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Old 07-15-2013, 10:09 AM   #78751
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What is neodymium and is it better?
Rare earth magnets. Very powerful.
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Old 07-15-2013, 10:33 AM   #78752
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Old 07-15-2013, 12:16 PM   #78753
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No, bone stock, show room condition.
Well given the wide rpm and speed range I haven't a clue.
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Old 07-15-2013, 03:46 PM   #78754
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Tank bags

Recently I picked up a bone stock DR with only 2600 miles on it. I've already done several mods with the help of a fellow inmate. Thanks FatChance! I bought it thinking it will be a great 80/20 dirt/road adventure bike. I am really excited to get to know this beast.

Anyway, I am a professional pack maker (for bicycles) so I am going to make all my soft luggage. I'm starting at the front and moving backward. This is the first part of the process.

I thought a lot about building a standard tank bag design but I wanted more space. The stock seat (soon to be ditched when I have the $) and the stock tank are pretty narrow. I went with this design to maximize volume. I also wanted to move as much weight forward as I could knowing that I will be carrying most of the gear behind me.



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Old 07-15-2013, 03:48 PM   #78755
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If you're considering selling these, you should post in Vendors. Looks great to me.
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Old 07-15-2013, 04:17 PM   #78756
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If you're considering selling these, you should post in Vendors. Looks great to me.
acesandheights,
I'm not thinking of selling these at this point. Just stoked to be a part of the DR community. I'm going to take my girl 2 up from Durango over Cinnamon pass for the night in Lake City for her birthday in a couple of days and we needed a place to put rain gear etc. It's pretty sweet when your "honey do" involves farkling!
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Old 07-15-2013, 04:42 PM   #78757
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Well, if you're not considering selling them, maybe you'd appreciate a tester in So Oregon?
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Old 07-15-2013, 04:58 PM   #78758
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I'm not thinking of selling these at this point...
Think hard on that. There is a great big hole in the market for a new 'outside the box' tank bag design. If they can be made to sell for the right price ProCycle could sell tons of these.
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Old 07-15-2013, 05:40 PM   #78759
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acesandheights,
I'm not thinking of selling these at this point. Just stoked to be a part of the DR community. I'm going to take my girl 2 up from Durango over Cinnamon pass for the night in Lake City for her birthday in a couple of days and we needed a place to put rain gear etc. It's pretty sweet when your "honey do" involves farkling!
New England is a hostile environment that puts all gear to the test. I'm in New England. Dibbs!
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Old 07-15-2013, 05:54 PM   #78760
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Drain plug option
Mishimoto makes a motorsports racing grade drain plug manufactured with neodymium magnets

about $15
When the magnet fell of the procycle plug (just glued on) I replaced it with the plug of a gsxr1000, the bandit 1250/650 plug will fit as well. And they all have magnets $5
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Old 07-15-2013, 06:27 PM   #78761
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Anyway, I am a professional pack maker (for bicycles) so I am going to make all my soft luggage. I'm starting at the front and moving backward. This is the first part of the process.

I thought a lot about building a standard tank bag design but I wanted more space. The stock seat (soon to be ditched when I have the $) and the stock tank are pretty narrow. I went with this design to maximize volume. I also wanted to move as much weight forward as I could knowing that I will be carrying most of the gear behind me.
That looks awesome. Have you ever thought about adding a cut-resistant layer of Kevlar, Twaron, or stainless-steel mesh...for security purposes?
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Old 07-15-2013, 07:23 PM   #78762
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Drain plug option
Mishimoto makes a motorsports racing grade drain plug manufactured with neodymium magnets

about $15



I wonder if the magnet is inserted into the main body well, rather than just surface glued ?

And seeing how far the magnet part sticks out, if it would contact anything inside the DR 650 engine ?
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Old 07-15-2013, 08:02 PM   #78763
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acesandheights,
I'm not thinking of selling these at this point. Just stoked to be a part of the DR community. I'm going to take my girl 2 up from Durango over Cinnamon pass for the night in Lake City for her birthday in a couple of days and we needed a place to put rain gear etc. It's pretty sweet when your "honey do" involves farkling!
Welcome! Nice tank bags! One thing to consider is clearance when standing up off road. Looks like your tank bags might interfere?

An early option along the lines of what you're doing are the Aerostich tank panniers ... but not really made for dual sport bikes. I think they run about $100 now? I have these Chinese copies ... I paid $12 for these Tusk (on sale) items from Rocky Mountain:


Two up camping you'll need all the extra space you can get. Big panniers would be my choice ... and a good sized tail bag but still allowing room for your GF. The DR650 is not a stellar TWO UP bike. OK for medium to small humans, not great for the Xtra Large.
Have Fun!
here are my BIG panniers .. adept at carrying hair dryers, High heels, and make-up! )
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Old 07-15-2013, 09:20 PM   #78764
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me too.
i put one in each of my cars too.
http://www.magneticdrainplug.com/Mot...lugs/MP05.html
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Old 07-16-2013, 12:02 AM   #78765
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Where on the CSR? Well 23 fuel dumps don't count.
Kunawaritji was $3.40/litre and Punmu was $3.00/litre. Well 23 who knows??
Carried enough not to worry about that. Newman was at $1.85/litre.
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