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Discussion Starter · #1 · (Edited)
Welcome to SMJ, we are more than happy to have the opportunity to further infect you with the Supermoto Virus! :thumbup:

But first..., this section of the forum is typically the best place for your first post and is specifically for you to introduce yourself to the rest of the membership and perhaps tell us a little about yourself if you would like to do so. Feel free to give us the same kind of info you would introduce yourself to any new group with. Remember we are an international group and enjoy learning where you live, your riding background and/or what brought you to either own (or be intersted in) supermotos.

Remember, this spot is for your introduction and NOT the best place for your first questions, we have just met you. Our interest in this section is to see who you are, where you are from and find out a little about you since you have just joined our community. There are plenty of different specific sections in the forum that are vastly more appropriate for your questions and they will get more attention there .

Chances are also pretty good that your first questions may have been covered before as well. Please take the time to do some research on your specific concerns by simply trolling (or cruising) different forums that interest you to see if they have previously been or are currently being discussed.
You can also do more specific research by employing the SEARCH BUTTON underneath the header banner at the top of the page. Enter key words for whatever interests you (i.e. "Best Street Tard", "", "megan fox' :D, "street-legal requirements", etc.) and you are more than likely to get several pages of information to sate your curiosity.

Now that we have been introduced and you have done some preliminary reasearch, feel free to fire away with questions, comments, concerns, observations, ride alerts, ride reports or whatever. And always remember, every post is better if you can work in a pic. In fact, some demand them!
 
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"Remember, this spot is for your introduction and NOT the best place for your first questions, we have just met you."

So..., all we know about you now is you have just acquired a DR650 and you don't pay much attention to the first post in a thread. How about telling us a little more about yourself?

Yes, from the way you describe it (without a picture) it is most likely a pigtail that stays hooked to the battery for easy access when you want to trickle charge it. The previous owner evidently did not unhook the pigtail and you ended up with it. Unfortunately the missing "part" is the Deltran Battery Tender itself with a long length of cord that has the male plug. They are available at your friendly dealership, Cycle Gear (or other accessory shops) and on the internet (Google "Deltran Battery Tender"). As it is the business end of the system it's going to cost you about $35 (depending on where you chose to purchase) to make the pigtail you have worth anything.
 

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Discussion Starter · #25 · (Edited)
Sorry about that, new to the whole blog thing. Thanks for the input. Guess i need to figure out how the "threads" work...
No worries. :thumbup: When you have some spare time (We all have loads of that right?) just cruise through all the separate sections to see what's up and how they work.

Seems that there is certain pages for specific riders then more specific questions?
Absolutely and after a little while looking around on the board it gets easier. You'll know where to go or post for your specific needs, interests and concerns. Pretty soon you'll be the guy answering questions for others about the stuff you've researched or experienced.

Looking forward to getting the dr650 on the road a lot. hopefully the local CMA chapter will be a good start. rode dirt for many years then in college bought a gpz750. the DR is where it is at, both the fun of a dirt bike while being legal on the road...
See, you're getting it already. That there's a right proper intro. Welcome to SMJ!

CMA? Christian Motorcyclists Association? Where would your local chapter happen to be?
 

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Discussion Starter · #27 · (Edited)
Welcome aboard J-Seekz. Properly sized pictures, personal facts, excellent use of emoticons and willing to use the search button. Great introduction!
 

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It's gonna look sweet with 17s on it. It will also be so much fun it will feel illegal on the road! Be sure to shoot us some pics when you get it converted.
 

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Welcome to SMJ everyone and thanks for stopping in to introduce yourselves!
 

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Discussion Starter · #51 ·
:welcome: to SMJ!

No worries about your English, it sounds fine. Your bike is very cool and I did not even know they existed. Looks like it would be a blast to ride!
 

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Welcome to SMJ John! We can do more than chat. Hit me up and we'll go ride.
 

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Welcome to SMJ hpzie! The 250sounds like it would be fun on a true SM track or Kart track.
 

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Discussion Starter · #63 · (Edited)
:welcome: to SMJ Matt! Check out the Honda sub-forum in the Manufacturers section and you will find tons of information on XR600s. Seems like a lot of the topics there lately have been about the big XRs. Have fun!

Found this one for ya http://supermotojunkie.com/showthread.php?t=46272, hope it helps.
 

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Discussion Starter · #67 · (Edited)
:welcome: to SMJ!
Good starter bikes are the Yamaha WRX250 and the Suzuki DRZ400. If you don't want to bite off too many CCs to start with the WRX250 is great fun for around the city and twisty roads. The Suzuki DRZ400 is more powerful with larger displacement yet not scary. It will still be fun in the city yet be more appropriate for more open roads (freeway and highway). Both have fairly easy maintenance schedules for supermotos and would be easier to learn on than converted race/dirt bikes. Check in the Manufacturers forum to see what people are saying about their bikes.
 
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