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Old 02-28-2012, 09:49 PM   #16
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Thanks emmbeedee. fixed.

I have enough trouble with real names and faces and find remembering usernames a pain. I've noticed that real first names are often used in replies on ADV. Dose anyone here have a problem with that? I don't. In the meantime I will attempt to get the names and usernames associated with the right faces. I know most of you already but I think an introduction post of some sort from everyone is going to go a long way to helping sort out our little community.

Does anyone have experience with the Shroai Li-iron battery or know of a cheaper source than Procycle?

How about Dirt Bagz? http://www.dbzproducts.com/ They seem to offer the lightest side support brackets and saddle bags I've seen other than some questionable home made brackets. I would not use any soft saddle bags without a metal support to keep it away from the muffler. I also like how far forward they mount.

If anyone needs an OEM muffler with a few scratches or a pair of OEM front fork springs make me an offer.
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Old 02-29-2012, 02:44 AM   #17
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Try www.cyclenutz.com for the Shorai. Tony is an inmate here, he's Hotspice, and gives an advrider discount. Lots of goodies on his website.
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Old 02-29-2012, 05:27 AM   #18
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Old 02-29-2012, 05:36 AM   #19
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I'm a fairly recent convert to the DR. I didn't want to ride my BMW on the gravel anymore so I'd bought a KLX about 2 years ago. However, I didn't enjoy the bike all that much, I found it too light and prone to move around in a disconcerting way when it was deflected off rocks etc. All those years on the pavement mean I'm not used to a bike that moves. When I found out how easy it is to lower a DR a bit I tried EmmBeeDee's out for a couple of weekends and really enjoyed it. It was perfect, had enough power to keep up on the highway but was lighter than the BMW and easy to ride in the gravel. And designed to fall over with minimal damage. So I picked up the '01 from a village near Tremblant. Most of my farkle seems to be used stuff (mostly from Thumpididump) but I've put a Pro-cycle seat and one of the big IMS tanks. Comfort and range, all at a great price. I put almost 7000kms on it last year and had a great time doing it.

If I had to have only one motorcycle it would be the DR.

(I do love the BMW, but the DR is more versatile.)
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Old 02-29-2012, 06:03 AM   #20
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I'am a new rider, let's learn ...

Welcome to the asylum Isatis.
Tell us about your riding experience (so far), your bike, places you like to ride etc.
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Old 02-29-2012, 06:14 AM   #21
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How about Dirt Bagz? http://www.dbzproducts.com/ They seem to offer the lightest side support brackets and saddle bags .
Ive had them for a few years...................but Im not from Ottawa
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Old 02-29-2012, 06:18 AM   #22
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Ive had them for a few years...................but Im not from Ottawa
Well... are they any good?

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Todd, I found pictures of your Dirt Bagz on your DR in another tread. Which model are those, scout or ranger? and which model would you buy again?
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Old 02-29-2012, 09:39 AM   #23
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Welcome to our little thread Ron and welcome to DR650 ownership (took you long enough!)
Now tell us a little about yourself...
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Old 02-29-2012, 09:42 AM   #24
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Well... are they any good?

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Todd, I found pictures of your Dirt Bagz on your DR in another tread. Which model are those, scout or ranger? and which model would you buy again?
It depends on which pic. you found . I had the scouts for years, both on my DRZ then my DR, I just rjigged the brackets to fit the DR. Last year I moveed up to the ranger bags for more space when travelling and Im happy with them. Soucts were a little more compact for around town, but Im used to the bigger rangers now even though I still have the scouts too.

Good
-tough as nails, been down many times with them and not a mark on them, brackets some times bend in a bit, but just pull them out and away you go.
- well made, heavy duty zippers etc.
- price is realativly good
- easy on/off, I added a clip so the strap under my rack comes off easy, other is across the rear of the seat
- Nice and light

Bad, well not really bad, but....
- Not water proof, but Im a canoe tripper so Im used to packing stuff in ziplocks
- ummm....thats about it

I would buy them again for sure for the price, but if money was no object I,d likely get the Wolfman Expidition drys. They have a very heavy duty rack, dry bag design, nice stuff. I have Wolfman tank bag and rack bag and really like their stuff, but it aint cheap and they didnt have the dry bags when I bought these, so Im sticking with the dirtbagz as they have wrked fine for me.


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Old 02-29-2012, 10:17 AM   #28
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Old 02-29-2012, 10:27 AM   #29
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Not yet ( maybe S10 1200)
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Old 02-29-2012, 11:36 AM   #30
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Try www.cyclenutz.com for the Shorai. Tony is an inmate here, he's Hotspice, and gives an advrider discount. Lots of goodies on his website.
Interesting site. Thanks.

I have now discovered the cheapest (and easiest) way to get a Shorai battery and shave 5lb. from the mighty DR (That's 1.5% folks!) is to call up Black's Corners Tire in Carlton Place, 613 859-4698 and order either the LFX14A4-BS12 - $159.95 or LFX18A1-BS12 - $189.95

That's only $32+tx. per pound saved, The GSXR and mid pipe cost me nearly double that per pound saved. Should I buy one?
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