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Old 01-14-2011, 08:03 PM   #43936
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IMO there are many ways to "justify" the expense on DR Farkling, here's one of mine: I shopped long and hard to find the bike to fit my perceived needs.
Here's what I'll have into mine when I'm "done".
$4999 for a new '09DR
$150 for skid plate and armor
$800 for custom adjustable suspension (not bought yet)
$140 for lowered pegs to fit my long legs
$35 for bar risers
$700 for the Happy Trail hard bags and rack I just received
$160 for the Seat Concepts mod.
All that comes to $6984. Would I have paid $6995 for the above bike after pricing what was out there? In a heartbeat. And it alone met some of my priorities - reliable, air cooled, carbureted, and don't have to remove cams to adjust valves.
Admittedly I struggling to not go the Brittania Composites/Trail Tech route, but I still think the modded bike is a bargain by modern standards.
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Old 01-15-2011, 05:53 AM   #43937
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I'm on the opposite side of that. I wanted a bike to use when the roads are full of sand & salt, and the occasional foray into the dirt. My list of farkles are or will be:
tailrack and bag
Skid plate
Seat Concepts
New front springs

Thant's all the mod's I will be doing. Also I bought the bike off ebay from a dealer in NJ brand new for $3995 so I did get away cheap on this!
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Old 01-15-2011, 07:42 AM   #43938
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I'm setting mine up as a gravel road adventure bike. For this first year It'll get good knobies, a bigger fuel tank, a bash plate, a properly set up stock carb, Bark busters, luggage rack and lowered foot pegs. I'd like to re due the suspension but that might have to wait until next year as will the flat slide and exhaust. That's the cool part of the DR, you can set it up how you like.
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Old 01-15-2011, 07:55 AM   #43939
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Replaced the stock exhaust with the Supertrapp, new fuel filter and both air filters. Amazing what that little bit of work made it breathe and sound so much better.
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Old 01-15-2011, 08:01 AM   #43940
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Replaced the stock exhaust with the Supertrapp, new fuel filter and both air filters. Amazing what that little bit of work made it breathe and sound so much better.
Loud pipes loose land.
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Old 01-15-2011, 08:08 AM   #43941
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Surprisingly, it is very quiet, moreso than my DR200 with the FMF.
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Old 01-15-2011, 10:01 AM   #43942
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Best DR650 tank bag

I need a tank bag. What are you using and how is it working for you? Got any pictures? I am keeping the stock tank so magnetic is fine. Thanks.
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Old 01-15-2011, 11:01 AM   #43943
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kn back to "stock"

My bike came with a KN filter and I just received my twin air from procycle.

Are the stock parts 3,4 and 13 all I need to order?


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Old 01-15-2011, 11:19 AM   #43944
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I just replaced my stock filter with a twin air and I believe those three parts should be all you need to put it in.
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Old 01-15-2011, 11:28 AM   #43945
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I need a tank bag. What are you using and how is it working for you? Got any pictures? I am keeping the stock tank so magnetic is fine. Thanks.
I am using the Marsee 20 liter tank bag which I bought from Craigslist for $100. Think the retail is $199.99. It expands and holds tons o' shit, however, I usually have it in non-expand mode. Like it for the clear map top and extra pockets. It has its own wallet inside and a waterproof cover for rainy rides.
Mine looks just like this, but is magnetic.
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Old 01-15-2011, 12:04 PM   #43946
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Are the stock parts 3,4 and 13 all I need to order?

That should be all you need.

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Old 01-15-2011, 12:13 PM   #43947
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New DR owner with a question

Okay, new to a DR and have a couple of questions. I bought a used bike with almost 12,000 miles ... yep I know, need a value job or at least have them checked. The bike runs strong but seem to have a hign idle and really does not respond that well until you have her wound pretty tight. Normal? I have spent three months on several sites tracking information but I am all ears for any help or suggetions to not only this question but anything dealing with the DR650. Thanks
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Old 01-15-2011, 12:39 PM   #43948
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welcome. mine has 15k. just adjust the valves, call keintech and jesse will sell you a 14 tooth front sprocket, a jet kit and a slip-on. ride.
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Old 01-15-2011, 01:13 PM   #43949
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Good Points.

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IMO there are many ways to "justify" the expense on DR Farkling, here's one of mine: I shopped long and hard to find the bike to fit my perceived needs.
Here's what I'll have into mine when I'm "done".
$4999 for a new '09DR
$150 for skid plate and armor
$800 for custom adjustable suspension (not bought yet)
$140 for lowered pegs to fit my long legs
$35 for bar risers
$700 for the Happy Trail hard bags and rack I just received
$160 for the Seat Concepts mod.
All that comes to $6984. Would I have paid $6995 for the above bike after pricing what was out there? In a heartbeat. And it alone met some of my priorities - reliable, air cooled, carbureted, and don't have to remove cams to adjust valves.
Admittedly I struggling to not go the Brittania Composites/Trail Tech route, but I still think the modded bike is a bargain by modern standards.
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Old 01-15-2011, 01:17 PM   #43950
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Okay, new to a DR and have a couple of questions. I bought a used bike with almost 12,000 miles ... yep I know, need a value job or at least have them checked. The bike runs strong but seem to have a hign idle and really does not respond that well until you have her wound pretty tight. Normal? I have spent three months on several sites tracking information but I am all ears for any help or suggetions to not only this question but anything dealing with the DR650. Thanks
Welcome to the tribe.

Valves -- unless you are absolutely sure the last guy did it right or had it done correctly I would check and adjust the valves as needed.

High idle -- it could simply be the idle adjustment where the throttle cables connect to the carb, or it could be your carb needs cleaning. Or it could even be the idle mix screw has been leaned way down -- which pushes the idle speed up.

If you plan to go to school on the tuning and maintenance and do all that yourself this is as good a time as any to jump in. You can purchase a Suzuki manual from any one of several vendors who post here. There are also threads dedicated to those aspects of DR-ology.

Back before I bought one I stumbled on a thread that asked "how many miles on your DR?" Dozens of riders had posted by the time I found it and 50,000 miles was common. So to my thinking your 12K miles DR is just now broken in good.

If you PM me an email address I'll send you some of those DR specific links.

Best,
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