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Old 12-18-2009, 04:29 PM   #29821
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Talking about the towel reminded me of something. Somewhere out there there's a product called sweet cheeks that is a nylon cover you can put two liter bottles into (one on each side of the seat) and adjust with water to get the right firmness. It's supposed to make it wider. I have no experience with this, but if you're looking for the cheapest fix you can, you might want to do a google search or ask for some advice from people on the board who've tried it, I'm sure there are some.
I have two riding buddies, 1 with an XR400, and 1 with a DRZ 400 that both use the sweet cheeks. They say they really help. This in my opinion is only of use to guys like them that have shall we say, "wider asses". For a narrow ass like me they are of little use. The effectively widen the seating area.

I bought a sargent seat and I love it.
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Old 12-18-2009, 04:48 PM   #29822
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Talking about the towel reminded me of something. Somewhere out there there's a product called sweet cheeks that is a nylon cover you can put two liter bottles into (one on each side of the seat) and adjust with water to get the right firmness. It's supposed to make it wider. I have no experience with this, but if you're looking for the cheapest fix you can, you might want to do a google search or ask for some advice from people on the board who've tried it, I'm sure there are some.
The MSR fuel bottles fit in the sweet cheeks for carrying extra gas too.
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Old 12-18-2009, 04:49 PM   #29823
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Old 12-18-2009, 04:57 PM   #29824
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Hello everyone,I'm a newbie in this forum!
So,I accidentally found info and pictures about Suzuki Dr650 and i fell in love whit it!! 100% that Dr650 will be my next bike!
Now I just need to sell my Kawasaki Er5 and then go get one of Suzuki babies.

I was wondering ,whats a normal price for about 97~~00 year Dr650 ?
In my country is very small selection,best offer is 97 Suzuki Dr 650 for 2800 $ ,is that normal price?
Sorry for my english,still working on it :)
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Welcome. It would be helpful to know what country you are from. Maybe there are some other members in your part of the world who could advise you.

In the US, $2,800 (USD) would be high, even for a clean, low mileage '97, but DR650's are plentiful here. If they sre scarce and sought after in your country, the sellers will take advantage.
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Old 12-18-2009, 06:40 PM   #29825
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For those of you who have vibration problems with rim locks, you might want to look into the Talon brand ones. They are made from billet aluminum and weigh about 1/3 to 1/2 less than the standard ones like Motion Pro.
Got a Talon in the front dirt wheel but the local bike shops havn't been able to get me a 2.5" rear yet.
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Old 12-18-2009, 07:19 PM   #29826
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DR650 price

I gave $1,900 for my 2000 Dr650 it had 2,600 miles on it. I bought it in
May of 09
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Old 12-18-2009, 07:19 PM   #29827
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I finally got around to checking my NSU screws today on my 2007 DR650 with 18,100 miles on it. No worries, they were tight as a drum. I removed them and cleaned the threads with brake cleaner and compressed air. Blue Loctite and screwed them back in never to be seen again hopefully. The clutch looks and measures like brand new. These things are built to last.
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Old 12-18-2009, 07:56 PM   #29828
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Seat trials

Here's the 2008 in the sierras a couple of days before the snow storms. Its my latest attempt at being able to ride distance without my ass failing before a tank of gas. Its the walmart ATV pad. Worked better than the stock seat, gel seat, gelseat with sheepskin, gel seat with beads. By now I probably could have just bought a "real" seat.
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Old 12-18-2009, 08:51 PM   #29829
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cut-n-lower footpeg brackets

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Lowering foot pegs - Has anyone simply cut off their footpegs, shortened the bracket, and re-welded them on? ...
I cut about 1/2" out of the stock brackets. The difference is noticeable, but I wish I removed a little more.
Another advantage of the shorter bracket is that your weight has less leverage to bend the rubber mounts.
Mounting Fastway footpegs in the "low-boy" position drops the pegs down and back about another 1/2".

Here's a somewhat blurry blow-up of a photo cropped to show the pegs and bracket:

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Old 12-18-2009, 10:48 PM   #29830
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I finally got around to checking my NSU screws today on my 2007 DR650 with 18,100 miles on it. No worries, they were tight as a drum. I removed them and cleaned the threads with brake cleaner and compressed air. Blue Loctite and screwed them back in never to be seen again hopefully. The clutch looks and measures like brand new. These things are built to last.
Peace of mind, I tell ya!
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Old 12-18-2009, 11:06 PM   #29831
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Thanks, I ordered some and will see if they work for me or not, they seem like a good idea to adapt the bike for taller riders.
One thing I should have mentioned about the procycle peg mounts is that unlike the stock mounts there are no vibration dampeners in them. So you do feel more vibration through the pegs but on the other hand they make an incredibly solid platform when you are standing epically if you go to a bigger peg like the IMS Pro's. They also transfer your weight shifts much more directly which I really like. I'll never put the stock ones back on (unless I ever sell the bike)
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Old 12-19-2009, 02:57 AM   #29832
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Welcome. It would be helpful to know what country you are from. Maybe there are some other members in your part of the world who could advise you.

In the US, $2,800 (USD) would be high, even for a clean, low mileage '97, but DR650's are plentiful here. If they sre scarce and sought after in your country, the sellers will take advantage.
I'am from Latvija. Maybe someone have heard of it? Couple weeks ago we had a mass picket against raising motorcycle tax . Latvija is located in eastern Europe,in the midle of Baltic states .
I'm searching for Dr for over all europe,but nothing, there are very small offer ,for very big price.
Appears that I must search a Ebay.com for normal price Dr. But I have a problem, in my country any vehicle manufactured over 2001 year must go through certification,which is very expensive,so a 00 model Dr would be a perfect option..
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Old 12-19-2009, 03:14 AM   #29833
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I had never used rim locks in the past. Only on dirt only bikes that came with them. I always thought that my DR would not need them. Well about 3 months ago I had my D606's mounted up and had been doing some pretty gnarly trail riding in the woods. I had a flat at 18psi. Didn't think much of it. Changed tubes and went back to riding. Next day had a flat again. Got to looking at the tubes on the back and it was breaking loose at the valve stem. I determined that those 606's were biting so hard it was spinning the tire on the rim. Then had one on the front after riding a really tight twisty section on pavement with street tires. I figured it was because braking hard for corners. Installed 1 rim lock on each rim and no more worries. I have had no more flats since then.
So, as far as installation, did you just drill a hole in the middle of the rim across from the valve stem then?

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Old 12-19-2009, 04:31 AM   #29834
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So, as far as installation, did you just drill a hole in the middle of the rim across from the valve stem then?

TFC
Yes. I also use heavy tubes. A little out of balance, but hey its a thumper right?
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Old 12-19-2009, 05:27 AM   #29835
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DR Problem

Dont how common this is ;; Have 08 DR, Staintune .32 litre tank,All Suspension Mods done ,New Renthals,Screen off 89 dakar ,606s Rimlock,you get the picture;Got a miss under load disconnected restrictor on side of carb ran better but still 250 beat me up hills Sometimes will run good for 200 k then start .Did trip to Alice Springs thru desert[7000 k] ran good till last 1000 bk .Wierdly lifting fuel hoses on left side seems to make it run better .Or is there a site for this Cheers What we do over here with our pegs is a kit from Vince Strang cycles in Aus Drops them down 25 and back 25 mm solid mt but much better for long days in saddle .Trailbike Adventure Magazine has a template you can download But at $55 Aus why bother .Kit is CNC cut comes with all bolts and is 8mm stainless SEAT we use an Airhawk Get 600 700 k in a day with it

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