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Old 10-19-2012, 01:35 PM   #70276
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Hmmm, there is no speed sensor on the DR; the speedometer on the DR is purely mechanical, using a worm drive connected to the front wheel hub.

From the symptoms you're describing, it sounds like a worn worm drive to me. Just take the front wheel out and examine the gears in the worm drive. If these look good, then the only other culprit would be the speedo itself since you have already eliminated the speedo cable.
Yeah, I'm using the wrong nomenclature, but i was referring to the housing the bottom end of the cable plugs into. The steps you describe is the steps i planned on taking if i didn't get any answers or didn't have internet access. Thanks though.
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Old 10-19-2012, 04:00 PM   #70277
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Today it did the same thing in the morning, and I just went to lunch and on my way back from lunch I noticed the speedo needle wasnt moving at all...

... im gonna start pulling off parts tomorrow morning and trying to find out why the cable has failed. thanks in advance!
Make sure your speedo drive isn't installed in the wrong position. If it's rotated back too far it will put a bend in the housing and overstress the inner cable.
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Old 10-19-2012, 05:03 PM   #70278
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Make sure your speedo drive isn't installed in the wrong position. If it's rotated back too far it will put a bend in the housing and overstress the inner cable.
Its right between 9 and 10 o clock. It could probably rotate a bit clockwise, Doesn't look to stressed, but I'll keep that in mind during re assembly.
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Old 10-19-2012, 07:49 PM   #70279
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Its right between 9 and 10 o clock.
Sounds just right.
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Old 10-19-2012, 08:03 PM   #70280
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Old 10-19-2012, 08:04 PM   #70281
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Its right between 9 and 10 o clock. It could probably rotate a bit clockwise, Doesn't look to stressed, but I'll keep that in mind during re assembly.
If you don't wind up being able to get it working and it looks like you're going to have to buy a new speedometer unit, I'd recommend saving your money and just snagging a TrailTech Vapor or something. Honestly, I'd probably go ahead and do it anyways lol. Got to start the farkling somewhere.
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Old 10-19-2012, 09:31 PM   #70282
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Its right between 9 and 10 o clock. It could probably rotate a bit clockwise, Doesn't look to stressed, but I'll keep that in mind during re assembly.
Also be aware of the little cable guide loop on the fender for the speedo cable. If your cable does not pass through the guide, then on hard stops or off road riding the speedo cable will be stressed and break prematurely.
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Old 10-20-2012, 01:35 AM   #70283
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Brakes???????

I love my DR650, had it since new and done loads of mods to improve it, except the brakes. How d'you make them stop better? The brakes on mine have always left me feeling pretty underwhelmed. I've got braided hoses and decent pads, but there's a fair bit of weight to haul up especially if loaded.
Any mods/comments
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Old 10-20-2012, 02:05 AM   #70284
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I love my DR650, had it since new and done loads of mods to improve it, except the brakes. How d'you make them stop better? The brakes on mine have always left me feeling pretty underwhelmed. I've got braided hoses and decent pads, but there's a fair bit of weight to haul up especially if loaded.
Any mods/comments
Good Lord......my suggestion..get a smaller bike. If thats you on that bike you make it look like an xr650l on steroids DR's aren't normally skyscraper tall, so I'm guessing thats about a 5 footer sitting on it. A lower, lighter bike will definately stop and handle better And that 7 gallon tank isn't going to help stopping any
First time I've ever seen someone make the stock bars look like apehangers

Now show us some real pics
And if those ARE real pics forgive me.....its all in fun
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Old 10-20-2012, 02:13 AM   #70285
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From the reading I did prior to getting the work done, it seems in 06 or 07 suzuki released a new 3rd gear that replaced the old one. I'm assuming it was done in an effort to address the issues with the gear blowing up. I decided to go a head and replace my gear with the newest one instead of buying the billet unit. Hopefully I don't regret it.
The new Suzuki 3rd has also blown up...
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Old 10-20-2012, 02:21 AM   #70286
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Oh excellent, it's being done already. Can't wait for them to make this available in Australia.
BTW the picture is of the Hayes bike I mentioned, not the altius.
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Old 10-20-2012, 02:27 AM   #70287
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Good Lord......my suggestion..get a smaller bike. If thats you on that bike you make it look like an xr650l on steroids DR's aren't normally skyscraper tall, so I'm guessing thats about a 5 footer sitting on it. A lower, lighter bike will definately stop and handle better And that 7 gallon tank isn't going to help stopping any
First time I've ever seen someone make the stock bars look like apehangers

Now show us some real pics
And if those ARE real pics forgive me.....its all in fun
The other problem is that when I go really fast, my skirt keeps blowing up. Can you help?


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Old 10-20-2012, 02:35 AM   #70288
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The other problem is that when I go really fast, my skirt keeps blowing up. Can you help?


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Old 10-20-2012, 06:37 AM   #70289
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Also be aware of the little cable guide loop on the fender for the speedo cable. If your cable does not pass through the guide, then on hard stops or off road riding the speedo cable will be stressed and break prematurely.
All good there.

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If you don't wind up being able to get it working and it looks like you're going to have to buy a new speedometer unit, I'd recommend saving your money and just snagging a TrailTech Vapor or something. Honestly, I'd probably go ahead and do it anyways lol. Got to start the farkling somewhere.
I spent an hour thinking about getting the vapor before i ordered the cable last week, so I'm already halfway there.... Lol. Honestly,i couldn't find a decent pic of a vapor installed to give me a good idea of what it would look like.
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Old 10-20-2012, 07:04 AM   #70290
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Sealed Rims on DR

Planning a month or longer trip into Mexico this winter. Thinking of sealing my DR rims so that I could run tubeless and just plug a tire if I get a nail or something. A lot quicker and easier than changing a tube on the side of the road. I read in another older thread that Grifter was planning on doing that to his DR but there was no results posted. Has anyone done this on their DR and what were the results, I am running stock wheels so the Tubeliss system is not a option? What about running tires designed for tubes tubeless on sealed rims without tubes?

I have already decided on the rims sealing procedure that I will and have supplies on hand. Just interested in the results that other DR riders have had.

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