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Old 04-14-2013, 07:59 PM   #75781
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Anyone know where I can buy one spoke
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Old 04-14-2013, 08:20 PM   #75782
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Anyone know where I can buy one spoke
Suzuki does not sell them separately. You can have a single spoke custom made by Buchanan's.
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Old 04-14-2013, 09:19 PM   #75783
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Cool2 DR650 is a winner. Officially! (Even in disguise)

Yes, it amazed me too.



The judges at our annual motorcycle show placed my bike first in the "Adventure Bike" class proving the DR is a WINNER!


Of course my bike is "slightly" modified from stock...



Here is the "Before" picture I put up at the show:




And here it is today:





At the show:







Not only did it get a trophy, but also a $100 check!
I didn't know they gave trophies let alone cash prizes too.
2nd place went to a beautiful fully farkled ($25,000?) 2012 BMW GS.

The billet aluminum oil cooler didn't arrive in time so I painted and reinstalled the stock one but it sure sticks out with the skinny tank.
Fortunately the Warp 9 chain guide from PC arrived just in time to bolt it on.

Now, if I could get ProCycle to sponsor me for a 790 kit...
Jeff, that's a hint...

In case you are wondering, those are fiberglass case guards made with black tinted epoxy then sanded for the sand cast look.
They are held on with Industrial Velcro so I can peel the right side off to change the oil filter, and the left side when desired.
They are 1/4" thick and incredibly strong as well as protecting the entire side covers.
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Old 04-14-2013, 09:24 PM   #75784
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Damn, that looks great, nice work.

After ruining my one gallon auxillary tank (hokey but completely functional) in a low speed tipover (flat front tire), I decided that it's time to upgrade to one of the 5 gallon tanks available for my DR. I chose the Acerbis 5.3 because it's a bit more modern and its angularity matches the DR headlight cowl. I really don't care about appearances, it's a dirt bike....................see my sig. I chose the natural color because I want to be able to see my fuel level. I had always reset my odometer when fueling, and the DR was very consistant with when it hit reserve, but I wanted visual feedback. If you look closely, you can see the fuel level, right at the top of the A. It's much more obvious in real life. The dots mark each gallon, in this pic, the bike is on the side stand so the fuel level doesn't align with the dots.

Tonight, as I was headed to the store, I glanced over at the bike (level on the stand)..................... kewl, I have 1/2 a tank. There's no way I'd have known that without looking at the odo.

But for those of you that are concious of appearances, this is what mine looks like at 900 miles. I used some Zep high performance degreaser something or other to try to clean the smudge, it didn't help, not even a little bit. I don't care, dirt bikes are for riding, any aftermarket plastic tank is likely to stain; white and natural are probably the worst. You take yer chances.
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Cleaning the rub marks on the tank.http://www.amazon.com/Nu-Finish-Liquid-Car-Polish/dp/B000BPSW7C

I'm not fanatical about it but enjoy keeping up the appearance of the bike. The Nu Finish is a fine enough compound to remove stains and fine scratches.
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Old 04-14-2013, 11:56 PM   #75785
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Question Eibach spring identification?

My bike has a rear spring that's too stiff. The previous owner said it's Eibach 8.0. Is there anything on the spring that will verify this rate?

Anybody got a softer one to sell me?
thanks
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Old 04-15-2013, 12:14 AM   #75786
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oh also - anyone know the rate of the stock spring? Just as a reference point...
my bike is 2006
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Old 04-15-2013, 04:46 AM   #75787
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My bike has a rear spring that's too stiff. The previous owner said it's Eibach 8.0. Is there anything on the spring that will verify this rate?

Anybody got a softer one to sell me?
thanks
Rick at Cogent Dynamics ( http://motocd.com/) has a box full of stock DR650 springs (including mine) that he sends to the metal recycler from time to time. I bet he would give you one for the cost of shipping.
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Old 04-15-2013, 05:47 AM   #75788
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jesse's mid pipe fit standard header

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Does anybody have the Jesse's midpipe for a Hayabusa muffler that they're looking to sell? Standard header size
I have a jesse mid pipe to fit standard header pipe for sale if your interested

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Old 04-15-2013, 06:53 AM   #75789
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Jaglite - outstanding job! It's certainly the most transformed ADV bike....and beautiful. I've done a few car projects and can certainly appreciate the work you put into that.


Cleaning the rub marks on the tank.http://www.amazon.com/Nu-Finish-Liquid-Car-Polish/dp/B000BPSW7C

I'm not fanatical about it but enjoy keeping up the appearance of the bike. The Nu Finish is a fine enough compound to remove stains and fine scratches.
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Old 04-15-2013, 07:36 AM   #75790
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My bike has a rear spring that's too stiff. The previous owner said it's Eibach 8.0. Is there anything on the spring that will verify this rate?

Anybody got a softer one to sell me?
thanks
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oh also - anyone know the rate of the stock spring? Just as a reference point...
my bike is 2006
I read stock is 6.5 kg/mm. You can have my stock spring if you want a stock one.
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Old 04-15-2013, 07:58 AM   #75791
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Still rockin' the header wrap, eh?
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Old 04-15-2013, 08:24 AM   #75792
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I am looking for the stock (standard) kick stand. The one that I have was cut to accommodate the lowering of the rear shock by the previous owner. If anyone has one or know where I can get one that would be great. Thanks in advance.

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Old 04-15-2013, 09:29 AM   #75793
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Yes, it amazed me too.
The judges at our annual motorcycle show placed my bike first in the "Adventure Bike" class proving the DR is a WINNER!
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What does that bike have to do with advriding?
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Old 04-15-2013, 09:56 AM   #75794
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There are many arenas of adventure riding. This bike surely qualifies. I see it as a great ride for jeep trails and gravel roads. Adventure riding doesn't have to been done in foreign countries as I enjoy doing.

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What does that bike have to do with advriding?
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Old 04-15-2013, 10:00 AM   #75795
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What does that bike have to do with advriding?
I wondered the same thing! It's a great build ... but that is clearly a short track racer .... nothing whatsoever to do with an Adventure bike.
But Whatever ... glad you won anyway ... your club must be a Harley club!

(you know, the guys who come up to you and your DR650 and say:
"... now what the Hell is that?"
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