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Author:  panhead_pete [ Mon 15 Apr, 2013 5:04 pm ]
Post subject:  DR650 SE Adv

Well went out and bought this yesterday. Now planning to head to Finke for the race then back to the Sunshine Coast or up to work in the NT. Not sure yet :)


2011 Gold Coast Suzuki Demo bike. 4,700 Kms - all set to go.

Really need some advice re luggage and tyres if In may.

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Author:  Hori [ Mon 15 Apr, 2013 6:36 pm ]
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U gunna race Pete ?



sign10

Author:  Hori [ Mon 15 Apr, 2013 6:38 pm ]
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You can get one of those stickers

My other bikes a husaberg sign10

Author:  roycey [ Mon 15 Apr, 2013 7:22 pm ]
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cmon man u piked out 1.7kms into saturdays ride how u ganna race across the desert happy1

Author:  Hoodlum [ Mon 15 Apr, 2013 7:36 pm ]
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roycey wrote:
cmon man u piked out 1.7kms into saturdays ride how u ganna race across the desert happy1

HaHa violent5 icon_thumright

Author:  panhead_pete [ Mon 15 Apr, 2013 8:07 pm ]
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roycey wrote:
cmon man u piked out 1.7kms into saturdays ride how u ganna race across the desert happy1


:) :) Then handed over dodgy parts to your mate. ;)


Hori wrote:
U gunna race Pete ?


Hell no, helping a mate's brother with fuel stops etc.

Author:  wingnut [ Mon 15 Apr, 2013 10:09 pm ]
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Adventure Moto,Aussie site

Author:  Travop [ Tue 16 Apr, 2013 5:59 pm ]
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wingnut wrote:
Adventure Moto,Aussie site


plus kreiga make some awesome luggage gear
ive thrashed my kreiga back pack and its still in good knick

Author:  childfamily [ Tue 16 Apr, 2013 8:33 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: DR650 SE Adv

Panniers..get good water proof stuff :o

Couple images of good examples...

Andy Strapz

http://www.andystrapz.com/products-deta ... 22&Level=1

Wolfman

http://wolfmanluggage.com/index.cfm?

Heaps of goodies icon_thumright

Author:  panhead_pete [ Wed 17 Apr, 2013 8:48 am ]
Post subject:  Re: DR650 SE Adv

Thanks lads

Author:  suspensionmatters [ Wed 17 Apr, 2013 11:08 am ]
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The two biggest things I reckon you need to consider when adventure riding is
1. How much gear do you want to carry.
2. How far do you want to travel.

Some guys adventure ride from pub to pub. These guys dont carry any camping or cooking gear. So their luggage consists of a change of clothes, pair of shoes, spare parts and tools. This can all be fitted in a water proof duffle bag on the rear rack with just a couple of tie down straps.

Some guys carry the above + camping gear (tent, mattress, sleeping bag, pillow, chair) + cooking gear + first aid kit + camera gear + fishing rod + the kitchen sink. Some guys carry heaps of spare water and fuel.

So the amount of gear you are going to carry wil greatly influence what sort of luggage system you need on the back. Small load = small duffle bag. Big load = large panniers + duffle bag or top box.

Guys carrying sensitive camera or computer gear opt for a Pelican Case as a top box to keep their gadetry dry and safe.

Some guys like hard panniers to protect their luggage and to hold thier bikes up when they crash. Some guys like soft panniers because they pack down smaller when you are not carry much gear. If buying a duffle bag for the rear rack, make sure you buy a water proof one AND a abrasion resistant one. Some of the thin water proof ones wear from rubbing on the long corrigated roads and are no longer water proof.

Consider a luggage system that is either lockable or can be removed easily. Removeable ones will not only allow you to take them into the pub with you for secruity but will allow you to take them to undercover in rain to unload and reload your panniers.

If you need more fuel range then you currently have, you can either opt for a large tank, a fuel bladder or fuel cells. Each have their pro's and con's.

Here is a photo of my pannier set up. They are made from 20L jerry cans. They can be removed in about 5 seconds flat. I run a dry bag inside them to keep everything dry and dust free. My swag ties onto my rear rack, with my bum bag full of tools resting onto the seat with a little dry bag on top with my wet weather gear.

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Author:  fabulous [ Wed 17 Apr, 2013 11:22 am ]
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Popular choices ( for full knobbies anyway) are Pirelli MT21 or Dunlop 606.
I have tried both on the KLR and can recommend.
Knobbies on tar is always average but these tyres are are a good compromise between dirt worthiness and wear.
Enjoy!!

Author:  suspensionmatters [ Fri 19 Apr, 2013 7:21 pm ]
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fabulous wrote:
Popular choices ( for full knobbies anyway) are Pirelli MT21 or Dunlop 606.
I have tried both on the KLR and can recommend.


I dont rate the D606 on the front. On the rear it is a good value tyre that offers reasonable grip and km's. But the front one lacks bite and makes the front feel like it wants to wash out on gravel roads.

Another option is the Motoz Desert tyres. They are cheap and provide great grip and reasonable life, but unfortunately dont do a 17" which means they wont fit my bike or the DR. These will be the next one I fit to the front of my bike.

I currently have a Michelin HP4 fitted on the front and it is heaps better than the D606. They are a tyre of choice by many racing in the Australian Safari as they are wider than most (being a 90/100) offering a bigger foot print which is great when trying to change direction on a big heavy bike. But they can be hard to find as they are quite often on back order.

Like with all tyres, choose one for your conditions, bike and type of riding.

Author:  panhead_pete [ Fri 19 Apr, 2013 9:09 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: DR650 SE Adv

Thanks everyone, especially Dave - great info. Bike is fitted with an 18" rear rim so will look little further into those Motoz tires.

Author:  wuzofoz [ Sat 20 Apr, 2013 5:23 am ]
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it'll be tuff getting that yhing in ya van for the drive out to fink

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