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Old 03-15-2013, 01:16 PM   #74791
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I'm liking that look. How much modifying has to be done to make that work??
Check out this thread.

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Old 03-15-2013, 01:21 PM   #74792
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This might have been mentioned already....

Pro cycle dropped their price on warp 9 levers to 35 each down from 74. Not a bad deal at all.

Now, I am waiting for a price drop on the chain guides.
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Old 03-15-2013, 01:44 PM   #74793
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This might have been mentioned already....

Pro cycle dropped their price on warp 9 levers to 35 each down from 74. Not a bad deal at all.

Now, I am waiting for a price drop on the chain guides.
looking forward to the shorty version of those levers
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Old 03-15-2013, 04:19 PM   #74794
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anyone using the T63 dual sport tire? I have Perelli AT90s on now and looking for something more aggresive. I ride packed dirt and gravel as well as some loose gravel with pavement in between.
I've been running a T63 rear for a while now. I ditched it in favor of a Kenda Trackmaster II which was much better off road, but switched back to the T63 after wearing out the Trackmaster. The T63 does well enough on gravel and hard pack (forest roads) but is not very good for trails or real off road. It is lasting a long time though.
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Old 03-15-2013, 05:20 PM   #74795
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I just had shipped in a MITAS brand E-09 Dakar for my rear, these are the rebranded Barum tires. They last forever and while heavy, give that back in tire life and get decent grab also.
This is a shop that gets them for me up here in Canada, along with a description of the various types.

http://www.mx1canada.com/mitas-adven...-safari-tires/
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Old 03-15-2013, 06:29 PM   #74796
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KJD19892, For what to do regarding the side stand and clutch switches look at Post 2299 back on Page 154.
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Old 03-15-2013, 07:30 PM   #74797
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worth quoting for everyone to see
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Repost from the Yahoogroup by PeteC:

There is more to bypassing the starter/side stand interlock system
than just bypassing the clutch switch & jumping the side stand switch
wires. There are other components in the system you want to
eliminate so they will not be a problem if they are left in & fail
later. Suzuki's system on the DR650 is pretty simple compared to
some others. The following components are what is used in the
system: The clutch lever switch, side stand switch, neutral switch,
side stand relay & a double diode set for the side stand relay &
neutral light. The engine kill switch is also involved in it. The
system works by controlling weather or not there is 12 volts supplied
to the CDI unit (capacitive discharge ignition unit), the CDI unit
needs 12V to operate. The 12V comes from the side stand relay to the
ignition kill switch & then to the CDI unit. The 12V power to the
starter solenoid through the clutch lever switch also comes off the
ignition kill switch, that's why the starter won't work if the kill
switch is pushed in or the side stand is down with the bike in gear.
The 12V is supplied to the ignition kill switch when the side stand
relay is energized. The side stand switch & the neutral switch
control weather or not the side stand relay is energized by providing
or not providing a ground for the side stand relay's operating coil.
If there is no ground the relay is not energized. The ground is
provided when the side stand is up, side stand switch is closed, or
if the transmission is in neutral & the neutral switch is closed.
The neutral switch also operates the neutral light & that is the
reason for the 2 diode set, to keep the two functions separated.

The reason you don't want to just cut & splice the wires from the
side stand switch is that you will be leaving the side stand relay in
place & that is just something that can fail leaving you with a bike
that won't start. To do the bypass eliminating what is not needed do
the following: Unscrew the side stand switch & disconnect it at its
plug located in the area behind the gas tank. No need to cut any
wires. Next go to the side stand relay located on a post on the
frame just to the left of the CDI unit just in back of the battery &
remove it. This is where you make the connection that bypasses the
relay & permanently provides the 12V to the ignition kill switch.
There are 4 wires going into the connector for the side stand switch,
2 orange, one green & one orange with black tracer. You want to make
a jumper that connects one of the orange wires to the orange with
black tracer. This will require getting small male connectors or as
I did make a bridge connector from sheet aluminum (thin like trailer
aluminum) that you plug in the connector. Securely tape the
connector so it can't short out. I also removed the 2-diode set that
controls the neutral light. You don't need to do this; if the diode
failed you just wouldn't have a neutral light. The diode set is
plugged into a connector located in the area just behind the gas
tank. Make a jumper that connects the blue wire (from the neutral
light) to the blue with black tracer wire (to the neutral switch).
Again here I made a jumper out of sheet aluminum. Securely tape the
connector so it can't short out. To eliminate the clutch switch just
go to where the clutch switch wires connect to the bikes wiring
harness behind the headlight fairing. Disconnect the wires & plug
the harness side wires together (male to female connectors). You now
have bypassed the starter/side stand safety switch system eliminating
the items that are not needed. Remember you now can start the engine
with it in gear & the clutch engaged & you can drive off with the
side stand down, both of which could get you hurt or killed so do
this at your own risk.

PeteC

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Old 03-15-2013, 08:19 PM   #74798
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Yes, another seat post

But wait, there's more. I'm looking for a complete seat (not just a kit), and my riding is nearly 100% road (paved/semi-paved/gravel/dirt). I'm 5'9", 150 lbs and don't have an issue with the 650's seat height. Very few rides will be >300 miles in a single day.

I'm a new DR owner and put down right at 150 miles earlier today. The stock seat is not pleasant, and I found myself frequently switching riding positions (crouched over with left hand on my knee proved most therapeutic). Corbin gets high marks, but many complain that it's too wide for serious off-roading (my CRF250X handles those duties). Seat Concepts also has loyal followers, along with Sargent.

So my question is: are all aftermarket seats much better than stock, and its simply nuances between the Big 3?

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Old 03-15-2013, 08:25 PM   #74799
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But wait, there's more. I'm looking for a complete seat (not just a kit), and my riding is nearly 100% road (paved/semi-paved/gravel/dirt). I'm 5'9", 150 lbs and don't have an issue with the 650's seat height. Very few rides will be >300 miles in a single day.

I'm a new DR owner and put down right at 150 miles earlier today. The stock seat is not pleasant, and I found myself frequently switching riding positions (crouched over with left hand on my knee proved most therapeutic). Corbin gets high marks, but many complain that it's too wide for serious off-roading (my CRF250X handles those duties). Seat Concepts also has loyal followers, along with Sargent.

So my question is: are all aftermarket seats much better than stock, and its simply nuances between the Big 3?

Weave
Corbin uses a heavy and inflexible seatpan. It doesn't work with different-shaped tanks. The other seat solutions tend to be lighter and flexible.
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Old 03-15-2013, 08:31 PM   #74800
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I'm happy with my Seat Concepts seat,it's worlds better than the stocker!
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Old 03-15-2013, 08:59 PM   #74801
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So my question is: are all aftermarket seats much better than stock, and its simply nuances between the Big 3?

Weave
My wife and I have a Seat Concepts and a Pro Cycle/Saddlemen seat and each is far better than stock.
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Old 03-15-2013, 09:03 PM   #74802
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But wait, there's more. I'm looking for a complete seat (not just a kit), and my riding is nearly 100% road (paved/semi-paved/gravel/dirt). I'm 5'9", 150 lbs and don't have an issue with the 650's seat height. Very few rides will be >300 miles in a single day.

I'm a new DR owner and put down right at 150 miles earlier today. The stock seat is not pleasant, and I found myself frequently switching riding positions (crouched over with left hand on my knee proved most therapeutic). Corbin gets high marks, but many complain that it's too wide for serious off-roading (my CRF250X handles those duties). Seat Concepts also has loyal followers, along with Sargent.

So my question is: are all aftermarket seats much better than stock, and its simply nuances between the Big 3?

Weave
I'll try not to be too much of a shill, but I just bought the ProCycle seat they have that's a Saddlemen and so far I'm really happy with it. I don't think I'd be much good after a 300 mile day, but that has nothing to do with the seat. They are having a sale fwiw.
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Old 03-15-2013, 09:08 PM   #74803
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So my question is: are all aftermarket seats much better than stock, and its simply nuances between the Big 3?

Weave
I'm quite frugal and when I bought my DR, I was thinkin' "are those fookers knutz? whoo'd pay $300 for an aftermarket seat?" 500 miles later, I was thinkin' "Hey, I'll pay $600 for that seat".

Edit: the Corbin is pretty wide, and spreads my knees when standing. I've spent a lifetime trying to spread knees. Izzat bad?
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Old 03-15-2013, 09:15 PM   #74804
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The bog part 2

Couple of things; checked my mileage today and I got 35 mpgs. That's not an average, just one gas stop. Almost 100% pavement. This is after the year long ordeal that was the valve adjustment and the ProCycle stock carb kit. I remember closer to 50 mpgs a year ago. Did I screw something up? Also, the off idle bog still irks me. I'll tear into the carb again next week, but I'm annoyed that I've got to do it a second time in two months. What's this about the USA vs. the overseas idle mixture screw?
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Old 03-15-2013, 09:15 PM   #74805
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But wait, there's more. I'm looking for a complete seat (not just a kit), and my riding is nearly 100% road (paved/semi-paved/gravel/dirt). I'm 5'9", 150 lbs and don't have an issue with the 650's seat height. Very few rides will be >300 miles in a single day.


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Sargent for me. I've ridden about 50K miles on it. It's not the finest seat out there but it's pretty darn good. I can ride 70-100 miles at a stretch on it, 350-400 mile days, day after day.

I'd buy another.

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