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Old 12-29-2012, 07:51 PM   #72301
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This is logical but I'm not sure it's true. The warranty probably only covers the cost to repair up to the value of the bike.

A couple years ago a DR owner posted (on Thumpertalk) his bike blew 3rd gear and apparently did a lot of damage. His bike was still under the factory warranty but the cost to repair exceeded the bike value, so they were going to total it. The owner was pissed because he financed the bike and owed more than book value. Eventually the thread disappeared so Suzuki must have provided a satisfactory solution.
I'm sure there was a lawsuit threatened against Suzuki there. Hell, I have an 08 Spectra with a ten year warranty. If my engine blew today, the cost of repairs would far exceed the minuscule value of the car, much less the value of the car nine years into a ten year warranty. I should probably check my paperwork again, but I don't believe they could just say "well, too bad, it's not worth it," if that happened. That said, it's not like they've ever honored any other part of my warranty, so I guess I could be screwed there too.
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Old 12-29-2012, 08:21 PM   #72302
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There's not a little plastic tit on the choke housing to keep it from rotating on the old bars??

I can't remember from when I upgraded mine..
There is inside the switch housing, but I can't get the bars past the choke lever into the switch housing. The switch housing actually comes apart and if there was no choke lever the switch housing would go right on.

The bars are larger on the left side than the right side. If I flip the bars backward the choke lever and switch housing both slide right on the right side of the bars, but not on the left side of the bars where it's checkered.
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Old 12-29-2012, 09:44 PM   #72303
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what bar do you have. I did an twin wall bar upgrade . Didn't have the problems you described.
My twin wall has checkers on the left too.
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Old 12-29-2012, 09:46 PM   #72304
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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...


Here's the Kolpin rifle case that's bolted and locked with two locks to the DR650. Have never been stopped while carrying rifles in the case. A fuel attendant asked once what's with the rifle... and replied, "target shooting is fun". End of conversation.



This is how we used to carry rifles in the desert. Never got bothered by police either... but were in the Oregon desert, not NYC.

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Old 12-29-2012, 10:17 PM   #72305
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Do you happen to remember what that feedback from the forums was? Five amps just doesn't seem like much of a draw on the system, and I don't use that pair for anything else.
Most hand warmers use 20-30 watts which is only 1.75 - 2.5 amps. The switched thing in the dash harness would handle that just fine. But, don't also use it for a full jacket liner and pants or generally load it up.
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Old 12-29-2012, 10:35 PM   #72306
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After messing with the fuel lines long enough l figured it was time to get some extra gas..


and head out of town to see how far I can really go:



With 310 miles since my last fill up the bike came to a rolling halt with this much gas left..



at the Tropic of Capricorn


It seems that I was not the first Adv Rider to be here:


Probably could have gotten a few extra miles if I shook the bike around but it was 110 degrees so I dumped in the extra gas and headed home.

Thanks again for the advice guys,
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Old 12-29-2012, 10:49 PM   #72307
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...it was 110 degrees so I dumped the extra gas and headed home.
Thanks for posting, I was looking at the Safari over the IMS, but the truth is, I'll never go that for and thus need the extra range. I appreciate your scientific research.
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Old 12-29-2012, 11:25 PM   #72308
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After a major brakedown on my DR650SE -01 (Gearbox exploding...) I have been looking for a replacement engine wich was really difficult. But have now found a XF 650 Freewind engine -99 and I hope this will fit on my bike. Understand that only the cylinder head with larger valves and the two carburator differ from a DR650SE engine, torquelimiter is also different but this must be possibel to swap from the old engine. Is this correct?
Has DRJens or anyone swapped a xf650 engine into a dr650?

I need to fix the gearbox and engine on my dr and found a xf engine, both are same model year (1997). Has anyone made this swap before?

I am in Queensland, Australia.

What would I have to modify on the engine to make it fit? Other posters here have said that I might have to swap the head as the xf has 2 carbies. Would I just be able to swap the head from my DR onto it? I am not a mechanic, pardon my n008 questions.

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Old 12-29-2012, 11:34 PM   #72309
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Has DRJens or anyone swapped a xf650 engine into a dr650?

I need to fix the gearbox and engine on my dr and found a xf engine, both are same model year (1997). Has anyone made this swap before?

I am in Queensland, Australia.

What would I have to modify on the engine to make it fit? Other posters here have said that I might have to swap the head as the xf has 2 carbies. Would I just be able to swap the head from my DR onto it? I am not a mechanic, pardon my n008 questions.

Wil
Should be just the head to swap.
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Old 12-30-2012, 01:18 AM   #72310
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A bit harsh I'd say.
There are plenty of good reasons to buy new. Sure, there are good deals around on used DR's if you're patient ... and lucky. They are reliable bikes for the most part ... but they do have one or two SHOW STOPPER issues.

Main advantage of buying NEW is the warranty ... and the ability to buy an Extended Warranty up to 5 years. This covers things like 3rd gear failures.
Rare as they are ... if it happens in 5 years ... you get a NEW motor.
That's a lot of riding.

Next is a zero interest loan with a LOW monthly payment. This just works for some folks.

But for the OP, "New" may not be his best choice. Impossible to know if he'll even like the DR650. If you buy NEW, add a warranty, add $1000 in extras, then decide you don't like the bike ... well when you go to sell it off you'll take a major hit.

What the OP needs to know is that a showroom stock DR650 is no where near what a modified DR650 can be. So whatever DR you get ... to get the best out of it plan to do some modifications and adding some extras. There are THOUSANDS of posts here detailing what those extras are ... and what they do for you. Good luck! My Advice: TEST RIDE TEST RIDE
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Hello,

Something to think about. When buying new with extended warranty it does only cover up to value of bike which
someone mentioned but if you do blow that 3rd gear (not for years), or any other major problem, you had better have not done any mods. That means anything, taking brass plug out of carb, different jets, different bowl screws, ANYTHING!!
Any mod at all will VOID any warranty if they want to void it and they will. Get a clean used one and buy lots of goodies
or buy new and not worry. You can buy new and mod it up, sell it a year or two later and still not lose as much money as a full set of bags for a GSA.

Happy New Year

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Old 12-30-2012, 02:07 AM   #72311
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Hello,

Something to think about. When buying new with extended warranty it does only cover up to value of bike which
someone mentioned but if you do blow that 3rd gear (not for years), or any other major problem, you had better have not done any mods. That means anything, taking brass plug out of carb, different jets, different bowl screws, ANYTHING!!
Any mod at all will VOID any warranty if they want to void it and they will. Get a clean used one and buy lots of goodies
or buy new and not worry. You can buy new and mod it up, sell it a year or two later and still not lose as much money as a full set of bags for a GSA.

Happy New Year

Heirhead
You CAN buy extended warranties on used bikes and on my first used bike (XT225) I was really glad I did as the engine grenaded itself. After some talk and negotiation I was given full replacement value of the bike. I did however have to wait a few weeks while a factory rep went over it with a fine tooth comb to make sure that EVERYTHING was stock. Something else to think about, if you take the bike out of the country, you might not be able to use an extended warranty as the company offering coverage will not be able to verify the condition of the bike should you make a claim.

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Old 12-30-2012, 02:43 AM   #72312
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Should be just the head to swap.
Have you done it or know anyone that has?

I just don't have any mechanical knowledge.
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Old 12-30-2012, 05:00 AM   #72313
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it's a Rossi .22 takedown carbine that shoots shorts, longs, and long rifle. It fits easily into a standard paintball gun case as you see in the pic. Also easily fits incognito into a standard duffel, knapsack etc. One of my favorite rifles to shoot besides its extreme portability.

They make a ruger 10/22 takedown too. It even comes with its own backpack.

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Old 12-30-2012, 05:12 AM   #72314
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They make a ruger 10/22 takedown too. It even comes with its own backpack.

Oh so we're sharing cool gun photos now are we? You guys must be Murcans.
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Old 12-30-2012, 05:19 AM   #72315
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Hello,

Something to think about. When buying new with extended warranty it does only cover up to value of bike which
someone mentioned but if you do blow that 3rd gear (not for years), or any other major problem, you had better have not done any mods. That means anything, taking brass plug out of carb, different jets, different bowl screws, ANYTHING!!
Any mod at all will VOID any warranty if they want to void it and they will. Get a clean used one and buy lots of goodies
or buy new and not worry. You can buy new and mod it up, sell it a year or two later and still not lose as much money as a full set of bags for a GSA.

Happy New Year

Heirhead
actually i've heard that suzuki is pretty good with mods and warranties in that if you mod something and something breaks which has nothing to do with what you modded then you're most likely covered
like if you take the airbox snorkle out and rejet the carb and get a crack in your front wheel your good
but if you install a big valve kit and your head gets warped you're on your own
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