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Old 12-28-2012, 06:32 PM   #72256
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Don't bolt them down so tightly ... allows more flex, less stress.
If ALL the parts are there (4 cushions, 2 collars and 2 bolts) it won't make any difference how tight the bolts are. The bolts tighten against the collars and the tank rides in the cushions. I suspect the collars are missing.
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Old 12-28-2012, 06:51 PM   #72257
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I think your going to melt you fuel line with it touching the cylinder. Since your fuel tube rotated easily turn it clockwise to three o'clock position. That will keep the fuel line away from hot things. That is what I did with my DR/Safari combo.

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That ought to do it. Thanks again for the help.

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Old 12-28-2012, 06:58 PM   #72258
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Thanks all for your replies, your information will help me decide. I ride about 90% off road in high desert and mountain terrain even when I take trips I keep pavement to a bare minimum.
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Old 12-28-2012, 07:12 PM   #72259
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I think your going to melt you fuel line with it touching the cylinder. Since your fuel tube rotated easily turn it clockwise to three o'clock position. That will keep the fuel line away from hot things. That is what I did with my DR/Safari combo.

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Old 12-28-2012, 08:46 PM   #72260
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I've got a 320mm EBC rotor, is there any way I can cross reference the part number and find out everything it will fit on?


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Old 12-28-2012, 08:49 PM   #72261
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I've got a 320mm EBC rotor, is there any way I can cross reference the part number and find out everything it will fit on?
Sure, A google search with the part number should turn up the applications
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Old 12-28-2012, 09:00 PM   #72262
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I've got a 320mm EBC rotor, is there any way I can cross reference the part number and find out everything it will fit on?

Maybe EBC's website can help.

I can add this, the 320mm EBC from Procycle, fits my DR650 (duh).

SM6094C
Part #: 1710138
ROTOR EBC ST SM6094C

EU BARCODE 5 || 050953 || 315282 ||
USA BARCODE 0 || 84794 || 30087 || 5
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Old 12-28-2012, 09:48 PM   #72263
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Yeah, 250 was 2T. For what I sold it for, ($900), I should've kept it and put the forks on my DR.

I'm 59 and been retired 2 years now. ( RichBebe)

Still don't ride as much as I'd like.
And likely won't until the end of February
I rode today and will probably ride Sunday and Tuesday as well.
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Old 12-28-2012, 09:53 PM   #72264
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If ALL the parts are there (4 cushions, 2 collars and 2 bolts) it won't make any difference how tight the bolts are. The bolts tighten against the collars and the tank rides in the cushions. I suspect the collars are missing.
everything is there, i got new cushions and have the metal colars in them.
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Old 12-28-2012, 10:27 PM   #72265
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Is it realistic that I could find a used bike that is in good enough condition and priced right to beat the $5200 0% brand new bike? Seems unlikely to me. Opinions?
In my opinion, anyone who would buy a new DR650 is either very mechanically ignorant, desperate, or simply not very smart. I know that statement might seem kinda harsh, but you have to realize if you could find a nice 1996 DR650 somewhere, it would be essentially the same motorcycle as a 2012 DR650.

I bought a pretty nice 2000 DR650 late last summer from a really nice guy moving from Nebraska to Flordia (hope things are going well for you Jerry) for $1800. The bike had just a tick over 10,000 miles, which is nothing to a DR motor. The 2000 DR650 I now own was mostly ridden on the street and was very clean and well maintained. While I could have chosen to ride it AS-IS, and simply continue to do routine maintenance; and probably ride it for many years and then re-sell it; I have chosen to take the money I have saved on NOT buying anywhere close to new, and I am in the process of transforming my soon-to-be thirteen year old bike into one that is much better than a new bike at far under what a new bike costs.

You asked our advice, and my advice is to find a well-cared for used DR650, buy it, replace all the consumables it needs, continue to do routine maintenance, ride it, and enjoy it knowing you saved thousands of dollars over someone who bought a new DR650; which as I mentioned is essentially the same bike you will be riding regardless of model year.
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Old 12-28-2012, 10:29 PM   #72266
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Thanks all for your replies, your information will help me decide. I ride about 90% off road in high desert and mountain terrain even when I take trips I keep pavement to a bare minimum.
Majority off road, definitely the emulators. I tried both.
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Old 12-28-2012, 10:39 PM   #72267
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Hey guys I'm new to the forum here and new to Dual sport(ing)--can I use that as a verb? Anyways for a brief introduction I'm a nineteen year old college student in Clemson, SC. I' have never ridden street before but I raced MX for most of my childhood and teenage years. Anyways, now that my racing days are over I'm looking for the next best thing and have been looking into dual sport bikes for over a year. From what I've gathered, a DR 650 will fit my needs best. This would involve more street riding than off road with the occasional 100-200 mile trip. I've looked into buying new and used. The best asking price I've found is for a brand new 2012 model asking 5200 on the sticker. Right now (and I'm not sure for how long) Suzuki is offering 0% financing in these. With that being said, I still would consider buying used if it were, say an 04 and up model. Is it realistic that I could find a used bike that is in good enough condition and priced right to beat the $5200 0% brand new bike? Seems unlikely to me. Opinions?
Paid $2500 for mine an 08 that had (get this) 1000 miles on it. Bought it from a dealer and it even came with a warranty. Haggle & shop around a bit and you'll be pleasantly surprised at what you can find.

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Old 12-29-2012, 05:29 AM   #72268
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Maybe EBC's website can help.

I can add this, the 320mm EBC from Procycle, fits my DR650 (duh).

SM6094C
Part #: 1710138
ROTOR EBC ST SM6094C

EU BARCODE 5 || 050953 || 315282 ||
USA BARCODE 0 || 84794 || 30087 || 5

Did a google search with the part number and found what I was looking for.

I did a fork swap so the DR650 part number is way different.

Thanks
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Old 12-29-2012, 07:27 AM   #72269
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In my opinion, anyone who would buy a new DR650 is either very mechanically ignorant, desperate, or simply not very smart. I know that statement might seem kinda harsh, but you have to realize if you could find a nice 1996 DR650 somewhere, it would be essentially the same motorcycle as a 2012 DR650.
You realize that if everyone stops buying new bikes, you won't be able to find those low mileage gems at a great price.
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Old 12-29-2012, 07:40 AM   #72270
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Dr650 and carrying a rifle

Santa brought me a Ruger 10/22 for Christmas. I would like to take it upstate, NY to a friends property to shoot/hunt, and do this on my dr. The problem is, I live in NY, and have to travel through NYC to get there. I can't keep the gun visible without attracting attention. The alternative I'm thinking of is strapping a large duffel bag to the rear rack, and removing the stock from the gun to make it smaller. IIRC the stock is 30" long.

thanks in advance...
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