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Old 07-12-2013, 08:24 PM   #78661
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I suppose I have the same dilemma that many DR owners have; what to do with the pristine seat cover and foam after switching to the Seat Concepts unit.
Any creative ideas?
I would wrap it around a short 4x4 post and sell it on ebay as a pristine stock seat.
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Old 07-12-2013, 09:22 PM   #78662
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There are posts of couples going long distances on a properly set up DR and several on this forum have over 50K miles. I know of one that sold to someone here with 75K and they're still riding it.

It should work for your stated mission once it's set up. Happy hunting.
My 2006 DR turned over 55K miles this week and still going... with Shinko 244 on both ends. Got it with just under 4K a few years ago.

Get heavier springs front and rear and go from there.

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Old 07-13-2013, 12:13 AM   #78663
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1) How many km or miles, does a Safari Tank take your bike?
My first load went 520km. That's averaging, roughly, 80km per hour. I also did about 2 hours on sand @<15km hour.

2) Also do advriders ride around with their high-beam on during the day? Do you get lots of cars flickering at you?

I'm certain going around on high beam makes me more seen. I had my beam off an hour ago and a car I reckon didn't see me until the end @ 120km/h.
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Old 07-13-2013, 03:19 AM   #78664
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Hey everyone,

I'm looking at possibly getting a 2000 DR650. Its got about 22,000 miles on it. How many more miles on average will I be able to get before I'm looking at a rebuild?

With proper suspension, will a DR650 be able to achieve freeway speed with a 240lb driver and 170lb passenger?

I want a backup/guest 'dirt bike', but also would like to kill two birds with one stone and have an adventure bike for my wife and I. The XR650L is too tall for a passenger, and the KLR is too heavy to be used as a dirt bike.

I'm hoping the DR650 will fit.

Got 58,000 on the last one with nothing but routine maintenance; it was running like a top when we sold it. 29,000 on this one and it's purring along so far.

I'm wondering if you all might need to gear down for your 2-up riding; a 14T front sprocket would make for easier take-offs but still run along easy at highway speeds. Be better for dirt, too.

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Old 07-13-2013, 04:18 AM   #78665
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Then promptly dropped it while trying to ride out of the field
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Old 07-13-2013, 06:23 AM   #78666
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I would wrap it around a short 4x4 post and sell it on ebay as a pristine stock seat.

So THATS whats on my '06 I thought was OEM Suzuki !
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Old 07-13-2013, 06:55 AM   #78667
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So THATS whats on my '06 I thought was OEM Suzuki !
We could place them end to end and see if they reach the moon.
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Old 07-13-2013, 07:03 AM   #78668
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I suppose I have the same dilemma that many DR owners have; what to do with the pristine seat cover and foam after switching to the Seat Concepts unit.
Any creative ideas?
bar stool or sex aide
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Old 07-13-2013, 07:03 AM   #78669
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We could place them end to end and see if they reach the moon.
If they did, we could then ride our bikes there on it........as I am sure they would be firm and durable enough to support the weight load without any give or softness.
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Old 07-13-2013, 07:08 AM   #78670
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Old 07-13-2013, 07:12 AM   #78671
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Old 07-13-2013, 07:54 AM   #78672
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IMHO it is not bad--lot better than the KTM or Husky seats I've had. The last one stayed on the bike until I sold it--this one will too.
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Old 07-13-2013, 08:04 AM   #78673
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IMHO it is not bad--lot better than the KTM or Husky seats I've had. The last one stayed on the bike until I sold it--this one will too.

Right you are !

After just a few dozen miles on the DR stocker, I can truthfully say the only other "dirt bike style" seat LESS comfortable than the DR was my KTM 380 EXC.

A good comparison would be the Katoom was made of oak wood and the Suzy is made of yellow pine.

Yep, once the mechanicals get gone through, first thing to go is gonna be the mint , stocker seat !
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Old 07-13-2013, 08:46 AM   #78674
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Just a friendly warning to all youz guy's.......HERE COMES TROUBLE !


After several months of searching, watching, hunting and scanning, I finally found a DR worthy of its price nearby !

Its a totally, and I mean TOTALLY bone stock '06 with 4600 miles. Only thing ever changed was new battery, windshield and small Suzuki rack.

Never been off hard pavement, not a scratch. With a bit of detailing it would be a 10 outta 10 . Way too nice for what I am gonna use it for, but, after looking at other bikes that were way spendier and alot more used up, it just made good sense to start with a mint bone stocker and build it the way I want it.

Im sure not used to seeing a used dualsport bike where the underside of the engine cases is like the topside of a meticulous Ducati !








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Old 07-13-2013, 08:50 AM   #78675
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At 37000 miles I just put another new rear tire on. Because their had been some discussion of cush bearings failing prematurely lately I checked mine real close. It was still good. I pulled the dust seal and packed in some fresh grease. I am wondering if some of the ones that fail at low miles could have been ridden with the chain to tight. That would put a lot of extra sideways stress on the bearing.
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