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Old 04-13-2013, 08:45 AM   #766
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Hey ...

I really like the color ...... what kind of paint did you use ??

Thanks ...
It is rattle can Krylon Fusion. It is designed to chemically bond to the plastics and is very tough. The tip on the spray can is designed very well also and gives you a nice spray pattern, so it is easy to spray nice even coats.

Be sure to clean the plastics with mineral spirits first though.
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Old 04-13-2013, 09:08 AM   #767
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Old 04-13-2013, 02:10 PM   #768
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It is rattle can Krylon Fusion. It is designed to chemically bond to the plastics and is very tough. The tip on the spray can is designed very well also and gives you a nice spray pattern, so it is easy to spray nice even coats.

Be sure to clean the plastics with mineral spirits first though.


Looks Fabulous! Very interested in a longterm review on how it holds up to "normal use" for a DR.
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Old 04-13-2013, 03:59 PM   #769
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Looks Fabulous! Very interested in a longterm review on how it holds up to "normal use" for a DR.
I think it will work great. The can says it takes 7 days to reach the full strength .


I took a 140 mile ride today through the mountains and some light trail riding. It was EXTREMELY windy though, nearly got blown off the trail a few times.

Here's one photo. It was dark, windy and cloudy.


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Old 04-13-2013, 06:21 PM   #770
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Here's one photo. It was dark, windy and cloudy.

Looks very nice but what's with the highway pegs? It's not a KLR, you know.

Just kidding, of course, but I've seen solid highway pegs damage the frame they're mounted on in a fall.
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Old 04-13-2013, 06:24 PM   #771
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Looks very nice but what's with the highway pegs? It's not a KLR, you know.

Just kidding, of course, but I've seen solid highway pegs damage the frame they're mounted on in a fall.
I'm 6' 4" and have long legs . The highway pegs are just a tube that I put on with a set of stainless ties. It isn't very wide, just wide enough to get my feet on them, so they don't really hit when I crash. The lightweight ties would break before the frame would get hurt.

I installed them for distance riding. It's nice to be able to change your leg positions when riding 500-600 miles in a day.
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Old 04-13-2013, 06:39 PM   #772
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I'm 6' 4" and have long legs . The highway pegs are just a tube that I put on with a set of stainless ties. It isn't very wide, just wide enough to get my feet on them, so they don't really hit when I crash. The lightweight ties would break before the frame would get hurt.

I installed them for distance riding. It's nice to be able to change your leg positions when riding 500-600 miles in a day.
I know the feeling of wanting to stretch out - I'm 6'4" too. I don't do 500-600 mile days on the DR, though I may have to eventually as my BMW is up for sale. I like the DR more, so I won't be too unhappy, but it won't be easy to do high mileage days.
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Old 04-13-2013, 10:38 PM   #773
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Old 04-14-2013, 05:29 AM   #774
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I think it will work great. The can says it takes 7 days to reach the full strength .


I took a 140 mile ride today through the mountains and some light trail riding. It was EXTREMELY windy though, nearly got blown off the trail a few times.

Here's one photo. It was dark, windy and cloudy.


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Seen this on ARFCOM, great looking DR!
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Old 04-14-2013, 05:55 AM   #775
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as my BMW is up for sale. I like the DR more, so I won't be too unhappy, but it won't be easy to do high mileage days.
Same here,
I had a brand new GSA in the garage and my DR. Most everytime I would go out I was reaching for the DR in the subconscious. I sold the GSA

Here's my DR on the Washington Backcountry Discovery Route last fall:



Now in Oregon on the OBCDR,, same trip



And continuing south, now on the northern Cali coast



Usal Rd, Lost Coast




2,800 mile trip from the BC border all the way to:
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Old 04-14-2013, 06:25 AM   #776
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Same here,
I had a brand new GSA in the garage and my DR. Most everytime I would go out I was reaching for the DR in the subconscious. I sold the GSA

2,800 mile trip from the BC border all the way to:
Looks like a great trip. And strangely enough, this last picture is the only one where I think the GS would be better suited.
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Old 04-14-2013, 08:00 AM   #777
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Chico......Im in Chico also,Im heading to Red Bluff today and out Hogsback road and then to Cohasset and back to Chico,140 miles dirt/backroads or so. DR got it's summer checkover,new cables,put the 17/21 wheels with knobbies back on. It needs to get out and go.
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Old 04-14-2013, 08:08 AM   #778
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Two of us on two loaded DR650's in Alaska last year.

WOW! They look as big as a GS almost from the rear angle.
It's amazing what these 650 singles will do and do it with style.
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Old 04-14-2013, 08:20 AM   #779
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went out again yesterday, looking for sheds..............trail was muddy and slick



Got up close with a few cow elk................



picked up a one small elk shed and a nice deer shed...........here is the pack mule again. The rack has made packing out sheds nice. I used to carry them on my back pack.



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Old 04-14-2013, 09:29 AM   #780
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