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Old 07-19-2013, 06:31 PM   #78901
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Cleaned up nice........
Wait, is that the stock pipe?

How did he get it so clean?!
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Old 07-19-2013, 07:28 PM   #78902
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Wait, is that the stock pipe?

How did he get it so clean?!
Scroll down the page, there are several posts starting at #984. I have 20 posts per page and the link shows page 50, so you might have to find #984.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...117546&page=50
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Old 07-19-2013, 08:56 PM   #78903
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Better, larger forks (& rear suspension), stiffer frame, and the beefiness to be able to create more power?

That would cover it for me. If the DR650 had 50 more pounds but very high quality suspension I guess I'd be just as happy with it, but it doesn't - which is why I don't own a KLR650 since it seems to give nothing for its weight.

Edit: Oh Jesus, and Brembo Brakes?!! Yeah, I'd be content.
Yea, Brembo brakes and about 10 to 15 HP over the DR650. I'm sure it's not perfect ... but so far very few faults with that Terra that I've read about.
Lose the 2nd exhaust can to save some weight ... not sure where else it's carrying the extra weight.
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Old 07-19-2013, 08:59 PM   #78904
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I ground the weld years ago and it cracked this summer. this time I hope I solved the problem.
I welded to back side where it has more purchase. the mount for the primary fit well.
after a good scrub and 5 minutes on the buffer & some juice I heard about from MX Rob, the pipe cleaned up.
I even broke down and spent the $2.75 on a new gasket (I'm cheap)
I working on a new heat shield to swag it up some prolly use carbon fiber & Kevlar

going back together I used a dab of anti-seize on the bolts (I recommend this)


(SW still on the lurk here)
Yous got skills! Nice weld!
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Old 07-19-2013, 09:15 PM   #78905
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Check it out I'm famous! Touratech-USA facebook page!

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Old 07-19-2013, 09:37 PM   #78906
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How kewl izzat!!
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Old 07-19-2013, 10:52 PM   #78907
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Nice DR!

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Old 07-19-2013, 11:01 PM   #78908
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Old 07-19-2013, 11:20 PM   #78909
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That must be a mistake ..? I don't see a Blue Rondel on that bike!

Do Tourtech still sell these?
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Old 07-19-2013, 11:55 PM   #78910
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Saw that via twitter today! Congrats!
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Old 07-20-2013, 04:04 AM   #78911
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Do Tourtech still sell these?

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Old 07-20-2013, 04:39 AM   #78912
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Those hex screws attaching the exhaust's protection guard are a bastard to get off. Bloody fell off my new bike on the road as 10kph n the guard worked well, but it's bent now. I wanted to bend it back, but Feck-Mohammed there on tight
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Old 07-20-2013, 05:22 AM   #78913
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Lowered footpegs, 5'10" rider

Coudl someone here extoll the virtues, if any, for a 5'10" rider and lowered footpegs? What did you notice?

I've ridden my DR on one trip so far, and during that trip I didn't really ever think 'Hey, these footpegs need lowered!", nor did I get the leg cramps that some of my other bikes had given me.

I could see widening the footpegs, instead, for more comfort (I'm on a budget here, yet that seems to make more sense to me out of the two alterations).

Then there's the whole losing of the rubber-damped footpeg mounts for most kits if I were to do it. Not sure that's a great idea either...

What I'm trying to make is a bike I could do a 700 or more mile day if I wanted to (yet, yes, out of a dual sport).
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Old 07-20-2013, 06:55 AM   #78914
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Coudl someone here extoll the virtues, if any, for a 5'10" rider and lowered footpegs? What did you notice?

I've ridden my DR on one trip so far, and during that trip I didn't really ever think 'Hey, these footpegs need lowered!", nor did I get the leg cramps that some of my other bikes had given me.

I could see widening the footpegs, instead, for more comfort (I'm on a budget here, yet that seems to make more sense to me out of the two alterations).

Then there's the whole losing of the rubber-damped footpeg mounts for most kits if I were to do it. Not sure that's a great idea either...

What I'm trying to make is a bike I could do a 700 or more mile day if I wanted to (yet, yes, out of a dual sport).
At 6' tall I used the simple lowering brackets that were on ebay to lower my DR's footpegs.
They were about 30.00. Pegs are still rubber mounted,I tried solid mt pegs and the incessant buzz was not good on the hiway.
Many like the solid pegs for dirt,not so much for me on the street.

Lowered pegs give me a better standing position and the pegs moved back 1 and 1/2" also which gives more room between shifter and footpeg.

The DR can be a great long distance thumper,small shield,good seat,the right bars and peg settup. Engine is smooth enough to ride all day.
Ive done some 630 mile days on mine and it gets it done fine.
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Old 07-20-2013, 06:58 AM   #78915
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I like that jacket you've got there, where did you get it from?
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