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Old 11-21-2012, 12:06 AM   #16
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Thanks every one, some great advise here. Keep it coming I am all ears.

Naz- beers, sunset Broome!
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Old 11-21-2012, 12:12 AM   #17
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Yeah forgot that one, upper roller. Take it off and plug the hole, which seems to do the job, or beef it up like I did if you'd prefer it was there. If it takes care of itself it can/will remove some frame which is not ideal.
I reckon the nsu and top roller are musts but also ditch the micro fuel filter inside the catby inlet and fit an inline one. They cause more headaches than they're worth.....at the very worst times. Sounds like a great trip.
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Old 11-21-2012, 12:25 AM   #18
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After nearly 8000 kms of torturous abuse my DR650 has finally let me down ... the weight fell out of the end of the handlebar ... I intend to write a stern letter of complaint to Suzuki about this
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Old 11-21-2012, 12:47 AM   #19
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After nearly 8000 kms of torturous abuse my DR650 has finally let me down ... the weight fell out of the end of the handlebar ... I intend to write a stern letter of complaint to Suzuki about this
Well... that's wot ya get for buying shit..............
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Old 11-21-2012, 12:53 AM   #20
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Thanks every one, some great advise here. Keep it coming I am all ears.

Naz- beers, sunset Broome!
I am now going to be in Broome sometime soon I think. Head off north on Tuesday with a fellow inmate who probably has no idea what he is getting himself into
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Old 11-21-2012, 01:01 AM   #21
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I'd have to recommend a seat upgrade for sure....
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Old 11-21-2012, 01:04 AM   #22
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Seat

Get a good seat. The stock one will split you in 2 by the time you get too far. Seat concepts have some good packages available or ?? Moorehouse apparently does a good job on them too.

Looks like I just got beat to this suggestion.
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Old 11-21-2012, 01:05 AM   #23
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Well... that's wot ya get for buying shit..............

But they told me it was clay
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Old 11-21-2012, 01:06 AM   #24
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Yep. John Moorhouse for sure.... He did my DR. Turned it from a 1hour bike into an all day bike. Think I paid about $300 bucks or so and was a little surprised as to how much but DDDDDAAAAAAMMMMMM!!!!!!! Best thing I ever did to it.
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Old 11-21-2012, 01:08 AM   #25
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I'd have to recommend a seat upgrade for sure....


Or just for a bit of a laugh take the seat on and see who gives up first ... in my case it was the seat and as an added bonus my arse is now bullet proof
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Old 11-21-2012, 01:31 AM   #26
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Maybe gear down with a bigger rear say 44T and keep the front stock helps with chain life.
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Old 11-21-2012, 01:48 AM   #27
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I am a very excited fella, I am locked and loaded for a round the world trip which I will begin in June.
I am doing the deal on two new DR's for the trip.
I have got a couple of prices with set up that includes 30lt safari tank, suspension mods, screen bark busters, you know the usual farkles.
I am wondering about gearing and any other mods that are worth while. I am of average skill, on my big beemer, my friend has been riding road bikes for ages but has limited dirt experience. We are hoping to get our bikes asap so we can get them all sorted and get Susie dirt time.
We plan to go to cape york next winter, across the top of, broome, petth, then into asia. I reckon I can afford two years on the road. Yar freakin woo!

http://www.vincestrangmotorcycles.com.au/dr650.html


I bought a 2010 DR from Vince in Feb 2011. He prepped everything for me - tank, front & rear susp, Staintune, bars, heated grips, pivot pegs, bash plate, frame guards, peg lowering, Acerbis barkbusters and some other odds and ends. I did a few other things myself like screen, braided front brake line, case armour (well worth it). I did about 22,500 kms in 2011 in two big trips 80% dirt and it didn't miss a beat. 20 km/litre all day every day.

That's my 2c worth. I couldn't go past the DR when it's prepped properly.

Oh yeah - if you won't want to go the expense of a new set, an Airhawk is an awesome substitute. Saved my arse that's for sure.

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Old 11-21-2012, 01:49 AM   #28
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Maybe gear down with a bigger rear say 44T and keep the front stock helps with chain life.
I had mine geared down but hoping to change it back this weekend. I found it could do with more speed on the highways. Depends what kind of riding you are doing mostly though. After the Nullabor I was sick of it.
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Old 11-21-2012, 02:53 AM   #29
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Oh yeah - if you won't want to go the expense of a new set, an Airhawk is an awesome substitute. Saved my arse that's for sure.

+1 for Airhawk. Was using the pillion style one but swapped over to the cruiser style -heaps better. I reckon the extra width makes the difference.
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Old 11-21-2012, 03:28 AM   #30
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I am chasing around seats now. I am looking at a sargent seat. My traveling buddy is only 159cm tall so we'll get her a lowered seat.
I see Vince Strang has lots of bits you are kindly suggesting. I reckon I will be shopping there quite a bit.
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