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Old 05-15-2006, 12:26 AM   #61
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Anyone with a link to an on - line DR650SE manual?
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Old 05-15-2006, 02:11 AM   #62
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Old 05-15-2006, 02:49 AM   #63
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Anyone with a link to an on - line DR650SE manual?
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Old 05-15-2006, 02:57 AM   #64
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Old 05-15-2006, 08:01 AM   #65
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New to the DR

Well I did it. Went from lurker to proud owner of a '06 DR650, damn you all and this ass-kicking website. Seriously, this site is incredible and it showed me that what I wanted to do with a moto in my area had a name and a passionate following. I always wanted a bike, but pure road, or pure dirt was not practical. I have a sweet short commute and am surrounded by some of the most incredible back roads in the U.S.A.

As of a few days ago, I was seconds from pulling trigger on a KLR. 100% convinced it was the one. But it always felt like It was going to be a challenge to throw it around on the technical parts of mountain passes, but I saw the pics and was ready to try. Then I sat on the DR and couldn't remember what the other bike was called. I know either one was a great choice, but the DR was calling to me, even with that seat. So for what it's worth (my DR vs. KLR experience), my choice was feeling more confident, than comfortable. But now I'm just riding.

I'll be posting pics soon of my commute and early back road explorations. I'm thinking I'll put together photos from my break-in period. But so far it's been too damn fun to stop and snap shots.

So, thank you advrider! Top notch website, incredible sense of quality, lifestyle and community. Well done. And thanks DR crew, you may not have the numbers like the KLR family, but you have one more.
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Old 05-15-2006, 08:07 AM   #66
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Congrat's bonedale.. We want pix of your new DR in it's natural habitat!
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Old 05-15-2006, 08:25 AM   #67
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welcome to the family ...dont bother to sit down theres trails to be ridden
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Old 05-15-2006, 10:59 AM   #68
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You can download a (free) 96-on DR650 manual in PDF from here: DR650 manual

It is a little big and may take a bit, but this is what you want. A few people have reported downloading problems. It worked fine for me and everyone I know. If you have a problem, just keep trying.
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Old 05-15-2006, 03:57 PM   #69
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Welcome to the site Bonedale. I think you get alot of motorcycle for the money wuth a DR650. Congrats on the new bike.
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Old 05-15-2006, 05:00 PM   #70
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Well I did it. Went from lurker to proud owner of a '06 DR650,
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Old 05-15-2006, 06:06 PM   #71
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Anybody with an '06 wanna sell their snappy blue headlight cowling? I'll trade you a really beat-up, scratched white one!

Either that or I'll just do the Buell mod...
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Old 05-15-2006, 06:34 PM   #72
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Wicked New part already

This is why I didn't get a BMW, I broke my clutch lever today. Dropped the new DR on a hard dirt road, but that's what it's for so to speak. Anyway, a little late, but what is the best handgard to get? Acerbis? I have to admit i'm a little confused on their website what's included and what's not. Touring model seems the best, but I also want their strongest.

Also, the case was deeply gouged by the shifter. Normal to some extent I imagine, but I was checking out the bajadesigns site and noticed the protection cover mentioned here many places. Does this actual work or is it only going to protect cosmetic force, or is it just another place to hide water/dirt?

Also, the force to bend the shifter into the case seems serious, is there any damage that can occure to the shifting of the bike that I should look out for?

Sorry for the noob questions, but I can already tell this bike and I are going to look very different by end of summer.
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Old 05-15-2006, 06:40 PM   #73
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I cant belive this thread is still goin!Way to go guys!
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Old 05-15-2006, 06:43 PM   #74
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Old 05-15-2006, 06:54 PM   #75
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bonedale I just received this cover recommended by scootertrash. It's a pretty thick piece of aluminum and IMO will take quite a punch to push the shifter through it and then through the case. It's installed with RTV sealant so you can run a bead around the inside and outside edge and trim the excess once it cures and that'll give you a waterproof installation. The shifter appears to be made out of stamped steel rather than cast aluminum. It bends pretty easy so I doubt it'll damage anything inside. i guess a plus is it bends back easily also. With cast you only get one maybe two bends and then it breaks!

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