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Old 06-28-2013, 08:36 PM   #78106
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Awesome....your going to love it....just remember the $0.18 trick (a couple small stainless washers to shim the carb needle up) that I posted about earlier....DON'T DO LIKE ME AND WAIT 1050 MILES BEFORE YOU DO IT!!!
Huh, I'm 7000 miles of loving my bike and never consider carb mods.
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Old 06-28-2013, 09:32 PM   #78107
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Torn between picking it up at the stock height or having the dealer do the adjustments to lower it 40mm.
I am 5'10 and can manage the height by being on my toes at a stop. But in my inexperienced mind it would be easier to ride if the ride height was lowered.

What do you guys think, lower it or keep it stock? Its been awhile since I owned a real dual purpose bike. Some of you old timers might remember the early 70's Kawasaki Big Horn 2 stroke 350:)
Keep in mind you are going to drop, either in the garage, at the gas station or on the trail. Most like you will drop it when you come tk a stop on uneven ground. It will happen just be prepared to get the f### out of the way! And get side cover Armor so the shifter doesn't punch a hole in the side cover.

Have fun I am 5'10 30 inch inseam also and dropped the bike more than a few times because I was unabe to get good footing on a trail when stopping.

I also owned a 350 big horn back in the day :

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Old 06-28-2013, 09:47 PM   #78108
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Keep in mind you are going to drop, either in the garage, at the gas station or on the trail. Most like you will drop it when you come to a stop on uneven ground. It will happen just be prepared to get the f### out of the way! And get side cover Armor so the shifter doesn't punch a hole in the side cover.

Have fun I am 5'10 30 inch inseam also and dropped the bike more than a few times because I was unabe to get good footing on a trail.

I also owned a 350 big horn back in the day.
My DR has been dropped <10 times since 2004. With the exception of a flat front tire, every tip over has been at walking speeds or less.

And when it starts to tip, get the F### out of the way.
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Old 06-28-2013, 10:02 PM   #78109
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Huh, I'm 7000 miles of loving my bike and never consider carb mods.
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Old 06-28-2013, 10:30 PM   #78110
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Old 06-28-2013, 11:39 PM   #78111
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Torn between picking it up at the stock height or having the dealer do the adjustments to lower it 40mm.
I am 5'10 and can manage the height by being on my toes at a stop.
When you pull up to stop slide your ass across the seat and you'll get one foot firmly on the ground.
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Old 06-29-2013, 03:37 AM   #78112
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That and using some brains when putting a foot down. We have several female club members under 5'4" riding full height DR-Zs which are a bit taller than the DR and not a whole lot lighter. Most also ride a 12GS. They are always interesting to watch, particularly off road where they rarely put a foot wrong. They don't have the strength to match the fellas, but they use their heads, know their bikes (keeping them centred) and have worked hard at honing ground and low speed handling skills... something that a lot of fellas never bother to practice.
Think "up hill" your foot HAS to go out on the side that's highest on a trail,an old riding buddy consistently would put his downhill side foot out and launch himself over the edge of all kinds of things.
He did this for years,almost like he enjoyed crashing onto the ground.

At 6' I can flatfoot my DR but if you cant,gotta slide over til your foot can reach easily. Ive got 28,000 miles on it and have yet to pick it up off the ground.

On the other hand my 200KTM went down in a deep creek the other day,my rt foot went out,nothing but algi covered rocks underwater and down we went.
Took most of an hour to get all the water out,just one of those things.

I NEVER ride my DR in extreme circumstances like that,it weighs twice what I do. Ive had it in water up to the bottom of the tank but it was smooth bottom gravel road stuff.
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Old 06-29-2013, 04:47 AM   #78113
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Installed a set of these today. They are suppose to clear the stock levers. The brake side did, the clutch side would not fully clear--ended up with the lever just out of the plane of the guard to allow for the lever ball end to clear the guard. The black ones are a good product and seem to be the best option for using the stock bars on a 2013--most of the controls are black. The end spacers that come with the kit are bare aluminum, some black paint took care of that issue. All in all pleased with the fit and finish.
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buy some Warp 9 levers. the quality and feel is much better plus they are shorter.
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Old 06-29-2013, 10:14 AM   #78114
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My DR has been dropped <10 times since 2004.
Mine gets dropped every time I ride it. If not, I wasn't trying hard enough. I ride it as a dirt bike 99% of the time.
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Old 06-29-2013, 10:34 AM   #78115
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How many miles do you have on your 790 now?
14k. No oil use. Gas mileage pretty much the same as stock when I ride conservatively, which is almost never. On interstates, I frequently hit 85 to 90 mph in order not to become an obstacle (NY/NJ-287, 87, Palisades). With the highway gearing (procycle), it just hums along getting about 45 to 47 mpg on a calm day.

I have had it over 100 mph several times. Don't know where the top is. Don't want the ticket unless I have a really good reason.
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Old 06-29-2013, 10:37 AM   #78116
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Nice post.

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Boy, ain't that the truth. And as a result very few riders can do much beyond and oil change. Remember "Shop Classes" in Jr. High School? No more.
And with ur pics...Impressive dr650 soft luggage experience post!
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Old 06-29-2013, 10:45 AM   #78117
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Mine gets dropped every time I ride it. If not, I wasn't trying hard enough. I ride it as a dirt bike 99% of the time.
I think I dropped mine a dozen times in one outing. It sure gets heavy as the day gets long.
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Old 06-29-2013, 10:45 AM   #78118
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14k. No oil use. Gas mileage pretty much the same as stock when I ride conservatively, which is almost never. On interstates, I frequently hit 85 to 90 mph in order not to become an obstacle (NY/NJ-287, 87, Palisades). With the highway gearing (procycle), it just hums along getting about 45 to 47 mpg on a calm day.

I have had it over 100 mph several times. Don't know where the top is. Don't want the ticket unless I have a really good reason.
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Old 06-29-2013, 12:18 PM   #78119
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14k. No oil use. Gas mileage pretty much the same as stock when I ride conservatively, which is almost never. On interstates, I frequently hit 85 to 90 mph in order not to become an obstacle (NY/NJ-287, 87, Palisades). With the highway gearing (procycle), it just hums along getting about 45 to 47 mpg on a calm day.

I have had it over 100 mph several times. Don't know where the top is. Don't want the ticket unless I have a really good reason.
Awesome. Thanks for your experiences. I am really considering it. Especially since the bike still stays light but gains all the power. How do you find vibration? The stock Dr doesn't vibrate enough for me to notice except when I think to myself how little it vibrates for a single
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Old 06-29-2013, 12:53 PM   #78120
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MAD can give a direct observation, but I believe the concensus is the vibrations are the same or maybe even less than stock.

Make sure to check out the 790 build / review thread here sone were on advrider and make sure u gap the rings!

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Awesome. Thanks for your experiences. I am really considering it. Especially since the bike still stays light but gains all the power. How do you find vibration? The stock Dr doesn't vibrate enough for me to notice except when I think to myself how little it vibrates for a single


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