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Re: Sardine's DR650
« Reply #40 on: February 28, 2014, 10:55:48 am »
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Re: Sardine's DR650
« Reply #41 on: March 17, 2014, 07:07:18 pm »
Had a jol on the DR going to Swellendam at the end of February.

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Re: Sardine's DR650
« Reply #42 on: March 17, 2014, 07:35:58 pm »
Goeie werk man jiss jy ry daai scooter ne nice video en fotos


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Re: Sardine's DR650
« Reply #43 on: March 17, 2014, 07:39:12 pm »
Goeie werk meisie jiss jy ry daai scooter ne nice video en fotos


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Re: Sardine's DR650
« Reply #44 on: March 17, 2014, 07:47:40 pm »
Ha ha sorreeeyyy jonge dame


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Re: Sardine's DR650
« Reply #45 on: March 17, 2014, 08:05:36 pm »
That awkward moment when you realise you uploaded the wrong video  :lamer:
That one was the one I hastily put together.

The real one has more flying in it.

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Re: Sardine's DR650
« Reply #46 on: March 17, 2014, 08:19:42 pm »
lol nou laai die regte video ook op ek like van Airies  :ricky:
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Re: Sardine's DR650
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Re: Sardine's DR650
« Reply #48 on: March 17, 2014, 10:07:02 pm »
Nice one aswell 


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Re: Sardine's DR650
« Reply #49 on: March 18, 2014, 06:07:42 am »
Thank you  :thumleft:

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Re: Sardine's DR650
« Reply #50 on: March 21, 2014, 05:45:53 pm »
I love all the initiative DIY that you do  with your bike!

Keep it up.  :thumleft:
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Re: Sardine's DR650
« Reply #51 on: April 13, 2014, 07:05:57 pm »
Some updates...

I have modified my DIY screen, and bent about 10cm of it up/forward; it slanted back a lot and was very flat, bringing it very close to my stomach when standing, and close to my helmet when off the bike and moving it around. The new lip is much more off-road/standing-friendly, and also takes a lot more wind off the chest. Quite chuffed.

Did a 330km trip with Dux last weekend, and hit the dirt for the first time on a motorbike. Some "oh poo" moments where I came in to corners too fast, but managed to keep it upright. Even blasted through some short sections of soft sand; bike went everywhere underneath me, but it ended up wherever I was looking (straight ahead).

A lot of people complain about the suspension... On some sections of gravel highway there were beautiful rolling bumps and I found the soft suspension very comfortable. However, I am only around 60kg, so I suspect that makes a huge difference. And I also got the feeling that if I hit 'sharper' bumps faster, the bike would easily throw me off.

All in all, still thoroughly enjoying the little beastie!  :ricky:

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Re: Sardine's DR650
« Reply #52 on: April 13, 2014, 07:39:17 pm »

Did a 330km trip with Dux last weekend, and hit the dirt for the first time on a motorbike. Some "oh poo" moments where I came in to corners too fast, but managed to keep it upright. Even blasted through some short sections of soft sand; bike went everywhere underneath me, but it ended up wherever I was looking (straight ahead).


Was a good ride , realised DR's are good all rounders but not the most comfortable on longish tar sections .
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Re: Sardine's DR650
« Reply #53 on: April 13, 2014, 09:29:20 pm »
Over time you will learn how your bike behave in certain road conditions. You will get used to it
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Re: Sardine's DR650
« Reply #54 on: April 13, 2014, 09:45:50 pm »
Sardine

Is your rear shock's pre-load and damping set as per the manual (soft)? Should be if you're riding with Dux!


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Re: Sardine's DR650
« Reply #55 on: April 13, 2014, 10:16:53 pm »
Chopperpilot, I don't have a clue how it's set.
Play nice  >:D

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Re: Sardine's DR650
« Reply #56 on: April 14, 2014, 10:21:03 am »
Hea ... um, Sardine, try your screen with an air scoop at the bottom. It makes a huge difference.

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Re: Sardine's DR650
« Reply #57 on: April 14, 2014, 10:39:19 am »
Hea ... um, Sardine, try your screen with an air scoop at the bottom. It makes a huge difference.

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Use 5mm stainless allen caps and body washers, with rubber tap washers, to lift it away from the head light shroud.

Be careful with drilling throught the perspex. Get instructions from Eikeboom.


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Re: Sardine's DR650
« Reply #58 on: April 14, 2014, 10:40:15 am »
I'll look up the rear shock settings for you!


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Re: Sardine's DR650
« Reply #59 on: April 14, 2014, 10:57:18 am »
Hea ... um, Sardine, try your screen with an air scoop at the bottom. It makes a huge difference.

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Use 5mm stainless allen caps and body washers, with rubber tap washers, to lift it away from the head light shroud.

Be careful with drilling throught the perspex. Get instructions from Eikeboom.


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Did some drill tests on the scrap perspex... cracked it. Also don't want to do any permanent modifications to the stock headlight (fairing).

My screen is stuck on with double-sided tape, which means there is a considerable gap (3-7mm) between the headlight fairing and the actual screen.