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« on: August 27, 2013, 09:58:23 pm »

Brought this home a few weeks ago.So much fun and easy to ride.I just know I'm gonna get in trouble.Hoping my friend Oddball will invite me along to the cool kids rides.Needs new tires.Didn't much care for the shitty Bridgestone Trail Wings.

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« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2013, 12:46:15 am »

I'll give you $3000 for it so you don't have to deal with the shitty Bridgestones.  Bigsmile
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« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2013, 06:07:01 am »

Cool. My son bought one of those in July and seems to be enjoying it.
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« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2013, 06:59:40 am »

That is exactly what I'm looking to be buying sometime next summer. Consider me jealous

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« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2013, 05:30:40 pm »

put some Hiendau (sp?) K60's scouts on my 990A and they are far better than the Pirelli scorpions I was running before Smile
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« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2013, 09:31:27 pm »

excellent choice.  perfect for lugging along off road.  extremely reliable.   Bigok
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« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2013, 12:49:19 am »

Very cool  Thumbsup  I had a blast on my DR while it was around.  I like the MichelinT63s on the DR (especially for the $).
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« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2013, 09:03:31 am »

Perfect tool for riding the TWAT!
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« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2013, 08:54:23 am »

Nice bike i have a 2006 blue just like it.i have added a few mods to it though and new tires.
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« Reply #9 on: September 06, 2013, 05:18:42 pm »

For tires, avoid Kenda K270s and maybe consider a set of TKCs.  Don't ask me how I know...  

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« Reply #10 on: September 06, 2013, 08:51:43 pm »

Man I did know.   Nice ride.  Keep it a secret but I just picked up a much older one myself.
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« Reply #11 on: October 05, 2013, 01:35:43 pm »

My checkbook hates me.Farkling continues.So far I've added.

Pat Walsh skid plate and rear rack.
Powermadd bar risers.
Engine case guards.
Sprocket guard.
Exhaust guard.
Rear brake cylinder guard.
Wolfman tank bag.
Mirror extenders.
Upper chain roller.

Haven't decided what to do with the torture rack seat.Nor tires,but I'll put those two off till next spring.This bike sure is fun too.
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« Reply #12 on: October 16, 2013, 04:53:09 pm »

Seat.

Check out Seat Concepts.

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« Reply #13 on: October 17, 2013, 03:19:51 am »

+1 on seat concepts.

I stopped by their shop and had one installed on my WRr.  Great seat for a nice price from some good guys.  They were working on making their own seat pans for the DR an DRZ when I was there.
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« Reply #14 on: October 17, 2013, 04:52:36 pm »

Great bike! Today, iI took a ride on mine and came back very content, as usual. I think you will need to decide if you want more dirt or street before you buy tires. Mine has DOT approved Knobies. A concept I don't understand, but they work for me. Smile
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« Reply #15 on: October 20, 2013, 07:41:09 pm »

As a former DR650 and present KTM owner, I approve.   Lol

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« Reply #16 on: October 20, 2013, 08:00:03 pm »


As a former DR650 and present KTM owner, I approve.   Lol




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« Reply #17 on: December 19, 2013, 09:39:08 am »

Nice bike! I am hoping to buy one for my son.  Smile
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« Reply #18 on: January 30, 2014, 05:19:42 pm »

Nice bike Scotty. I really like the blue. I picked this one up last weekend.

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« Reply #19 on: January 30, 2014, 08:13:59 pm »

I liked the Pirelli knobs... rallycross I think.

IMO, just skip the seat concepts idea and spend the extra for the Sargent. The seat concepts was the biggest mistake I made in my build... it was better than stock, but nowhere near as good for me as the Sargent. The second biggest mistake was hard pans... took almost busting my leg on a BDR ride (SG10's are the only reason I didn't) to convince me it wasn't a great idea - two words, Wolfman Colorado :-)

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« Reply #20 on: January 31, 2014, 12:52:00 pm »


IIMO, just skip the seat concepts idea and spend the extra for the Sargent.

Here's what I did with mine, have since been inducted into the Les Ismore society and transitioned to a KLX250S.


Mine has a Sargent seat and it is amazing - unbelievable how comfortable it is. Blows away the Corbin on my street bike in every way.

I went with the bigger DR because I will use it for some highway commuting to work also. We looked at a KLX250 for the g/f and daughter but it was just way too tall. We ended up with a DR200 for them.
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« Reply #21 on: January 31, 2014, 01:07:57 pm »




We looked at a KLX250 for the g/f and daughter but it was just way too tall.


Yup... 28" inseam and properly beefed up suspension... I've gotten real good at 'gettin' my stork on'... and just not stopping works too  Wink
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« Reply #22 on: January 31, 2014, 08:37:09 pm »

No love for the DRZ400s?
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« Reply #23 on: February 08, 2014, 04:57:41 pm »

I should get out in the freezing cold garage and take some pics of all the crap I put on this bike. :lol:Still haven't got around to a seat.Now that some of you are dissin the Seat Concept seat,I might have to check out the Sargent seat.

Still not decided on tires.Leaning towards some Michelin Annakee II's or III's or Shinko 705's or Pirellie Scorpions.Anyone running these tires?
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« Reply #24 on: February 16, 2014, 03:43:59 pm »

Allrighty.I have some cabin fever and what better way to get outside,freeze my ass off and take some pictures of all the useless shit I wasted money on. Bigsmile Like I've said,I've let Pro Cycle abuse my checkbook like a ten dollar whore.And for the most part I enjoyed it.

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Pat Walsh skid plate and generic exhaust guard.
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Rear brake cylinder guard with a fancy colored clevis.Engine case guard.
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Pat Walsh tail rack.
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Moose Racing upper chain roller.
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Engine case and sprocket guard.
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PowerMadd bar risers.
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Probably the only mod worth it.Some mirror extenders.
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Another view of the guards.
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Wolfman tank bag.
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Ready to go.Except for a different seat and some new tires.I'm not sure about tires yet, but I figure on more of a road oriented tire.80/20?Any suggestions?
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« Reply #25 on: February 24, 2014, 12:39:37 pm »

Guys,
I know the feeling all to well! I've been wanting a big D/S myself...Like most of us we have to go on what to buy but
I have ridden most of the available bikes out there but there was always a trade off , one had too tall a saddle, another needed suspension upgrades another's brakes were not up to par....Trade offs seemed like the norm with the Japanese bikes as well as any other I looked at...Well I found one last year after a test ride on it...I got me a Terra by Husky....It works for me, might not do for a majority of riders but it looks good runs like stink and is loads of fun to ride
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« Reply #26 on: February 24, 2014, 02:03:26 pm »

...I got me a Terra by Husky....It works for me, might not do for a majority of riders but it looks good runs like stink and is loads of fun to ride


Nice bike, one of the guys I taught with out west got one... he looked at KLR's, DR's and the G650GS, found all he liked in the GS (literally, same bits) + some things like the spoked wheels. Have fun!
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« Reply #27 on: March 01, 2014, 05:37:11 pm »


Guys,
I know the feeling all to well! I've been wanting a big D/S myself...Like most of us we have to go on what to buy but
I have ridden most of the available bikes out there but there was always a trade off , one had too tall a saddle, another needed suspension upgrades another's brakes were not up to par....Trade offs seemed like the norm with the Japanese bikes as well as any other I looked at...Well I found one last year after a test ride on it...I got me a Terra by Husky....It works for me, might not do for a majority of riders but it looks good runs like stink and is loads of fun to ride
http://i993.photobucket.com/albums/af52/rodm850g/074.jpg
 I've done several ADVenture rides and we got one planned for end of March anyone on the East Coast that hadn't heard of it here's a link marchmotomadness.com
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I like the Terra and gave it some thought actually.Is Husqy still in business?I bought this DR as more of a do it all bike,not a hard core ADV style bike.My general riding area is mostly decent pavement,gravel and very little "B" style roads.It's good enough for what I'll be using this bike for.

I jonesed for a Tenere,but didn't have the cash for that.This bike will do.

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« Reply #28 on: April 17, 2014, 07:11:26 pm »

A few more pics.Warp 9 has some seriously cool DR parts.I'm waiting for them to do a brake lever.I want some footpegs,but Jeebus talk about expensive.

A Wolfman medium Rolie bag for the shit I'll pack and never use.

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Warp 9 shifter peg with a kickass black knob.

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« Reply #29 on: April 19, 2014, 10:03:30 am »

I like that bag. Shifter is cool too.

How about a Vapor dash next?
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« Reply #30 on: April 21, 2014, 06:10:50 pm »


I like that bag. Shifter is cool too.

How about a Vapor dash next?


What's the dash Jay?I've been in email communication with Warp 9 and they are working on a DR rear brake lever.
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« Reply #31 on: April 21, 2014, 06:15:34 pm »

Yea! The postman came today.More useless shit installed.

Head light rock/gravel guard.

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b99/Cybahog/IMG_2005_zps7cb86645.jpg

Another Moose Racing chain roller.Although the more I read most big DR owners ditch the upper chain roller for good.I'll leave it on.Sure was a pain in the ass do get my fingers up in there too.

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It's finally getting decent out enough to get out there.Still putting off a different seat.Tires, I'm going to need soon.
Any tire advice?
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« Reply #32 on: April 21, 2014, 07:04:04 pm »

Remove the upper. It can break off and take a chunk of the frame with it. Replace the bolt with a shorter one so the empty bolt hole doesn't collect water and dirt and promote rust.
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« Reply #33 on: April 22, 2014, 12:58:21 pm »

Looking good.

I think I'm going to try the Shinko 705s on my WRR when I need tires this summer.  I too only need an 80/20 tire, and not really riding any mud.  I think the 705s will work well for that purpose and the WRR owners that have used them are reporting very long life.
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« Reply #34 on: April 24, 2014, 12:55:26 pm »




What's the dash Jay?


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« Reply #35 on: June 13, 2014, 07:17:55 pm »

A quick update.Haven't done much but change the oil.That was quick and easy and used Castrol.Still needing tires,but seems my wifes car needs brakes too.

I have to say that this bike I'll probably end up keeping as I ride/buy/trade in other street bikes.I always smile when i take out the DR.But the seat effin sucks ass Sad
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« Reply #36 on: June 30, 2014, 09:04:22 pm »


...I have to say that this bike I'll probably end up keeping as I ride/buy/trade in other street bikes.I always smile when i take out the DR.But the seat effin sucks ass Sad


Get over it Tenderloin whisper.  You doing the gravel ride this year?  Speaking of the Tenderloin ride, do you have a weekend in mind.  My calendar is filling up.  The closer to October the better.
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« Reply #37 on: July 04, 2014, 06:42:50 pm »




Get over it Tenderloin whisper.  You doing the gravel ride this year?  Speaking of the Tenderloin ride, do you have a weekend in mind.  My calendar is filling up.  The closer to October the better.


Looking like September 27th.
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« Reply #38 on: July 20, 2014, 07:22:55 pm »

Not an update at all. Just enjoying the shit out of this motorcycle.So much fun to ride.I'm going to need tires maybe before the end of the year and maybe not.I've solved my ass problem with an AirHawk seat cushion.

DR peeps?What tires would you all suggest? I'm probably 80 percent road tire and the rest is shitty gravel/B road.

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« Reply #39 on: July 21, 2014, 11:26:52 am »

I'm like the D606 that are on mine.
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« Reply #40 on: July 21, 2014, 11:12:24 pm »

If you are 80% street, have a look at these. Great reviews and if you air them down a bit they are pretty good off road tires  … and … cheap !
http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/15130/i/kenda-k761-dual-sport-rear-tire?WT.ac=SLIsearch

If you want premium rubber that can handle some gravel roads …. the Conti Trail Attacks are awesome. I ran a set on my KTM 950 and they were very good in the twists and still had some grip on gravel. Excellent in the rain.
http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/14854/i/continental-conti-trail-attack-dual-sport-rear-tire
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« Reply #41 on: July 29, 2014, 02:51:16 pm »



DR peeps?What tires would you all suggest? I'm probably 80 percent road tire and the rest is shitty gravel/B road.



Not a DR rider but my 525 does well with a Pirelli MT 43 on the front and a Heidenau K60 on the rear. Good street manors, smooth and good grip. Gets along does fine offroad in rocks, gravel,  & hardpack, bascially everywhere that you don't really need a knobbys ability to dig deep.
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« Reply #42 on: August 03, 2014, 01:31:07 pm »

I tried lots of tires on my KLR 650 (Avon Distanzas, Anakees) but found the best dirt/street tires were Mefo Explorers.
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« Reply #43 on: August 14, 2014, 06:28:39 pm »

I'm glad everyone has enjoyed this thread.I'm going to be a cheap bastard and use up these Bridgestone Trail Wings.They are toast,but I can put off tires until spring of 15. :lol:I've been in contact with Warp9 about more DR offerings and I love their stuff.

I just love this bike except for the seat.Just kills my ass.I've been waiting for Yamaha to come out with a new mini Tenere.And I might just put my money were my mouth is.I've seen pics of a new FJ09 and that bike is nothing like a smaller FJR sport tourer.

Until then I'll (Putt)along with my DR.
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« Reply #44 on: September 21, 2014, 06:08:13 pm »

Finally put on the wind deflectors.I have had a lot of motorcycles over the years and I can say this slow ass DR is probably one of my favorite bikes ever.

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