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Old 08-28-2008, 06:07 AM   #1
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The bike without keys, my new bike saga!

Hi all,

Well I arrived home this afternoon to find a nice new (to me) DR650SE sitting in my shed

Problem 1: The bike has taken weeks to get transported from NSW

Problem 2: The bike was delivered without the box of standard bits and bobs.......WHICH INCLUDED THE KEYS!!!!

So, with all my organisation skills I now have the keys on their way, express post so I am able to actually ride the new bike I have sitting in my shed!!!

The bike is a real hum dinger, it has EVERYTHING I wanted to do to a stock DR and then some, so I am really really wrapped. Also only having 4000ks on it and still 1 year of warranty I am just stoked at the price I got it at.

So to follow are a list of mods and some piccies (the ones with the question marks I am still to investigate more)

Metzeler Enduro 3 Sahara tyres
TAG metals bars
Bar raisers
Pro Taper grips
Barkbuster handguards
B&B bashplate
AMHP headlight guard
Aftermarket driving lights
Standard suspension??
32L Safari tank
Standard sprockets??
Aftermarket pegs
Full Staintune exhaust
Stock airbox
Stock filter??
Stock carb jetting??
Suzuki Rack
Wolfman tank bag
Lambswool seat cover
'Multisurface' license plate holder with light
Custom mounted instrument lights
Large screen
Tubes??
Acerbis supermoto front guard
Mirror extensions


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This is her loaded up ready for camping.





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Old 08-28-2008, 03:50 PM   #2
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You are just spoilt

Looks a great deal.
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Old 08-28-2008, 03:53 PM   #3
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SPOILT??? The damn thing has no keys still!!! What is the point of a bike without keys???

I mean it is pretty to look at and as much fun as it was "riding" it down my little hill making "vrooom vrooom" noises, the keys would be better I think.

But yeah, I think it was one hell of a deal and i am very spoilt buying a bike with everything on it already.
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Old 08-28-2008, 05:27 PM   #4
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This is like the guy who bought a Ferrari without an engine

How do you know that there actually are keys ?
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Old 08-28-2008, 09:08 PM   #5
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Could be worse......what if keys had turned up with no bike
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Old 08-28-2008, 10:36 PM   #6
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very true fooledagain. Luckily the keys turned up today, went down got the safety cert, then to transport department for rego and then a two hour ride all about the place. Now my arse and clutch hand just need to get through the pain and all will be well.
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Old 08-28-2008, 10:39 PM   #7
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very true fooledagain. Luckily the keys turned up today, went down got the safety cert, then to transport department for rego and then a two hour ride all about the place. Now my arse and clutch hand just need to get through the pain and all will be well.
If you are going to ride a DR you need to harden the f*ck up.
Either that or buy a Corbin or Renazco
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Old 08-28-2008, 10:41 PM   #8
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No way, HTFU it will be! My arse will get used to it. I just need to get out and ride it a fair bit before the September holidays for my big ride!! All day riding is going to be painful me thinks.....
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Old 08-28-2008, 10:49 PM   #9
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[ Now my arse and clutch hand just need to get through the pain and all will be well.[/quote]

I hope that doesn't mean you were clutching your arse!
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Old 08-29-2008, 01:32 AM   #10
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Welcome to the torture that is a stock DR650 seat. Under that lambswool cover, just slip a 20mm peice of medium density foam. Will make loads of difference, and will slightly lift you up abit from that very gramped DR riding position. Works for me.
Looks like a nice pick up. I must have misssed somthing, but how much did you pay for it.
Now you might be intrested in this.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=375593
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Old 08-29-2008, 01:50 AM   #11
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No wonder i aint got keys if its stolen
Congrats on the new purchase.
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Old 08-29-2008, 02:27 AM   #12
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Welcome to the torture that is a stock DR650 seat. Under that lambswool cover, just slip a 20mm peice of medium density foam. Will make loads of difference, and will slightly lift you up abit from that very gramped DR riding position. Works for me.
Looks like a nice pick up. I must have misssed somthing, but how much did you pay for it.
Now you might be intrested in this.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=375593
Cheers
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Or even better, fit an AirHawk seat cushion (http://www.aihawkguy.com.au). I can now ride all day without that numb bum. Cheers,
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Old 08-29-2008, 02:52 AM   #13
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Good onya 47une. New wheels, I can see the smile on your dial, and with all the mods it's nearly = 2 a KLR. ( just haveing a go at you mate) .
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Old 08-29-2008, 03:51 AM   #14
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Now my arse and clutch hand just need to get through the pain and all will be well.
Take a mate out with you?

Looks great, congrats

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Old 08-29-2008, 04:55 AM   #15
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Hunsta: I was already madly keen on that, but saw that you canceled it because of the little ones, so you still planning on doing it a little later? I will PM you mate to have chat.

About the butt cushioning, I am just going to harden up and take it like a man...
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