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Old 08-09-2006, 03:20 AM   #751
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Very nice

I like the shiny black look it even makes the mighty big tank look normal in size. That looks like a stock header with the FMF Q, where did you get it?

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Old 08-09-2006, 03:23 AM   #752
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I like the shiny black look it even makes the mighty big tank look normal in size. SNIP
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Old 08-09-2006, 03:39 AM   #753
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I like the shiny black look it even makes the mighty big tank look normal in size. That looks like a stock header with the FMF Q, where did you get it?

it was on it when i got it..... the Q pipe gets louder and quieter by the day, like in my 15 km commute the noise will chenge drastically..... not always louder at the start or in anykindpattern.sure does sound nice tho!
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Old 08-09-2006, 04:01 AM   #754
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Short Clutch & Brake Levers

Does anyone know a source for short clutch and brake levers that will fit a DR650? I want shorter than OEM levers but prefer to retain the ball ends like stock. Thanks.

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Old 08-09-2006, 05:31 AM   #755
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You can use an XR shorty lever for the clutch. I don't know of any alternatives for the front brake. Perhaps an RMZ or DRZ lever???
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Old 08-09-2006, 04:00 PM   #756
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Does anyone know a source for short clutch and brake levers that will fit a DR650? I want shorter than OEM levers but prefer to retain the ball ends like stock. Thanks.

Wayne
I had to shorten the cluch lever on my 2006 DR to fit inside the brushguards. I cut the ball off the end. The ball has a hole on the underside. I drilled this hole slightly larger, I think to 13mm, don't drill right through. Smoothed the burs off and glued (araldite) the ball back on by puting the end of the lever in the hole on the ball. Shorter lever by 1.5cm. You can hardly tell the diffrence in the look and it didn't cost anything. Fooled the dealer when he rode it. Using the same principle you could make the lever whatever length you want. Just a very cheap thought.

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Old 08-09-2006, 04:24 PM   #757
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Short Clutch/Brake Levers

Thanks for the information/suggestions guys. I got some good options now. Thanks.

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Old 08-09-2006, 04:52 PM   #758
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[quote=Starky14]I had to shorten the cluch lever on my 2006 DR to fit inside the brushguards. ]
FYI, there is a new range of Barkbusters that are designed to fit dual sport bikes. I have just purchased a set for the DR and they fit perfectly, leaving plenty of room around the levers.
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Old 08-09-2006, 08:17 PM   #759
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I had to shorten the cluch lever on my 2006 DR to fit inside the brushguards. ]
FYI, there is a new range of Barkbusters that are designed to fit dual sport bikes. I have just purchased a set for the DR and they fit perfectly, leaving plenty of room around the levers.
Hi Vampire,
Yeah I know about the new model but I got these at right price $79 instead of $135 for barkbusters, so can't complain. Always some comprimise isn't there.

By the way how did you carry spare fuel on your trip to the Flinders Ranges?

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Old 08-09-2006, 08:46 PM   #760
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Well I figured since I was commuting on the DR last week I would see what my range is with the IMS tank. The range was good, 232 miles. The only problem is reserve puked at just over a 1 mile later. Pretty piss poor design IMO. Anyone else ran yours on reserve yet? I'm wondering if I got a bum petcock or is that just the way it is with a pingel installed on an IMS? Fortunately I was close to home and a passer by stopped. I rolled the DR into the ditch and laid her on her side and rode home to get some fuel.
The stock Yamaha petcock I.M.S sends only gives me about 180 miles before reserve.I guess I am to assume I will have about 50 miles on reserve.I have to run it out one of these days to know for sure.Has any one else ran an I.M.S tank dry before?
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Old 08-09-2006, 11:22 PM   #761
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By the way how did you carry spare fuel on your trip to the Flinders Ranges?

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See pic, I had a 5 litre can in a carrier I adapted from a Willow Tool carrier.
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Old 08-09-2006, 11:30 PM   #762
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IMS Fuel reserve with Pingel fuel tap

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.Has any one else ran an I.M.S tank dry before?
I received my IMS tank with pingel fuel tap this week and took it out for a run today to test the reserve.
With the tap in the 'on' position, I continued until the engine quit entirely then switched to reserve. At 100 kph (about 60mph), the bike ran for a further 19.8 kms before dying.
I normally get about 21 km/litre at that speed, so I calculate that the reserve is about .95 litres, or close to 1/4 US gallon.
At the same fuel economy, that's about 12 miles.
Nowhere near enough for my liking, so I think I will take the fuel tap out and see whether I can install a longer intake tube. Hopefully it won't be too difficult, but i'd like about 4 litres (1 US gal) reserve.
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Old 08-09-2006, 11:33 PM   #763
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does anyone know the volume of reserve in a 34lt safari tank?

ive just put mine on and i think i should carry a 5 litre jerry can when i test it...
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Old 08-10-2006, 12:08 AM   #764
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capasity kms

how many kms are you guys getting from one of those safari tanks ? or the ims ?
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Old 08-10-2006, 12:11 AM   #765
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how many kms are you guys getting from one of those safari tanks ? or the ims ?

so far from my safari.... 40.

but i only put it on yesterday.
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