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Old 10-14-2012, 12:32 PM   #70081
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Just rode 90 miles on the dr 650 for the first time. So different than my sv650. Feels light. Have to get used to bike. The way it handles.

Quick feedback.
The seat is torturing device. I've read about how bad it is. Oh my, it was bad. I had to stand up for a few times because I couldn't feel my butt. Need to do something about it soon.

It was still fun
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Old 10-14-2012, 12:37 PM   #70082
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So my bike decided to take a nap last night and won't start this morning. It was laying on its left side and could obviously smell fuel. What should I be looking to fix?


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Old 10-14-2012, 01:04 PM   #70083
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There should be no need to do this if the rest of the circuits are tuned properly. The only legitimate reason I can see is if the bike will be used much higher altitudes than it is set up at.
In a perfect world that would be true but the fact is that the DR650s that people on this forum ride every day do not have "all circuits tuned properly". The original poster commented that he had a rich bog after installing the DynoJet kit. DynoJet's instructions tell you to adjust the mixture screw to a position that is too rich. In almost all cases the off idle rich bog can be cured by setting the idle mixture at the lean edge of the 'smooth idle range'. This is a practical solution that anyone can use.
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Old 10-14-2012, 01:15 PM   #70084
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In a perfect world that would be true but the fact is that the DR650s that people on this forum ride every day do not have "all circuits tuned properly". The original poster commented that he had a rich bog after installing the DynoJet kit. DynoJet's instructions tell you to adjust the mixture screw to a position that is too rich. In almost all cases the off idle rich bog can be cured by setting the idle mixture at the lean edge of the 'smooth idle range'. This is a practical solution that anyone can use.
Anyone can also refrain from installing a DynoJet kit.

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Old 10-14-2012, 02:21 PM   #70085
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desert ripping dr riders i need your help

i will be dragging my DR650 cross country next month to ride the LAB2V and spend some time riding around moab, ut and around the ridgecrest/dv/palmdale area of california. my dr650 is 100% stock and i was wondering if i should change the jetting for this trip? i dont care about power gains or loss to much just want it to run good the whole trip.

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Stock jetting will be fine. I've ridden Ridgecrest and the Mojave for over 30 years. Death Valley too. Great area. Try to find locals to guide you.
You will need better tires than stock. I'd go with TKC's or D606 or what ever you can find, especially up front.

November can be changeable weather. Be prepared for Cold and Rain. But mostly ... November is ideal for the area. Have fun. There are two decent bike shops in Ridgecrest.

Hope you get a chance to explore the area ... it's great riding. Husky Monument, Cuddyback lake, Charlie Manson's house ... and lots lots more.


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Heading into Death Valley and over to Goler Wash.
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Old 10-14-2012, 02:27 PM   #70086
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So my bike decided to take a nap last night and won't start this morning. It was laying on its left side and could obviously smell fuel. What should I be looking to fix?


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Was there any fuel visible on the ground? You might have just dumped some from the breather hose. If you're not using the stock tank with the vacuum operated petcock and you left the manual petcock in the ON position, it's conceivable that the carb got flooded when it was on it's side like that. You might be able to just let it sit for a while and try it again. Alternatively, you could turn the petcock to OFF (if it's manual), then use the drain screw at the bottom of the carb to drain the fuel out. Use some tupperware for this as there is a good bit of fuel saved up in there. Once that's done, tighten the screw back up, turn the petcock to ON, and try again.
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Old 10-14-2012, 02:28 PM   #70087
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Stock jetting will be fine. I've ridden Ridgecrest and the Mojave for over 30 years. Death Valley too. Great area. Try to find locals to guide you.
You will need better tires than stock. I'd go with TKC's or D606 or what ever you can find, especially up front.

November can be changeable weather. Be prepared for Cold and Rain. But mostly ... November is ideal for the area. Have fun. There are two decent bike shops in Ridgecrest.

Hope you get a chance to explore the area ... it's great riding. Husky Monument, Cuddyback lake, Charlie Manson's house ... and lots lots more.


"The Fun House", two miles out of Ridgecrest.

The Pinnacles, near Trona, CA.

Heading into Death Valley and over to Goler Wash.
Those last two are front page candidate material right there.
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Old 10-14-2012, 02:57 PM   #70088
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Old 10-14-2012, 04:40 PM   #70089
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Stock jetting will be fine. I've ridden Ridgecrest and the Mojave for over 30 years. Death Valley too. Great area. Try to find locals to guide you.
You will need better tires than stock. I'd go with TKC's or D606 or what ever you can find, especially up front.

November can be changeable weather. Be prepared for Cold and Rain. But mostly ... November is ideal for the area. Have fun. There are two decent bike shops in Ridgecrest.

Hope you get a chance to explore the area ... it's great riding. Husky Monument, Cuddyback lake, Charlie Manson's house ... and lots lots more.


"The Fun House", two miles out of Ridgecrest.

The Pinnacles, near Trona, CA.

Heading into Death Valley and over to Goler Wash.

this is what i am after! i have a fresh set of mt21s mounted with heavy duty tubes. do you have any gps tracks or maps/guides. looking to make the most of my time out there
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Old 10-14-2012, 07:53 PM   #70090
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I did forget about the cash part. That'd leave you with money in hand to farkle the daylights out of it, which is what dual-sports are actually for anyways.
Yep, new DR owner here!
Traded my FZ6 for that 03 today with 18,000 miles and a good bit of $$$ too!
The guy has not ridden it much in the last couple months and on the ride home (65 miles) it did studder a little bit so I assume it has some trash or gum in the carb, I'll get that cleaned up hopefully next week but I have to say it is way more comfy than the FZ was.
Like it so far!
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Old 10-14-2012, 07:55 PM   #70091
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Was there any fuel visible on the ground? You might have just dumped some from the breather hose. If you're not using the stock tank with the vacuum operated petcock and you left the manual petcock in the ON position, it's conceivable that the carb got flooded when it was on it's side like that. You might be able to just let it sit for a while and try it again. Alternatively, you could turn the petcock to OFF (if it's manual), then use the drain screw at the bottom of the carb to drain the fuel out. Use some tupperware for this as there is a good bit of fuel saved up in there. Once that's done, tighten the screw back up, turn the petcock to ON, and try again.
Thanks Neo, I'll try draining the carb. Sat all day and still wouldn't start tonight.


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Old 10-14-2012, 08:11 PM   #70092
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thank you. i am devising a plan using a baclava and zip ties to keep my jaw closed while riding canyonlands.
Use the 1/2" wide zip ties.

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Just rode 90 miles on the dr 650 for the first time. So different than my sv650. Feels light. Have to get used to bike. The way it handles.
It should turn like it's on rails, thinks it's a sport bike.

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The seat is torturing device. I've read about how bad it is. Oh my, it was bad. I had to stand up for a few times because I couldn't feel my butt. Need to do something about it soon.

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It was still fun.


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Old 10-14-2012, 08:29 PM   #70093
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Thanks Neo, I'll try draining the carb. Sat all day and still wouldn't start tonight.
Mine gets flat on the ground more than I'd like to admit. Up to this point, it will always start () by holding the throttle wide open until it fires. Worked again today, flat front tire dropped me in a nanosecond, turning into a dirt parking lot.. Lucky for me I was going under 20. Probably on the ground for 15 minutes, I really like the stock vacuum petcock.

If that doesn't work, remove the tank, using air or a hose, blast the area around the spark plugs (always full of debris that you don't want in your cylinder, like sand or gravel), loosen the plugs a bit (half turn?, this will loosen any thing wedged against the plug), blast with air or water again and remove the plugs. If you have air, blow out the cylinder to displace the fuel vapors. If you don't have air, hold the throttle wide open (fuel won't flow at cranking speeds with an open throttle), crank the starter 'for a bit', to purge fuel vapors. Replace plugs, start motor. Maybe.
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Old 10-14-2012, 08:36 PM   #70094
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this is what i am after! i have a fresh set of mt21s mounted with heavy duty tubes. do you have any gps tracks or maps/guides. looking to make the most of my time out there
Hit up RideFreak on these forums. He does rides up in UT pretty often from what I understand. He might have some tracks you can follow.
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Old 10-14-2012, 08:41 PM   #70095
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Here she is. The virgin!


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