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 Post subject: Great Vendors for DR650
PostPosted: Sun Aug 29, 2010 1:10 pm 
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 Post subject: Kientech.com
PostPosted: Sun Aug 29, 2010 1:18 pm 
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http://www.kientech.com/ is a great resource for parts for you DR.
Jesse and Janet will treat you right. Just give them a call and they will help you. They do take paypal too.
I have bought the following from them.
  • DynaJet Kit, extended fuel screw and hex carb screws.
  • Front springs
  • GSXR 1000 pipe
  • replacement lower roller for the chain. (remove and throw away the upper one!)

Janet helped me get the right springs based on the combined weight of me and my gear and also my riding style.
The GSXR pipe is a great piece of work too!
I highly recommend them!

GSXR Pipe attached to the Kientech mid-pipe.
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 Post subject: ProCycle.us
PostPosted: Sun Aug 29, 2010 9:40 pm 
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Jeff at ProCycle is also very helpful! His site has some great DR650 farkles.
http://www.procycle.us/bikepages/dr650.html

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 Post subject: FarkleMasters
PostPosted: Fri Sep 10, 2010 8:10 pm 
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One of our new members, CatfishRacing has a website with a lot of high quality motorcycle parts that work great on the DR650 and other adventure/touring type bikes. Once in a while he gets a group buy worked up for certain products. Let us know if you have any going Catfish!
Check his site at:
http://www.farklemasters.com/

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 Post subject: New Enough
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I have had excellent service from these folks. They even have a dualsport section. Painless ordering for a Canadian. My last order was trackable and was about 8 days to my door.

http://www.newenough.com/parts/dual_sport/

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 Post subject: TCIProductsusa.com
PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2010 9:07 pm 
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One of our members, turbocity tom, has a site with some great products.
http://TCIProductsusa.com

There is some really nice stuff there.
As a matter of fact I have one of TurboCity's Headlight guards on my DR. :good:
https://tciproductsusa.com/index.php?ma ... cts_id=565
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 10:41 pm 
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For riding gear, here are two site (stores) that I have purchased from and have not been disappointed:

For dirt gear - KLIM Technical Riding Gear

http://www.klimcanada.com/store/index.html#id=dirt

And for street gear - Rubber Side Down (store front located in Vancouver)

http://www.rubbersidedown.ca/

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 Post subject: TPI Motorcycle Parts
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http://tpimotorcycleparts.com/

This site has a very nice selection of DR650 parts and accessories.
Scroll to the bottom of the home page to select the DR650 section.
There are also sections for KLR650, DRZ400 and DL 650/1000.
I bought an air filter and something else(I can't remember) from them and the service was prompt. :good:

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 23, 2010 10:10 am 
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Britannia Composites makes a very nice dual sport fairing for the DR650 called the Lynx.
It has a height adjustable windshield and extra dash room to mount GPS and electronic controls. It also has HID lighting options.

http://www.britanniacomposites.com/lynx.html

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 Post subject: Seat Concepts
PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 9:56 pm 
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I answered a request for an eval of a new seat company and was fortunate enought to get a seat from Seat Concepts. Another rider had good things to say about it so I met with one of the owners, Robert, and picked up the seat.

I cleaned up the bike for it's photo shoot and then took a bunch of shots with too many shadows, bad lighting, general photographic mayhem. I'm a putz.

You'll get the idea. The intitial feel when sitting is soft, then firm without hitting the pan.

With the IMS.
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Side by side.
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Well - here it is. Short version: Order one immediately. I have a Sargent on my Strom and this is right in the running....actually better for DS. It's about an inch narrower which allows more movement.

Disclaimer - I got a seat from Seat Concepts to evaluate. I did not have to pay anything out of pocket to start. If I like the seat and want to keep it, I have to give them my stock seat (to replace the seat pan on the tester). So my benefit here is a free seat cover and foam if I choose to keep it (and I do). No punches pulled...they wanted me to post an honest opinion.

Longer version: I'm too short for my weight and pack 230 lbs onto the seat with gear. Disclaimer - everybodies backside is different and "sensitivity" vaires.

The initial soft feel of the seat firms up without hitting the pan. My seat pain comes from long road rides / slab sections between dirt so that's what I did to see if this seat would work for me. I stand a lot in the dirt unless I'm just on fireroads so this long "seat time" would be good. I put two hours of sitting down road time on the seat and didn't have a moment where I had to stand up to reduce fatigue.

As mentioned, I'd prefer the non-gripper cover for me...to each his own. Keep in mind the slight width increase takes up leg to ground room so it feels like it added a half inch to the seat height....not a problem even with my 29 inch inseam. Just take that into consideration. Non issue for me for the gain in comfort.

The seat is a great DS seat as it's wide enough in the sit down mode but not so wide as to hit you in the back of the legs while standing. Keeping that in mind, it's not a saddle style....it's made for DS and allows you to move around on the seat enough to postition yourself for varying terrain...whether sitting or standing. It does not interfere. On longer stretches, you can shift back about an inch to the wide area ( I ride up against the tank most of the time) to take advantage of the comfort area.

Stitching - it looks like it might rub in my pictures. In reality it's very flat and double stitched for longevity. I didn't notice it at all while riding - non issue.

This seat goes on the stock pan (yours) so fitment is almost just as it is with a stock seat. The foam resisted a little bit more than stock when it came to mounting it up against the IMS tank but a lite push down and forward took care of that. The upper part of the seat where it meets the tank (stock) has a little movement to it. It disappears when you sit on it as the seat goes flush against the tank. If this bothers you, put an old piece of tube in the upper slot on the seat pan.

Mounting - I did not have to mount mine. If you're not handy with these things, pay an upholstery shop $20 and they'll do it. Seat Concepts will do it for $20 but then you have shipping your seat, down time, etc involved. I'm sure they're not making any money on that but offer it anyway.

Buy the seat cover / foam. Even if you pay someone to mount it, you're still under $200 which is a deal for a comfortable seat.

Robert has customer service at the top of his list right behind "Quality Product" so give the start up company a chance.....and an order. Seat Concepts
Administrator Edit: Here is the website for Seat Concepts. http://www.seatconcepts.com/index.php?p=1_24

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