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Old 11-16-2009, 11:54 AM   #5671
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Good luck finding a "cheap one" i have been looking for a secondhand one for a year.
And if Mezo can't find one they probably don't exist.

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Old 11-16-2009, 12:28 PM   #5672
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Scotts/Ohlins is going to be my choice, ive heard other brands can leak sometimes plus ive never heard a bad word said about the scotts damper, ive done my homework

Good luck finding a "cheap one" i have been looking for a secondhand one for a year.

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Geez I am glad I got rosscos old one then!!

Mezo you will love the scotts dampener whne you get one - IMHO it is the best "farkle"made to my DR
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Old 11-16-2009, 03:16 PM   #5673
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Good luck finding a "cheap one" i have been looking for a secondhand one for a year.
Mezo.

Is this cheap enough? Not sure how much mounting kits are?

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Old 11-16-2009, 03:44 PM   #5674
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Is this cheap enough? Not sure how much mounting kits are?

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Jeez with the dollar the way it is that would be good buying :0)
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Old 11-16-2009, 04:00 PM   #5675
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Jeez with the dollar the way it is that would be good buying :0)

You can also buy straight from the Scotts website for $399 incl mounting kit.

Half the price of an MSC isn't it?
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Old 11-16-2009, 05:05 PM   #5676
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Old 11-16-2009, 07:25 PM   #5677
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Thanks everyone, that's confirmed in my mind that the MSC ain't for me!

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You can also buy straight from the Scotts website for $399 incl mounting kit.

Half the price of an MSC isn't it?
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Old 11-16-2009, 07:48 PM   #5678
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Wow it's almost like looking in a mirror :P

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Old 11-17-2009, 12:39 AM   #5679
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Thanks everyone, that's confirmed in my mind that the MSC ain't for me!
Just a word of warning if your buying secondhand, there is a difference in valving between the off road version & the road version so watch yourselves,
i nearly cocked up there myself, in fact i wrote to Scotts asking if i could use a road one for offroad & this was the reply i got.

Scotts manufactures 2 different stabilizers, a road bike version and an
off-road version. Both units share the same physical size and
appearance, the main differences are in the valving design. Below is a
very brief description of the differences between the 2 styles.

The off-road damper is a non-rebound stabilizer, which means, as it
sweeps away from center it has damping but the moment it changes
direction back toward center the damping is free until it reaches center
again, hence the term non-rebound or free-rebound. This was an important
development in the off-road damper and is what makes our damper work so
well. It's design is to allow the rider to correct for constant slides
associated with off-roading while not fighting with the damping forces
back to center. It's a serious advantage for the off-road rider. This
feature helps prevent the common syndrome known as arm pump. Our
stabilizer is the only one made with this feature.

The road bike damper design requires a totally different function and
therefore is a rebound damper. A road bike is primarily leaned, not
steered, and the damping forces need to be absorbed in both directions
to maintain constant stability, due to the nature of the energy needing
to be absorbed.

Can they be interchanged? Yes.

Are you receiving all the advantages you could by using the off road
unit on a road bike application or vice versa? No.

Is there a big difference? That is an individual opinion. Using your
dirt bike damper on your road bike would still be a vast improvement
over no damper at all and the same goes for using a road bike damper on
a dirt bike. Some customers who have tried switching from one to the
other say, they feel no difference. Others claim there is a huge
difference. So you see, it's truly personal preference. There are
other internal differences between the 2 stabilizers which would take a
lot longer to explain. The best bet is always to use the right damper
for the right application. However, we could not tell you that they
don't work when switched for the other application, it's just that they
work better when used as designed for the right application.

There are always specific applications that might favor one type or the
other depending on the situation. We make our suggestions based on our
testing and what the majority of our customer base prefers. You have
the option to specify whichever unit you prefer when ordering.


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You can buy all the components to swap over from one to the other.Mezo.
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Old 11-17-2009, 02:19 AM   #5680
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I picked up my DR today

It is a black 12/98 model that I bought from Vince Strang Motorcycles. Vince was kind enough to bring it up to BrisVegas so I didn't have as far to go to check it out. The bike obviously was good as I bought it and rode it home to Maryborough.

It took me 6 hours to get home as I took every back road I could. It is good to be back in the saddle after 10 years of being without a bike. Mind you 6 hours of sitting on a DR seat has bumped the Corbin or similar higher up the farkle wishlist.

I'll take some photos of it tomorrow cause it was dark by the time I got home tonight.

The DR has had the suspension done, new 15/44 gearing, bashplate, rear rack, Pro Taper bars, barkies, pegs, heated grips and a windsheild.

Plans for it are a 30L Safari, panniers and to add a few more miles to the clock.
OK so it has been a couple of days before getting some pics up but I have been having too much fun riding it.

My new 'puter doesn't have the right type of card reader I need for my good camera so you will have to make do with my phone camera until I can get a card reader.

Yesterday was an RDO so I went for a ride down to Hervey Bay and then back home thru the forestry behind my house.



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Old 11-17-2009, 02:34 AM   #5681
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6 hours on a dr650 seat

im sure you can get free beer for that some where !

you must be a skinny arsed bastard !


i had the bike 8 weeks and got the seat widened , but it was no better

2nd hand corbin sorted that , have a look at the new seargent seats , while the dollar is high

<------- your BUTT will thank you



EDIT: nice to see some white pigs , i like the dual headlight




white ones are faster
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Old 11-17-2009, 02:54 AM   #5682
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Yeah I have a skinny arse but don't worry after a couple of hours riding I was doing quite a bit of standing on the pegs.

My mate bought Tee Dee Mmm's old DR and he has a sheep skin cover on his. I might borrow it for a bit and see if it helps any as a short term fix until I can find a better seat.
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Old 11-17-2009, 03:19 AM   #5683
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Only if you ask nicely mick....
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Old 11-17-2009, 03:31 AM   #5684
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Only if you ask nicely mick....
Would a CC sweeten the deal?
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Old 11-17-2009, 03:32 AM   #5685
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dr650 oil pump idler gear

Anybody out there on the dr650 oil pump idler gear { the plastic one}failing or do they get more brittle with age ,also the shaft it runs on is fairly loose in the crank case any idea on repair or is this standard regards roco rider
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