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Old 01-31-2011, 05:04 PM   #16
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So, how's the power difference with the new carb?
I'd say it might have made even a bigger difference than putting the FCR-MX on a DRZ. The bike has a GREAT grunt now. Everything you would expect from an FCR - snappier feel, better throttle response, better low-RPM cruising.

Personally, I see no reason to run bikes choked up with stock pipes and stock lean carbs. I feel that after the first ride with a proper carb and pipe setup, you always get that "I don't understand why I haven't done that earlier" feeling. That's why it only took me a week to put this stuff on the new DR.
I might have lost a little bit of fuel economy but the results are SO worth it. I really can't imagine trying to get "adventurous" on a stock DR with 40 pounds of luggage

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Old 01-31-2011, 05:08 PM   #17
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Btw, I put on a new Polisport front fender today. Made for a YZ450F. Much better styling than the stock piece..




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Old 02-01-2011, 12:58 PM   #18
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Looking good, what's next on the list?
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Old 02-01-2011, 10:46 PM   #19
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Looking good, what's next on the list?
There's quite a few things in the works for the upcoming days and weeks
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Old 02-02-2011, 02:43 AM   #20
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Looks like the beginnings of a great project. DRs are good like that, there's so much terrible OEM stuff, you can personalise it with farkles to get exactly what you want.

I put a custom Akrapovic Ti pipe and a Procycle TM-40 carb on my DR and the improvement over the stock setup was phenomonal (like you said there's a 'why didn't I do this earlier' moment).

Enjoy your 'DR modifying' journey.
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Old 02-02-2011, 03:50 AM   #21
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How was the fit on that fender? Drill 4 holes and done?
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Old 02-02-2011, 05:52 AM   #22
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What stand is that/where'd you get it? I need to pick one up...
I recognize that stand. It is the same one I have - A Tusk brand generic aluminum stand from Rocky Mountain ATV. $49.00. If you lift the DR650 with it, it will bend at the bottom, where the legs meet (I can see that one is bent as well), but it is really not a big deal....
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Old 02-02-2011, 08:20 AM   #23
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How was the fit on that fender? Drill 4 holes and done?
As easy as that :)
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Old 02-02-2011, 08:26 AM   #24
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Looks like the beginnings of a great project. DRs are good like that, there's so much terrible OEM stuff, you can personalise it with farkles to get exactly what you want.

I put a custom Akrapovic Ti pipe and a Procycle TM-40 carb on my DR and the improvement over the stock setup was phenomonal (like you said there's a 'why didn't I do this earlier' moment).

Enjoy your 'DR modifying' journey.
Exactly. I thought about getting a KTM 640 that already has all the right stuff (maybe except for a more comfortable seat and a bigger tank). Still, I went for the DR, knowing I'll replace a lot of parts very soon. The DR's bulletproof engine was the selling point for me.
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Old 02-02-2011, 04:06 PM   #25
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How's the weather up there?
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Old 02-02-2011, 06:36 PM   #26
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How's the weather up there?
Snow. Lots of snow. Stil, I took the bike out for a ride today
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Old 02-03-2011, 10:06 PM   #27
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The DR's bulletproof engine was the selling point for me.
Same here.

But later on in my bike's life, the noisy-as-hell third gear was the (on-)selling point for me...
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Old 02-04-2011, 02:16 PM   #28
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I recognize that stand. It is the same one I have - A Tusk brand generic aluminum stand from Rocky Mountain ATV. $49.00. If you lift the DR650 with it, it will bend at the bottom, where the legs meet (I can see that one is bent as well), but it is really not a big deal....
Thanks for the tip, I've got an XR650R so I'm sure my pig would bend them too. In looking at them online they may have changed the design to a flat base...

Alright Donger, what's next on this DR?
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Old 02-04-2011, 03:12 PM   #29
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Old 02-05-2011, 12:00 PM   #30
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Alright Donger, what's next on this DR?
A few things..

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