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Re: DL650 - the mom jeans
« Reply #80 on: 04/19/17 05:51PM »
Either that or it rarely breaks so they don't stock it.
Bingo! Same pushrod as on the SV, I think, and the greatest cause of breakage is a broken chain. So guess how often that happens... LOL!

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Re: DL650 - the mom jeans
« Reply #81 on: 05/11/17 01:04PM »


Roasted in 3,000 miles....super soft tire!

Will probably get one more rear and replace both once the front is done
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Re: DL650 - the mom jeans
« Reply #82 on: 05/18/17 10:03PM »
One quick ride for an errand got exponentially worse



So she's parked...needs chain and sprockets anyhow

It's been 3 months...3,500 miles...it *must* have had a lot of miles beforehand because I have read reports of 5-10,000 miles and I barely got 3,000 out of mine

The rears are hella expensive at $130-$160 per tire...so I may try a Shink rear to use up the front and off road with them until I go to PR...then just use the YZ for dedicated dirty duty
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Re: DL650 - the mom jeans
« Reply #83 on: 05/19/17 08:28AM »
Looks like the tire rarely goes around corners. LOL!

I've been told that my Bridgestone Trailwings last only about 3k miles. I currently have 2k and I can tell the middle section of the rear is beginning to flat spot. I need to ride the corners more to even it out.  $150 for a rear does sound pricey for that tire.

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Re: DL650 - the mom jeans
« Reply #84 on: 06/15/17 12:01AM »


Finally got a day off to get this thing to a shop...years ago I broke a motion pro chain breaker and vowed to just pay to swap out chain/sprockets...Went to a shop 3 miles away and they cut/installed chain and front sprocket (I don't have the socket big enough and I don't have an impact handy)...they charged $70...and I did the rear sprocket myself



so $175 installed isn't such a shabby deal. $108 installed for a rear tire...so $283 for my bike service this month.... hopefully it will last!

31,214 miles for these

had an interesting theft attempt in LB again...bike was parked near the beach late at night, tire against the curb, and when I came back tire was roughly 6" off the curb...scratches on the pavement consistent with kickstand being dragged. Steering lock and behemoth weight of this piggy thwarted a thief - got this bike for this reason!!
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Re: DL650 - the mom jeans
« Reply #85 on: 06/15/17 08:35AM »
Dude! You need to chain that thing to a pole because that attempt may not be the first time.

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Re: DL650 - the mom jeans
« Reply #86 on: 06/17/17 11:51AM »
Honestly in LB there's only so much you can do...I may start keeping a disc lock on the bike...

Woke up, road up the coast to Malibu



Next time I am packing a snack

Tires were low....front 30 warm (should be 33 cold) rear 30 warm by the shop (should be 41 cold)....aired them up and they feel way better....bike didn't wanna lean before!

Did some light "urban" off road exploring...when the dirt is really hard pack this bike sucks again in the dirt. Definitely a love/hate relationship.



And on the way to Malibu my left handguard wiggles loose LOL...



needed a roadside repair with the tools I left under the seat....and I even broke one of them ha
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Re: DL650 - the mom jeans
« Reply #87 on: 06/20/17 04:12PM »
Went foolin today at a local dirty spot after the gym...gotta say the weight scares me...

Went to do a putt-putt u turn and the front started to wash out...you can't lean and turn at all! Keep her upright as much as possible during low speed manuevers...I put my leg down for balance but worried about snapping my leg off if she landed on it.



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Re: DL650 - the mom jeans
« Reply #88 on: 06/21/17 08:41AM »
That front tire doesn't look like it will grip loose dirt well.

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Re: DL650 - the mom jeans
« Reply #89 on: 06/24/17 09:13PM »
Nada...super wishy washy...

Went back to fool around today...a little practice surprisingly helped a little

The gas take definitely gets in the way of "getting up on the tank", but you can kind of get weight over the front by leaning over the bars

Really like that there's a spot in LB exactly 10 mins from home... opportunity to practice!

I also forgot there was some shrimp fried rice from pickup stix in the top case...they got all over the inside as I bounced around off road. Gross.
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Re: DL650 - the mom jeans
« Reply #90 on: 06/24/17 09:23PM »
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Re: DL650 - the mom jeans
« Reply #91 on: 06/25/17 02:48PM »
I also forgot there was some shrimp fried rice from pickup stix in the top case...they got all over the inside as I bounced around off road. Gross.

Tossed Rice with Shrimp!

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Re: DL650 - the mom jeans
« Reply #92 on: 06/26/17 11:39AM »
My boys got jokes, eh?

That front tire doesn't look like it will grip loose dirt well.

Rode same spot again and really seeing this as true...



Tried some low speed, clutch slipping standing riding through some rutted Sandy stuff and the front wanted to wash without even pushing with the rear wheel!

Foot down kept me up but I don't like that...me thinks just to learn the limit of these tires and ride dirt within them.

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