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Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2014, 11:01 PM
Replies: 4,042
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Posted By rowie
The early models came from the factory with a...

The early models came from the factory with a seal retainer. Item no. 32 here:

http://cdn.partzilla.com/diagram/suzuki/09/73/0016.png
Forum: Thumpers 08-01-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 4,042
Views: 429,320
Posted By rowie
They are special bolts. The head breaks off when...

They are special bolts. The head breaks off when they get to a specific tightness.
Forum: Thumpers 07-28-2014, 01:24 AM
Replies: 4,042
Views: 429,320
Posted By rowie
OEM, Twin Air and maybe K&N. Post 96 wont fit

OEM, Twin Air and maybe K&N. Post 96 wont fit
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2014, 02:13 AM
Replies: 16,054
Views: 2,426,132
Posted By rowie
Thanks for your input Ladder. I was able to fully...

Thanks for your input Ladder. I was able to fully compress one of the forks until it stopped and there is 285mm of travel, which gives me an extra 3mm of tyre to frame clearance. :D This is the...
Forum: Australia 07-19-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 14,398
Views: 1,880,499
Posted By rowie
I have seen a photo somewhere..... Don't know if...

I have seen a photo somewhere..... Don't know if any mounts were changed, but it looked like a simple swap. Adding a larger battery and the starting electrics would be the biggest headache. Carb...
Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 16,054
Views: 2,426,132
Posted By rowie
Thanks for the link. I have been through that...

Thanks for the link. I have been through that thread several times and found only one fork swap that contained sufficient information. He used the complete upside down front end off a KLX250. I went...
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 16,054
Views: 2,426,132
Posted By rowie
Fork swap

Guys,

I have a 1990 DR650RS and have not been able to find any specific info, so I thought I would ask here because the DR750's and 800's are pretty much the same :D Just wondering if anyone that...
Forum: Australia 06-25-2014, 01:48 AM
Replies: 1,024
Views: 56,085
Posted By rowie
That sucks Charlie. I stopped to let a ute past...

That sucks Charlie. I stopped to let a ute past and just started moving when I went over. There was a couple camping down stream a bit and the bloke came over to see if I was ok. He helped me walk...
Forum: Australia 06-21-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 1,024
Views: 56,085
Posted By rowie
Almost identical Barra :rofl The Turramurra...

Almost identical Barra :rofl The Turramurra crossing is fairly new and had a smooth broom finish. Dickheads! I didn't get a photo though. Picked it up straight away as I didn't feel like kicking the...
Forum: Australia 06-18-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 1,024
Views: 56,085
Posted By rowie
Charlie, I wont be able to make it, which has...

Charlie, I wont be able to make it, which has pissed me off a bit. Doing a fork swap and still getting it sorted. It was supposed to be a remove old forks, bolt on new forks and ride. Yeah, right!
...
Forum: Australia 06-12-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 1,024
Views: 56,085
Posted By rowie
I rode Laroona - Ewan Rd and Paluma - Ewan Rd at...

I rode Laroona - Ewan Rd and Paluma - Ewan Rd at Easter. It was new bitumen to a few k's south of the Paluma - Ewan Rd junction. Paluma - Ewan Rd is basically a rough single lane road through the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 16,054
Views: 2,426,132
Posted By rowie
It is still listed on the Suzuki Australia parts...

It is still listed on the Suzuki Australia parts fiche

http://www.mickhone.com.au/find/part/M.96792

Email to confirm if it still available
Forum: Australia 06-01-2014, 02:07 AM
Replies: 1,024
Views: 56,085
Posted By rowie
Thumb Sounds good Charlie. Getting my suspension sorted...

Sounds good Charlie. Getting my suspension sorted at the moment and trying to justify spending 1100 bucks on a Wilbers shock. 4770 3177 is the number I found. Fairly certain it is the caravan park at...
Forum: Australia 06-01-2014, 12:47 AM
Replies: 1,024
Views: 56,085
Posted By rowie
Add a maybe from me. That's if you will let a...

Add a maybe from me. That's if you will let a slow bastard on a 24yo dog rooter tag along :D
Forum: Australia 05-26-2014, 12:58 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 16,490
Posted By rowie
Nasty! How do the journals, cam and rockers look?...

Nasty! How do the journals, cam and rockers look? They have a bad habit of major wearing if they are poorly maintained. While you have it in bits, check the oil feed pipe in the head. This is what I...
Forum: Australia 05-22-2014, 12:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,338
Posted By rowie
I tried these: ...

I tried these:

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/310957323171

Which had about the same light output as a candle. Cree LED's might be better?

Decided to stay with incandescent bulbs in the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 1,484
Views: 312,707
Posted By rowie
A few from today's ride in north Queensland, Aus....

A few from today's ride in north Queensland, Aus.

On the Eungella Range:

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f13/davidrowe/range.jpg
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f13/davidrowe/waterfall.jpg...
Forum: Australia 04-27-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 469
Posted By rowie
Thanks blokes :D I will give them a try. The...

Thanks blokes :D I will give them a try. The originals on my DR didn't like 180Ks of corrug-g-g-g-g-g-ations and the mounting bolt ripped out.

Jim, basically I wanted to know how they coped with...
Forum: Australia 04-26-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 469
Posted By rowie
Buell Indicators

Anyone in AU using these?

http://www.srwmoto.com.au/product/1246-genuine-indicator-for-2003-2009-xb

Seems to be a lot of dual sport riders in the USA using them. Apparently they are very...
Forum: Australia 04-21-2014, 02:55 AM
Replies: 1,024
Views: 56,085
Posted By rowie
I thought the first 10k's or so of the north end...

I thought the first 10k's or so of the north end of Dotswood Road was fecking horrendous :D Rode a lot of it in the drain because I couldn't find a speed that made the corrugations rideable.
Forum: Australia 04-03-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 10,840
Posted By rowie
It was in ADB. At the time the RRP for the XR was...

It was in ADB. At the time the RRP for the XR was around $6000. IIRC
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 4,042
Views: 429,320
Posted By rowie
8 - 9.5 lb/ft. A 1/4" drive torque wrench is...

8 - 9.5 lb/ft. A 1/4" drive torque wrench is needed if you want it to be accurate. The value is a bit too small to get an accurate reading with a 3/8" drive wrench. If your manual is the Suzuki...
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 4,042
Views: 429,320
Posted By rowie
That looks like a 90 model. 92 on had electric...

That looks like a 90 model. 92 on had electric start, and those graphics were only applied to the 90's. Some models have 'Second Air' fitted
...
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2014, 12:32 AM
Replies: 4,042
Views: 429,320
Posted By rowie
The http://powersportsnetwork.com/ dealer site...

The http://powersportsnetwork.com/ dealer site only shows the parts if they are still available. www.gssuzuki.com in Texas has the lowest prices.
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 4,042
Views: 429,320
Posted By rowie
I used a DR750 front sprocket on mine. The...

I used a DR750 front sprocket on mine. The difference is the 750/800 sprockets are 10mm wide at the spline, vs 7mm wide for a 650 sprocket. Helps to reduce the side to side movement.
...
Forum: Australia 01-05-2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 14,398
Views: 1,880,499
Posted By rowie
I have these on mine: ...

I have these on mine:

http://www.protaper.com/products/triple-clamps/bar-mounts/universal-rubber-mounts

Which came with the Procycle fat bar kit. They are the same height as the originals and...
Forum: Thumpers 01-05-2014, 03:46 AM
Replies: 4,042
Views: 429,320
Posted By rowie
Mine is the same, so it may not be the cause....

Mine is the same, so it may not be the cause. Yours may have sheared a key on the balance shaft, which has been known to happen, and the reason why they fitted the shock load damping sprockets to the...
Forum: Australia 12-23-2013, 01:30 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,800
Posted By rowie
Is this it? www.ebay.com/itm/270618066353

Is this it?

www.ebay.com/itm/270618066353
Forum: Australia 12-10-2013, 03:46 AM
Replies: 2,705
Views: 444,616
Posted By rowie
Dafuq? :huh ...

Dafuq? :huh

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/caboolture-south/motorcycles/2013-honda-crfr-250/1033808628
Forum: Australia 12-04-2013, 06:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,233
Posted By rowie
If a Suzuki part number has 13 digits, the last 3...

If a Suzuki part number has 13 digits, the last 3 are the paint colour code. Eg: 25Y is yellow, 19F is royal blue. Any place that custom mixes automotive paint should have the recipe to mix it.
Forum: Thumpers 11-30-2013, 09:31 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,322
Posted By rowie
Maybe a vacuum leak? Any cracks in the intake...

Maybe a vacuum leak? Any cracks in the intake manifold?

Or the slide plate seal has disintegrated and the plate drops down, restricting air flow at idle?
Forum: The Garage 11-16-2013, 03:49 PM
Replies: 758
Views: 121,105
Posted By rowie
Suzuki head stud leak

Dirty,

This is a coolant leak on my recently assembled RMX250

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f13/davidrowe/leak.jpg

The cylinder is new and I think I unintentionally caused this by...
Forum: Thumpers 10-26-2013, 03:55 AM
Replies: 4,042
Views: 429,320
Posted By rowie
Andy, Try this mob in Melbourne ...

Andy,

Try this mob in Melbourne

http://www.mickhone.com.au/

Small parts like seals, bearings etc. are cheaper than getting them from the USA. Some parts are surprisingly cheap. A sidestand...
Forum: Australia 10-25-2013, 03:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,091
Posted By rowie
Forgot to mention I put a Vapor on my DR a few...

Forgot to mention I put a Vapor on my DR a few months ago. The tacho goes wonky for the first few minutes after initial start up (shows double the actual RPM) and then it settles down and acts...
Forum: Australia 10-25-2013, 03:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,091
Posted By rowie
This shop has good prices ...

This shop has good prices

http://blingkingproducts.com.au/index.php/speedo-computers.html

Use coupon code DBWDIRT for 10% off until midnight Sunday October 27th
Forum: Thumpers 10-22-2013, 03:48 AM
Replies: 4,042
Views: 429,320
Posted By rowie
Andy, There are RS/RSE specific chapters in...

Andy,

There are RS/RSE specific chapters in the back of the manual which cover the wiring diagrams, cable routing and fairing removal. Mechanically they are identical to the S / R models.
...
Forum: Thumpers 10-22-2013, 02:56 AM
Replies: 4,042
Views: 429,320
Posted By rowie
No worries Greg. Modern 450s rev to 12,000 rpm...

No worries Greg. Modern 450s rev to 12,000 rpm (or there abouts) and their straight through mufflers will flow enough for a DR plodding along at 4500rpm on the highway (with the occasional burst up...
Forum: Australia 10-21-2013, 04:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,091
Posted By rowie
Dont bother with the dash. Flimsy piece of junk...

Dont bother with the dash. Flimsy piece of junk that costs a fortune. The idiot light lenses are very dark and almost impossible to see in sunlight, even with the brightest bulbs that fit the...
Forum: Thumpers 10-18-2013, 01:57 PM
Replies: 4,042
Views: 429,320
Posted By rowie
Greg, The SE pipes are very different and...

Greg,

The SE pipes are very different and would need a new mid-pipe made. The RS model header pipe is also different to the 650S and 650R models so a slip on to fit them would need some...
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2013, 01:39 AM
Replies: 4,042
Views: 429,320
Posted By rowie
The only compatible parts are the tyres, tubes,...

The only compatible parts are the tyres, tubes, rims and handle bars :D OEM parts are still readily available, except for more obscure items. (decals, some plastic parts) You will find bugger all...
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