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Old 06-20-2013, 12:20 PM   #77761
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Old 06-20-2013, 02:04 PM   #77762
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Sorry for the dumb question;

This is going up for sale, but I dont know how to read the spring rate.

Help

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Old 06-20-2013, 02:16 PM   #77763
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Heads up guys, someone posted a free (pay shipping) DR650 tank in the good karma thread.
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Old 06-20-2013, 02:50 PM   #77764
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Old 06-20-2013, 03:22 PM   #77765
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I've ridden quite a bit of single track with my heavily modded DR650. I haven't set any land speed records on it but it sure trackers pretty well. My fears are long steep muddy climbs or drops, jumping logs and boulders. I've paid the price a few times on those biting off more than I could chew. All in all its a great compromise bike.
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Old 06-20-2013, 05:15 PM   #77766
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A couple of new things on the DR650.

Screws that, beyond having to have an allen wrench, won't fuck with me as much as the stripped-heads of those funky Japanese phillips style bolts did:



Some case protection is better than none:



Still need a skid plate though.
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Old 06-20-2013, 05:16 PM   #77767
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A couple of new things on the DR650.

Screws that, beyond having to have an allen wrench, won't fuck with me as much as the stripped-heads of those funky Japanese phillips style bolts did:

Are those countersunk screws? Where'd you get 'em?
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Old 06-20-2013, 05:24 PM   #77768
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Are those countersunk screws? Where'd you get 'em?
Not really. They're socket / deep-well / whatever allen-head screws that sort of fit down inside the bevel of the counter-sink holes. They aren't perfect, and aren't beveled on the bottom, but it's a frickin' flat cap with an O-ring that only really needs to be held down ... so I just didn't care.

Where did I get them?



I sense a marketing opportunity here ... I can sell ya two for a buck (plus shipping) if ya want

Actually, my Fastenal store had an open bag of them, so he sold me two. Notice that this particular baggie of little bolts were also knurled on the sides of the socket. Neat, huh?

I also went for different oil-filter-cover bolts (than those that came with the AMP kit), but he only had them by the bag full. I'll order three of those online somewhere else I guess.
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Old 06-20-2013, 05:51 PM   #77769
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Time for some new rubber. Need a good all around tire. Hated the stock tire-went the Kenda 270 route and want to try something else. Give me some ideas and how you liked the tires used.
Front, rear, or both?

What would you like to improve about the K270?

I run a rear 5.10 K270 and a front sand-knobby currently. The front K270 is not as well-liked as the rear by some because the side-knobs flex noticeably while cornering on pavement. I don't notice it on the rear. The Shinko 244 is similar to the K270, but it's side-knobs are better bolstered. When I run a front 244, it corners pretty well on pavement. I prefer an aggressive front knob for the sand around here though. As long as the rear can propel the bike, it usually works ok for me offroad. The rear K270 works well for me and the riding I do, other than chunking and wearing quickly when I beat the heck out of it. I might try the Shinko 244 rear to check it's longevity, but I'm going to stay with something more aggressive up front, like the IRC TR8.
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Old 06-20-2013, 06:37 PM   #77770
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New DR

Just picked up a 2013--this is my second or third I've got CRS. Anyway have not had one for 5+ years and I need to farkle this thing. Skid plate, bar guards (Crya) small rear rack, clutch and stator stick on plate covers, maybe a center stand, just the normal fall over protection stuff.
Any of you current users found a central place to order this stuff--I haven't done it in a long time.
Any other good protection stuff come up in recent years?
Like some protection for the oil filter cover--never did one in but I have seen a few cracked.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions--just looking to go to a single source if possible.
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Old 06-20-2013, 06:57 PM   #77771
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I get my stuff from:

http://www.procycle.us/bikepages/dr650.html

And.

http://www.kientech.com/DR650ProdList.htm

Both great suppliers.

Gosh sounds like I am pushing drugs

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Just picked up a 2013--this is my second or third I've got CRS. Anyway have not had one for 5+ years and I need to farkle this thing. Skid plate, bar guards (Crya) small rear rack, clutch and stator stick on plate covers, maybe a center stand, just the normal fall over protection stuff.
Any of you current users found a central place to order this stuff--I haven't done it in a long time.
Any other good protection stuff come up in recent years?
Like some protection for the oil filter cover--never did one in but I have seen a few cracked.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions--just looking to go to a single source if possible.
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Old 06-20-2013, 07:00 PM   #77772
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Any of you current users found a central place to order this stuff--I haven't done it in a long time.
+1 http://www.procycle.us/bikepages/dr650.html

Cut up your credit card now... just do it.

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Old 06-20-2013, 07:16 PM   #77773
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I get my stuff from:

http://www.procycle.us/bikepages/dr650.html

And.

http://www.kientech.com/DR650ProdList.htm

Both great suppliers.

Gosh sounds like I am pushing drugs

You pretty much are, most of us can proudly say we are addicted.
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Old 06-20-2013, 07:34 PM   #77774
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As someone who is doing a long trip on the Dr, I can say its a compromise bike. There are times I wish I had my Bandit for the power, times I wish I had an Electra glide for the seat, times I wish I had a KTM 450 for nasty offroad, etc. But, I've been using it for everything. I will say if you are going to climb any loose terrain or rocky terrain, you need a knobby rear, because once that weight loses momentum, you're turning around.

Plenty of guys have more skill and are better than me off road, but it has worked for me. I might try a drz with a nova gear set, and see if I like it. That said, the 650 already has low power/torque compared to a road bike, so a 400 might be a bit much. I think a dr790 might be my best bet.
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Old 06-20-2013, 07:42 PM   #77775
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Just picked up a 2013--this is my second or third I've got CRS. Anyway have not had one for 5+ years and I need to farkle this thing. Skid plate, bar guards (Crya) small rear rack, clutch and stator stick on plate covers, maybe a center stand, just the normal fall over protection stuff.
Any of you current users found a central place to order this stuff--I haven't done it in a long time.
Any other good protection stuff come up in recent years?
Like some protection for the oil filter cover--never did one in but I have seen a few cracked.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions--just looking to go to a single source if possible.
Procycle has a bunch of stuff. Kientech does too. I also buy a lot of used stuff on Ebay and the classifieds on this site and and at www.drriders.com. Post an ad for what you want. Somebody might have stuff sitting in their garage.

I also buy a bunch of things from cyclegear.com, bikebandit.com, motorcycle-superstore.com, and several other vendors you can read about here.
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