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Old 01-16-2011, 06:17 PM   #43996
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DR luggage?

I have the Wolfman Enduro tank bag, a set of the ATV panniers, and the Wolfman Summit saddle bags.

The Wolfman product is tough as nails, and will hold a buttload of stuff.

I was not really as overloaded as it looks in the picture... at least it didn't feel that way.

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Old 01-16-2011, 06:18 PM   #43997
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So I finally got around to replacing the IMS supplied fuel valve with the Raptor valve that I got about a month ago. I got a little Dremel happy when opening up the hole. I don't know why I had it in my head that I needed to open the hole up sideways as well, but anyway made the hole just a little too big. So I tried fixing it with some JB-Weld Stik, but it's seeping a little after a few hours. So I've drawn up a plate that I'll cut out tomorrow to fix it. I think my best bet is to cut it out of metal and use some Permatex #2 between the plate and the tank. Moral of the story, draw out what you plan on cutting....(and Dremel side cutters go through plastic REALLY fast.)
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Old 01-16-2011, 06:38 PM   #43998
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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?
If the bike still only responds well when it is spun up, the previous owner may have screwed with the air box and/or jetting. Before you do anything, remove the seat and left side panel and see if the rubber snorkel is still in the air box, or if it has a big hole cut in the top or sides. This will tell you right away if your bike has been messed with in terms of mixture. These DR's are very sensitive in this regard, and you may have to pull the carb to see what pilot and main jets you are running. Then report back for help.
Inspecting/adjusting the valves right away is a smart thing to do.
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Old 01-16-2011, 07:01 PM   #43999
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I've developed a loud knocking sound from the starter gear when I turn off the engine. It's not always, but about 50% of the time.
That's the reason they went back to the torque limiting gear from 98-99's soild idler.

Not a worry.
Seems to happen less if you use the kill switch to turn it off.
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Old 01-16-2011, 08:36 PM   #44000
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DR luggage?

I have the Wolfman Enduro tank bag, a set of the ATV panniers, and the Wolfman Summit saddle bags.

The Wolfman product is tough as nails, and will hold a buttload of stuff.

I was not really as overloaded as it looks in the picture... at least it didn't feel that way.

No worse than carrying a sumo wrestler for a passenger I guess.
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Old 01-16-2011, 08:40 PM   #44001
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Hey guys,
I'm in southern Patagonia here in Chile with about 40,000 miles on the engine. I've developed a loud knocking sound from the starter gear when I turn off the engine. It's not always, but about 50% of the time.
What part is starting to fail and what parts do I have to replace?
It's a 2003 engine.
thanks,
Quite a few high mileage DR's seem to make this same sort of noise ... including mine at 35,000 miles.

I've never been that far inside a DR650 to tell you how to fix it ... or what really the issue might be.

I'm guessing it's something to do with the starter clutch/torque limiter set up. As suggested, it does seem to help to shut the bike off by letting out the clutch rather than just turning off key.

Perhaps someone here has been inside and can suggest what is actually worn and what to replace. Hopefully nothing is coming loose inside?

Wish I knew more on this. Good luck!

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Old 01-16-2011, 09:22 PM   #44002
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Does anyone have a picture of a 2002ish DR650 frame? Preferable a picture of a bike without a seat and tank. Picture taken from behind the bike would be the best.

I just picked up a 2002 DR650 that was in an accident and isn't straight anymore. I'm just trying to figure out where the frame is tweaked.

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This is a '97, not from behind. But maybe some help. Its a straight frame.

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Old 01-16-2011, 11:41 PM   #44003
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so i spent some more time reading about shorai batteries as i keep hearing about them from various sources.

here's a faq on cold:
http://www.shoraipower.com/t-faq.aspx

simple answer is they don't crank as well the 1st time only when cold compared to lead-acid/agm but crank harder after that. so if it's real cold you either crank once and then crank again for full power (which isn't the best for wear) OR turn on the ignition/lights and let the battery "warm up" and then get full crank and a cold weather start.

here's the dr listing:
http://www.shoraipower.com/s-48918-DR650SE-CN.aspx
the standard battery option has more cca than the deka but costs $45 more.
like i said, the weight issue is really not that big on the dr...but if i had a
wr250r i would pay to loose 4lbs. of course the price will come down over time to the point i think it's a no brainer to buy these batteries. since the dr is kinda of a weak starter from the factory (undersized battery cables) maybe the shorai is the perfect battery for us today. it is undersized and thus needs some foam shimming. sound like a complete nice package for jesse & procycle to be putting togthers, shims and all.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=650324
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Old 01-17-2011, 04:51 AM   #44004
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New Racks

Has anybody got these yet? They look pretty good for soft saddlebags.

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Old 01-17-2011, 05:55 AM   #44005
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Old 01-17-2011, 06:20 AM   #44006
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what are they?
+1.

That, and the post looks and feels like a back door ad, don't you know?
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Old 01-17-2011, 06:20 AM   #44007
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Ooopps, they are from Happy Trails. They are there new soft luggage racks.

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Old 01-17-2011, 06:38 AM   #44008
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Ooopps, they are from Happy Trails. They are there new soft luggage racks.

Paul
Well okay. I suppose that is not as spammish as I first thought.

I have to admit they are easier on the eyes than the old HT soft bag racks I have. But if I do anything else to mine it will be some type of hard bag, so I'll just have to endure the retro look until then.
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Old 01-17-2011, 06:52 AM   #44009
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hmm... they look interesting. I like the 3 point attachment to the bike. Although designed for supporting soft luggage saddle bags, I suspect you could mount a small hard pannier as long as you don't intend to carry sand bags.

http://www.happy-trail.com/DR650SE/S...k-DR650SE.aspx

I've been trying to come up with a way to mount a pair of Pelican 1430 top loading cases to be used as panniers. They're not too big (only 15 litres each) and I just want to carry some light gear (ultra lightweight backpacker's gear, fishing stuff). Here's a photo I ripped off from another thread.



I like the idea of the Pelican cases because they truly are indestructible but the big suit-case type pelicans mounted on the large rack systems like the Moose setup just look bulky and goofy to me. I had been thinking about the Wolfman racks, but these new Happy Trails look like they might be a better solution.
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Old 01-17-2011, 07:18 AM   #44010
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i use one of those too w/ an ims tank. does not cover the fuel cap.
i think the GL fandango tank bag is better however.
http://www.giantloopmoto.com/products/fandango-tank-bag
the enduro is really small to be able to work w/ the fuel cap whereas the fanadango has a cutout and zipper base for this issue.
I like these and the Wolfman, but I just can't get past the prices, which is saying something for this Farkleholic. May end up there, but I'm looking hard for alternatives.
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