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  1. Thesm0kinggun

    Dr650se On Mx Track

    On my stock suspended '98 DR650 I use the 10-4 rule. Dont jump any longer than 10 feet, or any higher than 4 feet. My buddys '02 XR650L will double those numbers, but for the places/style I ride I wouldnt trade the DR. Most of "how far can you push it" all depends on how quick you heal, how much you like to fix things, and how fast you want to get really really tired. The DR is a heavy bike to ride hardcore. Back in my teenage years I used to do things on early 70s "enduros" that I dunno how I lived through. The DR is a better built/suspended bike than those were so Im sure alot is possible.
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    The best stunter alive (video)

    Im speechless
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    Dual sport for short girls?

    I asked this in the D/S forum, but might get better results in here Anyone have any advice for choosing a good beginner dual/sport for a girl thats 5'4'ish and 140 lbs? If she sits on my DR650(with the spring sag set for my 200lbs and the 1.5 inch lower than stock gel seat) her tip-toes barely touch. She wants something that she can flat foot or almost flat foot. Highway speeds arent a necessity, but 50-60 mph would be nice. As far as brand new models I was thinking possibly a DR200se, a TW200, or a XT225. I checked the specs on the KLR250 and it has a seat hight higher than the other 3. Anyone have any experience with these bikes, or maybe some info on an "out of production" bikes that might be better/equally suited for her? Any comments/discussion appreciated.
  4. Hey anyone have any advice for choosing a good beginner dual/sport for a girl thats 5'4'ish and 140 lbs? If she sits on my DR650(with the spring sag set for my 200lbs and the 1.5 inch lower than stock gel seat) her tip toes barely touch. She wants something that she can flat foot or almost flat foot. Highway speeds not a necessity, but 50-60 mph would be nice. As far as brand new models I was thinking possibly a DR200se, a TW200, or a XT225. I checked the specs on the KLR250 and it has a seat hight higher than the other 3. Anyone have any experience with these bikes, or maybe some info on an "out of production" bikes that might be better/equally suited for her? Any comments/discussion appreciated.
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    dr650 exhaust options

    I just put on a Supertrapp IDS2 Q series with 12 disks and its nowhere near as loud as I thought it would be. Its a deeper tone, but not really all that much louder. Sounds good when your on the gas, but as stated above its nowhere near as loud as a harley or other "off-road" bikes.
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    Joe Rocket products for DS riders?

    Joe Rocket Atomic jacket.... Its perfect for the street riding I do. The textile is kinduv stiff, but you get used to it. It handles rain and wind like a champ. Zip out liner, and vents for riding in hot weather. I regularly ride to work in the daytime with it in "open" mode in temps from 60-70. For the ride home in the middle of the nite I put in the liner and close the vents and have no problem with temps in the 40-50s
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    Michigan is 7th largest on TT!

    Well said My Honda 50 mini trail at age 6, Driving a stck shift Chevette around the yard at 10.... Now, my 5 year old daughter has a PW50 and a YT60(tri-zinger), and I was letting her sit in my lap and steer the car just last nite. Gotta start em young. Michigan is definetly about anything with a motor.
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    White marks in plastic...

    Its easy as pie... Propane torch held a foot or so away. Just move it back and forth like your ironing a shirt(keep it moving). Dont torch it or anything, just add more and more heat till they start to disapear. Dont worry about doing it from underside either, It wont ruin the gloss. First time I did it I was amazed at how easy it was.
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    This Girl can Fly

    Wow too cool You must be one proud Dad Those pics of your girl is what I see when my 5 year old daughter is rider her PW50
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    DR650 mods and accessories

    I just got done with a set of K270s and was pretty happy with them. With only the Deathwings to compare them to I can tell you this... They are TONS better off road, and are surprisingly good on road. I got about 2500 hard miles on them and they are close to being used up. Wheelies off of every street light has the back squared off kinduv bad, and the front is getting some pretty bad cupping. Laying over the bike on the street is no problem at all. 90 degree right/left turns @40 mph on two lane roads are a piece of cake. Like I said, they really surprised me on the street. They do hum on road, but you get used to it. Off road is nite and day compared to the Deathwings. If you get em be carful for the first 100 miles or so cause they are VERY slippery till broken in. As far as the K761s... I have a brand new set in the box still, and have yet to try them out. Ill have to report back to ya on those. I find myself riding more and more on the street, so I figured Id go with something a little more street oriented on this set. As impressed as I was with the K270s, I think the K7671s are gonna fit my riding style perfectly. btw-- You dont have to change to a 520/530 for the sprockets. There are several vendors that have a 14t front in the 525, and Sprocket Specialists has rears for the 525. I have a 45t rear still in package that I have yet to try. Im hoping that I can do the 14/45 with the stock chain/chain guide(not holding my breath though). Heres the 14t front I got from Dennis Kirk. Be sure to trim down the spacer so the chain will fit snug. VIVA LA DR650
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    DR650 mods and accessories

    DR650 stuff from Dual-Star(they make the centerstand) DR650 stuff from Happy Trails DR650 stuff from Thumper Racing Sprockets from Sprocket Specialists Clarke gas tank for the DR650 IMS gas tanks and footpegs for the DR650 Corbin seat for the DR650 A few handy links for a new DR650 owner: http://www.thumperpage.com/articles/dr650set.html http://www.cognitivevent.com/dr650p2.html http://www.kientech.com/DJDR650AbMod.htm http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/DSN_DR/ http://banditmotorcycles.com/ipw-web/bulletin/bb/index.php?sid=b63c4b93234de3cac4de9efb35d877c5 http://www.maximum-suzuki.com/ibf/index.php?showforum=1 http://www.suzukicycles.org/DR-series/DR650.shtml That should get you started anyway Btw-Dont worry about the 2mpg you might lose doing the jetkit/aibox mod/sprocket... Youll be happy with it BTW-I see you have an FZ1 Thatll be my next bike
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    air box modification

    I think it did a little bit, but its WELL worth it I get about 100 - 110 miles before hitting reserve, and thats riding it hard ALL the time. I think before I was getting about 110 - 120. But like I said, WELL worth it. Get the 14t sprocket too. Top speed drops from 100 or so to 95, but tons more fun down low.
  13. This is the next "big thing", and you seen it on TT first Bling Bling!!!!
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    Two Stroke Forum Vote

    Ive got a DR650, Intruder 800, and a Banshee, so I guess I qualify as "swingin both ways". Just for grins I went through the main forum page and looked at all the catagories. I was wondering if I had a 2 stroke bike whether or not the info in that particular catagory would help me out even though this is "thumbertalk". For obvious reasons I skipped the bike specific catagories. Would the catagory help me if I had say a CR250? TT Polls - I guess, same as a 4s Suggestion Box - Same as above ThumperTalk Tested - Yes it would help General - Yep Off-Topic - Same as with a 4s Thumpette Forum - Pictures & Video - Yes For Sale - Classified Ads and Auctions - Yes Tech Articles - Yes Jetting - Yes MX Riding Technique - Definetly Off-Road Riding Technique - Same as above Suspension - Of course SuperMoto (SuperMotard) - Of course Dual-Sport / Adventure - Yep Pit Bikes - Yes(is my daughters pw50 considered a "pit bike"?) Vintage Thumpers - Yep 4-Stroke Trials - Hmmmm guess they have to be 4s to post em in there Land Use/Legislation - Duhhh, ya think? MotoMan393 (Garrett Berg) Memorial - Of course Health & Fitness - Yep New Classified Ads - Yes Motorcycles For Sale - Yea, already non "thumpers" in there Parts and Accessories For Sale - Yep Gear and Clothing For Sale - Yep Where, When, & Who to Ride With - Yep The moral of all this.... This would be a great place to come even if all ya had was a 2s. Lots of info and resouces on here that pertain to 2s as well as 4s. Its really hard to believe that there are forums for stuff like "pit bikes", "trials" and "atvs" but some people cant see how much closer a 2s dirt bike is to what/where/how they are riding. One of the things that surprised me when I first started reading in there was that there wasnt a forum for 2s questions/answers. I just cant see how 4s would be hurt by the new forum, and how 2s riders couldnt gain from it. Win/win for everyone. Oh well, all out of our hands anyways. Arrogant, close minded people suck no matter what they ride.(only the guilty need feel guilty )
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    which dualsports "SEAT" needs the most help?

    Another vote for the DR650. Stock seat is terrible, and the gel isnt alot better. If you look around on the net, youll see that the seat on this bike is one of the big "cons" when everyones listing the pros/cons of the DR650. Stock seat: No support, Its narrow and like sitting on a rock. Looks cool Gel seat: Same narrow shape, gel is a little better than stock foam. Sits lower than stock seat. Has nylon or something on the top that looks cool, but gets/stays soaked in the rain. Nothing worse than riding with a wet butt. Has a lump right where i want to sit so I have to slide either forward or backwards. Looks ok, but doesnt match as well as stock. I ended up taking skin from stocker and stretching it over gel seat. Some other input: A taller/thicker seat for the DR650 would be great. The bike was designed with the footpegs to high, which gives the rider a "scrunched up" feeling. The gel seat sits lower and makes things worse. Raising the seatheight would straighten the legs somewhat. It was so bad for me I had to adjust my brake and gearshift down way past specs so I wasnt stretching my achilles tendons so badly (im 6'0 btw) There are a ton of '96-'98 DR650s out there and they are white with a impossible to match purple and yellow. If you can make updated covers with that purple and/or yellow on em youll sell lots imo. The purple is a wierd color though so you might want to actually try to find a stock cover to use to match the material. You might know this, but just in case-- '96 - '05? DR650 seats are(should be anyway) all the same. Almost 10 years for 1 seat pan DR650s look like dirtbikes. Corbins DR650 seat doesnt look like a dirtbike seat. I know that those flares on the sides are supposed to add comfort, but theres gotta be a way to add the width and comfort and still maintain a "dirt bike" look.(and while your at it I want world peace and a end to hunger and crime ) Final wishlist: My "dreamy" seat would be... About 1" taller than stock seat(2"+ taller than gel), Wider, but not so that it cuts off circulation in legs, and a little better comfort for passenger(stock and gel are pretty thin back there). The cover would be an updated design with purple and yellow(gotta live with the colors until i tear it down and repaint the frame), and maybe even covered in that "gripper" stuff ive seen. Hope this helps, and let us know when they are for sale. BTW--- I really like the added cover idea for long trips ect. Have something that looks "dirt bike" for around town, and something more comfy to slip on for the long trips when comfort is THE top priority.
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