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Old 02-29-2012, 03:28 PM   #31
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The battery in my DR has a date stamp of March 2006... While it still seems to do the job, I intend to replace it before it fails --- leaving me stranded in the woods far from a civilization and/or cell phone service. I've considered a Li-Ion alternative as much for the increased output as the weight savings, but I'm leery because they're still relatively new...always the skeptic, I guess. I don't personally know anyone who has made the jump.


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Old 02-29-2012, 06:40 PM   #32
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Just read an interesting article on batteries:

http://www.webbikeworld.com/motorcyc...le-battery.htm

It clarified something I hadn't even noticed before... they're not "Lithium-Ion" rather, they're "Lithium-Iron-Phosphate" . And after all the reading, I'm still back where I started. Not sure I'm willing to spend all that extra cash on a battery technology that just doesn't seem proven (IMO, at least).
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Old 02-29-2012, 07:21 PM   #33
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This weather sucks!

I know it's supposed to get nicer out for Fri and Sat and I hope the hell it does. I got spoiled putting some mileage on the DR last week when it was warm. Looking forward to March break and some twisty dirt/fire roads through the Blue Ridge mountains in Virginia. Yeee Haaa.... will be sure to post some pics.

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Old 02-29-2012, 07:56 PM   #34
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Hello,
I'm in Deep River I've got a 2009 DRZ400SM with an extra set of dirt wheels. I'm up for some sort of off road riding, but note, my CR250 used to throw me off if I looked at a rock while on it. I'm not too sure how things will fair on the DRZ.
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Old 03-01-2012, 05:31 AM   #35
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I'm in Deep River I've got a 2009 DRZ400SM with an extra set of dirt wheels. I'm up for some sort of off road riding, but note, my CR250 used to throw me off if I looked at a rock while on it. I'm not too sure how things will fair on the DRZ.
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Hi Steve,
You are welcome to chat here but I know I won't be coming over to your place early Saturday morning to help you change a tire or change a main jet.

I normally don't ride much further north than Renfrew. Do you have some riding areas up there that you would like to show us?

Although the DR and DRZ are the same colours and sometimes on the same Suzuki catalog page, AFAIK they don't have any common parts other than the headlight. You should be able to find far more relevant technical information and support in other threads.

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Old 03-01-2012, 05:35 AM   #36
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The battery in my DR has a date stamp of March 2006... While it still seems to do the job, I intend to replace it before it fails --- leaving me stranded in the woods far from a civilization and/or cell phone service. I've considered a Li-Ion alternative as much for the increased output as the weight savings, but I'm leery because they're still relatively new...always the skeptic, I guess. I don't personally know anyone who has made the jump.


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Can I interest you, or anyone esle here, in a well maintained 2 year old Yuasa? I got 7 years out of my original battery. After testing I'll report back to the group regarding the Shorai.
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Old 03-02-2012, 07:13 AM   #37
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Ya don't say!

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I'm in Deep River I've got a 2009 DRZ400SM with an extra set of dirt wheels. I'm up for some sort of off road riding, but note, my CR250 used to throw me off if I looked at a rock while on it. I'm not too sure how things will fair on the DRZ.
Cheers, Steve
Not only CR250's will do that. my DR can do the same to me no problems .It even likes to lie down in the mud every now and then and roll around on top of me.
Now if I can only get the 24 yr old blonde yoga instructor next door to do the same. Hmmmm......

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Old 03-02-2012, 07:24 AM   #38
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... used to throw me off if I looked at a rock while on it.
Never look at the rocks, look between them!
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Old 03-04-2012, 08:47 AM   #39
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Hey

Great idea although I am in Napanee. Still local?
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Working on the bike now, Dunlop 606, new bar and just did the fork with progressive springs as looking for more exploring this year.

IMS tank and rejetted stock carb in the past on my 06.

I'll post up later as to what I have done and found to work well for this bike as far as accessories.
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Old 03-05-2012, 05:24 PM   #40
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Not my bike but if anyone's in the market for a DR, this one looks interesting: 15,000 kilometers, $2700. If I didn't already have one, I'd go look at it.



http://ottawa.kijiji.ca/c-cars-vehic...AdIdZ360657756
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Old 03-05-2012, 07:15 PM   #41
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Not my bike but if anyone's in the market for a DR, this one looks interesting: 15,000 kilometers, $2700. If I didn't already have one, I'd go look at it.


http://ottawa.kijiji.ca/c-cars-vehic...AdIdZ360657756
Street, Cruisers, Choppers? ...So that's what these bikes are
Actually that could be a good deal, I'll pass it on, thanks.
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Old 03-07-2012, 11:25 AM   #42
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A killer deal

Ah that's exactly what I was looking for last year round the time I got my KLR.
Same same but different, good deal for the kms though!
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Old 03-08-2012, 04:11 AM   #43
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Hey TDY,,,

you asked me about what motorcycle hand muffs I had...

http://www.ghostbikes.com/products/a...ar-muffs-.html

something I surfed across





Sorry it is an orange bike in a DR thread....
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Old 03-08-2012, 05:24 AM   #44
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Thanks Shipwrek,
I just bought Hippo Hands. They are big and ugly but look like they will do the job. I'll find out in a few days when the snow is gone from my back yard.
http://www.hippohands.com/

As for the orange problem... perhaps some Krylon Fusion in a Penton Jackpiner blue would fix it
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skid plate

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/ws/eBayISAPI....E:B:SS:CA:1123
this could be a good deal for someone here
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