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Old 04-08-2013, 07:13 PM   #75601
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Did you cut your spacers to fit with the suggested preload? You are going to love the emulators. [/QUOTE]


Well I think so, I was told to use about 8mm of preload and that's what I have. I may need more?
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Old 04-08-2013, 07:17 PM   #75602
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er70s that is the one. I figured it would be easier to pop that off for a carb removal than to reset the cables every time. It was about all the torque the screws could take but wasn't bad. Until someone went looking for the tie rod puller and knocked the bracket into unknown oblivion.
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Old 04-08-2013, 07:24 PM   #75603
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Well guys it was fun while it lasted but I sold the DR to an inmate this weekend. It was alot of fun while I had her but I took a beating on my commute with the Florida thunderstorms and wind recently.
Thanks for all the help and conversation and I am sure the new owner will be checking in now and then
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Old 04-08-2013, 07:31 PM   #75604
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Well guys it was fun while it lasted but I sold the DR to an inmate this weekend. It was alot of fun while I had her but I took a beating on my commute with the Florida thunderstorms and wind recently.
Thanks for all the help and conversation and I am sure the new owner will be checking in now and then
Maybe you should change your name to 'fairweatherbiker'?
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Old 04-08-2013, 07:47 PM   #75605
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Maybe you should change your name to 'fairweatherbiker'?
LOL.

I rode my bikes every day of work (EVERY day) for over a year and a half, exactly 80 miles a day. That was through tropical storm feeder bands, the really cold and the really hot weather. Rains, heat and wind... yeah, that was the small stuff usually.

Dress for it, show up to work wet, change into the dry clothes you brought, rinse, repeat, and - oh yeah - fill that fuel tank up every day on the 40 mile ride home.


But maybe he's saying he wants a full fairing bike to do the same with?
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Old 04-08-2013, 08:07 PM   #75606
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Home again

My riding partner hot footed it home from the border, but I decided to take a few more days to get home to Colorado.

We got our VIN numbers photographed and our papers stamped at the Vehicle Importation Office, which is hidden away near the border. Then we sort jumped in line towards the front and waited for the border to open.



Halfway across, by the (in)famous Border Fence.




I spent the next three days riding dirt roads through New Mexico. Lonely country- I like it.



Storm's coming in so I jumped on I-25 at Raton NM and headed for home.



The DR's unpacked and covered up under the eave of my house, ready for the storm. I had at least 4 hours to spare- it's snowing now. We're supposed to get 8-15 inches.

Maybe I should go back to Mexico for a while...........


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Old 04-08-2013, 09:10 PM   #75607
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So we just decided the BMWs were the machines we would miss the least.

Besides, ABS, fuel injection, double disc brakes and electronic instrument panels are well and good while they're working, but expensive to fix. There's nothing on the DR that can't be fixed with Number 9 Fine Bailing Twine. And that's what I want now.
Well, those are some pretty good reasons.

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Well I think so, I was told to use about 8mm of preload and that's what I have. I may need more?
Nope, that sounds pretty good.

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er70s that is the one. I figured it would be easier to pop that off for a carb removal than to reset the cables every time. It was about all the torque the screws could take but wasn't bad.
Good reason, damn those screws were tight.
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Until someone went looking for the tie rod puller and knocked the bracket into unknown oblivion.
Keep yer wife outta the garage.

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Well guys it was fun while it lasted but I sold the DR to an inmate this weekend. It was alot of fun while I had her but I took a beating on my commute with the Florida thunderstorms and wind recently.
Thanks for all the help and conversation and I am sure the new owner will be checking in now and then
Dammit, we just got ya learned. Good luck wherever you end up.

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But maybe he's saying he wants a full fairing bike to do the same with?
I loved my FJR, well I did before it tried to squish me. I may have had something to do with the incident.
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Old 04-08-2013, 09:11 PM   #75608
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Old 04-08-2013, 09:44 PM   #75609
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what I am saying is 2 hours a day on the interstate on a DR 650 sucks and I have had enough.... besides I mainly sold it to buy my daughter a car. geez guys thanks. she is going through some medical issues so i figured I would help.

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LOL.

I rode my bikes every day of work (EVERY day) for over a year and a half, exactly 80 miles a day. That was through tropical storm feeder bands, the really cold and the really hot weather. Rains, heat and wind... yeah, that was the small stuff usually.

Dress for it, show up to work wet, change into the dry clothes you brought, rinse, repeat, and - oh yeah - fill that fuel tank up every day on the 40 mile ride home.


But maybe he's saying he wants a full fairing bike to do the same with?
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Old 04-08-2013, 09:54 PM   #75610
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Halfway across, by the (in)famous Border Fence.
Seems it needs to be taller/longer.

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I spent the next three days riding dirt roads through New Mexico. Lonely country- I like it.
That's why I like Utah's Canyonlands so much, miles and miles of DR friendly jeep roads. There are too many rock gardens in Colorado. Chances are high that I'll be stopped by a rocky section that I'd rather not ride on the DR.

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Storm's coming in so I jumped on I-25 at Raton NM and headed for home.



The DR's unpacked and covered up under the eave of my house, ready for the storm. I had at least 4 hours to spare- it's snowing now. We're supposed to get 8-15 inches.
I went for a quick 200 mile ride today, to beat the weather. When I got back to Surrey Ridge it was 62*. Two miles later it was 46*.

Since a 4WD lost their license plate and a roll of carpet to get out, I should probably turn around and go another way.



Back 'em up, turn around.



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Maybe I should go back to Mexico for a while...........

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Old 04-08-2013, 10:28 PM   #75611
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what I am saying is 2 hours a day on the interstate on a DR 650 sucks and I have had enough.... besides I mainly sold it to buy my daughter a car. geez guys thanks. she is going through some medical issues so i figured I would help.
This is AdvRider.

We hear...

blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah SOLD BIKE blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah.

2hrs a day? No thanks. Would make me want to give up bikes completely.
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Old 04-08-2013, 11:51 PM   #75612
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what I am saying is 2 hours a day on the interstate on a DR 650 sucks and I have had enough.... besides I mainly sold it to buy my daughter a car. geez guys thanks. she is going through some medical issues so i figured I would help.
just a thought: try getting some motard wheels and spending 4 hrs riding tiny backroads everyday
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Old 04-09-2013, 05:53 AM   #75613
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just a thought: try getting some motard wheels and spending 4 hrs riding tiny backroads everyday
He lives in Florida, doesn't make any difference.
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Old 04-09-2013, 06:02 AM   #75614
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He lives in Florida, doesn't make any difference.
Zactly
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Old 04-09-2013, 06:59 AM   #75615
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what I am saying is 2 hours a day on the interstate on a DR 650 sucks and I have had enough.... besides I mainly sold it to buy my daughter a car. geez guys thanks. she is going through some medical issues so i figured I would help.
It isn't a good bad weather bike, when it is cold I always take my C14. I drove a DR across Australia but not much if any rain. Hope the medical issues get resolved and you get back on a good machine.
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