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Old 10-05-2011, 12:22 PM   #55096
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how much are all the engine covers that have to be added to that $80 for the same protection?

that TCI might have saved my shift lever this weekend...
Maybe right. Case armor (which is sweet stuff), skid plate and spare shifter lever (which I always carry). All total about $180 from procycle. I don't know. The TCI thing may be the way to go, just seems a little high when you can get good protection and can include spares of stuff and still save $75
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Old 10-05-2011, 12:38 PM   #55097
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Yes, the spacer is still inside the hub between the wheel bearings. Ran the bike on my stand last night with bike in second gear. Rim looks true. Bearings and Cush hub are all tight. Tire is mounted true on the bead...........tire itself looks like it is lopsided!!!

What the he'll?
It's pretty rare ... but out of round or lop sided tires do happen on occasion.
Double check to make certain the tire is fully seated into the rim. Sometimes you need over 60 PSI to have it "Pop" and fully seat.

What kind of tire is it?
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Old 10-05-2011, 12:42 PM   #55098
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Corbin or Sargent for on-road only?
Both seats get good reviews here on this thread. I have a Corbin and it's good ... but I have no doubt the Sargent is probably just as good. Comfort and ergos are subjective. I'd ride a couple bikes with these seats and decide.
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Old 10-05-2011, 12:52 PM   #55099
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Is there any recommended interval to change (not just clean) the air filter on a 2005 DR650SE? I have 22,000 miles now and I'm not sure if the previous owner has ever changed the filter.

Any recommendations for 90% street 10% dirt?

Stock ($45)
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Old 10-05-2011, 01:05 PM   #55100
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Yes, the spacer is still inside the hub between the wheel bearings. Ran the bike on my stand last night with bike in second gear. Rim looks true. Bearings and Cush hub are all tight. Tire is mounted true on the bead...........tire itself looks like it is lopsided!!!

What the he'll?
Ride it for an hour at about 16psi. Get some heat into it and then see what it looks like.
Sometimes they're deformed by the way they're strapped when shipped.
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Old 10-05-2011, 01:07 PM   #55101
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Is there any recommended interval to change (not just clean) the air filter on a 2005 DR650SE? I have 22,000 miles now and I'm not sure if the previous owner has ever changed the filter.

Any recommendations for 90% street 10% dirt?

Stock ($45)
Twin Air ($31)
Uni (25)
K&N ($47)
No-Toil ($22)
Good idea to change it out. Filter foam tends to crumble and begin to fall apart after years of use. As it breaks down, little particles can get sucked into carb as foam softens and dissolves.

The stock Suzuki filter probably is the longest lasting of the foam filters ... but for an '05, if original, I'd change it. I've had great luck with both UNI and Twin-Air filters. Not so much with K&N, which flow lots of air but let by some fine dirt. The Twin-Air and UNI flow a bit more air than the stock Suzuki filter.
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Old 10-05-2011, 01:07 PM   #55102
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Is there any recommended interval to change (not just clean) the air filter on a 2005 DR650SE? I have 22,000 miles now and I'm not sure if the previous owner has ever changed the filter.

Any recommendations for 90% street 10% dirt?
Replace when it starts falling apart.

Any filter will do but I really like the TwinAir.

I alternate between a stock 2001 and TwinAir filters.
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Old 10-05-2011, 02:01 PM   #55103
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Both seats get good reviews here on this thread. I have a Corbin and it's good ... but I have no doubt the Sargent is probably just as good. Comfort and ergos are subjective. I'd ride a couple bikes with these seats and decide.
Maybe someone on here has the same dimensions as me, I'm 5'8" 180 lbs, 30" inseam... There aren't many dr650's around these parts to go test seats :(
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Old 10-05-2011, 02:06 PM   #55104
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Maybe someone on here has the same dimensions as me, I'm 5'8" 180 lbs, 30" inseam... There aren't many dr650's around these parts to go test seats :(
I believe the sergeant can come lowered 1 inch. This might be good for you.
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Old 10-05-2011, 02:27 PM   #55105
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Maybe right. Case armor (which is sweet stuff), skid plate and spare shifter lever (which I always carry). All total about $180 from procycle. I don't know. The TCI thing may be the way to go, just seems a little high when you can get good protection and can include spares of stuff and still save $75
My DR has a really poor sense of balance and seems to lie down at the most inopportune times. It also has a serious case of overkill on case protection. My thinking is that if my bike lies down and the case gets pierced in the middle of nowhere the $75 savings would be of little consequence.

I first ordered and installed ignition, clutch and oil filter guards from Perry Gray only to find out that the Scorpion skid plate (with protective wings) that I'd also ordered to round out the protection package was no longer available for the DR. I settled on the TCI set-up because I like the side guards and I'm hoping to use them to mount up some highway pegs. After a quick look I'm thinking that moving the passenger pegs/bracket might even be a viable option.

The TCI engine guards got tested the other day when the bike tipped over in the driveway while I was working on it. The guard was scratched up at point of impact but that's it. I'm satisfied. TCI make a quality product. Expensive, but good stuff that bolts right on. It's just one of those things that I was willing to spend a bit extra on. I'll scrimp elsewhere so it all works out in the end.
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Old 10-05-2011, 02:32 PM   #55106
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Tried putting on my supermoto wheels last night, is there a trick of getting the darn front caliper inside the wheel!?? I'm using the EBC 320mm rotor kit with adapter which is mounted on the fork, but it's almost like I can't fit the caliper between the rim and rotor when I try to put the wheel on.
when i was mad about motards i ended up opting for 310mm discs where possible. no noticeable difference in braking power but that 5mm less radius made getting the caliper on a breeze. not much help on a DR650 as i think only the 320mm disc is available, but 310mm discs and caliper adapters are readily available for KTMs, drz400, wr450/250 etc.
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Old 10-05-2011, 03:22 PM   #55107
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Maybe someone on here has the same dimensions as me, I'm 5'8" 180 lbs, 30" inseam... There aren't many dr650's around these parts to go test seats :(
i'm the same size, 5'9 on a good day though, and i love my Seat Concepts seat! i commute every day (except for yesterday & today due to rain.. :( ) and i love it. no longer does my rear ache.

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Replace when it starts falling apart...
i agree, but i'd add that the poster should check the condition of the stock filter. mine has shrunk and was lifting at the far corner letting dirt by. i added some wire around the filter foam to hold it to the inner support to keep it from pulling away and not sealing.

i think it shrinks a little with age, like me.
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Old 10-05-2011, 03:56 PM   #55108
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Hello all, I was doing the nsu check last night on my 2009 dr650 with 4000 km, and found that the bolts were Allen head from factory
Not sure if this has been brought up before should make checking a lot easier
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Old 10-05-2011, 03:59 PM   #55109
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After picking my DR up a week or five back my friends been so impressed he's been on the look out for one !!! anyway he got one 1996 with 38k km on the clock for 1200 and in mint condition.................just one small problem at very low speed it's a little lumpy !!! feels like it's lacking gas !!! Any ideas ??????
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Old 10-05-2011, 04:22 PM   #55110
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After picking my DR up a week or five back my friends been so impressed he's been on the look out for one !!! anyway he got one 1996 with 38k km on the clock for 1200 and in mint condition.................just one small problem at very low speed it's a little lumpy !!! feels like it's lacking gas !!! Any ideas ??????
Cheers Phil
The tiny filter that's in the fuel inlet. You have to pull the gasline off the carb to find it. It's inside the brass inlet. Pull it out and clean it. I tossed mine out and put an inline filter in the fuel line.
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