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Old 10-18-2007, 11:57 AM   #16
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and useful thread!!
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Old 10-18-2007, 01:56 PM   #17
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Just got a pair of RM125 '91-'96 (I think) footpegs.
They fit the DR650 nicely.

They are, however, installed on my 1979 XR250 where I think they'd do most good
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Old 10-18-2007, 04:27 PM   #18
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I've been looking for various accessories for my DR650 and they are scattered about in threads here and elsewhere, and it was hard for me to find things (or REALLY hard to find it AGAIN when I decided I needed it and remembered seeing it SOMEWHERE!).
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How about adding the additional links from the other inmates to your original post. Then we just look at the original post to search for parts??
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Old 11-28-2007, 03:39 AM   #19
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Rear Disc Guards!!!!!!!!



Help! does anyone know where to buy rear disc guards for the DR650?? I've spent an hour on sites both here in Oz and US but no can find - any ideas??

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Old 11-28-2007, 08:25 AM   #20
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How about adding the additional links from the other inmates to your original post. Then we just look at the original post to search for parts??

+1
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Old 03-03-2009, 09:42 PM   #21
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2 more to add

Procycle has a nice DR650 specific accessory page and Cogent Dynamics Motorsports does an upgrade of the rear shock for DR650's.

Also lots of general info at http://dr650.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page
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Old 03-03-2009, 10:28 PM   #22
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Procycle has a nice DR650 specific accessory page and Cogent Dynamics Motorsports does an upgrade of the rear shock for DR650's.

Also lots of general info at http://dr650.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page
+1

Surprised these three links weren't on top.

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How about adding the additional links from the other inmates to your original post. Then we just look at the original post to search for parts??
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Old 10-12-2009, 09:34 AM   #23
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I hope someone may benefit from all these links being kept together.----------------------------------------
Hey GA, you are a *LIFESAVER*. Do you know how much work you saved me? I just bought DR650 yesterday and need to outfit in within 2 weeks to ride to South America. Thanks so much for doing this for all of us. You've saved me HOURS of work that I can now put into riding!
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Old 01-23-2010, 07:17 PM   #24
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+1 on disc guards. A link for that item would be appreciated.
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Old 02-19-2010, 06:11 PM   #25
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I haven't checked back on this thread since I sold my 650 and switched to the DR350, but got a couple of nice PMs recently about this thread and was prompted to check back in. I don't have much time to keep up with this thread forever, but I will try and update the original thread sometime soon for you guys!

I still love the DR650 and kind of regret getting rid of mine, but my DR350 is a little easier to ride in rough hooligan off road stuff. I ended up getting a KLR650 to complement the DR350 for more adventure type rides, but I do believe I could have stuck with the DR650 for all my rides.

I may upgrade the DR350 with a 441cc kit from Keintech someday and eliminate the KLR, it would be nice to just have one dual sport again.

Anyway, I'll update my links and read through the threads and add other links from your contributions.

Keep On Thumpin'
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Old 03-10-2010, 05:07 PM   #26
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OK, I finally got around to updating the main post. Fixed (or removed) all broken links and added the ones from the other inmates. Thanks to everyone who posted additional links.

The front disc guards were already there (what I could find anyway) They are in the Skid Plates, Disc Guards, Case Savers, Master Cyl Guard section from LightSpeed Performance. Looks like the rear I had found is for the DR350 and NOT the DR650, so I'm removing that link.

I'll try to check in on this thread from time to time, but I've got too little time and too many irons in the fire, so if you see changes that need to be made and I'm not around send me a PM and I'll try and stop by.

I still love the DR650 and I'm really tempted to sell the KLR650 and the DR350 and go back to a nice white '09. If I could find a '99 DR650 in nice low mile condition, I'd take a '99, too. I guess I'm partial to the white color scheme.

I'm just not quite ready to give up the hard core dirt riding and the DR350 is 40-50 pounds lighter and at age 52 I need every advantage I can get. I hate to say it, but the DR650 after adding the Yosh pipe and dialing in the jetting was almost too much in the tight woods. With the 350 I can hammer it and it will get up and go, but doesn't feel like it going to get away from me. Of course on the roads and the fire roads, I'd take the DR650 hands down.

What I really want is a 275 pound, bulletproof, 6-speed, nimble dual sport that's easy to maintain, comfortable on the road or in the woods, and I just haven't found the one yet that's perfect FOR ME. In just a few years I've had a DRZ400, KTM450, DR650, DR350, and KLR650, all nice in their own way, but no ONE bike that I felt could do it all. For my money the DR650 and the DR350 come the closest to being a one bike solution for me, it just depends on how much weight you can handle off-road. I may spend the $500 to change my DR350 to a 441cc, or give up a little of the hard core woods riding and go back to the DR650.


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I haven't checked back on this thread since I sold my 650 and switched to the DR350, but got a couple of nice PMs recently about this thread and was prompted to check back in. I don't have much time to keep up with this thread forever, but I will try and update the original thread sometime soon for you guys!

I still love the DR650 and kind of regret getting rid of mine, but my DR350 is a little easier to ride in rough hooligan off road stuff. I ended up getting a KLR650 to complement the DR350 for more adventure type rides, but I do believe I could have stuck with the DR650 for all my rides.

I may upgrade the DR350 with a 441cc kit from Keintech someday and eliminate the KLR, it would be nice to just have one dual sport again.

Anyway, I'll update my links and read through the threads and add other links from your contributions.

Keep On Thumpin'
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Old 03-10-2010, 06:11 PM   #27
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In just a few years I've had a DRZ400, KTM450, DR650, DR350, and KLR650, all nice in their own way, but no ONE bike that I felt could do it all. For my money the DR650 and the DR350 come the closest to being a one bike solution for me, it just depends on how much weight you can handle off-road. I may spend the $500 to change my DR350 to a 441cc, or give up a little of the hard core woods riding and go back to the DR650.


What do you like better about the DR350 vs. the DRZ400?
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Old 03-10-2010, 06:36 PM   #28
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another exhaust

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Old 03-10-2010, 08:03 PM   #29
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I like the six speed transmission, that it's air cooled, the screw type valves are easy to adjust, it's a little lighter, a little lower (I'm 5'10") a more comfortable seat, less expensive.

The DRZ was the first bike I bought and reflecting back, I could have been happy with it. I went from the DRZ to the KTM 450 because thought I was going to run some enduros, but ended up more into the dual sporting. That's when I bought the DR650 and I did prefer the DR650 to the DRZ. I could have been happy with the DR650, too, but I wanted to try the smaller DR350 and I love it.


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What do you like better about the DR350 vs. the DRZ400?
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Old 03-10-2010, 10:30 PM   #30
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no one seems to have ever made one.
first of all no bolt on tabs to mount one.
scott's makes beefy replacement parts ones but the make em for dirtbikes and don't see the dr as such.
http://www.scottsperformance.com/pro...php?PartType=2
maybe you could convince them otherwise.

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Help! does anyone know where to buy rear disc guards for the DR650?? I've spent an hour on sites both here in Oz and US but no can find - any ideas??

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