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Old 03-12-2013, 04:47 PM   #74656
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Anyone marked off their IMS tank? I have a clear tank and was wondering if a regular sharpie would stay on there.
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Old 03-12-2013, 04:56 PM   #74657
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I like to run mine to turn over just a little faster than you do, ER70S-2. I find cruising on the freeway at about 75 (GPS speed, almost 80 on the speedo) is comfortable with the 15T stock sprocket.

With the 14T I prefer to go 67-68 GPS (73 speedo).

I just did several back to back highway days on my way south at 70-75 all day. It always surprises me how smoothly and stably the DR650 does on the big roads doing moderately high mileages. Gotta love this bike.

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Hi Shu:

My numbers are GPS, I should have mentioned that for the inmates and edited my post to add that info. The GPS is my favorite electronic toy, I only use the stock speedo for total mileage and reset the odo at each gas fill.

I hope your trip continues trouble free. At least the failure happened close to the border. (BMW not the DR for those that missed it earlier).

It got all the way up to 38* here today.
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Old 03-12-2013, 05:21 PM   #74658
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Anyone marked off their IMS tank? I have a clear tank and was wondering if a regular sharpie would stay on there.
Since the IMS has a glossy finish, I'll be curious to know if it does stay marked. I just got a natural color Acerbis which has a matte finish. I think it's going to keep every finger print I put on it. I mark the magazines for my XDM with a Sharpie and they need refreshing on occassion.

Are you going to mark it with the bike vertical or on the sidestand?
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Old 03-12-2013, 05:26 PM   #74659
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Since the IMS has a glossy finish, I'll be curious to know if it does stay marked. I just got a natural color Acerbis which has a matte finish. I think it's going to keep every finger print I put on it. I mark the magazines for my XDM with a Sharpie and they need refreshing on occassion.

Are you going to mark it with the bike vertical or on the sidestand?
Vertical. I'll mark it with a sharpie unless someone has a better idea. Wouldn't be the first time :)
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Old 03-12-2013, 05:32 PM   #74660
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Vertical. I'll mark it with a sharpie unless someone has a better idea. Wouldn't be the first time :)
Use the 'Industrial' Sharpie. It will last better than the standard marker.
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Old 03-12-2013, 06:16 PM   #74661
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They do make a oil based type sharpie,don't think it would last long though.
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Old 03-12-2013, 06:20 PM   #74662
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Anyone marked off their IMS tank? I have a clear tank and was wondering if a regular sharpie would stay on there.


Big ol, black magic marker works better than anything else I've tried. It stays on pretty good when gas splashes on it but everything wears off pretty quickly from your legs rubbing on it.

On the other hand, it's not too hard to re-do every now and then.

I marked mine with the bike vertical so I could judge it on the fly.

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Old 03-12-2013, 06:33 PM   #74663
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TEX76, I have marked gallons on my clear IMS tank with a Sharpie. I have to renew the marks every once in a while. I like being able to look and see about how much is left in the tank.
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Old 03-12-2013, 06:36 PM   #74664
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Perfect, thanks guys. Had a couple close calls in Big Bend this weekend and can now see the value of having this thing marked lol
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Old 03-12-2013, 07:26 PM   #74665
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So just posed this too the dr350 thread what a dumb ass me and my ADD

What's up I'm josh I just got Sunday a 2013 DR 650 .

I have been lurking for a while and thought I would say what's up. Just rode 68 miles today to and from work in riverside my ass isn't happy nore is my back.O yah my right had goes numb after about 20-25 miles

Whats the first thing you would do or fix these.

I'm 6.4 and 300lbs.

I'm planing on going full expo/desert . Just too get an idea. Any feed back would be grate.



I know this has probably all ready been talked about. But My A.D.D kicks in real quick when searching for answers.

Thanks too all for the help





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Old 03-12-2013, 07:34 PM   #74666
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Anybody know where I can get just the retainer clip for a 520 chain?
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Old 03-12-2013, 07:45 PM   #74667
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I know this has probably all ready been talked about. But My A.D.D kicks in real quick when searching for answers.
Probably not what you want to hear, but seriously, start on Page 1 and start reading. If you start now, you might finish by the end of the year. And when you're done, you will know pretty much everything you ever (or never) wanted to know about the DR650. I'm not saying it to be mean at all; this thread is a goldmine of information. If you want the info NOW without waiting, it's the best way to find it. Every topic has been rehashed many times.. each time there's usually some new tidbit that wasn't there before, so it's always valuable.

Welcome!!! BTW, post pix please. :)

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Old 03-12-2013, 08:03 PM   #74668
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Anybody know where I can get just the retainer clip for a 520 chain?
From any bike shop.
You just need to know the make and model of the chain...
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Old 03-12-2013, 08:08 PM   #74669
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So just posed this too the dr350 thread what a dumb ass me and my ADD

What's up I'm josh I just got Sunday a 2013 DR 650 .

I have been lurking for a while and thought I would say what's up. Just rode 68 miles today to and from work in riverside my ass isn't happy nore is my back.O yah my right had goes numb after about 20-25 miles

Whats the first thing you would do or fix these.

I'm 6.4 and 300lbs.

I'm planing on going full expo/desert . Just too get an idea. Any feed back would be grate.



I know this has probably all ready been talked about. But My A.D.D kicks in real quick when searching for answers.

Thanks too all for the help





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J&S Garage-works

Wildomar Ca.


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Seat concepts for the seat. They offer a tall version and a firm foam version. We get a adv discount. New bike, change oil and filter soon/now. It will be dirty from breaking in. Adjust handlebars/angle of levers on clutch and front brake so they are comfortable which should help hand discomfort. Good luck.

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Old 03-12-2013, 08:08 PM   #74670
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So just posed this too the dr350 thread what a dumb ass me and my ADD

What's up I'm josh I just got Sunday a 2013 DR 650 .

I have been lurking for a while and thought I would say what's up. Just rode 68 miles today to and from work in riverside my ass isn't happy nore is my back.O yah my right had goes numb after about 20-25 miles

Whats the first thing you would do or fix these.

I'm 6.4 and 300lbs.

I'm planing on going full expo/desert . Just too get an idea. Any feed back would be grate.



I know this has probably all ready been talked about. But My A.D.D kicks in real quick when searching for answers.

Thanks too all for the help





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i'm only 155 and i couldn't do more than 20 minutes on the stock seat. corbin, seat concepts, sargent are likely upgrade suspects. at 300lbs i would also be looking at fork spring and rear shock upgrades. mebbe new handlebars and lowered footpegs, too, at 6'-4"? not sure why your hand would go numb; i find these bikes to be pretty smooth...

welcome!

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