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Old 03-02-2008, 01:59 PM   #1
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Kiwi DR650 forum

pfff was really enjoyin the combo oz kiwi dr forum!

anyways how many Dr'ers are here in kiwiland
post here!
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Old 03-02-2008, 02:02 PM   #2
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Yeah, there's a few of us who appreciate the virtues of this device - and probably a lot more who are trying to eliminate what they see as their own ones' vices.

Mine's a farkle-free zone as yet, but that will change...
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Old 03-02-2008, 02:32 PM   #3
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Quite a few DR riders round the souf island as well.

I'm on a 97 SE

Mines of the road at the moment as I'm getting the not so uncommon 3rd gear whine sorted (currently thought to be an assembly issue).

Farkels include
IMS 18 (going on 20)l Tank
Scotty oiler
progressive fork spring
moose bark busters and hand guards
home made tail rack
home made soft pannier bars
getting new shock spring and revalve while 3rd gear being fixed.

No work on the carbie as the bike seems to be different to most in that it has different zorst and carbie. Bigger hole in the can and no micro switch (whatever that does) on the carbie.

Just after putting the IMS on.



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Old 03-02-2008, 06:12 PM   #4
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I own one.

Just a quick note though, it would be worth a squizz in this thread for DR info before asking on here as it's usually been answered many times previously
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Old 03-03-2008, 01:19 AM   #5
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I've got one too, 2003, Blue

Farkels include ...
32L Safari Tank
Spacer in fork springs
Bark Busters
Ventura pack rack
44T rear Sprocket
13, 14, & 15T front sprockets

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Old 03-03-2008, 08:25 PM   #6
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Will be picking up a his and hers DR650 this weekend.............cant wait.

BTW They are NOT the same colour
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Old 03-05-2008, 12:58 PM   #7
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pfff was really enjoyin the combo oz kiwi dr forum!

anyways how many Dr'ers are here in kiwiland
post here!
Well I've got one, but I'm about to take it to Oz for a couple of months. Plan on about 22,000 km of backroads and 4WD tracks.
It's pretty well farkled now, lots of changes - just dropped in the full Ohlins conversion last night. Last thing to add is the safari tank, but that will happen when we uncrate it in Brisbane.
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Old 03-05-2008, 05:58 PM   #8
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Well I've got one, but I'm about to take it to Oz for a couple of months. Plan on about 22,000 km of backroads and 4WD tracks.
It's pretty well farkled now, lots of changes - just dropped in the full Ohlins conversion last night. Last thing to add is the safari tank, but that will happen when we uncrate it in Brisbane.
Awsome! I so wanna do that one day! but for now got a f-in house mortgage to pay!

Ride report please!
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Old 03-05-2008, 06:20 PM   #9
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soakin wet/ kneesliders

Went for a 4h ride north of auckl. in the pooring rain on tuesday. only to discover that my trusty old dutch all weather jacket wasn't all that water proof any more... that was one cold ride home! (oh and my behind was sore too (stock seat)) grrr..

Also I usually ride in my 2 piece leather suit (and sunny weather) and always used to have the kneesliders attached, cause they never bothered me. altough I did seem to notice a few times, when riding that my legs didn't really naturaly (without my effort) ''hug'' the tank. I didn't really give it any thought as I thought it was just the Dr's ergonomics and the small tank that where to blame.
Until a couple of weeks ago on the way back from the paeroa races it did bother me and I wondered if the kneesliders had any thing to do with it. so I Ripped them of, and That was it, they were pushing my legs appart.
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Old 03-05-2008, 07:29 PM   #10
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Ride report please!
Will see what we can do.
Plan on a daily diary and a comprehensive photo record, so should be able to come up with something reasonable.
However, will have virtually nil internet access during the trip and so a report will have to wait until we get back - around the end of July.
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Old 03-05-2008, 07:34 PM   #11
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Will be picking up a his and hers DR650 this weekend.............cant wait.
Within a month or 2, I predict that you will come to think that this is one of the best decisions you have ever made. I am pretty well travelled in NZ but I didn't realise just how much of the country I had missed and how spectacular it was, until I left the bitumen behind.
The day I bought the DR, I tripled the length of road that was of interest.
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Old 03-05-2008, 10:32 PM   #12
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So.... where do the safari 32 litre tanks come from in NZ?
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Old 03-05-2008, 11:57 PM   #13
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So.... where do the safari 32 litre tanks come from in NZ?
Australia Far Queue is the only person I know of with one and he got his of Tardme for cheep. Seriously I think its easiest to import yourself.

These guys are US based but both TransalperNZ and I have got IMS tanks from therm in less than two weeks from ordering and the prices are pretty good. The do the safari tanks as well. I dont know who to annoy in Ausi about one.

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Old 03-06-2008, 01:52 AM   #14
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They do the safari tanks as well. I dont know who to annoy in Ausi about one.
These guys make and sell the Safari tank in Oz.
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Old 03-06-2008, 02:30 PM   #15
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What a hell of a differemce in prices on the US site from Safari to Acerbis to Clarke to IMS. So is there something special about the Safari that makes it a fair deal for the price?
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