25 in.
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Old 03-07-2013, 05:57 PM   #74433
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Any write ups out there on a DRZ key switch swap?

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Old 03-07-2013, 06:08 PM   #74434
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My DR is at 44,118 miles, not those wimpy kilometer thingies.
Jus checkin' to see if the Aussie and Kiwi riders are keepin' up.
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Old 03-07-2013, 06:12 PM   #74435
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What I like about it is it's adjustable to any position. Even completely out of the way. No modifications, so it comes right off at any time or goes right back on. And it cost nearly zero.
Loved mine on the DR. Got so I couldn't ride without it, on or off road.

I set it for a comfortable angle at whatever cruising speed I was doing.
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Old 03-07-2013, 06:16 PM   #74436
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Agree. I owned one for about an hour. It was fine when just cruising along on the highway but as soon as I hit the tight twisties, I kept bumping it (and adding throttle!) whenever I reached for the front brake. I threw the damn thing in the ditch before it killed me.
I tested one for 2 minutes and had to have it.
A few months later, the bike was being tested for a Warrant of Fitness by the guy who sold me the cramp buster. He slowed to a stop and then proceeded to nearly put it into the side of a parked car
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Old 03-07-2013, 06:49 PM   #74437
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3 words: throttle rocker original

I have & love the original design of the throttle rocker (angled in the palm area and no crappy strap like the #2). they were sued by crampbuster for the attachment method (molded plastic) and came out with the #2 (strap) which everyone hated. I bought a bunch from a guy who snapped up all (over a 1000 of them) the remaining originals.

The angle piece of the throttle rocker is key as it matches you palm shape.
I use mine everywhere and never take it off. I never find it gets in my way what so ever on the paved or dirt, so I'm not sure why others are all dorked up about using it? Comes off in a second if it bothers you during technical off-road stuff. Goes back on in a sec for long stretches.

Anyway I see version #1 (original) is back
I'm guessing Crampbuster's patent ran out.
Buy it! Your wrists will love love for it.

I've done some wicked long rides and all the other guys were complaining about their wrists being worn out. Not me. They of course previously laughed at my funny little device on my grip. i got the last laugh.

http://shop.throttlerocker.com/
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Throttle-Roc...-/230815583938

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any of you try one of these?






http://www.cyclegear.com/eng/product...rol/web1001431

I put one on for my Blue Ridge Parkway ride and have not wanted to take it off.

It slips on over the grip and you position it so the heel of your palm presses it down. That way you can relax your grip and still keep the throttle open. I don't even notice it while riding tough offroad stuff. Got it on sale for half that price. a bargain if you ask me.
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Old 03-07-2013, 07:12 PM   #74438
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Hello,
Just had a question that I am positive has been asked till some of you have puked but.... what would you recommend for a 60/40 (paved/dirt) rider on the 650? I commute during the week on paved and hit the trails and dirt all weekend. During commuting I average speeds around 60 M.P.H. Thanks in advance, sorry if I'm beating dead horse
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Old 03-07-2013, 07:38 PM   #74439
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Hello,
Just had a question that I am positive has been asked till some of you have puked but....


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What would you recommend for a 60/40 (paved/dirt) rider on the 650? I commute during the week on paved and hit the trails and dirt all weekend. During commuting I average speeds around 60 M.P.H. Thanks in advance.
Hi & welcome.

I run a DOT knobby on the front and it looks like I'll be running another Shinko 244 on the rear (no sand, no mud). The 244 gets good mileage and is 'really inexpensive'. If a knobby wears too fast, try the 244 on the front, too.

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Sorry if I'm beating dead horse
This thread is almost 75,000 posts long: we've beaten several dead horses.
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Old 03-07-2013, 08:47 PM   #74440
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Old bars / new bars comparison.

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Old 03-07-2013, 08:51 PM   #74441
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are your grips wrapped in rope?
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Old 03-07-2013, 08:55 PM   #74442
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are your grips wrapped in rope?
Yeah, he's weird. (ducking) :)

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Old 03-07-2013, 09:00 PM   #74443
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Hello,
Just had a question that I am positive has been asked till some of you have puked but.... what would you recommend for a 60/40 (paved/dirt) rider on the 650? I commute during the week on paved and hit the trails and dirt all weekend. During commuting I average speeds around 60 M.P.H. Thanks in advance, sorry if I'm beating dead horse
I was thinking you were asking about tires, but I wasn't sure.

I'm liking the Kenda K270 rear that I spooned on last weekend. It's a little more expensive than the Kenda K761 I ran twice before, but it's a bit dirtier. It's very similar to the Shinko 244 mentioned before, but slightly more aggressive. Both Kenda rears are under $80, and some people get over 10K miles from them. I got 6k miles from both of my K761 rears, but I didn't run them bald. They probably have another 1000-2000 miles left in them for pavement running. I'll be happy with the K270 rear if it lasts 6K miles or more. It handles slab, street, and sand just fine so far. Another popular rear is the Dunlop D606, but don't expect 6K+ miles out of the D606 DOT knob on pavement.

For the front, I use a Shinko 244 for commuting, trips, and easy dirt. It doesn't squirm as much on pavement as the K270 front reportedly does. I like it on pavement, and it's very inexpensive. If I'm going to be doing a lot of dirt though, I swap on an aggressive knobby. Even some MX knobbies can last a while on the front, but many really don't handle well on pavement, especially in turns and/or at speed. XC and/or DOT knobs can be a bit better. Popular front knobs are the Pirelli MT21 and the XCMH. I run a cheap AMS Sand Snake MX, but I take it easy in paved turns. It seems to last OK on pavement for such a cheap and aggressive knob, and it slices through sand and mud like a pizza cutter, so I don't mind the pavement tradeoff. The Pirelli DOT knobs mentioned above seem to do pretty well in our sand and mud too, but they aren't as cheap.
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Old 03-07-2013, 09:04 PM   #74444
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Okay, since tires have come up once again, I'll go ahead and ask... has anybody here run the Kenda Big Block on the DR650? I know people like it on bigger bikes like the KTM 990 Adventure, but I'm curious if it works well/wears well on the lighter DR?

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Old 03-07-2013, 09:10 PM   #74445
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are your grips wrapped in rope?
If you were used to as big of a johnson as I have, you'd hate gripping tiny Japanese grips too.

I've explained it enough ( http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=867475 ) , and while I may change the rope out for a different color, I won't ever go to foam grips again (unless they really change the density and overall diameter).

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Yeah, he's weird. (ducking) :)

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