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Old 07-31-2013, 08:24 PM   #79411
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you unclip it and remove it until it stops raining.
i've used alaska sheepskins and they are awesome!
I bought the sheepskin seat cover that you see on my DR in 1989. Rode on it to Alaska. I've used it on maybe a dozen motorcycles since and it's still going strong. I just let it get wet in the rain...it doesn't seem to affect it.
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Old 07-31-2013, 08:27 PM   #79412
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IMHO, doing a 500 mile day on the DR650 on ANY seat is not that easy. I've done it, but too much for me. Even my comfortable former Vstrom was tough beyond 500 miles. At that distance, other pain issues come into play.

I'd guess your Sargent is doing very well for you. The proof is that only your butt gets sore ... your body seems to survive pretty well. As you get older ... everything hurts more.

I doubt Renazco could build a better seat than your Sargent. He is too dirt oriented. I've never ridden on a Renanzco I liked much. (two KTM's ... 950 and 640 ADV and one Husky 630) Not even close to the comfort of my old Corbin.

On my Corbin I once did Four - 400 mile days back to back. That trip was out to Colorado. On the way home I did a 750 mile day (which was insane). No idea how I did it ... but sometimes things just feel "right".
It was a VERY long day but with LOTS of breaks and ... TONS OF WATER.

I was ON THE ROAD by 7 am from Kanab, Utah and was at my campsite in Bridgeport, CA at around 9 PM. The day included riding through Death Valley in 118F temps. Not bad as I kept moving and did not go off road. As soon as you begin to climb out of the valley, temps drop like a rock ... to low 80''s. Nice. Most times now I crap out around 300 miles on my DR. I can go further on my 1050 Tiger.

I did a 770 mile day once on my DR, and strangely it seemed pretty easy. Got home at dusk. The Corbin seat plus sheepskin is a really good combination, and I love the legroom on a dual-sport. My DR only feels uncomfortable to me at sustained high speeds, where the bike isn't really very happy.
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Old 07-31-2013, 08:36 PM   #79413
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Drink your milk. Wear your gear. Change your fluids, filters, and bearings. Carry good medical and term life insurance...as well as AMA roadside assistance.
Clean living and pure thoughts works for me!
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Old 07-31-2013, 08:43 PM   #79414
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Klay,
Which bars and control guards are you running?
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Old 07-31-2013, 08:44 PM   #79415
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Maybe it's because it's pure essence of motorcycle, pure function.

... because Of it's pure essence...

Or

... because it is THE pure essence...

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Old 07-31-2013, 08:52 PM   #79416
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Klay,
Which bars and control guards are you running?

They're the stock bars and I think the barkbusters are that VPS brand from Australia. I don't remember for sure.
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Old 07-31-2013, 08:56 PM   #79417
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Thanks... I need to get a set of those at some point.
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Old 07-31-2013, 09:03 PM   #79418
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... because Of it's pure essence...

Or

... because it is THE pure essence...

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Old 07-31-2013, 09:10 PM   #79419
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It is still not a proper sentence.

... because it is A pure essence...?

You have set a high standard, amigo.
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Old 07-31-2013, 09:10 PM   #79420
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Hey guys,

Wel after doing my inspection of the new to me DR found the rear chain guide is broken almost in 2 pieces. Looks like someone at one point tried to glue it back together.
How makes a suitable one for the DR. Looking back saw where some people have had issues with some not working correctly.

Also what color rear spring was on the 2003 model. I'm trying to find out if it has been changed.

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Old 07-31-2013, 09:18 PM   #79421
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It is still not a proper sentence.

... because it is A pure essence...?

You have set a high standard, amigo.
Yes, a pure essence.
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Old 07-31-2013, 09:21 PM   #79422
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Yes, a pure essence.
I will buy you a beer any time!

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Old 07-31-2013, 09:22 PM   #79423
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I will buy you a beer any time!

I prefer Schell's. It is pure essence of beer.
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Old 07-31-2013, 09:22 PM   #79424
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I never rode with a sheepskin and wouldn't for personal reasons.But I swear by beaded seats. In the summer my BeadRider is a lifesaver, with a bit of air flowing down there. It adds a good few hundred miles a day on any bike imo. I did a two-week Canada loop and got back this weekend. No real long days, i think the longest was 650-700 but with my Seat Concepts and beaded cover my ass was never an issue.
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Old 07-31-2013, 09:29 PM   #79425
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I prefer Schell's. It is pure essence of beer.
I'l by u a bere ani tyme.

PM me if you ever get to Durango. .
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