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Old 09-29-2013, 04:12 PM   #25561
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That Dr 350 is a bulletproof badass....love the DR
All I'd ever do to that DR is to uncork and let it breath...headers would improve low end torque and thats always good
Of course I uncork my chainsaw and weedeater too.....I cant leave things alone.
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Old 09-29-2013, 04:14 PM   #25562
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I've had a DR w/ the pumper carb, and it does make a little difference in throttle response. Just not sure I want to put a new $400 carb on a $1500 bike. Same for the 441 kit.

When we rode today, I was held back much more by lack of skill and local knowledge than by my old bike. More power would have just meant a bigger crash.

Towards the end of the ride, I got behind Vic and tried to follow his lines and watch him. That was helpful.
Buy high, and sell low.... that's my motto, and the owners of my old bikes will attest to that
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Old 09-29-2013, 04:30 PM   #25563
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Buy high, and sell low.... that's my motto, and the owners of my old bikes will attest to that

I know that all too well.

I think for this DR, I'll just do a Clarke tank, Keintech muffler mod, get the carb sorted.

After that, I"ll get Bob to go over the suspension (it has RaceTech stickers on the forks and shock, but I want Bob to take a look and make sure it's right) and buy an aftermarket handlebar. I did a lot of standing today and felt like the bar was too low and swept back too far. Probably go with a fatbar, CR High bend.

I've got an extra wheelset, some extra plastics, an extra CV carb, extra set of forks and a few other goodies. I'm planning to set the other wheelset up w/ sticky street tires so I can swap when I go to the mountains.

For the $1400 I have in it, I can't complain!!
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Old 09-29-2013, 04:41 PM   #25564
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Todays Video

Hope you enjoy...

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Old 09-29-2013, 04:52 PM   #25565
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Cool vids, Vic. Thanks for posting.

It was a great day to ride.
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Old 09-29-2013, 06:01 PM   #25566
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Great day!

Great ride today. Thanks for leading the pack Vic and showing us around. Nice to meet everyone and look forward to doing it again soon.
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Old 09-29-2013, 10:00 PM   #25567
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How's the water? Last I checked they where closed for flooding but that was a couple weeks ago. Been there a couple time and like the trails.
not bad at all. few mudholes but they aren't "bottomless" like the soil we have around here. HLC is much less sandy.

unlike this fellow, apparently he doesn't mind a bit of water...

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=aa4_1380175682
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Old 09-29-2013, 10:06 PM   #25568
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Dang...

That's no joke. Looks like something I'd end up doing.
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Old 09-30-2013, 02:05 PM   #25569
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Old 09-30-2013, 02:10 PM   #25570
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Saw you guys

I saw you guys about noonish head out to BW I bet.

I was just coming back down Antioch towards 85.

I was shocked to see orange riding down the road...
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Old 09-30-2013, 02:19 PM   #25571
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I saw you guys about noonish head out to BW I bet.

I was just coming back down Antioch towards 85.

I was shocked to see orange riding down the road...
That was us! We went out to BW and stopped by Barney's on the way home. Great weather for a ride. Karen was on her 4 hunny. (and loving every minute of it)
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Old 09-30-2013, 06:11 PM   #25572
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Somebody get on this....

http://columbusga.craigslist.org/mcy/4068586792.html
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Old 09-30-2013, 07:07 PM   #25573
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I already jumped on a greanade a few months ago. Someone else will have to take this one.

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Old 09-30-2013, 08:11 PM   #25574
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The CL ad is intelligently written, the deal is good, and the seller seems like a decent sort.

Must be a trap! (Wish I had the money)
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Old 09-30-2013, 08:47 PM   #25575
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Hmmmm. I have a DR 650. My brother lives on a lake near Valley, AL. I grew up there...
Would I rather have another Katoom or keep an older DR... Damn. Decisions, decisions...
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