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Old 10-07-2012, 10:35 PM   #69901
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Since I tend to ride to far out of the way places that are devoid of fuel stops, I REALLY do need every last drop of gas in my Safari tank. So my question for those of you that have done this mod to the carb, is it REALLY as easy as the video shows? Is there a special "trick" to not breaking off that elbow that the video doesn't show? I don't own a bench vice and because of my lack of mechanical skill, would rather not remove the carb.

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Been there. With carb on bike and heated got about 20 deg. rotation. Tried for more and the tube kinked. Still runs fine 6K miles later. I'd probably leave it be or pull the stock tube and drill/tap for a straight fitting.
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Old 10-08-2012, 12:06 AM   #69902
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For now I'm just going to leave it alone and before I head out to the middle of nowhere try to run my tank dry.

Thanks guys for the info. You just saved me from screwing up my carb.

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Old 10-08-2012, 03:20 AM   #69903
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Put a adjustable shifter spanner on pipe and twisted, some force needed but all good.
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Old 10-08-2012, 05:09 AM   #69904
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sounds good, I will look this up too. :()) Im 6'2" so I would like a tall seat.

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I posted pics of my Tall SeatConcepts seat here:

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I love it. I'm 6'1" and it helped a lot. I did 1500 miles in 7 days and it was the difference between torture (stock) and not even thinking about discomfort. Most days we rode 250 miles. (the first and last days were very short)

I got the standard vinyl because the gripper mat'l on my KTM pulls at my pants too much when sliding around. A wise decision on a bike that I tend to sit much more while riding.

Do yourself a favor and get a tall one.
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Old 10-08-2012, 07:42 AM   #69905
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Hi guys,

Is a 2001 dr650SE with 7000 miles for $2000 Fair? Seller wouldn't go down in price. It's a clean bone stock example. I think nada value is about $1600 for that year. Been looking for one for a while. But no luck. Not many people selling. And ppl want $4500 + for newer years in North east.

updated info, it does have extra gas tank and skid plate. I think that's about it.

Thanks in advance

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Old 10-08-2012, 07:50 AM   #69906
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Hi guys,

Is a 2001 dr650SE with 7000 miles for $2000 Fair? Seller wouldn't go down in price. It's a clean bone stock example. I think nada value is about $1600 for that year. Been looking for one for a while. But no luck. No many people selling. And ppl want $4500 + for new years in North east.
Doesn't sound bad to me. I've found that DR's tend to hold their value more the older they are, assuming they're in good condition. Not because they're any better, but because the bike hasn't changed in sixteen years. So if it's in real nice condition, I say grab it.

FWIW, I paid $2200 for my '96 DR650 two years ago. But in my case it had a ton of mods on it, all of which I wanted, that would have cost me at least $2000 to buy myself. So I called that a good deal.

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Old 10-08-2012, 11:17 AM   #69907
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Thanks a lot for the info regarding the rear wheel bearings.

Here's what my original bearings looked like after 28.000 km (12.700 mi)








I guess i was lucky i found out they were crap now, instead of finding out during saterday's off-road ride and getting stranded away from home. To bad i wont be riding this saterday, but instead i will be doing an off-road course the 27th.

I've got new bearings ready. Will update during the week when i get it sorted out.

Another question:
The new bearings will be double-seal versions. Is it still necesary to use the extra seals?


Number 4 and 21.

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Old 10-08-2012, 11:35 AM   #69908
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Is a 2001 dr650SE with 7000 miles for $2000 Fair? Seller wouldn't go down in price. It's a clean bone stock example. I think nada value is about $1600 for that year. Been looking for one for a while. But no luck. Not many people selling. And ppl want $4500 + for newer years in North east.
IMO the NADA prices are not realistic. I've never seen a clean 96-up DR around here for anywhere near $1600.
$2K for a clean 2001? I'd buy it in a heartbeat.
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Old 10-08-2012, 03:39 PM   #69909
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Another question:
The new bearings will be double-seal versions. Is it still necesary to use the extra seals?

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Thanas
Can't hurt, unless you want to cutback on some friction.

I always use double sealed bearings, and then pack grease betwen them and the outer separate seal. Means that anything that gets past the seal, still has more work to do to get to the bearing.
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Old 10-08-2012, 03:41 PM   #69910
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Thanks a lot for the info regarding the rear wheel bearings.

Here's what my original bearings looked like after 28.000 km (12.700 mi)


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I think that is 17,400 miles
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Old 10-08-2012, 03:43 PM   #69911
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Hi guys,

Is a 2001 dr650SE with 7000 miles for $2000 Fair? Seller wouldn't go down in price. It's a clean bone stock example. I think nada value is about $1600 for that year. Been looking for one for a while. But no luck. Not many people selling. And ppl want $4500 + for newer years in North east.

updated info, it does have extra gas tank and skid plate. I think that's about it.

Thanks in advance
I haven't seen any under $2000 in good condition. I'm sure they pop up from time to time, but IMO $2000 is fair.
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Old 10-08-2012, 04:25 PM   #69912
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I haven't seen any under $2000 in good condition. I'm sure they pop up from time to time, but IMO $2000 is fair.

+1 Its a fair deal, take it!
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Old 10-08-2012, 05:41 PM   #69913
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Looking at trading my 2004 Yamaha FZ6 for a 1996 DR650 with low miles and looks to be in great condition, am I crazy?
The guy is asking 2700 for the bike and mine is worth a little more maybe 3000 - 3200.
The DR has a FMF pipe and has supposedly been jetted for it and everything else is stock. What should I look for, I commute 100 miles a day is this thing reliable and able enough to make it? about 20 of that is interstate travel the rest is back roads. What about tank range, the FZ will take me about 250 miles on a tank of gas what about the DR? I also get 50 mpgs is this about the same?
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Ask for the stock exhaust if you're getting this DR. The FMF is MUCH louder than stock on the slab, especially if you don't re-pack it religiously. Pipes that need re-packing just don't make sense for a bike that racks up mileage. They're better left to dirtbikes, that measure their wear in HOURS.
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Old 10-08-2012, 07:40 PM   #69914
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anyone ever noticed the grease seal on the inside of the speedo hub mount? suzuki doesnt list it as a separate part so i was wondering if anyone has found where you can buy one aftermarket. after 111 000km i think it only right by my girl that i replace for her.
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Old 10-08-2012, 07:45 PM   #69915
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+1 Its a fair deal, take it!
I pulled the trigger :)
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