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  1. kiwi_outdoors
    11-23-2014 04:16 PM - permalink
    I was riding my DL650 while I took the 40k mile DL650A front end apart in order to replace the steering head bearings. Also replaced both sprockets and chains, checked cush drive at rear wheel (OK), and I did the valve check and adjust (removed radiator to make my life easier). I swapped all my plastics and fuel tank between the two bikes. Since then I have rebuilt front and rear calipers (seals and pads), replaced clutch cable. Fitted a shelf to hold the RAM-system GPS mounting ball. Added Cogent cartridges to front forks and swapped springs. Replaced rear shock with an Elka ($$$$) shock. Also put on lowering links for the rear. Front ride height is stock. Replaced air filer, oil and oil filter. Replaced battery. Removed heated grips (1 not working) and removed (annoying) throttle lock.
    It helps that I have a heated garage.
  2. dmfdmf
    11-23-2014 03:30 PM - permalink
    Hi Kiwi, thanks for the generous offer and I will probably need help (or at tool) at some point. If you saw my project post then you know that I am just getting started.
  3. om28
    05-26-2014 08:10 AM - permalink
    Hi Kiwi,
    I was wondering how you like the Cogent DDC's in your forks?

  4. kiwi_outdoors
    12-02-2011 08:58 PM - permalink
    2007 Blue Wee

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  • About kiwi_outdoors
    65 Year old, been riding since 2005, started on a 250 Ninja
    Oakland, CA 94602
    outdoorsy stuff, hiking, canyoneering, canoeing, camping, wild hot springs
    Engineering Contract Manager
    Model V-Strom Owned
    2007 DL650A
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    Current Bike: 2007 ABS Wee, rebuilt forks with Cogent DDC, Elka rear shock, tapered roller steering stem bearings, fork brace, Admore top box lights, LED side-only turn indicator lights, Powerlet outlet, frame sliders, Givi windscreen, Givi top box.

    Prior Bikes: 2003 EX250, 2007 DL650 (non-ABS)


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  • Join Date: 03-29-2011
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06:58 AM - Vindex1963 quoted kiwi_outdoors in post Plug and Play H4 LED headlight
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12:37 AM - V-Tom quoted kiwi_outdoors in post conservative rider at 70
if your cable clutch has same spir...
12:06 PM - kiwi_outdoors quoted Highwayman2016 in post yup
Sounds like he was riding the brake...
08:11 PM - kiwi_outdoors quoted jfman in post yup - done it
Can you drop new springs f...
10:14 PM - kiwi_outdoors quoted KevinP65 in post Yup
I just put in sonic springs a...
03:23 PM - BradA34 quoted kiwi_outdoors in post North To Alaska 2017
The locals will tell you that the ...
07:51 PM - DesertBike quoted kiwi_outdoors in post Mystery mounting plate - anyone have one?
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03:54 PM - Rides2Work quoted kiwi_outdoors in post My First Road Trip (tm)
At least take an AAA map (or simil...
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09:14 AM - V-Tom quoted kiwi_outdoors in post Chain tension question
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10:39 AM - mpom quoted kiwi_outdoors in post Cogent DDCs or Ricor Intiminators for DL650
I like my Cogent DDCs and my linea...
09:09 PM - kiwi_outdoors quoted swingset in post Good to know - thanks
Correct, and when you get it ...
07:53 PM - swingset quoted kiwi_outdoors in post Steering head torque?!?!
(note - its a range, not an absolu...
03:36 PM - kiwi_outdoors quoted Floyd8495 in post what?
Well I eventually got the wobb...
10:16 PM - kiwi_outdoors quoted BobAgain in post yup
THe 650A has ABS. Look for th...
07:56 PM - mpom quoted kiwi_outdoors in post Motosliders frame sliders or Givi crash bars?
Frame sliders are on my bike - mos...
10:52 PM - IPLIT quoted kiwi_outdoors in post Issues after replacing my front fork springs
take weight off front wheel, else ...
08:47 PM - kiwi_outdoors quoted manofsteel1 in post speed ring
I was told that you bleed ABS br...
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