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Old 11-25-2011, 10:07 AM   #31
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How much taller are the cr bend (or what ever brand) bars compared to the factory, just want to get a idea if a set of risers would be needed with them.

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that's what the chart above shows.
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Old 11-25-2011, 10:10 AM   #32
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bronco,
nice work on that chart.

i'm using a pro taper SE atv mid and see i'm getting just under 3" of height above stock w/ same width and a little more pullback. works with oem cables (re-routing some) and the pullback is very comfortable on the wrists. i was on a bike with atv hi and the pullback was not as comfortable on my wrists. much cheaper adding this bar vrs another shorter alum. and then paying for risers too.

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...andlebars.aspx

however, many find the cr-hi bend & pullback as THE ideal bend for more agressive off-road riding (atv mid height and pullback is more ideal for touring, but i do ride agressively off-road & stand alot).
add adjustable risers this way:
http://pitposse.com/ourabiunbarr.html
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Old 11-26-2011, 06:17 AM   #33
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bronco,
nice work on that chart.
Thank you, sir.
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Old 11-26-2011, 06:47 AM   #34
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Looking at the chart and info that I've found, I'm looking to go with some black pro taper countours in kx hi with pro taper mounts and turn signal relocater. I understand the mounts will give you another 5/8" height. cant wait!
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Old 11-26-2011, 10:36 AM   #35
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I am going with the Pro Taper RM High Bend,,close to stock but with a little more pull back,already have risers.I found that info off a mate on DRriders.com(came off Rocky Mountain ATV site)
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Old 12-09-2011, 08:12 AM   #36
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My dash (still a work in progress):

--Pro Taper Contour fat bars (KTM/Suzuki stock bend)
--Motion Pro replacement throttle tube
--Scott MX grips
--Pro Taper lower bar mount
--Highway Dirt Bikes Adv top clamp with four push button on/off switches (headlight off/ grip heaters/and tbd)
--Vapor with protector
--HDB hand guards/shields with integrated folding mirrors
--Honda ATV ignition key switch (to be mounted on left side of top clamp using HBD key switch/iPod control mount)
--Stock neutral/highbeam/turn indicator in stock location (not visible in pic, but in plain sight when sitting in seat

On the way:

--Screensforbikes.com windscreen in dark tint
--DDM high/low HID setup
--Battery meter from Pro Cycle
--Scosche iPod remote

Sorry for crappy pic......
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Old 12-10-2011, 07:04 AM   #37
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Looks nice! Can you get a power port into the lower holes in the HDB Adv top clamp? If so, that may be something I'd like to purchase as well. Also, it would be nice if you could post a better image (not trying to be a dick), I'd like to see more detail. Thanks.
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Old 12-12-2011, 10:13 AM   #38
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Looks nice! Can you get a power port into the lower holes in the HDB Adv top clamp? If so, that may be something I'd like to purchase as well. Also, it would be nice if you could post a better image (not trying to be a dick), I'd like to see more detail. Thanks.
Thanks! Yeah, the lower holes are sized to hold Powerlet plugs. I may install a couple, but would need to make some chnages to my accessories, as I am set up for standard auto cig lighter plugs right now. I will try and get a few better pics when I finalize my ignition key switch placement and finish my windscreen/HID setup installs. Stay tuned....
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Old 12-28-2011, 07:18 PM   #39
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I am new to the DR650 world. I recently purchased a nicely farkled 2007 model. I have been working over the last month to improve the dash and controls.
I have added:
Oxford heated grips
Tusk Fat Bars with the Tusk bar adapters
Cycra hand guards with the side mounts that attach to the top triple clamp.
Small windscreen I made from 1/8" Lexan.
Tech Mount for my Garmin GPS

The PO had made a nice bracket for mounting switches ect. I cut out an opening and moved the indicator lights here. I used some carbon fiber looking tape over the surface to cover up the scratches in the metal surface.



I made another mounting plate from 1/8 aluminum and located it over the top of the handle bar mounts with zip ties for the Oxford controller.



I made the windscreen with 3 mounting positions. I have a stock VStrom windshield which will also mount in the same holes.
I used some door edge trim to from Auto Zone to cover up my crappy jig saw work.



Next I would like to add a toggle switch for turning off the headlight, a small digital clock and maybe some small LED driving lights.
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Old 12-29-2011, 06:38 PM   #40
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Replacement Starter/kill switch

Highway Dirtbikes makes an awesome replacement starter/kill switch that is way more durable and half the price of the OEM switch. You will need a momentary switch for the starter and an ON/OFF switch for the kill switch. Installation is as simple as removing the old switch and cutting the wires at the switch, wiring in the new switches, and mounting it to the handle bars, 15 minutes to complete.

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Old 01-01-2012, 12:35 PM   #41
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Trail Tech Vapor Installation DR650

Some useful links on installing a Trail Tech Vapor unit on the DR650

Install with pictures
http://home.comcast.net/~mclaughlin1...apor/vapor.htm

Speedo sensor install
http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/sho...d.php?t=603328)

General Info
http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/sho...d.php?t=634085
http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/sho...ighlight=vapor

Sensor placement discussion
http://drriders.com/topic496.html
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...&postcount=143

DR350, but still good info.
http://www.dirtymotorcycleadventures...-suzuki-dr350/
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Old 03-02-2012, 06:32 PM   #42
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Throttle tube

There's been a few posts here and on other forums about using a Yamaha R1 throttle tube in the DR to get a quick action throttle (similar to Procycle billet tube, but cheaper). I and a few others have had problems with the R1 tube rolling past the stops on fully closed. Apparently the RMZ250 tube works with some modification, but I haven't done that so can't vouch for it.

I did some research and have copied ideas from other forums, and so modified the oem DR tube to give a 1/5th turn throttle. Cost a few dollars if you have to buy the hardware, I had it in the shed.



Link to details here

Handlebars

Everyone seems to go for higher bars and/or bar risers. There is a good thread on TT questioning this theory. The discussion goes that higher bars and bar risers pushes the bars back toward your body, so it's harder to balance forward/back on the bike.

I had Tag Wyndham bend bars with fat bar adaptors/risers. I found the cockpit cramped (even with Procycle lowered pegs). If I stood on the pegs, closed my eyes (bike on the stand not while riding ) and reached for the grips, my hands naturally fell about an inch forward of the grips. So I replaced the adaptors with Pro-Taper fat bar mounts which dropped the bars 20mm, but also moved them forwards 20mm or so (bar mounts fitted in forward position).

I stand a lot, probably 50:50 sitting:standing, and I find this setup very comfortable either sitting or standing (remembering I have peg lowering kit).

I'm 180cm, but long in the arms/legs, fairly aggressive rider (for a DR) mostly offroad/dirt tracks.

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Old 03-15-2012, 09:32 AM   #43
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Heated Grips Installation FAQ

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Old 04-15-2012, 02:33 PM   #44
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Stock throttle tube.

If you have a wire wheel buffer and use it carefully to avoid hurting yourself the stock grip is easy to remove.
Cut as much of the grip off as you can,the rest can be buffed off.
It will look just like this,new.
The grips you buy will be free or subsidised due to not buying a new throttle tube (Unless you are looking for a fast action version)


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Old 06-05-2012, 11:15 AM   #45
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While re-assembling my DR, I came across an old automotive spark plug wire separator (in my toolbox). It's the perfect size for the throttle cables and choke cable. Instead of using a (loose) zip-tie, like the shop manual illustrates, I installed one of these to keep the cables dressed and in-line under the tank.





This particular separator is hinged and snaps closed. I could also use a zip-tie, thru the fourth hole, to keep the separator attached to the tank support (see the larger picture).

If you Google "spark plug wire separators" and view the images, there are lots of options from which to choose. I would think that any chain auto parts store would have a good selection.
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