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  1. +1, would a Dremel work? Does it weaken the head pipe any? Do you have to replace the exhaust gasket at the head after removing the head pipe? I'm interested too.. thanks,
  2. +1 even though I like my blue one, the black is even nicer..
  3. which 'weld" are you talking about. I have done the jetting, slipon and airbox mods already and it's running great, with a mpg penalty though...
  4. I removed the rear fender ext and then mounted the small metal lic plate bracket from the removed fender to the remaining blue fender. A pic is worth a 1000 words.. http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a341/telcobilly/scoots/my_dr_mar_06_b.jpg
  5. I know the steel bars look appealing for the $$, but typically, they bend easier than the quality alum bars. I have 7/8" Renthals and the wall thickness is much thicker than the stock noodle that came with the DR. The weights you are asking about are there to minimise vibes to the rider through the grips. I have aftermarket hand guards, so I don't use them anymore, but vibes haven't been a problem for me... You can do the old bicycle trick to straighten out the bars/front wheel, just hold the wheel with your legs and tweak the bars over until it lines up... good luck!
  6. +1 for the Corbin, but if I had it to do again, I would get grippier seat material. Other than that, I'm very happy.
  7. I think anytime you start with syn, you are fine. Sometimes it's a cost savings strategy to switch later on, but later is better then never.. Here's some m/c specific info on the Rotella forum: http://www.rotella.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=Motorcycle&Number=71&page=0&view=collapsed&sb=11&o=&fpart=1 There are no friction modifiers in Rotella, so wet clutchs are ok with this oil..
  8. I put alu Moose Racing guards. I had to ditch the weights, but vibes are not a problem. The guards were $39 and the plastic shields were $14. Here's a pic of mine: http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a341/telcobilly/scoots/my_dr_handguards_5.jpg
  9. I just put Rotella 5w-40 syn oil at 3010miles. I could tell that the shifting was better immediately and engine sounded quieter. I had Honda dino m/c oil in it before. http://motorcycleinfo.calsci.com/Oils1.html "Shell Rotella-T Synthetic is available at Wal-Mart for $13 / gallon, so I consider this the motor oil of choice. "
  10. agreed! I have 14-15-16t c/s sprockets with the 16t on right now. It makes for more relaxed cruising and a different size can be swapped quickly. I like the ones that Jesse has because he has 520 or 525 size with a thickened area in the center. His have the circlip so you don't even need the retainer plate. http://www.kientech.com/DR650ConvNstandardsprocketkits.htm
  11. they don't call them "deathwings" for nothing!
  12. don't kid yourself, you'll get another DR650... I did!
  13. Mine is out about 1.25 turns and runs great overall. Every now and again it will stall when coasting to a stop (maybe twice?) I had it 2.25 turns out before and it ran fine, but I think it was too rich..
  14. congrats! always good to solve a problem. How many kicks when the engine is hot? 4 kicks sounds right for a cold engine, that's about how many my old '93 took.
  15. I'm running a 16T with the stock chain and there is no problem with the adjusters or any change in handling. Rear sprocket is stock too.