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Old 01-18-2011, 06:19 PM   #44056
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I'm getting real close to pulling the trigger on a pumper carb.

Has anyone had any reliability issues with them?
Things the FCR-MX has over the TM-40:
Inclosed throttle linkage
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I bought my FCR-MX of ebay and redid to MX-Rob'S specs.Had it over two years.No problems what so every.Best mod for the buck.

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Old 01-18-2011, 06:27 PM   #44057
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trip

Drove 734 miles today from Ohio to Alabama with the DR650 in tow. Barber Motor Sports Museum tomorrow then further South for a week of riding.

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Old 01-18-2011, 07:16 PM   #44058
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Smoking on start up and oil use.....

Well, I was worried because my DR was smoking on start up, thinking it might be burning a lot of oil. I just got back from a 1,200 mile trip to Big Bend and the official word is.......

......

..... less than 1/4 quart in 1,200 miles, including running at 65-70 mph on the highways for extended periods with a full load, even with 14th tooth ft. sprocket. So, while my brother's 08 KLR was swilling the oil down, the ol' DR did just fine! So, in my estimation, seeing that oil consumption was not a real problem, no reason to crack the top end open. Thanks for all the tips and info on this great thread.
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Old 01-18-2011, 07:25 PM   #44059
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I have a tail rack $120, Ortlieb dry duffle $85, Ebay soft saddle bag supports-$90- bought on flea market from inmate, Cortech soft saddle bags $40- bought used from local motorcycle store. I just recently added a med sized Pelican case $40 that I made a mount for my tail rack. Works good for commuting if you need to lock up wallet phone or gps.

So I have a total of $375 including my Pelican case. Not too shabby I don't think.
Roger that. You did well!

I knew I would be paying more for luggage because I was buying new stuff from the vendors or manufacturers. Sometimes you pays you money and takes you chances...
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Old 01-18-2011, 07:52 PM   #44060
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thanx anyway...

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I would call Procycle and ask what they recommend.
just thought someone on here mite have some hands on that mite offer some input, thanx for your thoughtful advice kind sir.
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Old 01-18-2011, 08:06 PM   #44061
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just thought someone on here mite have some hands on that mite offer some input, thanx for your thoughtful advice kind sir.
I weigh 225 without gear or luggage. I have .51 eibach straight rate up front. And 8.1 eibach straight rate out back. It could be better but way better than stock & not too expensive. I would do it again.
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Old 01-18-2011, 08:53 PM   #44062
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At 300 lbs, you'll want the stiffest springs you can find. This means the .50 kg/mm springs up front, and the 8.3 in the back. Springs alone with fresh oil (and maybe heavier weight oil) will make a big difference. If you're willing to spend a few extra dollars, then Intiminators up front might be a good solution for you -- they're a little cheaper than Emulators and they're much easier to install, and if you're mostly riding street, then you're golden. If you were mostly going to ride off-road then the Emulators might be a better option. The only downside to Intiminators is that there's no way to adjust them. On the other hand, making adjustments to Emulators is not a simple task, but it can be done. A Gold Valve in the rear will also be a big benefit, but installing it also requires some effort.

And as luck would have it, I just happen to have a set of .50 springs for sale at the moment... PM me if you're interested.



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I'm look'n at the(Pro Cycle) fork solution kit with .50 springs and the shock solutions kit for the rear but need school'n first.

can this set up deal with a 300 pound rider plus IMS tank, and side bags ? I dont like beat'n on my bike but wont hesitate if I need to clear a ditch or a gnarly hill climb, but mostly a conservative rider, it'll also be used as a daily commuter.

Can these suspension mods deal with my needs ? if not what do you suggest ?
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Old 01-18-2011, 09:20 PM   #44063
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At 300 lbs, you'll want the stiffest springs you can find. This means the .50 kg/mm springs up front, and the 8.3 in the back. Springs alone with fresh oil (and maybe heavier weight oil) will make a big difference. If you're willing to spend a few extra dollars, then Intiminators up front might be a good solution for you -- they're a little cheaper than Emulators and they're much easier to install, and if you're mostly riding street, then you're golden. If you were mostly going to ride off-road then the Emulators might be a better option. The only downside to Intiminators is that there's no way to adjust them. On the other hand, making adjustments to Emulators is not a simple task, but it can be done. A Gold Valve in the rear will also be a big benefit, but installing it also requires some effort.

And as luck would have it, I just happen to have a set of .50 springs for sale at the moment... PM me if you're interested.
Procycle sells the Emulators for $155.95. Intiminators for $209.95
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Old 01-18-2011, 10:19 PM   #44064
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Procycle sells the Emulators for $155.95. Intiminators for $209.95
Yeah. Emulators + springs are dearer than Intiminators.
But not if you weigh 300...
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Old 01-19-2011, 12:46 AM   #44065
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Yeah. Emulators + springs are dearer than Intiminators.
But not if you weigh 300...
i have both springs & intiminators
... i'm happy
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=468588
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Old 01-19-2011, 01:15 AM   #44066
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i have both springs & intiminators
... i'm happy
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=468588
So have I and so am I
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Old 01-19-2011, 05:01 AM   #44067
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not sure what I was thinking when I wrote that.... I knew the Emulators alone were in the ~ $150 ball park.

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Procycle sells the Emulators for $155.95. Intiminators for $209.95
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Old 01-19-2011, 06:23 AM   #44068
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Question Cracked casess revisted

I have begun to sort out my broken cases problem. For sale on Ebay is a left side engine case from a 1994 DR650 (I assume the "left" case is the one that the generator cover fits over and that houses the fly wheel). Is this case the same as the one on a 1998 or 1999 DR650, and is it a direct swap part? Do I need a complete set of cases or can I just replace one side with the 1994 part and keep my 1999 right side case?

Thanks for any help and advice

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Old 01-19-2011, 06:29 AM   #44069
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upon further inspection, it seems the 1995 engine has cases and then a covering piece that houses the starter and starter gears, whereas the 1999 engine combines these two pieces into one solid hal¿f of the engine cases. Am I wrong in this analysis? Am I missing something?
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Old 01-19-2011, 06:52 AM   #44070
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There are essentially two versions of the DR:

1) the pre-1996 version
2) the post-1996 version

While the two bikes have some resemblance, they are completely different and do not share any of the same parts.
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