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Old 08-23-2012, 12:08 PM   #68506
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Old 08-23-2012, 08:40 PM   #68507
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WTB: DR650SE 96 rear shock

Good day guys,
Anybody got a spare rear shock to let go for cheaps.
Want to sent it to rick at CD for the group buy.
Way too expensive to sent mine from Singapore.
Or can someone pls check which year is compatible with 96 model.
Pls PM me
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Old 08-23-2012, 08:50 PM   #68508
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Keep the stock jetting with those changes and you'll likely burn a valve.
Is a Hayabusa muffler the muff of choice now for the DR? Is it lighter then the stocker by much?
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Old 08-23-2012, 08:58 PM   #68509
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I just checked outside...the cord is a set of earplugs someone in the plant must've dropped :)

The forks are off an '04 DRZ400S. The DRZ steering stem/bearings are pretty much identical to the ol' tractor's setup, so it was a matter of pull the bars off and lay them over the tank, pull the rest of the DR stuff, and then bolt up the DRZ front.

The DRZ uses the same headlight/cowl as the DR, so you get to reuse those parts. You will need new headlight mounts sicne the forks on the DRZ are bigger. I found a box of DRZ parts on ebay that had the brackets as well as a ton of bolts and misc brackets (brake line) etc. for $25.

You will need to modify the turn signal brackets (just take the top with the little alignment tab off) to fit, and the ignition switch needs remounted with homemade brackets as well. With some tweaking you should be able to get it mounted and still use the steering lock, but I was in a hurry with mine and it doesn't quite make it.

Unfortunately the stock DR wheel has a 17mm axle wheras the DRZ has a 20mm axle. The other problem is that DRZ wheels are pretty damn expensive to find in decent shape. Lucky for us though the front wheel off of an RM250 also works (I snagged one from an '07 for $85). The only problem with this is that the RM wheel doesn't have a provision to drive your speedo (I'm using a vapor, so this didn't affect me). The DRZ/RM has a smaller rotor than the DR, but some late model RM's (I know 07 for sure, not sure about others) have a floating front rotor like the DR. You'll need the axle spacers from whatever model bike you decide to use the front wheels from (RM in my case).

The brake is pretty much plug and play. Try and find the brackets to guide the line from a DRZ to make your life easier. Once the new brackets are on the line it's as simple as bolt the DR caliper up on the forks and go. The fender from the DR also works just fine, but I snagged a polisport YZ fender off of motorcyclesuperstore for $5

here's a quick cost breakdown for what I is needed to get it to work
'04 DRZ forks/tree - $200
'07 RM250 wheel - $85
RM250 axle - $15
Box of bolts with headlight brackets etc. - $25
trailtech vapor - $110
misc. aluminum flatstock - $5

So for me it cost $440 with the vapor. I'll make some back when I sell the forks/triple from the DR, but it's definitely a worthwhile upgrade. It completely transforms the bike...I mean it's still a tractor, but definitely less so than before.

Let me know if there are any questions.

-Malhon
Just a sidenote. The RMX has the 17mm axle,its the same as the RM except it has the speedo drive. I have a DRZ as well,Ive tried a few things to try to get the forks to work better,valving/springs/oil. They kinda work but are harsh yet mushy when pushed hard.
My new 530 solved the problem.
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Old 08-23-2012, 09:04 PM   #68510
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Hi,

I recently installed an IMS tank on my 1998 DR650. The tank came with non-lockable cap that has a venting orifice on top. The installation instructions I have state that I should run the supplied hose from the cap to the steering head area, and then connect it with the "original" vent hose using the supplied adapter. Here comes my question... my original tank did not have any vent hose! For now the hose is routed to the steering head area, but I guess that gasoline will spill from there if I drop the bike... This doesn't sound right to me, as it may be possible to spill gasoline over the hot exhaust header pipe.

I guess the "original" venting hose that my instructions refer to only exists for the Californian model? Where exactly should this hose be routed to, in my case?
Dirt bikes have been routing their gas cap vent lines to the hole in the middle of the steering head since time began,maybe before.
None have caught on fire or exploded. There have how ever been instances of vent lines with check valves in them ceasing to vent the tank,thus the vapor lock monster arises.
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Old 08-23-2012, 09:07 PM   #68511
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I finished the DRZ fork swap this past weekend...relatively easy to do with minimal cursing needed! Hardest part was making the brackets for the ignition switch (still not completely happy with it), but it turned out pretty slick! I've got about 300 miles on the forks so far and wow what an improvement over the stockers...the front end feels much more predictable than before with the increased damping.

Looks great! How much longer are the DRZ forks? Looks a little choppery. Must work better then stockers.
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Old 08-23-2012, 09:16 PM   #68512
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I think the unloaded forks themselves were just over an inch longer than the stockers. Here's a little more sideish shot than the last one if it helps

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Old 08-23-2012, 09:34 PM   #68513
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Is a Hayabusa muffler the muff of choice now for the DR? Is it lighter then the stocker by much?
Since the GSXR 1000 cans are getting harder to find and more expensive, Jesse at Kientech has developed a mounting system for the Busa cans. Lot's more available and comparable.

http://www.kientech.com/DR650GSXRExaust.htm
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Old 08-23-2012, 10:56 PM   #68514
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The gsxr pipes are going for stupid money now. It's crazy.
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Old 08-23-2012, 10:59 PM   #68515
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Just dropped in the dt-1 filter. Very nice and i like it a bit more that the twin air.

The fmf pipe on the other hand I don't like. Probably going to sell that thing.
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Old 08-24-2012, 06:31 AM   #68516
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Talking Dr 650

I just bought my second DR 650 , a 2012 . My first i bought new in 2001 . That bike had been to hell and back and just would not quit. 173,000 miles on it when i sold it. It was my daily driver for 5 years (didnt have a car) even drove all winter in the snow..... the best mods that ive had and proven were.. yoshimura racing exhust k&n intake ( had to cut the top of the airbox off) head ported and polished , dyno jet stage 3 jet kit ,dunlop d606 racing tires and a kevlar racing clutch.. The bike was always reliable and never gave me any problems except jumping it over 5 ft high ( bottom of tire hight ) the front suspention bottoms out. I replaced the springs with progresive racing springs but it didnt help to much....
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Old 08-24-2012, 07:01 AM   #68517
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Laugh Dr 650

Just finished my breakin service on my 2012 dr650. And im lookin into upgrades .. however the aftermarket for the bike has changed since i moded my 2001. Can someone tell me what exhust / jetkit and intake will give me the most hp gain. They dont make the yoshimura system i had on my 2001 anymore.. and have they made a racing cdi for it yet ?
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Old 08-24-2012, 07:20 AM   #68518
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173k miles?
almost Toyota-esk lol

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Old 08-24-2012, 07:39 AM   #68519
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Wow. I would have liked to see that odometer. Talk about some serious adventures.
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Old 08-24-2012, 07:52 AM   #68520
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Just finished my breakin service on my 2012 dr650. And im lookin into upgrades .. however the aftermarket for the bike has changed since i moded my 2001. Can someone tell me what exhust / jetkit and intake will give me the most hp gain. They dont make the yoshimura system i had on my 2001 anymore.. and have they made a racing cdi for it yet ?
Look here:
http://www.kientech.com/DR650GSXRExaust.htm
Go to drriders.com and to a search on GSXR exhaust.GSXR can's are very popluar,there are four can's that will work:40F0,35F0,33FO and 24F0.Than are lite wieght,good flow and are a direct bolt on.Dyno jet for the carb or you can go to a pumper carb,you can find info on both types at drriders.com
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