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Old 10-12-2010, 09:22 PM   #40576
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Won't start but will later

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I was out doing a slow speed follow the leader drill with a buddy today. I stalled my bike and it would not start. Plugs were changed less than 2,000 miles ago and valves were adjusted at that time. We pushed the bike to the top of a hill and then I bump started it while holding in the starter button. The bike started again. It stalled again a few minutes later and would not restart. I towed the bike home and changed the oil since it needed it. I just rode around 2,500 miles round trip from SoCal to Colorado for the MXon and even with a 16 tooth front sprocket, it was a long hard slog for the bike. After I changed the oil, I hit the starter and the bike fired right up. I let it run for a couple of minutes to let the oil warm up and check for leaks. I shut it down and then tried to start it again. No go. After my Colorado adventure, I had put 36 miles on the bike on short trips in the area and before the stall, had run the bike for nearly an hour today with periodic engine stops and restarts. Lots of gas in the tank. Anybody got any ideas?
That's what my bike did... it was the little fuel filter that's in the end of the carb fuel intake. Remove the fuel line and use your finger nail to remove the little white strainer screen and use air to blow out. A soda straw from the tool box works in the field. Replace filter and buy a lawn mower inline fuel filter and install it too. Now you have two filters in a row. NO dirt will get into the carb.

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Old 10-13-2010, 10:49 AM   #40577
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I remember the biggest improvement in fuel consumption resulted when I lowered th needle.
+1 Thump. That needle plays a big role. I'm getting around 4,5l/100kms after dropping one clip to second. That's slightly less than a ten percent improvement in consumption. The bike runs a tad hotter tho'- but not much.
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Old 10-13-2010, 11:46 AM   #40578
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front tire size questions....

I am preparing to put some Shinko E705 on my DR650, am curious if it's possible to "upsize" the front from 90/90 X 21 to something a little bit "fatter".

My bike is bone stock, the ONLY obstacle I can see could be the metal fork boot clamps...which could rotated so the tabs face to the rear.

Has anyone bumped up to a fatter aspect ratio up front?
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Old 10-13-2010, 11:57 AM   #40579
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I don't think there is another aspect ratio for the E705 Shinko front. I would not even go there. It won't help anything ... and could get very weird. If you want to run wider tires I would swap over to a 17" front Super Moto set up. But even that can get weird if not set up right. When you do that you are getting into balance, bias and geometry changes. Tricky.

Stick with the 90/90 front. It's hard to believe ... but they perform very well on pavement leaned over to the max. Yes, its a skinny tire but its a light bike. When it slides, its quite predictable and gradual. (this with the 705 which I've got on the front now ... Distanzia rear)
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Old 10-13-2010, 12:00 PM   #40580
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2009 Dr-650

Hello,
2009 DR-650 with 2200 miles. $4695.

Is this a good deal? John
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Old 10-13-2010, 12:05 PM   #40581
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I don't think there is another aspect ratio for the E705 Shinko front. I would not even go there. It won't help anything ... and could get very weird. If you want to run wider tires I would swap over to a 17" front Super Moto set up. But even that can get weird if not set up right. When you do that you are getting into balance, bias and geometry changes. Tricky.

Stick with the 90/90 front. It's hard to believe ... but they perform very well on pavement leaned over to the max. Yes, its a skinny tire but its a light bike. When it slides, its quite predictable and gradual. (this with the 705 which I've got on the front now ... Distanzia rear)
Good advice, I hadn't considered those implications. Will stick with the OEM sizes. Thx
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Old 10-13-2010, 12:12 PM   #40582
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Hello,
2009 DR-650 with 2200 miles. $4695.

Is this a good deal? John
I bought a 2009 with 465 miles a couple of weeks ago for $3850. Included skid plate and rack.
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Old 10-13-2010, 01:45 PM   #40583
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Good advice, I hadn't considered those implications. Will stick with the OEM sizes. Thx
But go for the 130 rear. The 120 is a bit too easy to use all the tread on the road just around town.
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Old 10-13-2010, 01:51 PM   #40584
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A 1998 with extras for $1500 is a lot better, esp if you run out and dump it in a mud hole....




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2009 DR-650 with 2200 miles. $4695.

Is this a good deal? John
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Old 10-13-2010, 01:53 PM   #40585
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The kenda k270 came in 3 inch and 3.25 inch sizes for the front, I got the 3.25 and would not mind a 3.5 in all the sand around here...



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Good advice, I hadn't considered those implications. Will stick with the OEM sizes. Thx
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Old 10-13-2010, 05:41 PM   #40586
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safari tank and spring weights

I pick my new DR650 up in the next few days and will be fitting the 30ltr safari tank. I know that I will also need to beef up the front and rear springs but not sure what spring weight to go for.
I'm around 80kg ( without riding gear), the bike will be used as daily transport as well as regular ADV trips with moderate/ light lugage set up.

I what to stick with linear rate springs and will also be fitting a set of ricor fork valves.
I 'm currently looking at the procycle 8.3 kg rear spring and eibach .50kg front but i am a little concerned that this may be too heavy so i would weclome your collective advice

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Old 10-13-2010, 06:06 PM   #40587
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Got my tm40 today and installed it.
Not a great fit, the cables are a little off, the fuel line hits the choke cable pipe, the pump part hits the crankcase vent hose, but it does fit.

The only setting I changed was to drop the needle one position to 2nd from the top, and adjusted the pilot screw after the motor was hot.

The test ride was WOW!
You have to be careful with the throttle or the wheel comes right up.
There seems to be a lot of power available instantly, at almost any rpm.

I suppose I will have to fine tune the jetting (main and needle) and see what the mpg is like.
Sea level, cut airbox, stock exhaust, twinair filter, think the 150 mainjet is ok?

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Old 10-13-2010, 06:42 PM   #40588
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Hello,
2009 DR-650 with 2200 miles. $4695.

Is this a good deal? John
That would be a very good out the door price for a brand new bike straight from the Suzuki dealer with full warranty, etc. Knock $800 off of that price and you would be in the ballpark of a good (not great) deal.
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Old 10-13-2010, 06:42 PM   #40589
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Sea level, cut airbox, stock exhaust, twinair filter, think the 150 mainjet is ok?
145 main with stock exhaust.
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Old 10-13-2010, 06:58 PM   #40590
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Hello,
2009 DR-650 with 2200 miles. $4695.

Is this a good deal? John
My local dealer is selling a new 2010 for $4500.
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