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Old 08-23-2012, 08:04 PM   #68491
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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, 08:07 PM   #68492
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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, 08:16 PM   #68493
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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, 08:34 PM   #68494
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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, 09:56 PM   #68495
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The gsxr pipes are going for stupid money now. It's crazy.
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Old 08-23-2012, 09:59 PM   #68496
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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, 05:31 AM   #68497
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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, 06:01 AM   #68498
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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, 06:20 AM   #68499
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173k miles?
almost Toyota-esk lol

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Old 08-24-2012, 06:39 AM   #68500
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173k miles?

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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, 06:52 AM   #68501
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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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Old 08-24-2012, 06:59 AM   #68502
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Dr 650

Well the odometer resets to 0 at 100,000 but it had 3,500 miles on it when i sold it due too my buddie raping it around a telephone pole at 40 mph.. he crushed the headlight odomiter and wireing harness with caught fire so it was all replaced
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Old 08-24-2012, 07:10 AM   #68503
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Well the odometer resets to 0 at 100,000 but it had 3,500 miles on it when i sold it due too my buddie raping it around a telephone pole at 40 mph.. he crushed the headlight odomiter and wireing harness with caught fire so it was all replaced
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Old 08-24-2012, 07:16 AM   #68504
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Dr 650

Trying to find pics of it from rolling thunder. Got picks of it in the pack in 8 states from that run. Had a tent , sleeping bag, spare helmet and a duffle bag straped to the back... will post as soon as i find them
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Old 08-24-2012, 08:14 AM   #68505
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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 ?
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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
no need for the gsxr can, which is now hard to source. kientech now makes a midpipe/bracket for the hyabusa can, which is pretty-much the same thing as the gsxr can, and much easier to find now. of course, if you stumble across a cheap gsxr can, go for it.

i would choose a gsxr/'busa can, kientech hi-flow midpipe and a pumper carb. i do have a used yosh can and stock carb that was jetted for it (w/open airbox) if you afre interested....

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