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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.

Ok.

Pat Walsh skid plate and generic exhaust guard.
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b99/Cybahog/IMG_1833_zpsa65afe66.jpg

Rear brake cylinder guard with a fancy colored clevis.Engine case guard.
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b99/Cybahog/IMG_1834_zps2af60435.jpg

Pat Walsh tail rack.
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b99/Cybahog/IMG_1835_zps4ab9ee80.jpg

Moose Racing upper chain roller.
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b99/Cybahog/IMG_1836_zpsc58ec3d6.jpg

Engine case and sprocket guard.
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b99/Cybahog/IMG_1837_zpsc2dbcf38.jpg

PowerMadd bar risers.
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b99/Cybahog/IMG_1838_zps8be88467.jpg

Probably the only mod worth it.Some mirror extenders.
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b99/Cybahog/IMG_1839_zps83c17243.jpg

Another view of the guards.
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Wolfman tank bag.
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b99/Cybahog/IMG_1843_zps0206d101.jpg

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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More shit coming from Pro Cycle.

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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.

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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?


Digital speedometer, tach, time, temp, engine temp, odometer, trip odometer, stop watch, hour meter, and more.

Not mine:

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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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