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Old 11-07-2012, 06:41 PM   #70801
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Good info. Nice post. My carb is actually running fine but I DO like the sound of drinking beer and inhaling carb cleaner fumes and seeing things.
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Old 11-07-2012, 06:55 PM   #70802
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Hello,

Back to the lowering links. Used to be 5'9" but now must be shorter as I want bike lower still. Am on the right track, will have it dialed in soon.
Thanks again for your help,

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Do you have a stock Suzuki shock on the rear and have you done the factory lowering option? It's good for 1-1/2".

Found a pic. If your shock has two lower bolt positions and the bolt is in the lower hole like this, you're at the stock height. If you put the bolt in the upper hole, the rear suspension will be 1-1/2" lower. Let us know, as there's another step, your spring seat mounting position.

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Old 11-07-2012, 07:46 PM   #70803
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5L liters of reserve on a tank that size is just about right, IMHO. I'd go with it, be happy!
The important thing is how much of your reserve can you use. I would strap on a 5 liter fuel jug and run out your reserve ... just so you know your TRUE range.

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Don't worry about rotating the Elbow. Leave it. No drilling. Main thing is to know just how far you can go on your reserve. With the IMS, about 2 liters are left once reserve runs out. You can only use that last bit of fuel if you tip the bike over. Good luck! Enjoy!
If you can use all the gas on reserve, you're good. If there's much fuel left when the bike quits, then you might have to decide if you want to 'force' the carb elbow to turn or not.
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Old 11-07-2012, 09:26 PM   #70804
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Hello,

Thanks for all who responded. The shock is stock but have stiffer spring on it due to my fat ass!!
The shock has been lowered already. The RED CIRCLE is fine.
ProCycle, understood OK, just will have to lower forks more to see if that is enough.
Now what about that shock spring seat height???

I must be really short!!

Thanks again,

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Old 11-07-2012, 09:28 PM   #70805
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Hello,

Thanks for all who responded. The shock is stock but have stiffer spring on it due to my fat ass!!
The shock has been lowered already. The RED CIRCLE is fine.
ProCycle, understood OK, just will have to lower forks more to see if that is enough.
Now what about that shock spring seat height???

I must be really short!!

Thanks again,

Heirhead
lol...yep you must be a shorty You're gonna have a flat-tracker when you get done lowering
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Old 11-07-2012, 09:44 PM   #70806
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Hello,

The shock has been lowered already. The RED CIRCLE is fine.
ProCycle, understood OK, just will have to lower forks more to see if that is enough.
Now what about that shock spring seat height???

Thanks again,

Heirhead
Did you lower the shock bolt or was it done by someone else? Maybe the shock spring seat height has already been taken care of. Ride the bike, if the tire isn't hitting the fender, you should be fine. I don't have a way to show or explain how it's done. It's in the service manual if you have access to one.

Edit: I found a photo, posted it and an explanation on 11-9-2012.
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Old 11-07-2012, 09:46 PM   #70807
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Wow. Post 71,001 Great thread. Thanks for all the info and inspiration. My commuter and weekend warrior.
Nice setup.
Is that the giant loop Buck n roll tank bag? Does it work ok, ie stay up on the sides of the tank above your knees ?
I have looked at pics of these but never seen one on a DR. I have a Safari tank and it looked like the bars would hit it on full lock. That headlight looks awesome, although ive read comments on it causing buffeting/turbulence ?>
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Old 11-07-2012, 10:06 PM   #70808
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Hello,

Shock lowered by PO. Riding out to desert this weekend, will test it out.

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Old 11-07-2012, 10:23 PM   #70809
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If you can use all the gas on reserve, you're good. If there's much fuel left when the bike quits, then you might have to decide if you want to 'force' the carb elbow to turn or not.
i have an IMS tank w/ their petcock and stock carb. i did not rotate my inlet tube and thus have a loop in my fuel line. i've run my bike bone dry in the tank. i wondered if the loop would affect things at the end of fuel and it did not.
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Old 11-07-2012, 10:26 PM   #70810
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I had a set of the float o-rings go bad after 18 months. They cost quite a bit of $$ from Suzuki. Any other sources? How about from KTM or anothe manufacturer that uses that carb?
Jeff at ProCycle is modest and didn't mention that they carry a stock BST carb rebuild kit in addition to their jet kit.
http://www.procycle.us/bikepages/dr650.html#fuelsystems

They are very helpful and will probably sell you parts if you don't need the full rebuild kit.

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Old 11-07-2012, 10:49 PM   #70811
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Hey guys, Anyone have experience with Shinko 244s? im confused about the sizes. They offer a 5.10-17 rated at 94mph but the front is offered in a 2.75-21 at 94 mph or a 3.00-21 at 75 mph.

What are the right sizes? I rarely go over 94 mph but 75 is occasional. The 244s have mostly good reviews and I think im going to try them. Its ether those or the 700s. The sizing and speed rating is screwing with me
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Old 11-07-2012, 11:32 PM   #70812
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i have an IMS tank w/ their petcock and stock carb. i did not rotate my inlet tube and thus have a loop in my fuel line. i've run my bike bone dry in the tank. i wondered if the loop would affect things at the end of fuel and it did not.
I agree, until he tries to ride the tank dry, he won't know. It seems some aftermarket tanks, like yours, work fine. Others get the air bubble in the uphill loop and can't use all the fuel in the tank.

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Hey guys, Anyone have experience with Shinko 244s? im confused about the sizes. They offer a 5.10-17 rated at 94mph but the front is offered in a 2.75-21 at 94 mph or a 3.00-21 at 75 mph.

What are the right sizes? I rarely go over 94 mph but 75 is occasional. The 244s have mostly good reviews and I think im going to try them. Its ether those or the 700s. The sizing and speed rating is screwing with me
I'm running the 244s right now: a 3:00-21 on the front and a 5:10-17 on the rear. Since the DR is 'portly' and I occassionaly ride a little sand, I want the extra floatation (if it even matters). I'm thinking the 2:75 would knife in easier and I don't like that concept.

Unless I buy another FJR, I'm not going to worry about speed. Tires are rated at some 'big' safety factor and I'm ok with that. The wind buffeting at those speeds will slow ME down a long time before the tire is a problem. IMO
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Old 11-08-2012, 12:34 AM   #70813
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I agree, until he tries to ride the tank dry, he won't know. It seems some aftermarket tanks, like yours, work fine. Others get the air bubble in the uphill loop and can't use all the fuel in the tank.

I'm running the 244s right now: a 3:00-21 on the front and a 5:10-17 on the rear. Since the DR is 'portly' and I occassionaly ride a little sand, I want the extra floatation (if it even matters). I'm thinking the 2:75 would knife in easier and I don't like that concept.

Unless I buy another FJR, I'm not going to worry about speed. Tires are rated at some 'big' safety factor and I'm ok with that. The wind buffeting at those speeds will slow ME down a long time before the tire is a problem. IMO
I run full off-road knobbies on the road at 70mph for extended periods and have never had an issue. Just remember to run the recommended factory pressure in them......NOT low off-road pressures. I run 22psi on and off road with no traction or handling issues whatsoever
The speed ratings are VERY extreme......unless you run way beyond the max for literally hours upon hours (which is how they test them) you'll be fine with any decent tire.......especially on a low power dual sport. I'm MUCH more careful of tire choices on my turbo zx14 or hayabusa running in the upper triple digits tho. THATS when you take your tire pressures, wear, and ratings seriously
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Old 11-08-2012, 06:03 AM   #70814
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I'm running the 244s right now: a 3:00-21 on the front and a 5:10-17 on the rear. Since the DR is 'portly' and I occassionaly ride a little sand, I want the extra floatation (if it even matters). I'm thinking the 2:75 would knife in easier and I don't like that concept.
Ditto.
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Old 11-08-2012, 06:27 AM   #70815
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Jeff at ProCycle is modest and didn't mention that they carry a stock BST carb rebuild kit in addition to their jet kit.

I like to check with PC before I start searching for bits here and there.
Dang - I actually checked on Procycle's site first, but I didn't see a stock rebuild kit.

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