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  1. #16
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    Sweet bike, Nordieboy!

    I'm sure you'll have shit-loads of fun.
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  2. #17
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    Quote Originally Posted by far queue View Post
    It looks real good.

    RE the range, I get 16km/l and others seem to be getting between 16-20km/l, so I would expect your range to be 320-400km.

    I like your description of a DR, I've found mine will do whatever I chuck at it.

    So how much was it? Feel free to tell me to bugger off if you want

    I'm curious to know where it came from? I didn't think black ones were sold here, although they were in Europe and Canada. Apparently the '07 model here will be available in black.
    Went onto reserve today at 320km/L with several people (ahem) testing it in varying conditions - Motorway, twisties, 2-up twisties, part of the Mangatapu track, motorcross track around the orchard, freshly gravelled roads - You know, the usual.
    Come to think of it, the Nordie has also been through all of that as well
    $6500 private sale.
    I think it was bought in Nelson.

  3. #18
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    Quote Originally Posted by sels1 View Post
    Huh....newbie since 2004?
    But congrats on the new bike - good choice, wouldnt mind one myself
    Newbie since monday.
    This is my first adventure style bike

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crisis management View Post
    The DR looks great, I'm envious already! You might want to consider a bash plate for it, the cases seem a bit fragile and don't take a lot to damage or hole.
    90% of my riding will be on the road.
    It's going to be the daily transport.
    I'm even thinking Pirelli Scorpion S/T's

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    Hi Nordie, welcome and a good choice!Consider the Michelin Anakee if 90% road, they will still take you along that gravel road while stick'n like the proverbial to the tarmac. The 14t front sprocket is a must; std gearing is way too high, who need 175km on a 'trailie'? This will give a more even power spread,ie, less 'breathlessness' in top at 100km/hr.
    I've done over 7000km on mine in the last year, just home from my first organised adventure ride last weekend, went v well. Mine is further geared down on its knobbie rear wheel set, with a 46t rear along with the 14t front;real smooth power spread;it just never runs out and will pull down low for the knarly stuff! High ali bars and bark-bustas round off the package( oh yes...a bash plate is wise!)
    You enjoy that ride, whatever you do the DR650 will deliver a smile.
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  6. #21
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    Noice bike.

    Gimme a PM if you want to go for a ride sometime.
    Cheers,
    Colin

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    Quote Originally Posted by NordieBoy View Post
    $6500 private sale.
    That's not a sale, that's theft!

    For tyres, I'd try an MT90 AT rear & MT70 front. You should be able to drag the pegs with that combo, they'll last well, do the bizzo on gravel & they're cheap.

    Cheers
    Clint

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    Picked up a 14t front sprocket yesterday to gear the sucker down a bit and went to put it on and...

    Ummm...

    It's already got a 14t

    Took it through the Mangatapu Track yesterday and it needs gearing down (a bit) more for that sort of thing

    I'm thinking 3 teeth higher on the rear and a 15t front for normal use and the 14t front for trail/adv stuff.

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    I've ordered a speedo with rev-counter from the UK but in the meantime I've removed the original speedo and mounted an eTrex Legend in it's place.
    Also trimmed 2cm off the top of the screen that'll hopefully leave my helmet in clear air.
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    Hey nordie, how does the Scottoiler go on the DR, someone told me they don't work so well on big singles - something about vacuum pulsing??
    Thinking of putting one on the XT600
    Fallen off too many times to ride fast nowadays.

  11. #26
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    Worked fine on my last 3.
    Self installed on the 2 Nordies and already on the DR.

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    Drilled the carb slide and stopped the TPS from activating and killing my wheelies

    Hopefully it'll be on the dyno on Friday to get the jetting sorted properly.

  13. #28
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    Thumbs up

    Quote Originally Posted by NordieBoy View Post
    2001 with 7000Km on the clock.

    The DR is a motorbike - do what you want, it'll cope.
    Well there Nordieboy, if you're ever down South Canterbury way on the DR and looking for a riding buddy, I'm on 0274 342 372 and can show you some AWESOME shingle roads and passes etc.

    Cheers, Stu

  14. #29
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    Well, today was Dyno Day!

    The bike is running standard except for the SuperTrapp can and airbox snorkle removed.

    35.68hp @ 6000rpm

    1mm spacer under needle - 36.44hp @ 6000rpm

    We tried different jets etc but no good.

    Was running waaayyy too lean and now air/fuel ratio is spot on.

    Torque curve is much fatter, the torque at 4000rpm is now there at 3000 and extends for an additional 500rpm to the top end.

    I'll get some screen caps from the dyno.

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    Can't remember how to copy screen to paste into another format (alt print screen doesn't pick it up as anything but txt).

    Thought this was pretty low but old curve saved on dynojet records is peak of 32hp so this is doing well. Must be understressed as a DRZ400 with pipe will do 40.
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