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Old 02-17-2011, 12:02 PM   #44971
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Condolences

Sorry to hear of your broken NSU, hope you get it taken care of to your satisfaction.

And, thank you for the cautionary tale for the rest of us.

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well, I suck. days of running around trying to get the right tool, finally get the clutch off, locktite some good screws, tightening the nsu on and......snap.
Putting in the upper screw and almost half of the plastic on the nsu holding the top screw breaks and falls off.
so.........definately have to cut that f'ing thing out of there now. I know you just don't cut it out. do I follow the wire somewhere and disconnect it?
So frustrated, going swimming. lol
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Old 02-17-2011, 01:17 PM   #44972
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Sorry to hear of your broken NSU,

Lex
A new one is $36.

I've been planning to yank mine out the next time I'm in there. I just like the idea of not having to worry about those pesky screws.
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Old 02-17-2011, 01:21 PM   #44973
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Thanks guys, got it pulled on rusty screw, is had what was left of the plug on it. Going to button it up and check it out.
Put it back together and it runs like shit, sounds lean, ordered extended fuel mix screw from Procycle. Maybe didn't turn mix screw out the correct amount?
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Old 02-17-2011, 01:52 PM   #44974
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You're almost making me glad my 09 DR was stolen since "all balls" were one of the improvements I mad in the steering, and wheels. F.W.I.W. I hope the wheels lock up on the C@*k sucking thief!....just thinking about that makes me feel better. THANKS!
May it be so!

Not sure why you would consider re-branded Taiwanese bearings as "an upgrade" to stock. In case you hadn't noticed ... stock Suzuki components are very high quality. Especially bearings. In fact, I go so far as to say Koyo (made in Japan) bearings are some of the very best in the world.

Lots of "johnny come lately" companies come out of nowhere to suck money from the MC community. But read the reviews, talk to the experts who replace bearings everyday. All Balls are junk. Period.
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Old 02-17-2011, 02:19 PM   #44975
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OK, I did my own search through this thread and found two instances of side panel melting with Dirt-Bagz.
Note that I didn't find anybody saying that the bags themselves ever contacted the exhaust.

I will add a note to my ad in FM.
I had similar experiences ... but different bags and set up. Here is what I did to protect the stock Suzuki side panel from melting. Works very well. It's a stainless pipe hanger, bent to fit. works perfectly. A very heavy bag will press against the panel, putting it too close to pipe.


Here it is with stock pipe and panel attached. Attachment point is different. Perfect. Even with 30 lbs. bag, no melting.
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Old 02-17-2011, 02:31 PM   #44976
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DR650 spec sheet

Some of you may find this helpful. Attached is a Word doc but with a .gpx extension so I could upload it. It's a cut & paste of most of the specs for the DR that you can print on both sides of a standard sheet of paper and stuff in your tool tube.

(Just save this file, rename the .gpx to a .doc)
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Old 02-17-2011, 02:42 PM   #44977
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$1,000 off coupon for 2009 DR650

Don't say I never gave you anything. $1,000 off coupon for a new 2009 DR650. Good until March 31,2011

The fact they included the DR650 in the offer I'm assuming some dealers must still have them in stock.

Not a joke, this is a legimate Suzuki promotion from their website.

http://www.suzukicycles.com/microsites/1koff.aspx

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Old 02-17-2011, 02:45 PM   #44978
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Hey guys...thinking on getting another DR650 to set up for some far off travels...Wondering about the power out put isue...what is stock adequate for and can it be upgraded and if so what's the best?

Thanks...pic of my old one that I should have never sold, along with many others.
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Old 02-17-2011, 03:31 PM   #44979
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More power output?
All you really need is to cut the top of the airbox, a pumper carb if you like throttle response. Hard to see needing more power then that...

Some people just like a lot of power though, so maybe the big bore kit?




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Hey guys...thinking on getting another DR650 to set up for some far off travels...Wondering about the power out put isue...what is stock adequate for and can it be upgraded and if so what's the best?

Thanks...pic of my old one that I should have never sold, along with many others.
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Old 02-17-2011, 03:38 PM   #44980
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Which mid-pipe are you using, BergDonk?


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Can someone confirm whether the FMF Powerbomb header pipe will bolt onto the Kientech-modified Two Bros mid-pipe without any messing around? I suspect the answer is probably yes, and I also assume that both OEM gaskets are used in this application (the gasket at the front of the header pipe, as well as the one where the header joins the mid-pipe)??

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The one I fitted had no coupling as such. I TIG welded a short length of tube to it to get it to line up and mate to my tail pipe.

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Old 02-17-2011, 04:25 PM   #44981
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Hey guys...thinking on getting another DR650 to set up for some far off travels...Wondering about the power out put isue...what is stock adequate for and can it be upgraded and if so what's the best?

Thanks...pic of my old one that I should have never sold, along with many others.
I like that black exhaust system. What did you paint it with?

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Old 02-17-2011, 05:58 PM   #44982
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Eek

So whats the difference between the procycle and Kientech TM-40 carbs? Seems like they come with the same things but are different in price. Seems like the procycle comes with more jetting options.

http://www.procycle.us/bikepages/dr650.html#fuelsystems

http://www.kientech.com/TM-40Pumper.html
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Old 02-17-2011, 06:14 PM   #44983
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The ProCycle TM-40 has steel adapter rings pressed onto the body so that it fits the rubber boots for your intake and airbox. The Kientech TM-40 will fit loose, and you'll need to clamp the boots down real good. The ProCycle kit also includes a fist full of main and pilot jets allowing you to fine tune your setup. IMO, the ProCycle kit is worth the extra cash.
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Old 02-17-2011, 06:26 PM   #44984
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Hey guys...thinking on getting another DR650 to set up for some far off travels...Wondering about the power out put isue...what is stock adequate for and can it be upgraded and if so what's the best?
In stock form the DR is rock solid reliable. I know it makes me a minority voice in the dialogue, but after riding a stock (in terms of air-box, jetting, and exhaust) DR for nearly 5,000 miles on a trip out west last summer I can't see the draw towards doing power modifications.

Put another way, fresh out of the crate the bike will run strong from sea level to over 12,000 feet in elevation. It will handle the fire and forest service roads with style, and it will cruise on the interstate all day long at 75-80 mph without a hiccup.

My thought would be that if leaving on a long trip, or a RTW trip, do the bolt up stuff (bash plate, hand-guards, luggage racks, etc.) to to protect the bike and haul the necessary stuff, but otherwise leave the state of tune alone.

Just MHO
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Old 02-17-2011, 06:59 PM   #44985
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BC - I agree with you. It's a very basic bike and for reliability and ease of replacement parts if needed....let it ride. Add a monster gas tank to your list and go.

As romantic as it sounds, I don't see a RTW trip in my future and probably not a trip of any length until I retire.....so I bought every high zoot item known to man and bolted it up!
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