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Old 10-29-2011, 02:45 PM   #106
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pro taper atv mid bars are very comfortable on the wrists and body.
maier atv handguards and maier mx shields.

double take miror mounted on a klr anti-vib mirror thingy screwed into xr400 oem perch and clutch lever w/ adapter for the mirror mount. tucks away real nicely when i'm riding offroad or storing the bike under cover and sits in the space above the wolfman windshield bag and the screen.

IMS tank, acrebis locking cap and wolfman enduro tank bag.

I just got a set of those double take mirrors, and they are great! Still, they do vibrate a little bit. What is this KTM anti vibe device of which you speak, and does it work? Linky? Be nice to actually see what's behind me instead of just a blob!
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Old 10-29-2011, 03:50 PM   #107
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I just got a set of those double take mirrors, and they are great! Still, they do vibrate a little bit. What is this KTM anti vibe device of which you speak, and does it work? Linky? Be nice to actually see what's behind me instead of just a blob!
klr but i've also seen them on ebay.
standard japanese thread
http://www.klr650.com/MrVibIso.htm
mirror threaded part is isolated in rubber.
it helps some.
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Old 10-29-2011, 04:03 PM   #108
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5. Guys have complained about the stock front fender flapping like a hummingbird's wings.
+1

the stock fender catches a lot of air and used to push my DR all over the place at higher speeds. I use a DRZ400SM fender with a Parabellum screen and eliminated virtually all the buffeting and crosswind effects. Very happy with my "barn door" Parabellum.
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Old 10-29-2011, 04:21 PM   #109
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the stock fender catches a lot of air and used to push my DR all over the place at higher speeds. I use a DRZ400SM fender with a Parabellum screen and eliminated virtually all the buffeting and crosswind effects. Very happy with my "barn door" Parabellum.
let's see some pics.
no issues with wind and the KTM front fender either.
i really like the look of it too.
it also provides a great pocket to securely hold a fender bag!
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Old 10-29-2011, 04:21 PM   #110
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unlike alot of the small motard fenders, this one protects well from rain and mud too.
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Old 10-29-2011, 05:08 PM   #111
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1. Is the shake at speed new? If so, take off the windscreen and see if it still does it.

Next most likely problems:

2. Do you balance your tires?

3. Tires are wearing, possibly cupping?

4. Steering head bearings wearing out (how many miles on those bearings?)

...........shu
New from what I've noticed, I've never got my bike up to that for an extended period of time enough to notice. Tires have about 1000 miles on them, Shinko 705's. Might not be fully balanced, as the guy that put them on gave me some excuse "you can't balance a dirt bike tire". I just went with it and put the tires on and road. As far as I know the steering head bearings are original, they have 23k miles on them. Like I said at 70 the bike is fine, above 80 it shakes. I have 16/46 gearing if that matters.

During the winter, I will be taking the bike apart and doing a rebuild, mostly to power coat the frame, and clean up everything. If any bearings need replacing, that will be the time.
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Old 10-29-2011, 05:09 PM   #112
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5. Guys have complained about the stock front fender flapping like a hummingbird's wings.
I have the supermoto fender from pro cycle.
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Old 10-29-2011, 05:19 PM   #113
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Feeling like i must be doing something wrong.

I'm about to sell my DR since as much as i love it otherwise, my butt hurts after almost no time, tried the Sargent, have a Corbin now. My attempts at windscreens Have not been super successful...i have the down-and-back peg lowerers...no suspension mods yet.

What have i done wrong?
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Old 10-29-2011, 05:55 PM   #114
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I'm about to sell my DR since as much as i love it otherwise, my butt hurts after almost no time, tried the Sargent, have a Corbin now. My attempts at windscreens Have not been super successful...i have the down-and-back peg lowerers...no suspension mods yet.

What have i done wrong?
What's your height/weight? Suspension makes a huge difference from what i've heard. I'm about to invest in that area now. If the bike squats in the rear going down the road that can make the riding position uncomfortable.

What windscreen have you tried?

Are you more comfortable on other bikes?
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Old 10-29-2011, 06:27 PM   #115
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Anybody have the Givi E21 mounted up? They look like a nice case for the price...
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Old 10-29-2011, 08:20 PM   #116
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Anybody have the Givi E21 mounted up? They look like a nice case for the price...
Check post 5 of the thread below ... gone fishing has a nicely set-up 1997 DR650 for sale in the Flea Market that has a set of Givi E21's on a set of Happy-Trail racks

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...hlight=dr650se
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Old 10-29-2011, 10:58 PM   #117
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4. Steering head bearings wearing out (how many miles on those bearings?)

...........shu
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As far as I know the steering head bearings are original, they have 23k miles on them.
I serviced my steering head at 19,700 miles because the steering was getting notchy and it wouldn't hold a turn like it was on rails anymore. The bearings were pretty dry.

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Might not be fully balanced, as the guy that put them on gave me some excuse "you can't balance a dirt bike tire". I just went with it and put the tires on and rode.
A Shinko 705 is as much a street tire as it is a dirt tire and surely could have been balanced. It's unusual that is was smooth at 70-78 though, an unbalanced tire will normally start shaking above 55 or so.
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Old 10-30-2011, 08:31 AM   #118
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unlike alot of the small motard fenders, this one protects well from rain and mud too.
Hey, which specific model of KTM fender was that? Me likey.
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Old 10-30-2011, 08:32 AM   #119
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What's your height/weight? Suspension makes a huge difference from what i've heard. I'm about to invest in that area now. If the bike squats in the rear going down the road that can make the riding position uncomfortable.

What windscreen have you tried?

Are you more comfortable on other bikes?
I'm just coming off unemployment sominvestment in the bike may be possible in the future, but i already have it in CL-few bites. 220,5-9, grafting on of deflectors or the like with homemade bracketry...i love the way it handles, the thumper power delivery, but the sore ass is just too enduring and repeatable of a memory to ignore.

We'll see. I have a GPz750 that i'm tryng to get to rn well that i have designs on for my 45min commute, but stzy tuned.
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Old 10-30-2011, 09:51 AM   #120
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I serviced my steering head at 19,700 miles because the steering was getting notchy and it wouldn't hold a turn like it was on rails anymore. The bearings were pretty dry.
At 43500 miles I replaced mine 'cause I had a "notch" that was really bothersome. At slow speeds there was a definite hitch when the bars passed through straight ahead, and when leaned over it seemed to grab when I made the transition over center. All good again...

I had neveer serviced them before.
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