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Old 04-18-2008, 08:25 PM   #826
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Its a honda but not an XR, its a tad more lively than that






I think I'll wait till I can do copper canyon at the proper time and probably try to tag along with someone that knows the area or at least knows a bit of spanish (I doubt my highschool greek will do me much good). I'm sure colorado will keep me occupied this summer:)
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Old 04-18-2008, 08:30 PM   #827
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Dang, thought it was an XR, from the photo it looks like my buddies XR650R.

Is it a CR ???

Lots of air under that puppy. Not sure you'll be able to get that kinda air time with the trusty DR when you get back to Mass........

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Old 04-18-2008, 08:36 PM   #828
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Cr250r and yeah I wouldn't try that jump on the DR :)
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Old 04-18-2008, 09:14 PM   #829
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Boy oh boy are you gonna have some fun in Colorado !!!


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Cr250r and yeah I wouldn't try that jump on the DR :)
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Old 04-18-2008, 10:19 PM   #830
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Put a Kenda K270 on the front with a tuff tube inside. I like it, I know a lot of people say they are dangerous on the road, but I don't ride real hard.

Put some Tusk aluminum bars and handguards on a couple weeks back. The adhesive stopped working on my throttle side heated grip, so I tried "Duro" brand spray adhesive and it didn't work well, then bought some 3M adhesive and it acted more like a lubricant.

Redid the seat and painted the bike too. I'll try to post a pic soon.
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Old 04-19-2008, 06:24 AM   #831
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I've had a hard time with heated grips and grip glue as well. Let me know if you find something that really works!

BTW I've tried weather strippind adhesive, renthal brand grip glue and scotts brand grip glue. All quite working sooner or later.
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Old 04-19-2008, 06:54 AM   #832
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I have a buddy that runs the Kenda 270 on the front and rear of his street legal WR450 and he loves em.... Good tires.. I've been down to Copper Canyon with a couple of buddies that ran the Kenda 270 and they were happy with the street & off road performance. I've heard others complain about the Kenda but, depending on who ya listen to, every tire seems to have some complaint. I like the D606 for off road stuff but they don't seem to last very long on the pavement. The IRC GP1 treated me well on the pavement and was decent off road but not as good as a D606 in the dirt. Didn't like Avon Gripsters at all for off road tires, great on pavement though. I'm installing Cheng Shin C858's on the DR350 this weekend. Have a buddy that likes them so I thought I'd give em a try too. Really CHEAP tires and pretty darn agressive too. Should get longer tire life on the pavement than the D606..

Let us know what ya think about the Kenda.

Can't advise on the glue situation as I've always had the same problems.

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Put a Kenda K270 on the front with a tuff tube inside. I like it, I know a lot of people say they are dangerous on the road, but I don't ride real hard.

Put some Tusk aluminum bars and handguards on a couple weeks back. The adhesive stopped working on my throttle side heated grip, so I tried "Duro" brand spray adhesive and it didn't work well, then bought some 3M adhesive and it acted more like a lubricant.

Redid the seat and painted the bike too. I'll try to post a pic soon.
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Old 04-22-2008, 08:21 PM   #833
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Old 04-23-2008, 09:35 AM   #834
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I noticed that when I go up to higher speeds 50+ and the wind blows, the handle bar shakes a little bit. I wonder if it's the fender? Tire is correct pressure and everything is tight.
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Old 04-23-2008, 03:40 PM   #835
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Headlight positive wire ????

Anyone know which wire is the positive (hot) wire on the back of the headlight ? I'm trying to hook up my aux outlet for my GPS and can't find any info in the stinking shop manual. My voltage tester just crapped out so I can't even test the wires. Gotta get this thing hooked up tonight, leaving tomorrow for a four day dual sport rally.


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Old 04-23-2008, 04:50 PM   #836
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I noticed that when I go up to higher speeds 50+ and the wind blows, the handle bar shakes a little bit. I wonder if it's the fender? Tire is correct pressure and everything is tight.

Teedubya

I replaced my stock front fender with an aftermarket ufo fender this past winter. I have been riding the bike for several weeks now and notice a real improvement where handlebar/front wheel shake is concerned.
I got mine from Jesse @ http://www.kientech.com/
I think I paid 26$ plus shipping. It is a direct bolt on fit, holes pre drilled

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Old 04-23-2008, 04:57 PM   #837
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Anyone know which wire is the positive (hot) wire on the back of the headlight ? I'm trying to hook up my aux outlet for my GPS and can't find any info in the stinking shop manual. My voltage tester just crapped out so I can't even test the wires. Gotta get this thing hooked up tonight, leaving tomorrow for a four day dual sport rally.

greendog

I can't answer your question directly but when I wired in a 12 volt adapter for my gps I found a spare white wiring plug under my fairing on the right side. I don't know what it was intended for but it is hot only when the key is on.
The great thing about it was it was a male plug and I found under the left side side cover a spare white female plug( at the end of the wiring harness) they were a perfect fit. Again I don't know what they were intended for but they were made for each other and made for an easy install. As well, I did not install a inline fuse as the 12 volt cig adapter power cord that plugs into my gps had a fuse built into it.
Before I installed the 12 volt adapter I ran on battaries in the gps and found I could go for hours(12 plus) between battary changes.

Hope it helps.

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Old 04-23-2008, 05:03 PM   #838
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Best and worst pic ever.....

mulekick

my condolences on Okiebug, there are a couple of aussie shepards @ the park were I walk my dog every day. Beautful dogs, smart and they don't don't take crap from anything on 4 legs!!
Was Okiebug and aussie? he looks like one.
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Old 04-23-2008, 05:10 PM   #839
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Thanks Johnny.....

I found that same wire about 20 minutes ago.... Was just going to post that I'd found a wire that was hot when I read your post... You're right, was just too dang easy... Don't have a clue what the wire was intended for so I'm just going to assume those Japanese engineers knew I'd be looking for it so they put it there just for me...

Thanks again for the info, now my GPS works...

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Anyone know which wire is the positive (hot) wire on the back of the headlight ? I'm trying to hook up my aux outlet for my GPS and can't find any info in the stinking shop manual. My voltage tester just crapped out so I can't even test the wires. Gotta get this thing hooked up tonight, leaving tomorrow for a four day dual sport rally.

greendog

I can't answer your question directly but when I wired in a 12 volt adapter for my gps I found a spare white wiring plug under my fairing on the right side. I don't know what it was intended for but it is hot only when the key is on.
The great thing about it was it was a male plug and I found under the left side side cover a spare white female plug( at the end of the wiring harness) they were a perfect fit. Again I don't know what they were intended for but they were made for each other and made for an easy install. As well, I did not install a inline fuse as the 12 volt cig adapter power cord that plugs into my gps had a fuse built into it.
Before I installed the 12 volt adapter I ran on battaries in the gps and found I could go for hours(12 plus) between battary changes.

Hope it helps.

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Old 04-23-2008, 05:32 PM   #840
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Best and worst pic ever.....

mulekick

my condolences on Okiebug, there are a couple of aussie shepards @ the park were I walk my dog every day. Beautful dogs, smart and they don't don't take crap from anything on 4 legs!!
Was Okiebug and aussie? he looks like one.


Border Collie~

Really rare markings....1% or so have the blue merle gene..

I have never seen a prettier/smarter dog.

He was my soul brother for sure...To bad he had the same curiousity level and full blown steam that I have.....sucks to be an adrenaline junkie sometimes....His fate was the rear tire of a dually 30 feet from me.I turned my back to get his frisbee for a nanno second....Bamm..

fuckin' broke my heart.....


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