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Old 10-14-2012, 01:57 PM   #70096
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Isn't there like indians behind those rocks
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Old 10-14-2012, 03:40 PM   #70097
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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, 06:53 PM   #70098
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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, 06:55 PM   #70099
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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, 07:11 PM   #70100
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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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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.

Do not buy the Zuki gel seat, it only delays the pain by 10 minutes. But it is a bit shorter.

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Old 10-14-2012, 07:29 PM   #70101
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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, 07:36 PM   #70102
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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, 07:41 PM   #70103
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Here she is. The virgin!


2001 with 7700 miles.
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Old 10-14-2012, 07:42 PM   #70104
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She looks good!
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Old 10-14-2012, 07:46 PM   #70105
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I have a rm250 1990s Donor bike. Almost complete bike without the cylinder head and seat. Everything else is there. USD forks, bigger rear wheels(19" ??) etc.
I am wondering what kind of parts I could fit onto the dr650. Is it even worth it?

Is it a rm250 by the way? :)

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Old 10-14-2012, 07:53 PM   #70106
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780 for sale in Seattle area

No affiliation, but I might give this one a test ride.

http://seattle.craigslist.org/skc/mcy/3303257537.html
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Old 10-14-2012, 08:20 PM   #70107
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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
http://www.dualsportmaps.com/

Ck dsm for tracks. Strega and Crawdaddy on ADV have some tracks up there. We did the X-Plane ride http://dualsport-sd.com/forums/index...__1#entry35945 a few years ago and a lot of our local group spends time up there.

I missed the Utah trip a week or so ago. http://dualsport-sd.com/forums/index...-of-utah-1012/


Enjoy!

Ren20 - that thing looks like it did all 7700 miles in a climate controled garage! Nice.
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Old 10-14-2012, 08:36 PM   #70108
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No affiliation, but I might give this one a test ride.

http://seattle.craigslist.org/skc/mcy/3303257537.html
I've always wanted to try out the DR with the big bore kit and a TM40 carb just to see what kind of a difference it makes. You'll have to tell us how the test drive goes
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Old 10-14-2012, 08:52 PM   #70109
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I have a rm250 1990s Donor bike. Almost complete bike without the cylinder head and seat. Everything else is there. USD forks, bigger rear wheels(19" ??) etc.
I am wondering what kind of parts I could fit onto the dr650. Is it even worth it?
Presumably the front end is bolt on. Probably pass on the 19" rear. Front brake may be a challenge. Go for it.
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Old 10-14-2012, 09:12 PM   #70110
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I have a rm250 1990s Donor bike. Almost complete bike without the cylinder head and seat. Everything else is there. USD forks, bigger rear wheels(19" ??) etc.
I am wondering what kind of parts I could fit onto the dr650. Is it even worth it?

Is it a rm250 by the way? :)
yes, the usd front end should be a bolt-on. i bolted an rm125 usd front end on to mine. i upgraded the springs to race tech... mine was from a mid-2000's bike, but the front end looks like yours...


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