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Nicholi1222



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Join date : 2014-04-23
Age : 33
Bike : Suzuki DR650

PostSubject: '13 DR650   4/24/2014, 12:57 pm

Here she is a year ago, brand spanking new:


Here she is now:









Trail Tech Vapor and LED Auxiliary Lights
Steel braided front brake line
LED turnsignals
Cogent DDCs
Eibach .47 straight rate springs
Highway Dirt Bikes Top clamp, hand guards, and switches
Fold away mirrors
Warp 9 levers
Waterproof USB charger
Fly 6061 handle bars
ProCycle 1" risers
Wolfman Tank bag
Acerbis 5.3 tank and front fender
TM40 carb
Twin Air filter
Opened air box
Anodized shock with Cogent shaft-rebound and compression damping
Seat Concepts cover and foam
Kientech mid-pipe, '01 GSXR 40F0 exhaust
DSA side panels and rear fender with LED tail light 
Nomadic Rack
Custom PVC tool tube
Ranger Dirt Bags with duffel(not shown)
Shinko 705s
16t CS sprocket
Skid plate
Blue billet timing inspection plugs
Eastern beaver PC8 box and H4 dual relay for headlight

Just under 18,000 miles to date, 90% are commuting. The rest are weekend warrior miles looking for forest roads and trails.
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PeteN95

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Join date : 2010-04-30
Age : 54
Bike : Honda XR650R

PostSubject: Re: '13 DR650   5/1/2014, 12:02 pm

Nice looking ride!  How do you like that front fender with the 21" wheel?  I run a 19" Shinko 705 on my XR650R with a SM type fender, but sometimes get a little mud in the face, so I am thinking of going back to a full size fender?  I really like the 705 tires.
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Nicholi1222



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Join date : 2014-04-23
Age : 33
Bike : Suzuki DR650

PostSubject: Re: '13 DR650   5/1/2014, 1:47 pm

PeteN95 wrote:
Nice looking ride!  How do you like that front fender with the 21" wheel?  I run a 19" Shinko 705 on my XR650R with a SM type fender, but sometimes get a little mud in the face, so I am thinking of going back to a full size fender?  I really like the 705 tires.
After commuting in the rain a couple times, I realized that I had an issue. There was just so much water coming up and over the fender and into the headlight. 

So I decided to use some spacers, but wanted some visual geometry first. Here is the fender before I started screwing around with it. 
The length of the string is unimportant as its the first 12" that are the most critical.


After the spacers. It is actually a bit lower than this now. I found that an 1/8" at the mount translated to 1/2" at the end, especially at the back.


This is how it is now.


Spacers in back


In the front. Spacers are actually the same size. It's the combination of the lowered fender and the washers on the spacers in front that made the difference. 


With so much un-torqued bolt hanging out, I opted to put blue threadlock on just to be safe. 

I have to say that while I'll be putting 700's on for dirt fun this summer, I'll be going back to 705's in the fall for commuting.
There are 9,384 miles on these and this is whats left. BTW, I used Dyna beads. I'll be using RideOn this summer because punctures suck.
The rear


The front
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PostSubject: Re: '13 DR650   5/2/2014, 3:02 pm

Have you taken any big jumps yet?  Because I think you may have a clearance problem at full suspension travel?
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Nicholi1222



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Join date : 2014-04-23
Age : 33
Bike : Suzuki DR650

PostSubject: Re: '13 DR650   5/2/2014, 3:45 pm

PeteN95 wrote:
Have you taken any big jumps yet?  Because I think you may have a clearance problem at full suspension travel?

No jumps yet. I took a spin on North Fork Rd Tuesday night. 

There plenty potholes and there was no rubbing that I could see but Cogent and Eibach kept me from bottoming out so dunno
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