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Old 09-27-2007, 08:56 PM   #7546
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Is there such a thing as overkill?

Looks like a rolling gas can. How much fuel does this monster carry? (the yellow one)

One stray flaming arrow and you're toast.
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Old 09-27-2007, 09:29 PM   #7547
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Another hot unused outlet

Just a little something I found. I had wired my GPS and voltmeter to the hot plug near the headlight and wanted to add in my heated grips but worried about draw. There is another unused plug under the seat near the battery. It is switched power identical to the one near the headlight. Worked perfect for me and haven't had any problems with the grips...although now that I've said it I'll be riding a DR650 shaped fireball tomorrow down the beach. Give it a look if you need more electrical hookups. Always put in an inline fuse.
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Old 09-28-2007, 02:02 AM   #7548
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Thumbs down Land of the Free?

Dude, I want that sick big DR so bad I can taste it. Why is it that all the really cool thumpers go to Europe anyway? I would love a Yamaha XT660 but as usual...unavailable to us here in the States. Kinda blows.
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Old 09-28-2007, 10:41 AM   #7549
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Why is it that all the really cool thumpers go to Europe anyway?
For the same reason that the U.S. market is flooded with cruiser-class* motorcycles -- it is what the market demands. Suzuki and the rest are in business to turn a profit. Period. If one constituency wants competent touring rigs and enduros and the other group wants chrome-laden tractors, well, that's capitalism. And, putting aside for the moment one's desire for a particular and unobtainable trinket, capitalism still gives us more choices -- by several orders of magnitude -- than any other economic system presently available. So God bless it.

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Old 09-28-2007, 12:54 PM   #7550
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Like some Local Honest answers

Anyone in Wisconsin that has an older DR650 that does there own work? It would be great to get some opinions that don't belong to a guy in the shop with a parts department.
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Old 09-28-2007, 01:03 PM   #7551
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Hey, folks... I put a WTB ad up in the Flea Market, but I'll ask here, too. I need a chain guard for my DR650SE. Mine is currently on it's own adventure ride separately, or is lying in some adventure ditch somewhere.

PM me if you have an extra you'd like to part with . TIA
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Old 09-28-2007, 01:11 PM   #7552
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For the same reason that the U.S. market is flooded with cruiser-class* motorcycles -- it is what the market demands. Suzuki and the rest are in business to turn a profit. Period. If one constituency wants competent touring rigs and enduros and the other group wants chrome-laden tractors, well, that's capitalism. And, putting aside for the moment one's desire for a particular and unobtainable trinket, capitalism still gives us more choices -- by several orders of magnitude -- than any other economic system presently available. So God bless it.

*An apt designation!

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i agree wit u TALL MAN it's absolutly market demands , in the U.S. they rush for street bikes or CHROME LADEN TRACTORS ,( lol ) however , those kinds of bikes require big advertisements , & specl. marketing system to make it closer to the cosummers demands , i bet u every Dr650 riders would want to grap a DR-BIG in a heart beat ( once u test drive one ),they even have clubs & threads for BIG'S all over europe ,but this bike is popular all over the world except in U.S. ,check that pic. 4 DR-BIG club in Germany ...i love to do that here in the U.S. someday soon !!!
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Old 09-28-2007, 02:18 PM   #7553
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Question Any of you Derelicts have this??

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anyone bought these pannier racks? they look well-done to me and the guy has 100% positive ratings.... they also look a bit heavy
Feedback?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...m=170152636777

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Old 09-28-2007, 02:28 PM   #7554
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Hey, folks... I put a WTB ad up in the Flea Market, but I'll ask here, too. I need a chain guard for my DR650SE. Mine is currently on it's own adventure ride separately, or is lying in some adventure ditch somewhere.

PM me if you have an extra you'd like to part with . TIA
Keintech has a beauty for about $70 that's much better than a stock one.

http://www.kientech.com/DR650AdjustableChainGuide.htm
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Old 09-28-2007, 03:34 PM   #7555
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Keintech has a beauty for about $70 that's much better than a stock one.

http://www.kientech.com/DR650AdjustableChainGuide.htm
Not a chain guide, a chain guard. What Suzuki calls a "chain case". Part number 19 in this diagram...


http://demo.motorsportdealers.com/mo...3157624PSX&z=2
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Old 09-28-2007, 03:51 PM   #7556
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I can believe that you lost it. I have a new '07 with 1200 miles on it and I was doing a pre ride inspection today and found the forward bolt gone. I took it off so I wouldn't lose it. I'll find an appropriate bolt and reinstall it with some blue loctite.

I was gonna lube the chain but decided not to because I didn't want to wear it. LOL
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Old 09-28-2007, 03:54 PM   #7557
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anyone bought these pannier racks? they look well-done to me and the guy has 100% positive ratings.... they also look a bit heavy
Feedback?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...m=170152636777

I have them but I paid more then that used. They look like the Happy Trails Original design. I think this guy is selling knockoffs. I like mine. I would recco that you buy some before the seller does time.

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Old 09-28-2007, 04:49 PM   #7558
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Man, hard to keep up with this thread.

I've seen quite of few DR owners who say the bike feels content at 70-75mph. To my untrained ear, it feels really happy at 50-55mph, stock gearing. Any idea what kind of RPM's these things turn at a given speed? (GPS speed, the speedo is 10% off)

my 02 has only been in my garage for about 3 weeks, but it's been a liberating experieince. It reminds me of when I got my first real bicycle. I've been taking some (paved) roads I'd never try on my previous street bikes. Just because they're there. Just to see where they go.

I also ventured over Redington Pass here in Tucson. It's hardly ADV-worthy, but I sure wouldn't try it with my Tuono. My (64-year-old) Dad is so pumped about my DR, he's looking for one too; in the Phoenix area. He's a H-D guy, but he wants to "get back to basics," in his words.

The more I ride it, the more I like it. Good stuff guys, thanks.



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Old 09-28-2007, 04:53 PM   #7559
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Old 09-28-2007, 04:58 PM   #7560
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The more I ride it, the more I like it. Good stuff guys, thanks.
No kidding! I put my Beemer up for sale today. It's just parked now. I'm having too much fun! I'm going to replace it with a KTM Adv 990. At least then when I take my other bike out it will have some of the "Fun" qualities of my DR. This thing just oozes fun.
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