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Old 07-18-2013, 12:03 PM   #78811
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As you should be. Good platform to start with, learn on and make your own if you choose. Congrats.

And you got one of the really rare, super fast white ones! Killer!
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Old 07-18-2013, 12:43 PM   #78812
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I agree...never ask someone to pick your seat.

My Seat Concepts kit is on the way. I hope I like it. If I don't, I'll sell it and move on to another.

I am fully aware of this having played the musical seat game on several touring bikes.

Trying to avoid a avoidable mistake right off the bat. I know what I want mostly, but without being able to hold them in my hands side by side its a expensive crap shoot.

Just trying to get the right one first. I know I dont want a "grippy" cover....smooth so you can slide around a bit is what I want.

Now I wonder if the "Regular" foam from seat concepts is softer than the stock OEM Suzuki foam ? Is Seat concepts "Firm" foam similar to stock Suzuki ?

Lastly what are sergents foams and how do they compare ?
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Old 07-18-2013, 01:06 PM   #78813
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As mentioned, seats are almost as personal as, well, what's sitting on them. I have the SC standard foam and it is softer than the stocker. Best description for me is it sinks in but firms up enough to be supportive. The guys at SC will answer questions for you too and guide you to the right foam.

Sorry for the angle, but here's the stock next to SC. The stock is about 7 inches wide at it's widest and crowned a bit. The SC is 10" and flat. I scoot back onto that portion for a break while on the slab.



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Old 07-18-2013, 01:13 PM   #78814
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Here is a cheap DR for sale, only 94,000 miles, I confirmed

http://santafe.craigslist.org/mcy/3942139276.html
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Old 07-18-2013, 01:28 PM   #78815
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Seat Concepts 1" Taller version. vs. stock
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Old 07-18-2013, 03:17 PM   #78816
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Well, after intensive research on what bike to purchase, I got my DR650SE. I love it, it's great. Just took it for a ride, first time on a motorcycle actually, lol. Let me know what you guys think.

Ignore my fathers work car, lol. And no, he did not buy it for me. I had to save up for this bad boy. :) I'm quite proud.
Congrats. Add a couple extra lights, a whip antenna and that could be a cop bike. People would be parting the way for you.

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Old 07-18-2013, 03:25 PM   #78817
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FCR Question

Picked up this other FCR carb to use on another DR (previous owner of the carb said he was using it on his DR650). Got it for cheap but is this just the standard FCR (Non-MX) version? He said it was originally on a KTM 525 SX


Going over it, it appears to have the Sudco DR boot adaptor and a R&D Accelerator Pump.. Don't think it has the ACV?





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Old 07-18-2013, 04:19 PM   #78818
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I have a Seat Concept on my DR 650, my Son has a Sargent on his. Both are good, I do like mine more. My Son's has the "welt" at the seam, I can feel that and don't care for it. I understand Sargent has them with and without that "welt."
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Old 07-18-2013, 04:29 PM   #78819
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I have a Seat Concept on my DR 650, my Son has a Sargent on his. Both are good, I do like mine more. My Son's has the "welt" at the seam, I can feel that and don't care for it. I understand Sargent has them with and without that "welt."
yes you can order a Sargent with a "top-stich" ie no welt and that is the only way to go. you feel welts at times and i would never order any seat with any bikes with a welt.
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Old 07-18-2013, 04:36 PM   #78820
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Epix, did ya check with MxRob?
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Old 07-18-2013, 04:42 PM   #78821
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yes you can order a Sargent with a "top-stich" ie no welt and that is the only way to go. you feel welts at times and i would never order any seat with any bikes with a welt.
NOW you guys post this... one day after me ordering my first Sargeant, and with specific colored 'piping' (or welt).

Is it really that noticeable?!
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Old 07-18-2013, 05:03 PM   #78822
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On the left hand threaded primary drive nut, whats a good "holder tool" of sorts when torqueing the nut if you dont have a official primary holder tool.

I understand the clutch will slip before you reach torque when trying to lock the rear wheel.

I just dont wanna bugger up the primary gears by wedgeing any old thing in there.
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Old 07-18-2013, 05:38 PM   #78823
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On the left hand threaded primary drive nut, whats a good "holder tool" of sorts when torqueing the nut if you dont have a official primary holder tool.

I understand the clutch will slip before you reach torque when trying to lock the rear wheel.

I just dont wanna bugger up the primary gears by wedgeing any old thing in there.
You are brining back a sad memory...
When I did mine I forgot to put it in top gear before removing the clutch cover. With no ability to actuate the clutch, I only had first and second. The spec on the nut is 72.5 pound feet. The board I wedged into my rear wheel held all the way to the torque spec. The torque wrench clicked at the exact moment I heard the spoke break.

The spoke nipple was what really broke. Thankfully, an inmate here sent me a replacement. I could only buy a full set for $65.

Shift it into fifth before you remove the clutch cover, put a board in the spokes and I suspect you'll be ok. YMMV!
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Old 07-18-2013, 06:24 PM   #78824
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Sargent seat

I just put a Sargent seat up for sale in the flea market section, sadly i am selling my DR650, i bought a DRZ400.
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Old 07-18-2013, 07:14 PM   #78825
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On the left hand threaded primary drive nut, whats a good "holder tool" of sorts when torqueing the nut if you dont have a official primary holder tool.

I understand the clutch will slip before you reach torque when trying to lock the rear wheel.

I just dont wanna bugger up the primary gears by wedgeing any old thing in there.
stick the piston pin into the top end of the connecting rod, pass the biggest allen key you can fit through the centre of the pin, put two small pieces of wood (or steel plate is better) between the engine block and both ends of the allen key, rotate the crank in the right direction until the allen key sits on the wood and then tighten away. this is assuming the head is already off the engine
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