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Old 04-03-2012, 10:53 PM   #62371
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Maybe you will get that 2008 model bike at US dealers in 2013.
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Old 04-03-2012, 10:55 PM   #62372
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Hello,

As I have been a West Coast guy my whole life (almost 60), I am very disturbed that I
have never test rode or taken a demo with an Eastern Beaver !!!!!!! Sounds like a must have.

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Old 04-03-2012, 11:11 PM   #62373
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Ride the piss out of it and upgrade what brakes.

OK then. The pissin' starts now. I might see that 'Grifter guy near Middle Creek . . .or maybe Elkins Flat up in the pines (after I remove some tape, natch' )
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Old 04-04-2012, 03:54 AM   #62374
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Well, after approx 15k miles my DR decided to spring a leak! I got oil everywhere! I was riding a lot of dirt roads Sunday which caused the dirt to stick to my engine drawing my attention. I checked all the oil lines, cooler, valve adjustment covers and they are all dry. Leaves the cam chain adjuster and/or base gasket (which is the metal multi-layer one). I was thinking cam chain adjuster but I have oil on the front of the cylinder fins! Could the wind blow it around everywhere? I guess I am going to have to clean it good- fire it up and drink beer until I see a leak!

I am going to have to fix this- I can't point at oil leaking H.D.s and laugh when mine is also marking its territory!
Get some spray-on foot powder and spray it all over the engine, after you had removed any existing oil and dried it off. Go out for a ride, the leaking spot will make itself known and will be very easy to see. I also am guessing its the CCT gasket. Oil goes everywhere from the wind swirling around the engine. Make sure you read up on proper removal and installation of the CCT mech. This gasket often starts leaking as a result of too much engine oil.
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Old 04-04-2012, 05:35 AM   #62375
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Get some spray-on foot powder and spray it all over the engine, after you had removed any existing oil and dried it off. Go out for a ride, the leaking spot will make itself known and will be very easy to see. I also am guessing its the CCT gasket. Oil goes everywhere from the wind swirling around the engine. Make sure you read up on proper removal and installation of the CCT mech. This gasket often starts leaking as a result of too much engine oil.
For mine, it was my son riding mile long wheelies
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Old 04-04-2012, 08:35 AM   #62376
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So, what more??
Time to move on to improving the suspension
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Old 04-04-2012, 09:54 AM   #62377
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Show me your tail...Lights!

Hey All,

Looking to get rid of the monstrous lighting on the rear of my DR..Can some of you who have done some simpler substitutions post pictures of your solutions? I'm trying to get ideas... Anyone using a baja designs style LED tail light?
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Old 04-04-2012, 10:14 AM   #62378
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Have you seen that the DR250 tail light is a direct replacement? Or do you want something different than that?

Here is the image from procycle's site

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Old 04-04-2012, 10:16 AM   #62379
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Hey All,

Looking to get rid of the monstrous lighting on the rear of my DR..Can some of you who have done some simpler substitutions post pictures of your solutions? I'm trying to get ideas... Anyone using a baja designs style LED tail light?
most folks install dr250 tail lights.

http://www.procycle.us/bikepages/dr650.html#electrical



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Old 04-04-2012, 10:27 AM   #62380
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Time to move on to improving the suspension

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Old 04-04-2012, 10:33 AM   #62381
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I didn't know about Procycle or ADVrider when I did this. That Procycle piece looks very nice.

I didn't want my rear tire throwing crap on my jacket so I left most of Suzuki's parts on. Besides the taillight shown above, I recessed my plate light into the fender, trimmed the bottom edge off the fender and removed the plate bracket. A solid piece of alum is cut to the size of the plate for support.

That's weird: I smudged my lisc plate in Smugmug and now it's bigger than the second pic??



How I recessed the plate light. You can see the alum piece at the far left of the pic, really dirty.
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Old 04-04-2012, 10:35 AM   #62382
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What is the story behind that muffler?
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Old 04-04-2012, 10:38 AM   #62383
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I'm selling my not-currently-running '96 DR for parts or repair in the flea market.
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Old 04-04-2012, 10:48 AM   #62384
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It's a much older FMF MegaMax for four strokes, circa 2004. I bought it because I like the disc control concept: less discs more quiet, more discs, louder. I just removed discs until it was quiet enough for me. Again, long before I knew about the GSXR and other options. The only reasons for leaving the stocker: its height and its weight.

It's been replaced by a GSXR Ti unit, which was still a little loud for me until I stuck a spark arrestor in the end. Now it's good and no more repacking.
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Old 04-04-2012, 11:13 AM   #62385
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What about the Needle? You haven't mentioned it at all. Most important element. Get the Dyno jet needle: #3138.002 (US model)
If you still have the stock needle ... then THERE is your problem.

When you say "air box top removed" ?? How did you do that? Normally, a section of the air box top is cut. I would follow the "Jesse template". It works. If you have, for some unknown reason, removed the air box side cover ... put it back on.

I'm not a K&N fan but I doubt that's your issue.

Try this:
Main: 155 (DJ jet)
Needle: 3rd clip down from top
Pilot fuel/air screw: One turn out.

Having the Pilot fuel/air screw out too far wastes A LOT of fuel. Turn it IN and lean it out. Sure, it will run a bit rough at idle but your fuel economy will be MUCH BETTER.

Good luck!
Thanks for all the tips guys. Just to clarify, I have the DJ needle set pet Jesse's instructions. I started with fuel screw out 1 turn, but would not idle right. So moved it out to two turns, still idled rough, do now its at 2 1/4 turns and idles nice. Airbox top was cut out per Jesse's template.

Guess I will start with new o rings and have a look at the petcock.

Thanks.

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