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Old 05-17-2006, 11:51 AM   #121
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IMS tank, no fit..

Thanks for the fuel valve info. Yea mine did not come with a valve.
I was thinking of cutting the fin but decided not to.

I made up a pair of fram mounts that had mounting holes drilled off center. I rotated them several times trying to find a good position but when I raised the tank the seat would not fit well.
So F. it.

Ok, Pingel valve hear I come.
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Old 05-17-2006, 04:02 PM   #122
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I got my DR, can I join the club now? hehehe

Well, I gotta work on my camera, the pics are to large (file size) to load em. Its a '04 DR650 with K&N, re-jet, and MT21s. Already added a gel seat to get a foothold and some comfort.

Anyone have a DR rear rack for sale, or know of a cheap dealer for them?

Where can I get a good price on the DR250 tail light mod?

Any feedback on the FMF Q2 or Supertrapp for me? The Staintune is a little too pricey for me.

Pictures soon, right now it looks stock and shiney.
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Old 05-17-2006, 04:34 PM   #123
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Wolfman Luggage

Would the wolfman expedition large or small rear bag be a better fit on the DR? Better fit meaning the seat channel size that is built in.

http://www.wolfmanluggage.com/06Expe...xpRearBag.html
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Old 05-17-2006, 04:57 PM   #124
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Pelican 1430?

Has anyone used the new pelican 1430 cases as panniers yet?

I think I am going to end up spending as much $$$ on mods to a DR 650 as the bike itself.

Ah, life under a budget.
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Old 05-17-2006, 06:42 PM   #125
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Well, I gotta work on my camera, the pics are to large (file size) to load em. Its a '04 DR650 with K&N, re-jet, and MT21s. Already added a gel seat to get a foothold and some comfort.

Anyone have a DR rear rack for sale, or know of a cheap dealer for them?

Where can I get a good price on the DR250 tail light mod?

Any feedback on the FMF Q2 or Supertrapp for me? The Staintune is a little too pricey for me.

Pictures soon, right now it looks stock and shiney.
Hi 6speed,
go to www.irfanview.com and download the free photo editor. There is an image resize function. Then get a smugmug account or photobucket account to post the pix...good luck!

You can get the complete DR250 taillight mod here:
http://www.kientech.com/DRZ250DR650TailLightConv.htm

My Suz tailrack was $69 from the dealer...


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Old 05-18-2006, 01:09 AM   #126
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Ive heard that some folk have laced in an 18 inch rear rim- anybody with any experience doing this
  • Fit? (seems like theres a bit of room)
  • Tyre choice?
  • Other adjustments needed?
  • Advantages vs effort?
Thanks in advance.
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Old 05-18-2006, 01:19 AM   #127
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Let's keep the thread going. Here's my latest day out on the DR. Narrandera to Deniliquin and back.




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Old 05-18-2006, 02:51 AM   #128
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raising Dr

Im thinking about raising my DR650SE as im a pretty tall bloke and would like it to be a bit higher! anyone ver done this before and have any tips , hints , or directions of any kind. I get the whole take weight off the back and spin the lock nuts down to raise it. Is it as simple as that and what do u all have ur damper set at and how do i set it ?
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Old 05-18-2006, 03:12 AM   #129
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[QUOTE=6Speed4]Well, I gotta work on my camera, the pics are to large (file size) to load em. Its a '04 DR650 with K&N, re-jet, and MT21s. Already added a gel seat to get a foothold and some comfort.

Anyone have a DR rear rack for sale, or know of a cheap dealer for them?

SNIP[ QUOTE]

HERE is an alternative to the stock rack. It's much bigger if your looking for something like that. $79.00 shipped



If your running windows a free easy image resizer is HERE 5th up from the bottom.It's sweet and simple to use. Just right click the image you want to resize and choose resize pictures and that's it
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Old 05-18-2006, 05:45 AM   #130
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Australian sales figures

Interesting a total of 78 DR650SE's were sold in Australia in 2005 in 2006 YTD 138 have beeen sold.

source www.fcai.com.au
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Old 05-18-2006, 06:46 AM   #131
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Just changed the oil last night to Shell Rotella Synthetic, 5w-40 and I could tell that the shifting improved on my commute this morning. It had Honda dino oil before. I also installed the Autozone-sourced magnetic drain plug too, it will be interesting to see if there is any accumulation on it at the next oil change.

How often are you DR owner's changing the oil?
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Old 05-18-2006, 07:04 AM   #132
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Im thinking about raising my DR650SE as im a pretty tall bloke and would like it to be a bit higher! anyone ver done this before and have any tips , hints , or directions of any kind. I get the whole take weight off the back and spin the lock nuts down to raise it. Is it as simple as that and what do u all have ur damper set at and how do i set it ?
Buy an 18 inch rear wheel and lace it on or buy a rear off a DR350 dirt model.
Buy a set of longer 41mm forks and front wheel off another bike. A late model Dr350 might work. Honda xr650 forks and front wheel should work too and have the proper springs to boot.
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Old 05-18-2006, 07:05 AM   #133
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Just changed the oil last night to Shell Rotella Synthetic, 5w-40 and I could tell that the shifting improved on my commute this morning. It had Honda dino oil before. I also installed the Autozone-sourced magnetic drain plug too, it will be interesting to see if there is any accumulation on it at the next oil change.

How often are you DR owner's changing the oil?
About 3 times /yr or after 2 real tough all day snotty tight trail rides..which ever comes first.

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Old 05-18-2006, 07:29 AM   #134
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Bing,
Nice DR I have seen it before. How's that decal holding up and where did you get it? Also, where did you get the front wavy rotor?
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Old 05-18-2006, 08:09 AM   #135
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Interesting a total of 78 DR650SE's were sold in Australia in 2005 in 2006 YTD 138 have beeen sold.

source www.fcai.com.au
i am one of those 78,.... i got in before they were popular
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