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Old 06-10-2014, 11:59 AM   #14176
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has anyone run these as a rear tyre.
Time for new shoes for my DRonkey as I prepare to ride down Baja to Tapacula in Mexico.
http://www.metzeler.com/site/uk/prod.../Enduro-3.html

Im gonna stick with the 606 Front. Cant get Hiedi K60 rear. Have been running a Shinko 705, was ok for price..$69 here in the land of uncle sam but didnt last all that long. I dont want to be stuck somewhere in Mexico waiting on a new tyre.
I wished I changed out to 18" rear. Hind sight is a wonderful thing.
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Old 06-11-2014, 03:19 AM   #14177
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Does anyone have a stock DR650 seat they want to sell ?

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Old 06-11-2014, 07:06 AM   #14178
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I have one, it's in Nambour Qld. What's a fair price???pm me if you like
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Old 06-13-2014, 06:27 AM   #14179
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Anyone want to sell/get rid of they're stock Dr fork springs??
pm me

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Old 06-13-2014, 06:43 AM   #14180
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These guys were wondering why the rear tire seemed to be burning up.

Pic taken in Marble Bar last week, that's a comfy swag
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Old 06-15-2014, 07:00 AM   #14181
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It couldn't happen to me ... right??

well it DID.

All the talk about that chain-roller thingy, I checked mine several times during that chat and figured mine was never going to be a problem.

Obviously, I now have the obligatory "hole-in-the-frame" accessory.

I have an idea for a fix but, you see, I have high blood sugar so shouldn't chew too much bubble-gum so my second idea is to ask you blokes for your ideas.

Got any??

(i figured if I make it funny, then I won't thump sumfink )

Thanks for any advice guys .. 'n' gals too I guess .. :)
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Old 06-15-2014, 04:20 PM   #14182
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When my chain roller broke off, I put it back, with an extra brace. Been fine ever since. Managed to break other stuff though, like the subframe last Friday!





Here's the chain roller fix on the one that hasn't broken yet.






And the latest fix needed!
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Old 06-15-2014, 04:43 PM   #14183
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These guys were wondering why the rear tire seemed to be burning up.








Probably getting 50 000 out of the front tyre though
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Old 06-15-2014, 09:20 PM   #14184
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It couldn't happen to me ... right??

well it DID.

All the talk about that chain-roller thingy, I checked mine several times during that chat and figured mine was never going to be a problem.

Obviously, I now have the obligatory "hole-in-the-frame" accessory.

I have an idea for a fix but, you see, I have high blood sugar so shouldn't chew too much bubble-gum so my second idea is to ask you blokes for your ideas.

Got any??

(i figured if I make it funny, then I won't thump sumfink )

Thanks for any advice guys .. 'n' gals too I guess .. :)
I found the hole just after I bought the bike, I sprayed in a fair quantity of fish oil and sealed the hole with silicon, if I ever have the bike apart enough I may repair it or just weld a small patch over it.
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Old 06-15-2014, 10:30 PM   #14185
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When my chain roller broke off, I put it back, with an extra brace. Been fine ever since. Managed to break other stuff though, like the subframe last Friday!





Here's the chain roller fix on the one that hasn't broken yet.






And the latest fix needed!
I've done that !! but they were twin shock bikes and broke just forward of the top shock mounts, R60/6, XJ650 and an XS1100 all had rear racks, panniers, passenger and rough roads.
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Old 06-16-2014, 01:14 AM   #14186
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When my chain roller broke off, I put it back, with an extra brace. Been fine ever since. Managed to break other stuff though, like the subframe last Friday!


Here's the chain roller fix on the one that hasn't broken yet.

Thanks BD ... noted

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I found the hole just after I bought the bike, I sprayed in a fair quantity of fish oil and sealed the hole with silicon, if I ever have the bike apart enough I may repair it or just weld a small patch over it.
Thanks as well BiZ ... in your opinion, would the frame be less capable now, given the location and expected stresses . I'm not sure whether to have a patch welded there or not.

Anybody else with thoughts on this?
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Old 06-16-2014, 01:39 AM   #14187
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Put a patch on it, its not that hard to access once the wheel is out and chain removed.

The swingarm pivot nearby is weak too. Broke mine halfway through when I spotted it. You can see the repair and strengthening in the pic above FWIW.

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Old 06-16-2014, 02:57 AM   #14188
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Nice rack

Been interested in getting some side racks for the DR lately and was thinking about getting some Wolfman ones as they will go well with my Wolfman top rack. Problem is that BRMoto have stopped making them so they are a bit hard to get a hold of.

Question is, has anyone got a pair of Adventure Uni-Fit Side Racks that they sell from Adventure Moto? And thoughts on how good are they? Setup/pics?

http://shop.adventuremoto.com.au/sid...ription_tabbed
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Old 06-16-2014, 03:25 AM   #14189
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[QUOTE=BergDonk;24403711]Put a patch on it, its not that hard to access once the wheel is out and chain removed.

The swingarm pivot nearby is weak too. Broke mine halfway through when I spotted it. You can see the repair and strengthening in the pic above FWIW.
QUOTE]

Geez mate, thanks again ... I'll be check'n all over the old girl for sure.
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Old 06-18-2014, 02:18 AM   #14190
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show stopper

The new front Michelin Desert turned up today, just in time for the weekend's ride to Einasleigh.

My favorite front tyre for the DR650 along with T-63 Rear. Unfortunately the Desert is not available in 17inch rear.

I thought I'd rip right into it and get it on.

Old tyre and tube off, on with the new tyre and before I installed the tube, I checked it over. The valve stem literally fell off in my hand. Not ripped from the tube but separated (where it's vulcanised into dual layer) from it's locating hole. Ain't no way I am gonna fix that but I am glad I found it now. That would have been a real show stopper happening out in the sticks.

Might have happened cause up 'till now I haven't subscribed to the leaving the valve stem lock nut loose on the stem. I now have rim lock fitted on the rear wheel and might just put one on the front too. Guess I've been lucky up till now that it hadn't let me down.

Anyhow, not panicking, I reached for my spare 21 inch HD tube but realised that it is in someones DRZ400 that is yellow in colour- a fellow riding buddy

Doh.

So I am off to get a new HD 21 inch tube and rim lock tommomoz to instal and am wondering if I will get two tubes?... so I have a spare to carry like usual. Thongs not required.



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